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  1. Save a single article

    I have been reading for a couple of years that you hope to make it possible to save a single article instead of a whole page but I haven’t seen any progress in providing this, are you actually going to provide this option? it is why I let my subscription lapse, I would rejoin if this was sorted.

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    • Other titles

      Southall Gazette, Middlesex Chronicle, anything Middlesex Thanks

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      • issues with search

        The Search Facility does not find words searched. I have had to individually search papers to find what I am looking for. The text I have looking for is in the papers but does not get found on a search.

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        • MORE TITLES COVERING 70'S & 80'S FOR THE MIDLANDS AND HOME COUNTIES

          More papers from the Home Counties and Midlands for the 70's and 80's from areas in Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants, Leicestershire, Hampshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire.

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          • clear option to upgrade when renewing sub

            allow for renewal upgrade through your account to ensure archive is not lost. At present only option is auto renew, but I don’t feel secure that that click leads to option of upgrade? It’s not clear as presented.

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            • Stop the Stupid Drop Down Panels

              I am paying to do research at the British Newspaper Archive. It's not a video game nor an entertainment for me.

              I do not need to have a drop down panel repeatedly appearing, (especially over the menu bar), and suggesting that I "Search the archive"!

              It's a nuisance! Or, do the people at the British Newspaper Archive not have the intelligence to realize it? It is not much better than to have some library worker interrupt people who are reading a book, "Would you like a book to read?" That idiot would be tossed out of a job, very soon;…

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              • Moving bookmarks

                Make it easy to move saved searches to other files

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                • defalut search to a region

                  The ability to default the search to a region or county before starting a search. Lots of ancestors did not move around that much so why search the whole country

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                  • Show how many matches from a search

                    When you do a search, you get ten results on the page and at the bottom links to four pages. But you have no idea if there is one more page or a hundred more pages.

                    It would be good to have an idea how many matches there are.

                    Also to be able to navigate direct to one of those pages especially when leaving a search overnight.

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                    • Birmingham Weekly Post

                      Would it be possible to include Birmingham Weekly Post on the BNA website?
                      My great-great grandmother wrote stories that were published in this paper!

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                      • Viewer bug with touch screen and Chrome browser

                        There is a fault with the BNA page viewer when running in Chrome (60.0.3112.101 64-bit ) in Windows 10 (1703 Creators Update) on a machine with a touch screen (Dell XPS 15-9560). Instead of the initial "Desktop view" with floating cross-bar navigator, the view immediately switches into the full-screen view, but with the "Back" "Desktop View" "Full page view" "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" buttons instead of the full floating crossbar navigator. It is possible to zoom in with the zoom button, or by double-tapping on the touch screen, but the image cannot be panned using the mouse, only the…

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                        • Paper, Browsing and Correction

                          1. Oldham Newspapers.
                          2. Make it easier to browse a paper. I want to be able to flick through the pages or issues.
                          3. Make it easier to correct text. This will then help everyone find what they are looking for. At the moment there is a huge amount of information that can't be found because the text is messed up.

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                          • Serious bugs in Chrome browser

                            There are some serious issues with the site in the Chrome browser. Viewed with Firefox, I don't have problems. But in Chrome, there are several huge issues. For example in the full-page view I can zoom in and out but I cannot pan around; click and drag with mouse doesn't work (although strangely dragging on a touch screen does). An even bigger issue in Chrome is when a window (such as the bookmark-this-item window) or dialogue box opens on top of the newspaper viewing pane in Desktop View, I cannot interact with the box/window using a mouse and I am…

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                            • Show total items in each bookmark folder

                              In the window for saving a bookmark, the drop-down menu showing the folders that I have created helpfully includes in brackets the number of items in that folder. However, when we go to our saved bookmarks section, the list of folders down the left-hand side does not have this feature. It would be handy to show the number of items in each folder in brackets here too.

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                              • Ability to sort saved bookmark folders

                                The feature allowing search results to be sorted by publication date instead of 'relevance' is very useful. It would also be extremely useful if there was the same option to sort our saved/bookmarked items into publication date order. At present it seems they are sorted by the time the user saved them, which is usually fairly arbitrary. Other sorting orders (like by publication title) might also be helpful.

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                                • Articles are repeating themselves.

                                  I'm finding that I'll read an article, go back to my search, go to the next search page, and that same article will be on that search results page as well. For example, stories from 30 July 1894 are repeating in the same search session before moving onto 31 July 1894. The first screenshot is of the story on page 3 of my search results, the second screenshot image is of the same story on page 5.

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                                  • STOP chasing subscriptions

                                    Having paid for one month UNLIMITED access, I've had nothing but hassles. When I wish to open and view a page to READ the text, your systems reverts to a page giving me subscription options! What is the point of having accessed the site by logging in if your syetem takes me for another sucker and fails to let me actually use the time I have paid for?
                                    So SICK this am that I'm turning to read hard copy of the London Illustrated News of 1843. You owe me compensation and must get real with simplified access and searching

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                                    • more major titles

                                      More major titles please.

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                                      • ID the newspaper

                                        After downloading it seems impossible to identify the newspaper you have selected. Or am I doing something wrong

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                                        • Search cr

                                          Search criteria for emigration and ship passenger lists.

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