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Author Topic: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?  (Read 1295 times)

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         I know it's not that huge, but it's this sort of odd new stretch of super dark blue popping out in the top of what used to be so "smooth"...  And some of us may like rarely or never care to use it... 

More to the point, right now I have to scroll past it  ??? to get to everything else.

         So is there a way we could click a little collapse thingy in the corner of the shoutbox portion of the screen...  And not have the shoutbox take up that stretch of real estate and precedence, whenever we load the Index page?

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 02:19:02 AM »
        Okay, so I am a little dense.  Now I noticed there is a "Close Shoutbox" link in there...

But well, you have to go reading around inside all the dark blue shoutbox, below all the chatty text, to find it.  Which felt a little weird just now to me.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 05:58:42 PM »
It doesn't work when Im on my mobile. The Shoutbox ends up blocking the buttons and a fourth of the screen, including the 'new replies/message' links...

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 06:01:44 PM »
There's the option called "No Shoutbox" that works.  Is that helpful enough?

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 06:42:48 PM »
Thanks, Vamp, I honestly did not see the button there.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 08:09:49 PM »
My pleasure.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 08:34:34 AM »
I used to have shoutbox "never" open but each time i come back it is open.

Can we shut it off permanently?

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 08:43:26 AM »
I used to have shoutbox "never" open but each time i come back it is open.

Can we shut it off permanently?

Click 'Disable shoutbox'

Make sure you have cookies enabled.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 10:50:21 AM »
Oh ok.  I thought cookies were the devil (in more ways than one)?

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 10:59:23 AM »
Cookies are simply little bits of information that websites put on your local machine.  Legitimate cookies allow you to maintain certain settings, such as your email provider being able to open to a specific view instead of requiring you to navigate to it every time.  With forums, the 'preferred theme' is a setting which can be stored as a cookie.

Offline Karma

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 11:29:40 AM »
I had to make a special bookmark to keep the SB closed. I use cookies, and it refuses to remain closed unless I force it via the bookmark.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 12:29:31 PM »
Oh ok.  I thought cookies were the devil (in more ways than one)?

Yes, they are. I use Cookie Monster

But if you're worried about me being able to track what you do on E, I'm... not sure what to say to that.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 12:33:59 PM »
I had to make a special bookmark to keep the SB closed. I use cookies, and it refuses to remain closed unless I force it via the bookmark.

...that fix it?

Offline Karma

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 12:37:25 PM »
...that fix it?

Only so much testing I can do, of course, but it seems like it. I did a full refresh and all that jazz. Thanks!

Offline Jester

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2014, 03:38:26 AM »
Yes, they are. I use Cookie Monster

But if you're worried about me being able to track what you do on E, I'm... not sure what to say to that.

No not worried about you. But just ..... cookies.

Offline Oreo

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 03:07:56 PM »
No not worried about you. But just ..... cookies.

O.o *worries*

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 03:10:17 PM »
No not worried about you. But just ..... cookies.

If you're signing into E without cookies, you're using URL auth which is even worse...

Still, I recommend extensions like Cookie Monster, there should be a simple cookie manager for whatever browser you use.

Offline Karma

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2014, 01:15:00 AM »
Veks, it seems fixed on my desktop, but Chrome on Android won't remember the setting for more than two or three new tab loads of the page.

Offline Kurzyk

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 04:39:52 AM »
I've disabled Shoutbox, is there a way to completely remove the blue box containing the shoutbox information? Thanks.

Offline Vekseid

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2014, 04:35:24 PM »
Veks, it seems fixed on my desktop, but Chrome on Android won't remember the setting for more than two or three new tab loads of the page.

It's working fine for me on 4.4.4...

Try logging out and going to Elliquiy's Clearcookies page?

Offline Karma

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2014, 12:23:08 AM »
Didn't stick, nope. :/

Offline Vekseid

Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2014, 12:29:01 AM »
Only think I can think of is to force-set your variant in your theme settings:

https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;area=theme

Note, you'll have to select the variant under 'elliquiy2', not 'default'. The _ns ones are the no shoutbox ones.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2014, 01:55:10 AM »
Will do!

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2014, 05:20:50 PM »
I've disabled Shoutbox, is there a way to completely remove the blue box containing the shoutbox information? Thanks.

I would also like to do this. Several posts here do not show what my browser does (Chrome Version 36.0.1985.125 m)

I was told there is a red triangle to open/close: Nope
Was told to use the "No Shoutbox" button: nope, don't have that, either.
Cookies enabled, but I would really just like it gone altogether if that is doable, please and thank you.

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Re: Could we (or do we) have an option to really Minimize the Shoutbox?
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2014, 05:26:57 PM »
You don't see the big "disable shoutbox" button left of the search bar?