Whoa! New look is nice!

carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)February 12, 2013

What a surprise - I think I like it - haven't noticed any bugs yet...

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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Yes, I noticed it yesterday too...Looks very "springlike" :o)

I like it so far...Thanks for the person/persons responsible for giving us a fresh look!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 11:12AM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

It definitely looks more 'garden-like' now. If I could change anything, I would make the background 'fixed' so that the clouds and field stay at the top of my browser instead of scrolling off the screen as I go down through threads. But you won't really hear me complaining. Much.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 12:25PM
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katkin_gw

I like the new look too. Years ago we tried to get the flower changed to something that would be more apt to grow in Fl with no outcome. Maybe they'll change it now. :o)

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 3:36PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I've had posts say they're submitted, and I can see them, but they disappear a few minutes or hours later. I've "clicked here" to no longer receive emails about a particular thread, but they keep coming. I hate all the Google ads, especially when they load poorly and run into people's posts or pictures. And they STILL didn't make it so you can search for a particular member's posts or comments, which would be handy when you know who said something, but don't remember ~where.~
It's brighter and prettier, though... if you like that sort of thing.
;)

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 4:12PM
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TampaBull(9)

I agree... love the look

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 11:05PM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

Shear, you can always view with Firefox and the NoScript add on - then there are NO ads. I don't know how to help with your email problem, though.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

Or AdBlock Plus. That's what I use. I haven't seen an ad or pop-up in two years. Well, on my computer that is. My android is so old that there isn't an decent blocker for it.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 6:21AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I'm on a Mac, so no Firefox. The ads aren't pop-ups, they're just docked on the right. Which would be fine if they weren't MOVING... or overlapping post threads sometimes. Distracting.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 8:40AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

I'm on Firefox on my Mac (OS10.7.5) & experience none of the probs shear_stupidity describes...?

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:15AM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

Here's a link to download Firefox for Mac, if you would like to try it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Firefox for Mac download

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:44AM
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writersblock

There's been firefox for mac for as long as there's been firefox. However, if you prefer safari, try glimmerblocker, which is what I use.

Here is a link that might be useful: glimmerblocker

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 2:20PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I was "a PC" until last year. Now I'm "a Mac." I'm still learning. I do prefer Safari (used Firefox forever when I was PC), but I will check out Glimmerblocker.
Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 2:22PM
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writersblock

It installs as a pane in system prefs, which is nice because it means it never causes problems when there's a safari update. Also, it not only stops ads from displaying, but from loading as well (with most adblockers you still have the slowdown from the ad loading, even though you don't see it).

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 6:59PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Yesterday I was having the same trouble with the left-side ads - like Bridget says, they were moving over the posts and blocking the text I was trying to read. But today there's only a few of them and they are staying where they belong.

I've been using GW for so long with the old format that it's gotten to be like "home"...but this is going to grow on me very quickly.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:42PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
old and grouchy opposed to ANY kind of chage!! lol gary

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 3:36AM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

Just me maybe, but my eyes weren't handling the narrow 611px strip of bright slightly too small usable(without the ads) text running down the center of my 1920px wide monitor so it goaded me into kinda sorta learning a little CSS. Using the Stylish add-on in Firefox, gardenweb, to me looks like it it does in this styled thread: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/html/msg0122255220704.html?6 What one loves, another hates may not.

In this case though, I suspect monitor aspect-ratio, as well as condition of eye sight plays a role.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 5:45AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

So OT now, but I want to say that hubby & I share the computer & have separate browsers - he prefers Safari as well, but apparently, IT SUX - he is constantly having issues w/ it & asking me for help.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 11:14AM
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writersblock

What issues, Carol?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 11:52AM
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Steppy

As for the flower, tha'ts "supposed" to be a passion vine, but it sure doesn't look like one. I don't know where they got that image, but whoever drew it knew nothing about passion vines.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 2:27PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

Images are now apparently limited in size. Makes identifying plants a LOT more difficult. Anyone found a way to get images to show larger than they have been since the change?

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 10:55AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Hi writersblock - issues are usually: 'I can't copy & paste text', & 'videos won't play'

Which always work fine on FF

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 11:35AM
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writersblock

I don't know about the copy/paste problem--I never have a problem with that, unless the text is really an image, like GIF text or something. For video, make sure he has flip4mac, free download for wmv files:

Here is a link that might be useful: flip4mac

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 12:25PM
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writersblock

Also, remember that flash isn't pre-installed on macs anymore. If he wants to watch flash you'll need to either install it or just switch to using Chrome as your browser when you need to see flash content (Chrome has flash built-in). I have flash (have to for other reasons), but I don't recommend it--it's such a security swiss cheese. If I had the option, I'd use chrome when I needed it.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 12:28PM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Thanks - FWIW, we have all those already installed, but for some reason Safari seems to randomly default to disabling plug-ins...

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 9:52AM
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