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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  In Win. 10, with ABP installed (semi useless for some time now ) in FireFox, clicking 'refresh' on the Lucianne homepage no longer removes ads.

The Edge browser in Win. 10 does block all ads, for now.
Yesterday at 09:02 EST .

   Mildred  Hi Tulsa: Decided to check in with Lucianne/Connection (after many months of avoiding the site because of the objectionable ads )and saw your comments. I've been using FireFox with Win 7 and ABP per your suggestion several months ago. I still prefer IE 11 for most browsing but installed FireFox for Lucianne and have not had any problems with ads here. I don't know what I'll do when Win 7 becomes obsolete. I tried Win 10 when it first appeared and hated it! At this point I may take my daughter's suggestion and get a MAC. Thanks for all your help with the 'stuff' that makes using a computer a challenge.
23 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Good to read you, Mildred. I do hope you are well, happy and safe. Win 7 stopped working in pieces on the lap and desktop last Fall. We purchased a very basic dell lap and desktop in Win 10. Tech removed all the tiles, ads, etc. and added MS Office. I unpinned more things and turned off all help and notifications. We have blue screens w/overlapping bubbles. It's very pleasant, actually. I do believe the kinks had been removed by the time we were forced to us Win. 10. Cameras now use card readers, which is new. I have the 4 games I have always played. They are free, but 2 have ads. I simply taped a piece of paper over the ad space. The games have a different look, but the 'players' no longer cheat in Hearts. That's the way the cookie crumbles.

We don't even rate a casual pc users. So we can't justify paying thousands of dollars times 2 for macs.

I'm getting ads as of today on Lucianne in Firefox. Edge is the browser replacing IE that comes with Win. 10. Edge blocks all ads at Lucianne. So now I will use Edge only.

Att has dropped yahoo and joined with google. Kill Me NOW! ..tho both are equally lousy, imo. ATT is our internet, phone and DirecTV provider, which work fine most of the time.

ABP sold out and white listed all ads that don't flash, blink or move. ABP is being paid by companies to show ads.

Ok, ramble off...must scoot. I check in, so leave a message if you need something. Wish you the best as always.

Forgive typos, I have several distractions which have reached critical mass!
23 hours ago .

   Kono  As an occasional lurker, occasional participant, I always saw this site as (a ) a tribute to Joshua, and (b ) a place where we could both bring up topics not directly stemming from a recent news story, and converse about them.
Recently (for lack of a better purpose, perhaps ) it's become a sort of tech support for people who want to escape advertiser oppression.
I can't help wondering if Ldotters got so divided over Trump that there just isn't a sense of community anymore. (Or maybe the hostile divide is over our brother Jonah's controversial turn a year ago... )
19 hours ago .

   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  We have an email program on our lap and desktop. It's part of MS Office. Iows, we don't have to go on line and sign in to check email. My point?

Att used to be att/yahoo. Yahoo was sold to Version. So if you're with Att you need to update your favorite's link to att/google. You have till June 8, but there is already a redirect and a new site for att/google. We keep the link in favorites in case there's a problem with our mail program.
May 18 at 23:27 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Windows 10 just had a very large update. Their browser Edge blocks ads on the Lucianne home page. MS has finally done one thing right. How long it lasts is anyone's guess. This doesn't make up for the previous year+ of pushing 10 and the ads and a list of other petty money grubbing things. I do have ABP installed on Edge, but we all know ABP has been paid off to show some ads. APB still blocks ads that blink and flash, etc. I can also remove ads in Firefox with ABP by clicking refresh on the homepage.
May 18 at 10:52 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Computers &Tech Issues

Found the above list. Pls let everyone know if any of these work. Give basic info as to what you are using, like Firefox and Win 10 for example. Thx.
May 12 at 23:32 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  See Computers and Tech Issues.
May 12 at 23:28 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Movies & Reviews  Do made for tv movies count here? ...even that's a fudge, as I believe The Son is a mini series. StormC and other...are you watching it and what do you think?
May 2 at 12:38 EST .

