Add Request

I do occasionally look at the adds, but I find it really annoying having to remember to hold CMD when I click on them so they open in a new tab. Could the instructables team please re-program the site so that it will open the adds and links in a new tab or window, just like facebook? Thanks, BB

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply

Add keywords

Ok i need to add a keyword to my instructable however i cannot see the button. Can some one tell me or post a screenshot? Thanks.

Topic by steven07   |  last reply

Craftsman Adds

Hey all, This comment is directed specifically at the people who run I really enjoy the site and I spend countless hours browsing through the projects. I recently noticed that the website is starting to have craftsman adds all over it. I understand that sponsorship is great to keep the site up and running, but please dont let the adds bloat the site. Its really irritating to log into the site and have a little animation of a palm sander running around on the screen. Keep the adds if you must, but please dont bloat and commercialize our great little site. Thanks, C.Y.

Topic by deadburdock   |  last reply

Anoying Add

I couldn't help but notice the new ad for Ace Hardware on the site. Glad to see you are getting some ad revenue for the site. But does the thing have to bring up a larger popup version of the add every time my mouse just happens to cross over it? This is really putting a drag on my browsing experience for the site. If you could disable the automatic popup of the ad that would be great.

Topic by mpilchfamily   |  last reply

"add to this guide (paste urlString)"

Is this a new feature, where everyone can add stuff to a guide, or is it a bug? It appears above the Author box in Guides

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl   |  last reply

The Add Images button is dead in replies

The "Add Images" button in the project replies area does not work. PC, Windows 10, Firefox

Topic by tgdula   |  last reply

How do i add my instructable?

How do i add my instructable to this group?

Topic by ReCreate   |  last reply

No provision on my instructable to add a step!

I have posted a new instructable, but when I went into edit mode, to add a new step, there is no provision for doing so: Here's my instructable: I tried using Internet Explorer 8, Opera 12, and Mozilla Firefox 23, but to no avail. This is the first time this has ever happened with one of my instructables. And please, don't hesitate to be verbose with your answer, as others on this forum have posted the same problem, and the posted answers are not helpful at all. For example, others have answered "... click the add step button..." when the post indicated there was no add step button, or "... maybe the instructable was not set up as a step-by-step instructable" and simply left the problem still hanging there.  Hey guys, these are not complete, problem resolving answers. And problem repetition (with lack of suitable answers) does clutter up our help section. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, shastalore

Topic by shastalore   |  last reply

Some pages can not add to my favorites

In some Instructables I can not add to my favorites list or can not give "Follow" when I try to do a window appears telling me to do login, even though I already did. This happens to me with some pages. What could be happening?

Topic by stormys   |  last reply

how to add a little on/off switch to this meter?

Hi, quick question, how do i connect a little toggle switch to this meter? what/where do i connect the switch to? i want to set it up to override the push button. Thanks

Topic by HTF   |  last reply

Can't Fully Add Instructables to Our Group

Hi there instructable wizards! I'm the admin for a somewhat new Instructables group and we're having trouble adding our Instructables to our group. We found two ways to attempt to add an instructable to a group - Go to the group page (in our case The Rabbit Hole) and on the right hand side press the +add your Instructable Or - Go to your Instructable and on the middle right there is a Add Instructable to "Group" button Either way, if someone uses these options, as one of the admins, I get an email saying that a new add request has been submitted, but then when I follow the link to the admin page, there are no pending instructables to approve. I've tried this many times on Windows 7 in FF, IE and Chrome...also tried it on Linux in FF When I visit the URL I see the image included here:   It says 12 items found, displaying all items. 1 But willschm and another member of our group have already submitted new projects that should be in the pending section Also noticed that something considers that I have added an Instructable to the group because I can't attempt to add it again from the group page thanks fro the help!

Topic by mazzmn   |  last reply

Can't not make comments.

I tried to add comments to other peoples Instructables and that didn't work. I also tried to reply to a comment on my Instructable. Help!

Topic by cateddy   |  last reply

Firefox add-on for Chinese?

