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#1 Eric Mayer

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 02:49 PM

Updated - February - 2014

 

Okay folks!! The forums are now upgraded!!

Now, if you want to change the "skin" or style of your forum, just scroll to the bottom of the forum page and use the drop down menu to choose which one you want. You can always go back to the dark one, but in the selection you have a light forum called Pulse as well.

 

To change from the dark, "Varminter - New" skin, just scroll down to the bottom of the main forum index page and click the "Change Theme" text:

 

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When you click the "Change Theme" text, a box will open that gives you the skin selections available.  Click "Pulse 3.4.5" to change to that skin:

 

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To change back, just repeat what you did before and click on the "Change Theme" text to show the available skins:

 

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Then, once again, click on the "Varminter - New" text to change to the darker skin:

 

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If anyone runs into any problems, please let me know in this thread.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:00 AM

Eric, I'm new to this forum. How do you add a logo/decal to your profile (the one on the side of posts).

#3 Rich V

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:11 AM

Eric
I like the new look, but can't keep any of the pages centered on my screen. Evertime I change forums click back or forward I have to manually move page to the center.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:27 AM

What is your display properties (right click on your desktop, left click properties, left click settings)? The skin is best viewed at 1024x768. If you want, you can always change the skin to another down at the bottom left and it may help. I will be adding the logo and buttons on the default skin today.

Is anyone else having this problem? If so, please post here.

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#5 Rich V

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:06 AM

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Changing the settings didn't help but changing the Forum skin did. Two of the three work fine but the one I like best Moh Import doesn't. Feels like I'am not with you guys anymore.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 02:00 PM

I had the same problem. I keep the resolution on my monitor set at 800x600 because everything gets tiny if I use a higher resolution.

I'm using the IP.Board Pro skin at 800x600 and it fits fine.

Also, the font in the MoH skin was too light for me. Not enough contrast. I like the black type, much easier on the peepers. blink.gif

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 03:52 PM

I'm running an old laptop and the problem I always had was too smal to read. This format fills my screen.

I do have to agree the font color is a little light, black would be easier to read.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:13 PM

Okay, I slightly increased the size of the fonts. I also made the fonts in bold format. That should help.

The default skin is ready to go as well, with all links in place.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:39 PM

The site is looking good! biggrincamo.gif

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 05:19 PM

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Okay, I slightly increased the size of the fonts. I also made the fonts in bold format. That should help.


That DID make a difference, nice.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:58 AM

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 07:46 AM

Very nice and I'm glad you folks understand. As for me and my poor pc skills, I lost track after the first picture and instructions. It just doesn't compute! A lot of pc stuff is hopeless, in my case. Old Indians are satisfied with what poor or limited skills we retain.

In fact, I thought someone wanted me to change from my present redskin to something else. Whew! That was a great relief, not having to change to something else! ;)

I apologize for hijacking this thread. Please return to subject matter.