✏ Adjustments to the Forum software

I believe Stefan is right. If you want a picture to show up in your post - and not just link to it - it will automatically uploaded to the system and not linked to another source. The only alternative would be to upload a thumbnail to the post and link it to the picture from an external source.

I don’t think this has anything to do with the images. This happens with any long thread. But you can click on the post indicator in the bottom right corner and then tap “top”, “bottom” or enter a specific post number to navigate quicker.


OK thanks.
This is my first day with this kind of forum software.


Not sure if this a good place to mention it … I can also open up a new topic … but is it possible to switch off notifications for “new posts” for an user?

I like to edit my posts a lot to reword them or because I found more/better information. But every time I do that (for a new “last” post), people get notified about “updates”. Can that be changed for me as a user setting in the software?


To clarify @fp1_wo_sw_updates is talking about these kind of “notifications” for tabs open in the background. (Firefox)


Maybe I’m the only one affected by this because I use this function to see if there are any new posts on the forum. When I’m not browsing the internet but doing something else I crop the window of the program I’m using so I can still see the tabs bar of my Firefox window.

Alternatively I could “watch” every topic on the forum. Then I’d get the “real notifications”
( ) for every new post (and not for edits, unless I’m mentioned or quoted in the edit), but I don’t want to change my settings and the way I use the forum just because of @fp1_wo_sw_updates’s “edit escapades”. (no offense ;))

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test 123

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Character limit is now 7. Try not to spam the forum to much guys! :wink:
(I don’t want to see posts that only say things like “yes”, “thanks”, “i agree”,… the like button covers all of that)

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So tempted to write only “THANKS!” :stuck_out_tongue:


This is regarding forum feature HYPERLINKS.
It would be better if links leading to a page outside of this forum would actually open in a new tab instead of in the same forum tab. (same tab is ok if it is a link leading to another topic within forum).
Sometimes in a topic there are outside links, to cover-producers or other software etc., and it would make more sense to be able to continue reading the original topic.
Maybe this could be programmed in the “insert hyperlink” popup? to choose ,new tab’ or ,same tab’.

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I disagree actually. I think all links anywhere on the web should open in the same tab. New tab links are bad for usability, especially when there are inconsistencies as to how they’re applied throughout the web. Opening links in new tabs is pretty simple.

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no problem :smile:
Actually I know this from other German forums that they do this distinction, it had to do with the liability or something for the contents of a posted link by the people responsible for a forum.
Maybe I am so used to this distinction that I forget to go the press-left-mouse-button-to-open-in-new-tab way.

Why not use the mouse wheel to open links in background tabs?

I do when…I have a mouse :stuck_out_tongue:
I tend to open a new tab always because I like to be able to come back from the link exactly where I left the starting page, so I always use the mouse wheel, but if you use a touchpad or any other input device without a “third button” you have to remember to CTRL-click to open another tab and I find it annoying :smile:


This is a per-user setting. Go to your preferences and look for “Open all external links in a new tab”.


because it is not possible.

you mean in the browser (option does not exist) or within FP forum (where?)?

And then under ‘other’


@Johannes @erlend_sh thank you! :blue_heart:

(oh, it opens a new window, not a new tab - even though it says “Open all external links in a new tab”. strange.)

Maybe this is a browser setting?

Don’t think so. Normally links open in new tabs when I surf…

Anybody noticed recently changed behaviour while pasting links?
before they where stored at the end of the composed text as
Which I really liked, adding a good overview over the composed message.

Now the links are directly pasted into the text which I don’t like as I get lost if I use 2-3 links in a short text.

Anybody else annoyed by this and can/want we change it back?
Cheers, Robert


I agree. the old way was better. Maybe discourse changed it because sometimes editing a post with lots of links and adding another link messed with the order of the links… I once had to redo every link in a post as they were all wrong. But still I prefer the old way.