The "Float board to top" is helpful but still far too many clicks to get back
and forth between groups you wish to participate in (not to mention the
time delay). Is there some way to enable a "Static Navigation Pane"
where these "floated" boards could always be visible on the screeen?
You know, pretty much like a newsreader operates.
I wonder if just using browser favorites could compliment the float to top. Specifically I use FF folders for my frequent boards. Doesn't quite give you visibility into forum activity, but may make linking between favorite boards more efficient.
I am using browser bookmarks, and just leaving Chrome open all day. The nice thing about Chrome (maybe a feature in other browsers?) is that you can open all bookmarks in a folder at once. The problem is that it doesn't work to do that on these discussion groups. All the tabs open, but they don't all go to the correct group. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the fact that it logs in separately for each tab.
My workaround is to righ click the forum and select "open in new tab". I do this for each forum then just switch tabs within IE to change forums. Maybe not the best method but works for me.
That's what I'm trying too, saving my tab group as "AutoCAD Discussion" which includes 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, Cad Manglers, etc. Then in IE8 you can open an entire group. Still slower and clunkier than heck and navigation within threads is counterproductive at best.
Seems like a static nav pane would be very helpful, I've seen that before. I wish desk woould get some test user input into syuff like this before forcing a switch... oh, forgot, that what they do with each software release too.
Hopefully our beta efforts on this site will also not go wasted.
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