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Sat, Jun 27, 2020 6:41 PM

Feedback on new photo viewer design

There is no longer a windowed overlay when viewing photos.  There used to be an x in the top corner to click that would return to the movie page, but some moron decided to remove this feature.  Gotta click the movie links now on the photo info to return to the movie page. Yeah I know, this may seem petty, but its just bad web coding.

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1 y ago

So thrilled and relieved to see the photo viewer functional again! Thank You so much!!  (i was on the verge of a meltdown there for a minute) xD

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ez009, 
Not sure why you are so relieved, unless you happen to get the old viewer today. Here's what I see with my ad blocker on, and the top bar with the Back link and the X of Y count is still absent.

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bderoes,

I noticed you're using Google Chrome. May I know what adblocker you're using?

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adblock plus

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Oh well, if you're planning to switch to this adblocker, let me know. (It's better than Adblock+)

It has a feature that'd let you not run the adblocker on the IMDb media viewer. Hence, enabling you to access the options currently missing on the new update (the top bar with the Backlink and the X of Y count).

And the best part is, even with the adblocker disabled on the media viewer page, you won't see the ad.


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why should I let you know?

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Because... then I'll tell you how it's done?

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Why would I want to know how it's done?
Maybe an IMDb tech would, but I don't work for IMDb.

I just installed.
The refreshed page looks the same as with AdBlock Plus.
So perhaps you meant that the extension can be MADE to display that bar?

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Yes.

1. Click on the extension > Click on the settings icon



2. Go to the Customize tab and click on "shows ads on a webpage or domain"

3. Type "mediaviewer" (without the double quotation marks) inside the box and press OK!



Now the bar should be visible to you. I hope this was helpful.

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Yup, seeing the navigation/info bar now.
But I do see a little banner ad, which is fine.
Still can't right-click to open image in new tab, but have the workaround for that, also from you.
Thanks, BONAFIDE BOSS!

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1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled problem poster view.

I have a problem today. When i open a poster, i can't come back to the movie page, i can't close the poster viewer and i can't copy the image... anyone have the same problem?

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1 y ago

So pretty much IMDB combined the navigation pane with the advertisements and incorporated it into their "mediaviewer". They removed an overlay to force the users into allowing ad's in order to navigate effectively.  What I initially perceived as poor coding is actually just another crafty way Amazon has figured to get more money. Someone definitely got a promotion for that genius idea.  Off to rotten tomatoes I go! SEE YA!

ad's enabled


ad's disabled

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Hello internet person,

You may be interested in reading these two messages posted above. [ First | Second ]

I hope that helps. Good luck.

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Yeah I read the thread....that's the subject of my recent reply...
I guess it's good to know how I can circumvent Amazon's most recent and future ad schemes by downloading yet another adblock extension to then add exemptions exclusively for IMDB to allow ad's so I can use the site.

thanks? lol

I do appreciate your efforts to help though and other may be willing to do as mentioned, but I personally have Adblockers to you know...block ads haha. thanks!

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1 y ago

One more issue:

The color markup does not seem to work after the latest update of the media viewer.

Before update:


After update:


I hope this gets fixed soon. Thank you in advance.

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BONAFIDE BOSS, What's the url for your example?

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Note: BONAFIDE BOSS ⭐️'s list is a candidate for a poll.
Poll Suggestion: Face-Off: Good vs. Bad

Not showing the color markup in the media viewer is a serious problem for image lists. This makes it significantly more difficult to verify that markup is working for polls.

FYI:
This is the markup for the two images in BONAFIDE BOSS ⭐️'s list
1 [b][blue]Davis[/blue][/b] - most commonly known as [b]Juror 8[/b]
2 [b][red]Frank[/red][/b]

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1 y ago

The biggest issues I have with the new design is that that some images don't load, and there is just a black screen (and with no indication that there should be an image loading). This is not a connection problem. Generally, flipping to the next image and then back again sorts it, but this never happened with the previous (much better) design.
The other issue is that the ESCAPE button in Windows doesn't return to gallery/close the image the way it used to. It has no effect now, so using the mouse is the only option. 

