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   Mildred  Go Back to Windows 7 or 8.1. I tried Windows 10 and decided I didn't want it at this time. You can go back to your previous version if you've upgraded but did not do a clean install Here is one site that tells you how to do that. http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-
and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/


It's really simple, takes only a few minutes and you can still get the free Windows 10 as long as you intall it in less than a year.
August 23 at 16:49 EST .

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   Alice  Cincinnati Whig! last October you suggested the Comodo IceDragon browser, and a couple of weeks ago I finally got around to it. My laptop is 2 years old, my husband's is about 5 years old, and we were getting more and more irritated with how hard it can be to just read the news. I remembered and found your post.

It makes reading the news and even watching videos so much easier!! Lucianne and Breitbart seem to be the biggest winners, but even Washington Times and Daily Caller web sites are bearable now.

This household greatly appreciates your sharing the information! I just wish it had not taken so long for the 'nickel to drop.' :- ) Best regards to you!
August 20 at 15:10 EST .

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   Tulsa  A Windows update includes the Win 10 upgrade. Every upgrade attempt so far on our pcs has failed.

Now. Before you do what I did below, pls, pls, pls investigate. I found the info on the MS Windows website. I do not want Win. 10 and did not request a copy be reserved.

To stop these attempted upgrades. Go to 'view installed updates' and find 'uninstall updates' which is highlighted at the top of the list...click on that and wait for it to load. Find update KB3035583 and uninstall it. The date of KB3035583 is July 12 or 15. I bout went blind b4 I found it. Uninstall and restart your pc.

Very shortly after you'll see a recommended update...Well guess what..it's KB3035583. HIDE the download.

I was able to get rid of that steenking Win 10 icon by customizing the icons lower right a week or so ago. (select 'hide icon and notifications' ) I was sick of looking at it.
August 12 at 18:20 EST .

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   Mildred  Every day Microsoft tried to upgrade to Win 10 and it failed. You can unreserve Win 10 by opening Get Windows 10 app by clicking on the icon at the bottom right of your screen. When that opens, click on the 3 horizontal lines at the top left. Select View Confirmation and click 'cancel reservation link' on lower left side. Click confirm and then click confirm again. Here is the link http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windo
ws/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/how-to-u
nreserve-windows-10/86c7a7e8-f668-4d17-b
43a-c764eb0aa332


I don't remember if the icon at the bottom of the screen disappeared or if I had to click on it and select hide icon and notifications. It's gone thank goodness and I can still get Win 10 for free within one year. I tried Win 10 and don't think I will be upgrading at any time.
August 19 at 11:08 EST .

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   Alice  Thank you, Tulsa and Mildred.
August 20 at 15:01 EST .

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   Verdantheart  MickeyMat, my deepest gratitude to you for the info about disabling JavaScript to use lucianne.com. It has made all the difference! The last Apple software update actually made things worse. Your instructions were extremely helpful and one must say LDotters are brilliant! The verdantheart would like to toss everybody a little summer bouquet so I, from deep in the Heart of Texas, will share a few of my tips for coping with extreme heat this month: eat melon and blueberries for breakfast, savor cold veggie soups: avocado, squash, zucchini, tomato and Spanish white gazpacho. Sip Riesling or Pinot Grigio or Corona with lime. Sliced peaches with vanilla ice cream every evening. Bedtime: Bailey's Irish Cream with a couple of ice cubes. Wear teal, turquoise and blue as often as possible till calendar turns to September!
August 1 at 16:28 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today Ms. Lucianne posts on the Must Reads information from Apple saying they have corrected the redirect problem with latest IPhone update. They are pulling her leg. Of course most of us update our phones when sent alerts and I did so recently with their latest one. I have also tried deleting cookies and data and re-starting the phone. No deal. This is the second day reading Lucianne with Java Script disabled under "advanced" in Safari under "settings". There were no redirects today either but I did discover one problem with Java disabled. I was not able to sign in to The Connection as the boxes for user name and password refused to appear. Once I enabled Java they appeared and I signed in like normal. It is a pain to do all this off and on nonsense but if that's what must be done in order to use Lucianne I will do it. Since these game companies send you to the App store Apple should be sued. We have purchased a phone to surf the net but are not permitted to do so because of the re-directs. In the recent past I spoke with the owner of a game company after complaining about redirect ads. He claims that contractors hired by his company to place ads on web sites obtain codes needed for access their regular ads andvthen use them for placing the redirect ads without permission. This is how this is happening. The point I tried to make with tge company owner was that this practice reflects poorly on his company and that I would do everything I could to disuade others from purchasing his products.
July 31 at 12:59 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today Ms. Lucianne posts on the Must Reads information from Apple saying they have corrected the redirect problem with latest IPhone update. They are pulling her leg. Of course most of us update our phones when sent alerts and I did so recently with their latest one. I have also tried deleting cookies and data and re-starting the phone. No deal. This is the second day reading Lucianne with Java Script disabled under "advanced" in Safari under "settings". There were no redirects today either but I did discover one problem with Java disabled. I was not able to sign in to The Connection as the boxes for user name and password refused to appear. Once I enabled Java they appeared and I signed in like normal. It is a pain to do all this off and on nonsense but if that's what must be done in order to use Lucianne I will do it. Since these game companies send you to the App store Apple should be sued. We have purchased a phone to surf the net but are not permitted to do so because of the re-directs. In the recent past I spoke with the owner of a game company after complaining about redirect ads. He claims that contractors hired by his company to place ads on web sites obtain codes needed for access their regular ads andvthen use them for placing the redirect ads without permission. This is how this is happening. The point I tried to make with tge company owner was that this practice reflects poorly on his company and that I would do everything I could to disuade others from purchasing his products.
July 30 at 16:39 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Found some advice on the IPhone redirection problem on a web search. They advise disabling Java Script under Safari. It is found under "Advanced" which is the last entry under Safari. They also say doing so causes other problems. I tried it and it worked during the session reading Lucianne but I can't be sure since the problem does not always happen. I will keep trying to see if the problem re-occurrs. After my visit to Lucianne I once again enabled Java. Have no idea what those other problems might be since I did not have any. It's certainly worth a try given the redirects make it virtually impossible to read news stories on Lucianne.
July 30 at 07:49 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today under the Main stories, Lucianne has offered a link to an article explaining why some of us keep being redirected to the APP store or to other advertisement pages on different web sites when we try to read Lucianne on our smart phones. Ms. Lucy explains that it is not her and the site but rather Apple. But as you can see from this exerpt from the article she linked, it is her fault in the sense that some advertisers whom she has approved have used their ability to get on the site to alter the ad and send readers (illegally by the way ) to their APP store or other ads:

