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Posted on 07/09/2012 9:51:57 AM PDT by pabianice

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To: Old Sarge

Your problem ain’t nuttin’ compared to mine. Mac switched off MobileMe, and switched to ICloud on the 1st. A friend told me I didn’t need either, as my mail was a free mac.com account, through Roadrunner, and Time Warner. Woke up on the first to my computer asking for my email password. My bad! I created the account in ‘97, and have never had a problem, and,,,, have forgotten the password. TW said I had a “software” problem. Yeah! I can’t remember the password. Plenty of ways to change your password, but they’ll only send the password to your existing account. Mine won’t receive or send anything without a password! Catch 22!


21 posted on 07/09/2012 10:34:00 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: pabianice

If you are unable to scroll vertically or horizontally using the arrow keys on your keyboard, you may have accidentally enabled Caret Browsing. (F7)

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Unable%20to%20scroll%20with%20arrow%20keys


22 posted on 07/09/2012 10:34:05 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: TomGuy

I’ll check both of those out, thanks, Tom!


23 posted on 07/09/2012 10:38:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I now feel your pain...


24 posted on 07/09/2012 10:40:15 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: pabianice

Sometimes they really are out to getcha.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 10:43:02 AM PDT by miserare
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To: Irenic; SmokingJoe
Irenic ~ I kept holding off on getting a new mouse thinking maybe it is something else because things were so strange I thought surely a mouse couldn’t do all that.

Is it a microsoft mouse?

SmokingJoe ~ Say, how many “security updates” have the Microsoft devices like the Microsoft computer mouse or keyboard or the XBOX 360 ever had (bear in mind that Microsoft has been one of the top computer mouse makers on the planet for DECADES).

Just askin'...

26 posted on 07/09/2012 10:46:59 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1265 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: smokingfrog

I use eComStation - OS/2 version 5

http://www.ecomstation.com


27 posted on 07/09/2012 10:51:23 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: smokingfrog

I still have my mid-80s IBM MicroChannel PS2/50 with 2 floppy HDs, 256k mem and IBM CRT Monitor, down the basement. It’s a frigging computer hardware & software museum, down there. I think the 9600baud modem is still there, too.


28 posted on 07/09/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: pabianice
Is it a wireless mouse or a laser mouse?

If so, it might be dirty. A dirty laser mouse can show problems like you've described.

You can clean the pads on the bottom of the mouse, and clean the laser itself with a q-tip dipped in some rubbing alcohol.

If the pads are really dirty, you might scrape them with a fingernail.

29 posted on 07/09/2012 10:57:38 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: null and void

I use the mi, not sure who makes it.

I somehow started using mi (I think my husband had bought it for me) and once I get used to something, I stick with it because I hate change.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 11:03:53 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: knarf

Been using Opera now for ‘nigh on 10 years now (or longer: started with it on Unix back in version 5 of the browser). Works well nearly everywhere. Some banks check your browser to make sure you are only using what they “support”, but this can be overriden, if desired. (On sites like this I tend to use FF. I won’t use Chrome due to who it comes from...)

On most sites, Opera renders the page faster, and more correctly and reliabley than other browsers, especially compared to IE. However, some Javascript doesn’t work well, mostly due to poorly written Javascript code.

I also use the email client. It is very different from other email clients, but once you get used to it, you won’t go back. I have never lost an email using Opera.


31 posted on 07/09/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Irenic

Micro Innovation makes the mi mouse.


32 posted on 07/09/2012 11:19:22 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1265 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: MarineBrat

Ha!

Now that you mention it, I think my cat did that one time while stomping or sleeping on my keyboard. Drove me nuts until I figured it out!


33 posted on 07/09/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice
"...Doesn’t Google Chrome mine all your input data?....."

Don't know anything about that....what do you know?

As a browser, it seems to work very well. Mozilla seemed to lock up my computer a lot.

34 posted on 07/09/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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