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Engaged ,
Aug 13, 2012

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When I visit the Photoshop Forum and click on a post, any post, the page that loads is scrolled to the bottom.

http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general

I am on an early 2008 Mac Pro, with 10 GB RAM, running Mountain Lion, browser is Safari 6.0, but this also happened in Safari 5. This also happened under LIon. No matter which post I open, I land at the bottom of the page instead of the top. This only happens in Adobe Forums, no other sites.

Here is a screen shot, for what it may be worth (not much, I'll wager), of a freshly loaded forum post. Note that I did not scroll to the bottom. The page loaded that way:

Screen Shot 2012-08-13 at 3.24.25 PM.png

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You're in view=overview mode in the forums.

That is, you're visiting http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general?view=overview

Every link shown in that view is the most recent post in that thread (shown by the page anchor fragment in the URL - the bit after the hash # symbol). Clicking on each link jumps to the most recent post (usually but not always at the bottom of each page - hence the jump you're seeing every time you click a link).

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4624317#4624317

Overview mode has never appealed to me.

Try the view=discussions mode of the forum (every link ends with the ?tstart=0 fragment)

That is, visit http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general?view=discussions

I only ever use the view=discussions URL to visit every Adobe forum and that's what I have bookmarked in my browsers.

When I specifically want to go directly to the most recent post in a thread then I click the "xx minutes/hours ago" link in "Last Post" column.

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Photoshop Forum jumps to page bottom every time

Engaged ,
Aug 13, 2012

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When I visit the Photoshop Forum and click on a post, any post, the page that loads is scrolled to the bottom.

http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general

I am on an early 2008 Mac Pro, with 10 GB RAM, running Mountain Lion, browser is Safari 6.0, but this also happened in Safari 5. This also happened under LIon. No matter which post I open, I land at the bottom of the page instead of the top. This only happens in Adobe Forums, no other sites.

Here is a screen shot, for what it may be worth (not much, I'll wager), of a freshly loaded forum post. Note that I did not scroll to the bottom. The page loaded that way:

Screen Shot 2012-08-13 at 3.24.25 PM.png

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Correct answer by John_Waller | Adobe Community Professional

You're in view=overview mode in the forums.

That is, you're visiting http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general?view=overview

Every link shown in that view is the most recent post in that thread (shown by the page anchor fragment in the URL - the bit after the hash # symbol). Clicking on each link jumps to the most recent post (usually but not always at the bottom of each page - hence the jump you're seeing every time you click a link).

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4624317#4624317

Overview mode has never appealed to me.

Try the view=discussions mode of the forum (every link ends with the ?tstart=0 fragment)

That is, visit http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general?view=discussions

I only ever use the view=discussions URL to visit every Adobe forum and that's what I have bookmarked in my browsers.

When I specifically want to go directly to the most recent post in a thread then I click the "xx minutes/hours ago" link in "Last Post" column.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 13, 2012

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I can see the link on your screenshot: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4618532#4618532

As opposed to http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1048862

It depends where you click:

ps1.png

goes to the first post,

ps2.png

goes to the last post.

(At least this is so with Firefox 14 on Windows 7)

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Engaged ,
Aug 13, 2012

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As I said, I simply clicked on the title of the post in the forum, and that is how the page loads. There is nowhere else to click. Am I holding it wrong?

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Advocate ,
Aug 14, 2012

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Gary Politzer schrieb:

As I said, I simply clicked on the title of the post in the forum, and that is how the page loads. There is nowhere else to click. Am I holding it wrong?

As Pat points out, the forum titles link to the top of the page - you can see that by the ?start=0 at the end of the URL, e.g. this thread:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1048969?tstart=0

Check again and look to see what URL your browser shows you when you mouse over the link.

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Engaged ,
Aug 15, 2012

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There is nothing on my forum page that even looks like Pat's screen shots above. The Photoshop Forum looks like this. There is no place to click but the post titles. When I click on one, the page that opens is scrolled to the bottom of the page, even though the link pointed to the top. That is all:

Screen Shot 2012-08-15 at 12.59.29 PM.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 15, 2012

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You're in view=overview mode in the forums.

That is, you're visiting http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general?view=overview

Every link shown in that view is the most recent post in that thread (shown by the page anchor fragment in the URL - the bit after the hash # symbol). Clicking on each link jumps to the most recent post (usually but not always at the bottom of each page - hence the jump you're seeing every time you click a link).

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4624317#4624317

Overview mode has never appealed to me.

Try the view=discussions mode of the forum (every link ends with the ?tstart=0 fragment)

That is, visit http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general?view=discussions

I only ever use the view=discussions URL to visit every Adobe forum and that's what I have bookmarked in my browsers.

When I specifically want to go directly to the most recent post in a thread then I click the "xx minutes/hours ago" link in "Last Post" column.

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Engaged ,
Aug 15, 2012

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That fixes it. I never knew there was any other view! Seriously, how would someone coming from the Adobe Forums page ever know about this Discussions view? There is no link to it.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 15, 2012

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Gary Politzer wrote:

how would someone coming from the Adobe Forums page ever know about this Discussions view? There is no link to it.

I thought every user had the tabs with the different views before the skin update a few weeks ago?

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 16, 2012

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Pat, I think admins in some forums have changed things around.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 16, 2012

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I interpreted that to mean view=discussions was probably going to evaporate sooner or later, and it was kept around for compatibility with peoples' bookmarks.  That would make some sense for handling web functionality that's being deprecated.

Interestingly, it's the view I had chosen and set as default some time ago.  Is that ability (to set the default) missing now too?

I wonder if it really is on purpose or just an accident of the redesign. With this site it's easy to wonder.

It would be a shame to lose view=discussions - it's a far more useful view than the now default overview.

-Noel

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 16, 2012

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John C may know more than me, but he's on vacation this week.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 16, 2012

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Noel Carboni wrote:

It would be a shame to lose view=discussions - it's a far more useful view than the now default overview.

Amen to that.

The other views are nothing but meaningless clutter for me.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 17, 2012

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Noel Carboni wrote:

... With this site it's easy to wonder.

It would be a shame to lose view=discussions - it's a far more useful view than the now default overview.

Agree 100%.  Indeed, I find the "Overview" useless and even obnoxious.  Discussions has been my default from day one.

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Aug 20, 2012

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station_two wrote:

Noel Carboni wrote:

... With this site it's easy to wonder.

It would be a shame to lose view=discussions - it's a far more useful view than the now default overview.

Agree 100%.  Indeed, I find the "Overview" useless and even obnoxious.  Discussions has been my default from day one.

Agree!! Agree!!! I have the Discussions view of my favorite forums bookmarked and absolutely HATE it when I navigate to a new forum and get the "Overview" view.  It is more than useless - it is a waste of time. I hate it I hate it!

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