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    I know what the Orb looks like, but can't find...

    I know what the Orb looks like, but can't find it. I've looked through the desktop, the Firefox menu and elsewhere. I've called up the Run command, which doesn't recognize "Associate File." What...
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    PDF files with .PL extension

    I use Firefox 30.0 under Windows 8.1

    When I download a legal opinion from the 7th Circuit <http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/opinion.html>, it appears with a .PL extension rather than .PDF. When I...
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    PDF Downloads Stall at end, then Fail

    I run Windows 8.1 on an i7 Intel system with lots of RAM.

    Every PDF download continues until the total size of the file is downloaded and then stalls, eventually going to Fail.

    This happens in...
  4. I run Win 8.1 Pro. When I run Systeminfo, under...

    I run Win 8.1 Pro. When I run Systeminfo, under the Hyper-V requirements it says everything is OK except "Virtualization Enabled in Firmware" says "No."

    Can update the firmware or otherwise enable...
  5. Win-F is exactly what I wanted. Thanks to all. ...

    Win-F is exactly what I wanted. Thanks to all.

    Fine gentleman indeed. I read BYTE religiously, signed up for Compuserve and programmed the interface for entries and corrections to my 5,000-entry...
  6. Win 8.1 keyboard command to bring up the Search function

    I run Win 8.1 on a desktop with no touchscreen. When I move the mouse cursor over the right margin, the Charms bar, including Search, pops up.

    However, if my hand tremor moves the cursor off the...
  7. Removed Gmail Label and Messages Disappeared -- How to Recover?

    I run Firefox 26.0 under Windows 8.1 on my desktop and Windows 7 on my laptop. My wife put labels on hundreds of Gmail messages to sort them into subdirectories. She then removed a label, expecting...
  8. I had the same problem with CCleaner. It also...

    I had the same problem with CCleaner. It also wipes out the cookies that authenticate my sign-ins to various sites. I now use it only clean the System areas of temp files, etc.

    Is there any way to...
  9. A new problem. I set the Properties as...

    A new problem. I set the Properties as recommended. It worked for a while, but now all the pinned and recent files have disappeared from the System Tray Word 2010 right-click popup menu. This has...
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    JoeP517 - Thanks for the guidance. However,...

    JoeP517 -

    Thanks for the guidance. However, when I go to Control Panel | System and security | Power Options | Change Plan Settings | Change advanced power settings, the only options are "Choose...
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    Hard Drives Spin Down

    I run Windows 8.1 on a new HP Pavilion i7. I have two hard drives, which Speccy shows as:

    465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 (SATA) - the original equipment drive, and
    3726GB Hitachi...
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    I have that problem when my hard drive has been...

    I have that problem when my hard drive has been idle for some time and has spun down. I have the (desktop tower) computer on my (physical) desk and can hear the drive starting up. My problem is...
  13. Thread: Videos stall

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    The video plays fine. However, I'm trying to...

    The video plays fine. However, I'm trying to listen to a concert at http://www.concertgebouw.nl/live and it stalls every couple of minutes for "buffering," eventually stopping completely with an...
  14. Thread: Videos stall

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    Rui - Yes. Any video longer than about 10...

    Rui - Yes. Any video longer than about 10 seconds hangs at around 10 seconds.
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    CLiNT - My stalls happen on every video and...

    CLiNT -

    My stalls happen on every video and never resolve. Perhaps I should have said "hang" or even "crash."
  16. Thread: Videos stall

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    Videos stall

    I run Firefox 25.0.1 (kept updated) under Windows 8.1. I have the latest and greatest router, TP-Link AC1750, set up with the defaults as supplied on the mini-CD that came with it. My broadband...
  17. It worked! Thanks over and over.

    It worked! Thanks over and over.
  18. Right-Click on Word System Tray Icon - Changing Results

    On my old computer, when I right-clicked on the MS Word (2010) System Tray icon I got a 3-section result: pinned documents; recent edited documents; and options to start Word and un-pin it from the...
  19. Win 8.1 Rainbow and Demand for Gmail Password

    I have a home desktop, and no one untrustworthy has access to it.

    When I signed on in Win 8.0, I could start working immediately. After the upgrade to 8.1, I first get a full screen...
  20. Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse - Missing Buttons

    I recently had to retire my malfunctioning M$ Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000. I bought the M$ Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, which works beautifully but is missing essential button functions. The...
  21. Thread: FireFox 24

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    FF 24 breaks Flashblock. I live in peripheral...

    FF 24 breaks Flashblock.

    I live in peripheral vision and can't bear to have anything moving or changing on my screen. It's distracting and steals my attention from what I'm doing. I've used...
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    Misbehaving Navigation Keys

    My keyboard cursor control keys are misbehaving in Firefox (v. 23.0). A single press of the PageDown key and also the down arrow jumps to the bottom of the document, and the PageUp key goes up a...
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    Startpage and Ixquick Hang

    I want to do proxy-protected searches using Startpage or Ixquick. However, they hang on every search. I've left the rotating basketball up for half an hour, but it never resolves. What settings may...
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    It's worse than that. All my doctors have put...

    It's worse than that. All my doctors have put their record-keeping systems (including scans of all patient records) on turnkey packages wrapped around XP. That may be (barely) tolerable if the...
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    I begin in FF and then want to invoke Ixquick or...

    I begin in FF and then want to invoke Ixquick or Startpage, which search through a proxy. However, when I enter even the most innocuous query (say, cat), each service hangs, with a "rotating...
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