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rosamundi

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul M:
Rosamundi it sounds from your description that your have a lost or corrupt prefs.js as described in this article. The good news is that your emails are almost certainly still there just not visible at the moment. The slightly less good news is that the instructions to fix it are a bit technical, and there's a fair bit of "if this then do that otherwise try the other then look at this" which makes it hard to give you an easy step-by-step guide.

Perhaps if you try to follow that article and post back here if/when you get stuck?

Oooh, that was a bit complicated! However, it's all done now and I've just installed Mozbackup so I'll hopefully never have to do that again...!

Thank you [Big Grin]

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aj

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I've got a question about Firefox which may apply to other browsers as well. It's not a problem, just a thing I'm curious about:

By what criteria, exactly, do webpages get added to the history column of Firefox? I've got things in the history column that I haven't been to in months, and the most recently visited (as opposed to returned-to) pages usually don't appear there, but will, of course, do the `auto-type' thing once you start entering the URL manually.
Does Firefox intelligently populate the list based on frequency of you visiting certain sites? That would make sense. I thought perhaps it might also have some bearing whether you go to a site by typing in the URL as opposed to clicking on a link to take you there.

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Wet Kipper
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you mean when the address bar "drops down" ?

I thought it might be to do with typing things in, becuase the ship never appears there for me.

However, it is not the most recent "typed in" sites, as none of the sites I've manually entered in the last day or so appear there either.

maybe it's a combination of whether or not you've typed it in, and how often you've visited thereafter.

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aj

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quote:
Originally posted by Wet Kipper:
you mean when the address bar "drops down" ?

Yep that's the one.

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SusanDoris

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This is an SoF question, so I don't know if it's the right place; but is thre any way I can tell which is the 'latest new post' I'm looking at? If I'm not sure where I was before, I go to the last post and then sort of hunt for the one I last read!

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Ariel
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Any advice on good free firewalls please? I've had Zone Alarm for a few years, but the latest version won't update until I download a hotfix from Microsoft that they don't stock any more. [brick wall]

Recommendations welcome.

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Jengie jon

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Commodo is another one. I put it on my Dad's machine and apart from his ability to ban his internet browser and mailer, it seems to be okay.

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RooK

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quote:
Originally posted by SusanDoris:
is thre any way I can tell which is the 'latest new post' I'm looking at?

The "latest new post" is probably a link to a particular post - that post number will be the last number of the URL in the address bar. If you hover the pointer over the little sheet of paper at the top left corner of each post, it in turn is the link to that particular post. It's just a matter of finding which one matches the original link.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
Any advice on good free firewalls please?

I useOnline armour.

For questions about good free stuff, I have tended to start referring to this site, which seems to have a pretty good handle on current freeware.

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I will be moving in the next few weeks and I am a bit worried as to the best way to ensure my desktop PC makes the trip safely. I seem to remember years ago we used to be told we had to take out the hard drive to stop it being damaged, is this still necessary or will it be ok as long as I pack it carefully in a box with lots of padding?

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Otter
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As long as the machine is shut down properly (ie: give it whatever commands necessary for your OS to shut down, don't just yank the plug out of the wall [Smile] ) and it isn't banged around outrageously, it should be fine. Shutting down parks the heads on the drive(s). If it's a short move and you can take care of the computer yourself, you can even skip packing it, just lay it down flat in the car, or otherwise wedge it so it doesn't flop over mid-trip.

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Sparrow
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quote:
Originally posted by Otter:
As long as the machine is shut down properly (ie: give it whatever commands necessary for your OS to shut down, don't just yank the plug out of the wall [Smile]

as if!

[Eek!]

and it isn't banged around outrageously, it should be fine. Shutting down parks the heads on the drive(s). If it's a short move and you can take care of the computer yourself, you can even skip packing it, just lay it down flat in the car, or otherwise wedge it so it doesn't flop over mid-trip.

and I'm only moving 5 mins drive away, so that should be fine!

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chiltern_hundred
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Dunno if this has been asked before.

Is mobile broadband worth it?

The reason I ask is that I am thinking of getting a laptop and combining it and my non-moving computer (an iMac!) on the same account with mobile broadband. There are several providers, and I suspect I'd get a discount if I went with the company that does my mobile phone.

But I heard from someone at work that it's slow and unreliable. Is that the case? What experience do shippies have of it?

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SusanDoris

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quote:
Originally posted by RooK:
The "latest new post" is probably a link to a particular post - that post number will be the last number of the URL in the address bar. If you hover the pointer over the little sheet of paper at the top left corner of each post, it in turn is the link to that particular post. It's just a matter of finding which one matches the original link.

