Little megaphone

(Geoff Allam) #1

On a totally new and unrelated topic, has anyone figured out how to get rid of or relocate the little megaphone icon in the lower left side of the page?

Blue dot over pa on my page?
(Erica Moss) #2

You can put a little piece of tape over it.

(69 FHC ) #3

I used tape to mask part of the monitor and then hit the megaphone icon with white spray paint, flat white, if it matters. :smiling_imp::innocent::rofl:

(Andrew Waugh) #4

It’s the icon to start the chat.

It can be neither hidden, nor moved, but it’s a good idea - I’ll ask the developer if that might be possible.

(Geoff Allam) #5

Can’t do that. Then I would mistake it for a check engine light. :roll_eyes:

(Daniel Cusick) #6

So does that explain the blue dot over it on my phone?

(Andrew Waugh) #7

I’m not sure what you mean by “blue dot over it”. Normally blue dots indicate that someone has posted in a topic that you are watching.

(69 FHC ) #8


(Andrew Waugh) #9

Ah… wait a sec, that means that something has been posted there since you last visited.

(69 FHC ) #10

Is this what I should see when I click on the megaphone?

(Andrew Waugh) #11

Double click on “Pub”

(69 FHC ) #12

Got it. Zip going on there for the past two days.

And I was trying to think of the right term. In the U. S. at least those things that look like that icon are called Bullhorns.

(Andrew Waugh) #13

scroll down. iirc it only scrolls to where you last were.

(69 FHC ) #14

Yes, I see. I was expecting the most recent replies to be at the top.

(David Langley) #15

Another vote for getting rid of that intrusive megaphone symbol, now with a blue dot for some unknown reason. Also, what happened to the Category list that you used to get when you clicked on the menu (3 horizontal bars) symbol? Instead of getting a list of all categories like you used to, with each one in the same place ever time you click on it, now you only get a subset of the list, and they move around each time you click on it, so you have to search to find the one you want. I guess I must be a bit of a Luddite, but this seems like change for changes sake…


(Geoff Allam) #16

I would also like to add my vote for the previous system unless there is some really good reas9n for the change.

(Andrew Waugh) #17

Unfortunately updates to Discourse sometimes include such surprises. New functions get implemented and defaults aren’t always optimal for our specific environment, so there’s a bit of catch up to be played after each major update.

I believe I’ve found a setting to regulate the number of categories shown under the hamburger. I’ll change that now.

(Geoff Allam) #18

Excellent. Just checked and it is back to normal. Thankyou.

(David Langley) #19

Thanks Andrew. There are now more Categories displayed, which is good. I’ll watch it over the next few days to see if the categories remain in the same place in the display that they used to.

(Andrew Waugh) #20

To get rid of the bullhorn, see