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Aug 20, 2006 03:12 AM

New Wish List -- Two months in (ANCHOR THE MENU BAR!)

We (and the board) have had two months to work out the kinks and cast off the chains of the old and familiar. I think it's time to start a new wish list now that we've gotte used to a new way of doing things.

I'll start with my number 1: anchoring the menu bar at the top of the screen. I'd like to see the menu bar stay put on the screen as I scroll down the page so those choices are always in sight and a short mouse click away. Sure, that would take up a bit of screen space, but that could be minimized to the narrow red ribbon if a link to the main page could be added to the banner in addition to going through the "Splash" logo at the top of the page.

Believe it or not, having to scroll all the way back to the top of the page to change boards or activities is the BIGGEST annoyance I find at this time (other than some of the posters, of course!)

[Added] And oh, yes, a "preview post" feature to spare us of the embarrassment of posting and usually editing the typos in what we've just made public ;-)

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  1. I agree with anchoring the menu bar and being able to scroll thru the sometimes *many* replies. Why have to use the "Home" and "End" keys? Who likes doing that? Not me.
    I'm FOR this idea. Anchors away!

    Being able to preview your post isn't a big necessity, IMO. Me thinks we have the ability to edit all we want. I've edited a day or two later. Just post, and if you dislike what you see, edit till your heart's content. If anything, press CH for "Unlimited" editing, i.e. editing with no time constraints.

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    1. re: Cheese Boy

      On the economical keyboard layout of my laptop, I need a three-key combination (including the Fn key) to go "home". Thanks to the PC mouse, I only have two fingers that haven't atrophied.

      1. re: Gary Soup

        Obviously you need a 4 button mouse... or one with a scroll - go back to the top with mouse scroller only. (MS has the small USB wireless mouse that I keep with my laptop - I am congenitally unable to use either the little button or the pad...)

    2. I'd like to see some way of sending messages to people on the side. An example is, I was going to Cinci. I got reco's on where to eat but I needed to know where to park for the ball game and what else to do after the game. I couldn't really do it on the boards.