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    Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    In Flat mode new messages are at the end of the page. Using IE5.5 I can use the function keys Home and End to quickly get to end of the list and read the new messages, or, home back to the beginning of the messages.

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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    One other thing I have Display Preferences set for maximum. This saves multi page viewing.

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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    Ian,

    I found that expanded threads and 99 parents slowed down my response somewhat- especially when refresshing the display frequently- so I've put mine back to 10.

    I've got one slow connection and one not bad- they both show a noticable difference.

    ** afterthought **
    If I worked with collapsed threads, I wouldn't have that problem
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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    What's with "refresshing the display frequently"? Haven't you set your Browser to refresh every time, yet? [img]/w3timages/icons/dragon.gif[/img]
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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    I am connected on a cable modem so response time is pretty fast.[img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Collapsed threads would definitely be better on a slower modem.

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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    Eileen,

    With my slower modem, I would rather not have a refresh on every page. Frequently, pressing the back button is a lot faster than having the page refreshed. I can refresh manually when I need it.

    I typically have a 15 second response for a refresh, as against < 1 second for re-display.

    Many other sites have more static pages, and I don't need refreshes very often on those.

    We in the colonies don't have things like cable modems.
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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    Hey, Geoff, not all of the colonies are so badly off [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img].

    Cable in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Satellite everywhere (even the ACT, I think) and ADSL now being rolled out by Telstra through the standard fixed line telephone service.

    Check out http://www.telstra.com.

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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    The other boards you are referring to probably work with flat files rather than a database. Here each page is built on the fly from the database - nothing is static.

    If you persist in the error of your ways, don't complain when your Read flags are totally shot to bits! [img]/w3timages/icons/devil.gif[/img]
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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    In Netscape, it's Ctrl+Home & Ctrl+End. However, the spacebar works pretty quickly in both for scrolling.

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    Re: Tip: Fast(er) Flat Mode

    Tx for the info Phil. Tried the spacebar, works like a Page Down. Handy.

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