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Bri Roberts

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #435 on: March 26, 2017, 02:45:47 PM »
Sorted.  $good$

I deleted my email account and then added it once again.

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« Reply #436 on: March 26, 2017, 03:50:44 PM »
Interestingly (on the iPad subject), I had a couple of apps (1 game and one forum I use) that seem to continually gobble up massive amounts of storage.  Neither requires downloading any files, so it's a mystery as to why that happens.
But, if I delete the app and reinstall, it all gets cleared out and operates perfectly from then on.
It's just something I have to do every couple of months.
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mull

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #437 on: July 13, 2017, 08:12:33 AM »
Anyone know why Three Towns Forum is telling me the site is not secure ?
I usually go on Latests posts but can now only call up one post and it will not let me move on to the next one.

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #438 on: July 13, 2017, 08:54:42 AM »
It's not Three Towns telling you: it's your browser. This has happened fairly recently with the advent of greater security options built into browsers and the trend towards everyone using https://.  In reality the site is as secure as it's ever been and the notification you're getting only applies if you were storing confidential information. Being a public forum that anyone can use, advice remains the same: be careful what you post, don't reveal personal information and never disclose your passwords.

Your password, incidentally, is encrypted, so even we can't locate it, but the database itself is plain text, so anyone feeling sufficiently masochistic could download it (if they had access, which only Dave and I have) and plough through the massive amounts of text therein.

You can override the browser by going to tools / settings or going into the preferences.  In short, I wouldn't worry about it.
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mull

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #439 on: August 14, 2018, 02:39:07 PM »
Why don't Windows etc leave things alone ?

Tried to send my email address this morning and unable to get an @.

unable to find were it has gone to but Mrs Mull found it.
Now comes up by pressing 2 upper case.

Any reason for this ?  Oh, now pound sign has gone ????

squigglev2

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #440 on: August 14, 2018, 04:13:04 PM »
You've probably switched to another keyboard layout (probably US where shift 2 would give @ and shift 3 would give a #). There should be a setting to go back to a UK layout somewhere on your system.

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #441 on: August 14, 2018, 10:38:02 PM »
I've had some similar stuff going on on my laptop and it's really annoying but seems to sort itself out after a while.     I had windows 7 before and didn't want the upgrade to windows 10 but they still upgraded it against my wishes.
It has affected my pictures too and every time they update windows 10 I get some type of problem going on with the pictures and other things



squigglev2

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #442 on: Yesterday at 07:27:27 AM »
I get what you are saying but keyboard layouts (if it is that) can get changed accidentally. I don’t know what version of Windows Mull is using or how he is set up but to use my computer as an example (Plasma 5, a popular desktop/graphical environment for Linux), you will usually have some setting dialog, in this case both a UK and a US layout are configured.

The second image is the right hand side of my task bar.  Set up like this, one simple click where it says “GB” would change over to “US” and the keyboard would behave differently.

Windows is likely to be similar but different, and possibly different from version to version...