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Snaggy
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posted August 12, 2002 10:20     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Joybutton!
If you're using a Mac and a newer version of Explorer, here's a neat trick I learned over at MacMerc, and adapted to my sinister plan.

Go the the main Joy of Tech page, then scroll down to the very bottom right hand side... there you will find the JoyButton.

Drag the little image to the top tool bar of your Mac Explorer browser, it should "stick" afterwards. Now you have a graphical link to the Joy of Tech, one that will update everytime a new comic is uploaded. If you need to delete or move it it, just Command/drag it around, or to the trash.

It is cool, and it is currently available without subscription, so do it! Neat!

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 12, 2002 18:26     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hehe, yeah, i figured that out a while ago by accident, and pulled 'home' out, and put in slashdot, macslash, and geekculture of course

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Janeway
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posted August 12, 2002 18:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not fair! It's a conspiracy against Microsoft!!!

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perfectstormy
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posted August 14, 2002 05:21     Click Here to See the Profile for perfectstormy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Now you have a graphical link to the Joy of Tech, one that will update everytime a new comic is uploaded.

um...did you upload it? I'm still seeing "Mona Switcher" on my toolbar....

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Snaggy
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posted August 14, 2002 08:20     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
refresh! or restart Explorer

your browser is caching the old one i believe.

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perfectstormy
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posted August 14, 2002 12:16     Click Here to See the Profile for perfectstormy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
refresh! or restart Explorer your browser is caching the old one i believe.


Finally got it to update, but I'm not sure "auto" applies. Strange thing was that later I could see the updated JoyButton on the site, but the toolbar stubbornly held on.

Refresh didn't work (I have my browser set on "Always Check" anyways). Restart didn't work (how often do you usually have to restart Explorer under OSX, grumble grumble :P) Deleting the toolbar button, then dragging the new button to it seemed hopeful, but still produced "Mona Switcher" and kinda spooked me out. (both "leaving red eyes at night...")

Dumped cache and restarted--finally did the trick. Works great for everyone else, I'm sure, probably just me--I do have a habit of breaking things around here....<crunch>...eek!, ...move along, nothing to see here...

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 14, 2002 14:14     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the best way is to open the thumb in a new window and refresh, it should immediatly change

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RickMacMerc
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posted August 22, 2002 22:33     Click Here to See the Profile for RickMacMerc   Click Here to Email RickMacMerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was never meant for this — we're pushing the envelope on this technology.

I still think it's very cool. Even though the "Twins Fantasy" button is getting a few curious looks from passers-by at work.

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uilleann
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posted August 23, 2002 16:25     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Newer" version of Explorer? Um... you mean, Carbon Internet Explorer? 5.0 sure doesn't want to let me do anything of the sort.

Not that it matters, though, as I barely use it.

- uilleann

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