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   Mildred  I went on Lucianne this morning wih Firefox. Under 'A message from Lucianne' and throughout the posted articles, I am getting the 'titles' of the ads, not the ads themselves. Also as I scrolled down, I got a big black band titled 'Trending Articles.' I've reported it as an issue on the page to ABP before but I am still getting the names of the ads. Tulsa: HELP!

Medical Update for Tulsa: I'm actually walking, sort of. When the therapist comes, I put on the boot and use the walker. Tuesday I walked more than 50 feet. Your prayers are definitely helping my recovery. Thanks.
P.S. Haven't worn heels, any height, in years, but I like the thought I might be able to do that if I should lose my mind.
August 17 at 13:20 EST .



   Tulsa  2nd attempt to post. You're in FF. Get me the smelling salts!

Place your cursor On the bar and Right click. When box comes up click 'adblock bar'. A second screen appears which is prechecked, click 'add to list' and the bars will disappear.

I see Lastest Articles under the must reads, but not trending articles. I click 'latest posts' in the box on the main page to see what is trending with Ldotters. I've already read the headlines at Drudge.

I'll never be a lo-fo, but I have reached TMI (too much information )...most of which is garbage.

Dr. has all the women of every age in his family practice on Vit. D2, 1.25 (50,000 Units ), which is only equiv. to 600 or 800 mg. It prevents osteop..you know...brittle bones. Our dental hygen., age 50 is on it. Vit. d is processed out of our food and we only get it from sunshine which we stop processing with age.

I'm not cross eyed from typing this twice! Hope it takes.
August 17 at 16:57 EST .


   Tulsa  grrr...I'm now cross eyed...not not. lol

I also said in the first comment, which didn't take, how wonderful you are doing walking ...that prayer works and I give God the glory for your recovery.

Also said I turn ABP off on the homepage each morning (disable this page only )then click refresh to read the cartoon of the day. Then I turn ABP back on and click refresh to remove the ads.
August 17 at 17:30 EST .


   Tulsa  On the Vit. D2. You only take one (1 ) pill per week. It's prescription, not otc.
August 17 at 21:02 EST .


   Mildred  Thanks Tulsa. I had to right click on the bars and then again on the Trending Articles bar further down on the page. I got rid of the ads today. I'll check again tomorrow.

Walking even further today and can walk each day as long as I have someone with the wheelchair nearby. Boy does that feel good not having to sit or lie down 24/7.
August 18 at 16:44 EST .


   Tulsa  Correct...I removed the ads and the bars on the home page. Then I removed the side by side ads in the threads and the bars remained, so I went thru the steps again to remove the bars.

I only had to do it once bc I use the FF browser. The ads have not returned, except when I turn off ABP each day to read the cartoon. See steps above to read cartoon.

I clicked the hamburger icon in FF (three horizontal lines upper right corner )(bun, patty, bun - in case you don't know 'the hamburger'....that is so hilarious ), clicked Options and fine tuned each category. I surf with the sound off. I don't need no steenking beeps and tones.

You go, Girl, on the walking. You are doing so well and I'm so pleased for you. Sitting still is awful. I don't wait well. Never have. So I can honestly imagine being immobile 24/7 and it does sound awful. My mental health would be in danger!

Unless I'm too sick to hold my head up, I would require a pc to surf and play games to keep from going squirrely. Keep up the good work.
August 18 at 17:25 EST .


   Mildred  Good morning Tulsa. I followed your instructions for FF and I don't have any ads. I do get the cartoon in FF and IE. I haven't tried any of the fine tuning under Options and at this time I don't think I need to do that. Thanks again for your help.

I've been mobile within the house--I don't have stairs--so I get around fairly well and am able to get to my computer, TV, refrigerator, etc. The only thing I really miss is going outside. I didn't get a ramp so the step down is too difficult to do, especially by myself. Most days it has been 100+ degrees and inside is soooo much nicer.
August 19 at 10:54 EST .


   Tulsa  Good grief, I can not type this week. I hit a key and wiped out the comment b4 I was thru.

In-house mobility is more than enough, imo, while you are healing.

There was an auto update to FF yesterday. The new screen is deep blue. Always browse in private.

I recommend one thing - privacy settings under options.

Click the hamburger
Then click Options.
Then Privacy.

