Hi, this update is mostly focused on some performance updates to Image rendering and memory management. I stripped out the old plugin I had doing this and am now handling things a bit more manually. Hopefully this should improve the experience of long scrolling sessions. I did refactor a lot so if you see any bugs here please let me know! Large new additions in this release are URL domain filters, and video zoom. I'm starting work on settings import/export but it's not ready just yet.
- Added URL Domain filters
- Added video zoom (double tap, pinch)
- Added a link icon to posts without thumbnails
- Added None as a comment long press action
- Better handling when proxied comment resolve fails
- Fixed voting on posts refreshing the video player
- Fixed some issues with image heights not fitting correctly
- Minor hotfix to change the link icon on posts to be centered and not left aligned
- Improved the list of subscriptions for large lists
- Fixed an issue where images would sometimes not free from memory
- Fixed photo view not expanding
- Fixed a small screen flash on image expand
- improved performance of large images
- All Snackbars now last for 5 seconds
- Fixed markdown not loading in some cases when it should
- URL confirmation prompt now also applies to external links
- Fixed an issue with switching accounts when uing an email to log in
- Fixed an issue with Spoiler tag sometimes not appearing
- shouldInstanceBlockIncludeUsers no longer defaults to on
- Fixed reply swipe gesture
- Improved freeing of memory in some cases for preloaded images
- Fixed comment navigator when showing all comments
- Create comment screen no longer has discard prompt if drafts are enabled
Thank you everyone for all of the support and suggestions, please keep them coming and we'll continue to make Connect the best app for browsing Lemmy!
I use Connect, and it shows comment count but when I open the post I get no comments waaaayyyy too often, if I open the post in a browser I get all the comments why ?
It's really annoying and prevents good conversations.
I even get replys I can't interact with I see their comment un my notifications but I cant open it or reply.
I moderate a very small community but I'd like to be able to pin posts and have access to other general moderator tools like removing posts/comments and locking threads.
It doesn't seem that I can do any of that with Connect and it's cumbersome at best to try to do it on a mobile browser.
Are there any plans to implement mod tools? Or is there a setting I missed somewhere that enabls them?
Very very frustrating and keeps happening to every time I use the app. I type full paragraphs that disaapear if I look away from the screen 10 seconds and it dims black (did not even lock phone or exit app). It haapened this time while I was reading the comment I typed before posting it. I cannot stress how awful that is and it was gone, no draft and not saved anywhere.
I have no idea if this is possible to implement on the client side, but it would be really cool to be able to pick which subbed communities are emphasized or de-emphasized in your feed.
For example if you're on a niche sub that only gets a few posts per week, maybe you want to ALWAYS see new content regardless of how many upvotes or comments it gets.
Conversely, I enjoy a few meme subs, but right now Risa completely dominates new/hot/best filtering for me. I'd be perfectly happy just seeing the top few posts sprinkled throughout my feed.
Howdy y'all! I'm still enjoying Connect and recommending it to everyone, but I've been having more and more issues displaying comments, either when opening a post that clearly says "X comments" but ends up being empty, or when clicking on "View more (X)" on my profile only for it to disappear. Any idea why? I haven't blocked any instances or anything.
I'm trying to make posts. I've got an image hosted on catbox, so I'm posting only text and links. Most days I can make about 4 before I get that error. (I save my posts for when I have time.) Today, I got it after the first one. Is this a Lemmy thing, or Connect, or my instance or the instance I'm posting on?
Additionally, is there anything I can do to avoid hitting it? The obvious solution is to post more spaced out, but that doesn't work great with my schedule.
Is anyone else having the issue where you're 30 comments deep into a post, you reply to a comment and when you submit it refreshes the whole post making you lose your spot in the comments?
Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
I'm on a Google Pixel if that's relevant.
You cannot use the translate function in lemmy Connect.
Would make it easier to keep track of what filters I have in place and delete duplicates
I need to hit the upvotes and downvote buttons twice on the main page.
It will flash it's color as I press on press 1, but then quickly revert. On second press, it behaves normally.
Not sure if feature request or if bug.
When a feed is manually refreshed, the page does not automatically scroll back the the very top of the feed. It does, kind of, but the position is ~10 posts below the top.
A "return to top of feed" button would be cool as well if it was located on the opposite side of the screen of the "+" overlay button. (IMHO, it would be a great button to have, but it would be super annoying if it was easy to mis-click.)
I believe 1.0.152 is meant to be the version compatible with the new Lemmy release, and it works pretty well as a guest user. Unfortunately, when I try to login to lemmy.ml (which uses the new server version), I get
Error: An unknown error has occurred.
