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   John C  John C i am using older Mac (2009 ) with a 20 Inch screen Ver. 10.11.6 . Have put in an additional memory chip in it
*reads 2.66 GHZ duo core. Memory is 8 GB* It is still slow. I am also being annoying pop up ad
for "MacKeeper". When I log on Lucianne.com I get the pop up ad. Other then buying the offered software or
a new computer, is there anything I can do?
3 hours ago .



   Tulsa  I hope a Mac user can help you. ITMT, do a websearch for "how to block popups on a Mac' And select a link that shows the browser you are using.

You could try deleting web history (internet files, history, cookies ) The popup is likely embedded in your Mac and is triggered when you come to Lucianne. You could also download AdblockPlus for Macs. ...it no longer blocks all ads, but it does help.

If all else fails, call a tech.
2 hours ago .




   Tulsa  How to find site permissions:

Click the (i ) up top in the address bar. click the arrow > beside site not secure. On the next screen at the very bottom click 'more information' which takes you to site permissions.
May 6 at 13:24 EST .

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   Tulsa  In Brave, the print feature is now working. I noted there had been many comments concerning this on the Brave forum. I've had several updates recently (relaunches ) and apparently print has been repaired. I clicked the 'hamburger', upper right and clicked print there. Then to test, I typed 'page 1' and printed the home page of Lucianne. Success! I do hope it works for others.
April 18 at 08:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thank you, Tulsa. I had stopped using Brave because of the print problem, but I'll go back and check it out. I appreciate you.
April 18 at 08:18 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have finally successfully installed Brave and am using it occasionally. I do find it is faster as Tulsa told us. My problem, however, is that nothing will print from Brave. My research on the various Help pages tells me everyone is having this problem and it was apparently caused by a recent update. Previously, I had no problem printing from Brave.
March 29 at 05:33 EST .

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   Tulsa  If I plan to print, I use FF. I use FF for all financial sites. Also IBM Rapport was added for more security. FF installed that automatically. I don't know if I have even tried to print in Brave.

I have found my version of Brave looks nothing like the newer versions. There is print on a web page. Print under File and print under the 3 vertical dashes upper right.

Let me experiment and if I'm successful, I'll get back to you.
March 29 at 09:41 EST .

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   Tulsa  No success printing in Brave or a solution after reading on line for over an hour.

I lost the Edge browser that came with Win 10 last weekend and our tech spent several hours via remote attempting to restore it. This was a common problem when Win 10 was first issued. I've used it for a year +/- with no problems. It is now gone.

Will let you know if I find a print solution in Brave.
March 29 at 10:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks, Tulsa. I also have all the various Print buttons in Brave, but Brave apparently cannot talk to my printers, either of them. So, I just try to remember to us another browser if I may be printing.
March 29 at 16:38 EST .

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   Kono  Crawling into walking in the Brave new world.

Does any Brave user here know how to make save-page actually SAVE the page, as in downloading the images and other items that make the saved page viewable offline? (This is the default way of saving pages on firefox. ) Not every page I consider a keeper will remain forever on the site where I found it, either; and I want to be able to see the page after its site of origin decides to move, delete, or modify their version.

I can't find a setting or option that appears to do this. And searching through their help for about an hour turned up nothing that even mentions the issue.
March 16 at 13:31 EST .

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   StormCnter  Kono, there are two methods. You can click on File (at the upper left of your Brave page ), choose Save As. The second method which works anywhere, not only on Brave is to right click your mouse and then choose Save As. With each method, you only have to decide where you want the saved item to go.
March 29 at 05:32 EST .

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   Bettijo  Can anyone tell me how to block an incoming phone number. I get a call from this number several times a day. When I answer, no one is there. The line is dead; after a few seconds I get a dial tone. The calling number is local. Thanks.
March 9 at 10:56 EST .

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   Tulsa  We have a landline and our carrier is att. The block calls code for att is: *61#

You must wait approx 30 to 45 seconds after the caller has hung up.

If you do not have att, call your carrier and ask how to block the offending number or if they can block it for you.

It's possible you are receiving a robo call and when no one is available at the call center, the call is terminated.

Go on the web and download NoMoRobo. All the carriers that support it are listed. No fee for landlines. Small fee for cell phones. It's a simple process to enroll. Once enrolled robo calls will ring once and be terminated. After a while the robo calls stop, as telem. share info.

We occasionally receive a telemarketer call that goes to the ans. machine. After looking up that number on the web, I block it. att allows 100 blocked numbers.

I hope this help. Best wishes, Bettijo.
March 10 at 08:57 EST .

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   Mildred  Hi Bettijo. Just saw your note. I get so many phone calls that my landline uses all the blocked calls in a few weeks and doesn't allow NoMoRobo. After 15 calls in 6 hours, I finally bought a call blocker for my phone. This one is easy to install and blocks 1200 phone calls. I have a T-Lock call blocker that I bought on Amazon for about $40. Sounds expensive but silence is great.
March 13 at 12:42 EST .

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   Tulsa  https://community.brave.com/t/too-many-problems-with-the-bro
wser/16951


Comment from the Brave Community:Thanks for the feedback, @PlyFlower!
We did have a severe bug in our last release which could affect performance. A new patch was just released about 10 minutes ago which fixes this issue in particular
I see these problems and cannot believe we are discussing the same browser.
February 27 at 14:02 EST .

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   Tulsa  Kono, I download Brave a year + ago. My screen looks very different than what you describe. I don't have 3 dots. I don't have a payment ? tab anything like it. I was getting a make Brave your default browser when I opened it and I clicked on the on/off icon and deleted that little window.

