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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #140 on: October 24, 2012, 03:27:18 PM »
I think it's sensible to include them if we're going to have a sidebar option anyway. Styling can be done a million ways, but this suits the current theme IMO. Could change my mind on that though. :D

One thing I think I might try (custom, not default) is a fixed bottom bar for admin menus. CSS changes over the standard drop menu setup would be trivial, and I'm keen to try it for a while and see how well it works.

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #141 on: October 24, 2012, 03:30:05 PM »
me, on the other hand...   I hate sidebars. I prefer topnav menus with dropdowns. :)
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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #142 on: October 24, 2012, 03:31:55 PM »
Well we have both. TBH I'm inclined to think that once a navigation system has to provide lots of possible links, just about any arrangement is going to be a PITA to some degree.

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #143 on: October 24, 2012, 03:57:55 PM »
Personally, I've always used the sidebar in SMF.  That is the VERY 1st thing I do when installing SMF.  I change it from the Menu Drop Downs to the Sidebar on the left in the SMF Admin, which affects everything else fortunately!  So, doing away with the SMF Sidebar in the SMF Admin within SMF 2.1 was upsetting to me as I don't like the idea of the Menu Buttons for this.  Cause I got accustomed to the way the sidebar showed all of the sections and links, all at once, which is kinda the way I like to see it.  Outputted on the page.  Ofcourse, it could use improvements done to it, but I still like it outputted onto the actual page.

Anyways, just my 2 cents...

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #144 on: October 24, 2012, 04:13:42 PM »
SoLoGHoST: You can change that and a lot of other stuff in Admin -> Current theme -> Member Options.

In Admin -> Current theme -> Member Options -> "Change current options for all members using this theme", you can even change it for current users.

Works for both SMF 2.0.x & 2.1

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #145 on: October 24, 2012, 04:27:22 PM »
if you need the side bars for yourself go to Profile --> Look and Layout --> Use sidebar menus instead of dropdown menus when possible
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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #146 on: October 24, 2012, 06:33:06 PM »
What they said.

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #147 on: October 24, 2012, 06:51:02 PM »
Heh. I wondered where that went. :P

If it came down to it, I'd simply have just gotten used to using the dropdowns.

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #148 on: October 24, 2012, 06:53:45 PM »
Wow, ok, it's just been moved...  Nice to know that it still exists in 2.1!

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #149 on: October 24, 2012, 07:14:26 PM »
Yup, it's still there. We removed the little toggle thingy because it seemed pointless. 99% of people choose one or the other and leave it that way, so just having it as a profile option made the most sense. The only people who really use the toggle are the poor sods that have to keep testing everything. :D

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #150 on: October 24, 2012, 07:25:31 PM »
if you need the side bars for yourself go to Profile --> Look and Layout --> Use sidebar menus instead of dropdown menus when possible
It's always been there in SMF2.

Wow, ok, it's just been moved... 
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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #151 on: October 24, 2012, 07:40:14 PM »
i'll know ;)

some people dont suspect its in their own profile...

cause we like the side bars better than the dropdown's
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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #152 on: October 24, 2012, 07:43:39 PM »
Could be interesting to see a vote here on that.

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #153 on: October 24, 2012, 07:48:56 PM »
well its a matter of "taste" some like the side bars, some like the dropdowns but its good to have both to set your own "taste"

it doesnt have to be removed its just what the people like to use, so its your own choice what you wanna use or not ;)
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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #154 on: October 24, 2012, 07:50:18 PM »
You could even be daring and try something different again ;)
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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #155 on: October 24, 2012, 09:05:06 PM »
Wow, I never even noticed it within the profile.  That's sorta my fault for forgetting to be an end-user sometimes...

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #156 on: October 24, 2012, 09:05:40 PM »
The top bar is annoying and doesn't give any overview. It's like having a remote where you have to open a cover to see some hidden buttons.

But if it was controllable with key shortcuts like windows programs have, it would be something different. I hate using any kind of mouse.
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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #157 on: October 24, 2012, 09:09:11 PM »
Code the shortcuts then. The 2.1 menus already allow access by keyboard.

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #158 on: October 24, 2012, 09:25:55 PM »
It isn't as simple as that.

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Re: Some updates on SMF 2.1
« Reply #159 on: October 25, 2012, 03:14:55 PM »
Theres lot of "me like" and "annoying" in these latest posts... You can't really just wish it was so and so, and expect others to that DO make actual changes, to share the same vision.

I for one, has long gone stopped listening to individual's wishes and demands. You can get 20 different views on a single feature, and they still don't resonate with your own. :P