I’ve been spending quite a while this week just trying to get to grips with the new forums. I feel there’s a lot to like about them, but they feel unfamiliar and they’re not exactly visually resplendent just yet.
So this thread is here with the aim of posting top tips for improving the new forum experience…
Here are mine…
Use the keyboard to navigate in a thread:
- Home and End keys to jump to top or bottom of the thread.
- Up and down arrows to scroll up and down
- Page up and page down also work
Link to a user’s profile preferences page
If you want to link to any page in the user’s profile preferences page use the “my” link option. Example
https://forums.envato.com/my/notifications will send you to your Notifications page.
And one more…
- Shift+? will give you a little list of forum shortcuts. (Thanks KingDog for that one)