[2.0.7] Animated New Message Icon Mod

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[2.0.7] Animated New Message Icon Mod

Post by Extensions Robot » Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:24 am

MOD Name: Animated New Message Icon Mod
Author: vHiker
MOD Description: This MOD will display a blinking orange "new message" icon if there are new private messages, a non-blinking orange "unread message" icon if there are unread private messages, and the standard icon if there are no unread messages. Also, instead of indicating the number of new messages it will indicate the number of unread messages (the number of new messages is still indicated in the alt message). It also gets around some phpbb bugs which cause the unread message counter in the database to be unreliable.

MOD Version: 1.0.5

Download File: AnimatedNewMessageIcon105.zip
mods overview page: View
File Size: 5875 Bytes

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Last edited by Extensions Robot on Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by wGEric » Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:32 pm

MOD Validated/Released

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This MOD fixes a couple of issues with the Private Message indicator in phpBB and adds a new flashing image when you have a new message.

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Post by vHiker » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:11 am

Example:

Image If you have new (unread) messages
Image If you have unread (but no new) messages
Image If you have no unread messages (standard icon)

I have also re-done the following icons to make the corners transparent. They will look much better against non-white backgrounds.

Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Note: all of these images are included with the mod. They can also be downloaded here from the styles image set database.
Last edited by vHiker on Sun May 07, 2006 2:46 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by sidewinder » Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:45 pm

hey, just wondering if there is a demo newhere?

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Post by vHiker » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:10 pm

Good suggestion. See my edited post above, now with an example.

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Post by Oloko » Fri May 07, 2004 11:37 am

Sorry but I don't know what to do with:

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#-----[ COPY ]------------------------------------------
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copy icon_mini_message_new.gif to /templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_message_new.gif
copy icon_mini_message_unread.gif to /templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_message_unread.gif
I did all the other things but I dont know where to copy this code. :oops:

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Post by Oloko » Fri May 07, 2004 11:47 am

Lol now i look stupid, i found out what this mean in the manual.

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Post by bloodjelly » Sun May 09, 2004 6:08 am

Good idea! Sounds like a nice mod - I think I'll implement this one later. Thanks :D

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Post by MrNevets » Mon May 10, 2004 7:08 pm

Is there a way to add this feature to a MOD template.

I dont have those Icons next to the words at the top of the page.
I would like to add a blinking Icon next to PMs only when a person gets one....is there a way to do that?

http://dasrebellion.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/index.php

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Post by vHiker » Tue May 11, 2004 4:10 pm

Sure, just change the following in the mod:

$images['pm_no_new_msg'] = "$current_template_images/spacer.gif";

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Post by beggers » Tue May 11, 2004 8:43 pm

Excellent mod but I have one problem. The number of unread messages is always 1 higher than it should be. For example, when I have zero unread messages, the mod says I have 1 unread message.

This is on 2.04 (sorry about that but I'm in too deep to upgrade at this point). Anyway, if that's the problem, is there a simple fix for it? Many thanks!

Bryan

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Post by vHiker » Wed May 12, 2004 6:17 am

I am using 2.0.4 and I don't have that problem. Are you sure you installed it correctly? Do you have any other private message related mods installed?

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Post by beggers » Wed May 12, 2004 8:24 am

vHiker wrote: I am using 2.0.4 and I don't have that problem. Are you sure you installed it correctly? Do you have any other private message related mods installed?


I tried again from scratch and got it working this time. Thanks!

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Post by MrNevets » Wed May 12, 2004 5:51 pm

Sure, just change the following in the mod:

$images['pm_no_new_msg'] = "$current_template_images/spacer.gif";


Where in the MOD is this? And do I change the spacer.gif to my icon I want.

I ONLY want an Icon to appear next to messages WHEN they have a new one.

ALSO, Since Im useing a MOD for a temaplate, do I change anything in there? I can find all of the strings you want changed in the MOD template
Good thing for backups! :?

ps. I sent you a PM

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Post by vHiker » Wed May 12, 2004 9:53 pm

see below
Last edited by vHiker on Thu May 13, 2004 4:40 am, edited 2 times in total.

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