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Author:  mixz1 [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Log in from Bookmark

I have my area of interest bookmarked. I click on the bookmark and it takes me to the page with which I am interested. Then I must log in. But logging in takes me to the top page instead of the forum I´m interested in. I then have to navigate back to where I want to be. Does the site staff consider this a non-issue?

Author:  rkawakami [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log in from Bookmark

Not sure what the problem is for you. I have several forum threads bookmarked and if I access them before signing into the forum, the page is displayed. If I want to add a post, clicking the Post button leads to the sign-in page, and once completed, returns me to a Compose post box for that thread. The same thing works for me if I bookmark a subforum.

If you PM me a copy of your bookmark, I'll can if I can figure out what's wrong.

edit: And before you suggest that I'm different because I'm using an admin account, I've verified it works this way with a normal user account.

Author:  mixz1 [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log in from Bookmark

Thanks for the quick reply. We have different needs and methods. I have one bookmark, thinkpads.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=68. When I go there I want to see new threads which are made obvious by the icons to the left of the topics. I can´t see them unless I log in, so I click on the login button on the top of the page, which dumps me out to the first page on the site and not to the bookmark. I might add that several other sites that I use in the same way return me to the desired page and not the top page. It´s no big deal, but I´m curious.

Author:  rkawakami [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log in from Bookmark

Ah, I thought (assumed) that you were attempting to respond/post to a thread, instead of just logging in. I believe that the forum is working like it should but I'll poke around and see if there's a setting to return back to the last view when logging in.

FWIW, I tried using viewforum.php?f=68 instead of thinkpads.com/forum and it does the same thing. If you can provide links/names to those other sites that work like you describe I'll see if they use phpBB.

Author:  mixz1 [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log in from Bookmark

Hi Ray. Some examples[

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/tp01_en Powered by Lithium

http://forum.roadfly.com/forums/4-BMW-5 ... Forum-(E39) Powered by vBulletin

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103 Powered by vBulletin

https://www.dslreports.com/forums/fav

Author:  rkawakami [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log in from Bookmark

There doesn't seem to be anything in the normal phpBB forum settings/options that provides that operation. Looked around phpBB.com and a MOD named Prime Login Return is supposed to do what you describe. It's been several years since the MOD was last updated so I don't know if it will work with the current phpBB version. Bill generally does not like to install minor extensions like this but I'll put it on a list for future consideration.

Author:  Radioguy [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Log in from Bookmark

mixz1 wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply. We have different needs and methods. I have one bookmark, thinkpads.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=68. When I go there I want to see new threads which are made obvious by the icons to the left of the topics. I can´t see them unless I log in, so I click on the login button on the top of the page, which dumps me out to the first page on the site and not to the bookmark. I might add that several other sites that I use in the same way return me to the desired page and not the top page. It´s no big deal, but I´m curious.


Not a fix, but hitting the backspace and F5 should get you where you want the fastest after the login.

Author:  mixz1 [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log in from Bookmark

Radioguy wrote:
Not a fix, but hitting the backspace and F5 should get you where you want the fastest after the login.


Indeed, not a fix. Thanks to you and Ray for considering this. I guess we should consider this closed.

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