Many thanks. I will have a practice at doing that.

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BroJames
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We're thinking about a laptop and (UK) broadband with wi-fi for my mother-in-law. She has a desktop (Windows) computer and dial-up (BT) connection at the moment. I think for all sorts of reasons that we'd want her to stick with Windows (though I'm a Mac user myself). Reliability and ease of use are major considerations with ease of sorting out any problems coming a very close second. Any advice would be welcome about equipment software, providers etc. I think she would be reluctant to change from BT so advice about best options from them would be a help.
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Mr. Spouse

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quote:
Originally posted by BroJames:
Reliability and ease of use are major considerations with ease of sorting out any problems coming a very close second. Any advice would be welcome about equipment software, providers etc. I think she would be reluctant to change from BT so advice about best options from them would be a help.

Reliability isn't something I would place high on a recommendation list for Windows! But I get your point - if she is used to it, why introduce any more change.

As for BT broadband, my feeling is that they are ok but overpriced. We were in a similar position not that long ago and set my mother-in-law up with one of BT's subsidiary companies, PlusNet. It was around half the price of BT (ignoring their 'headline' prices or short term offers) with 15GB per month allowance for £14.99. Their customer service was particularly good when things didn't quite work, even to the extent of having a UK based help line that would talk kindly to her when her other 'help desk' (me) was unavailable. They also provide a decent free router as part of the package.

Most ISPs will work ok with BT landlines, and once everything is set up it's pretty transparent as to who is providing the service.

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Sir Kevin
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Is it possible for just the numbers 1,2,3 and 0 plus . and enter to go out on the ten-key on our iMAC as well as the directionals and still be OK? Is it just the keyboard or should we download everything to a Zip Drive we have to pay for and re-program? We do have an extended warranty. We may also be able to use a non-Apple keyboard.

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Jengie jon

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Reliability and Windows machines.

Actually part of the reason Windows has such a bad reputation is that most people do not realise there are actually two standards of machines available out there.

The home machines: use cheaper and less reliable technology

The business machines: use thoroughly tested technology.

Needless to say you pay more for a business machine than for a home machine of the same spec. Dell sell both, some manufacturers sell just one or the other but make sure that the machine is aimed at business not the home user.

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Also a recommendation for Zen Internet. This is not who I am using but it is a group who have been very good on support and I have a couple of households who are not that computer literate. They even put my parents in contact with a local PC technician who I think is self employed.

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Otter
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quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
Is it possible for just the numbers 1,2,3 and 0 plus . and enter to go out on the ten-key on our iMAC as well as the directionals and still be OK? Is it just the keyboard or should we download everything to a Zip Drive we have to pay for and re-program? We do have an extended warranty. We may also be able to use a non-Apple keyboard.

Yes, it could be just those keys. Trying a different keyboard should tell you if it's just those keys, the keyboard, or a more serious problem with the computer itself. A non-Apple keyboard should be a non-issue, at worst the system will ask you to hit particular keys on it to get the right mapping, if it doesn't identify itself as one of the standard layouts.

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Mr. Spouse

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quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
We do have an extended warranty. We may also be able to use a non-Apple keyboard.

If it's an Apple warranty why not take the keyboard to your local Apple store? If it is faulty they should swap it out for you there and then.

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Does a blank screen on and acrid smoke pouring out of a lap top indicate a problem?

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cattyish

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quote:
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Does a blank screen on and acrid smoke pouring out of a lap top indicate a problem?

Zappa, I'd unplug it if I were you. Then what I've seen experts do is kick something, hop around swearing about the person who sold/ designed/ last touched the machine and then have a drink. Let us know how you get on.

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Drifting Star

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quote:
Originally posted by Zappa:
Does a blank screen on and acrid smoke pouring out of a lap top indicate a problem?

I think it really depends on what you're looking for in a laptop.
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iGeek

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quote:
Originally posted by BroJames:
I think for all sorts of reasons that we'd want her to stick with Windows

Caveat Emptor -- I bought a Dell Christmas 2007 for my mum and the only thing I could get on it at the time was Vista. That was a major learning curve for both of us as she'd been happily ensconced in XP for a while.

She's percolating along on it fine now but it was touch and go and quite frustrating there for a bit.

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Sparrow
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quote:
Originally posted by cqg:
Caveat Emptor -- I bought a Dell Christmas 2007 for my mum and the only thing I could get on it at the time was Vista. That was a major learning curve for both of us as she'd been happily ensconced in XP for a while.

She's percolating along on it fine now but it was touch and go and quite frustrating there for a bit.

