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How do you reset forum page layout?
« on: July 19, 2011, 06:55:42 PM »
I feel stupid even asking, but I minimized the top part and can't get it back.  The part the includes login/logout and PM access.  Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2011, 07:07:01 PM by Dobian »


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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 07:28:17 PM »
I can clear out the cookies and log out/in, but once in I don't get the link to get to my PMs because that part of the page is still gone.   :banghead:


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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 07:31:02 PM »
Well I feel dumber because I did it to myself to see what you were talking about and now I'm screwed too. :P As soon as I figure out how to undo it I will let you know.

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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 07:34:16 PM »
one thing that works in the meantime is to switch themes

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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 07:45:52 PM »
And how does one do that? I did the same thing you did. xD
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 07:47:14 PM »
Go to your profile, and there is a 'Look and layout' section or something similar that you can use to change themes.
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 07:50:16 PM »
Um.. That part is minimized.  ^_^v
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2011, 07:51:15 PM »
Yeah, but you can click on your name to the left of your last post and go through there.

Strange, the 'upshrink' gif disappears after you shrink. I don't think it's supposed to do that. Hmm...

Edit: Here it seems is where it may be switching it back and forth between upshrink and normal, but seems like there isn't a physical button to undo it...

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var current_header = true;

      function shrinkHeader(mode)
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 08:24:41 PM »
Fixed it. Try and enter this into your browser window and hit Enter:

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http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=jsoption;var=collapse_header;val=0;sesc=533e57dddda0b3ef3c28eeb85e60b479;

You'll have to renavigate back to the forum afterwards. And you may need to substitute your session ID at the end in place of mine (which starts after sesc=). You can find your session ID if you hit 'View Source' or something similar.

You might also want to try this one, that is session nonspecific. Not sure if it'll work. You'll have to renavigate back to the forums as well.


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http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=jsoption;var=collapse_header;val=0

See my post below.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2011, 08:52:11 PM by ethinos »
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 08:38:48 PM »
Fixed it. Try and enter this into your browser window and hit Enter:

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http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=jsoption;var=collapse_header;val=0;sesc=533e57dddda0b3ef3c28eeb85e60b479;

You'll have to renavigate back to the forum afterwards. And you may need to substitute your session ID at the end in place of mine (which starts after sesc=). You can find your session ID if you hit 'View Source' or something similar.

You might also want to try this one, that is session nonspecific. Not sure if it'll work. You'll have to renavigate back to the forums as well.

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http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=jsoption;var=collapse_header;val=0

Hmmmm...I'm getting "an error has occurred" when I do this.  Sorry I have caused a snowball effect with others wiping out their layouts to help me.   :?


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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 08:40:06 PM »
I got the same error has occurred after trying both links  :oops:


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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 08:41:40 PM »
Seems like you'll need the session ID thingy, like so:

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;sesc=0a286ecd1fceb3a58661cfa125abbfc0;

Right click on the webpage, click View Source and look for the entry similar to the one I have in quotes in or around line 33 and paste it in at the end of this link:

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http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=jsoption;var=collapse_header;val=0
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 08:43:15 PM »
If you do it right, you'll get a white screen. Then simply reload www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2011, 08:44:38 PM »
Just changed the theme for now, I'll try the other fix after dinner.  Thanks.


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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 08:45:40 PM »
aha! that did work for me! thanks ethinos. mine was on like line 31 or something in my view source pages so just look around for it and it should do the trick. :fonzie:


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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2011, 08:47:33 PM »
Good! It was a fun little puzzle. But yeah, whoever wrote the code for the forum needs to make sure the 'shrink/expand header' gif doesn't disappear when you shrink it.
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2011, 09:07:09 PM »
indeed, tis a fun little puzzle once I figured out what it was required.  though suprised that this would have been done, usually something like this should have been tested and solved by the programmer. At least if I was designing the website, I would make sure that the drop down button had a way back.

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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2011, 09:13:21 PM »
I tried poking around in there and found where the instructions are to shrink the header, but I don't know enough about php to know where or how to add something to expand it. If I can't figure it out hopefully Soren can.

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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2011, 09:14:52 PM »
But you got yours expanded back again? I posted a bit earlier on how to do so, if you didn't.
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2011, 09:23:19 PM »
Oh, yes. Thanks for figuring that out!

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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 03:36:50 AM »
Not sure what you mean by reloading that link once you have the white page.  I paste that link onto the white page url and enter and I still have the same issue.  So I've just gone back to the other theme.


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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2011, 07:41:18 AM »
YOU WON'T HAVE ME!!! [taps eyes and stops reading this thread and the temptation to TRY]
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2011, 12:31:27 PM »
Not sure what you mean by reloading that link once you have the white page.  I paste that link onto the white page url and enter and I still have the same issue.  So I've just gone back to the other theme.

Are you using Internet Explorer? Not sure if the link will work in something else. But the steps you should have to take are:

1. Find your session ID tag that looks like this ;sesc=0a286ecd1fceb3a58661cfa125abbfc0; by right clicking on the webpage and hitting View Source.
2. Paste it to the end of this link and hit enter to load the link: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=jsoption;var=collapse_header;val=0
    (So, your link will look something like this: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=jsoption;var=collapse_header;val=0;sesc=0a286ecd1fceb3a58661cfa125abbfc0;
3. You'll get a white page if it works. Then just reload the forums however you normally do.

The link I provided forces java to expand the header, since the button that would normally do it is apparently using HiPS.
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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2011, 06:43:53 PM »
If you're using Firefox and/or have the html frame up top (i.e. the Ravenloft-font buttons that say "Home" "About" etc.) make sure you check the source for the frame with the forums and not the frame with the buttons on top. In Firefox you right-click on the page (on the part with the forums) and then select "This Frame", then "View Frame Source." After that it's just as ethinos described.

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Re: How do you reset forum page layout?
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2011, 05:17:06 PM »
Okay, I finally got it to work.  See, I needed to be at work where I can relax and do this kind of stuff than at home where I have important things to do, like playing games!  Thanks for researching this one.


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