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    Re: Firefox 89 and omnibox

    pcuser42 has it right.
    Did you follow all the steps?
    You mentioned about dragging to the Google search box; but you need to drag it up to the address bar where you want it.
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    Re: Thunderbird problem

    Now if you were using IMAP instead of POP, this would have happened automatically.
  3. Thread: WiFi Speeds

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    Re: WiFi Speeds

    WiFi is like being on an old party-line telephone system, all your devices have to wait and take their turn before talking back to the AP; and if your neighbour is on the same channel as you are, it...
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    Re: Thunderbird problem

    With seven email accounts on my PC alone plus a couple of extra on my wife's, I don't think I will be moving to EMclient.
    I have never had a problem with Thunderbird - what is it that some of you...
  5. Re: Sudden loss of get-up and go (not me but my PC)

    Thank you all - I did all that you suggested, plus rebooted the HONT, the ISP's router, and both switches.
    Made my usual mistake of doing it all at once rather than one at a time.
    Result - we are...
  6. Re: Sudden loss of get-up and go (not me but my PC)

    All ethernet - and I have tried an extra long cable direct to my server cabinet bypassing the switch and cabling in my mancave. Still the same.
  7. Re: Sudden loss of get-up and go (not me but my PC)

    Even uploading this post to PressF1 was an almighty struggle.
  8. Sudden loss of get-up and go (not me but my PC)

    I have a HP desktop i7-6700 with 16GB of RAM running Win10 version 20H2 and it has been going very nicely thank you until about a week ago.
    Now, anything network related is a DOG.
    Although the...
  9. Re: Need a Surveyor assistance, converting Lat & Long to NZTM Coordinate

    Have you tried looking at https://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators.html

    There is over 20 thousand types of calculator there on line or links to other sites.

    Very useful, not just to you...
  10. Thread: Software

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    Re: Software

    HomeAssistant - but I am just starting with it. Only controlling garden lights at the moment but endless possibilities can be seen.
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    Re: I'm looking at getting a NAS

    If you have spare hardware around, NAS4free is a good bet to get started. BUT - as others have said above, a NAS by itself is not going to give complete security, especially if it is in your house....
  12. Thread: Backup??

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    Re: Backup??

    Have a look at Syncback from https://www.2brightsparks.com/

    They have a free version which I used for many years.
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    Re: One For You Geriatrics

    From left to right -

    Alan Johnstone
    Bryan Calvert
    Graham Moore
    Kyle Balsom
    Barry Harper
    Ray McCaskill
    Derek Barnes
    Ross Hogg
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    Re: One For You Geriatrics

    No, his name is Colin Postlewaite.

    And I am also in that photo.
  15. Re: Happy Easter. Don't forget the reason for the season.

    The problem is that Easter is NOT a Christian festival - it originates from Oestre?; a pagan festival that Constantine forced on the Roman empire in an effort to combine the Christians and the...
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    Re: FTP access to non-static IPv6 address

    They were not running out of IPv6 addresses - in fact they will never run out of them.
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    FTP access to non-static IPv6 address

    I back up my data to a FTP server in my daughter's house and this has been running successfully for several years. I overcame any changes to the IPv4 address by using a dynamic DNS name from...
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    Re: Electric car gutted by fire

    Morris Oxford versus jug of piss? Some people would have said that that was a tough call.
  19. Re: We still call it "Morning Tea" even though we no longer drink tea

    When I worked for Telecom many years ago, there was a Canadian idiot who decided that the cafe and all tea breaks were to be done away with.
    With a coffee pot on every floor, you could drink when...
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    Re: Google Maps is fantastic

    Probably not as big as you think, mainly because you only have a small map on your phone and you need to have data turned on for when you move to a new area.
    And of course, Google knows where you...
  21. What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    Thankfully I chose KeePass over LastPass -
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Still unable to get updates, so I wondered whether the fact that I was behind a firewall (IPfire) had anything to do with it even though most outgoing requests should been passed through.
    Moved the...
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Yes, that is the driver I am using, downloads OK and when run, stops at the first step, the compatibility check with the error message as above.

    The Windows Pro version is - Version 1607 (OS...
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Thanks guys, decided to start from scratch like several of you said. Used my wife's Win10 USB and reinstalled, it took all the licensing? info off the recovery partition and I have now got my...
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Problem with this option is that there is no WIN10 licence sticker on the machine.
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