Arrgh! I want to do mah extra-credit math project, but mah browser is making it hard to read any Chinese!!! (It all comes out as weird symbols- see the screenshot) Is there a FF3 add-on to fix my problem? Or is it something else I need to download?

Topic by watermelonhead   |  last reply

How to add to Favorites?

How do you add an interesting Instructable to my favorites under the YOU tab? Thanks

Topic by oldtug   |  last reply

How to add step??

I am new here and i am in the middle of trying to create a step by step instructable but i cannot find an add step button!   Where is it???

Topic by SpencerrH   |  last reply

Add Frets to a Violin?

I have a violin and i play guitar. I want to learn violin but it's the concept of no frets i cant grasp. Could i add some with pipecleaners or something? Suggestions?

Question by PyroMaster007   |  last reply

Unable to add photos

I cannot add a photo to my instructable at all. I've reloaded, cleared temp files, checked Adobe flash, etc. The box for adding photos/files drops too far down when I open it, and I can't access the buttons I need. What gives??? Windows 10, Chrome browser. I can't even add a screenshot here! Grrr!

Question by dpulley 

Cannot add a instructible

Hello I try several times to add a instructible. When i try to upload images or click the save button, it freeze on updating . I have try it in IE, Mozilla and Chrome, in all the browsers the same problem.

Topic by jelleknikkers   |  last reply

Can't add email

I logged in through Twitter and created an instructable to enter into the leather goods contest. In order to do so, I need to have an email connected to the account, but the site does not allow me to add/change my email (Likely because there's none to begin with due to the twitter connection) I'm on win7  on 32.0.3 FF - Tried Chrome as well. Works in neither. The email I'm trying to add is - If someone is able to add that to my profile so I can get into the contests in the future I'd appreciate it

Topic by Martillo Workshop   |  last reply

Add a buzzer to a multimeter? Answered

Hello, is it possible to add a continuity check buzzer to this MAS830S mutimeter ? i would like to do like on this video but i cant find which resistor is the good one i don't care if the buzzer is inside or not thanks

Question by rastactivist   |  last reply

Something to add to the site

Well i was just on here and was bored and remembered my time on when i would just hit random to get a quick laugh. is it possible to add that to this site so that we can bring up random instrucables which we may not find otherwise.

Topic by evan_124   |  last reply

How to add a video?

I have been making a instructables but when i upload a video it turns into picture what should i do??

Question by MilanA5   |  last reply

Firefix dictionary add-on

The FireFox British dictionary v1.19 is incompatible with the latest version of FF itself. Any ideas on where to get an up-to-date version?

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply

DSI add ons

Im wondering if someone could make an instructable on adding slot 2 from my broken ds to my DSI or posibly making it run 3ds games without 3D (on dsi)


Add a new category?

Is it at all possible to get another new sub category added to the "Outside" Category? I would really like to get "Farming"  added as a sub category, possibly even a "Tractor" sub category as well. I have already posted a couple of tractor/farming instructables but would like to see a dedicated place for these instead of vehicles or gadgets. I will post some more help and how to with farming and tractors as time goes on.

Topic by GunGeek369 

Add a touchscreen to a Laptop.

I have a Cr-48 Chrome OS developer PC with a Windows 7, Chrome OS, Android Honeycomb, and Ubuntu quad-boot. To use Android I use the trackpad, but I was wondering if anyone knows where to find an appropriate digitizer. It is a 12.1" screen with a 16:10 ratio. It would more than likely need a USB connection. The touchscreen would mainly be used for Android if possible, but also for Win7 & Ubuntu. I am very eager about this project. Please help!

Topic by Ds HaKa 

Resources: Add Value.

I like to learn stuff from someone who can do what I want to do and will answer my questions. I don't like extraneous material cluttering the path to my goal. The greatest achievements are made through cooperation. We all stand on the shoulders of those who cooperated to achieve the point where we should start. And the greatest achiever will lift us there, so we can lift the next achiever. We disserve ourselves, our ancestors, and our progeny when we hoard our results and pretend to be smarter than the next achiever, when rather than showing where we left off and where he should start, we instead slow our collective progress by placing the next achiever at our feet, and requiring that he review the mistakes we have already made and learned from. Time is too short. In a cooperative efficient society, no one reinvents the wheel.