You mean it makes coffee as well? I want one!

[Razz]

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Wesley J

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Any ideas on how to write a script which would, upon pressing of a button, activate my broadband connection? - I know I could stay logged in all the time, but find that excessive.

My Logitech G15 v.1 keyboard's still got a few freely programmable keys available. (Besides, I see a luvverly G19 coming out now. I'll never return to any regular keyboard no more! [Yipee] )

Thanks for your suggestions, folks.

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aj

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quote:
Originally posted by Zappa:
Does a blank screen on and acrid smoke pouring out of a lap top indicate a problem?

Are you running Service Pack 3?

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Anyone know why, when I try & capture video (recorded onto Mini DV tape) in Windows Movie Maker the audio is out of synch? It used to work absoultely fine (until last November), but not now.
[Mad]
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Wesley J

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Seems this happens to others too, as a quick web search with "windows movie maker audio out of sync" showed.

There's even a YouTube video with a fix, though I didn't watch it; rarely using WMM myself, I guess that's all I could suggest.

Or you might try uninstalling and reinstalling WMM and see if that helps?

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Sparrow
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How do I set a power-on password for my PC? I want to make sure that no-one except me can use it at all. It is running Windows XP.

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Pheonix

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quote:
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How do I set a power-on password for my PC? I want to make sure that no-one except me can use it at all. It is running Windows XP.

Depending on the make of the PC the best way is to do that with a BIOS password. Just after the machine is turned on look for a way to get into setup (normally F2, Del or F12). Once in there you should be able to set a boot up password, but you'll almost certainly need to set a BIOS password as well.

Bear in mind that this isn't foolproof though as most motherboards have a jumper that resets the BIOS password in case it gets forgotten, but that does involve taking the machine apart to access.

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Sparrow
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Well I just went into control panel and set a power on password, also protected all my documents. I think that might be enough.

It's just that I think that someone who has temporary access to my house (I have had to lend him a key) may have used my PC. I don't think he had any criminal intent or that he was deliberately nosing around, but I do want to make absolutely sure, if he tries it again, that I have taken precautions.

I don't intend to mention it to him, if he does try it again I'll just let him stew.

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Pheonix

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quote:
Originally posted by Sparrow:
Well I just went into control panel and set a power on password, also protected all my documents. I think that might be enough.

It's just that I think that someone who has temporary access to my house (I have had to lend him a key) may have used my PC. I don't think he had any criminal intent or that he was deliberately nosing around, but I do want to make absolutely sure, if he tries it again, that I have taken precautions.

I don't intend to mention it to him, if he does try it again I'll just let him stew.

[Devil]

If you look in the Event Log under Control Panel -> administrative tools you should be able to see when the machine was on and if you know when he was there then its a quick job to confirm it one way or another.
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Sparrow
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Sparrow:
Well I just went into control panel and set a power on password, also protected all my documents. I think that might be enough.

It's just that I think that someone who has temporary access to my house (I have had to lend him a key) may have used my PC. I don't think he had any criminal intent or that he was deliberately nosing around, but I do want to make absolutely sure, if he tries it again, that I have taken precautions.

I don't intend to mention it to him, if he does try it again I'll just let him stew.

[Devil]

If you look in the Event Log under Control Panel -> administrative tools you should be able to see when the machine was on and if you know when he was there then its a quick job to confirm it one way or another.
Thanks, will that work in XP?

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Yes. The System record in the Event Viewer should give a whole list of records of tasks carried out each time the computer was switched on. Mine lists over 30 events in the half-minute or so it took to come on this morning.

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You can increase the amount of logging that goes into there, but it will definitely show when the machine was turned on and off as it stands.
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iGeek

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quote:
Originally posted by cqg:
She's percolating along on it fine now but it was touch and go and quite frustrating there for a bit.

quote:
Originally posted by Sparrow:
You mean it makes coffee as well? I want one!

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There's a USB accessory for everything, these days.
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aj

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quote:
Originally posted by cqg:
quote:
Originally posted by cqg:
She's percolating along on it fine now but it was touch and go and quite frustrating there for a bit.

quote:
Originally posted by Sparrow:
You mean it makes coffee as well? I want one!

[Razz]

There's a USB accessory for everything, these days.

Indeed. I assume you've seen those USB cup warmers.

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Smudgie

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I speak a few languages, but Ancient Geek isn't amongst them, so may I ask a question of you wise ones and request an answer that I can actually understand? [Biased]

My computer has Microsoft Vista - a system that I sometimes love and sometimes detest with a detestation to crown all detestations. I am also a person for whom, if things can go wrong, they will. I use my computer just occasionally for the internet [Biased] , otherwise for photos, Word, Powerpoint, Publisher and occasionally Excel, and have quite a few things on here that I'd rather not lose access to.

