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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  On the mother page, can anyone do a 'search' on articles or am I the only one that can't get any results on that? I was looking for an article I commented on but I can't get it brought back. Anyone?
14 hours ago .

   StormCnter  RWB, don't use more than one word in your search. You can search a keyword from the title or the first paragraph such as "attack" or "fusion". You can usually have good results by searching the author's surname Or you can search for yourself if you posted the article. Type it in just as it appears RedWhiteBlue. If you still have trouble, email me and I'll search for you.

The search engine can't handle apostrophes such as O'Neil and it can't handle more than one word.
12 hours ago .

   StormCnter  I forgot to add that if you are looking for your own (or someone else's ) comment, be sure to click the box stating "Check Box to Include Replies". Otherwise, you won't turn up an replies. When the results come up, the articles will be listed first and then the replies at the end of the list.
12 hours ago .

   StormCnter  any replies
12 hours ago .

   RedWhiteBlue  Thanx for the reply StormCenter. I've been doing that for years but for some reason it doesn't work for me...does it work for you? Please trey and see if I'm just being picked on. LOL.

It just comes back and says..'Your search returned no articles.' And that is not true. Please try this for yourself and let me know. I truly would appreciate it.
11 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Ok, I searched your name. You're right, it says "no articles", but there is a list of your replies. I don't know which one you are looking for.
10 hours ago .

   StormCnter  There are 81 replies.
10 hours ago .

   StormCnter  RWB, it's 12:47 my time, CST. I'm going to lunch and will be back in less than an hour to check for your response. In the meantime, I've got your search results pulled up on another screen and will leave them there til I hear from you.
10 hours ago .

   StormCnter  I'll check back here later, or you can email me.
9 hours ago .

   RedWhiteBlue  Thank you so much for your time and effort on my behalf. I checked just now again and lo and behold it did return articles even though it does say no articles....just a glitch I suppose. It is odd tho.
Thanks again....and btw I don't know how to email you.
2 hours ago .

   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  I use Firefox for internet use. All was going well foryears and all of a sudden it will not stick with the homepage that I selected. It keeps bouncing to some wierd page. I looked at the tutorial that mozilla has about this and of course they talk as itf if I understood what the heck they are talking about. These gooky writers need to get out of the cloud and live on this planet for a while. Also, why is there not a much simpler fix to a problem they obviously messed up on.
Anyone have a VERY simple and easy fix for this thing. Of course....I have Windows 10 (UGH! and it keeps pushing me over to CHROME. It really takes a lot of work to set up things the way you want and like them so I really don't like to change things around.
Seeking help AGAIN. thank you in advance.
November 14 at 09:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  RWB, I had a problem with that for a few days, it bounced to a music page. But, I have Windows 7 and my fix might not match yours. I'll do a little research and get back.
November 14 at 09:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  This is on the Firefox answer page:
"Open a tab with the web page you want to use as your home page.
Drag and drop that tab onto the Home button on your toolbar.
Click Yes to set this page as your home page."
Are those the instructions you are trying to follow? And if so, where do you get confused?
November 14 at 09:23 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  This is on the Firefox answer page:
"Open a tab with the web page you want to use as your home page.
Drag and drop that tab onto the Home button on your toolbar. (when I do that the window switched to that site. )
Click Yes to set this page as your home page." I don't have that option to click YES
Are those the instructions you are trying to follow? And if so, where do you get confused? No they are not the instruction ... and when I tried these instructions none of it is what you describe. I guess Win 10 works (not works! ) differently. And just as I was doing these instruction there was an so-called update to Firefox and things are looking different AGAIN! SIGH! Thanks so much for your help. I will keep trying.
November 14 at 10:33 EST .

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   Tulsa  Storm, RWB is correct. Nothing in 10 is where it was in 7. Things have been eliminated althoghter. Things have been consolidated. Things have been renamed.

I had an 'update' this am and 'bookmarks' were replaced with 'other bookmarks'. I was doing laundry, freezing stew beef and thinking bad thoughts about FF. lol

Thankfully The Suit calmly read help and found the shortest shortcut to the closest thing to normal. It's still not as it was, but it will do. I was ready to forsake FF and use Edge which I have set to my liking or Brave, ditto on settings to my liking.

