[2.0.7] Animated New Message Icon Mod

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Post by MrNevets »

Im not useing subsilver, this may be my problem. I am useing a MOD template thta does not have the icons next to the titles. :(
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Post by vHiker »

OK, since you are using the ashGrunge theme, you need a blinking version of menu_messages.gif like this:
[img]http://www.fototime.com/{2358D0BA-1A11- ... icture.GIF[/img]
Save this image as templates/ashGrunge/images/menu_new_messages.gif and...

#-----[ OPEN ]------------------------------------------
templates/ashGrunge/ashGrunge.cfg

#-----[ FIND ]------------------------------------------
$images['pm_new_msg'] = "";
$images['pm_no_new_msg'] = "";

#-----[ REPLACE WITH ]------------------------------------------
$images['pm_new_msg'] = "$current_template_images/menu_new_messages.gif";
$images['pm_unread_msg'] = "$current_template_images/menu_messages.gif";
$images['pm_no_new_msg'] = "$current_template_images/menu_messages.gif";

#-----[ OPEN ]------------------------------------------
templates/ashGrunge/overall_header.tpl

#-----[ IN-LINE FIND ]------------------------------------------
<img src="templates/ashGrunge/images/menu_messages.gif"

#-----[ IN-LINE REPLACE WITH ]------------------------------------------
<img src="{PRIVMSG_IMG}"
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Post by MrNevets »

:D :D :D :D :D :D :!: :!: :!:

THANKS SO MUCH..It works now.

Thanks for your time in helping me!

Steve
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Post by beggers »

I have one side-effect after installing this mod -- people are complaining about getting invalid session errors. This is on 2.04.

Update: Well, I guess I'm going to have to pull this mod due to conflicts with other mods, I guess. Another problem I've having is that after going into PM and returning back to the index page you find that your "new message" counter is back to zero.
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Post by vHiker »

Invalid session errors have nothing to do with this mod, so don't blame it. :wink:

The number of "new" messages is set to zero after the user goes to their inbox (phpbb works this way without this mod) and the number of "unread" messages is increased by the number of new messages. If you have installed the mod properly it will show "unread" messages in the counter (not "new" messages), so your comment makes no sense if you have installed the mod properly.
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Post by MaddoxX »

could anyone post a screenshot of this mod
thanks
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Post by beggers »

vHiker wrote: Invalid session errors have nothing to do with this mod, so don't blame it. :wink:


Well, i can only tell you that people started complaining about invalid session errors immediately after I installed this mod. Most of these messages appear in the PNM section.
vHiker wrote: The number of "new" messages is set to zero after the user goes to their inbox (phpbb works this way without this mod) and the number of "unread" messages is increased by the number of new messages. If you have installed the mod properly it will show "unread" messages in the counter (not "new" messages), so your comment makes no sense if you have installed the mod properly.


I didn't explain this very well. The mod works exactly as you say it should (it says 'unread messsages', not 'new messages'). What I meant to say was that going to PM and returning to the forum index now resets the "View posts since last visit" counter to zero. So if there were 300 new posts since my last visit, and I view my PMs, when I return to the main forum index, it tells me there are no new posts despite the fact that I haven't read any of them.

As you say, this may have absolutely nothing to do with the mod but nevertheless, I have these problems now. If anyone has an ideas what's happening, please let me know. Thanks.

UPDATE: I seem to have resolved these issues using some techniques mentioned elsewhere (unrelated to this mod). This mod is working great. Thanks again.
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Post by markus_petrux »

wGEric wrote: This MOD fixes a couple of issues with the Private Message indicator in phpBB ...

Assuming it still applies to 2.0.8a...

Do you know if... will this be included in possible future releases of phpBB 2.0.x ?

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Post by vHiker »

yes, it still applies.
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Post by markus_petrux »

Ok, Thnx.V.M. Great MOD, btw. 8)


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Post by richard_5421 »

Can I do it so the icon flashes when you have a new pm :P

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Post by vHiker »

Yes, just create an icon that flashes.
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Post by boondocs »

Can you make a flashing message .gif for the Charcoal2 theme? Thanks for the help

[quote="vHiker"]OK, since you are using the ashGrunge theme, you need a blinking version of menu_messages.gif like this:
[img]http://www.fototime.com/{2358D0BA-1A11- ... icture.GIF[/img]
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Post by vHiker »

Here you go...

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MISSING TEXT

Post by CocteauBoy »

After upgrading to 2.09 from 2.08, I seem to have lost the text next to my PM icon when it is alerting you to messages.

Where would I go to return my PM icon to a state where there is text to say someone has unread messages? The text seems to be fine for the all the states of the PM icon except when there is a new message.


Thanks!

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