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Forum: System 28. Apr 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,930
Posted By shruggy63
My experience of it was pretty much the same...

My experience of it was pretty much the same except that it led me to load Windows updates that then installed add-ons into Firefox without my permission or even knowledge. & they're v. difficult to...
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 28. Apr 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,441
Posted By shruggy63
Have a look through this. It's under point 10) I...

Have a look through this. It's under point 10) I think.
http://maketecheasier.com/28-coolest-firefox-aboutconfig-tricks/2008/08/21
It worked for me but I'm not necessarily recommending it :-)
Forum: General Computer Support 22. Mar 2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,332
Posted By shruggy63
Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions. ...

Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions.
Cue fanfare - I fixed the problem! It was down to flash cookies, the topic & solution being raised elsewhere on this very site:
...
Forum: General Computer Support 18. Mar 2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,332
Posted By shruggy63
Firefox loading too slow

I was okay with Firefox loading times until recently! Admittedly I'm using a slightly elderly XP pc but I'm timing recent load times of 2 or 3 minutes.
I reduced my Yahoo toolbar apps to a minimum &...
Forum: ChitChat 24. Dec 2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By shruggy63
For me, access to news should be a common right?...

For me, access to news should be a common right? Regardless of your ability to pay. It's good democracy!?
Although Newscorp, Fox + Murdoch are very powerful, to the extent that Govts court him. Is...
Forum: ChitChat 23. Dec 2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,741
Posted By shruggy63
Can't remember whether it was the Atari or the...

Can't remember whether it was the Atari or the Amiga that had the built in midi ports? But, in terms of pop music, that was the birthplace of the bedroom studio? That lead on to all sorts of pop...
Forum: ChitChat 23. Dec 2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By shruggy63
Murdoch Signals End Of Free Web News

Sorry if this seems political but sometimes the political is personal? Imho this issue could lead to an ongoing commercialisation of the internet that, personally, I don't welcome. But hey, what do...
Forum: Games and Diversions 21. Dec 2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,964
Posted By shruggy63
I downloaded Saurbraten & enjoyed it. It's a, by...

I downloaded Saurbraten & enjoyed it. It's a, by modern standards, fairly basic FPS. On the upside though it's got that Quake atmosphere & it seems to be well programmed to work on all sorts of...
Forum: General Computer Support 11. Dec 2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,609
Posted By shruggy63
Anupam you're an online saint. But I worry that a...

Anupam you're an online saint. But I worry that a lot of (particularly western) kids aren't learning to find solutions to their problems because they can be spoon-fed answers.
I'm going to stop at...
Forum: General Computer Support 11. Dec 2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,609
Posted By shruggy63
This kind of thread must be extremely frustrating...

This kind of thread must be extremely frustrating for proper Gizmo advisers?
It's like some kid logged in to have his own homework done for him/her & then didn't even bother to come back to...
Forum: General Computer Support 10. Dec 2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,609
Posted By shruggy63
Is it just a split second crackly noise? If so,...

Is it just a split second crackly noise? If so, are your speakers powered via the pc rather than the mains? If the answer is yes to both questions then it's absolutely nothing to worry about. It's...
Forum: Security 01. Dec 2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 40,347
Posted By shruggy63
Thanks for that. I'm not hugely technical but...

Thanks for that. I'm not hugely technical but Comodo Firewall has been good for me. It seems that the more you interact with it (following the kind of guidance you provide), the less warnings you...
Forum: Games and Diversions 23. Nov 2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,935
Posted By shruggy63
Chess & Go?! There seems to be a puritan strain...

Chess & Go?! There seems to be a puritan strain in this thread? Go to SourceForge & find a copy of 'Sauerbraten'. It's a beautifully coded, older-PC-friendly, Quake-like game.
At the risk of...
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 21. Nov 2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By shruggy63
Definitely need more information Herb. You say...

Definitely need more information Herb. You say it's a 'noise' which, to tech types, suggests the horrible grind of a dying hard drive. On the other hand you say the noise varies which suggests it's a...
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 06. Nov 2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,855
Posted By shruggy63
I'm not sure that there are ANY ways of getting...

I'm not sure that there are ANY ways of getting driver updates easily & safely: free or otherwise. I tried Driver Max recently & it fell at the first hurdle! I used it to download a video driver...
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