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Solved: forced preview in user settings

by LanX (Archbishop)
on Jan 17, 2019 at 22:13 UTC ( #1228700=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi

I had a conversation with rsFalse about one of his empty posts and he told me that he doesn't get a preview button.

So I suggested to uncheck "No Forced Preview" in User Settings , but he told me that there is no effect whatsoever.

I got curious and tried it out and it really doesn't seem to change anything. *

I'm not sure if this is related to his case and probably he already found another solution, but it seemed necessary to report that this feature doesn't seem to work.

UPDATE Solved

*) Sorry, pryrt  clarified it for me.

I wrongly expected the preview button to disappear.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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Re: forced preview in user settings
by haj (Hermit) on Jan 17, 2019 at 22:35 UTC

    I'm a bit startled because whenever I write a comment, I only have a preview button.

    I am quite fine with that because I like to double-check my writings anyway, and I am sure that I have never checked that option in my settings.

    Maybe the issue is related to some "session" or cookie lifetime? Or you can check the button, but not uncheck it because the software doesn't distinguish between "option off" and "option not set" (BTST)?

      I'm a bit startled because whenever I write a comment, I only have a preview button.

      Right, because you never enabled "No Force Preview". If you enabled "No Force Preview", then it would show both preview and create on the first form (edit: because it's not forcing you to preview). If you don't enable "No Force Preview" (the default), then your first form only shows the preview button (edit: because it is forcing you to preview).

        Ah you are right, I misunderstood the effect of enabling this feature.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      I'm a bit startled because whenever I write a comment, I only have a preview button.

      Same for me. I'm sure it has been this way ever since I joined (2011).

      I'm in favour of forced preview.

      But if this setting is buggy, there might be further trouble.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

        I'm in favour of forced preview.

        is there a preview option at all when you're trying to edit your post and hit stumbit?

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