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Old 11-03-2011, 05:27 PM
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How many of you access a common group of forums each time you sign on? I hit about 10 - Aerodynamics, Beginners, Kit Building, Q&A , etc.

I got tired of accessing them one at a time even though Ihave RCUas a button on my tool bar so Ilooked for a way to use one action to open up all of my forums.

BTW - my primary browser is Firefox but Ialso use IE9 and this works very much the same with IE9. I also utilize the browser's tab feature which allows 1 browser window to access many different web pages, each as an individual tab. To move between the different windows, just mouse-click a new tab.

I created a bookmark / favorite for each of my RCUforum pages. I let the browser remember my user id and password. This is NOTan important password - just a browsing junk password that you'd give your kids. After bookmarking all the pages Igo to the browser's "organization" tool - usally part of the "show all bookmarks" option. Create a folder - maybe more than one - and then move all of the individual links into the appropriate folder. Iused 1 folder - My RCU - and moved each of the individual links into the folder. Then, and this is the key, I moved the "folder" to my tool bar. It now shows up on the tool bar with a folder icon.

Access? Simple - If I left-click the folder I can pick and chose an individual link. If, however, Iright-click the folder I can select "Open All Tabs" which automatically opens up all forum pages, each with their own tab.

For me it saves a bunch of time. For you? Time to play. If you have specific questions Ican cut-n-paste screen images and post them.

Pics were easier said than done ...

pic 1 - opened browse - tool bar is in view (3rd line down - Gmail, TWC, etc.)
pic 2 - left-click the My RCUForums button - I selected "Open all in tabs"
pic 3 - there are now a bunch of tabs just under the tool bar - each with the name of a different forum
pic 4 - in the upper right corner there's a "bookmarks" button for managing Firefox bookmarks
pic 5 - show all bookmarks was hit on previous screen - resulting in this screen - note upper left corner - "bookmarks toolbar" folder
pic 6 - toolbar opened up - see My RCUForums folder
pic 7 - selected My RCUForums folder - contents 8 pages.

You could have 3 bookmarks in the folder, 10 bookmarks, get creative


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Old 11-03-2011, 06:13 PM
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These are basically the same pics but for IE9 ...
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:51 PM
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Hey SeamusG. Maybe i've missed something here, but isn't what you have done, the same as accessing the forums you are interested in, through RCUniverse, with a forum subscription?
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I use the forum subscription. Works great and by using the New Posts funtion Iget to see new posts in just the forums I like.
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Very usefull tip

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Given how gawd awful long it takes to get RCU to respond to your browser when you access a single link, if you have 10 forums that you wish to "review" on a frequent basis, why on earth do you want to do them one at a time when you can request them all at one time, review the 1st, and when you move to the 2nd it will already have loaded, etc.

Btw - if I want to be notified by email of every single post to every single thread in a forum I will subscribe to the "forum". Me? I don't want to flood my inbox with potentially hundreds of emails. Maybe helpful if you are a moderator assigned to a forum and it is your responsibility to review each and every post ... I just want to scan a forum for new topic activities. If there are none of interest, I close the tab. If there is one or more of interest I will take a look. If that particular thread is of interest I will either post (and subscribe) or I will just subscribe to that thread.


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I would like to add one thing. You will not recieve hundreds of email notifications to new posts in a forum, unless you request this to happen. You must go to forum settings and click on the email notification box for that particular forum.
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You can choose to not receive emails.I don't access the forums one at a time, The new posts button brings up every subscibed forum with new posts page after page. I understand where your coming from though.
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Sorry to have brought it up (as usual I'm afraid).
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Both ways work it's just a preference thing. No harm ment. I never knew it could be done they way you do it. Thanks for showing!

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