Topic by Piranhafish   |  last reply

please add keywords problem

OS: OSX Browser: Firefox 30.0 URL: Can't publish instructable - get "Please add keywords" even when keywords are present. Example keywords: "onstar hack privacy camaro gm". I have tried others, nothing seems to work.

Topic by uhclem   |  last reply


Will not acknowledge or save key words - will, therefore, not let me proceed beyond "ADD KEY WORDS"

Topic by marlowe93   |  last reply

Help! I can't add my ible to my group! Answered

This is the ible I want to add. Here is my group. It won't work! I click the "add yours" and its not there! Only 14/15 ibles show up!

Question by HMice   |  last reply

Unable to add my "Black Olive Bites" to Oil and Vinegar contest

Hi, I am unable to include my entry  "Black Olive Bites" for the "Oil and Vinegar Contest". Please help. Thanks! Regards, Sabina.

Question by sabina delpinoh   |  last reply

can i add another battery? Answered

I am using a 3.7v 500mah battery that lasts 6 hours. if i add another one exactly the same in parallel, does that mean it will last 12 hours? and yes, the device can handle 1000mah

Question by fossilshark   |  last reply

Why can't I add my In distructabe to a contest

I have an existing indistructable and cannot add it to a contest please help ..I am unable to add it when I am editing or on my indistructable front page it is not listed ..Any thoughts

Topic by jade7272   |  last reply

how to add more USB female ports to my pc? Answered

is this     RIGHT OR WRONG  ?????

Question by ishan udyoga   |  last reply

Syntax error when trying to add a new step

Whenever I click "insert step" or "Add Step+" a small message appears saying: "There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: Syntax error"    I've tried refreshing the page, but it still has that problem, and what's up with not being able to use Enter when typing? I have Windows 7 home premium, service pack 1, internet explorer 10 and Google chrome have the problem. The problem page is at,stepId=SDGA9KVHNICTSUJ

Topic by rem0.061   |  last reply

Hey People, In windows 7 You can add labels to the taskbar you know.

I have seen a few people disliking 7 Because the Icon is alone with no Label on the task bar, This is not big enough to deserve a whole i'ble but i will just make a topic about it. I will show you how to add back the labels next to the icons. Step 1 Right Click On your Windows Flag Step 2 Select Properties Step 3 Open the taskbar Tab Step 4 Locate the option "Taskbar buttons" Step 5 Change the setting "Always combine Hide labels" to "Never Combine" Step 6 Click apply Congrats!!! Now you have absolutely no excuse not to upgrade from Vista to 7 Now!

Topic by ReCreate   |  last reply

How do i add thumbnails for videos. Its not working i have uploaded the file but i cant add it or flip over my library?

I have done it plenty of times before on ilables. Any one else have this problem?!?

Question by i make shooting things   |  last reply

Why can't I add my "Create a NOR Gate" instructable to a guide that I'm making? Answered

I am able to add my "Easy AM Transmitter" project to the guide I'm working on but not my other instructable, "Create a NOR gate". Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening??

Question by jensenr30   |  last reply

How can I use the parts from a broken Nintendo DS to upgrade my DS?

My friend gave me his broken DS, and since I didn't have any other way of taking it apart, I ripped it apart by the hinges. So now I want to know how I can do these things to my DS to make it better: Add a second battery socket to increase battery life x2 Add new speakers for double sound Add one screen to each side of the Touch Screen Put more buttons to enhance gameplay Add more LEDs for more signals Merge the two DS outer shells together to make a multi-colored DS Anything is appreciated. Thanks.

