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Turn Off Smilies

Postby Kumara » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:04 am

I can appreciate that some people love using smilies, while I rarely use them, and can live without them.

Presently there are so many of them, and I have to scroll 2 screens down every time I post. I tried to turn them off at User Control Panel, but they still appear. At the end of the many smilies, I still see the words "Smilies are ON"

How do I turn them off?
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Re: Turn Off Smilies

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:06 am

Kumara wrote:I can appreciate that some people love using smilies, while I rarely use them, and can live without them.

Presently there are so many of them, and I have to scroll 2 screens down every time I post. I tried to turn them off at User Control Panel, but they still appear. At the end of the many smilies, I still see the words "Smilies are ON"

How do I turn them off?
They are horrible things. Sadly the only way not to see them is to shut your eyes, which really does not help.
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Re: Turn Off Smilies

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:11 am

I don't like them either. I rarely use them.
I just tend to ignore the large table of smilies to the right of the text edit window.
We still have some legacy issues from a software upgrade some months ago and we are waiting for some glitches to be fixed on a new board platform that we hope to migrate to.
My suggestion to you is to try and put up with them for the time being.
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Re: Turn Off Smilies

Postby Doshin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:52 am

Inspired by this thread I found a "solution" for Firefox.

The solution is found on this page:
How to override the CSS of a site in Firefox with userContent.css?

I inserted this into to file:
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@-moz-document domain(www.dhammawheel.com) {
/* Emoticons panel */
#smiley-box {
    display: none;
}
}

Restarted FF, and smilies disappeared from my "post"-page. Disclaimer, I do not know if this ruins formatting in other places, but I'm confident enough to use it myself.

Some other aproaches:
- use BlockSite extension in FF, and block dhammawheel.com/images/smilies/* . Smilies still shows, but with their alt-text, which takes up less space.
- change FF setting on how to animate images to none/once, which take off some of the distraction that smilies introduce

My personal opinion on smileys... If you think you have to have a smiley, I would claim that your text has to be rewritten.

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Re: Turn Off Smilies

Postby Kumara » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:55 am

tiltbillings wrote:They are horrible things. Sadly the only way not to see them is to shut your eyes, which really does not help.

Haha! Horrible, huh? I could make them disappear by setting my Opera to show no images, but it's not a good solution either.

Actually, I can bear up with these gremlins. My real wish is to have the Submit and Preview buttons just below this box I'm typing in. The hoard of smilies push them so far down.

I recall being in another forum, which I think uses the same program, where the bunch of smilies don't occupy so much space. There are many actually, but most of them are hidden unless a button (I think More) is clicked to reveal their extended family members. If the admin guys can make this little change for the time being, I'd be very happy. :-)
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Re: Turn Off Smilies

Postby Doshin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:01 am

Kumara wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:They are horrible things. Sadly the only way not to see them is to shut your eyes, which really does not help.

Haha! Horrible, huh? I could make them disappear by setting my Opera to show no images, but it's not a good solution either.

Actually, I can bear up with these gremlins. My real wish is to have the Submit and Preview buttons just below this box I'm typing in. The hoard of smilies push them so far down.


The solution in my previous post applies to Opera as well, although the setup is a little different, but take a look at:
http://www.lostsaloon.com/technology/ho ... and-opera/

I dont have/use Opera, maybe another hardcore Opera-user can assist ?

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Re: Turn Off Smilies

Postby Kumara » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:28 am

Doshin wrote:The solution in my previous post applies to Opera as well, although the setup is a little different

With your input, I've manage to vanquish the mob!

Opera allows assigning site preferences, which includes an overriding css. In this case I copied most of yours and added !important to make it work.
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/* Emoticons panel */
#smiley-box
{ display:none !important; }

I named it dhammawheel.css

Thanks for your help. Now the two buttons are just below this box I'm typing. Yoohoo!
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