New MacRumors Theme FAQ

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  1. arn, Jun 2, 2015
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    arn macrumors god

    arn

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    It's too bright, is there a darker option?

    We've made some changes to improve this, and we are looking into a darker option as a possibility.​

    I can't login

    If you had an existing account and can't login, please reset your password. If that doesn't work or you don't get the email, please contact support.
    Can I have an avatar?

    Yes, everyone gets an avatar.
    Where are my Subscribed Threads?

    These are called "Watched Threads" and can be found at http://forums.macrumors.com/watched/threads

    To perform bulk management (unsubscribe multiple), go to:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/watched/threads/all

    I don't understand why I'm getting certain notifications

    Alert Preferences lets you specify which notifications that you will get alerted to. An "alert" puts a small notification at the Flag icon on the top right of the forum page.

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    Preferences allows you to specify when you Watch a thread and if you get emails

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    I Keep Getting Emails I don't want

    1. Turn off the individual subscription by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email. There is also an option to unsubscribe to all thread emails.

    2. Uncheck the "and receive email notifications of replies" in Preferences.
    Where is Spy?

    We are looking at bringing it back
    Early version is here: Forum Spy for Early Use

    It's too narrow on my large monitor

    There is a small toggle icon on the bottom left that will widen it to full width.
    Can I exclude forums from New Posts?
    Can I view more posts per page?


    We are looking into adding these features back shortly.
    Is there a Desktop version I can view from my iPhone?

    There is only one version. Right now, there is no way to request the full sized site on your iPhone
    When can I see updates?

    We have a change log that we are updating here http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macrumors-theme-change-log.1889170/
     
  2. haddy macrumors regular

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  3. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    This looks really clean and very professional. Really impressed!! Well done!

    Are you going to include the number of posts with the avatar?
     
  4. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    How do you un-watch multiple threads at once? It used to be under the subscriptions settings you could check a bunch off, but I don't see it now... I have to go 1 by 1?
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If you go to all of the watched threads (as opposed to the most recent 25) at http://forums.macrumors.com/watched/threads/all you should be able to do what you are trying to do there.
     
  6. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    There is no print version.

    This may come back. We are still tweaking some of the visuals. If you click on the username, you can see their detailed information including post count.

    If you visit http://forums.macrumors.com/watched/threads then all watched threads (link at bottom) http://forums.macrumors.com/watched/threads/all - you can do batch changes to your Watched threads.
     
  7. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    So no plans to improve navigation then, quite a few people besides me have mentioned it, we need the old style forum jump back.
     
  8. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Am looking into that.
     
  9. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    Great i am sure i saw an add on over on xenforo's own website on some sort of add on/development site quite a while ago.
     
  10. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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  11. elemenohme macrumors regular

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    Looks nice so far, but Where'd the "Apple Watch Apps" subforum go? Now there's just Apple Watch and Apple Watch Accessories...
     
  12. redheeler macrumors 603

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  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's in the Apple Apps and Services section along with apps for other devices/platforms.
     
  14. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    Hey do I get to the first unread comment in a thread I'd previously been reading?

    Thanks
     
  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    When you're on the 'Watched Threads' page click on the thread title. That will take you to the first unread.
     
  16. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    So do I now have to 'watch' every thread if I'm going to return later to continue reading posts???

    I must be missing something as that can't be right. It used to just 'know'

    Thanks
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    It works the same on all threads in the forums, even if you're not in the Watch Threads.
     
  18. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Just clicking on thread titles anywhere. Default behavior is to go to unread
     
  19. class77 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a "Return to Threads/Forums" button? I subscribe to another board that uses this software and that button is at the end of every page right after the last post where you have a button that says "Go to first Unread"
     
  20. dmj102 macrumors 6502

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    When I scroll over images in a post, I keep getting "Click this image to show the full-size version" pop ups. How do I disable that?
     
  21. ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    How do I reverse post order in a thread so that the newest post is at the top? TIA!
     
  22. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Looks like this would require a plugin. So maybe.
     
  23. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    @arn What I'm finding is that the "first unread" behavior is not working as expected when tapping the thread titles of any thread from the New Posts list. It works as expected elsewhere in the forums. I have a feeling that the New Posts list somehow interferes with the first unread behavior.
     
  24. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    Hmm. It's hard to tell sometimes for me too.

    But it looks like it sends you to the right url. It appends /unread to the url. Beyond doing that, it would be a bug in xenforo or maybe a weird relic of import. Have you tried marking all as read and seeing if it still isn't working after that?

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  25. ardchoille50, Jun 3, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2015

    ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    One of my habits is to read through the New Posts list and then Mark all as read. I've had this habit with forums for years and it's one of the reasons that I'm able to catch spam so quickly. Even doing this with the new XenForo platform here the issue persists.

    @arn I have found further evidence that the "first unread" feature isn't working as expected. In the screenshot below you can see that my post is the last post in the thread and it includes a quote from you. Clearly I had to read your quote in order to include it in my post, but the "Go to first unread" button is being displayed below my post. Clicking that button takes be back to your post, which I quoted in my post. This is weird.
     

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