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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by Dragosvr92 » Thu May 17, 2012 8:41 am

AmigoJack wrote: Why not having a new user setting? (Although I guess a lot of people will fall off as many are too lazy to browse through all of their UCP sites)
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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by Erik Frèrejean » Thu May 17, 2012 12:12 pm

AmigoJack wrote:Why not having a new user setting? (Although I guess a lot of people will fall off as many are too lazy to browse through all of their UCP sites)
Yez please, auto-focus always -1.
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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by KrystalRe » Thu May 31, 2012 11:33 am

Why not having a new user setting?
Agree, that would be great

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Post by Ger » Thu May 31, 2012 2:35 pm

There already are too many user settings.
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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by Lucas Malor » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:05 pm

callumacrae wrote:nobody has mentioned placeholders yet (the feature is essentially replicated anyway, iirc)
Not if you have JS disabled.

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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by Lucas Malor » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:08 am

Furthermore with CSS3 you can show / hide without JS:
http://devfiles.myopera.com/articles/18 ... u-ex1.html

Render with javascript the things that are javascript's.

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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by Dragosvr92 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:28 am

Lucas Malor wrote:
callumacrae wrote:nobody has mentioned placeholders yet (the feature is essentially replicated anyway, iirc)
Not if you have JS disabled.
True. The Curent JS functionality is lame anyways.
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=43149
Sadly, kinda all browsers changed the placeholder functionality. The text only disappears when you start typing, which i consider extremely retarded from the browser devs. We can control that by css tho. I posted how a whille back, in the thread above.
Lucas Malor wrote:Furthermore with CSS3 you can show / hide without JS:
http://devfiles.myopera.com/articles/18 ... u-ex1.html

Render with javascript the things that are javascript's.
That looks like Normal CSS to me 2.1, or whatever. You can (un)hide it on mouse click, but the selection isnt memorized.
Its a pretty hiding script tho. :)
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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by Lucas Malor » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:40 am

TheKiller wrote:Sadly, kinda all browsers changed the placeholder functionality. The text only disappears when you start typing, which i consider extremely retarded from the browser devs.
It's good with autofocus, so the placeholder doesn't vanish when the page loads.

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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by callumacrae » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:34 pm

TheKiller wrote:
Lucas Malor wrote:
callumacrae wrote:nobody has mentioned placeholders yet (the feature is essentially replicated anyway, iirc)
Not if you have JS disabled.
True. The Curent JS functionality is lame anyways.
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=43149
Sadly, kinda all browsers changed the placeholder functionality. The text only disappears when you start typing, which i consider extremely retarded from the browser devs. We can control that by css tho. I posted how a whille back, in the thread above.
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Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Post by Dragosvr92 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:53 pm

huh? What are you talking about. Browsing defaults?

If you mean the Javascript thing. I was saying that the html5 placeholder would be better, as the javascript placeholder Olympus uses because it wont be disabled if peoples chose to disable JS.

If you actually mean the CSS property i posted about to control the html5 placeholder, then thats also silly.
If its browser defaults that doesnt mean it is better. Why doesnt phpbb let the normal padding and margin, and it sets it to zero?
Why does phpbb use a font attribute/property to change the default browser font, and not just let it as it is ?

The idea to keep it "pure" is silly, and its also a bit hypocrite as it isnt pure at all. Sry.

The current js placeholder is set to make the text disappear on mouse click/focus. It should stay the same when the placeholder is added. Whats up if you set a CSS property to change it and make it look better?
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