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  1. While CairnTalk works surprising well on tablets and phones (at least compared to the old days!) certain things are a bit less intuitive when using fingers and touch devices rather than keyboards and mice. For instance it is easy to inadvertently add a quote tag or spoiler into the edit box with an errant finger touch on a formatting button — but it is much less clear how to remove it. Simply backspacing over it like you would on a desktop does not work! Here's how to remove accidental quote boxes using, in this example, an iPhone. The process is the same for both spoilers and quotes and applies to most portable devices like phones and tablets. First, touch the quote box to activate it. You will see the text entry area pop into focus ready to receive text. Next, touch the small box-with-arrows in the upper-left corner of the quote box to highlight the control icon. Finally, press backspace-delete on your device "keyboard." This will delete the entire box. The process in screenshots. The highlighting of the control is *very* subtle. The control must be highlighted in order to delete it. not yet highlighted highlighted and ready to delete The software developers are aware that it needs to be easier to delete quote boxes and similar for mobile users, so look forward to a day when you will probably be able to just backspace over the box and be done with it. Until then, happy deleting
  2. A forum-support question came up asking why the emoticon picker was missing from the post/reply box on iPads. Bad news, good news It is true, the editor does not support the emoticon picker on mobile devices. But there is a workaround! You can type the BBCode for the emoticon instead. For example to add a smiley such as LOL type this code in the compose box wherever you want the smiley to go: When you Preview or Post your entry, the software will replace the code with the corresponding smiley. On mobile devices you won't see the smiley replace the code except in the Preview and Post views. In the compose box you will still see the code. That's normal. Manually entering emoticons works in the compose/edit/post box whether on mobile or on a desktop system. Indeed I rarely use the picker anywhere as for me it's faster to type them, especially since there are only a few I use often. I do resort to the picker when I can't remember what the code is for a less frequently used smiley. Here's a full list of the currently available emoticons that you can enter this way. You can guess what most of them will produce and you can always test them (in a test topic, please) and preview them. iPad and mobile users may want to memorize or make a note of their favorites, or bookmark this topic to come back to. <_<:o:P:arrow: I am led to believe that in the next version of this software (being released this year sometime) that an emoticon picker may be included that works on tablets, etc. Until then, we'll just do things the old-fashioned way Good luck, have fun, and may the smiley's be with you


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