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kmbcsecretary
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Forum Posts: 210
10th Apr 2018 16:49  
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may i recommend a"back to top" button on the long threads and also a "to last post" button or a "last read post" button ?


Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1824
10th Apr 2018 17:13  
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Hi Ron, short cut back to the top of long threads (or anything else on PC) is to Press 'Ctrl' and 'Pos1'.
For the 'to Last Post' click here -
https://ia800204.us.archive.org/7/items/TheLastPost/The_Last...
'Ten-hut'!


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
deepdiver
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 54
10th Apr 2018 17:51  
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Last Post about 09.30am😂 in Peacehaven

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1824
10th Apr 2018 18:17  
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Seriously though folks (as if I can be serious for more than 5 minutes 😁)
To jump to the last post in a thread just press 'Ctrl' and 'End' 👍
Happy jumping (with or without bungeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee😲)


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
deepdiver
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 54
10th Apr 2018 18:28  
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OK the thing is on some tablets you are unable to do this, and as KMBcsecretary said a last button or new post would be of some help.

Went to see the film Last Post when I was a teenager.😁

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1824
10th Apr 2018 20:30  
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No comment. BUT ...
I haven't wasted any money on a tablet and a dumbphone is good enough for phoning and SMS, anything else at your peril. All the other trash I delete and deinstall.
After a career in comms engineering, including the beginnings of mobile telephony NMT (Scandinavia), AMPS (USA) and TACS (UK) I could see where it was going.
If on your tablet you ain't got an equivalent of Ctrl+Pos1 or Control+End then it just confirms my opinion that they ain't worth the hard earned cash.
Please don't come with the 'When I'm travelling' argument cos when I'm travelling I have other things to do, or take a decent Laptop with me.
Basic thing I don't like about Tablets or, so called Smartphones, is the diminutive screen sizes. Not to mention limited operating systems. Never mind memory or external interfaces.
Each to his own but catering for every foible of every Tablet / 'Smartphone' would most probably bust the budget of the site and more than overload the VOLUNTARY guys who do great service to keep this site going. Which incidentally I find is the best Model Boat site going, and I have tried all sorts from Germany to USA and back.
Basically what you want is a function of your display device and not the site you are viewing. And don't come back with 'but some sites do that' cos they only use the commands available in the operating system that is displaying them.

BTW: with WLAN (as long as it has AES / WPA2 or not if you don't care about security) you can also use a decent Laptop / Notebook from the sofa! 😎 PS Was a little surprised at your comment DD 🤔


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Fireboat
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 264
10th Apr 2018 21:05  
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It's a good idea and I can see how this is useful on mobile platforms. I'm currently working on a new website so will take it into consideration. The new site is being built from the ground up to support any device and any screensize.

One thing you can do on iPhone and iPads at least, is tap the top status bar where the clock is displayed. This will scroll to the top of the page you're viewing. In the blog section it's also possible to view newest posts first, although this makes less sense for forum threads so they're likely to stay in chronological order.

Not at a point to release more details on the new website, but I think you'll all be very pleased with it when it arrives! As Doug says we are a volunteer run website, so sometimes things take a bit more time, but we get there!

Thanks for the feedback.

Stephen


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deepdiver
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Forum Posts: 54
10th Apr 2018 21:19  
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Hi RNinMunic

Yes I do agree with some of what you are saying, but some of the members can not take a laptop with them or do not have a laptop, so far my HP laptop has been back to HP four times for repair, I am now thinking of an Apple laptop,
As for going away I have to take a cpap with me for the medical problems that I have, to carry that+laptop + help the wife who is disabled and only having two hands, at times I feel I need more hands.

Sorry rant over.

Look you have given a lot of advice to a lot of members and I bet you will keep on doing so, in the past you have given me some advice that has made me look at things in a different light,🤔

One thing I use my tablet more to read e-books than as a hand held P/C,

Fred

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1824
10th Apr 2018 22:17  
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Agree Fred, I have to admit I have a Kindle Fire, but only so I can take a library of Clive Cussler with me on holiday. 😉
Sorry to hear of your HP problems, my last HP computer was an HP85 around 1975! The one with the little built in B/W screen and the Ski game!
Since Dave died HP seems to have gone downhill 🤔
For the last 25 years or so I have only used DELL laptops, private and business machines, no problems. The PC I am using now is also a Dell workstation. And No I don't have shares or a franchise😉
There are today some really good notebooks on the market, not much bigger or heavier, than tablets but with much better, i.e. complete, operating systems. Acer for instance.
I'm still not convinced by the tablet marketing, lots of promises but in practise not much delivery. And Apple I've never liked, full of stuff I don't need and links to other businesses I certainly don't want! I was an Atari fan in the early days.
Glad to hear that some of my waffling has been useful 😊
Greetings from an Old Sea Dog as me old Mum calls me, cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
kmbcsecretary
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 210
10th Apr 2018 22:34  
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Now your showing your age Doug you will be on about the Sinclair next 😂


Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1824
10th Apr 2018 22:38  
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Naaah, that was a load of brown stuff compared with the Atari 800.
All 'wibbly wobbly' 🤔
Would have liked to have fooled about with the C5 though.
Also have to admit that I still have one of the original Sinclair pocket calculators, came as a DIY kit in those days! halcyon pioneering days, great fun 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
kmbcsecretary
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 210
10th Apr 2018 22:42  
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I must admit I did have a commodore 64 😱


Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1824
10th Apr 2018 23:30  
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What! Not even a 128!?😲😉
Wonder how many knew then what the numbers actually meant! 😁


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 417
11th Apr 2018 00:35  
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I had a Vic 20 believe it had 4k of ram and a 128!
Those were the days......


"Fair winds calm Seas"