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Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« on: September 30, 2016, 04:20:29 PM »
Obviously the header and dropdown menus changed today.  I'm not one to go clicking around on new icons until I know where they are going to take me.

Are the circles on the right what are going to get us to PMs and into chat?  Messages are still available from a dropdown under My KBoards, but I don't see an indicator anymore that we have unread messages waiting?
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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 04:35:40 PM »
Changes changes  :-\

One of those bubble thingies on the right is the chat. The middle one. I had to hover of the last 2 to figure out what they were and they both go to the same blog link.

No more indicator for new messages I guess. Not that I get that many, but it was nice to see without having to go there.

Drop downs seem to be more condensed. I think? I can't recall now what it looked like before.  :-\

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 05:31:10 PM »
The header looks nice, but I really dislike not having a message notification unless I happen to check my email account I have linked to notify of KB messages. :(
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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 05:36:20 PM »


One of those bubble thingies on the right is the chat. The middle one. I had to hover of the last 2 to figure out what they were and they both go to the same blog link.


I thought the Southern heat had finally got to Atunah, as I saw nothing remotely bubble-like when viewing this on my iPad Pro. I shifted from Safari to Chrome, and in Chome I DO see the bubbles! Weirder yet, when I got out my iPhone, I can see the bubbles, even in safari. Same for my iPad Air. Just for fun, I pulled out my Fire HDX, and after blowing off the dust, I could see the bubbles. But they still aren't there  on my iPad Pro, even after refreshing.

I concluded I have too many gadgets, and also that we iPad Pro owners are clearly downtrodden and discriminated against.  :o Probably not the most important thing you need to fix...





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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 05:39:40 PM »
Ok Kboard geeks, we have to make sure Claw can see the bubbies at all times, on all devices.

Or, stop using ithingies :P

If the heat hasn't gotten to me yet, I hope that means my brain is safe.

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 06:07:19 PM »
I solved the mystery!

I have the Purify content (ad) blocker turned on on my IPad Pro. When I turned it off, the bubbles are there! Somehow, it thinks the Bubbles are ads. My clue was thinking about the blank banner ad. But this apparently means that I don't have the content blocker enabled on my other devices. I must decide if that's a good thing or bad thing.....

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 06:09:15 PM »
Don't know what a content blocker is, but I run adblocker on google and I have the bubbles. But then I also have the featured book as I can't figure out how to fiddle with the thing.

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 06:13:11 PM »
Don't know what a content blocker is, but I run adblocker on google and I have the bubbles. But then I also have the featured book as I can't figure out how to fiddle with the thing.

They are basically similar....but what is weird is that with content blocker on or off on my iPhone or iPad Air, I can see the bubbles, but not with my iPad Pro! What a mystery! But it isn't really a KBoards problem....

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 07:13:09 PM »
Yes!  Really just a freshening up . . . do please click the menu buttons and see what the options are. The idea was to keep it functional, but a bit less 'busy'.

We've already let the tech people know that we want the messages number back . . . you should see it soon.

PMs are only under the 'My Kboards' option.  The Chat is the green circle with speech bubbles.  The two other icons are kind of placeholders at this time, I believe.

Claw -- if you can articulate what's happening for you as regards the bubbles for FB etc, send Betsy and I a PM and we'll forward it to the tech guy to take a look. Betsy uses an iPad all the time and she hadn't mentioned it as an issue when we were in testing . . . but I'm not sure I mentioned that they were there so she may not have known they were supposed to be! :o

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 07:19:24 PM »
It sounds like Claw has solved the problem?  And I definitely can see them.

Our Tech Admin says he's working on the PM message numbers thing.

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 09:06:01 PM »
Yes, the problem is solved...my ad blocking software thinks your bubbles are advertisements! Not a KB issue. Sorry I wasn't more articulate...

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 02:03:39 AM »
Weird that the Pro is different.
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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 04:24:04 PM »
Channeling Rihanna:
I feel so dumb right now*.

All of a sudden, I cannot for the life of me manage to click on the "Read Your Messages" tab. Hitting the "My KBoards" tab is fine. Hitting the "My Messages" tab is fine. But when I try to move over to "Read Your Messages," no matter how quickly/slowly/straightly/uply/downly/carefully I manuever, the selection field disappears as soon as I mouse past the edge of the dropdown selection area for "My Messages." I've tried using the arrow keys, also without success.

