Sidebar for Macs March 9, 2002 5:12 AM   Subscribe

New feature for Mac users. The sidebar feature works for me in IE 5.12 under OS X. I think the page holder feature has been around a while, but I had no idea. Anyway, for those using Mac IE browsers, you now have a sidebar version of metafilter (don't ask me about Opera versions, they're not possible as far as I know).

Coding new features actually makes painful time spent in airports fly by.
posted by mathowie (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 5:12 AM (18 comments total)

i am IE user so i guess i had this feature available for some time now, but i never knew about it/understood it. this is really great (especially for work heh heh).

the 50px left/right margins on blockquote look kinda funny in the sidebar though.
posted by danOstuporStar at 5:45 AM on March 9, 2002

Airport time can be very productive if you choose your airports carefully and have a WiFi card. I write code all the time while waiting to fly out of SeaTac.

The real challenge is adequate power. Bring an extension cord, and look under the seats and along the walls. There is always at least one outlet per gate, but finding it can be difficult.
posted by jeffbarr at 6:10 AM on March 9, 2002


(+what dan said about the blockquotes)
posted by sawks at 6:12 AM on March 9, 2002

Welcome to Texas.
posted by ColdChef at 8:37 AM on March 9, 2002

More to read.
posted by Voyageman at 9:28 AM on March 9, 2002

Just as a thing is there anything you can do with these hotlist panels for Opera?

Slashdot seems to have one that works in a similar way to the sidebar. Maybe next airport trip?
posted by nedrichards at 9:28 AM on March 9, 2002

Excellent. Dope. etc.
posted by anathema at 10:04 AM on March 9, 2002

Welcome to windy Texas.
posted by bjgeiger at 10:39 AM on March 9, 2002

Also confirmed to work in IE5/Mac OS9 and below.
posted by aaron at 11:02 AM on March 9, 2002

Hey, that's pretty cool.
posted by darukaru at 11:28 AM on March 9, 2002

Does loading the sidebar effect the "X new posts and X new comments" count on your front page?
posted by aaron at 1:36 PM on March 9, 2002

thanks mr. haughey!
posted by muta at 2:26 PM on March 9, 2002

nope, it doesn't register as a new "visit" to the home page aaron.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:46 PM on March 9, 2002

posted by aaron at 7:00 PM on March 9, 2002

The Mac Internet Explorer 5+ one already works in Opera. You just "Add panel" and it works. Any HTML page can be a panel, but it helps to have small type and a narrow width.
posted by gleemax at 10:08 PM on March 9, 2002

Nice one gleemax. Might be worth pointing this out to foolish Opera users (like me) who would otherwise feel outraged :-).
posted by nedrichards at 3:03 PM on March 10, 2002

that's cool, thanks... fyi works mac os9/IE5.
posted by bittennails at 5:39 AM on March 11, 2002

Great stuff, Matt. Noticed a small bug, though: the comments count gets out of step partway down the list of posts (after the first half dozen), so that they show the comments count for the previous post; eg at the moment the comments count for 15408 should be 12 but is shown as 86, which is the count for 15409.

But still a very nice feature.
posted by rory at 6:38 AM on March 11, 2002

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