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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by djewesbury » 11:32 Wed 31 Dec 2014

And then click on the thumbnail icon, which in this image is the grid of small squares:
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by PhilW » 12:09 Wed 31 Dec 2014

djewesbury wrote:And then click on the thumbnail icon, which in this image is the grid of small squares:
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Interestingly, that thumbnail is greyed out for me and does nothing; which explains why I don't see the problem.

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Post by djewesbury » 12:12 Wed 31 Dec 2014

Did you follow all the preceding steps? Curious.

EDIT: it's also greyed out for me now that I've disabled the options in the Feed (detailed in my previous message). Unless you set the options up properly you won't see it.

(Honestly, you have to lead some people by the hand… :wink: )
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by DRT » 14:51 Wed 31 Dec 2014

I am now also getting the porn pictures. I can understand why some here would prefer to keep Tapatalk but unless we can find a solution to this we might have to remove it.

I am currently away from home but will investigate when I get back.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by djewesbury » 15:24 Wed 31 Dec 2014

This is NOT a platform-specific problem, I'm sure of it. Could someone with a non-Apple device please desist from their smug crowing ( :wink: ) for long enough to follow the instructions above - to the letter (!) - and tell us whether you're seeing the same thing.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by jdaw1 » 16:04 Wed 31 Dec 2014

My Android device has different options, but rummaging in all the drawers hasn't found anything of that nature.

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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 18:27 Wed 31 Dec 2014

djewesbury wrote:The thumbnail view in the feed
There's your problem.

I don't use the feed. I use Tapatalk for both TPF and FTLOP and want to read one site at a time, so I use the Profile tab instead.

I do not sign into Tapatalk, so any problems they've had due to hacking do not affect me as I do not use a Tapatalk ID. Tapatalk merely serves as a conduit for the data provided by TPF and FTLOP.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by jdaw1 » 18:32 Wed 31 Dec 2014

Glenn E. wrote:I don't use the feed. I use Tapatalk for both TPF and FTLOP and want to read one site at a time, so I use the Profile tab instead.
Well, I’ve just learnt what the feed is for.
Glenn E. wrote:I do not sign into Tapatalk
Me neither.

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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 18:39 Wed 31 Dec 2014

DRT wrote:I am now also getting the porn pictures. I can understand why some here would prefer to keep Tapatalk but unless we can find a solution to this we might have to remove it.

I am currently away from home but will investigate when I get back.
<Speculation>
The Feed is Tapatalk's way of providing you with content it thinks you might like, while simultaneously providing you with information you've asked it to provide. I come to this conclusion based on my brief experience with the Feed when I upgraded to Tapatalk 4 and it was turned on by default. I don't care what Tapatalk thinks I might want to see, so spent several minutes figuring out how to turn it off. (You can't as near as I can tell, at least not entirely.) But what you can do is ignore it, which is what I do by using the Profile tab (the little head-and-shoulders icon vs the house icon) to do my reading.

Since the feed is generated by Tapatalk, it poses no security issues for TPF or FTLOP. TPF data is presented by Tapatalk in the Feed, but that's it.
</Speculation>

Using Profile by default is easy (at least on Android; I assume it works the same on iOS) - open Settings, and in the first section (Look & Feel) there's a selection for Tab Behavoir. Set that to Profile. From then on the app will open to the Profile tab instead of the Feed tab and you won't have to worry about it again.

The Profile tab lists each of the forums to which you subscribe. Select one to be taken to a list of the unread posts in that forum. Easy peasy.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by djewesbury » 18:41 Wed 31 Dec 2014

Interesting. You don't sign in to Tapatalk. I thought you had to sign in. I will try not signing in. But this is irrelevant. There is no way not to get the Feed on an iDevice, even if you switch all its functionality off so the screen is empty it is still the default opening page (even when it's not set to be so).
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Post by djewesbury » 18:42 Wed 31 Dec 2014

Glenn, thanks for that. We cross-posted. I'll try your workaround.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 18:58 Wed 31 Dec 2014

These screenshots are from Tapatalk 4.10.2. I believe that I have the Pro version as I don't recall seeing any ads, but my subconscious is pretty good at screening out ads anyway so it might be that I just never notice them.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 19:03 Wed 31 Dec 2014

Amusingly, those are 1/16th size screenshots. My phone has significantly higher resolution at 5.2" diagonal (1440 x 2560) than my desktop at 24" diagonal (1920 x 1200).
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Post by djewesbury » 21:12 Wed 31 Dec 2014

I tried signing out of Tapatalk; it wouldn't let me continue. Confused.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by AW77 » 21:32 Wed 31 Dec 2014

This is like in the song "Hotel California": 'You can check out any time you want, but you cannot leave'
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by DRT » 19:33 Thu 01 Jan 2015

djewesbury wrote:I tried signing out of Tapatalk; it wouldn't let me continue. Confused.
I can't see any way of using Tapatalk on iOS without logging in.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by djewesbury » 19:47 Thu 01 Jan 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I tried signing out of Tapatalk; it wouldn't let me continue. Confused.
I can't see any way of using Tapatalk on iOS without logging in.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by djewesbury » 19:58 Thu 01 Jan 2015

I'm sick and tired of that sofa too.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by benread » 20:05 Thu 01 Jan 2015

Its taken me a while to work it out but I am starting to like the new version. My only wish is for access to a 'home' style link as the TPF logo performs.


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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 00:40 Fri 02 Jan 2015

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I tried signing out of Tapatalk; it wouldn't let me continue. Confused.
I can't see any way of using Tapatalk on iOS without logging in.
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Hmm... I wonder if it now knows that you have created an account, so no longer gives you the option to simply login to each website separately?
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Post by djewesbury » 00:45 Fri 02 Jan 2015

Should I delete my whole Tapatalk profile..?
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by Glenn E. » 04:25 Fri 02 Jan 2015

That might work, but odds are that your account is linked in some way to your iTunes account so Tapatalk would likely still know once reinstalled.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by DRT » 10:22 Fri 02 Jan 2015

I have set the tab behaviour to "Profile" so am now able to ignore the problem. However, that doesn't mean the problem has been resolved.

Happiness has not yet been achieved.
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by DRT » 10:48 Fri 02 Jan 2015

It seems those of us who hate the new version are not alone: https://support.tapatalk.com/threads/do ... ate.27687/
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Re: Tapatalk 2 with TPF & iPhone

Post by DRT » 11:27 Fri 02 Jan 2015

I have now discovered how to disable advertising.
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