Looked through the app and didn't see any official bug report area mentioned, so I hope this is the right place to go for this. If not, sorry for the noise!
Two instances I have accounts with have switched to Lemmy 0.19. This is a breaking change for many apps, including Connect. Is there any news re supporting this in the near future or is it time to look for another app?
This is now working for me (at least for 2 separate instances) with Connect version 1.0.153 (details in comments below). Thanks so much for rapid response!
The alien.top instance block will not be applied correctly after filter is added. I believe part of the problem is that they use a generic name, selfhosted.forum, maybe?
Edit: So, when I Block Instance through the main feed, 'alien.top' is added to the list. Manually adding 'selfhosted.forum' works and the instance is now blocked. That instance is mis-reporting its name and confused Connect.
This is a post example that still appears on my feed:
I haven't been able to find any information about this error anywhere, so I'm hoping to find some help here.
I'm using version .150
The problem persists after a phone restart.
I haven't tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but that's what I'm going to try now.
*UPDATE: Nope, that didn't work.
*UPDATE #2: I got frustrated with this issue and decided to install another app instead of waiting for someone to come along with the magic answer. Welp, the issue followed me to the Thunder app. This leads me to believe that it's either an issue with my phone (possible, but I haven't changed anything on it, either shortly before, or since this problem started) or an issue with Lemmy itself (of which I know absolutely nothing about how it works internally).
I did, however, see a big block of code pop up a couple times when Connect was trying and failing to load the comments, but both times it disappeared as soon as I touched the screen. I'm not a programmer, by any stretch if the imagination, so I didn't notice if it looked weird or anything (other than appearing where it shouldn't). I'll keep poking at Connect and Thunder to see if I can get it to do it again so I can try to grab a screenshot.
UPDATE #3: I was able to get the block of code to pop up again. This time it stuck around and, even though it wouldn't let me select and copy the text, let me take pictures. It's a pretty long chunk of (what I'm guessing is) HTML, which starts with "Error: < ! DOCTYPE html >"(minus some spaces) I took screenshots of the whole thing, but it's like 60 screens long so, I can edit the pics into one and post it if that helps, but it will take me a while.
UPDATE 4: This only seems to happen when I'm logged in. If I'm logged out while using the apps, I can still see the comments.
Just want to let be known I am very greatful for this wonderful app! I've used it every day for months and it has largely defined my experience with lemmy. As a software dev I know how exhausting it can be implementing all these thoughful features and I'm blown away by the quality/feature set. So, thanks!
I'm not the developer, but just noticed that Lemmy Connect 1.0.152 was available on the Play Store Beta Channel. Thank you @kuro for your continued support.
- Fixed voting on posts refreshing the video player
- Fixed some issues with image heights not fitting correctly
as title says, I can't download any image in the app. When I open one and hit Download in the menu, nothing happens. I checked all my folders and the images are never saved. Anybody else with this problem?
edit: running the MIUI global on a xiaomi note 5
I'm looking to switch devices soon and backup/restore my Connect settings.
Is this possible in the current version or would this be considered for future implementation?
As the title says, I'd like Connect to not automatically load videos while I'm browsing without WiFi to conserve my monthly mobile data a bit better.
Recently had some people tell me that connect isn't collapsing cross-posts so when a post is posted to multiple communities at the same time it floods the feed
The behaviour that occurs in lemmy-ui is it checks for posts with the same url in the ones its showing the user and removes any duplicates, only keeping the oldest one (and showing links to the rest in a cross-posted to section)
This helps especially in instances that recommend cross-posting since topics overlay between multiple communities
Should be relatively easy to implement since its just comparing the url values of the posts you already have
Basically I'm really missing the edit post option it was available on my previous client (voyager) so I think it's possible.
Right now I make posts and realise in my probably drunken state I've made a spelling mistake and my only option is to delete the post at the point the app kicks me out of the thread and the post seems to be blocked from ever finding it again.
The edit button would let me fix my idiotic errors and not get kicked from the post I was actually trying to reply to.
Also I don't get why connect kicks you from the thread just because you delete a post and why it's impossible to find that post again that doesn't make any sense to me.
Been using Connect for months, great app! I am in Beta program. Last few hours I am unable to access my main instance (lemmy.sdf.org) using my main account with it, I get error
Error An error occurred when retrieving from Lemmy. sdf.org. Details: type 'Null' is not a subtype of type 'bool' in type cast
I am able to access this using desktop browser. I am able to access alt accounts on other instances using Connect.
How to fix this?
As some commenters here have pointed out this is due to SDF upgrading their server to version 0.19 which isn't ready and breaks app support- see
As the title says when you upvote a post and then click the bookmark the upvote clears but if you bookmark and then upvote it works fine.