Is “Snap Preview” a problem?

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  • #59116

    susanwiggs
    Member

    I think this is a support question but it might need to go elsewhere. Personally, I like the Snap previews. I like catching a glimpse of where I’m being sent when I hover over links. But apparently they annoy (okay, enrage) some readers. Are they a vocal minority? What is the general consensus here?

    And if I want to disable Snap (this is the support part of the question), is there a simple way to do that?

    Thanks,
    Susan

    #59375

    drmike
    Member

    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,
    -drmike

    #59376

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #59550

    ewingren
    Member

    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…

    #59552

    raincoaster
    Member

    Really? I’d no idea. Thanks for the tip.

    #59553

    drmike
    Member

    It doesn’t stick though if you clear your cookies.

    Probably could come up with a line for a HOSTS file though.

    #59574

    samureye
    Member

    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.

    #59576

    timethief
    Member

    Did you have a support question to ask?

    #59578

    drmike
    Member

    I think the poster is answering the question posed by giving their opinion to the matter.

    #59593

    I changed to the new ‘Freshy’ theme and can’t seem to use SNAP. Did what I should to enable, but nope : (

    #59615

    samureye
    Member

    Um, try clearing out cache and cookies, maybe?

    #59624

    timethief
    Member

    @misslionheart
    G’Day,
    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. :)

    #59644

    Sorted. I just waited a while!

    #59667

    drmike
    Member

    I see Snap on Mission’s blog.

    #59688

    barbarah
    Member

    There is also a way to disable it if you are looking at other people’s blogs, here:
    http://www.snap.com/about/spa_faq.php#2

    #60285

    mspetry
    Member

    why does everyone have such a big issue with it?

    #60286

    drmike
    Member

    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.

    #60287

    timethief
    Member

    … 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.

    #60288

    drmike
    Member

    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.

    #60289

    timethief
    Member

    o.O

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