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   Gram77  I am watching The Son. Hubby says he finds it too disconnected. I am not a fan of movies/books that are done in flash back but am sticking with it. I like the cast.
May 2 at 13:58 EST .

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   Gram77  Forgot to mention a special that is running now about Einstein. Tonight will be the second in the series. This we both like.
May 2 at 14:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have not been watching "The Son", but only because I find it hard to commit to a series. But, I've heard really good reviews of it from my friends. Anyone else read the book?
And yes, Tulsa, made for tv movies count. We post quizzes about them all the time.
May 2 at 14:42 EST .

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   Tulsa  I like Piece B. His Texas accent is horrible. I watch almost anything new and original tho I can't tolerate violence and this period of our Country had it. ...I just watched thru my fingers!
May 2 at 16:44 EST .

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   StormCnter  Tulsa, it's very distracting if an accent is bad. The worst Southern accents in my movie experience were Brando's in "Sayonara" and Elvis Presley (who had a real Southern accent but apparently had been overcoached ) in "Love Me Tender" ("But ah luuuv her, Va-yance" )
May 3 at 16:57 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  Storm, to use FF again:

I had two problems with FF. The instructions below stop FF asking your location. Go to this link:

Scroll down to' How do I turn off Location-Aware browsing permanently?' Click and follow the directions. It's short and sweet...easy peasy.


The first set of instructions I posted was for another problem. ... the one that involved typing %7C in the homepage slot in Internet options....I confused my notes and I apologize to you and everyone else.
April 21 at 17:30 EST .

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   StormCnter  There are never apologies necessary for offering advice, my good friend. People can always take it and use it or pass by it. You're always helpful and I thank you.
April 21 at 17:39 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  Storm, the correct way to stop location warnings by FF and use that browser again is below under the comment from Mike in PHX.

Also you were mentioned on the Computer wall about MS updates. I haven't seen you here recently, so I answered for you. Pls make certain I stated your words correctly.
April 21 at 09:26 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Mmmkay...
April 21 at 11:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Tulsa, I went to the Computer Wall and answered RWB. You are right about my Update advice. I'm still running Windows 7 and very happy about it.
April 21 at 14:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Also, it must have been someone else who needed help with Firefox. I don't use it much any more.
April 21 at 14:50 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Main Page The Lobby  In Firefox with ABP installed, click refresh and the ads disappear. If I leave and return, the ads return. Click refresh and they are gone. I have no idea what is going on....but I did report the problem to ABP once.

I posted on the main page on an article about chrome adding adblocker and on the Computers wall, but know more will see this info here.
April 20 at 23:44 EST .

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   Tulsa posted on Computers &Tech Issues  I just saw the comments about ads returned to the homepage. Here is the org. instruction to get rid of them:

Place your cursor on any ad at Lucianne and right click. When the box comes up click Adblock 'image'. Then another box comes up that is pre checked, click 'add' to lists and the ad should be gone. Repeat on all ads. If you have bars left from under ads, right click on the bar and repeat as above (adblock ‘bar' ). Another box comes up that is pre checked, click ‘add’ to lists and the bar will disappear. Repeat on all bars.

I've reported the issue to ABP. If I click 'refresh', the ads disappear. I may have to hit refresh every time I return to Lucianne...don't know yet. They are disgusting, I agree.
April 20 at 20:49 EST .

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   Tulsa  I went from here to Lucianne and the ads reappeared. I clicked 'refresh' and they disappeared.

I have no idea what is going on....why they are back. I know there is a big fight between ad blockers and advertisers. I don't know if Lucianne even knows they are there. It depends on the browser used, settings...several things.

All I know is I hate ads and telemarketers. I record everything I watch on tv and fast forward thru ads. I'm a big girl. I know where to buy things. I don't need pushy ads. They are actually turning people off, not enticing people to buy.
April 20 at 21:00 EST .

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