Reading Spoilers Problem

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  1. Tino

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    On the old software, to read comments
    that were in spoiler bars, all I had to do was click on the "edit" feature of that post and was able to read the spoiler.
    I tried recently to do that and got a text message informing me that I was unauthorized, and was unable to read the spoilers.
    Any suggestions on a remedy?
    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. Parker Clack

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    Tino:

    You cannot edit another member's post so that is why you get that message.

    The way to read a spoiler message is to hold down you left mouse button and drag it across the face of the spoiler's black area. Then you can read the text.

    Parker
     
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    Or in Opera, try CTRL+G to toggle between user mode.
     
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    Of course I know I cannot edit other members posts[​IMG], but since I am using WEB TV, that was the only way I was able to read spoilers. The spoiler part was readable in the post, now with the new software, the post is not shown at all.
    I hope I am being clear. Thanks
     
  5. Bill Catherall

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    Can't you highlight text with a mouse curser in WebTV?
     
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    No. No mouse. Just a remote and keyboard.
     
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    Tino,
    I have the same problem too. I bought myself a webtv (for 5 bucks) since my wife lets me no where near her computer. I planned on buying a computer for myself, but due to recent theater(s) upgrades I won't be able to get one till late spring. I hope something is done for all us webtv users who would like to read spoilers.
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    Using the keyboard try hitting [CTRL]+A (or "Select All" from the edit menu). This will select all text on the page (including the spoiler areas). I should think there's a method for selecting smaller areas with the keyboard, but I don't know what it is off hand.

    Using IE, I tried the [CTRL]+A. It selected all text as expected. Then using the up and down arrows moved the page up and down but did not de-select the text (good for reading spoilers). I couldn't figure out yet how to unselect the text with the keyboard without going to a new page (backspace or other methods).
     
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    Unfortunately, with WebTV, since you cannot highlight the text in the spoiler there is no way to read it unless you can do something like Bill suggests. If I can figure out a way I will let you know.

    Parker
     
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    Do the little 'preview' windows work if you hold the pointer over a thread title? I've noticed that if that message contains spoiler text you can actually see it - it shows the spoiler tag but obviously the preview pane can't do the spoiler effect so nothing happens. Maybe that could be utilised in some way.
     
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    My girlfriend has Web-TV and [Ctrl]+A works fine for highlighting spoilers.
     
  12. Jeff Koch

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    Just an update for WebTv users and the ability to read spoilers. Hitting [Cmd]+A will highlight the spoiler area. Hitting [Ctrl]+A will not work for me. If you're a WebTv user and are having problems revealing spoilers, you may want to try both methods to see which works for you.

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