The box that says 'Tracking' should have a check mark.
History
FF will: ...there's a box w/down arrow - select 'Use Custom Settings'
Check 'Always use private browsing mode'
Check 'Accept cookies from sites
accept third party cookies (box ) select 'Never'

I'm being paged...must scoot. If the above isn't clear, let me know.
August 19 at 11:33 EST .


   Mildred  Tulsa, everything was clear except where do I see the updates?
August 21 at 15:06 EST .


   Tulsa  uh? updates? I mentioned FF updated its version...ie, there is a new version of FF. It updates automatically. I think that's what you're asking.

I click the FF icon, then 'new private window' then we get a deep blue/purple screen which says 'Private Browsing with Tracking Protection', then I click the bookmarks (favorites ) icon to take me to weather, Drudge, Lucianne, etc.

The old private browsing screen was white.
August 21 at 23:11 EST .


   Tulsa   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upd
ate-firefox-latest-version


I checked and updates are automatic....above link to ascertain you have the latest version. nite nite
August 22 at 00:12 EST .




   Tulsa  Mei, two other possibilities. The web is busy or the site is busy, ie., too many attempting to use it, especially if you were attempting to view a video for instance on the O's...something hot that is trending.
August 14 at 12:16 EST .




   MeiDei  I'm getting a blank black page instead of being able to view a you tube video. All of a sudden it doesn't work anymore. Any suggestions?
August 14 at 04:19 EST .

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   Tulsa  I did a quick search and scanned the answers. You may? need to update your flash player. Usually there's a message that says flash player is out of date.

I strongly suggest you go to Adobe* and download from there, so you can UNclick those two Free and Extra software piece you do not want to install.

*Once you get to the Adobe site, it will tell you if you have the most current version of flash player.

Mei, every time an update is installed it makes changes to our pcs.

If what I suggested does not work, go to you browser and type in 'white screen at you tube???' and read the hits to see if something works for you. That's all I know to do, short of calling a tech.
August 14 at 09:25 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I have ad blocker [that ABP thing in the red stop sigh] on firefox [which blocks all the offensive ads on Lucianne], and that blocker often keeps me from playing video --news video and youtube, etc. I just go to a different browser --chrome, usually, but IE as well, and log on there.

It's sort of a pain, so it depends on how bad I want to see the video.
August 14 at 10:39 EST .

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   Tulsa  FCG is correct about ABP, but I just watched several you tube videos yesterday with no problem. I'm positive no two pcs have the same settings.

I also have ABP on IE, but seldom use IE bc it's not secure. It has holes the size of a '57 Buick in it. I find if I want to see a clip for say Elementary at CBS, a message comes up that says turn off ABP to watch video. I won't do it. I just x out and find it elsewhere or not just like FCG does. I get that message in other places to turn off ABP to watch a clip.

There's an ISP named Windstream? and many of their users had a problem viewing you tube. I found that info this am while looking for answers for Mei. It could even be your ISP having a temp. glitch.

The you tube problems could be a glitch (at you tube ) one minute and fine the next. It could be any number of settings changed by a download.

There are so many browsers and settings and software add ons, it could be anything. All I can do is hazard a guess...look it up and see if something works.

You could try the help icon while at you tube. Sometimes,a Microsoft screen will pop up and say 'trying to fix problem or searching for info to fix problem', etc.

FCG and all...pls be advised that chrome is google and they are not your friend, anymore than facebook is.
August 14 at 12:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  thx - my computer's security system won't allow me to up or down load anything - probably why I don't get pestered for windows 10. I'm bidding time before turning this over to my guru .. with so many keys missing and/or blank + paint top coat worn - it's embarrassing - to the point of switching to a Mac as a possibility. Last malware cost my Adblock & Firefox apps.
August 17 at 10:54 EST .




   Mildred  It's Saturday morning so there must be more ads. This morning I had a series of vertical photos under 'A Message from Lucianne' and then beneath that an ad from Blue Host. In all, 6 errors (ads ). I did the usual right click, then click on inspect element and clicked on the 'x' next to the six. I exited Lucianne and then loaded it again. No ads. I have no idea why ABP does this but it only takes a few seconds and the ads are gone--until next Saturday.
Tulsa: I continue to heal and can now stand with the boot for short periods of time. I even 'walked' (sort of a shuffle with the walker ) about 10 feet twice with the P.T. guy. Boy, did that feel good. Lots of pain but I should be out of the boot in about 3 more weeks and walking wearing a tennis shoe. The x-rays show my bones are healing very well so I am finally optimistic. Thanks for your all support.
August 13 at 11:13 EST .

