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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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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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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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« 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



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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #442 on: August 15, 2018, 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...


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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #443 on: October 11, 2018, 06:55:45 PM »
  I thought I was reasonably techie but i give up. Around two weeks ago I bought myself a playstation4 to pass the time by with. So i started to set it up.
 i've got my .V., my modem, a Mac laptop and the playstation so off I go. Two weeks later I still haven't got anywhere. Nowhere.
    Ive read up all the instructions i could find on wikipedia, forums, advice centres, dear od google, but still not got there.
   The Mac is not easy to connect to because of the small ports, but Ive got Bluetooth and I'm well within range. Ive studied my t.v. manual from front to back. And I am baffled. all of the parts show signs of life but i still cannot get anything up to my t.v. screen.
   Does anybody know anyone local who knows anything on this subject. I admit defeat and would recoup anyone financially if they could point me in the direction of someone who knows what todo Mike

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« Reply #444 on: October 12, 2018, 08:11:08 AM »
This should be an easy one, Mike.  Can you be more specific about the issues?  First off, why do you need a Mac Laptop? We have three PS4s in the family, and none needs a laptop.

If you're getting nothing at all, it could well be the HDMI lead.

The PS4 connects directly to the HDMI port of the TV. For the moment forget the Mac and concentrate on getting the PS4 connected to the TV.  Get a decent HDMI lead and plug one end into the TV and the other into the PS4. Switch the TV on first then the PS4 (tricky to find the 'on' button on the PS4). Wait a while until the PS4 tells you there are 'updates available' then start them and go off and have a cuppa  Or ten. These updates can take a while.

Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #445 on: October 12, 2018, 02:24:37 PM »
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Get a decent HDMI lead and plug one end into the TV and the other into the PS4.

From what I've read Ian all HDMI Leads are the same, there is no quality advantage in purchasing a more expensive one. :)
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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #446 on: October 12, 2018, 05:33:03 PM »
That's broadly true, but some of the very cheap ones have duff connectivity.
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