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Conrad_Farlow
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Aug 9, 2011 - 3:58 am

In V4.4.5 the thumbnail behaviour is perfect, I think that Paul4 said it well on our V5 forum so I'll quote him.

 

I like automatic thumbnails of images in posts, but I see in this version to close a "clicked" image you have to move cursor to the image window and click an 'X', whereas in the previous version the image window was "on" your cursor and all it required was another click

 

I must say I much prefer the previous method of display, without the repositioned window and "greyed out" remainder, and certainly the method of opening/closing

So why the change? Any particular reason for it?

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Yellow Swordfish
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Aug 9, 2011 - 4:21 am

So did I.
we were using a library called 'HighSlide' which did everything we wanted and was great to work with. The problem with HighSlide is the licensing. Any commercial use requires a license to be paid. We have a lot of people making money from their sites that includes SP and I have to wonder how many of those paid for a license. Maybe not totally our responsibility but it was time to find an open source and GPL alternative.
WP standardises on jQuery and jQuery UI components and we prefer where possible to use those components for 100% compatibility. Hence the use of the jQuery UI Dialog from now on.

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Conrad_Farlow
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Aug 9, 2011 - 9:44 am

That is an extremely good reason - nuff said!

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Yellow Swordfish
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Aug 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

if they ever add a method to close by clicking anywhere in the dialog I will include it.

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Lee H
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Aug 9, 2011 - 10:45 am

More js loading, but what about Thickbox? Doesn't it have this behavior? It can be styled to strongly resemble the high-slide look.

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Yellow Swordfish
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Aug 9, 2011 - 11:26 am

Then we have the issue of having both which we really don't like to have to do.
Users can install the thickbox plugin and turn off the Sp version. That should also work.
if it is any help it WILL close by using the esc key....

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Mr Papa
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Aug 12, 2011 - 11:30 am

and thickbox was abandoned long ago...  wp is even dropping it now...

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Lee H
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Aug 12, 2011 - 12:57 pm

Mr Papa said:

and thickbox was abandoned long ago...  wp is even dropping it now...

Yikes! Good to know. Thanks 🙂

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