Meaning of ICONs.

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  1. Norm Strong

    Norm Strong Stunt Coordinator

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    When there has been a dramatic change in the software and appearance of a forum--like just occurred at hometheaterforum--it's generally a good idea to supply a tutorial, so we know what all these new icons mean.

    How am I supposed to know what a blue light bulb means (just as a for instance?)
     
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    Momentarily placing your mouse over an icon should bring up a yellow alt box that explains the icon's function (depending on your browser).

    Adam
     
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    Hold your mouse pointer over the icon and you'll get a tooltip appear telling you what it does.

    Of course, that's with IE. Other browsers may vary or do nothing at all.

    The bulb is your online indicator.
     
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    Hmmm, I'm using IE 6, and I don't get any yellow tool tip when I hold the mouse over an icon in a forum thread list. What does an envelope with a dot in it mean? IE won't display the caption for it. [​IMG]
     
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    I believe it says somewhere on the screen. Rather usefully the dot means that you have posted in that topic.
    The lightbulb kind of confused me but mainly because I got used to the 'i' symbol before they changed it. [​IMG]
     
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    Max:

    At the bottom of each forum listing page is a legend that tells you want each folders stands for.

    Parker
     
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    Thanks!
     
  8. Bill Buklis

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    Speaking of icons, I have to say I like these new icons before each post that I'm seeing today for the first time. The text with the icon helps a lot. But, even the new icon itself is quicker to understand.
     
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    Bill et al:

    I thought that might help those that it wasn't clear what they stood for.

    Parker
     
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    I even knew what the original icons stood for, but since I don't click on them that often I still kept finding myself searching for the edit icon. These are so much better I don't even need the text. But, the text certainly helps those who are new to the forum.
     

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