is there a quick way to get to bottom of long thread? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Is there a shortcut to getting past 70 responses that you've already seen, to put in a new response?

-- madeline (, September 27, 1998


Yeah....there is a way of sorts.

Send in a post with an HTML bookmark tag in it. When accessing that page in the future, enter the URL and the reference to the bookmark. Then save that reference under your "favourites". You can then at least start at the part of the page where you submitted the bookmark to. I'll actually try out my theory and let you know how it works.

-- Craig (, September 27, 1998.

Hidden Book Mark here.

-- Craig (, September 27, 1998.

Yeah, it works. I was kind of surprised because the page is actually generated by a CGI script.

The hidden bookmark I named fred. Don't ask me why. It could have been called anything but I thought fred was a nice name for a bookmark. Notice the actual URL of the page when you load it is Now when I want to access the bookmark I named fred, the URL is written like this: msg.tcl?msg_id=000ApI#fred

I inserted the bookmark in the previous post by putting in the following:

Now, whenever I want to jump to that part of the page, I just stick #fred after the usual URL to get there. NOTE: There is a known bug in Internet Explorer 3.02 that causes it to occasionally not process bookmarks properly so if you are using that browser, you may find that it does not work properly.

-- Craig (, September 27, 1998.

Madeline, if you use a mouse, you can put the pointer from the mouse on the bar between the up arrow and the down arrow all the way to the right of your screen. If there are only a few responses, the bar is long. If there are a lot of responses it is tiny. You can drag that bar downward quickly by clicking on it and holding down your button on your mouse. If there are a lot of responses on a thread, wait for a few seconds to do it, or the bar may jump back up. Let me know if you get it to work.

-- Gayla Dunbar (, September 27, 1998.

Sorry, forgot to comment out my HTML so instead of showing you what code I used, it actually recreated the bookmark!

Here's another bookmark called barney

Just replace the ( with the less than pointy brackets and the )with the greater than pointy brackets for it to work as hidden HTML (A NAME="barney")(/A)

-- Craig (, September 27, 1998.

I just click once anywhere on the top of the thread, then hit my "end" key and it goes to the bottom of the amount it has downloaded so far - if the thread is so long that it takes a while to load you can hit the "end" key more than once as more of the message gets to your computer. <<<<<>>>>>.....

-- Dan Hunt (, September 27, 1998.

Dan's right.

Why play around writing html nonsense.

Use the end key

-- yes (, September 27, 1998.

Dan, that is REALLY fast! Thanks! One thing my husband showed me was that I could drag the middle bar (that separates the forum from the rest of Mr. Yourdon's web page) all the way to the left. It sure makes it easier and quicker to read all of the posts. I just use the pointer on the mouse the same way to drag it over. Is there a better way?

-- Gayla Dunbar (, September 28, 1998.

Gayla, you must be accessing the forum from tm.

If you'll go straight to eBomb%202000%20%28Y2000%29, you'll get rid of the frames, and the forum will fill up the screen. In fact, you won't be at Ed's site per se; but you can still open up another browser window if you want to look at also.

-- John Howard (Greenville, NC) (, September 28, 1998.

Thank you, thank you, John Howard!!! I did not have the Greenspun URL. This is much better.

-- Virlie (, September 28, 1998.

Thanks John! I'm so glad I asked! Yes, I was accessing the forum from Mr. Yourdon's home page. This is GREAT!! Thanks to you Madeline for asking the original question. I hope everyone else can benefit from this thread as much as I did!

-- Gayla Dunbar (, September 28, 1998.


Thank you for remembering that there are two ways of getting to the site.

Also, if you access it directly (rather than from the, a [Refresh] will keep you at the same page (same thread, same place) but will "reload" latest from the Web and other people's comments.

This way you can run a "minimized" window, and still periodically update things, without always restarting the browser. This saves time, money, effort, and also keeps your fingerprints from wearing off on the keys.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, September 30, 1998.

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