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1 hour ago, Pete Lewis said:

dont you just love these  updates that drop out the blue

Yes, switched my computer on this afternoon to find that nice Mr Micros**t decided I needed the told about the weather by having it on the tool bar at the base of the screen, plus they wanted me to use their browser instead of my usual one. now I'll probably spend hours trying to persuade them i want neither of them . . . Progress!

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I keep trying to stop them but have failed. My thoughts about M/S updates are well documented on various threads.

Message to M/S....LEAVE MY COMPUTERS ALONE. They are mine so stop interfering with them!!!

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1 minute ago, Badwolf said:

Message to M/S....LEAVE MY COMPUTERS ALONE. They are mine so stop interfering with them!!!

No they're not!! By agreeing to use his software you give him permission to mess them about as he likes.

I must admit to having a total dislike of cookies, and having to opt out of every website I go to to avoid 'targetted advertising' and 'statistics'. Rimmers and Bing give me the popup every single time I go near their services, they just won't take 'reject all' as an answer.

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I just accept the lot these days and delete them all at the end of the day. My browser (Opera) is set to reject tracking, popups, blocks ads and also has VPN facilities but this slows down some sites. It has many limitations but it works well for me. As for you agreeing to M/S messing about with their software that is one thing but messing with your settings is tantamount to unfair terms and conditions along with sabotage. About time someone with some clout and megabucks took them to task but they never will until a viable compatible alternative hits the market other than Linux.

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I'm still hopping over Microsoft ending support and registration for Office 2011; I have two copies boxed with licences but they can no longer be activated. Microsoft no longer supports them and has no interest in that version, but they won't allow already purchased copies to be activated if, for example, a software update loses the original activation. I queried it - a lot - that I have spent money on two boxed programmes that were at the time quite expensive, and they have arbitrarily refused me to activate them despite the fact that it would result in no loss of revenue to Microsoft as I'm not buying a later version. The reply was: "Sorry we can't help you, bye!"

I'm now using Libre Office instead, it's free and seems to work very well.

 

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i have to keep blocking MS Edge as a search engine  if i wanted the news for god know where and updates on stuff i have no interest its a a pain  i just like a plain google home page and search from there if its not on a favourites tab 

keep thing simple     suits whats left of my brain on this box of buttons 

Pete

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Ever wish our cars had more exotic names? If I search for Triumph Herald I get Triumph motorcycles, Triumph underwear, anything that ever occurred in history with the word 'Triumph' in it, plus Herald caravans and models and a copy of every world-wide newspaper calling itself 'The Herald'.

Spitfires are worse.

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1 hour ago, Pete Lewis said:

i have to keep blocking MS Edge as a search engine  if i wanted the news for god know where and updates on stuff i have no interest its a a pain  i just like a plain google home page and search from there if its not on a favourites tab 

keep thing simple     suits whats left of my brain on this box of buttons 

Pete

Exactly the same here.

How come Pete has his shooting star and we've all been relegated to blue rockets? Is he paying a bigger 'commission'? I've got it - the forum is going to mutate into a game site and we have to fly our rockets to intercept Pete's shooting star!

'Game on' 

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5 minutes ago, Badwolf said:

Chris - What on earth are you smoking out there??

I'm not and THAT is the problem. Not had a cigar for weeks . .

Mind you there is plenty of "herbe" and weeds in the field next to my garden.

 

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