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 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


thanks!

(+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


Cool.
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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