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Sat Apr 13, 2013, 08:46 PM

Any way to make all poster's signatures and avatars not load?

I want to see only the text/photos/videos in the posts - the rest is distracting and seems to make load time increase.

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Reply Any way to make all poster's signatures and avatars not load? (Original post)
JimDandy Apr 2013 OP
Make7 Apr 2013 #1
JimDandy Apr 2013 #2
Make7 Apr 2013 #3
Recursion Apr 2013 #4
JimDandy Apr 2013 #5
ConcernedCanuk Apr 2013 #8
JimDandy Apr 2013 #9
hunter Apr 2013 #6
Recursion Apr 2013 #7

Response to JimDandy (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 11:16 PM

1. You can hide them with a user style sheet...

Last edited Sun Apr 14, 2013, 01:01 AM - Edit history (1)

... but even though you won't see them, the text and images will still load.

I'm not hiding avatars, but I am hiding signatures - here are the CSS rules I'm using plus an additional one to hide avatars:

[div class="excerpt" style="display:inline-block; margin-left:1em; border:1px solid #bfbfbf; border-radius:0.4615em; box-shadow:-1px -1px 3px #999999 inset;"].post-sig
{
    display: none !important;  
}
.post-sig+div
{
    display: none !important;  
}
.post-sig+center
{
    display: none !important;  
}

p.post-avatar
{
    display:none !important;  
}


There may be a couple user signatures where the poster is using html/css that is broken which will cause that signature to be visible, but other than those rare exceptions it should hide everything.

How you get these style sheet rules to take effect depends on your browser and OS - some can be done without add-ons/extensions/plug-ins (i.e. Opera, FireFox), some are easy by using the Stylish extension (i.e. FireFox, Chrome), and others are more difficult - which would probably make me add some more specific selectors in those rules to make sure they work properly.

I suggest googling "user style sheet" + your browser and OS. If you can't find anything useful in the results, you can ask me how to do it for what you are using - although I don't have access to every browser/OS combination, so I may not be very helpful.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 11:33 PM

2. Thanks so much. Will give it a try.

Anything to make the environment less busy really helps with ADD people like me.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 01:01 AM

3. I'm also hiding the the post counts, and the icons by them.

(NOTE: see my edit to the previous post - apparently stacking the signature css selectors didn't work so I made them all separate rules.)

Well, I'm actually making the post counts the same color as the background, so you can see them if you select the text to highlight it. I also changed the 'edited text' link to light gray and moved it to the right side of the post. Here they are if you want to try them.

[div class="excerpt" style="display:inline-block; margin-left:1em; border:1px solid #bfbfbf; border-radius:0.4615em; box-shadow:-1px -1px 3px #999999 inset;"]span.show-post-count
{
    top: 0px !important;  
    padding-left: 0.5em !important;  
    color: #e6e6e6 !important;  
}
a.author2
{
    top: 0px !important;  
}
p.post-author2
{
    padding-bottom: 4px !important;  
}
h3.post-title
{
    padding-top: 1px !important;  
}
img.star-icon
{
    top: 0px !important;  
}
a.post-button-profile,
a.post-button-journal,
a.post-button-mail,
a.post-button-ignore
{
    display: none !important;  
}

p.post-edited
{
    color: #ffffff !important;  
    text-align: right !important;  
}
p.post-edited a
{
    color: #999999 !important;  
    text-decoration: none !important;  
}


Some of that was to fix spacing issues when I hid the author icons, it might need to be modified slightly for browsers other than FireFox though.

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Response to JimDandy (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 09:27 AM

4. Donors can switch to the Mobile format which doesn't have them

At least I think that's still limited to donors.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:23 PM

5. This problem doesn't occur on my cell phone.

I'm not a donor, but I have a mobile format that is avatar, signature, and ad-free when I use my cell phone to access DU. Although that clean interface makes for efficient reading, the device's small screen is not the best way to experience DU. So I'm looking for a way to create nearly that same experience on my laptop (can't get rid of the ads on it though, without being a donor).

Earlier versions of DU allowed members to check/uncheck whether you wanted to view avatars and/or signatures, but not this version. Sound's like, short of becoming a donor, that the previous poster's coding solution is what's available to solve this problem.

Thanks so much for your input.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:28 AM

8. You don't have to donate very much nowadays

 

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5 - 10 bucks, Admins changed the policy recently,

but maybe not forever if some do not donate larger amounts.

GET IN ON THE SALE!

problems solved.

CC

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Response to ConcernedCanuk (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 12:21 PM

9. So true. Will be able to spare

the money next month. It'll have to be on the small end of your range, though, so hope they don't change it.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:14 PM

6. It may be a glitch, but last time I looked DU misidentifies my Opera/Linux as a mobile device.

I had to set my Mobile preferences set to "classic" view.

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Response to hunter (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:24 PM

7. I know there's a firefox extension to set your useragent per-site

That might be something to look at.

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