Is “Snap Preview” a problem?
It’s up to you. For those of us who hate it with a passion, we have ways of turning it off on our end and have done so.
The settings are at Dashboard -> Presentation -> Extras.
Thanks though for asking,
I do wish the on-off switch resided with the readers, though. Some do like it. I like it myself, but I turned it off because all of the comments about it on my blog were passionately negative.
The reader CAN turn it off. Just click “Options” in the upper right corner of the preview bubble.
Snap Preview Anywhere is not a back-end tweak. If you install/activate SPA I think it is good practice to announce the new functionality to your readers and this announcement should also include instructions on how your visitors can disable the functionality if they don’t want it…
Really? I’d no idea. Thanks for the tip.
It doesn’t stick though if you clear your cookies.
Probably could come up with a line for a HOSTS file though.
Anyone who does not like it can disable it for any blog they visit with a simple cookie. I think it depends on the community, ask YOUR community what they think or just do what you want, after all it’s your blog. I don’t see this as much of a problem – anyone really interested in your blog will only actually go there to comment, they’re most likely getting the content via RSS.
Did you have a support question to ask?
I think the poster is answering the question posed by giving their opinion to the matter.
I changed to the new ‘Freshy’ theme and can’t seem to use SNAP. Did what I should to enable, but nope : (
Um, try clearing out cache and cookies, maybe?
There have been some other problems with regard to the Freshy theme which are expected with the introduction of any new theme. Thus far you are the only one reporting this particular one. The procedure for reporting technical problems has not changed. Please send staff a feedback. :)
Sorted. I just waited a while!
I see Snap on Mission’s blog.
There is also a way to disable it if you are looking at other people’s blogs, here:
why does everyone have such a big issue with it?
Well considering that it crashes Netscape 7.1….
I actually don’t have an issue with it. I just don’t like it. I know when I surfing the web, I usually check the Status bar along the bottom of my browser window to see where the link is headed to. Snap takes that away from me.
… I usually check the Status bar along the bottom of my browser window to see where the link is headed to. Snap takes that away from me.
Exactly. And aside from that it seems to me that every blog that has Snap running takes longer to load. And although Snap does give the option to the reader of “disabling” it this inconvenience also takes time and it doesn’t stick if you clear your cookies. I don’t like it either.
I just noticed that in IE7, if you do a right click to open up a link in a new tab and Snap pops up, you lose the right click menu as well. It’s defaults to the image, not the link.
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