Alert list fades too quickly

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  1. Gargoyle
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    When I get new alerts, I drop down the list and the new ones are highlighted in yellow. However, it fades to blue in a couple seconds. I'd like them to remain highlighted a bit longer, so I have time to see what's new. Particularly when I have 5 or 6 alerts, I want to click through all of them and see what's up; if I don't pay close attention I lose my place in the list.
     
  2. kiwi
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    It would also be helpful to retain highlighting when check alerts for first time since logging on because by time scroll down the list or click through to the next pages on unread alerts the highlight is gone.
     
  3. cvarming
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    It would be great if an alert stayed highlighted until you clicked on it. Right now, when I click on one alert, the highlighting of the other alerts disappears. This is very annoying.
     
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    One other suggestion would be to enable the ability to open Alerts in a separate window or tab. At the moment, if logged off for a day, when coming online there are many alerts- how to see them all if the drop down/highlight keeps disappearing?
     
  5. aitchly
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    Isn't there a little star to indicate that an alert is new since you last viewed the alert list?
     
  6. Gargoyle
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    Wow, never noticed that!
    so much new stuff to discover on this site...
     
  7. kiwi
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    I right click on alerts heading to open in a new tab/window. I then work my way through the alerts (typically 100 since I last logged on) in that tab/window while doing other stuff in the other one.
     
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  8. SC Flier
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    In Windows, you can also Ctrl + left-click to open a link in a new tab. I think that this is faster and easier than using the menu from right-click.
     
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  9. Gargoyle
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    How come I never knew that?

    some day I really should read a manual.
     
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  10. SC Flier
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    Full disclosure: I just learned it myself! :eek:

    Middle mousewheel click also works!
     
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    Easier to do right-click mouse, open in new tab ;)
     
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    Depends how you've set up your mouse.

    My mousewheel click is set as a backspace, for easily going back a page.
     
  13. kiwi
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    Ctrl + left click involves both hands. Right click is one hand.
     
  14. SC Flier
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    Is your other hand busy with something else?
     
  15. ACMM
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    Something likeable we hope! [​IMG]
     
  16. Kaanapali
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    Concur - especially when you try to scroll down a list and it fades out of sight :(
     
  17. SC Flier
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    Shift + left-click opens the link into a new window.
     
  18. Cholula
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    I agree. I gaze at mine with an admiring sense of inspiration, awe and amazement. :)

    And I'd like them to stay highlighted longer.
     
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    The quickest and easiest is to use the middle mouse (or wheel) click.. This works in GNU/Linux and Windows as long as you have configured your mouse to allow a middle click (is often configured by default).

    This would even satisfy those that find it an issue that CTRL + left click require both hands.. no need to explain yourselves further on your reasoning... I don't want to know :)
     
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    If you click on the "alerts" tab to get the drop down list and see too many to deal with, just click on "alerts" again and the alerts page opens up.
     
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    If alerts stayed yellow until dealt with we'd also need the ability to set all alerts as read.
     
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    On my laptop I can rather easily use left pink (CNTL) and thumb on the mouse pad. [​IMG]
     

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