Previewing threads link - have you noticed it? RRS feed

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  • I'm curious if people here are discovering the "Preview" link next to each thread?

    Personally it's my favorite new feature as it's much faster to see what's in the thread then to click into the thread and then come back.

    STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:08 PM

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  • I think that it is a GREAT feature Sam.
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:59 PM
  • I discovered it by accident; at least the arrow icon for doing that.

    It is useful, but it usually is less useful eventually. I usually end up opening the thread anyway for some reason, such as editing a spelling mistake in a reply I make. It is useful for deciding whether I want to reply but usually I do reply anyway.
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    Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:24 PM
  • Sorry but it's only any use if when you preview the thread it also removes the bold marking from the thread (which opening the thread does).

    As far as I know it doesn't. (Goes off to check)



    Well there you are, amazing, it does.

    So thanks Sam for pointing this out. This is indeed a time saver !! Much to my surprise ....
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    Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:13 PM
  • I guess I am confused. Sam's original post is from February 2008. We had this "Preview link" in V3. But now it is much more useful, because essentially all the functionality of the Thread View is available in the preview. In fact I don't think it is called preview any more -- it's just a feature of the much-improved Forum View .

    OTOH, I always thought, and still think, that this button/link is too small.

    However, an interesting (though perhaps unintended) feature is that on many/most browsers, you can also expand/collapse the thread by clicking to the right of the title. Try it!
    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:29 PM