On 9 Apr 2009, Richard Porter <ricp(a)minijem.plus.com> wrote:
> What's happened to the tracker? It's horrible!
It's not too bad in a 256-grey-scale screen mode!
> How do you make it display more than 10 messages?
At the right, above and below the messages, a writable icon can be set
to 100 maximum but, since the site seems to have reverted to session
cookies, that needs to be re-set at each visit. Reversion to session
cookies, also results in it being necessary to log-in, at each visit.
> Is it possible to use the old one?
If so, it's not apparent. For some time, the current layout has been
promoted as an optional 'beta', so it looks as though its perpetrators
have now judged it suitable for permanent use!
What's happened to the tracker? It's horrible! How do you make it
display more than 10 messages? Is it possible to use the old one?
|_|. _ Richard Porter http://www.minijem.plus.com/
Disclaimer: Please imagine about 50 lines of pointless clutter.
Updated Netsurf to Yesterdays (1st April) version.
The message reads "Scanning fonts-please wait"
So how many hours does one wait while the machine is frozen literally, for
this scan to finish.
After a substantial amount of time at Times.New.Roman and 88% showing on
the hourglass the only way I could get control of the machine was a back
Eventually, the only way I could get Netsurf to behave was temporarily
switch off all the fonts in my Font manager.
I guess as it was an April 1st version... :-(
On 2 Apr 2009, Dave Symes <dave(a)triffid.co.uk> wrote:
> Updated Netsurf to Yesterdays (1st April) version.
Running the same version here, no problem.
> The message reads "Scanning fonts-please wait" So how many hours does
> one wait while the machine is frozen literally, for this scan to
> After a substantial amount of time at Times.New.Roman and 88% showing
> on the hourglass the only way I could get control of the machine was a
> back button reset.
Try removing that font from your !Fonts directory. If that solves the
problem it means that something is amiss with the font. Having scanned
the fonts when it is first run, NetSurf stores the result in !Scrap.
Thus, to avoid font-scanning at every start-up, !Scrap should not be
kept in a RAMdisc. After the fonts have been scanned, NetSurf normally
loads in about ten seconds, on a SARPC.
Despite the delay it introduces into NetSurf's loading time, I like having a
very long site history. It's currently set to 365 days (and I would like to
set it to even longer). But if I select 'show global history', the window
only goes back three weeks. So it seems that I'm having to wait an
inordinately long time just for the privilege of an extensive URL
auto-complete facility. Now, that's actually the only bit I really care about;
but given that it's the only way I can access any history older than three
weeks anyway, is it possible to separate the auto-complete history from the
global history, or at least speed up the loading of the feature I'm using?
If so, is it something I can do, e.g. by pruning the URL file?
Or is the long loading delay more likely to be cookie-related? I haven't
cleared them out for a while either.
Where there's muck there's hope.