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    • in reply to: MalwareBytes takes top honors in malware removal test #1462738

      It’s my understanding that MalwareBytes Pro version does real-time scanning, where the free version does not. With the free version (which I use), you have to ‘run’ the quick or full scan to detect anything. I do this frequently. I was going to purchase the Pro version, but I’ve heard reports where the Pro version interferes with some Anti-Virus software. Also, Karl01, I would not operate my computer without Anti-Virus software, such as MSE along with MalwareBytes. They handle different tasks. I’ve been using computers since the mid-70s and have never had a virus, so I must be doing something right (or just extremely lucky 😉

    • in reply to: OPERA – speeddial + personal bookmark questions #1382090

      Sorry to hear you’re having these problems. First, have you tried the Opera Link feature? I have this enabled on three computers on my local system and they automatically synchronize themselves.
      Also, one of my favorite features of Opera is the ability to easily change/alter anything. Usually, a simple right click on a toolbar lets you change any of its properties (size, location, etc.). I love the Bookmarks bar and use it regularly. Mine works as it should. Not sure why you’re seeing stars. When you drag an address to it, do you drag from the ‘favicon’? This has always worked for me. You can also select, “Show on Bookmarks bar” from the Bookmarks/Personal Bar menu. Also, if you go into “Appearance” after right clicking on Bookmarks bar, you can set “No Wrapping” to prevent the bar from getting larger. Gook luck!

    • in reply to: Where to buy APC battery? #1332102

      Another place to check is your local farm supply store, Tractor Supply Co., etc. Farmers use some of these same batteries for their electric fences.

    • in reply to: What’s your feeling about the Ribbon and why? #1321423

      billwrtr,

      “Why can’t it offer the option “Hide icons”?

      You can minimize the ribbon by right clicking on it and choosing, “Minimize the Ribbon”.
      I do this to my Office 2007, which, by the way, only uses the ribbon interface on 3 of about 8 or 9 applications???

    • in reply to: What’s your feeling about the Ribbon and why? #1321404

      I, for one, think the whole ribbon interface idea is ridiculous! It just doesn’t make any sense. If all other software had it, it would be different, but they don’t. On a “standard” menu, which all other software uses, I’m used to seeing “Edit” near the upper left of the window, but MS decided to put it all the way over to the upper right! At least, they should have given the user the option to move it. Also, in 2007 Excel, if a person wanted to insert another row or column, wouldn’t you think you’d find that function under the “Insert” tab? That’s not where MS decided to put it!
      I use MS Office 2007, but use the third party add-on “UbitMenu”, which gives me an extra tab on the ribbon that allows me the option to use a “standard” menu.

    • My first post to the Lounge !

      This is so simple. If you like Google products, then use them and stop worrying about the never ending list of things to worry about. Do I really think someone is zeroing in on my personal info to do harm? Nah. I am more worried about John Ashcroft in some 3rd subbasement somewhere, and what he is up to.

      If we get all paranoid, the only answer is to disconnect from the grid. I’ll tell you one thing, I am never going back to IE, except for those few-and-far-between requirements of some Websites. IE scares the crap out of me.

      If I commit some horrendous crime, I deserve to be tracked, and so do the rest of you. Don’t worry. Be happy!

      footsportsdoc,

      You never have to use IE. Try Avant or Maxthon, instead. They will work anywhere (that I’ve found, at least) that IE is required. Both use the IE core engine, but are better, faster and more secure.

    • in reply to: Problem with “Reply” cursor in Thunderbird #1286315

      Good point. The two positions on the screen are close. I found a test for a double click: http://unixpapa.com/js/testmouse.html and my trackball (Kensington Expert Mouse) seems to be working as expected. I ran 100+ tests and none showed a double click. Still could be a possibility, tho. Thanks for the input.

    • in reply to: What website editor is easiest to use? #1285958

      Depending on what your secretary actually has to do with the website, I’d first recommend learning some basic HTML. Joe Barta’s http://www.pagetutor.com is an excellent free source. It is somewhat dated, but still has some great information. I’ve tried most all editors over the years and without some basic HTML knowledge, there are going to be problems.

      The editor that I keep coming back to is “1st Page 2000”. It’s free and has all the features that a good editor needs, and more. It may be difficult to find, but well worth the effort (most links will try to take you to “First Page 2006” which is not the same, not as good, and costs money!). Even the author’s site doesn’t have it any more. I did find it here: http://www.slunecnice.cz/sw/1st-page-2000/ (can’t vouch for the site, though).

    • in reply to: Problem with “Reply” cursor in Thunderbird #1285742

      Guess I should have asked if anyone had a solution!!

    • in reply to: How to tell when a browser finishes loading a page? #1275321

      The Opera browser has this feature built-in (under Preferences, Advanced, Notifications, Page Loaded). Don’t know that much about Firefox.

      Also, have you checked in Control Panel, Sounds, Sounds, Program Events? I’ve set several sounds there for various software.

      After reading your original request more carefully, this may not be what you’re looking for. Sorry ’bout that!

    • Penny,

      I think what you referring to is a simple “Mail Merge”.

