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    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 12th Apr 18, 2:32 PM
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    BlueBella
    New Forum Version - they've locked me in!
    • #1
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:32 PM
    New Forum Version - they've locked me in! 12th Apr 18 at 2:32 PM
    Oh no, I was using the old forum layout and today 'they' have changed it to the new forum layout and I cannot change it back! Unhappy but I suppose I will just have to get used to it....
    A big thanks to all who post and sprinkling lucky dust to all who enter

    I never knew how strong i was until being strong was my only choice....Don't Judge My Path If You Haven't Walked My Journey....
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    • dontone
    • By dontone 12th Apr 18, 2:36 PM
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    • #2
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:36 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:36 PM
    Oh no, I was using the old forum layout and today 'they' have changed it to the new forum layout and I cannot change it back! Unhappy but I suppose I will just have to get used to it....
    Originally posted by BlueBella
    I've just had a whinge too.
    It's too squished together, and looks horrible. If it ain't broke......
    Be Lucky
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, 250 Reward Your thirst, 500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

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    • chocolateone
    • By chocolateone 12th Apr 18, 2:36 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:36 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:36 PM
    me too!

    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 12th Apr 18, 2:38 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:38 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:38 PM
    I preferred the old version but I suppose we have to move on with the times.....it will take me a few days to get used to the new colours, spacing etc though!
    A big thanks to all who post and sprinkling lucky dust to all who enter

    I never knew how strong i was until being strong was my only choice....Don't Judge My Path If You Haven't Walked My Journey....
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 12th Apr 18, 2:42 PM
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    • #5
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:42 PM
    Mine's still the old version ... you can't change it to "Old version" here : http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/profile.php?do=manageversion

    ?
    *Good Luck * Be Lucky * Stay Lucky*
    • tgroom57
    • By tgroom57 12th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
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    • #6
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
    I am on the squished green version (fixed masthead) middle option in between 2 others. this morning there was a stretchy green version, but it's since disappeared.

    I'm going to start looking at other comping websites - because the new blue with pale grey font version lacks contrast. All the wrong bits stand out on that version.

    Actually, the weekly email is less useful (same old, same old) than it was a few years ago, so I might just dump MSE altogether. Funny how Martin's weekly twitter poll never mentions "Do you like the new forum design".

    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 12th Apr 18, 2:53 PM
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    • #7
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:53 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:53 PM
    Hi folks

    Turning off old forum versions

    Work to switch the forum to HTTPS needs to be done on all versions (skins) of the forum. To reduce the time and resource it takes to make the switch we need to switch off some of those old forum skins and migrate the forum members who are on them to a newer skin (the one prior to the new blue skin). This will affect around 1,000 of you. You will still be on an old, green version of the Forum and will, of course, still be able to choose to switch to the newest, blue version if you decide to. We're sorry this may affect your use of the Forum. Our priority, though, has to be the security of the site.

    MSE Forum Team.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    User CP > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > Forum Skin

    The New Masthead, stretchy is no longer an option.

    If you want green you must choose New Masthead, fixed width

    If you want blue you can choose Use Forum Default

    If you choose the green version and don't like the space at each side then you can Zoom the page by 110% or 125%. This is especially useful for those with sight problems.
    • janE1956
    • By janE1956 12th Apr 18, 2:57 PM
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    • #8
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:57 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:57 PM
    not happy, need glasses anyway to see but this has made everything smaller
    as I would think there are more "older" compers than younger ones the powers that be should think of this and if anything enlarge the site!!!!
    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 12th Apr 18, 3:04 PM
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    • #9
    • 12th Apr 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 3:04 PM
    Mine's still the old version ... you can't change it to "Old version" here : http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/profile.php?do=manageversion

    ?
    Originally posted by sleepyjones
    No, it used to work but now it doesn't!
    A big thanks to all who post and sprinkling lucky dust to all who enter

    I never knew how strong i was until being strong was my only choice....Don't Judge My Path If You Haven't Walked My Journey....
    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 12th Apr 18, 3:10 PM
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    BlueBella
    For the past few days the site has been really slow for me so I had a feeling updates were going on behind closed doors.....the one positive thing about the new verson is that it is running fast for me
    A big thanks to all who post and sprinkling lucky dust to all who enter

    I never knew how strong i was until being strong was my only choice....Don't Judge My Path If You Haven't Walked My Journey....
    • cinders59
    • By cinders59 12th Apr 18, 3:27 PM
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    cinders59
    User CP > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > Forum Skin

    The New Masthead, stretchy is no longer an option.