I liked Ff as I prefer to browse in private. Which means I open FF with a right click, select a website and
surf/read. FF has complicated what was a very good browser unnecessairly. Do not like the update.

I'm rattled. Excuse typos and misused words.
November 14 at 12:10 EST .

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   StormCnter  What a mess! I'm sympathetic, y'all, but I have no solutions, since my Win7 is different. I will nurse my four year old computer probably until both of us die rather than get a new one with 10 installed.
November 14 at 12:16 EST .

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   Tulsa  RWB. This 'seems' to be the answer. You decide. I seriously suggest you save the link and read all before making changes.

Good luck.

Oh and I deleted the Chrome browser when I was forced into Win. 10. Just delete it and you can not be forced to use it. I also deleted Cortena?....that thing that wanted to be my Momma!
November 14 at 12:26 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  OK, has anyone gone from Win10 back to Win7 with these easy instructions? It looks easy enough but i'm so afraid anymore with these technologies and i'm afraid I'll lose stuff, etc. You know the story. LOL. So has anyone tried this method? I" needed to get a new computer cuz I got that dreaded blue screen last month. So we signed up with the geeks to try and recover my old stuff from the my computer and put it on the new one. Well, I can't find too much of it and my new computer looks so different that it makes me feel uncomfortable.
November 14 at 17:51 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  OOOPS, I forgot to paste the instructions! LOL

Go to start, click on settings, then the update & security icon,then the recovery button, go to windows 7 or 8.1 what ever you had hit that. Then hit Get started.
November 14 at 17:52 EST .

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   Tulsa  No. I recovered from hating Win 10 in a week. I had our tech remove everything I didn't want on the desktop and the laptop. I had him fine tune both. He transferred all our favs., our address book, our emails. Then I messed with it and deleted things until I had it like I wanted it.

I never have to mess with it now. I never even think about it, I just use it, which is a massive relief after the mess Win 7 turned out to be.

Win 7 is not receiving updates ...not for the system or security updates to protect it and has not been for a long time. Why lose a new machine to an unsupported program?

We even purchased Office 365 and shared it. It can be shared on 5 devices, 5 times. So for $99 it was a deal. It cost hundreds of dollars to by Outlook, Excel, Word and 2 other things plus, which we always buy for just the two of us.

The problem I had today was a browser update and had nothing to do with Win. 10. Win 10 is basic stuff. It is far less complicated than Win. 7. All the bells and whistles are junk and easily deleted. I missed the games...Freecell, Hearts, Chess, etc. but I found 2 out of 3 at the windows store without ads and simply tape up a piece of paper to cover the ad on the 3rd game. ...More than 1 way to skin a cat, as they say.

Just buy Win 10, get it right and forget it. Just my opinion and I was livid at the prospect of being forced to do it.
November 14 at 23:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm happy with Win7. I've always had the MS updates turned off, so I don't get the installations I don't want. I'm not afraid of Win10. I know how to clean out the c**p that comes with a new computer and I know how to transfer my files. But I've heard too many complaints about 10. I'll get it when I have to, but not until then.
November 15 at 05:26 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  Well, my computer caught the dreaded blue screen and I totally lost everything and had to buy a new 'puter. Now I'm in the process of recreating everything I had on it. I'll never be able to do it but I'm gonna try. Everyone kept asking if I backed my 'puter up on the cloud or somewhere...NO! And I wouldn't know how to. Does anyone here do that ...and how ?
A few months ago I lost the ''homepage'' to my cell phone and lost everything there also.....same question was asked of you back everything up? NO. have no idea about that. Had to buy a new cellphone and am still trying to recreate everything on there. I guess my advise to all, including myself, is to back up everything {?} as soon as we figure out how. Anyone know how?
September 30 at 22:06 EST .

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   GO3  Coming from a non-IT expert, but who has used many different systems over the decades, this is what my experience is:

- I don't use a back up service for windows based systems, nor do I use the cloud. A USB flash drive, portable hard drive, or CD will work just fine for your data. It just requires a set routine to back it up. As far as any applications you added, hopefully you have an account to go to the website and recover those such as my Witopia VPN or MS Office 360.
- My iPad will back up routinely. I always check though that it's being done, especially in an area with flaky web service.

