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Oct 21st, 2004, 08:30 AM
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Hi all,

Often folks top a useful thread for someone. However, the topped thread can easily disappear on a busy day.

You can do this by going to the "target" thread, RIGHT clicking on the title, clicking "copy short cut", going back to the original thread, posting a reply, and keying "CTRL + V" to paste the link.
Oct 21st, 2004, 08:42 AM
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Thanks, Ira. That's a great little tidbit of info to know. I know I regularly top threads for people, but yours is a better idea.
Oct 21st, 2004, 08:54 AM
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I appreciate that tip, ira. I never did bother to take the time to learn how to do that, and it's a useful thing to know!
Oct 21st, 2004, 09:09 AM
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Ditto here, Ira. I'm a computer dunce and appreciate the tip.
Oct 21st, 2004, 09:12 AM
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I've always wondered how people did that. Thanks, Ira.
Oct 21st, 2004, 11:06 AM
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Just one thing to add to Ira's very useful tip, for those of us who don't do Windows:

If you use a Mac and don't have a 2-button mouse, you can accomplish the same thing by holding down the Control key while you click on the thread title.
Oct 21st, 2004, 11:24 AM
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Yes, thanks, ira. This is so useful, it now makes me chuckle when I was viewed as a (mildly) lunatic crusader, urging on just about every other post that fodors needed to adopt something like this - - I proposed that every post ought to have a unique "timestamp" so that it could be specifically and easily located.

Best wishes,

Rex
Oct 21st, 2004, 11:29 AM
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Oh ira, you are so cool. I always have trouble with that
Oct 25th, 2004, 06:13 PM
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I *do* hope I made you proud!!
Oct 25th, 2004, 07:36 PM
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Oct 26th, 2004, 06:59 AM
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>Now we can shamelessly "advertise" ...

Oh, I always do that.
Oct 26th, 2004, 08:10 AM
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Ira, you're the best!
Oct 26th, 2004, 08:34 AM
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Thanks Ira. When a question comes up that I've already answered several times, I can now link to a previous post, instead of typing the same answer over and over and over again. This will save me time, and perhaps I'll be more inclined to answer some of those, "oh no, not THIS question again" posts. Peace. >-

Robyn
Oct 29th, 2004, 04:57 AM
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topping
Nov 5th, 2004, 10:30 AM
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I'm going to top this by responding.

Alternatively, what I do is to use the right click and then do "Open in New Window." Then I highlight the entire URL and delete the extraneous stuff after tid=xxxxxxx . (Everything starting with &numresponses etc. can be deleted.)

Then I highlight the whole URL again.

It's a little more laborious, but the advantage is that the thread takes up the entire new window. Ira's method will have the thread of interest display in the right panel.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...2&tid=34519236

Jan 6th, 2005, 04:34 PM
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Ira the champion of Fodors for Dummies, thanks from a dummy

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