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   Tulsa  FYI. Office 2007 will lose support Oct. 2017. No more updates, patches, etc.
Saturday at 10:55 EST .




   ALynnMcW  I can't stand the ads any longer. Installed ublock for Mozilla Firefox but that didn't work at all. Also need an option for my iphone. The ads are just irritating make reading Lucianne a pain. Can anyone help. I have read this thread and didn't see anything but I am not tech savvy at all. Draw me a picture? Thanks for anything you might suggest.
July 9 at 19:07 EST .

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   Tulsa  I have ABP (AdBlockPlus ) installed. I'm using Win. 10. If I use Firefox browser I click refresh on Lucianne and the ads disappear. If I use the Edge browser (the new MS Win 10 browser that is replacing Internet Explorer ) there are no ads at all.

Do a search for example: 'block ads on iPhone'. And see if anything turns up to help you. I'm sorry I don't know anything about iphones.

ALynn. Scroll down this page to Rama41 and see if that helps. I'll check back to see if you've found help.
July 9 at 23:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  ALynn, I searched 'block ads on iphone' and received a bunch of hits. I have no idea which version of the phone you have and I don't know if you buy apps or not. You'll have to do this unless someone with iPhone smarts is willing to post here.

You might try searching your phone version and the word forum. Or if your phone has a help icon, type in block ads in the search function.
July 10 at 08:14 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I have seen good recommendations for Ghostery w/Firefox. So far, like Tulsa, I use AdBlock and always have to 'refresh' Luci to get rid of cures for warts, wrinkles and weight, yuck and yuck.
July 10 at 13:11 EST .

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   Tulsa  Thx EC. for stepping up. I think any iPhone forum would help.
...and if you are forced into Win. 10 as we were, the Edge browser blocks ads. Oh how I hate ads.

If you watch any HGTV you'll note Wayfair and Ross? Joss? and Main are offering renovators (I'm guessing they are ) goods for advertising on the shows. Their merch. arrives in boxes with the names of the companies. That is far less offensive than ads, but most of the homes are over displayed with every item offered. Junked up. It's laughable. Less is more people!
July 10 at 13:42 EST .

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   Jerico  I've had luck by just turning the images off. No pictures no ads
July 11 at 06:25 EST .

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   Tulsa  Thx, Jerico. I searched 'turn off images'. Here's what I found. Info on several browsers. If yours is not there, make the search specific for your browser.

https://kb.iu.edu/d/acpv
July 11 at 09:04 EST .

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   Rama41  I've just uploaded the Image Block add-on for Firefox. It provides an on-off toggle for images and, so far, appears to work well. Had to first figure out it defaults to off (grey ) and has to be selected to on (red ). Wish it were site specific.
July 15 at 09:27 EST .

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   Tulsa  So far, still/just clicking 'refresh' removes ads at Lucianne in Firefox.

The Win. 10 browser Edge was blocking ads at Lucianne, but a recent MS update deleted that feature. Was that clear? Edge is not blocking ads at Lucianne. That is clear!

When are these jerk advertisers going to realize they are driving people away and losing business.
July 15 at 11:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, I have never gotten that verbal message on Lucianne, but that could be because I usually have my sound turned off [grin]. I don't think any security feature, whether from your own program or from Windows would give you a verbal warning. I tend to think what you heard is just a spam message, not legitimate. The sort of message that encourages you to click for more info and then you're given a sales pitch. As for the password message for the Connection, Tulsa is correct. I get it with Firefox and don't get it with IE or Chrome. I ignore that message, Mei.
July 9 at 06:04 EST .

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   Tulsa  Mei. Under your security settings, change the bubble from 'warn' to 'block'. I have Windows Defender in Win. 10. In Win. 7, it was MSSE (MS Security Essentials ). If you're bounced you know a site is infected. Just try the site later. Luci was for a time, constantly under attack.

StormC. can help you as much as I can, imo.
July 8 at 13:21 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I have so much health research saved in bookmarks and emails from health professionals,
WHAT is the best way to save it ? Brighthouse suggested either a solid state external hard drive or a 'personal' cloud. I don't have a clue about either of these choices. I need a geek for input.
I think I would have to open each email individually to save and each bookmark folders' individual links I guess there is not a way to save the folders and then be able to open them from the save ?? Like I said I am lost ??????
July 7 at 17:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  Going for help, Escaped. Hope you have an ans. soon. I've spread the word.
July 8 at 12:48 EST .

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   Tulsa  While you are waiting on real help. Carbonite is backed up in the cloud. There is a charge for that one, I believe.

You could buy a pack of cds and copy files to those...just number the CD's.

