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Along the lines of you CAN teach an old dog new tricks:

I just discovered that if I highlight/select text in someone's post, I get a "reply/quote" popup which is a real shortcut for hitting the reply button and then editing the quotation! NEAT!!. E.g., below, where I highlighted a little piece of GG's cookie post above:

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I use that a lot, it's a convenient time saver! Now if I could just remember how to do multi-quote replies...
 

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Question...when I reply to a thread, the function bar or whatever just above this text box doesn't work. How do I turn it on?
 

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Question...when I reply to a thread, the function bar or whatever just above this text box doesn't work. How do I turn it on?
Good question, effin. I don't know why the software defaults to this mode, but it's easy... Just click on the "toggle BB code" icon (two square parens).
 

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Good question, effin. I don't know why the software defaults to this mode, but it's easy... Just click on the "toggle BB code" icon (two square parens).
It doesn’t default; it gets tapped by accident. Super easy to do and drives me crazy.
 

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It doesn’t default; it gets tapped by accident. Super easy to do and drives me crazy.
These days everything I tap gets screwed up. My old Logitech mouse has served well over the years. I've had like 3 of them. This one is worn out and I hit the left button and it either doesn't work, or it's a double click and I end up in all kinds of trouble. Bought a new one that wan't new. They call them refurbs or something. I forget but thought I was doing well to save $15!! The thing wouldn't initialize and then finally it did, and worked well for exactly 32 hours, then just quit never to work again. So I went to Whole Foods in the pouring rain yesterday to return it to Amazon and today I order a NEW one!! It'll be here by tomorrow. Until then, lots of new windows opening and stuff I didn't want to happen.
 

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These days everything I tap gets screwed up. My old Logitech mouse has served well over the years. I've had like 3 of them. This one is worn out and I hit the left button and it either doesn't work, or it's a double click and I end up in all kinds of trouble. Bought a new one that wan't new. They call them refurbs or something. I forget but thought I was doing well to save $15!! The thing wouldn't initialize and then finally it did, and worked well for exactly 32 hours, then just quit never to work again. So I went to Whole Foods in the pouring rain yesterday to return it to Amazon and today I order a NEW one!! It'll be here by tomorrow. Until then, lots of new windows opening and stuff I didn't want to happen.

Three things I never cheap out on computer-wise: keyboard, mouse, and monitor. They are what interface you to the machine and they can make or break the experience.
 

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Three things I never cheap out on computer-wise: keyboard, mouse, and monitor. They are what interface you to the machine and they can make or break the experience.
I know that now.... what a stupid thing for me to do. I mean, the grief it's caused me for $15??? Please..... (y)(y)
 

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My old Logitech mouse has served well over the years. I've had like 3 of them.
I'm good with my MacBook. :) Personally, I much prefer the Apple trackpad to a mouse, Tom. Have you ever tried one? I don't know if they work on PCs.
Don't forget a nice chair for the butt-machine interface. And speakers. Nice ones.
"butt-machine" interface. I like that. Sounds more like a toilet seat than a chair though. And, at that, I stop my blathering... ;)
 

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Is there a gallery or some listing of the photos we've uploaded if we want to re-use them in a post? I.e., rather than attaching the same file more than once....
 

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Actually, I see that they're all numbered, so I guess I can use the photo number to include it in another post.
 

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Is there a gallery or some listing of the photos we've uploaded if we want to re-use them in a post? I.e., rather than attaching the same file more than once....

No. IMO this is a major flaw in the Xenforo package. We'll see if the next version gets better in this regard.

Actually, I see that they're all numbered, so I guess I can use the photo number to include it in another post.

You can also just right-click the image and use the URL. Same effect either way.
 

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I have a question about the functionality of animations like gif files. I posted a gif file HERE, but it only animates if you click on the graphic. Is that the way it's supposed to work or did I do something wrong?
 

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I have a question about the functionality of animations like gif files. I posted a gif file HERE, but it only animates if you click on the graphic. Is that the way it's supposed to work or did I do something wrong?
If you insert it as an image, it works.

Eg., click on the image button and enter the URL for the gif image on the site, as in "[ IMG]https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php?attachments/sys-gif.78916/[ /IMG]"

index.php


What I'm not sure about is whether you can reference it directly with the ATTACH syntax, e.g., "[ ATTACH alt="sys.gif"]78916[ /ATTACH]"
 
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