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#151855 - Sat Jan 11 2003 02:25 PM Display Preferences
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Here I am, just sitting here playing around with my computer. I have now tried all the different display preferences for FunTrivia. Now I'm curious.

What display preference do you use? I change mine from time to time, but right now I am pretty used to sand.
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#151856 - Sat Jan 11 2003 03:23 PM Re: Display Preferences
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I use desert, I find it easy on the eye.
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#151857 - Sat Jan 11 2003 04:14 PM Re: Display Preferences
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Desert is easy on the eyes! I had always used default (the blue) but after reading Sue's post about desert I decided to give it a try. I think I will leave it like this a few days and see if I want to keep it. As much time as I spend here, I need something easy on the eyes.
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#151858 - Sat Jan 11 2003 04:28 PM Re: Display Preferences
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How do you change it?

How do you get an image?

I'm intrigued, I've tried most sites that have been advised, but I can't seem to find a picture, or transfer it to here.

I'd like to be enscapulated by a 'picture', I just don't know how to do it.

Help accepted.

P.S. I've been to avatar and then it seems to go wrong.
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#151859 - Sat Jan 11 2003 04:37 PM Re: Display Preferences
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Go into "My Home", click on "display preferences" and find where it asks "What style sheet (skin) would you prefer" (I don't know if that is exact wording or not, but it gives you the idea of what it says." You can change your display from there.

There are several helpful threads in the Computers and Technology forum that will help with getting a picture. One thing to remember is once you get the url for your avatar in, you have to retype your password before it will work.
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#151860 - Sat Jan 11 2003 05:01 PM Re: Display Preferences
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oh, babymoo, everything has changed, all colors have changed, what do I do now.

Sunglasses, thanks.
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#151861 - Sat Jan 11 2003 05:11 PM Re: Display Preferences
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everything has changed, all colors have changed, what do I do now.




If you don't care for it, you just go back into display preferences and put it back the way you had it.
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#151862 - Sat Jan 11 2003 05:24 PM Re: Display Preferences
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Colours are changing fine, where do I get my avatar from?

Sounds like a question from Harry Potter.
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#151863 - Sat Jan 11 2003 05:32 PM Re: Display Preferences
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Try a google search for gifs or avatars. If you have something specific you are looking for type in a search for that. I got the one I am currently using by typing in a search for cow gifs.
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#151864 - Sat Jan 11 2003 07:10 PM Re: Display Preferences
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I use desert too, like Sue said I find it easier on the eye and then you always know when the site has logged you out if it comes up the default blue

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#151865 - Sat Jan 11 2003 09:00 PM Re: Display Preferences
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I tried them all initially, but I still like "the blues" best!
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#151866 - Sat Jan 11 2003 09:19 PM Re: Display Preferences
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I use infopop. It's bland but pleasant to look at.
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#151867 - Sun Jan 12 2003 01:54 AM Re: Display Preferences
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I use the BIG blues! I tried "wild" for awhile a few months ago, but if a contributor chose one particular colour for their text (and I now forget which one it was) I could not read their post! Still blue for me!

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#151868 - Sun Jan 12 2003 03:24 AM Re: Display Preferences
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I use wild (big) I love the bright colours.
I know who you mean Lefois, Proofreader and Shadowhippie use a different colour for their text so I just left click and hold and all the writing goes white.
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#151869 - Sun Jan 12 2003 04:22 AM Re: Display Preferences
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I got a picture, went to rancho, transferred here, but nothing shows, can anyone tell me where I went wrong? It might have something to do with the size, how do I get the right size?
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#151870 - Sun Jan 12 2003 05:42 AM Re: Display Preferences
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Your spelling sweetie, rancho has an 'h' in it, what you typed as the location was 'rancoweb.com'. Edit your spelling and all should work.
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#151871 - Sun Jan 12 2003 06:59 AM Re: Display Preferences
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You're a gem. This will have to do for now. 'The Jester'
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#151872 - Sun Jan 12 2003 07:11 AM Re: Display Preferences
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I use "desert", I tried them all and like this the best.
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#151873 - Sun Jan 12 2003 07:40 AM Re: Display Preferences
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Thanks June, for teaching an old dogg a new trick! I like desert, now that I found the display page. I'm stiil on the prowl for an avatar.
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#151874 - Sun Jan 12 2003 08:06 AM Re: Display Preferences
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No, no Russ5, that new url will not work! You have put something from your own computer, you must upload it to a website first before you link to it.
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#151875 - Sun Jan 12 2003 09:33 AM Re: Display Preferences
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Is that ok now Sue?
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#151876 - Sun Jan 12 2003 10:24 AM Re: Display Preferences
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I can see that one, well done! Prior to that I could only see the square with a cross in it, sometimes people do not realise that other people cannot see what they are viewing, something to do with caches in their computers - ask tellywellies for an explanation. My own image should be of a raven-haired beauty aged about 25, if you are seeing an old grey-haired hag of 55 adjust your resolution!
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#151877 - Sun Jan 12 2003 11:57 AM Re: Display Preferences
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Yes, Russ, like Sue said. Find a picture you like, put it in My Pictures in your computer, edit it, if necessary to be a JPEG or GIF file, then go to ranchoweb and upload, then wait and wait for about five minutes, then click on the file with the picture you want in it....then when it shows up, right click to copy the URL, and paste it in FT where you want your pic to be, then be sure to click the button at the bottom in FT to secure your changes! Maybe someone already told you all this!

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#151878 - Sun Jan 12 2003 12:09 PM Re: Display Preferences
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You're quite welcome Rudogg. I find it's interesting to mess about to see what all the little options are in a program.

Also, it's interesting how many of us use the large print. Then we don't have to use glasses . I tried the large print but it just seems toooo large for me. Of course I did not have to use my glasses either! I think I'll try it again giving it a bit longer to get used to it.
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#151879 - Sun Jan 12 2003 05:20 PM Re: Display Preferences
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Ok, ok, I'll give this popular 'desert' thing a go for a day or two! I've always just stuck to 'the blues' (seems to suit my life lately! )

In reply to:

I use desert too ... (Copago)



I would've thought you'd had enough of looking at a 'desert' by now?! Had any rain lately?


And ...


In reply to:

... Proofreader and Shadowhippie use a different colour for their text ... (BlinkyBill)



Sorry Bill, and anyone else who uses the dark backgrounds. I didn't know that my different text colour made it difficult to read. I'll think about changing it!



I also just played around with a few other settings in 'display preferences'. (I did this ages ago but haven't bothered again since!) I have my 'parent posts' and 'posts' set at 20 (rather than the default of 50) which makes it faster to load.

I've tried changing the 'default sort order' from 'descending date' to 'ascending date' and it doesn't seem to work for me.

Has anyone ever played with the 'text area columns' and 'text area rows'? I've run out of patience (and time) to play with these now, but does anyone have any tips on them?
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