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   Tulsa  Thank you for the update. You are doing great. This has been a long, difficult time for you. Wonderful the x-rays confirm healing and I do hate you're in pain. I will ask the Lord to deliver you from it.

I know you're looking forward to those tennis shoes! You'll be in 6" heels before you know it!!! Me..never...flats only

Ok...time for the broken record...If you'd use Firefox, you'd never have ads zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I give up and I'm laughing.
August 14 at 09:42 EST .

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   GO3  I've tried several times to update my avatar and it's always a no go. Any tips?
August 1 at 00:39 EST .



   Tulsa  After logging in to reply to you, I see 'Avatar Update' above 'Logout' to the left.

Yep, GO3..that's the spot. That page even has 3 +/- links for avatars. Hope that helps. If not, go to the home page and click contact us, at the top. Luis will email you with help.
August 2 at 17:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  Yep...You must be logged in to see 'avatar update'. Those words to not appear otherwise.
August 2 at 17:32 EST .

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   GO3  Did all of that. Logged in , selected browse, clicked the submit, and then nothing. I did this several time from two different systems.
August 2 at 22:50 EST .

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   Tulsa  I'd email Luis, Lucianne's tech, and ask him or perhaps someone else will see your question and help.

Very sorry I can't do more.
August 2 at 23:16 EST .

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   GO3  Thanks for your help; I'll get with tech support.
August 3 at 01:08 EST .


   MeiDei  Ha same problem, gave up - share any solution.
August 13 at 20:38 EST .


   GO3  I'll let you know as soon as I find out. I can only email certain times of the day and just haven't made it a priority. I'll email tech support later today.
August 15 at 01:12 EST .




   Tulsa  First of all, I am using Firefox and Win. 7, not a Mac.

If you have ABP(AdBlockPlus ) and followed directions during installation, ie. Easy List, just place your cursor on any ad at Luciannne 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 each add. If you have bars left from under ads, click the bar, then click bottom line that says 'adblock bar', pre checked screen comes up, click 'add' to list.

I'm posting this comment and going to look for directions to remove ads in IE, using Win. I'll be back.
July 17 at 10:42 EST .

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   Tulsa  How poster Mildred removed ads In IE in Windows: right click on ad and you get a long drop down list. Near the bottom click 'Inspect Element'. You should get a large panel at the bottom of the panel. Click on 'debugger' and then a number with an 'X'. You may need to click on the number next to debugger and then the number under that near the gibberish. Experiment. All the gibberish should disappear. X out of the panel and close Lucianne, any other sites you have open and finally IE. Reload IE and go to Lucianne

Mildred also said she has to do this each time she comes to Lucianne. And she said 'In IE I only right click on one ad and then click on the x that deletes all the other ads too. It's really funny because Lucianne is the only site with this problem. Anyone know why?
July 17 at 10:48 EST .

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   Tulsa  I don't have ads on any site and I only had to block ads on Lucianne once. I use Firefox. It's by far the safest browser, imo.

I also surf with sound off.

Forgive typos. In a hurry and not fully awake.
July 17 at 10:51 EST .

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   Mildred  I'm finally home from the hospital and rehab but still in a wheelchair for another 2 weeks until I get a boot for my ankle. Bummer. Anyway, just a brief correction to Tulsa's excellent post above. I've been able to use Lucianne most days without removing ads. Sometimes the ads return after I clear the cookies and temp files and sometimes about once a week for no apparent reason. I'll see if I can backtrack and see what I did to get the ads. I may have gone to a website that can somehow bypass ABP and that extends to Lucianne. So it is not every time. I am using Win 7 and IE 11.
July 26 at 11:31 EST .


   Tulsa  Delighted to hear you are home!... but pls don't say rehab. Say PT (physical therapy ).

