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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...
  3. 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...
  10. 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.
  16. 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!
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  25. How about the ergonomics? Having to lean forward...

    How about the ergonomics?
    Having to lean forward to swipe one's finger across the screen gives one neckache, and laying the screen flat on the desk and standing over it gives one backache.
    All in...
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