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jennfurr

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RN SHIPS Browser differences
« on: December 17, 2011, 02:52:48 pm »
I've been using Chrome for almost all of my transcribing for the past year (holy cow - a YEAR!), and just yesterday switched over to Firefox because I needed to do something that didn't work in Chrome, and I noticed that the logs in Firefox are a magnitude brighter than when viewed in Chrome.  Anybody else have this issue?  Anyone know how to have Firefox not view things so brightly?  It's so much lighter that I have difficulty reading the logs, that when I switch to Chrome, it's easy to read!
« Last Edit: October 09, 2012, 06:03:03 pm by Caro »

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 03:04:10 pm »
Hi Jenfurr

I only use firefox. I have noticed that a few of the newer ships logs come out very bright. I had assumed that it was due to the scanning rather than any difference in browsers, so I havent tried anything to change the brightness. It just seems to affect a few random logs. After a few really bright ones I got back to "normal" ones each time.

I realise this doesnt solve your problem, but hope it helps a little.

K

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 11:48:02 pm »
I've never found a way to adjust brightness in any browser - IE8, IE9, Chrome and Firefox - but then I'm a bit of a dinosaur with them.  There is a way on my function keys to do a lot of adjusting of brightness of the entire screen image, and that does help some with our over-bright scans, though it doesn't fix the contrast problem.  I think every make of computer puts them in a different place.

I've found that sharpness, brightness and contrast can be adjusted on images transferred to Photoship PhotoSHOP (have not tried this), Word documents and PowerPoint (my current favorite).  At least in PowerPoint, I can right-click copy the entire log page jpeg image directly from the transcription link, simpler than previous efforts.  Which means I can stay on the same tab as a half-done transcription.

Hope this helps.

OOPS correction: does this count as a Freudian addiction symptom? ;D
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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 08:01:27 am »
On my monitor I can adjust brightness and contrast - but I already had the brightness down and the contrast up!

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 10:15:53 am »
I love the idea of Photoship. Is that what Caro uses for her pictures?

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 11:56:06 am »
 ;D - I hadn't caught that....

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 01:06:11 pm »
I recently found a handy feature on Chrome (which is probably on other browsers as well) is using the full screen mode. On my laptop this means I see more of the page and makes it much quicker to transcribe.  Interesting that the logs might be brighter and clearer on Firefox...I'll give it a go, thanks JennFurr

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 02:56:22 pm »
I find it helps if you tilt the screen back; on Minto anyway.
(No Photoshipping required.)

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 04:50:20 pm »
I find it helps if you tilt the screen back; on Minto anyway.
(No Photoshipping required.)

It made no difference on my 17 inch CRT monitor. As a consequence, if you have any remedies for a bad back, please keep them to yourself.  ;D

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Re: Browser differences
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 04:55:08 pm »
Your monitor must be as old as my TV. Antediluvian.