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What happened to the old "web upload page" where I could put in titles and descriptions when I uploaded the pictures...I miss that page. I don't like this new one with just the 10 boxes for uploading the picture...then you have to go to another page to put in the info for title/tag/desc.

The old way let me put in title/desc while I was uploading...Now I have to go to the "annotate" page to do that.
The old page clicking on the picture brought me to the "manage pic" page in the same window...then I could click again to go to the pic in the gallery, then again to just view the pic and URL.

NOW...I click on the pic in "annotate" and it opens a new window (I hate new windows, that's why I use firefox...so I can tab my webpages)...then I go to the manage page...and through all that stuff to get the URL for posting in my journal.

SO basically, you've added another step to my process...and I get another window that I didn't want.

I kinda like the annotate page, but I just don't want that extra step to get to the image URL. I guess I'll just have to right click and "view image" to get the URL...that would be easier...

So I guess my gripe (after much rambling) is that I don't like things to open in a new window when I click on them...I can do that on my own (and I'd open in a new tab, not a window). And why'd the web upload page get changed, I liked the way it was?

Could this be changed, or am I stuck with it?
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From:brad
Date:November 7th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
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I use firefox too and I hate new windows more than anybody. When I did the annotate page I specifically didn't open the window with JavaScript, but used the old-school methods (target=_blank) so if you're using Firefox, you can either shift-click the link or middle-click the link (if enabled) to open in a new table instead of a new window.

There are a lot of changes coming up to make it easier to get the URL to post to your journal.... in fact, one of them is that in the annotate page (and any page where you see a picture), you can mouse over the image and you'll get an on-image toolbar in the upper right which includes things like adding notes, rotating, showing URLs in a pop-up text box, posting it to your journal.....

So keep griping... we're listening!
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From:curly
Date:November 7th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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i've got a small gripe, brad. it's not about fotobilder, but about lj itself. what happened to the "add friend" button on the user info page? i used to love being able to add someone right from their user info page. now, i've got to go to my edit friends page every time. it's annoying. :/

thanks for all your hard work and for listening!
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From:brad
Date:November 7th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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It's there for me... first item in the list.
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From:curly
Date:November 7th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
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it's not there for me. i have to-do list, memories, search and gift options. wierd.
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From:camomiletea
Date:November 8th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)

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I liked the ability to enter the description and title immediately when uploading new pictures.

Also now it is impossible to add pictures into a new gallery entirely. When you select "[New Gallery...]" (in Firefox 1.0.7.), this adds the pictures to "Unsorted" instead and then you must go to Unsorted gallery, select the pictures, move them into the new gallery. When before, it was possible to create a new gallery right away and store the pictures in it. Not good.
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From:camomiletea
Date:November 8th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
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Oh, yes, one other thing -- since everything added to Unsorted is private after you move the pictures to a new Gallery you have to aslo go and fix the security setting.

Ugh.
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From:brad
Date:November 8th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
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This is being fixed.
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From:autumnyte
Date:November 7th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
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Agreed completely. I really liked the old interface, this one just isn't working for me.
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From:thisisnotmyname
Date:November 7th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
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i didn't like the new interface at first because for the first day or so.. it didn't work. at all.

seems to be behaving itself now..

i think the annote page has a lot of potential, but right now, there are ENTIRELY too many things to click just to get to the dang URL. i agree with this post completely.

it was a little ridiculous the old way too, but i had gotten used to it i guess. i say the URL should be readily available (quickly, plzkthx) for people who don't use the "post to lj" feature. *nods*
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From:thisisnotmyname
Date:November 7th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
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oh and i mean quickly as in "no more clicking and waiting and windows opening all over the place plz", not"RIGHT THIS SECOND CODE IT NOW" lol

/retard
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From:chibizel
Date:November 7th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
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somehow I stumbled onto the old page by a mis-click.. but when i deliberately tried to get back there, I couldn't find it. So, it is still around... somewhere. >_
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From:tooner
Date:November 7th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
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Even though Brad says above that you can shift-click or middle-click the link to get a new tab instead of a new window, I still think web interfaces shouldn't force you to do so. Their "good reasons for it" usually aren't. Also, that means that the first time you click a link you're unfamiliar with, you'll get a new window, curse, close the window, and then middle-click to get your tab.

Firefox has an option in Tools > Options... > Advanced > Tabbed Browsing that says "Force links that open new windows to open in:" and you can set it as "the same tab/window as the link" or "a new tab".

You probably don't see that option there, so you'll have to:
Enter "about:config" (minus quotes) in the Firefox address bar.
Enter "browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs" (again, minus quotes) in the filter bar.
Right-click anywhere on the resulting line.
Select "Toggle" to make the value "true".
Now you should be able to access the above option.

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From:kunzite1
Date:November 7th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)

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this was a helpful hint. thanks. :)
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From:curly
Date:November 7th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
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awesome. thank you!
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From:willow_dragon
Date:November 7th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
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That's probably my best solution...since the shift-click doesn't work for me, and I'm using a 2 button mouse, so no middle clicking for me. Thanks for that tip!!

Their "good reasons for it" usually aren't.

So true.
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From:genabear
Date:November 8th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)

Totally OT

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Just wanted to say that I really like your icon. Did you draw it?
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From:willow_dragon
Date:November 8th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)

Re: Totally OT

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That's from the South Park Character Generator...

http://www.southparkstudios.com/
From:genabear
Date:November 8th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)

Re: Totally OT

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Sorry for the miscommunication -- I was actually responding to tooner and the drawing of Pilot.
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From:tooner
Date:November 8th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)

Re: Totally OT

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Thanks a lot! Yes, I did draw it. I have a couple others in that set: Crichton, D'Argo, Scorpius, and Aeryn. Not many people recognize them, but I still can't bring myself to stop using them every now and then.

If you want to see them, here they are. (Aeryn is all the way at the bottom. I actually made it for someone else, but I put it with my other icons just so I don't lose it.)
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From:aerithfreak
Date:November 7th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
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I have to agree that I don't like the new interface one bit. The old was miles better. It was simple yet effective, and a world less tedious than this new one.
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From:dj_rabid_angel
Date:November 7th, 2005 12:21 pm (UTC)

Only related tangentially to the gripe. :]

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I really like the new interface. Usually I'm uploading, like, a bizzillion images to be posted to my journal. The old way -- drop down boxes asking me how many images I'd be uploading? -- was lame and clunky.

Then again that's become kinda moot too, as it appears that the bug that was keeping me from using my Windows client has been ironed out. Finally. :]
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