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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 20:42 GMT (UK) »
It's the same on Chrome and Firefox. I'm on  Win10 at the moment and my Mac is off so can't try that.*

As others have asked, which browser are you using, Mckha489?

* I see SB is on a Mac

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« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 20:44 GMT (UK) »
In the meantime I shall right click and View
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« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Just checked via app on phone in case this difference was due to what the Census was being viewed on, but it operates very differently on a phone with none of the options in the new format. However, when I access the findmypast website via safari on my phone I do get the All Pages option and layout suggested by Mckha489.  May work the same on a tablet, just not on a PC or an iMac.
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« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 20:50 GMT (UK) »
sorry, had to go off, just come back, and yes

that image i sent was from my ipad with Safari
Just tried on laptop (MacBook & Safari) and I have the same issue you do. 
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« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 21:11 GMT (UK) »
As reply 16 shows, I have no All Pages button on Safari (MacMini)
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« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 21:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have spoken to FindMyPast about this and been told it is the new viewer being rolled out to all customers. There is no plan at the moment to give the option to disable it permanently as per Ancestry.
But my opinions have been noted for future reference...


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« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 21:58 GMT (UK) »
In the meantime I shall right click and View

Iím using a laptop and chrome. I donít get that option  :o
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« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 22:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have spoken to FindMyPast about this and been told it is the new viewer being rolled out to all customers. There is no plan at the moment to give the option to disable it permanently as per Ancestry.
But my opinions have been noted for future reference...

So weíre stuck with it?  The tool bar I can cope with but the images at the bottom seem completely unnecessary.
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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 22:22 GMT (UK) »
As Guy suspected, they're using the screen width to determine which set of controls to display, either 'desktop' or 'mobile'. The cut-off width is 768px. For those of you using iPads, the controls you see may depend on whether you're using the iPad in portrait or landscape.

For those of us on desktops & laptops, there is a way of hiding the 'filmstrip' using some custom styles, although it generally requires the use of an extension to apply custom styles.

I'm using a small bit of custom styling to push the filmstrip off screen, leaving only the buttons on view; see attached. And another bit of custom styling to restore the filmstrip on mousing over the buttons. I'm also hiding the 'information buttons', because they're pointless.

If anyone wants to know what extension I'm using and the custom styles I'm using, just say, and I'll explain it in detail. It's quite simple though.
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