"return to top" "button" symbol ---...

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While I can easily understand it's simply a matter of anchors and links within a page, people are no doubt familiar with the upward pointing arrow, or arrow and "ToC" symbol (table of contents -- even in the user guides), how does one set it up so that it stays in the same place as the user scrolls down the page -- it's clearly a CSS effect, right? Seen some great stuff with visual effects, but they require AOS, PHP, bower, yarn ... An easier way??
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In the Position section of the Design panel there is a row of five Position settings. Hovering the mouse over those items brings up tool-tips showing that they are: Static, Relative, Absolute, Fixed, and Sticky. It is the Fixed position that does the trick, with the precise positioning being controlled by the four boxes just below (marked with arrows up, right, down, and left).

If, for example, one wants an element always to be near the bottom right of the browser window (say, 50px up from the bottom, and 20px from the the right), one sets its Position as Fixed, sets the down arrow to 50px, and the right arrow to 20px.

Frank
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thanks, Frank, you're a gem, lots of "stupid newbie" questions, thanks for being patient :-D
(coming from a different builder app where these things are done for one == good; but no control over settings == not so good)

(partly rhetorical question this next) now, how does one track through the questions one asks but manages to find "some sort of answer" for along the way --- currently learning just by examining the templates so far, and seeing the classes assigned -- kinda cart before the horse
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While logged in, one can go to the top of a thread and click on the Subscribe button. The result of subscribing is that one is sent and email each time there is a new post made in that thread. The email contains a link to the thread in question. When it seems unlikely that there will be any further posts one wishes to see in that thread, one can use the button at the top of the thread (which will now be called Unsubscribe).

I consider the above to be important, as I suspect that sometimes questions are asked but the questioner fails to see the answers because they forget where they posted the question.

Another feature that is useful regarding this is seeing all one's own posts (or even all the posts of someone else) by clicking on the name at the left of a post (just below the picture). That leads to a screen where, just below the picture, one can click on the words "View All Posts".

Frank
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Now that's a couple of life-saving gems of information!! Thank heaps

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