Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Opening Threads

  1. #1
    PapaBear's Avatar
    PapaBear is offline SgtCHP-Retired
    Join Date
    09-26-07
    Posts
    1,239
    Rep Power
    285240

    Opening Threads

    I am all for "Amber Alerts" but I am getting frustrated at having to read it everytime I sellect a link. When I opt to read a link it opens with the notice scolling across the middle of my page and I have to manually scroll up to the top of the page to begin reading the threads. Is this something unique to my computer or is it a design of the site?
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
    [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]


  2. #2
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,390
    Rep Power
    4817860
    That doesn't happen to me--I don't see Amber Alerts anywhere on this forum, even though there's a small amber alert on the bottom of the front page. O/R doesn't have any pop-ups of any kind. I think you have spyware from another site. Try cleaning your computer out with an anti-spyware program like Windows Defender (free from Bill Gates). http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...r/default.mspx

  3. #3
    Terminator's Avatar
    Terminator is offline BANNED
    Join Date
    12-03-05
    Location
    None of your business
    Posts
    16,064
    Rep Power
    0
    You're not seeing an Amber Alert from us unless it's the small one you see at the bottom of our main page. You have issues on your PC not related to O/R.

  4. #4
    Xiphos's Avatar
    Xiphos is offline I Void Warranties
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    03-09-08
    Location
    Thermopylae
    Posts
    8,380
    Rep Power
    7798740
    Sounds like a browser issue. Join the 21st Century: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

  5. #5
    Cool Breeze's Avatar
    Cool Breeze is offline 303rd Logistics
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-23-08
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    180
    Rep Power
    62118
    It does it on my computer too Papa.

    What he's referring to, is when clicking a thread, it opens up at the and shows the bottom of the page where the little amber alert java script is. You then have to scroll back up the page to read the thread, or post a response.

    This happens on both my desktop and laptop, as well as the three department computers I've opened the site on.

    For example, when I clicked on "Rookie Resources," this is how the page loads:


  6. #6
    MacLean's Avatar
    MacLean is offline O/R Gun mod
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    09-05-07
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    11,806
    Rep Power
    4604045
    As Term mentioned, that is a local computer issue and not an OR issue.

    It's called "stealing focus" and is a local computer settting.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



  7. #7
    Craiger's Avatar
    Craiger is offline Rookie
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    06-17-08
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    21
    Rep Power
    0
    Are all of them using internet explorer and if so is it version 7?
    I can duplicate the issue with IE7 but not with firefox or even older versions of of internet explorer.

    MS IE7 and now IE8 can act strange with some sites
    But it is the browser not the web site.

  8. #8
    MacLean's Avatar
    MacLean is offline O/R Gun mod
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    09-05-07
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    11,806
    Rep Power
    4604045
    I use IE7 presently and do not have the issue.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



  9. #9
    Cool Breeze's Avatar
    Cool Breeze is offline 303rd Logistics
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-23-08
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    180
    Rep Power
    62118
    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    As Term mentioned, that is a local computer issue and not an OR issue.

    It's called "stealing focus" and is a local computer settting.
    It's odd that it only happens on this site though. No other forum or site does it for me.

  10. #10
    CTR man's Avatar
    CTR man is offline Officer First Class
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    05-20-06
    Location
    Ceres, CA
    Posts
    4,965
    Rep Power
    1169037
    Same here and I use Firefox.


    Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.

    Not a LEO

    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.









  11. #11
    Terminator's Avatar
    Terminator is offline BANNED
    Join Date
    12-03-05
    Location
    None of your business
    Posts
    16,064
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    It's odd that it only happens on this site though. No other forum or site does it for me.



  12. #12
    PapaBear's Avatar
    PapaBear is offline SgtCHP-Retired
    Join Date
    09-26-07
    Posts
    1,239
    Rep Power
    285240
    Okay, so you say I don't see an "Amber Alert" Fine! Now, can you kindly inform me how I can get the issue cleared up? The issue of every link opening at the bottom of the page where I cannot see the amber alert?

    That is, without ceasing to visit the O/R forums! That would certainly clear the issue but it is not my desire or intent.
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
    [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]


  13. #13
    Terminator's Avatar
    Terminator is offline BANNED
    Join Date
    12-03-05
    Location
    None of your business
    Posts
    16,064
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Now, can you kindly inform me how I can get the issue cleared up?
    Contact your local IT guy.

  14. #14
    MacLean's Avatar
    MacLean is offline O/R Gun mod
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    09-05-07
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    11,806
    Rep Power
    4604045
    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Okay, so you say I don't see an "Amber Alert" Fine! Now, can you kindly inform me how I can get the issue cleared up? The issue of every link opening at the bottom of the page where I cannot see the amber alert?

    That is, without ceasing to visit the O/R forums! That would certainly clear the issue but it is not my desire or intent.
    PB, I just checked and this is a known problem with Java in relation to certain browsers.

    Reinstall the most current version of Java - if that does not repair the problem, I'm at a loss without sitting at your computer.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



  15. #15
    Willowdared's Avatar
    Willowdared is offline Bendy not Breaky
    Join Date
    04-26-06
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    6,177
    Rep Power
    1401352
    Happens to me too PapaBear.

    Thanks for the follow up Mac...I'll check into my Java
    Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.

    Do not puff, shade, skew, tailor, firm up, stretch, massage,
    or otherwise distort statements of fact.
    FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley

  16. #16
    nsb22's Avatar
    nsb22 is offline Crazilicious
    Join Date
    12-21-06
    Location
    cornville
    Posts
    2,444
    Rep Power
    395105
    On one of the computers I use, it will do that. I get away from that by selecting a link to open in a new tab/window. That's what I do anyways. That's using firefox.


    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
    -- Ambrose Redmoon

    The views and postings of NSB22 are in no way shared or supported by NSB22's employers.

  17. #17
    Just KC's Avatar
    Just KC is offline Who?......Me?
    Join Date
    06-07-06
    Location
    Ca
    Posts
    2,403
    Rep Power
    470210
    All my threads on this site open at and begin at the bottom also. I do have the most update on Java and it didn't make a difference.
    **********************
    ~Karie

    "I used to care
    but now I take a pill for that"

  18. #18
    Xiphos's Avatar
    Xiphos is offline I Void Warranties
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    03-09-08
    Location
    Thermopylae
    Posts
    8,380
    Rep Power
    7798740
    Quote Originally Posted by Just KC View Post
    All my threads on this site open at and begin at the bottom also. I do have the most update on Java and it didn't make a difference.
    Go to your User CP. On the left side go to Edit Options. About 2/3rds of the way down is the "Thread Display Options." Make sure you have thread display mode set to "Linear, oldest first" selected.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

  19. #19
    Cool Breeze's Avatar
    Cool Breeze is offline 303rd Logistics
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-23-08
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    180
    Rep Power
    62118
    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Go to your User CP. On the left side go to Edit Options. About 2/3rds of the way down is the "Thread Display Options." Make sure you have thread display mode set to "Linear, oldest first" selected.
    I've got it set that way and it still happens. I've got the latest java updates.

  20. #20
    Craiger's Avatar
    Craiger is offline Rookie
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    06-17-08
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    21
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Go to your User CP. On the left side go to Edit Options. About 2/3rds of the way down is the "Thread Display Options." Make sure you have thread display mode set to "Linear, oldest first" selected.
    I like Cool Breeze had it already set to Linear so using reverse logic I changed to one of the other settings and that cured it on my end.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •