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Matt Dufort — April 16, 03:01PM

Data entry - revealing hidden species details

I'm having difficulty with the species comments, or details, in the checklist entry. If I hide one section of the details (Comments, Age & Sex, or Breeding Codes), I can't figure out any way to get that section back for that species. I can "Hide details" or "Show details", but that only hides or shows the remaining sections.

For example, if I show details, then click the X next to Breeding Codes, hiding or showing details after that only reveals the Comments and Age & Sex.

This is especially problematic with species or counts that trigger a request for additional information. That only reveals the Comments section, and I can't figure out any way to then add details for Age & Sex, for example.

This could all be solved by making sure I don't ever hide those sections, and by always entering details such as Age & Sex first. But I'm wondering if there's an existing solution to this problem that I'm just missing, or if there's a simple fix that could be implemented.

Brian Sullivan — May 14, 07:18PM eBird Staff

Hi Matt

Can you tell me what browser and version you’re using? Did you try this on another browser such as Chrome? Please let us know.



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Jane Tatchell — May 18, 01:04AM

Hi Brian,
This might be the same problem:
My Firefox has updated itself to 21.0 and now I can't see the tabs for Age & Sex, Breeding Code and so on, only the Comments line. Everything was working fine in Firefox 20 and earlier.

Everything also works fine in Chrome 26.

I've had a similar problem in the past and resolved it by uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, but I'd rather not do that if it can be resolved another way.

Up rated: 6 Down
Jane Tatchell — May 19, 12:54AM

Matt, your issue is not the same as mine. To re-enable the sections that you've hidden, you have to save the checklist and then choose Edit Species List. When you choose Show Details, the fields that you've hidden by clicking the X reappear.

HTH, Jane

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