That's all I have to offer. Hope it helps.
September 30 at 23:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm sorry this happened, RWB. That's a real bummer. GO3 is right. The type of backup device you choose depends on how much data is involved. The little flash drives are inexpensive and will hold a lot. An external drive costs more, but has larger capacity. I have a huge amount of data in my computer, so I have backed up to "the cloud" for several years. I used Mozy for a long time and now use Carbonite. I also have a cabinet full of external drives from years past. I'm pretty paranoid about losing my stuff.
Flash drives and external drives attach to a USB port on your computer. It just slides right in. An external drive attaches with a USB cable.

Are you sure everything is gone from your blue-screened computer? Windows has an automatic backup feature and if anything has been retained, a tech might be able to retrieve something.
Here's an article from PC Magazine about backing up. Skip past most of the unhelpful stuff at the beginning of the article and get down to the descriptions and photos of flash drives and external drives.,2817,23
October 1 at 05:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  One more thing, RWB: Whichever device or method you choose for future backups, you should have two devices so you can alternate the backups. If one fails for any reason, you have another recent backup. I would recommend backing up once a week or at least twice a month. Mine backs up continuously with Carbonite.
October 1 at 07:46 EST .

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   Tulsa  Several ersions of Windows ago, I learned to print the contact list, ie, my address book and I filed it away.

How to is under help in your mail program. We currently have Outlook in MS Office 365. The Suit insists. He doesn't like going to the web and signing in to check email. All you incoming and outgoing and addresses are there btw.

I never learned how to print a list of favorites, aka bookmarks, but that would be helpful to have also.

I believe MS backs up the pc/laptop, but backup is above my pay grade. We usually replace before we lose data. The exception being MS killing Win. 7.
October 1 at 11:02 EST .

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   GO3  With Firefox you can export your bookmarks/favorites to a flash drive or other portable media to recover them or simply to find a page for reference later.
October 1 at 22:21 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Pet Peeves  OK do it's not a big deal but this new commercial of the red copper pan with Kathy whatshername talking is the one of the most annoying commercial on the air today. She does a horrible job with those fake inflections in her voice and the fake enthusiasms about her pan. She annoys the heck out of me...who thought that it was going to make people jump right up and buy that thing after listening to THAT! Sheeeeesh! OK, I'm done...for now....LOL.
August 27 at 22:46 EST .

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   Safetydude  I make a motion The Connection comes up with another wall; 'Commercials I Hate'. Bet it would fill up overnight...
August 29 at 21:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Sounds like real run. At least half a dozen come immediately to mind!
August 31 at 13:04 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  WATCH: 90s Donald Trump vs. 90s Bill Clinton on North Korea
August 18 at 01:11 EST .

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   WAN2  You assume haters are capable of reasoning.
August 18 at 08:49 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  It seems to take an awful long time to ''vote'' on a reply on the mother page. I may vote on one...maybe two but then just give up. Do others have the same experience or is it just my computer that's so slow?
May 14 at 10:37 EST .

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   GO3  Happens to me, too.
May 14 at 10:43 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Yes. It is slow. However, if you click the "like" button you can close that window, and the vote will still register. In fact, you can vote for other posters at the same time, even if the first one has not been registered. It is slow, but manageable.
May 17 at 21:48 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  “The American Flag does not fly because
the wind moves past it. The American Flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it.”
May 1 at 22:03 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Computers &Tech Issues  So here I go again....Win 10 Updated/upgraded my computer and left my email and internet NOT the way they found it. WHY do they do that? I'm having a hard time reconstructing those pages!!! Makes me not accept any more changes from them. StormCnter gave me instructions once before and I LOST them! Bwah!HELP!
April 19 at 22:22 EST .

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   Tulsa  I believe she tells people to turn off automatic updates. MS only puts them out monthly. I know you can search for monthly updates and pick and choose which ones to download, if any.

We both had to upgrade to win.10 as everything stopped working in win. 7..thx to MS.

I'm getting ads all over the home page and I have ABP enabled. I've reported it to ABP once. All that needs to be done to remove them is to click 'refresh' and they disappear. The ads are disgusting.
April 20 at 18:18 EST .

