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Mark all topics as read

aubie56
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Please make such a button available. There are topic threads that I would like to skip, and they are beginning to clog my screen. I know that I could simply click on and click off a thread to cancel it, but that has gotten to be a pain with so many that I am bored with.

Thank you.

madnige
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To mark as read all threads in a forum area, open the particular forum area you wish to mark as read (from the forum link above next to 'Home'), scroll to the bottom of the thread list (*), click on button to extreme left of 'New Topic' link on right. Repeat for each forum area required.

To mark an entire thread only, find it in the forum thread list at (*), click on the button to the left of the thread title.

(Edited to add detail and correction)

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)
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@aubie56

There is a checkmark on top left and bottom left of each forum section. Click that checkmark to mark all threads in that section as read.

Replies:   madnige
aubie56

Thank you. That is what I needed to know.

madnige

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

a checkmark on top left and bottom left of each forum section


Didn't see the one at the top, but both for me just show the 'I can't display this character' box with [27 14] in it. What font is it, so I can get the full experience? Also the home page, for me, shows similar for the 'mobile view' link, with numbers [01F 4F1] - is this yet another font?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@madnige

All those are emoji. On Mac and iOS they're handled by the system and you don't need to know anything about any font.

What are you using?

Replies:   madnige
madnige

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

What are you using


WinXP home V2002 SP3
Firefox 41.0.2 with AdblockPlus, NoScript, RequestPolicy

AntiX Linux with Iceweasel browser also shows this

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@madnige

Ouch. Linux and WinXP!!!

Those will never have a decent level of emoji support.

the emoji checkmark costs me 2 bytes to send. Anything else is at least few hundred bytes.

We'll see.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater  madnige
Ernest Bywater

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Ouch. Linux and WinXP!!!

Those will never have a decent level of emoji support.


I use Fire Fox on Zorin Linux and the tick on the forum displays properly. The only SOL thing I don't see is the little server on the main site just before My Account which is because I have the system using an old Palatino Linotype font set and that isn't in the set. However, the version of Linux on my tablet shows it, which is why I know it looks like a server.

madnige
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@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

All I need to do is find a font with the Unicode symbols

U+2714 HEAVY CHECK MARK

U+1F4F1 MOBILE PHONE

From the Wikipedia Emjoi article:


Some Linux distributions support Emoji Characters after installing extra fonts. In Ubuntu or Debian based distributions this can be achieved by installing the package ttf-ancient-fonts


so the Linux should be sortable;


Windows 8 and higher supports the full Unicode emoji characters through Microsoft's Segoe UI family of fonts.


I don't have a Win8 system or higher

My Win7 laptop is on long term loan to my mother

My Vista box died from capacitor plague

I'm using my XP laptop

My WinME laptop HDD died

I have zero money to upgrade

I've still got a couple of Win98 systems, but they don't handle modern web stuff well - that's the reason for the Linux, the ancient Thinkpad 600E dual boots but is only really useable under Linux with a stripped down desktop (and Ernest, it took a lot more work to get Zorin onto it than AntiX).

The Open Sans Emjoi font

https://github.com/MorbZ/OpenSansEmoji

gives the mobile phone symbol, but not the checkmark - I'll keep looking

Lazeez, try/consider using U+2611 (Ballot box with check ☑ ) instead of the (naked) heavy check mark, that's in the open font and should be well supported. I remember years ago having to use a boxed checkmark where I would have preferred a naked one, and I think it was on a box with plenty of Unicode support for mathematical symbols so the naked check may well be more recent and less well supported.

[edit to add]
Maybe look to see how
http://unicode-table.com/en/#2714
do it - the character displays on that page

Also,that checkmark was introduced in V1.1 (the earliest version) but isn't in the above font, along with about a third of the others.

Another possible to consider, being a bit cutesy, would be the 'registered' sign (circled R ® , U+00AE) which IIRC was available back in DOS days

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