Lounge Life

Applying a program to different circumstances

Lounge member saleve volunteers for an NGO that has a really old computer system running XP and Access 2003. He has Access 2010 and wonders how to adapt the database he’d created for the organization so it works with Access 2003.

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When to leave well enough alone in computerland

Lounge member rstew has been busy upgrading his system — so successfully, he’s developed the ambition to do likewise on another machine. He wants to replace his Vista 32-bit operating system with Windows 7 64-bit OS on a Gateway rig.

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What the mouse did and why it did it

But before consigning an errant mouse to a decent burial, Lounge member cmptrgy wanted to be sure it was dead, and not merely answering to careless, unintended reconfiguring inflicted by its owner.

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Let’s talk about worrisome discoveries

Lounge members are discussing the Bash/Shellshock threat with a good measure of anxiety.

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Stubbornness wins when restoring iOS 7

IndyDan ran into iPad resistance when he tried to roll back his wife’s tablet from iOS 8 to iOS 7. She wanted her apps to work again, the way they had before.

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iPhone photos to PC in two languages

When Lounge member Treiber posted his question about moving photos from his phone to his PC, he wrote in French. Happily, he received an answer in his own language, plus a short guide to translation tools on the Internet.

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Mysteries never cease: “Magic” fixes

Forum member Oldtechie was mystified by the divergent behavior of Yahoo Mail in IE 11 on two different machines — one a desktop and the other a laptop.

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Mother-son divide over Windows memory management

Lounge member OS2_87_Dinosaur thinks her clever, computer-building son doesn’t know enough about operating systems and other software. She gave him advice (as parents are wont to do) concerning his system’s Windows pagefile — and then she worried that her old-school view might be wrong.

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Application code lessons and tool use

Good coaches are good teachers, as Lounge member JeanM must have discovered when she ran into trouble creating code for an Excel form.

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Researching maintenance questions in advance

To help a friend improve her computer-mantenance regime, Lounge member KritzX prepared by posting a list of questions to the Maintenance forum.

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