Missing the forum breadcrumb

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Telemark Phat, Apr 20, 2017.

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    Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I'm missing a breadcrumb to take me back to the main forum. I understand why is fine but going into the menu is a pain. Maybe the house could take you back to the main forum rather than the site home page?
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    Switch to the new theme,

    Without getting too technical, some templates can only be optimised for one theme or the other and the breadcrumbs template was one of them.

    I actually spent around two hours figuring a way to get breadcrumbs really sweeeeeet on the new theme within the scope of the broader navigation
     
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    Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I'll check it out.
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    In the old theme you can of course just click or tap the Forums menu item in the nav to get to forums list page. It's still just one click, different habit thats all.

    (I'm an old-school fan of breadcrumbs too)
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    @Telemark Phat

    fify

    forum breadcrumb returned to old theme.

    (there's always a way)
     
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    luvthabumps

    luvthabumps Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    WTF is a breadcrumb?
     
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    Mufts

    Mufts Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    [​IMG]
     
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    Darb

    Darb Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    What is a forum breadcrumb
     
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    Mufts

    Mufts Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

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    Beerman

    Beerman Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Who's the penis?? :out:
     
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    currawong

    currawong Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Yep.
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I had to google what breadcrumbs are.

    Obviously named by a Hansel and Gretel fan
     
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    currawong

    currawong Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    You may not have known the jargon for them, but presumably you recognise them
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    [​IMG] I presume they are all stuck in the keyboard?
     
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    cin

    cin Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Where did active topics go?
    Is that now newest posts?
    If it is it's not the same, as it doesn't show the threads you have posted in if you were the last post in that thread
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    @cin

    It's hiding in plain sight.

    New theme

    [​IMG]

    Old theme
    [​IMG]

    New mobile
    [​IMG]
     
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    cin

    cin Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Ahhh
    Mine doesn't look like that though
    I think I have the old theme but where active topics is there are 3 horizontal stacked lines, which if you tap on active topics comes up
    Is this because I haven't downloaded that latest update that keeps bugging me with reminders?
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    ahh

    is the menu bar black and does it look like this?

    [​IMG]

    If so, then you are on a small screen and the menu is collapsing from right to left.

    Is it a tablet in portrait view or similar?

    As to the other thing, this site never prompts for updates or downloads - that must be something else on your system - maybe get a professional to investigate for you if you don't know what it is - might be Russians knocking.
     
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    Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Bill Posters.
     
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    cin

    cin Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Using a regular iPad on landscape view
    Yes looks exactly like that
    Didn't mean the site prompting for updates, it's the regular IOS update - 10.3.1
    I get lazy with updates
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    Switch to the new theme.

    It's getting turned on for everyone by default May 1 anyway.
     
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    cruisin along

    cruisin along Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Now to find the instructions for the new theme ..........I know I saw them somewhere

    YES I have the black border / I pad landscape and struggling with navigating as well but getting there ...I think.
     
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    cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Season Pass Gold

    What instructions do you need?

    Change between UX options here.

    FWIW, I'm happy with it now. Slightly more work to use it the way I like (new unviewed), but not too much more.
     
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Gold

    1st world problem ,I know, but it takes 2 clicks to find 'watched threads'
    It would be good if it could stick up top
    Edit:
    Have to click on 'active topics' first!
     
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    Heinz

    Heinz Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Do you set alerts for 'watched threads'? Then access directly from alerts tab.
     
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Gold

    Ummmmm, it's still an extra click!
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    It is not possible to cater to every long-term members individual habits around a user interface.

    Only one utility menu item can categorically be shown in every single view on every single device from desktop to mobile - and that item is Active Topics. Which with both Analytics and CrazyEgg data revealed itself (unsurprisingly) as far away the most used utility menu item.

    We have to upgrade. It's over three years since we moved to XenForo and like everything in software if we do not upgrade eventually a version is left so far behind it's nigh impossible to maintain. We nearly did not make it off UBB. If we were still on UBB today we would simply have to start again - migration would not be possible now.
     
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    Richard

    Richard Addicted Member Administrator

    Maybe so, but nothing is more than two clicks and that's as good as any UX can get.
     
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Gold

    Ta Richard
    As I said 'first world problem' and it's only an extra click FFS!
     
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    cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Season Pass Gold

    Two clicks and no extra http requests to get where I want is the key. I'm happy enough with the new workflow.
     
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    piolet

    piolet Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Crazy world eh
     
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Gold

    I was commenting on @Heinz's post
     
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    piolet

    piolet Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Yeah
     
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    Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    How many extra clicks over your lifetime though?
     
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Gold

    I can see a carpal tunnel problem arising
    Maybe I can sue @Richard ?
     
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    cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Season Pass Gold

    Sue him for every cent you've paid him!