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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 22:26 GMT (UK) »


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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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 22:52 GMT (UK) »
I'm using the Stylus extension for applying custom styles. It's available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera (see FAQ #1 in the link). There are other extensions available for applying custom styles but Stylus is probably the best of the bunch, and is open source.

Stylus :: add0n.com
https://add0n.com/stylus.html

Steps to setup custom styles:
(specific to Stylus and Firefox but it should be similar across browsers)

1. Install Stylus
By default, the Stylus icon will be added to your toolbar (it's a S with green background). If not, add it, and it makes management simpler.
2. Click on the Stylus extension in the toolbar
3. Click the Manage button, to open the Stylus styles manager
4. Click the Write New Style button, in the left hand menu bar
5. Enter a name for the style (eg My FindMyPast)
6. Click the Import button and paste the code in the attachment (My FindMyPast.css.txt)
7. Click the Overwrite style button
8. Click the Save button, in the left hand menu bar

Your custom style should appear as in the attachment and it should be active. If you want to disable it or delete it, use either the Stylus toolbar menu or the Stylus Manager. Or just remove the Stylus extension completely.

Something to be aware of is that FindMyPast frequently change their page layouts so it's possible they'll change the names of the elements used in the viewer and break the custom styles. But if they do I'll notice and I'll update this thread.
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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 23:32 GMT (UK) »
Thanks cuffie81 - you're a genius! It works!
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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 18 February 21 00:02 GMT (UK) »
I tried looking at a 1911 census entry, on an iMac. Lots of new buttons and icons to get used to.
Being of a nosey nature I can never resist clicking on a button called "More.."

It gave options to change the brightness/contrast and a third one to invert the colour.

That sounded like it could be useful for the odd faded images where you can hardly make them out.
I tried moving the slider just a little to change the contrast -
census image in the main part of the window disappeared -  adjusting the slider back did nothing to change that.

This happened in Safari and Chrome and Firefox so, to be fair, it appears to be 'cross browser broken'

hey ho, in the fullness of time they may get round to de-bugging it so its usable, though it would be nice if, just for once, they did that PRIOR to unleashing it on their paying customers.

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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 18 February 21 08:39 GMT (UK) »
Boo, the contrast/brightness sliders work well for me when viewing Parish Register pages, on laptop using Chrome. :)

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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 18 February 21 08:41 GMT (UK) »
I have just had cause to try and rotate an image. The rotation buttons on the laptop view do nothing. Work fine on my ipad.

currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 18 February 21 08:43 GMT (UK) »
It must be me  :)  As of this moment I think the new format is brilliant.  :-* :-X
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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 18 February 21 11:04 GMT (UK) »
Ironically the All Pages button appears when using internet explorer, but not on more "modern" browsers. Unfortunately FindMyPast say they are stopping support for IE  soon
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: FindMyPast film strips on census pages- help
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 18 February 21 11:13 GMT (UK) »
And what happened to the slider to enlarge image - now just a limited range of pre-set magnifications. At 160% it's too small to read. Press "+" once more and it goes to 320%. More than large enough, but now can only see 6 lines through the "letterbox", have to keep scrolling down to see whole family
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate