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Infinite / Automatic Scroll: issues, q&a, disable on desktop version

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"FT Desktop Infinite Scroll" feature for desktop viewing introduced Jan 2017

NOTE: Selecting the Mobile Skin / display format will activate Infinite Scroll.

Opting out of "FT Desktop Infinte Scroll" skin:
Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
How to opt out:

If you opt out, your pagination will revert to the “classic” FT Desktop View skin when you are logged into your FT account. Bear in mind that if you visit FT before logging in, you will see the infinite scroll.

To opt out, you can see this post or just go to

My FlyerTalk->Edit Options->Thread Display Options->“Disable Desktop Infinite Scroll”

Click the check box and click SAVE CHANGES.

If infinite scroll is set to default style and you keep reverting to infinite scroll:
Originally Posted by TheLifeOfA_NKCM View Post
... Unfortunately since it's set to be the default style, opting out wont work.

So, with that said, you'll need to go into the "My Options" page and both disable infinite scroll and change your default style/skin to FT Desktop ..also don't forget to save!



Hope this helps!

Originally Posted by [B
Spanish[/B];27896638]All you need to do is add "?styleid=17" to the end of any Flyertalk URL.

For those with Greasemonkey, a simple script for you. You no needing to be logged in for this to be effective.

Here you go:


Code:
 // ==UserScript==
 // @name        Flyertalk_Remove_Infinite_Scroll
 // @match       *://*.flyertalk.com/*
 // @run-at      document-start
 // @grant       none
 // ==/UserScript==
 
 var oldUrlPath  = window.location.pathname;
 
 /*--- Test that "?styleid=17" is at end of URL, excepting any "hashes"
 or searches.
 */
 if (window.location.href.toString().indexOf("?styleid=17") != -1) return false;
 if ( ! /\?styleid=17$/.test (oldUrlPath) ) {
 
 var newURL  = window.location.protocol + "//"
 + window.location.host
 + oldUrlPath + "?styleid=17"
 + window.location.search
 + window.location.hash
 ;
 /*-- replace() puts the good page in the history instead of the
 bad page.
 */
 window.location.replace (newURL);
 }
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Old Jan 3, 17, 1:39 pm
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Arrow Infinite / Automatic Scroll: issues, q&a, disable on desktop version

The method of changing your settings to disable Infinite Scroll has changed (April, 2018). Until the following posts are updated by their owners, these basic illustrations show the newer procedure.

1) Go to -> My FlyerTalk and select -> Settings and Options, and from there ->Edit Options on to ->Thread Display Options (scroll down to find that) and ->Infinite Scroll.

There, click on or touch

Infinite Scroll
Automatically load the next page in a thread by continuing to scroll down when viewing the desktop style
0 Enable Infinite Scroll 0 Disable Infinite Scroll
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Old Jan 18, 17, 12:41 pm
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Arrow Infinite Scroll: Issues, Questions, Disabling, etc.

If you have a questions, comment or bug report regarding the new implementation of "infinite scroll" for the desktop (non-mobile) version of FlyerTalk, please use this thread.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 1:04 pm
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Old Jan 18, 17, 2:17 pm
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How to opt out:

If you opt out, your pagination will revert to the “classic” style when you are logged into your FT account. Bear in mind that if you visit FT before logging in, you will see the infinite scroll.

To opt out, go to

MyFlyerTalk > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > “Disable Desktop Infinite Scroll”

Click the check box and click SAVE CHANGES.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 3:15 pm
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I can't stand the infinite scroll. Not only is the sticky bar at the bottom annoying and takes up space, but I used to scroll tot he end and then post my reply. Now it just keeps loading never ending posts so I never get to the comment box.

Thanks so much for providing an opt-out. I know this is incredibly old forum software, but vB 5.x is awful, and 4.x is full of problems as well. If it ain't broke don't fix it
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Old Jan 18, 17, 3:23 pm
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It works very poorly during my daily train commute where GSM internet connection quality varies widely from second to second, minute to minute.

I wondered what was going on when I switched to several tabs and found only a few posts had loaded.

Normally, I read one thread while loading others in tabs; generally they load at 40 per page eventually. It becomes a form of buffering.

With Infinite scroll this does not occur. Basically it is inefficient.

I have had to turn it off.

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Old Jan 18, 17, 3:43 pm
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I opted out and no longer have the "forum jump" drop-down at the bottom of thread pages. Also, on multi-page threads, the current page number is no longer highlighted.

edit: Though I opted out of infinite scroll, the forum style was still set to "FT Infinite Scroll". Changing it to "vBulletin 3 FT Style 3.7.6 PL2" fixed things for me. Maybe worth adding a note when checking the opt-out box.

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Old Jan 18, 17, 3:49 pm
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That bar at the bottom of the screen is annoying and intrusive. Opted out.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
I used to scroll tot he end and then post my reply. Now it just keeps loading never ending posts so I never get to the comment box.
It seems like you mean the Quick Reply box; yes, that box is no longer there. Now, you can simply click the REPLY link on the far left of the menu bar at the bottom of the page when you want to make a post.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by omarr View Post
edit: Though I opted out of infinite scroll, the forum style was still set to "FT Infinite Scroll". Changing it to "vBulletin 3 FT Style 3.7.6 PL2" fixed things for me. Maybe worth adding a note when checking the opt-out box.
Thanks.
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It seems like you mean the Quick Reply box; yes, that box is no longer there. Now, you can simply click the REPLY link on the far left of the menu bar at the bottom of the page when you want to make a post.
It's still there once I opted out, and this is what I prefer. This is how a forum should look.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 5:22 pm
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We deployed fixes for the opt-out functionality - it should fix the issue with missing forum jump dropdown in the footer and pagination that someone reported above.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 5:36 pm
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Doesn't seem to be implemented in every forum?

For example, still have quick reply box and no floating tool bar in this thread. I've seen this elsewhere also. Cookie or some other issue?
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Old Jan 18, 17, 5:37 pm
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It will appear once there are 15 posts in a thread.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 5:40 pm
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ok, that also allows the quick reply box?

another thing, the options I have don't look like the example.

There is no 'disable' radio button. What I do have is a menu for forum skin, currently set to 'use forum default. The choices inside that menu include infinite scroll.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 5:42 pm
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So with < 15 posts, we do get quick reply and don't get the floating toolbar and no forum jump at the bottom of the page?

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