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Offline Will_D

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Start point for unread posts
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:20:28 AM »
Its hardly the end of the world but this is intriguing:

Normally when I click on one of the topics in the "show unread posts since last visit" list I am taken to the first unread comment - as expected.

However for the big threads with lots of photos in them this sometimes doesn't happen, I am taken to a posting that I have already seen yesterday or the day before!

Any one else notice this!

I love the big photo rich threads by the way. Inspires me always to get on!
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Offline awemawson

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Re: Start point for unread posts
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 11:25:33 AM »
Will, I get exactly that if reading on my iPad, but using my laptop as I am now, it works as intended. I presume it's the difference between browsers. Here I'm using Chrome whereas the iPad is Safari
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Offline Manxmodder

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Re: Start point for unread posts
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 01:49:43 PM »
I get the same scenario as Will has highlighted. I'm using a laptop running Firefox.......OZ.
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Offline RussellT

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Re: Start point for unread posts
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 05:29:15 PM »
I see that on Chrome and Firefox.  I have always assumed that it is because the page jumps to the correct position before it has loaded the pictures and then as the pictures load it pushes the correct position off the bottom of the screen.

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Offline John Rudd

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Re: Start point for unread posts
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 05:38:58 PM »
TBH,
I use my iPad most of he time and just accept what I see on the screen now.....first post, last post, whatever happens to land before my eyes.... :scratch:
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Offline SwarfnStuff

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Re: Start point for unread posts
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 12:10:18 AM »
I also have that problem using Firefox on my desktop. Perhaps I can try I-explorer for a while and see what happens.
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Offline jiihoo

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Re: Start point for unread posts
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 03:26:48 AM »
Noticed the same and it's been like that for a long time, maybe always. I think it mostly happens if I have zoomed the pages with CTRL-+ & CTRL-- and not so much (or never?) if I have the browser zoom at the default value. Using PC and Firefox.

Try resetting the zoom with CTRL-0 and see what happens... (At least on the PC the browser remembers the zoom you've used for the site and uses the same zoom setting for all pages.)

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Re: Start point for unread posts
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 01:30:59 AM »
Jari,
     I still get that result in I-explorer but also use "CTRL + -" a lot. Perhaps you are correct, I will try and be good about zooming for a bit and see. But I need to use zoom as I wait for the cataracts to be bad enough for the specialist to decide to operate.

    I don't really worry much about the system going back a few pages though, I simply scroll down with the mouse wheel. Think I shall also go back to Firefox.

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