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yellow highlights for new messages- HELP!

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why do I not have the yellow higlighted messages for new messages that people are talking about? I've been bothered that I don't know if anything is new.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      yes, I'm logged in (it's the only way you can communicate)

      1. re: pamd

        Yes, sorry, some people haven't gone back to chack after logging in to post a complaint.

        Also, the chowhound topics that pop up when clicking on a link embedded in a message don't have "new" flags even though I know I've read some or all of that topic before. Then I noticed that the new window doesn't show me as logged in.

    2. Any message that is new since your last visit has a yellow background instead of white. Very helpful.
      -Becca

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      1. re: Becca Porter

        I understand- but I don't have any yellow on my screen, that's the problem

      2. I found in Firefox that the colors won't show unless you are using the page's colors (not your own or your system's). I've sent in a request already to see if they can change this. Also for entirely new threads nothing is highlighted.

        1. It may be a function of your browser set up and/or your hardware. When I am using a laptop with an LCD screen the contasting background color is almost indiscenrable, unless I tilt the display screen waaaaay back, almost to a horizontal position.

          In my opinion the color difference is TOO SUBTLE.

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          1. re: ChinoWayne

            actually, that is what happened! I figured it out yesterday & changed my display in order to see the contrast. The yellow is too subtle, that's why I only noticed when the screen was tilted just as you said. thanks

          2. I wish all threads with new messages would show at the top of the list! Or something to "mark forum read"

            1. I have the same "subtle" experience. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's subtle, but it's a little _too_ subtle, because I have to fiddle with my screen to see it.

              Nonetheless, it's a wonderful, convenient, no-training-required, well-designed feature!