There is a free program at CNET.com for free email back up.

Also search 'backup files and email' and then read, read, read.

Surely someone else will offer help here.
July 8 at 13:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  Tulsa has done a good job of offering information for your question, EC. I have Carbonite, which constantly backs up the files I have designated. In addition, I have a cabinet full of external drives that I use from time to time. Carbonite and the similar "cloud" programs do require a subscription fee. I consider it a good investment. An external drive cost varies according to its capacity. They're easy to use, particularly the small flash drives.

I have been on AOL for more than twenty years and I save my emails to AOL's cloud. The capacity isn't limited and it's free.

Here's a list from Best Buy which includes some of the very large capacity external drives and the smaller capacity flash drives.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/computer-acc
essories/hard-drives/abcat0504001.c?id=a
bcat0504001
July 9 at 05:59 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I will compare bestbuy with my amazon prime. BestBuy, Daytona Beach Techs suck so I don't give them any business. My main question, I wasn't clear, when saving Email's or Bookmark Favorites, do you have to open each individually to save ????
July 9 at 14:53 EST .

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   StormCnter  No, EC. I have a folder for Saved Emails (remember I use AOL and AOL makes that easy ), then I include that folder in any backups I am doing. As for Bookmarks, those are easily saved in a similar folder, too. The method is slightly different for each browser, but none are difficult or complicated. If you tell me what browser (s ) you use, I can give you a link with instructions.
July 10 at 05:32 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I use Firefox with Adblock, Ixquick search, Windows 7 Home (sure miss Windows XP Proff ) and Windows Live Mail, my email is through the ISP roadrunner.
July 10 at 13:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  For Firefox, here are the instruction for backing up your Bookmarks: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/exp
ort-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-trans
fer


If you are using Win7Home and have used Outlook for your email, here are those instructions:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article
/Back-up-your-email-E5845B0B-1AEB-424F-9
24C-AA1C33B18833


Your search engines (as Ixquick ) don't store bookmarks, those are stored with your browser.

And here are instructions for backing up your Windows Live Mail.
http://www.emailquestions.com/threads/ho
w-to-backup-windows-live-mail-2011.2487/


Here are instructions for backing up your email in Roadrunner:
https://www.prlog.org/12639247-how-to-ba
ckup-roadrunner-email-and-how-to-contact
-roadrunner-email-customer-care.html


You may want to store the folders on your Desktop. I prefer storing them in Documents because my Desktop gets so cluttered.

I hope this helps.
July 10 at 13:27 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Thank You
July 12 at 22:05 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Is OLED TV as good as said?
June 20 at 18:38 EST .

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   Tulsa  Ahoy Mike. I've never heard of OLED TV. Reading reviews on line can be helpful. Do your own due diligence.

If I were you, I'd go to a store that has tvs lined up side by side for miles and compare the pictures. AND! with new products, I'd wait not only for the price to come down, but for the mfg to get the bugs out. Just me.

Best wishes.
June 22 at 10:40 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Thanks, Tulsa. I took the plunge and got an OLED 4K, etc. etc.
You're right...seeing the Ultra HD next to anything else was like Dorothy leaving Kansas.
I'm not leaving the house for awhile...
June 22 at 21:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  lol....as hot as I hear it is there, order in and enjoy the TV.
June 22 at 23:20 EST .

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   Tulsa  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  http://listoffreeware.com/list-of-best-free-ad-blocker-softw
are/


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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   Rama41  I started focusing on this issue last week and just blundered into The Connection discussion. I've been unsuccessful in permanently losing the offensive ads, but can temporarily get rid of them with uBlock Origin on Chrome. Use a right click followed by a left click on the offensive box, followed by a "Create" under the box that appears lower right. Still looking for a permanent fix.
May 8 at 13:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  Click 'refresh' and they disappear. That must be done every time I leave the site and return.

I found the instructions below (#2 ) which worked for over a year ).

ABP is being paid to whitelist advertisers using non static ads. ...ads that do not flash or move.

I too have been looking for weeks for a permanent solution.

I'll go find a link and return.
May 8 at 16:31 EST .

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   Tulsa   https://www.quora.com/Why-does-adblock-n
o-longer-work-as-of-April-2016


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adblock_Pl
us#Controversy_over_ad_filtering_and_ad_
whitelisting


I may have confused static/non static ads. Also I'm in FireFox with APB.

There is Adfender, but there is an annual fee and I don't know if it works 100%.
May 8 at 16:42 EST .

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   Rama41  Thanks for the links. I continue to send my checks in to Lucianne, but the motivation for doing so is beginning to wear off.
May 9 at 09:53 EST .

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   Tulsa  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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