    • in reply to: Opera is more than percentage #1268860

      OK, I’ve never used or seen Opera. I use Firefox regularly.

      Why should I switch to Opera?

      Oh, let me count the ways!

      1. Faster loading and faster running.

      2. Ahead of the game. I have to laugh every time I see the promos for a new version of IE, Firefox, etc. Seems every time a new feature is touted, it’s something that Opera has already been using.

      3. Mouse gestures. As mentioned before, the ‘rocking’ motion of the two mouse buttons, either to the right or to the left, takes you forward a page or backs up a page.

      4. Rewind. With a single click, the rewind command will take you back to the ‘home’ page when you have traveled several pages into a web site.

      5. Customizable. Opera is by far the most and easiest browser for customizing. Example: I like the tabs at the bottom of the page, near the task bar. A simple right click, choose Tab Bar Placement and I have the choice of Top, Bottom, Left and Right! Couldn’t be easier! I can also add/remove any icons or toolbars that I please.

      6. Opera has always had the best “Download” feature, allowing me to Start, Stop and Resume downloads whenever I need to.

      7. A feature that I use a lot is “Search within page”. All I do is press the slash key (or period key) and type the word I’m looking for . . . don’t even touch the mouse! Then, F3 takes me to every occurrence of the word on that page. If I go to another page, F3 resumes the same search again!

      8. Not sure if any other browsers have the “Notes” feature. It lets me highlight a word, sentence, paragraph, etc., from a web page and save it as a note. Later, if I need to go back to the original site, I just double-click on the note and Opera takes me right back to the web page it was copied from.

      9. I also use Firefox, but do not like having to wait for “extension” and “add-on” updates every time Firefox comes out with a new version. Opera has most all of these “extensions, etc.” built-in and when a new version of Opera is released, “everything just works”.

      10. Opera Unite is a great feature that I use a lot. With it, I can share files of any size, to anyone I choose, without any uploading at all!

      11. I could go on and on, but I’m running out of space!

    • in reply to: Place to upload photos for download #1245831

      The browser, Opera, has its Unite Photo Sharing feature that allows visitors to browse your photos directly on your system (no uploading required). Only hitch is that your system has to be online for it to work, but that shouldn’t be a big problem.

    • in reply to: IE 8 versus Chrome versus Firefox #1243956

      I agree with others that you should not rely on one browser, alone. No one browser does everything well.

      The first browser I ever used was Netscape, back when it was about the only browser available. . . used it for years until I discovered Opera. I’ve used Opera ever since as my main browser, but will use Firefox or Avant when needed. I never use IE: Avant or Maxthon both work better the few instances when “IE is required”.

      Opera has always been in the forefront with new ideas and features. They were the first with tabs and many other features that most browsers have nowadays. Their Tab feature still has more options than any other browser. On my systems, Opera loads quicker than other browsers and seems to display pages quicker, also.

      I like using Firefox, but do not like having to wait for third party “extension” and “add-on” updates every time Firefox comes out with a new version. Opera has most all of these “extensions, etc.” built-in and when a new version of Opera is released, “everything just works”.

      I like to customize most of the software that I use, moving Toolbars to more convenient locations, adding features that are not there by default and removing features, icons, etc., that I don’t use. Opera is by far, the easiest browser to customize and has the most options.

      I frequently use the “Notes” feature in Opera. Not sure if any other browsers even have that. It lets me highlight a word, sentence, paragraph, etc., from a web page and save it as a note. Later, if I need to go back to the original site, I just double-click on the entry and Opera takes me right back to the web page it was copied from. Opera has always had the best “Download” feature, allowing me to Start, Stop and Resume downloads whenever I need to. Another feature that I use a lot is “Search within page”. All I do is press the slash key and type the word I’m looking for . . . don’t even touch the mouse! Then, F3 takes me to every occurrence of the word on that page. If I go to another page, F3 resumes the same search again! Mouse gestures is another feature that I use. A simple rocking motion on the mouse buttons takes me backward and forward on web pages.

      Opera Unite is a great feature that I use a lot. With it, I can share files of any size, with anyone I choose. I can also set a link to my system’s photo files and friends can view and download whatever they like with no further action on my part!

      I think that Opera is not more popular than it is because not many are aware of what all it can do.

    • in reply to: How Do I Increase Resolution #1239726

      I guess I’m a little late in responding to this subject; don’t visit the Lounge as often as I should.

      I have used an application called Focus Magic for several years and it does what Donebb originally asked. Someone recently emailed me a photo of a car at an accident scene that the sender thought might have been a witness. Problem was, the license plate was too fuzzy to read. After running the same photo through Focus Magic, we were able to discern the number, thus locating the ‘witness’. There’s a similar photo on the Focus Magic web site. I also recently ran a photo of a house through the program to ‘sharpen’ the house number so that it could be read. I’ve even ‘fixed’ photos that had camera shake during exposure.

      I know it doesn’t sound feasible, I thought the same until I tried it. Fact is, many police departments, FBI, etc., use software similar to this in their investigations.

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