Question by crabsintrees   |  last reply


 These are some reallly cool images i found on geekologie.con

Topic by weasel999   |  last reply

Unable to Edit Collection

I have a Windows Vista Computer, and am using the Firefox browser. For some reason I'm not able to edit the Survival themed collection I have published. When I click on the edit button on its page, I get the error screen. I also can't add instructables to it directly from the page of the instructable I want to add. It keeps giving me errors, and I've tried several different instructables with the same results. The funny thing is, All my other published collections are still working fine. Can you please help me with this?

Topic by Diamond Dragon 

Minor Bugs with New Editor

Hey i'bles! I'm on a Mac using Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. 1) When you are using bullets (unordered list), and try to copy text into a new bullet, it adds and extra space between the bullets. Item 3 was the text that I tried to copy into the bullet, and it adds too much space on the top and bottom. It's because when you copy text and paste it into a bullet (ordered list) it throws in an extra (NOT ) that is adding the extra unwanted space between bullets. Item 1 Item 2   Item 3   item 4 item 5 2) When you have a really long step, and you have to scroll down to edit your text, the text options editing bar gets shifted off-screen, and the regular buttons don't work. See picture. Only the buttons all the way off to the right work. The ones on the left that I need to use get grayed out. Nice job on the the new formatting options! Love the code button! Thanks!

Topic by HavocRC   |  last reply

Instructables Firefox search

Well i know it's not exactly an instructible but i would be REALLLLLLLY awesome to have that search box at the top right hand corner of Firefox to search instructables! i go on instructables a lot and to be able to search something without having to go though the website would be ULTIMATE!

Topic by gamewinners42   |  last reply

"KEEP ON TASK" alert for ADHD 3rd grader

My 8 year old son, Finn, was recently diagnosed with ADHD/inattentive (what used to be called ADD).  He isn't hyper, he just can't focus.  He is in the 3rd grade and really struggling and wants to do better which is causing him no end of frustration.  He has been brainstorming a lot recently on what may help him and he had an idea. I've look around and can't find it off-the-shelf so I was wondering if anyone has good ideas on approaches to DIY build. Finn's idea was a pencil or pen which is pressure sensitive and detects if he stops writing and gets his attention with a flash of light or a vibration.  This is for use in class so it has to be something that wouldn't distract the other students. I was thinking that instead of a "smart" pen, it may be easier to build a pressure sensitive clipboard which alerts when it's not being written on (when it's supposed to be, of course). It can't be something computer/tablet based, it has to be something he can plug any worksheet into and have it help him stay focused until it's done.  He gets about 4 worksheets a day to "finish in class" and has to bring them home unfinished to add to his homework. Any ideas on a good starting point mechanism would be very appreciated. Regards, Jason

Topic by JasonM140   |  last reply

Having trouble adding a gif to my instructables.

I am using Enternet Exployer. I have  read the instructable on how to use the new program and tried every tip to load a gif animation with no success. I can't use the other browsers at this time. I am trying to load a Picasion creation. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. sunshine

Topic by sunshiine   |  last reply

'error 400' when adding favorites

I just subscribed to Pro status & still can't favorite a single thing! Anytime I click to favorite an I'ble (I've tried a couple different ones) I get a pop-up telling me this: error 400 -- user rowse (USER) is not in required role, OLD I'm using Vista, IE, if that makes any difference. Halp!

Topic by rowse   |  last reply

Add text into a batch file

Hello Can somebody tell me if you can add text into a batch file at a specific point. When i add text (with another batch file) it always go's to the end of the text/batch file. That does not help having the text at the bottom like this :hello pause>nul exit echo hello for example when I want to add text like this :hello echo hello pause>nul exit at the moment I use this code to add text to a batch file pushd %CD% for %%j in (1.bat) do type "%%j" >> 2.bat popd Thanks in advance If you don't understand please comment and say what you don't understand :)

Topic by vorlock   |  last reply

Best Firefox add ons

List any good firefox add ons here. No themes, please.

Topic by King825   |  last reply

can not add thumbnail to videos

I can add upload images but i can not open my library when i am adding file to video But here i have no problem.

Topic by i make shooting things   |  last reply