I once drove the Suit to pick up his bike (motorcycle ) and the manager mentioned X, the owner, was in rehab. I said 'Oh I'm so sorry. I'll pray for him. Is it drugs or alcohol?' ...and the guys says 'no it's his hand.' And I explained that is PT, not Rehab!!! I was relieved the guy was ok and we all laughed about it.

Those boots are amazing. I can't believe it's possible to walk with a broken or very badly sprained foot or ankle in a boot. What a blessing that is. Get a rilly kewl cane.

That's very good news that not clearing cookies, history, files does work. I hoped it would, but I know you must clear them at some point.

Pls keep us posted on your recovery and the ads.
July 26 at 23:49 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: We say rehab here in Arizona because it is more than P.T. I had O.T. (occupational therapy ) also. Have much less pain but am still perambulating in a wheelchair hopefully for only another 10 days and then the boot. If I need a cane it will be 'rilly kewl.'

It's Saturday and I had to remove the ads again. This time I had to click on two ads instead of the usual one, but I got rid of them. Wonder what changed? I didn't clear the cookies first so I must have clicked on one of the articles that had been posted on Lucianne.
July 30 at 14:55 EST .

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   Tulsa  Roger that on the rehab and O.T.

And if you must have a cane...rilly kewl is imperative!

The wheelchair is absolutely necessary or they would have you in a boot already. So pls be good and follow orders. You've been through too much to undo it.

Those ads reappearing are the strangest thing. I have no idea what to tell you, other than forget IE and use Firefox.

There's a post on main page by ? Lonestar Jack? about using Aviator (browser ). Poster also uses DuckDuckGo as the main search engine, as I do. Poster added links. Take a look and see if it appeals to you. It's in the thread where I tried to help Lucky 4 with ads....and may have gone to page 2 by the time you read this.

Seriously. Firefox so safe. Surf in private. No sites track. Will not let you open any unsafe site or allow any malicious downloads. Easy setting instructions.

IE is way behind security wise.

Keep healing. I insist!
July 30 at 23:36 EST .

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   Jofel  Did anyone log onto Lucianne on Sunday morning and find a posting on the Must Reads about computer issues? I saw it and it was concerning Firefox and perhaps other computer issues, issues that I was having I went back later to read it and it was removed I'm still having problems with Firefox and also Google Chrome. Would you please inform me as to what that was all about! Thanks
June 22 at 15:51 EST .

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   Tulsa  I searched archives for Sunday and found no articles.

I also used 'search' for Google, Chrome, Firefox and found no results.

I stay away from google and chrome. Firefox has many safety features. It's possible yours are set too high or it's possible the programs are fighting.

Do a web search for your pc problem and read each hit in your spare time. Make your search a question with a question mark. Be tenacious and you'll find an answer. Also try the 'help' icon for each search engine. If that fails, call a tech.

Best wishes.
June 23 at 09:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  On the main forum, L-Dotters sometimes run into a paywall or a limited access wall for a posted article. This can usually be avoided if you have more than one browser (just switch browsers if you get a paywall/limited access ), In addition, setting your browsers to clear tracks/cookies each time the browser is closed pretty much eliminates the problem.

Note: Neither of these fixes will work with the Wall Street Journal, but the WaPo, Weekly Standard, Commentary Magazine, NY Times, etc., are more successful.
June 20 at 07:36 EST .

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   Alice  For those whose eyes do not glaze over when 'search engine' is used in a sentence :- )
The video at the link includes both Google's skewing and a psychologist's analysis:
Dr. Robert Epstein is a psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research (aibrt.org ) who conducted a study to quantify the possibility of changing political opinion through search engine results. Results varied, but he found he could 'swing' voters up to 48% benefiting the side/candidate for which the search engine gave more positive results!

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/06/10/google-burying-anti
-clinton-search-results/
June 10 at 12:45 EST .

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   StormCnter  Fellow L-Dotter and Connection regular, Gram77, is having an ongoing sign-in problem. She can sign into the main forum, but cannot get into the Connection. She gets a message that she has exceeded login attempts. Apparently, her Connection login history needs to be cleared. Does anyone know anything about this? I think Luis must be swamped with L-Dotters and our problems. He hasn't responded to Gram yet, but she is trying to be patient. I'll pass on any tips left here to Gram.
April 23 at 12:58 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram is once again able to log into The Connection. So, thanks to the Staff.
April 25 at 12:30 EST .

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