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Old Feb 13, 2014, 04:09 PM
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Fix annoying RCGroups styles with Firefox Stylish extension

[edit]They fixed some of the styles so I've reduced my tweaks to the following
See original post below the code block...
Code:
@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("www.rcgroups.com") {

pre { white-space: pre ; display: block; unicode-bidi: embed }

a:link, body_alink {
    color: rgb(1, 50, 233);
    text-decoration: none;
}
a:visited {
    color: rgb(150, 0, 150);
    text-decoration: none;
}

.forumtitle {
    font-weight: bold;
}

.forumtitle, .threadtitle {
    font-size: 15px;
}

.lastposter {
    font-size: 13px;
    font-weight: bold;
}




}
While they're busy discussing how to fix the new horrible looking thread view list
and mismatched font sizes, colors, and such, I decided to try to find a way to fix em for myself.
If you'd like to do the same, here's how. It's quick and easy.

Install the Firefox extension called Stylish https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/

Following a restart of Firefox, a new icon appears at top right with an "S".
Click on it to show dropdown menu, select Write New Style -> Blank Style
Give it a title like RCGroups
and then copy and paste the following stylesheet information (Note:
you must click "Continue Reading" to see the full contents of the Code block)
into the Stylish main edit box and click Save. Browse away.
You can also tweak the styles and hit Preview button to see the effect they have before saving.
Explanations of the modified styles below the code block.
Code:
@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("www.rcgroups.com") {
.alt1 {
    border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);
    padding: 5px 5px 5px 10px;
    font: 13px 'Lato',arial,helvetica,sans-serif;
    color: rgb(122, 122, 122);
}
.alt2 {
    border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);
    padding: 5px 5px 5px 10px;
    font: 13px 'Lato',arial,helvetica,sans-serif;
    color: rgb(122, 122, 122);
}

#posts .alt1, #posts .alt1Active, 
#posts .alt2, #posts .alt2Active {
color: black;
font-size: 16px;
}

a:link, body_alink {
    color: rgb(1, 50, 233);
    text-decoration: none;
}
a:visited {
    color: rgb(150, 0, 150);
    text-decoration: none;
}

.forumtitle {
    font-weight: bold;
}

.forumtitle, .threadtitle {
    font-size: 15px;
}

.lastposter {
    font-size: 13px;
    font-weight: bold;
}

td, th, p, li {
    font: 12pt arial,helvetica,sans-serif;
}

}
alt1 and alt2 control the styles of the boxes around all the information associated with each thread.
I decreased the top/bottom padding (all that extra whitespace) and gave it a left margin to get the
unread icon away from the left edge.

#posts .alt1, #posts .alt1Active, #posts .alt2, #posts .alt2Active
controls the size of the text when reading posts. I had found the titles were too
big while thread text was much too small.

a:link, body_alink control the style of all links including thread titles. I changed
the color to make it a deeper blue without as much green which was making it
pale and harder to read.

a:visited controls the style of all links after you've clicked on them. They
changed it so it's just pale blue, and even paler blue. I changed it back to darker
blue for unvisited and purple for visited. Makes thread's you've been to recently
really stand out.

.forumtitle, .threadtitle controls the thread title size. I reduced the font size.

.lastposter controls the styles for the last poster's name in the thread, which they
made absurdly big. I reduced its font size to something smaller than the thread title itself.

You may or may not like my choices, but are of course free to change them, or turn this extension off.

ian
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 12:40 AM
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Im adding this comment so i can find this later.
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 03:06 AM
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Why did it change? and why are they discussing how to fix it isnt somthing that the adman of rc groups changed.
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 04:48 AM
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They added some features (or so they say) and someone decided to make
style changes at the same time for no good reason. "We're discussing this" is
their standard response to the hundreds of people who've complained about
the changes in the support forum.
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 05:41 AM
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Oh. Nice work on the fix, pretty quick to. Ill look in to this over the weekend, not really a big fan of the new text. the old one looked more professional but this one would probably be better if you had poor eye sight. can i make a suggestion Add a screen shot so people can see the changes this will make.
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