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Guide ,
Oct 11, 2015

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I have been a little frustrated with the forums and getting to the inbox quickly.

If anyone else is finding this an annoyance this may be a solution.

I use Chrome and it has an addon called tampermonkey.

this should also work with firefoxes addon, greasemonkey.

here is the very simple script I have written to give me a link straight to my forum inbox.

// ==UserScript==

// @name         Adobe Forums Inbox Link

// @version      0.1

// @description  adds a link directly to your inbox

// @author       Qwertyfly

// @match        https://forums.adobe.com/*

// ==/UserScript==

var Qitem = document.createElement ('li');

Qitem.innerHTML = '<a href="/inbox" class="j-globalNavLink j-ui-elem" role="menuitem"><span class="nav-link">inbox</span></a>';

Qitem.setAttribute ('id', 'myButton1');

Qitem.setAttribute ('class', 'active  j-globalNav-li j-ui-elem')

document.getElementById ("j-globalNav").appendChild (Qitem);

if anyone would like to use this feel free.

also, let me know if you have improvements...

I'm happy to help anyone who needs a hand getting this up and running.

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inbox button (now I have one...)

Guide ,
Oct 11, 2015

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I have been a little frustrated with the forums and getting to the inbox quickly.

If anyone else is finding this an annoyance this may be a solution.

I use Chrome and it has an addon called tampermonkey.

this should also work with firefoxes addon, greasemonkey.

here is the very simple script I have written to give me a link straight to my forum inbox.

// ==UserScript==

// @name         Adobe Forums Inbox Link

// @version      0.1

// @description  adds a link directly to your inbox

// @author       Qwertyfly

// @match        https://forums.adobe.com/*

// ==/UserScript==

var Qitem = document.createElement ('li');

Qitem.innerHTML = '<a href="/inbox" class="j-globalNavLink j-ui-elem" role="menuitem"><span class="nav-link">inbox</span></a>';

Qitem.setAttribute ('id', 'myButton1');

Qitem.setAttribute ('class', 'active  j-globalNav-li j-ui-elem')

document.getElementById ("j-globalNav").appendChild (Qitem);

if anyone would like to use this feel free.

also, let me know if you have improvements...

I'm happy to help anyone who needs a hand getting this up and running.

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Oct 13, 2015

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Why not just bookmark it?

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Why not just have a button on the page that needs it.

If your happy to have it as a bookmark then do that.

I think this should be there and it works for me,

and I posted this so that if anyone else would like to use it they can.

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Adobe removed the default navigation menu on the left side of the welcome page as they want users to follow a different route into the site. We don't encourage users to hack the site pages - things like class identifiers can change without warning and the CSS assumes the page content is exactly as-served.

If there are unread items in your Inbox, the notification icon appears next to your avatar - click it to open the summary, click any item to go there. Just like Facebook. If your Inbox is empty, access it via the avatar > Inbox and Activity link.

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So I need to click avatar,

pause as that info is loaded,

click "inbox & activity",

then wait for that to load, then click inbox,

then wait for that to load.

vs

click inbox

whatever!

if the class identifiers change then the button gets ugly,

if adobe has issue with people making modifications to the way they view the site, bad luck.

if Dave feels like he needs to get all upset that I did it this way and not set up a bookmark like he suggests, that's just bad luck for him.

if this helps someone else who finds navigating this form a little tedious at time, then that's great.

if it does not help anyone, and I wasted my time posting it here, then at least the time I wasted on this post is made up for with the time I will save by tweaking the forum layout.

why not go and find a different post to slag.

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No, you don't need to do it the long way except for the first tine. Then you can bookmark your Inbox page and access it directly for ever afterwards. Quite frankly, I fail to see any advantage on using your script instead of bookmarking the page once. But of course you are entitled to think otherwise.

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Quite frankly, not everyone uses their computer in the same way as you.

I have dozens of bookmarks, and I use them.

I also could also just remember the address "https://forums.adobe.com/inbox" and type that in the address bar each time.

or I can add a bookmark, to the page, so that it only shows up on the pages I want and does not clutter my bookmarks (this is what I have done).

I use illustrator every day.

I use scripts in illustrator for every document I work on.

yet you can't add shortcuts to scripts.

So I have done a bit of a Hack so that I can run scripts from a shortcut.

its a very adobe way of thinking to be so narrow minded that the adobe way is the only way.

quite a negative bunch here aren't we...

its interesting to note that the participants of the illustrator scripting forum are not so narrow mind as the folk I've encountered here so far.

I decided to do it this way, and it suits me.

Feel free to do it however you wish!

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You haven't received sarcasm in this thread, but you have used it generously. This seems to indicate that you are not interested in making friends around here. Again, that's your privilege.

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