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    I noticed recently, that, when the forums search results included threads with recently unread posts, including the "New Posts" results, the image the forums software gave me to click on, for viewing the first unread post, was very small. I commonly had to apply more precision with my mouse pointer than I thought otherwise necessary.

    That slows me down considerably, and I've changed it for myself by authoring a userscript for use in the Greasemonkey Firefox extension. Anyone may use it if he likes. I've called it, simply, New Post Image Size.

    The userscript simply doubles the width and height of that image. It looks odd to me, but I'm most content to place function before form here. I want to be able to click that image with my mouse quickly, without slowing down.

    newpostimagesize.user.js

    If you have any questions about how to install or use this, please do use Google to educate yourself minimally about Greasemonkey before asking questions.
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    Re: New Post Image Size

    Could you clarify: Does the script double the dimensions of whatever image is being used there, or does it simply replace that image with a new one (that you chose to be the same as the old, but with doubled dimensions)?

    In other words, if Apophis updates that icon so that it fits in with the forums, will this script double the dimensions of that icon, or will it replace that icon with a big orange box?

    And if it simply replaces it, may I suggest the dogtags from the website favicon as an alternative? I believe that it's the same size image as the large orange box that the script gives us.

    Regardless of any of that, this script gets two thumbs up from me! It's much faster this way.
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    • #3
      Re: New Post Image Size

      What icon are you guys talking about, anyway? Care to throw me a screenshot of the icon and it's placement?
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      • #4
        Re: New Post Image Size

        Originally posted by CingularDuality View Post
        Could you clarify: Does the script double the dimensions of whatever image is being used there, or does it simply replace that image with a new one (that you chose to be the same as the old, but with doubled dimensions)?

        In other words, if Apophis updates that icon so that it fits in with the forums, will this script double the dimensions of that icon, or will it replace that icon with a big orange box?

        And if it simply replaces it, may I suggest the dogtags from the website favicon as an alternative? I believe that it's the same size image as the large orange box that the script gives us.

        Regardless of any of that, this script gets two thumbs up from me! It's much faster this way.
        It takes the itty bitty orange icon on which you click for new posts and doubles the size by doubling the dimensions of the space the icon takes up. The icon is the same, it's just stretched.

        If Apophis takes 'firstnew.gif' and changes it to something other than the itty bitty orange icon, this would double the size of whatever that icon is as well.
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        • #5
          Re: New Post Image Size

          Originally posted by Apophis View Post
          What icon are you guys talking about, anyway? Care to throw me a screenshot of the icon and it's placement?
          It's referenced more specifically in this post:
          http://www.tacticalgamer.com/general...tml#post578685

          Beyond the interruption its color poses to the site's form, its size poses a problem to the site's function. I was hoping you'd change it after Cing's post.

          I thought about the dogtags, Cing, exactly, but, again, I just said "screw it" and went for function over form. I just wanted something that worked, and this preserves whatever colors are handed down from the staff.
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          • #6
            Re: New Post Image Size

            Originally posted by Apophis View Post
            What icon are you guys talking about, anyway? Care to throw me a screenshot of the icon and it's placement?
            Here's how it originally looks:


            And here's what Wyz's script does to it:
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            • #7
              Re: New Post Image Size

              Originally posted by Wyzcrak View Post
              It's referenced more specifically in this post:
              http://www.tacticalgamer.com/general...tml#post578685

              Beyond the interruption its color poses to the site's form, its size poses a problem to the site's function. I was hoping you'd change it after Cing's post.
              I couldn't figure out what you were linking to... Then I realized that the "permalinks" are broken for people that have their posts per page set higher than default, because the page number of the thread is part of the URL. For me, this is the link I would need to go directly to my post: http://www.tacticalgamer.com/general...tml#post578685

              This: http://www.tacticalgamer.com/showpos...&postcount=149
              still takes me right there, though, of course, it's not inline with the rest of the thread...
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              • #8
                Re: New Post Image Size

                Wait. I'm confused. What breaks the permalinks, again?
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                • #9
                  Re: New Post Image Size

                  Originally posted by Wyzcrak View Post
                  Wait. I'm confused. What breaks the permalinks, again?
                  This:
                  on this page: http://www.tacticalgamer.com/profile.php?do=editoptions

                  If you notice the difference in the URL that you posted and the URL that I posted, I believe that references the number of pages in the thread, so while my post was on page ten for you, it was only on page four for me.
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                  • #10
                    Re: New Post Image Size

                    So.. vbulletin bug? I still don't have my head wrapped all the way around this.
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                    • #11
                      Re: New Post Image Size

                      Originally posted by Wyzcrak View Post
                      So.. vbulletin bug? I still don't have my head wrapped all the way around this.
                      Yes, it has nothing to do with any of your scripts, AFAIK. I just mentioned it as an aside because your link to my post didn't work for me...
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