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Slavic

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Hello, admins!

I see that forum style has been noticeably changed during the past couple of days, including the style of user pictures, palette etc. Some people may heartily welcome these updates, while some others may not. Could it be possible to preserve the previous style(s) for more conservative people like myself, and add it as an option to style selector? I think that a lot of users will be grateful for that.
 

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I've just put two basic light and dark styles in atm, as soon as I get chance I'll look at the old incompatible styles and see if I can get them working.
 

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I've just had a quick run through a few of the styles and got them working so you have a few more to choose from now.
 

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Slavic

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I see this, the previous palette restores if switch to EF2018 style. The more options, the better, thank you!
 

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Slavic

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I noticed a problem that the selected style isn't remained after a user closes the browser. After some search, I found the possible source of this problem: a cookie from www.eightforum.com, xf_style_id

It includes a parameter "Content" which is linked to selected style: for example, for EF2018 the value is 7. However, this cookie has expired "When the browsing session ends", unlike many other cookies with expiration from 1 month to 1 year. Because of this, selected style isn't stored for long time and disappears when a browser is closed. I guess that changing the expiration parameter could solve this problem, at least in theory.
 

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    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
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They are working fine for me, what skin do you want to stick at and which is it defaulting to after close?
 

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Slavic

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I tried EF2018 and EF2020. They are memorised only if I am logged in, then all works well, I can close a browser (Google Chrome 85, no adblock is used on this forum) without logging out, start it again and the chosen forum style remains. However, if I log out, it doesn't remain. I don't quit forum without logging out first, it's an old habit which should improve the security, esp. on e-mail or financial websites.

It can be reproduced this way: log out, clear the forum cookies, close a browser. Then launch the browser, go to forum (it will show the default style) and select any non-default. Cookies will be set, but only for current session. Close the browser and open it again. You will see the default style Illuminate.
 

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    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
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    Philips 235PQ
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You will always lose the skin if you clear the cookies as that is where your selection is stored.
 

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Slavic

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That's right. Clearing the cookies was intentional, I attempted to reproduce the behaviour of completely new browser session (or new unregistered user). Selected style should be stored in cookies for long enough time, but apparently it doesn't happen. Lifetime of the cookie which stores the style is too short.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-6700 (Skylake)
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Gene
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 235PQ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (FHD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 950 Pro, 512 GB

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