And obviously the adblock problem is known.

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Hi Sinnerphile,

some images don't load

Does that happen when you navigate through the images on the media viewer or right after opening an image from the media index?

1. If it occurs when navigating through the images on the media viewer, then it's not an IMDb problem. This is caused by an adblocker.

- The black screen you get is actually an advertisement page, where the ad is removed by the adblocker and therefore, the black screen. (This is mostly experienced on mobile.)

2. If it's not that, then it's definitely a bug. Thanks for reporting.

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1 y ago

One more major issue:

The new layout does not show the updated notes on images as soon as they were updated.

It takes a few minutes before displaying the changes.

I'm not sure if I'm the only one experiencing this but I hope someone verifies this by testing it themselves. I'd have posted an example but since it's a temporary effect, I doubt it'd stay long enough for the reader (of this message) to verify it.

I noticed this problem 1-2 weeks ago but forgot to report. Sorry.

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1 y ago

Thanks for the additional notes, Sinnerphile & BONAFIDE BOSS.
  1. Images not loading -- the team will look into this. Definitely a bug.
  2. "Escape" doesn't work to close the image -- good feedback; we'll look into updating this.
  3. Changes to notes aren't reflected right away -- thanks for reporting; we'll investigate.
  4. Color markup doesn't show -- color markup has been unsupported for a while; I understand this limits your ability to test colors in polls, and apologize for the inconvenience.

I really appreciate everyone taking the time to share feedback. Though we won't be able to address every request, I am reading them!

Sarah

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Sarah,

Thank you for the status update.

I hope that IMDb consider supporting color markup in lists again. I understand that this is additional parsing code that needs support for list. However, there are many new and legacy polls the make effective use of color in their presentation. Having to guess whether color markup will work adds an additional layer of uncertainty in verifying that polls will display properly.

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1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Recent change to photos is very annoying..

 If I click on photos, and click through them, there is no exit from photos. I have to back arrow over and over again or start over.  Maybe I am missing something, but I have tried to find an exit from scrolling through photos, and the new format just doesn't seem to have a one or two click exit back to the main entry.

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So I have read the info about ad blocker and the navigation issue.  The imdb ads were over the top, abusive to the nervous systems of users and took a lot of time to load.  I am usually a big fan of Amazon, and of imdb.  That said, if I have to choose between using a service and feeling held hostage to ads that abuse the privilege of access to my screen, then I will just have to settle for less than sterling performance by Amazon, which usually has very good customer awareness.  I wonder if Jeff Bezos uses an ad blocker.

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I'm sure Jeff Bezos has access to the corporate version that does not show ads, so he has no need for an ad blocker.

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"the corporate version that does not show ads"

Just a note: this doesn't exist! We all look at ads while developing IMDb, the same as everyone else :)

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If indeed this is true (and I have no reason to believe it is false), then the obvious implication (based on my previous post in this thread re IE and the ads) is that IE is no longer considered a valid browser. I have to believe the problem with ads in the new viewer when using IE would have been caught immediately.

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Hi James -- we do test in IE, but sometimes IMDb users have different operating system / browser version combinations than we test on, or have other extensions installed that impact performance. We're looking into the ads bug you reported. Thank you.

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1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled There is no next button.

There is a back but not a next button. Getsatisphaction is a horrible product Ge

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Hi John, if you hover over the image area you should see left and right arrows that let you navigate. You can also use the keyboard's arrow keys, or swipe if you have a touch device.

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10 m ago

Going to photos for a movie had stopped the black screen nonsense and gone back to the usual way of being able to click the x to return to photos section.  Not the black screen with no exit is back.  I have read the issue concerns ads and blocking them.  I would be fine with a few ads, but imdb got so over the top with them that I got an ad blocker.  I can use imdb less, if that is the intent of the black no exit screen.  I am just surprised an Amazon company has such poor customer interface, as I know other folks have issues with this.  Usually Amazon does better than this.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled going to photos for a movie

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Are you talking about viewing the photo gallery for a title?

Perhaps this topic:

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/feedback-on-new-photo-viewer-design/5f4a7ca48815453dba0d6b63