Lounge Life

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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IE version change wrecks Google Maps?

When a feature suddenly changes for the worse — or disappears from your machine entirely — it’s natural to wonder what you might have done to cause the unwelcome event.

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How to avoid overreacting to threat detection

As Lounge members discussed Malwarebytes’ good showing in malware-removal tests, talk gradually turned to the problem of false positives.

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Approach with caution: Preparing to update

Lounge member compiler was receiving nudges to update his Internet Explorer browser from 9 (with which he was happy) to 11. He was uneasy about the switch.

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When your needs don’t change but software does

Lounge member Bender serves as administrator of a neighborhood watch group. Among other tasks, he manages their communication system. He’s dismayed by the reduction of group services in Microsoft OneDrive, which he previously used to broadcast messages and alerts to his neighbors.

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Word 2003 toolbars lost and recovered

Lounge member Adela lost some Word functions and didn’t know how to restore them. Luckily, other Lounge members in the Word Processing forum set her on the path to discovery.

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Frequently attacked software has adherents

Lounge member Robko is not ready to give up WinMX, the peer-to-peer file-sharing program; but he wants a more reliable version of it.

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Workaround fixing and miraculous fixing

Lounge member MarkARay has a File History problem: it stopped working. So he wrote to the Windows 8 forum for help. Among the responses from fellow forum members, MarkARay discovered a workaround.

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How to keep pieces of the Web for later

Lounge member Olleym had been accustomed to copying into a Word doc the parts of webpages he wanted to read later. But technological times have changed; many sites don’t allow that anymore.

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