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Noah Ridgewood June 15th, 2013 5:36 PM

Do you use the context bar?
I was just wondering because I don't and had it disabled in my User CP ever since it came out.

Bonus points if you have no idea what the hell it is.

droomph June 15th, 2013 5:53 PM

no I don't think I've used it, though I've disabled it only once it started to get in the way (my iPod doesn't support whatever it is that causes the context bar to move down with the screen so yeah), which was like two months ago.

Razer302 June 15th, 2013 6:03 PM

I didn't know it even existed. Making me curious now as to its use haha.

Sableye~ June 15th, 2013 6:15 PM

I didn't know what that was until I seen Droomph's post.

I use it, but only to access my inbox.
Assuming I understand what it is haha.

Honest June 15th, 2013 6:29 PM

Is it the little thing on the bottom of the screen that says "CP, Message Inbox, etc"?

cause if so, I do use it. Not often, but in a long thread, I like to press "Top". Seriously!

If that's not it, then I dunno what it is.

Speaking of which, I can't see what I'm typing cause the damn bar is right over my text.

Sammi June 15th, 2013 6:48 PM

I've never bothered to disable it, but I hardly use it either. It's been there so long it just blends in with everything.

It's also a lazy way to figure out if any of my notifications were PMs in a glance instead of clicking on the notifications number... :p

curiousnathan June 15th, 2013 7:00 PM

I never use the context bar. It's also a massive pain in the ass when I'm on my ipod, as it blocks me from being able to read posts when I zoom in and click on certain buttons.

Brendino June 15th, 2013 8:04 PM

Bonus points! I actually had to go into my options in the Control Panel to turn on the context bar, and it's kind of what I was expecting it to be. I disabled it again right away because it didn't really add anything extra that wasn't already available to me on the page, and like a few others have said, I just feel it would get in the way if I were viewing PC on something other than my computer.

Oryx June 15th, 2013 8:15 PM

It annoyed me as soon as it came out and although I might have gotten used to it/liked it if I had given it a chance, I never did. :(

Hikamaru June 15th, 2013 8:23 PM

I did use it for a while but I disabled it because it was bugging me.

Astinus June 15th, 2013 8:42 PM

I have no idea what the context bar is. And I'm too lazy to find out what it is.

So no, I've never used it and I never will. I've lived this long without it, so I don't see any need to start using it now to satisfy curiosity, especially if it's going to get in the way of forum usage.

Ausaudriel June 15th, 2013 8:48 PM I use the what??

Belldandy June 15th, 2013 9:08 PM

I had it disabled, but for some reason today it reactivated itself and won't go away :( Hate it lol

Melody June 15th, 2013 10:42 PM

I don't use it. I never remember it's there when I might need it unfortunately, and 9/10 it's in the way when it's not needed.

Also firefox has this annoying habit of spawning a tooltip of the url that's loading/being hovered over on the bottom left/right side, so the bar is in a terrible place.

Avishka June 15th, 2013 11:05 PM

i really have no idea wht context bar is....

Talli June 16th, 2013 1:04 AM

I do not think I have ever used it before.

Bartolomeo June 16th, 2013 1:15 AM

Nope. Never used it before. Didn't disable it, though. Too lazy to go do that.

이큐리 June 16th, 2013 2:19 AM

I don't think I've ever used. I didn't even know it was called the context bar until this thread.

Elaitenstile June 16th, 2013 2:56 AM

My initial reaction after reading OP:
"What the hell is that?"

My initial reaction after reading Bloodex's post:
"Huh? It's there? *checks*"

My initial reaction after seeing it:
"WTF this stuff was here all the time and I didn't know it? Cool!"

tbh it sounds OK not gonna disable it.

Zeffy June 16th, 2013 2:59 AM

i've had bad experiences with the context bar so I decided to disable it forever *shrug*

Purple Materia June 16th, 2013 3:12 AM

I didn't even notice it existed until just now...

I guess I don't really need it, considering I usually just visit Pokecommunity and check the forums I typically post in for new replies.

But I can see it being useful for some people.

Sweets Witch June 16th, 2013 6:37 AM

I used it once I think but my eyes are usually focused so far up the screen that I completely forget that it's there.

gimmepie June 16th, 2013 6:42 AM

I do use it sometimes. It provides a nice way to get to places quickly if you're at the bottom of a page or something.

Zach June 16th, 2013 7:09 AM

I never had an idea on what the context bar was called at first, until I was told on how to disable it. I've only disabled it because I often browse PC on my iPod and I just never used it at all.

Cassino June 16th, 2013 8:26 AM

No. Just another layer of 'things to go wrong' when I can navigate fine anyway, but

Originally Posted by sammi-san (Post 7701824)
It's also a lazy way to figure out if any of my notifications were PMs in a glance instead of clicking on the notifications number... :p

if this is true, I might take to using it.

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