Neither this thread or the orange dark theme one are generating push notifications to idle tabs. Alerts seem to be created in response to manual action as I can click the alert button at top right, the drop down fills with old alerts, and then new alerts load. If I'm active on a tab then it receives pushes but I'm not yet entirely clear on what constitutes activity. It appears to be link or button clicks or a certain amount of typing a post, but there may also be a time window involved.Will follow up after there's been some time to see if doing so changes alerting behavior.
Wasn't the normal behaviour for me before, so I don't consider it expected now. A review of the previously linked XenForo thread shows, however, the XenForo developer responsible (Chris D) is adamant about defining it as an Apple problem (to the point of changing his personal devices from iOS to Android). Objections from XenForo customers with hundreds of thousands of iOS users notwithstanding. Chris also ducked answering a few reasonable questions as to how notifications worked as well as queries as to why XF 2.x isn't exhbiting expected notification behaviour. Certain of Chris's recent comments could be taken as recognition XenForo's stance of "If push notifications work, great, if not we don't care." isn't especially viable after nine months of steady customer complaints. But there's no evidence a solution will happen.Is that the expected behaviour now (and I guess, was it the normal behaviour before)?
I think you're conflating two different issues: alerts and push notifications.Certain of Chris's recent comments could be taken as recognition XenForo's stance of "If push notifications work, great, if not we don't care."
Both are required to produce pre-update behaviour. On XF 1.5, mu-43.com consistently generated alerts when new posts were made to watched threads, ratings were given, or when conversation messages were posted. All of these were reliably pushed as notifications to Chrome on Windows 10, including to browser tabs idle for hours through device sleep and wake cycles. On XF 2.1, mu-43.com does not perform either step reliably. Regardless of the level of reliability observed on other XF 1.x deployments, mu-43's alert system is now substantially degraded from its past behaviour. Despite XenForo's claims to the contrary, it does not appear mutually enabling pushes in Chrome .and XF 2.1 produces any improvement.I think you're conflating two different issues: alerts and push notifications.
Hi, yes, there are two dark themes selectable at the very bottom left of any page.
many thanks, would not have found it without your helpBottom left hand corner of the forum, or you can find the current 3 color options in your preferences Click on your name at the upper right corner.
I’ve definitely noticed a difference (notifications no longer appear in real-time). I can live with it but it’s a shame to have gone backward on this. Huge steps forward in many other area though so happy with he upgrade overall. And certainly the speed, lack of serious service disruption, and openness of support is fantastic.I've not personally observed any regression to pursue with Xenforo support. As far as I can tell based on my own usage of XF 2.1, alerts work the same as they did in XF 1.5, and push notifications are a nice addition.