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Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

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Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

I have been looking at the useful links toolbar at the bottom of the page and find myself using it very often as an exit route after getting to the end of the page. Now.. I think the order needs to be changed slightly so that the two buttons that get counters (notifications and private messages) are the first two, then unread topics and unread posts to follow. This also means that on mobile screens when the buttons are stacked in rows of 2 that you get similarly related buttons next to each other rather than being disjointed.

Does anyone have any objections to this change? If you all like it the way it is then I am happy to leave it be but if you think my change makes sense then speak up.

This is only about the order of the buttons and not about the text within it or the links, they will stay the same for now.

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

I rarely access the site from a tablet, so cannot comment on that aspect.  As a mainly desktop user I believe it improves the presentation layout in that the two most used buttons will be in the centre and easier to navigate to.

 

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

Sounds fine to me, and doesn't impact any ideas that are being discussed elsewhere.

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

Changing to the suggested order seems a good idea to me. 

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

Okay thanks all, I have added this to my list of things to implement.

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page


jaread83 wrote:

... I think the order needs to be changed slightly so that the two buttons that get counters (notifications and private messages) are the first two, then unread topics and unread posts to follow.....

This is only about the order of the buttons and not about the text within it or the links, they will stay the same for now.


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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

Personally I'd simply settle for moving unread posts as far to the right as you wish leaving the rest in the same order. It's less useful than a chocolate fire guard
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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

 

Even moving it off screen?   I've tried using it but quickly gave up.

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

I would suggest putting Unread topics fourth rather than third. That way it's on the right-hand side on mobile making it easier to access by thumb (apologies to all you lefties out there!)

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

Fix

Just going through the threads that were mentioned in the latest update thread.

A fix for this issue will be pushed live today, you can view details of the fix on the update thread here. See the sixth item on the 'minor changes' section.

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Re: Useful links button order (my notifications, unread topics, etc) at the bottom of the page

@jaread83 Looks as though you need to mark your OP as a fix Jack Grin