The problem had to do with shady third-party ad networks that would run auto-redirecting ads on the sites and apps, which were hard for the properties themselves to detect or block because the advertisers would sometimes change their ad to behave this way after it was approved. Plus, some networks would sometimes buy inventory from others, blurring the line as to who’s responsible for the rogue ads in the first place.

The article goes on to say there is little Apple can do to detect it but I am not convinced of that since Chrome has been altered to address the problem. It also states further that Apple had made alterations in an recent upgrade to address it (unsucessfully I might ad ). I will post the article URL so you can read the whole article if you desire. This redirecting makes it impossible to read Lucianne on my IPhone.
July 26 at 15:30 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Here is the link to the article addressing this issue on the Must Reads of Lucianne today:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/19/mobile-
web-surfers-again-facing-unexpected-redi
rects-to-app-store-native-apps/#.nsxbqs:
Aqzw
July 26 at 15:34 EST .

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   Mildred  I thought I had gotten rid of all the ads on Lucianne with AdFender. AdBlock didn't work anymore so I switched to AdFender. I don't know why AdBlock stopped working. Now I'm getting the ads by Taboola.com. Anyone know how to get rid of those? I use Windows 7 and IE 11. Thanks.
June 1 at 17:44 EST .

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   Mildred  Update: I tried to eliminate the Google ads by installing the Google Advertising Cookie Opt Out. That worked sometimes. I finally changed my search engine to Bing (I really don't like it ) which replaced Google search. I still use AdFender and I have not seen the ads on Lucianne for the past few days. I'm hoping! Still can't get rid of Taboola. I got a new computer and will take it to the Geek Squad and have them install stuff I can't and see if they can copy the files/favorites/contacts, etc. from the old computer to the new one. I'll ask about Taboola and let you know if they can do something about getting rid of it.
June 27 at 11:45 EST .

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   Mildred  Finally got the new computer up and running. The Google ads still appear but I can get rid of them by exiting Lucianne and then reloading. Seems to happen late afternoon/early evening. The Geek Squad was not helpful about getting rid of Taboola. Probably need to call the techies instead of asking at the store. Anyone else have any other suggestions?
July 5 at 22:31 EST .

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   Mildred  The AdChoice ads are getting worse and worse. They are all over the site and cannot be stopped. I know Lucianne needs money to run the site but then why is there a campaign once or twice a year for contributions? If we have to pay to read Lucianne, then do that and stop the ads.
July 6 at 21:24 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  You might want to try Whitehat.com and then download Aviator.----Pretty impressive
July 11 at 20:28 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks Jack. I just commented on the main page of the Connection. I've been seeing a brown bar to the right of the Must Reads on the main page. Today it has a name: Adiply. This is a program that multiplies ads for greater revenue for the website. Anyone know how to rid us of this program?
July 21 at 17:00 EST .

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   Tulsa  Ldotters! Turn Off your sound and leave it off until you need it. I was surfing this wall to see what's up/new and noted the sound thing

I can actually post at Lucianne now where as I could not for a very long time. Ads were attempting to load. IE stops working at least once while I'm on board now, but I ignore the window and seldom lose my place. I'm on a Dell desktop.

Anyone read MS 10 is coming and it will be the last version of MS? I'm guessing all future changes will be thru updates. There is no charge to upgrade I've read if upgrade is done within a yr. We purchased Win. 7, as I read 8 was awful.

Best wishes to all.
May 11 at 13:49 EST .

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   NotaBene  Dear Tulsa,

Well hello Tulsa. Welcome home where you belong. You are one of the long-time members and we look forward to your insightful comments.
May 12 at 12:35 EST .

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