Post by Nick Odell
Okay, I'll be honest, The Independent is in danger of being removed from
my morning tranche of daily newspaper reads for editorial reasons - I
think it has been going steadily downhill for a long time now - but the
most immediately annoying thing about it is the way it keeps refreshing
its article list and taking my cursor back to the top of the front page.
I get exactly the same effect regardless of reading device or browser
(Firefox, Chrome and Chromium). No other online newspaper does this to
me: they generally wait until I return from reading an article before
they refresh but then they still leave my cursor at approximately the
same position as before which is far less disorientating.
Is it just me? Is there a quick fix? A button I can press? The
continuing on-line readership of the Indie may depend on your answer!
Thanks for all the suggestions. The short answer is that in
mode, the bloomin' refresh just keeps on refreshing on all browsers on
Windows. There might be some tweaks in there to be discovered but I
haven't tried to tackle anything like that yet.
Vivaldi seems to be the lightest and fastest browser in the batch but is
so minimalistic that I haven't a clue what to do. Still, it does have a
tutorial which I'll go and take a look at later.
Opera appears to be a bit naughty: because I hadn't checked or unchecked
a box somewhere on p94  it decided to become my default browser and
updated all file extensions to point to it. Took me a while to unpick that.
And Linux? Well, the version of Opera in the Mint Software Repository
ran all my usual sites without a murmur but refused point blank to load
the Indy site reporting that it was wrongly configured or something.
Says it all really.
Thanks so much: it's been an interesting exploration.
I'm presuming it gave me an option not to do this somewhere...