It does seem when I first downloaded there was a payment option tab at the top. I think I right clicked and deleted it.

I can not think of anything else to help at the moment. I wish you no problems fine tuning this browser. It's an easy one, even for me. Long may be browse ad free!
January 22 at 16:49 EST .

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   Kono  I just posted a reply to this, and nothing. Not sure what is the malfunction there.

But the practical upshot was
1. thanks
2. been using brave for weeks now
3. ads showed up there today, too.
4. oh well. (dagnabit )
February 9 at 15:27 EST .

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   Kono  I had hoped paying fifty bucks a year to the bandwidth beast would be enough to browse ad-free here. It's more than enough for many other sites, and I still don't pay them.

Perhaps I'll just stop visiting sites that relentlessly ad-harass their readers (or give up the increasingly-unbearable internet, altogether ).
February 9 at 15:32 EST .

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   Kono  And then as suddenly as ads started showing up in my Brave browser window, it stopped. Sorry for reacting prematurely...
February 9 at 20:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  The DirecTV site requires I turn on 3rd party cookies to browse. They are under 'shields' btw and also under 'edit/settings/shields'.

I thought I reversed it when I left the site. I clicked Luci and had ads. Argh!. At Luci I clicked the Brace icon and turned off the cookies and clicked reload at the bottom. It happened twice more- ads. So I went to Edit,settings, shields and found the problem. I had missed one box. I had not reversed the cookie thing.

Just missed it entirely. No ads. I happens when I'm in a hurry. I totally agree with you about ads. They drive people away. I record everything on tv and FF thru ads.

Tip. I have one solitaire game(in Win. 10 ) that has flashing ads down the side. Flashing for crying out loud! I cut a narrow piece of black paper from junk mail and I tape it on the screen when I play that game. It's bliss. Otherwise I would have to delete the game.

Best wishes, Kono.
February 10 at 10:20 EST .

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   Mildred  More Microsoft problems. First, I lost my internet wireless connection last night. Finally got that up and running by connecting via ethernet this morning. For the past month Windows has been automatically updating every night even though I have the setting at 'I choose what updates to download and install.' Now when I click on 'Windows Update' on the Start button I get a message that Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because service is not running. You may need to restart your computer. Can't get any response from my computer. Anyone help?
December 4 at 16:48 EST .

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   Tulsa  Can't address your connection but Win. 7 stopped working in pieces. MS said they would stop sending updates for Window and MSSE and they did it far earlier than they promised.

Imo, 'It's dead, Jim.' (Bones to Kirk ) Replace it.

The laptop lasted longer than the desktop. We replaced both last July.

Virus protection in Win 10 is Defender and it's far smoother than MSSE. I prefer it.

I turned off and deleted lots and lots of things. And I only bought a basic Dell. The most basic.

Best wishes.
December 7 at 12:21 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks Tulsa. I've searched the internet and I still see info that Win 7 will continue to update until 2020. Maybe. Anyway, I got everything working except my wireless connection to this computer. I may need to replace the adaptor. The wireless works for my tablet.

The daily updates I get automatically now (which I don't want and thought I stopped ) are Definition Update for MSSE KB2310138 followed by 1.257....(serie of different numbers )and are all optional which I never install. When I review Installed History I get the list of updates but when I go to uninstall updates, they aren't listed so I can't uninstall them. Don't know if they are installed or not. The KB2310138 was offered in 2011 but I bought this computer in 2015 and I can't find that it was ever installed. Also the info says that it was replaced by another update and maybe I can't update it now. Weird.

As I said earlier, I'm leaning toward a MAC and my daughter has sent me a great review of what I should probably get if I do buy the MAC. I also have a neighbor who is willing to let me use her MAC to try out. I let it go too long to buy before Christmas but I will be exploring that in January. Still having too many medical issues to give it the attention I need to make any decisions. I'm getting better but things change daily. Hope you and your family are all well. Again, thanks!!!
December 7 at 15:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  Win 7 cannot update if you have the updates turned off, Mildred. I have mine set at "Never check for Windows updates". I did this on the recommendation of my tech guy. He has his computers set the same way. I've been running Win 7 since I bought the computer about five years ago.
December 17 at 08:36 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks StormCnter. I still have mine set at 'I choose what updates to download and install' and am still getting the 'successful' optional Security Essential updates daily in the Update History. When I check the installed updates, they haven't been installed. It doesn't seem to be causing any problems. This all started a few weeks ago when I lost a number of odd things--I think my provider had problems because my neighbors mentioned their internet and phone were not working. I'm not real tech savvy but I can get everything I need but the wireless router is not working correctly. Need to wait until after the holidays to work on this. Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
December 17 at 12:06 EST .

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   Summernite  Curious if anyone else is getting a security intrusion while visiting the Home Page. Each time I visit, Norton flags with a warning such as this: 12/3/2017 11:19:14 AM,High,An intrusion attempt by server1.5diddlysquat.com was blocked.,Blocked,No Action Required,Web Attack: Fake Tech Support Website 62,No Action Required,No Action Required,"server1.5diddlysquat.com (67.205.181.45, 80 )","server1.5diddlysquat.com/?
December 3 at 11:21 EST .

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   Tulsa  No. Sorry. I've searched and nothing I find appears to be a remedy, much less makes clear what it was. I suggest you post it to a forum for your specific device and see if anyone can help there.
December 7 at 12:31 EST .

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   Summernite  Thanks anyway Tulsa. Whatever the problem was, it seems to have been corrected. I've been an L-dotter member since the early 2000's and sure did miss reading the posts and visiting the pages.
December 13 at 11:59 EST .

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