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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .

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I am considering purchasing a scan tool.  I currently have a cheap unit that I purchased from Amazon that interfaces with my Android phone.  It allows me to retrieve and reset codes and look at limited live data.  I'm wondering if there is something better available for the DIYer.

I don't know a lot about them.  Tried doing some research on line but it's tough to figure out what you'll get for the money.  I don't do this for a living so I'm not looking at spending $1,000 or more.


Any recommendations?  Or just stick to what I've got?

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What capabilities are you looking for? OBDII only, DTC and live data for more control modules, bi directional tests? I work for a company that manufactures them here in MN and can help point you in the right direction.  As I'm sure you know, options are endless and only limited by the amount of $$ you want to spend.

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I'm not sure what capabilities I'm looking for as I'm not sure what capabilities are available.  Currently I'm working on my daughter's car that intermittently stalls on her.  Doesn't throw any codes.  And of course it won't do it when I'm driving it.  Though I have had it surge on me twice while sitting at a stop light.  I could feel it and noticed the rpm's go up and down.  Only lasted a couple seconds.  It would be nice if I could view and trend more than one piece of live data at a time, which is what I am limited to now with the app on  my android.  I'm thinking/hoping that I might be able to catch something in the trends.

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