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Different 'views'

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Different 'views'

Postby Stuart » 13 Jan 2022, 12:23

I don't use the Mac for viewing the forum as much as the iPad but I get two quite distinctive 'views' of forums.

I get the 'standard' view
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But also get what to me is a weird view!
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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Woodster » 13 Jan 2022, 12:56

The second one is called “Reader”. It cuts out all the adverts etc and just displays the text and associated graphics. It is particularly good for generating PDF files.
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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Andyp » 13 Jan 2022, 12:57

What you have done there Stuart is switched on Reader View. I’m not sure how you can do that accidentally at the moment.
If a page is available in reader view an little icon appears to the left of the Bookmark star at the far right of the url box. You can also Toggle in an out of reader view using alt cmd R.
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Re: Different 'views'

Postby AJB Temple » 13 Jan 2022, 12:58

It looks like in the second one you have the text only option in use in your browser. This strips out a lot of material and usually is set to deliver large size text for ease of reading.

Check your view options and whether you have something like Reading List off or on.

Presumably you are using Safari? Anyway, I am less familiar with it these days as I switched to Brave and Vivaldi. Brave is a great deal more secure and private.

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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Stuart » 13 Jan 2022, 15:03

Andyp wrote:What you have done there Stuart is switched on Reader View. I’m not sure how you can do that accidentally at the moment.
If a page is available in reader view an little icon appears to the left of the Bookmark star at the far right of the url box. You can also Toggle in an out of reader view using alt cmd R.

Thanks Andy. There's certainly no switching going on on my part! This is happening simply by me clicking on a post or preview so heaven knows what's happening!

Frustratingly I just posted in another thread and got the reader view when previewing this thread it's 'normal'!
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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Woodster » 13 Jan 2022, 16:34

AJB Temple wrote:It looks like in the second one you have the text only option in use in your browser.


It’s not Text only, but as I mentioned earlier, content only. Here’s a website in reader view.

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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Andyp » 13 Jan 2022, 16:45

Stuart, can you confirm which browser you are using? I suspect as Adrian pointed out you have a text or reader option set somewhere. I am not at my iMac at the mo so will check later.
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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Andyp » 13 Jan 2022, 16:50

AJB Temple wrote:Edit. Crossed with Andy, who should be drilling holes in planks.


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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Stuart » 13 Jan 2022, 18:26

Andyp wrote:Stuart, can you confirm which browser you are using? I suspect as Adrian pointed out you have a text or reader option set somewhere. I am not at my iMac at the mo so will check later.

Safari on both mac and iPad it although doesn’t happen on the pad.

If it’s a set option why is it so intermittent?
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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Andyp » 13 Jan 2022, 18:54

Stuart,
if you do a right mouse click while hovering over the URl does this option appear?

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Is the first option checked? If so uncheck. and clear cache & history.
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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Woodster » 13 Jan 2022, 19:05

Using Safari on an iPad the Reader option is shown here.

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Re: Different 'views'

Postby Stuart » 15 Jan 2022, 14:46

Andyp wrote:Stuart,
if you do a right mouse click while hovering over the URl does this option appear?

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Is the first option checked? If so uncheck. and clear cache & history.

Yes it was Andy.

Hopefully that'll sort it.

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