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royfellows

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I never had any problems until recently, and if the techno sites all rate Firefox it must be good. As i said, seach the issue and you will find that 60% of those with this issue are using Chrome.

And if you think you can hack my system with a Word macro, you have a lot to learn.
:LOL:
 

royfellows

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Care to explain then how it coud work?

Be careful, remember I do aikido, to understand me yiou have to know how that works.
 

Cantclimbtom

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Roy, you have completely  the wrong end of the stick.
I would never, ever suggest that I'd even attempt anything with your or anyone elses PC, not did I try to start some bragging or hostility on who knows what.
I'm genuinely concerned that you and any others may be using Win7 and also seeing Chrome warnings on ordinary sites. I just want people to be aware that there are an increasing security concerns around this and in my personal (and professional) opinion I think you should consider something more updated and secure.
I had hoped it'd be understood as someone trying to be helpful. Please chill out.
Edit: "metasploit framework" if you wanted bed time reading. But understand I'd only use that in a professional situation with contractual defined terms of engagement.
 

royfellows

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Dont take it seriously.

I was going to lead you on into a trap, leading people on is how aikido works. You lead them on and then get them off balance. Thats how my mind works.
Or did you realise that all along, so went into a different direction.
Mm.

 

Cantclimbtom

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I haven't changed direction (nor do I over-reach my weight ;) ). Just consider how much of your time would be wasted and inconvenience/trouble it'd cause you if some  :mad: scumbag somewhere somehow got malware/ransomware on your PC.
 

royfellows

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We are all entitled to have and to express an opinion. I see you as being on a high knowledgebase and interlectual plane (compliment) and was looking forward to a rather entertaining sort of "Forum Chess", but never mind.
Your user name now takes on a new conotation.
:LOL:

Anyway, moving on. The problem described and fixed was not the only one. I could only upload photos to a thread if 'as off the camera' and that would fail half the time. I shall therfore take a photograph of something typical to the thread and 'process' it through Photoshop, a formula which would under Chrome be guaranteed to produce failure.

I know that there are a few following this, so I shall tell you all something you wont get from anywhere else.

A lot of people who get a virus will claim that they didn't do anything to get it, a statement which helps perpetrate various myths etc.
Why
Sometimes a person will visit a porn site and whatever video they want will be a blank screen and a message "To watch this you need an updated version of Adobe Flash Player" and a download link. When they come to install, good as gold Windows User Account Control will flash up "Flash Player wants to make changes to your computer" and "Allow" and "Disallow". They will proceed to install what actually is, Adobe Flash Player. But a 'doctored' version. Adobe stopped distributing it some time ago, check it out, due to misuse. It was one of the worst sources of virus, typically randsomware, on the web.

This should answer a lot of questions.

Firefox is very fast by the way, a definite plus, first con is posting on here as I see the spellchecker has disappeared. Was this a feature of Chrome or UKC, I dont know.
As far as the "Privacy error" nonsense went, most issues were on small sites that front an engine of some sort, such as UKC and NAMHO which uses php. Plain HTML sites such as my various sites, no problem. Same for big commercial sites such as ebay, RSOnline, Farnell, etc. No issues there.
 

royfellows

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Ho, Ho, Ho, more problems fixed.

I was unable to get into websites that are in sub folders of my own main websites from a URL that points to them, example www.mineexplorer.com
I put this down to server issues and had some exchange with their support. Guess what, now no problem. So it was my good old browser after all. So there we are.

Now, the photo attached is of another desk top machine what runs a bootloader, hence the choice of operating systems. I have a lot of cheap old versions of old software running on the XP partition, example Autocad 2006. You can get this stuff cheap off eBay. I dont use it very much though, a lot of the disk space is for back up, along with a lot of external memory.

My first attempt at uploading it failed as before, disappointment.

Now trying an untouched version, we shall see how we go.
 

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ChrisJC

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I use an operating system for which a choice is not required. It's a bit like your car asking what engine you would like for todays journey. I just have one that always works.

Now where's that penguin emoji?

Chris.
 

royfellows

Well-known member
ChrisJC said:
I use an operating system for which a choice is not required. It's a bit like your car asking what engine you would like for todays journey. I just have one that always works.

Now where's that penguin emoji?

Chris.

You dont have to choose when Windows boots normally, everyone on here could tell you that. What you see there is a Roy Special which was explained. Just for fun off it now I may add Linux to the menu, reason - I have never actually tried it.
I would have thought that you would know more about computers?
 

royfellows

Well-known member
oldfart said:
Roy

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker

Thanks mate. It is turned on, so why not working?
I am new to Firefox, so have to pick up on the little nuances.
My first impressions are very positive, it is lightening fast compared to Chrome, which appears to be falling further down the recommendation ladder on the tech websites.
I would like the spellcheck though, although I can paste in from Word. Been into computers for years, but what annoys me is evertime I use one the keyboard just has to sheet all over me.
Anyone on here who has useful tips about Firefox, - will be much appreciated.

While we on about tech.
A lot of people on here use my lamps and deal with me by email, so I can answer the question I have never been asked
Returned emails will be in a completely different format, including the original received.
So, Why, why, why

My system convertes all inbound and outbound to plain text. Emails are normally in html which is sort of code script, but all you see is the message body normally.
So its impossible for anything in and out of my system to include executable script, also fancy headers and leaping cats or whatever nonsense are stripped out and stuck into attachments.

More info
I have 3 desktop machines, but only this one in constant use.
They are networked together using the 169.254 protocol which does not normally support Internet access. So this one only has two network cards.
I also have spare HDDs preloaded with Windows etc which can be slipped in in 5 minutes.
Desk top machines are cumbersome but have advantages, back off in seconds, swap whatever you want in minutes, hard wired for Ethernet speed connectivity etc.
I do have a WiFi here, its off a centrally placed access point, but dont use it these days, I tend to dock my laptop into the main sytem off a patch lead.




 

Wayland Smith

Active member
I use an "Add on" to Firefox called Grammarly.
I find it much better than the Microsoft or inbuilt spell checker.

https://www.grammarly.com/
Just download and install it.
 

royfellows

Well-known member
Wayland Smith said:
I use an "Add on" to Firefox called Grammarly.
I find it much better than the Microsoft or inbuilt spell checker.

https://www.grammarly.com/
Just download and install it.

Thanks
(y)
 

royfellows

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Just done a websearch on it, and its quite legit there are download links in MS.

Still wondering why its not working normally in FF, must be someone on here who is FF expert, been using it 10 years or whatver.?
 

royfellows

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Thanks again, that is useful link, I didn't know about the addins
Unfortunately even after the download spellcheck still not working

The download also didn't work first time, but did after I restarted Firefox. Still over the moon with it.
In fairness though, Chrome was good up until recently.
Also, as odd as it may sound, the second best that the tech sites are recommending is MS Edge!



 

AR

Well-known member
royfellows said:
Still wondering why its not working normally in FF, must be someone on here who is FF expert, been using it 10 years or whatver.?

I've been using FF almost since the beginning (think I started with v1.5), back in the days when MS wanted everyone to use the horror that was IE6 ,but I'm afraid I don't normally use spellcheckers.
 
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