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  1. Re: What do you think of the new MetService website

    You have my 100% agreement! I'm pleased to be back at the 'old' site and I hope that they don't try to coerce us over to the 'new' site.
  2. Thread: Cell Phone

    by coldot
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    Re: Cell Phone

    Have you got any children or grandchildren within reach? I observe that many children aged over 5 seem to be very familiar with the most recent mobile phones. Age 10 to 15 would be good if you have...
  3. Thread: W10 Time & Date

    by coldot
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    Re: W10 Time & Date

    There's also a gadget that does date/time/day. Its in the "8gadget" pack for Windows.
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    Re: Chirping Windows 10 PC

    Thank you so much wainuitech! I swung around and grabbed the old smoke alarm from the bookshelf. Removed battery, silenced cheep! I'm deaf in one ear so I don't have 3dimensional hearing. I should...
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    Chirping Windows 10 PC

    Windows 10 on HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor. Has been working for months then two days ago it started chirping every 30 seconds (a tiny beep from the hidden speaker inside). I thought maybe...
  6. Thread: Flip Phone

    by coldot
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    Re: Flip Phone

    Do as I did - get the Doro phone and transfer it to 2degrees SIM. A fee of about $30 to switch providers. But it's worth it to have the right instrument.
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    Re: extra are confusing me

    PJ - have you got your login sorted? To summarize the replies - forget about Xtra, go to Gmail and register for email, keep a note of your new email address and password.
    If you wish - set that...
  8. Thread: Web hosting

    by coldot
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    Re: Web hosting

    I've had two sites for several years - domain only - at cloudslices.com
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    Re: Major update for Windows 10 April 2018

    Upgraded 3 PCs overnight. But ended up with one odd icon telling me to install something - but it wouldn't tell me what and it wouldn't go away. After trying several MS update fixers I had to drag...
  10. Thread: Email Backup

    by coldot
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    Re: Email Backup

    MailStoreHome is free and useful -it provides search by date, sender, recipient, subject &etc. I occasionally search my Thunderbird mail far back as 1998. Everyday Auto Backup (EAB) is free and...
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    Re: Garden waste collection

    But their online calendar is not updated for Statutory holidays. Can't be all that difficult to add in S/H dates.
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    Re: I'm on Firefox - thinking of going to Edge

    1 Opera and 2 Chrome with occasional resort to 3 Edge. Got rid of Firefox when they eliminated FireFTP, their most useful add-on.
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    Re: Seagate drive failing?

    About 18 months ago I picked up a USB external drive box for $10 at a garage sale (labelled 'not working'). Back at home transferred the 1Tb drive to a spare external box and it's been working...
  14. Thread: Screen Icons

    by coldot
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    Re: Screen Icons

    Right mouse click in a position on screen where there are no icons, then click on "View" in the box that appears, then in the next box - click to cancel the option "Auto arrange icons" it should not...
  15. Thread: TP Power Line

    by coldot
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    Re: TP Power Line

    PJ - is there any place in the building that gets a good wifi signal? If there is then I would look to attach a wifi repeater at that point. To install anything in the switching room/PABX room...
  16. Thread: Ethernet cable.

    by coldot
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    Re: Ethernet cable.

    PJ before you begin trying to drag a great long ethernet cable through several ceiling spaces -has anyone tried a wifi repeater? Possibly one could be plugged in along the passage between you and...
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    Re: Wiring independent sensor to spotlight

    For your own safety and for the safety of your family because they are trained and licenced!
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    Re: Change the Firefox icon

    Firefox is gone. I threw it away when they stopped supporting FireFTP attachment. It's bad tactics to suddenly remove support for addons that have been used successfully for several years. Opera...
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    Re: Telephone connections with fibre.

    As Wainuitec said the emergency power could prove expensive. I prefer to ensure there's a mobile phone kept charged so that I can call the power company, ambulance etc. It's your judgement whether...
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    Re: WiFi Range Extender

    It probably would be possible but less likely to be reliable. The same function can be had with a range extender e.g. AC750 which is designed to do exactly what you want.
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    Re: WiFi Range Extender

    If you're considering running cable - why not simply run ethernet cable from the Huawei to the study PC?
  22. Thread: Administrater

    by coldot
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    Re: Administrater

    PJ Try this solution:
    Go to this site: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3841-add-take-ownership-context-menu-windows-10-a.html
    Scroll down to: 2. To Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu ...
  23. Thread: Adaptors

    by coldot
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    Re: Adaptors

    Tell us the model/type of your laptop so that we can look for config data. There may be some software way to swap the audio between in and out.
    Otherwise forget the PC and try a pair of...
  24. Thread: Adaptors

    by coldot
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    Re: Adaptors

    Alternative Noel Leeming $16.99 - I see they have a branch in Whanganui. Or if you don't mind waiting - send me a personal message with your address and I'll post one to you - no charge.
  25. Thread: Adaptors

    by coldot
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    Re: Adaptors

    PJ - It sounds like you need a 3.5m to 3.5mm lead. Your PC probably has a 3.5mm sound input socket and your portable player probably has a similar 3.5mm output socket. If I'm right then you need a...
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