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    Tooltips: can we turn them off somehow?

    These are starting to annoy me Any way to turn them off?

    Every thread flashes a yellow box showing all or part of the thread. While this can be useful for a quick view of a post, I think getting rid of it would be for the best. Maybe a quick view button or icon instead?

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    I went ahead and disabled them. We'll see if anyone misses them.

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    Ahhhh... that should be way better. They only seem half way useful in the marketplace forums.

    They get on my nerves at tfw2005, also.
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    Oh, no. I miss them! You can often determine what a thread is about by previewing the first post when the title is vague, poorly worded, or truncated. In fact, I wish you could preview the first AND last posts instead of just the first.

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    That would be sweet, but there should be icons for that. That way you don't have stuff popping up for no good reason. Might even safe a little bandwidth with this off.

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    Vile'a'licious! JVS3's Avatar
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    I can limit the number of letters that are shown from the beginning of a post. But, that's all I can do. The preview isn't very customizable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowBeast View Post
    Oh, no. I miss them!
    As do I. I was wondering what happened to them, I thought it was my computer or browser. I always use that preview, especially in the marketplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    As do I. I was wondering what happened to them, I thought it was my computer or browser. I always use that preview, especially in the marketplace.
    That's two to one. Anyone else?

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    Vile'a'licious! JVS3's Avatar
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    If I turn them back on, how long do you all think the preview should be? before it was 300 characters so it was a bit lengthy. Thanks!

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    I'd say put it back at 140. Twitter-style!
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    Yeah, it seems like they turned them down at TFW and they're a lot less in your face. I can probably tolerate a smaller quantity.

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    Vile'a'licious! JVS3's Avatar
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    That's 140. Lemme know how that is, please.

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    That works. Thanks.

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    Hooray! 140 is fine. Thanks!

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    I'm glad it's back!
    But 300 was better. It gave a much better sense of a thread and whether not I needed to bother opening it, esp. in the marketplace.
    But, better than nothing I suppose.

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    I kind of have to agree. They aren't of much value if they are too short. If they are going to be "on", then they probably should be a little longer.

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