cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

New Notifications Bug? Or by design?

Highlighted
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,751
Thanks: 437
Fixes: 6
Registered: ‎05-04-2007

New Notifications Bug? Or by design?

One thing I've noticed about Notifications when I click on my name, is (say for example I got 5-6 new ones today) which I haven't looked they have a 'New' tag beside them. That's fine and correct in my opinion.

However if I click on one of the new items and read a post. For example someone has replied to a thread I have posted onto - then if I go back to the notifications the new tag disappears from all of the items, where I would have expected it to only have disappeared from the one I have looked at and remained on the others - obviously so I know which ones I still haven't looked at.

Bit like e-mail and unread items etc.

Don't know if it something that can be changed from a setting or a small bug. It's nothing major of course.

3 REPLIES
Community Gaffer
Community Gaffer
Posts: 3,341
Thanks: 2,103
Fixes: 76
Registered: ‎22-02-2016

Re: New Notifications Bug? Or by design?

Hi @Alex,

The notifications clear as soon as you land on the page. To counter act this behaviour, there is a 'visited' colour applied to the links - dark text links indicate that you have visited the link. Unfortunately this is the way that it works and I am unable to change it. Myself and other communities have suggested that the notifications should be a 'visit link for notification to clear' and 'press a button to dismiss all other notifications' kind of thing. I'd much prefer that notifications aren't cleared upon visiting the notification page but that's just how it works currently.

Frontend Web Developer | www.plus.net

If you have an idea to improve the community, create a new topic on our Community Feedback board to start a discussion about your idea.

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 27,072
Thanks: 1,787
Fixes: 144
Registered: ‎14-04-2007

Re: New Notifications Bug? Or by design?

I enquired about this @Alex as I had some difficulty distinguishing between read and unread notifications.

I replaced my monitor which has helped but naturally I wouldn't suggest this as a cure for everyone Wink

Customer and Forum Moderator. Windows 10 Firefox 62.0.3 (64-bit)

Community Veteran
Posts: 3,751
Thanks: 437
Fixes: 6
Registered: ‎05-04-2007

Re: New Notifications Bug? Or by design?

Thanks @jaread83

Would just be a nice to have kind of feature - just add it to Lithium's "Nice to Have enchancement list" I suppose. Smiley