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   Daisymay  I'm the last person to give advice on Computer stuff, but I can tell you that I finally couldn't take those nasty ads anymore, so I downloaded Firefox as my Browser. BOOM! Not a single ad! I'm happy to sign on to Lucianne again! Worked for me.
April 21 at 11:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  Tulsa is right. I have had Microsoft updates turned off for a very long time. That prevents accidental upgrades I don't want. I'm running Windows 7, RWB, so I can't help you recover from Windows 10. I don't think you can roll the computer back to an earlier date because the system has been changed with the update to 10.
But if your question was about turning off updates, go to Control Panel and Windows Update. When it comes up, click on Change Settings from the menu on the left. When this comes up, Click on the little bar and from the menu, choose Never Check for Updates. Then click Ok and exit.
You can always go back and check for an update you need without allowing MS full access to your computer.
April 21 at 14:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  I do want to say that we turned off downloads in Win 7 when MS was pushing 10 and Updates for MSSE stopped working, MS updates stopped working for Win 7, then Win. Live Mail in 7 stopped working.

The updates build on each other. And updates for Security and MS Office which included mail, Word and Excel are all packaged together. They could not be sifted out for download.

So instead of helping, Win 7 stopped working, which meant buying a new desktop and laptop with Win 10.
April 21 at 17:39 EST .

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   StormCnter  I don't use MS Mail or Windows Firewall, but I do use Excel and Word without any problem with those programs from my blocked Windows updates. I did, however, have to abandon Mozy because its latest update wouldn't work without one particular Windows driver. The driver apparently couldn't be downloaded as a stand-alone. So, I cancelled Mozy and signed up with Carbonite for my huge backup requirements.
April 22 at 06:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  We don't have a firewall as we're a whopping secure network of 2. I am amazed 7 is still working for you. I wish we had been able to keep it. The laptop lasted idea why.

10 wants to be my Momma. lol Our tech deleted all tiles. I turned off all notifications and deleted more things after the tech set us up. He did a great job. 10 isn't bad. It is overkill on everything and I resent MS forcing it on us. Cortena? is nothing but a link to Bing. Deleted that. The screen is plain and simple like Win. 7

If we had used the mail program on the web and paid for virus protection, we still lost MS Office. Rock/hard place.

Must use a card reader for pictures, so we bought an extra mem. card I can erase after each use...for show and tell to our peeps in South Carolina.

We like MS Mail on the pcs so we never have to sign in. MSSE is gone and replaced with Defender, which is free.

Always good to get your input.
April 22 at 10:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  When my Win 7 finally succumbs, I may have a computer built instead of having to upgrade or buy a new one with Win 10. There's a local computer repair/refurbish shop with a very competent manager who insists he can build a better one for me than I can buy. I don't have enough know-how to build one myself, but every tech I have ever asked (no matter the employer ) has told me he/she built his/her personal computer. But, I don't have to think about it yet.
April 23 at 05:18 EST .

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   Tulsa  That is an excellent idea. I have no doubt any pc tech would build their own.
April 23 at 09:36 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Jokes  My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds … only 15 to go ...

Ate salad for dinner … Mostly croutons & tomatoes ... Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce ... And cheese ... FINE, it was a pizza ... I ate a pizza …

How to prepare Tofu:
1. Throw it in the trash.
2. Grill some Meat.

I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web ...

I don't mean to brag but … I finished my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes ...

A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it ...

Kids today don't know how easy they have it ... when I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel ...

Senility has been a smooth transition for me ...

Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero out they closed school? Me neither.

I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented … I forgot where I was going with this ...

I love being over 50 … I learn something new every day … and forget 5 others ...

A thief broke into my house last night … He started searching for money … so I woke up and searched with him ...

My dentist told me I need a crown … I said, “You bet, pour mine over rocks” …

I think I'll just put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day ...

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."
April 18 at 20:01 EST .

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   NotaBene  Thank you for these jokes. I had a big laugh.
April 19 at 18:59 EST .

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   DanvilleBill  This is my FIRST EVER visit to The Connection
After reading your material, Red/White/Blue, I will be back to
steal your stuff and use it for my own.
August 7 at 20:05 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Politics  “A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing,” a chilling look at the impact of Community Activist Saul Alinsky ...
IN light of what is happening in our country this is well worth watching.
Share with friends and family...
March 25 at 17:00 EST .

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