Last week someone was showing my 11-year-old Ubuntu and, as 11-year-olds always are, he was entranced (mainly because it was different to what we had, I think) but his incessant begging of me to install it on my computer led me to look at the website and start wondering.

If I were to install it, what might I regret? Would I still be able to access my Microsoft documents and my photos and everything? Would things be compatible with the computers at school which use Microsoft (especially important when it comes to the Smudgelet doing homework or me doing powerpoint for church, for example)? If I were to regret it, would all the Microsoft stuff still be there on my computer for me to go back to? Would I do better to make myself another cup of coffee and continue swearing at Vista?

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You can always Dual Boot - that means that when you switch on your Computer it will ask you "Ubuntu or Windows?"

That way, you aren't really risking too much.


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To add to what Max said, [url=http://www.openoffice.org]Open Office[url], which is available for Linux, as well as other operating systems, is compatible with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, but is free. Microsoftish homework could be done on Ubuntu, too, photos and other such stuff could be accessed. Not too scary. What Max said about dual-boot was wise, you may also wish to download the Live CD version, which lets you have a play with it before installing anything on your hard drive.

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iGeek

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Setting up a dual-boot system is not for the technically naive or faint-of-heart, though. It's not as if Microsoft has any impetus to make it *easier* for you to have choices, you know?
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Jengie jon

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cqg

You echo my feelings. I would suggest that she might get a CD try it without installing and if people like it then get a local geek to set up the machine including talking to printers and maybe connecting to the internet.

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Hazey*Jane

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I'm getting sick of Norton, which seems to think my computer's raison d'etre is just to run that and nothing else. What would be good alternatives? I've heard of a couple of free programmes (e.g. Avast, AVG) - what experience do folk have of these? I don't mind paying for something so long as it enables me to use my computer as a computer, rather than just as an antivirus software host. [Roll Eyes]

On a separate matter, does anyone have experience of using Open Office? Can you open documents created in Microsoft Office using it? (I'm asking cos I'm about to buy a netbook which I plan to take with me on a course where I am likely to need to use some Excel files).

Thanks

Hazey

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Max.
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AVG was written by Satan. It's pure evil and does not effectively find viruses.

Avast! is quite good.

Make sure however you have a decent firewall, anti spam and identity protection stuff on your computer as Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 are sooo much more than simply antivirus.


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Alban
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quote:
Originally posted by Hazey*Jane:

On a separate matter, does anyone have experience of using Open Office? Can you open documents created in Microsoft Office using it? (I'm asking cos I'm about to buy a netbook which I plan to take with me on a course where I am likely to need to use some Excel files).

Thanks

Hazey

Yes, yes you can. OpenOffice deals very effectively indeed with Excel, Word and Powerpoint files. Openoffice is a very useful free alternative to the evils that are Micro$oft.

AVG, by the way, seems to have been working tolerably, though their latest version certainly has its pitfalls. Have not tried avast.

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No geek here, although sons are, but I always found when I ran PCs that Avast was really good. Ran Adaware regularly and used free Zonealarm.

I was careful where I went but not too much. Never had any problems, unlike Mr L who used Norton and whose computer was constantly needing attention. Geeky sons would not touch Norton at all.

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Jengie jon

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Ok I get migraine pretty frequently, one of the things that might bring it on is low frequency screen refresh rates.

Unfortunately my home laptop seems to only have 60hz. I cannot see this, but when I go away from the computer after spending time on it, I can see the room refresh. I suppose my brain tunes to that frequency in some way.

What are my options?

Jengie

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Wesley J

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Interestingly, I may have a similar problem, though to a much lesser extent.

I got a new bigger LCD monitor with 60Hz for an old 75Hz TFT screen. It took me some time to get used to the lower refresh rate.

I imagine the only thing you could do is get an extra monitor with a higher Hz rate. Your lappie should be able to switch to an external monitor with that rate, but you'd have to disable your lappie screen, as that'd still run on 60Hz.

Hope you'll find a good solution there!

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To all IT deities here,

I have both Windows and Ubuntu installed on a dual boot system. My hope was that I would gradually switch over to Ubuntu because it was more secure and stable. However, to date I still can not get the soundcard to be recognised (Realtek) by Ubuntu and the wireless connection isn't reocgnised by Ubuntu either - although both wireless and soundcard work fine under Windows. Is there a cure for this without killing Windows completely?

Thanks.

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