Issues with hiding "Memories" on main screen
It would be super helpful if, after signing in, and when hiding "Memories" on the main www.familysearch.org/en/ page if the secondary confirmation box (which is black and flies into the upper right-hand side of the screen) had an "X" (Close) feature. Currently, the only option with that box is to "unhide" the memories.
The problem being is that the box is too large, the fly-in time is too long, and it blocks our login name and other operational icons. And if you hide multiple memories (in my case, people like to copy the family images I upload to other sites), the cycle mandates that a box flies in for a specific time then retreats, and the process begins anew, etc. for each "memory" a user wishes to hide. So removing eight memories can take wastes long minutes as the system cycles through each hidden memory and your ability to work gets stalled.
And even if you open a second window and go right to search, or family tree, the process stops in the window you just left, waits, and when you go back to that screen, the fly-in have stopped and start anew.
So we need the ability to stop those fly-ins with a Close "X"
An even better solution would be to give users the ability to hide the memory section, or at least minimize the section.
I understand that for some people, this section is a great help. But for those of us who have to accomplish our work in a set amount of time (deadlines, shared computer in a library, etc.), it's a giant pain.
Those black boxes take an annoyingly long time to go away, yes, but why do you find it necessary to hide those photos on the homepage? Are they somehow in the way of something you need to do?
(I'm speaking as someone with the opposite problem: the top "new" memory on my homepage was posted by my godparent almost two years ago, and all of the others were posted by my cousin's offspring nearly five years ago.)2
Julia, Thank you for your comment, and I fully agree. They appear to be timed to 10 seconds each, and there should be a way for us to click an "X" and close them.
BTW, of the last ten "memories" that have cycled through my account, nine of them are images I uploaded to Find A Grave between 2009-2020, from images I either own the rights to, or images I own the originals of, so I get that part very well myself.0
I am speaking from another point of view some of us don't even want them to come up, unless we want to view them ourselves, but every thing has pros and cons and you can't please every one, so you must just deal with it unless it is forced as a security feature.0