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Reply 720 of 739, by Joseph_Joestar

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devius wrote on 2020-12-26, 22:07:

I'm not sure if it has been reported already or not but on an iPad the search functionality cannot be used.

It works, but somewhat awkwardly.

Tap and hold the magnifying glass icon to expand the field, then quickly tap on the gear icon that just appeared to activate Advanced Search.

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Reply 722 of 739, by Anders-

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Snover wrote on 2020-01-30, 06:28:
konc wrote on 2020-01-22, 11:16:

Hey I want my penis-shaped cursor back 😀

I like your style.

Hi, I'm one of those that prefer this website not to override the default cursor.
Would it be possible to add a "custom mouse cursor yes/no" as a checkbox on the "display options" section in the control panel?

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Reply 723 of 739, by digger

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Personally, I think the Win9x-style mouse pointer is a charming retro touch that fits well visually with the theme of the forum. But to each their own, I guess. 🙂

Reply 724 of 739, by Anders-

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digger wrote on 2021-07-23, 23:22:

Personally, I think the Win9x-style mouse pointer is a charming retro touch that fits well visually with the theme of the forum. But to each their own, I guess. 🙂

Yeah, options are great. My custom cursor is twice as big and has a bright color, easy to locate and use.

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Reply 725 of 739, by Bruninho

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Anders- wrote on 2021-07-19, 11:19:

Hi, I'm one of those that prefer this website not to override the default cursor.
Would it be possible to add a "custom mouse cursor yes/no" as a checkbox on the "display options" section in the control panel?

This is definitely good UI suggestion. I approve.

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Reply 727 of 739, by dr_st

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Yeah, it's funny. I really can't understand the stubbornness around keeping the custom cursor. It's a feature that either no one notices, or if they notice it - they dislike it.

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Reply 728 of 739, by Tetrium

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-09-08, 11:30:

I don't miss the old vogons at all. The new one is usable on mobile so it is infinitely better despite some minor issues.

The one thing I still miss is the ability to pick a smiley. I read all about the "just type what smiley you want and it will appear automagically" but it just doesn't work.
I still (and repeatedly) see someone post a smiley with me having no idea how to reproduce it. Quoting or copying won't give me a code I can use and even trying to google the smiley won't give me the correct answer.
For instance this one here 😂which I took from here what will you do when your last hardware fails?
When I copypasted it, I just get this smiley again 😂instead of a code I can simply memorize.
When I google it and come across a site like this one here https://emojipedia.org/face-with-tears-of-joy/ it tells me it should be:

😂 Laughing
😂 Laughing Crying
😂 Laughing Tears
😂 LOL

but when I type : + laughing I get this 😆 smiley instead with no option to pick a different one. So for me it simply doesn't work.
Tbf, I find the notion that this should work just as stupid as "you don't need to know the exact path to a file, just use the search function for everything for any conceivable situation, we don't live in the stone age anymore lololololo"

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Reply 729 of 739, by badmojo

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Yes the missing emoji function is a bit crap - I'm on Windows 10 so can just use the inbuilt 'win key + .' functionality but without that I'd be working emoji free which is no fun 😶

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Reply 730 of 739, by Dominus

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🤣 the thing with smileys, these days is, that your OS should just add this option to select an emoticon. In my case, on macOS, I have to hit ctrl+command+space and I get the emoticon picker (systemwide). On mobile it works the same as everywhere else you type text, the OS gives the ability these days, not the site.

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Reply 732 of 739, by Dominus

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Reply 733 of 739, by Bruninho

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I prefer to use the old school 😀

Oh damnit, it was replaced by the forum 🤣

Here:

emoticon.jpg

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Reply 734 of 739, by appiah4

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I'm kind of curious about how the forum handles words like shit poop poo smiling poo etc. in terms of translating them to smileys. Err, emoticons. emojis? Whateverthefuck.

EDIT: Apparently none of those can reproduce a 💩

EDIT2: One more try: pile of poo

EDIT3: No that didn't work. Regardless, about the question above, if you check the code:

<span class="emoji" data-version="6" data-src="1f4a9" data-alt="pile of poo">💩</span>

The data-alt variable seems to contain a name for the emoji you want to reproduce, so if you want to reproduce someone's emoji possibly check the page's code and see if that helps. This pile of poo didn't help, though.

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Reply 735 of 739, by Tetrium

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badmojo wrote on 2022-03-24, 10:02:

Yes the missing emoji function is a bit crap - I'm on Windows 10 so can just use the inbuilt 'win key + .' functionality but without that I'd be working emoji free which is no fun 😶

I had no idea about this. It does pop up a window with smileys but I'm unable to actually select or copy+paste it apparently it pastes it into the type window once it's selected and then click the smiley, I'm getting there! 😂

Btw, I've only been on Windows 10 for maybe half a year. Was using Windows 7 before that.

badmojo wrote on 2022-03-24, 10:50:
Dominus wrote on 2022-03-24, 10:04:

emoticon

I called them emoticons the other day and was loudly mocked by my children 😁

Ehm...you're actually not the only one where something like this happened, but in whatsapp where some of the younger folks in the group thought "smiley" was really weird and I was supposed to call them emotes or something. But for me emotes are like the dance emotes in Guild Wars, these move for me so I don't know them from any other context.

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Reply 736 of 739, by Tetrium

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-03-24, 12:02:
I'm kind of curious about how the forum handles words like shit poop poo smiling poo etc. in terms of translating them to smiley […]
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I'm kind of curious about how the forum handles words like shit poop poo smiling poo etc. in terms of translating them to smileys. Err, emoticons. emojis? Whateverthefuck.

EDIT: Apparently none of those can reproduce a 💩

EDIT2: One more try: pile of poo

EDIT3: No that didn't work. Regardless, about the question above, if you check the code:

<span class="emoji" data-version="6" data-src="1f4a9" data-alt="pile of poo">💩</span>

The data-alt variable seems to contain a name for the emoji you want to reproduce, so if you want to reproduce someone's emoji possibly check the page's code and see if that helps. This pile of poo didn't help, though.

It's still gonna be annoying when I use a system without Windows 10 or newer on this forum though, but this way I can at least live with it as I don't typically browse the net with older OSs anyway.

in terms of translating them to smileys. Err, emoticons. emojis? Whateverthefuck.

My guess is next year they will be called something different again 😛

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Reply 737 of 739, by Tetrium

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Bruninho wrote on 2022-03-24, 11:41:
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I prefer to use the old school 😀

Oh damnit, it was replaced by the forum 🤣

Here:

emoticon.jpg

I like this one🙂

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