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    Recently found that Thunderbird was so slow at...

    Recently found that Thunderbird was so slow at downloading and sending e-mails, let alone moving them to a folder that I thought it had locked!
    Eventually I found that Ad-Aware 'Real-time...
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    Wasn't this the adventure that saw a parachute...

    Wasn't this the adventure that saw a parachute malfunction?
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    I get the 'Thunderbird thinks this is a scam'...

    I get the 'Thunderbird thinks this is a scam' warning when I open Windows Secrets - I just click the box at the right-hand end of the warning bar 'Ignore'.
    I don't know how to stop the warnings...
  4. Sounds odd for a Sony camcorder- I have a Sony...

    Sounds odd for a Sony camcorder- I have a Sony Handycam on which the disk is not accessible - one downloads the video files via a computer from its charging cradle, thence to whatever storage medium...
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    Daewoo used to make a DVD recorder + DVR which...

    Daewoo used to make a DVD recorder + DVR which could record either and transfer content of either to the other format - model #DF-4100P.
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    I'm using NETGEAR 'stuff' - a main D6200 DSL...

    I'm using NETGEAR 'stuff' - a main D6200 DSL Modem Router and a WN2000RPT Range Extender - these are about 35 yards (32 metres) apart but transmitting through 2 glass panes and any outside weather...
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    Many thanks for the hints/tips. I don't downlad...

    Many thanks for the hints/tips.
    I don't downlad anything except from its producer's site - not even via Cnet unless sent there by the vendor. I have used Majorgeeks but only for a specific utility...
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    I get similar problems with IE9 on a Vista...

    I get similar problems with IE9 on a Vista machine.
    It also sometimes takes me 3 or 4 attempts to open up the Lounge from an internal Secrets link.
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    'Out-of-date browser' message on websites

    I have an HP Vista laptop machine (crap actually) on which I use Internet Explorer 9 (I understand 10 will not run on Vista) and occasionally there is a message across the top of the screen with...
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    I have Windows Vista on an HP machine using a...

    I have Windows Vista on an HP machine using a Celeron M processor.
    Internet Explorer 9 will stop working several times a session with the addition of the words 'Not responding' on the title bar of...
  11. Poll: There was a whole load last week - notified to...

    There was a whole load last week - notified to WS, presumably removed - not seen this week.
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    spam on Lounge - from whence?

    I have just received the following message - moderators please note origin and block?

    Dear Poltor,

    Annabellelqo has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - What's
    your...
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    Hooray - now just get rid of the 'Ribbon' menu...

    Hooray - now just get rid of the 'Ribbon' menu system and Windows is properly usable again!
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    I used to use Zone Alarm some years ago on an...

    I used to use Zone Alarm some years ago on an older 'home-brew' XP Pro computer but I found there were many clashes with other anti-malware programs. The later versions may be better but I went to...
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    Recently I found my processor (Intel i3 in ASUS...

    Recently I found my processor (Intel i3 in ASUS A52F, Windows 7) running 100% for a considerable time, so went to Task Manager to find out what was running - zilch!
    I then tried to scan with...
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    Try pdf2word - a freebie.

    Try pdf2word - a freebie.
  17. Links in Newsletter articles and in Lounge list

    Can you tell my why (other than having a crap computer - HP with Vista Home Basic, IE9, 2Gb - usually takes 6 to 7 minutes from start-up to operable and always has) I have difficulty in navigating to...
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    'Secure content only' Internet Explorer 9

    I've been having this problem ever since I loaded IE9 - I also get 'Your last browsing session closed abruptly' - this is stupid, as I close it myself! The 'close' cross on the banner also does not...
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    In Fred's article a contributor mentioned...

    In Fred's article a contributor mentioned Ad-Aware and its hijacking of the search engine - my update did the same, but mine is the 'Pro' paid version. I had to reset my home-page twice before the...
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    Using disposable e-mail address against spam?

    I would agree about using Mailwasher - but why not try the free version (cut-down to 1 account) before buying the Pro version? Mind you, the Pro version gives you other goodies as well.
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    For non-expert users, the Start button is vital -...

    For non-expert users, the Start button is vital - one can get anywhere using that quicker than having to scan one's desktop icons or menu bar or lists of previous files for what one wants.
    ...
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    Who in their right mind wants this thing called...

    Who in their right mind wants this thing called 'Metro'?
    It's like everyone has a petrol-fuelled (or diesel) vehicle and suddenly refineries go out of fashion and one has to go electric!
  23. Progress, progress, progress!!! - YUK...

    Progress, progress, progress!!! - YUK
    Improvement rather than substitution would be much better.
    If the effort put into windows 7/8 etc. had been put into polishing XP there would have been very...
  24. Typical Microsoft - tells its customers what they...

    Typical Microsoft - tells its customers what they can and cannot do!
    Not only that, it makes sure you cannot do what you could do before - by removing it!
    I must admit, though, that many 3rd party...
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    I'll try oldbamaguy's remedy - my Vista Home...

    I'll try oldbamaguy's remedy - my Vista Home Premium will 'hang' and on opening 'Task Manager' I find that sync center is hogging the processor to about 90% capacity.
    Ending the sync process cures...
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