I first noticed it late last night, then remembered this thread and Betsy saying they'd be working on displaying the numbers, so I thought maybe it was deactivated while they do that - this morning it was okay (which made me think my original assumption was correct) but now it's doing it again and I'm wondering if I've just forgotten how to use a mouse.

Anyone else?

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 04:42:00 PM »
Channeling Rihanna:
I feel so dumb right now*.

All of a sudden, I cannot for the life of me manage to click on the "Read Your Messages" tab. Hitting the "My KBoards" tab is fine. Hitting the "My Messages" tab is fine. But when I try to move over to "Read Your Messages," no matter how quickly/slowly/straightly/uply/downly/carefully I manuever, the selection field disappears as soon as I mouse past the edge of the dropdown selection area for "My Messages." I've tried using the arrow keys, also without success.

I first noticed it late last night, then remembered this thread and Betsy saying they'd be working on displaying the numbers, so I thought maybe it was deactivated while they do that - this morning it was okay (which made me think my original assumption was correct) but now it's doing it again and I'm wondering if I've just forgotten how to use a mouse.

Anyone else?

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Its the same for me, so I just hit the "my messages" and gave up trying to catch the read messages. Doing so always brings up the newest messages to the top anyway. Looking forward the notifications though.

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 05:07:41 PM »
Its the same for me, so I just hit the "my messages" and gave up trying to catch the read messages. Doing so always brings up the newest messages to the top anyway. Looking forward the notifications though.

Glad I got the "I feel so dumb right now" part out in the first message. Somehow out of all the things I tried, it never occurred to me I could try that one.  :-[ Thanks!

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2016, 05:11:05 AM »
As Atunah points out, just clicking my messages will take you to the same place. What you have to do is make sure you aren't sliding downward to where the messages part is not the selected section. It does seem to be extremely sensitive, however, to where you have the mouse. Sometimes it seems to work fine, and sometimes it doesn't. We'll pass this on to the tech guy.

I did notice that, if you look closely, there's a very slight change of shading depending on what you've selected. I think I'll suggest to our tech people that that shading change be more pronounced so it's easier to tell when you are still on one option or have moved to the next.

Keep the suggestions coming! I know he's working on the notification of messages waiting. :)

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2016, 10:37:46 AM »
Happy to see a messages notification number back!
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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2016, 11:27:23 AM »
Happy to see a messages notification number back!

Our tech guy made that a priority. :)

Please let us know if you (you as in anyone ;) ) notice any other glitches or things that  don't seem to work the way you expect.

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2016, 01:43:20 AM »
Happy to see a messages notification number back!

Me, too.   Thanks, kboards staff.    ;D
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2016, 06:38:18 AM »
Happy to see a messages notification number back!
Yes, me too. Thanks to the geek working on it so fast.  :-*

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2017, 06:57:35 AM »
Old thread, but a new addition to the header so I didn't start another thread.

As of this morning, right above the Home link on the header is the question, "Has KBoards been helpful to you?" It's not a clickable link, it doesn't have a corresponding thread anywhere (that I can find) to respond.  Why is the question there if responses aren't wanted/expected?
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2017, 06:59:15 AM »
Old thread, but a new addition to the header so I didn't start another thread.

As of this morning, right above the Home link on the header is the question, "Has KBoards been helpful to you?" It's not a clickable link, it doesn't have a corresponding thread anywhere (that I can find) to respond.  Why is the question there if responses aren't wanted/expected?

I think you're supposed to click the "Donate" button if the answer is yes. :)

But it would be cool if it went to a thread somewhere, maybe in the suggestions section, for people express appreciation or let us know concerns.

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2017, 07:18:21 AM »
I think you're supposed to click the "Donate" button if the answer is yes. :)

But it would be cool if it went to a thread somewhere, maybe in the suggestions section, for people express appreciation or let us know concerns.

There's a donate button somewhere??
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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 08:40:16 AM »
There's a donate button somewhere??

There is now, but it wasn't visible when I first started looking at KB this morning.

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Re: Changes in the KBoard's Header?
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2017, 08:55:59 AM »
There's a donate button somewhere??


In my browser (I use Firefox), there's a button immediately to the right of the question.  It's orange with blue letters.

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