in reply to Linking Methods For Searchbox?

I too would like a quick way of getting to my pad. I've tried to find a way of adding a link to it from my Personal Nodelet, but the best I have come up with a link to the scratch pad viewer. It's quicker than homenode/edit user details, but a way of placing a direct link would be useful.

Update:Ok. Now I've spoken publicly, I worked out that if I check the "modify personal nodelet" checkbox and type "[pad://BrowserUk|My pad]" into the "add" edit box, click "Submit", I get what I wanted.

Update to update: It doesn't work. I swear it did, but now it doesn't. Maybe I am simply dillusional.

Anyone know of an abbottoire going cheap?

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Re: Re: Linking Methods For Searchbox?
by jdavidboyd (Friar) on Jul 11, 2002 at 14:16 UTC
    Hmm, I can't get this to work at all... I've tried it with and without the braces.

    Do you have to achieve a certain level before you can use this?

      I don't know for sure, but I doubt if it is a "level" related feature. The square brackets [] are a must (if thats what you meant by "braces"), the ""'s are not.

      And you are trying this at the bottom of your "Change your user settings." from your home page?

      Anyone know of an abbottoire going cheap?

        Yes, I am putting
        [pad://jdavidboyd|My Pad]

        which is:
         left bracket
         pipe character
         My Pad
         right bracket

        What I am seeing in my personal nodelet is
        My Pad]

        When I click on it, I get an error that the location can not be found.
        I don't see what I am doing wrong, but, of course I don't or else it would work!
Re: Re: Linking Methods For Searchbox?
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Jul 18, 2002 at 01:12 UTC

    Update 3: (Their gonna make a movie of this If I can only reduce the script a bit.)

    The only way that I have found to get a convienient link to either my scratchpad edit or view screens on my front page is to send myself a /msg from the CB with the link I want and then dont clear the msg...that way they float at the top of the CB. I do it like this:

    /msg BrowserUK [pad://BrowserUK|View pad] /msg BrowserUK [ +=171588|Edit pad]

    update 4:Even better. Put both, or even 3 or four such links in one message (and keep the |..] bit short) and it takes less space!

    Hookey, but they work!

    Of course he, who shall remain nameless, probably know a way to do this using a stern glance and mental telepathy....but I won't bug him cos I know he is very busy.

    If anyone else knows a better way than this, please chime in any time now...