What's Wikipedia Doing To Me???

Discussion in 'Web Sites/Design' started by Australis, Jan 20, 2023.

  1. Australis

    Australis Writer - Australis Admiral

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    So, i open WP and I get this:
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    Now how do I search? I've obviously pressed an onscreen button or somesuch, but I'm shot if I can figure it out. Anypone have any ideas?
     
  2. UssGlenn

    UssGlenn Commodore Commodore

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    what happens when you click the magnifying glass next to the "create account" text? Not sure how you turned the background black.
     
  3. Hawku

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    Maybe try a CTRL+F5 to do a cache clear refresh? Also, if you have an account, you can add a light/dark mode toggle from Preferences>Gadgets.
     
  4. Australis

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    There is no magnifying glass. Oh, wait! If I move to the left of the create acct btn, the cursor goes active and I can click to activate a search box. So I'm assuming there's a magnifying glass there, black on black.

    Turned the background black using night mode in Firefox. I currently have eye problems, and night mode makes it a lot easier.

    Still, looks different than it used to, I thought I must have activated some UI change.
     
  5. Australis

    Australis Writer - Australis Admiral

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    Thanks, chaps, your help is much appreciated!

    One more thing...

    There is a black box at the top left of the window, and when I click on it, it displays the page index, instead of being at the top of the page. I've never seen this before. Is this a redesign or have I triggered a different view?

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  6. BK613

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  7. Australis

    Australis Writer - Australis Admiral

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    Oh, cool, thanks for that. The top third of that page is missing or covered, but the instructions are clear so I'll give that a shot. Thanks for the help!
     
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  9. BK613

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    ^^Yeah, appending ?useskin=vector to any of the wiki-enc page URLs will bring up the older format (for now, anyway) but it's not persistent. Google searches and searches within wiki-enc itself will always bring up the new format page if you are not logged in to wiki-enc.
    That appended text works great with any bookmarks you have for wiki-enc pages though.
     
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