    If you want green you must choose New Masthead, fixed width

    If you want blue you can choose Use Forum Default

    If you choose the green version and don't like the space at each side then you can Zoom the page by 110% or 125%. This is especially useful for those with sight problems.
    Originally posted by One-Eye
    My page is already at zoom 150% and the writing is still smaller for me than before don't know why they couldn't keep the stretchy setting as there must be more people on me here that don't have good eye sight, I managed to get the stretch view this morning but not there anymore
    Thanks to all who post comps
    ITV winners membersclub#2
    • janE1956
    • By janE1956 12th Apr 18, 3:37 PM
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    how do i zoom please
    • cinders59
    • By cinders59 12th Apr 18, 4:00 PM
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    how do i zoom please
    Originally posted by janE1956
    Mine is at the bottom right hand corner of the page I have open. it is permanently set on 150% due to my bad eyesight
    Thanks to all who post comps
    ITV winners membersclub#2
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 12th Apr 18, 4:13 PM
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    It's in the menu in your browser ... or hold down CTRL and push the + button (on your keyboard)
    *Good Luck * Be Lucky * Stay Lucky*
    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 12th Apr 18, 4:44 PM
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    BlueBella
    User CP > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > Forum Skin

    The New Masthead, stretchy is no longer an option.

    If you want green you must choose New Masthead, fixed width

    If you want blue you can choose Use Forum Default

    If you choose the green version and don't like the space at each side then you can Zoom the page by 110% or 125%. This is especially useful for those with sight problems.
    Originally posted by One-Eye
    Thanks - I have changed mine to the green version and made the page wider by zooming It is much easier on my eyes now!
    A big thanks to all who post and sprinkling lucky dust to all who enter

    I never knew how strong i was until being strong was my only choice....Don't Judge My Path If You Haven't Walked My Journey....
    • Painkiller
    • By Painkiller 12th Apr 18, 4:49 PM
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    Painkiller
    My post from the other thread on this topic;

    Make sure you're on the green 'New masthead, fixed width' forum skin.

    Install the 'Stylish' extension;

    Firefox
    Chrome

    Download & install the max width style for MSE from here;

    https://userstyles.org/styles/59885/moneysavingexpert-com-forums-max-width
    Originally posted by Painkiller
    • cagsd
    • By cagsd 12th Apr 18, 5:06 PM
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    cagsd
    The layout hasn't changed for me, still the way it's always been! Hopefully it will stay that way....

    • Midnighter
    • By Midnighter 12th Apr 18, 5:09 PM
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    Midnighter
    Mine's still the old version ... you can't change it to "Old version" here : http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/profile.php?do=manageversion

    ?
    Originally posted by sleepyjones
    Yep, still happily on the old version.
    '...luck came to those who left a space for it.' Terry Pratchett
    • cinders59
    • By cinders59 12th Apr 18, 5:30 PM
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    Hi Painkiller it works for me with stylish, but in the post #7 MSE Andrea states

    . Our priority, though, has to be the security of the site.
    I am using stylish with the stretchy width, so is that going to compromise security?
    Thanks to all who post comps
    ITV winners membersclub#2
    • Painkiller
    • By Painkiller 12th Apr 18, 5:40 PM
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    Painkiller
    Hi Painkiller it works for me with stylish, but in the post #7 MSE Andrea states

    . Our priority, though, has to be the security of the site.
    I am using stylish with the stretchy width, so is that going to compromise security?
    Originally posted by cinders59
    No idea, but the site looks **** without it so I'm sticking with it
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