• Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 8 days ago
    Windows 11 has just been panelled on my updates. It seems to imply that Windows 11 will simply be a normal Feature update.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 21 days ago
    When the monkey rotates the gear anti-clockwise, which mark will be hit 1 or 2 ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 21 days ago
    Sherlock was mere days away from cracking an international smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing. While inspecting his last-known location, there is a note giving a code : 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718 There are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd. Can you break the Sherlock's code and find the criminal's name? Please just give the criminals name.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 22 days ago
    All you genius's - see if you can solve this. Then you can discuss the answer I have. Two old friends, Jack and Bill, meet after a long time. Jack: Hey, how are you, man? Bill: Not bad, got married and I have three kids now. Jack: That's awesome. How old are they? Bill: The product of their ages is 72 and the sum of their ages is the same as your birth date. Jack: Cool..But I still don't know. Bill: My eldest kid just started taking piano lessons. Jack: Oh, now I get it. How old are Bill's kids?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 23 days ago
    More of a curiosity than a tip, but it is worth a mention in case members get mouse trouble. For no reason I could see, my computer suddenly developed cursor/mouse trouble. Typing text did not show up immediately, but suffered a delayed action before it showed. Highlighting by holding the mouse L/H key down did not work. Using the page slider was jumpy as was the mouse scroll - instead of scrolling it had delayed jumps. Even selecting items with the cursor did not work. This all happened on the Internet, whatever browser I used, but offline Skype worked perfectly, as normal. My PC was almost unusable. The web said if restarting and/or shutdown did not cure it, to try a different USB port with the mouse plug. I unplugged my keyboard and mouse from the PC USB sockets and swapped them round, then restarted. BINGO !!! It worked, my mouse is now doing everything perfect again and all is back to normal.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 23 days ago
    Create a number using only the digits 4,4,3,3,2,2,1,1. So it can only contain eight digits. You have to make sure the ones are separated by one digit, the twos are separated by two digits the threes are separated with three digits and the fours are separated by four digits.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 23 days ago
    What does this message say? G T Y O R J O T E O U I A B G T
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 24 days ago
    Can you solve this ? 2+3=8, 3+7=27, 4+5=32, 5+8=60, 6+7=72, 7+8=?? It may go down like a lead balloon since it is rather mathematical, but I'll give it a go.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 23 days ago
    How do you feel that the COVID situation is progressing in the UK ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 29 days ago
    My policy on bumping and in reply to Locigo's thread is this - Deliberate Bumping is bad Forum practice and is not acceptable on normal threads. I will never bump a thread. Having said that it is easy to bump a thread by making an innocent comment, so any objection to bumping is simply peeing into the wind. The exception are Polls, which must remain near the top of a Loop post list whilst active. So for all Polls I create, if progressive posts place the Poll too far down the list, I WILL bump them.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 29 days ago
    Should UK Police be Armed like the Rest of the World ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    In today's world of unrestricted violence and where ALL the significant and sensible countries in the world are armed, our supposedly highly civilised, wealthy and leading nation chooses to have unarmed police !! So we know best when the rest of the world does not ? All the other countries are out-of-step. 🤣 If our police had been armed over 50 years ago, many policemen/policewomen and civilians would be enjoying life today with their families. It is absolutely pathetic that the mighty but small UK is included in the piffling list of odds and sods of countries who do not have armed police in this time of widespread total disregard for law and order and sometimes horrific violence, that we have to continually risk in our daily lives. On this issue, we MUST be wrong, by an overwhelming majority decision. I have often seen statements saying that the police themselves do not wish to be armed - my answer to that is if the Government sensibly got into step with the rest of the world and armed our police, then individuals who did not like it could find another job. Just like soldiers, who are also volunteers. All I can say is - get on with it Britannia and good luck to all our police and fellow citizens. The only way I have ever known on how to win is to have a bigger club than the other guy and to strike first.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    When images are entered, they come up within a limited sized box but very partially enlarged. See - https://www.scooploop.com/loops/fun-for-all-happy-fun-posts Can you ensure that the image is partial but normal size or is shown as a thumbnail.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 21 days ago
    https://tinyurl.com/9jefhwr2 This is a brilliant extension which I have used for many years. Unlike most notepads, this one does NOT delete the notes no matter how large the content or time, including shutdowns etc. The notes remain there indefinitely until you manually delete them. I have it on Chrome, Edge and Opera. Extremely useful as a quick notepad for pasting oddments on for later use while working on something else. All the other notepads I have had delete the contents - this one does not.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    This search engine is widely acknowledged the world over by experts and users alike. No more snooping and personal data stealing, it is an extremely efficient search engine second to none. I have used it for many years. It is my default search engine. DuckDuckGo - https://duckduckgo.com/ : make it your browser default. and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials - https://tinyurl.com/3mfhryhu Chrome web store - can click install for Chrome, Edge and Opera.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    It amazes me the lengths we go to in imposing PC onto our society. Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar led No. 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) on a daring and legendary raid on the German dams in the Ruhr on the night of 16/17 May 1943. 19 Lancaster bombers and 133 crew took part in the raid, resulting in eight aircraft and 56 crew being lost. Gibson had a pet black Labrador dog which he adored, they were constantly together. He even took his dog flying at times. Whist Gibson was taking part in the raid, his dog was killed by a car - a lovely homecoming for Gibson after completing one of the most daring raids of WW2. The dog was buried on his return to RAF Scampton in a special grave that is lovingly cared for and maintained to this very day. Enter PC and the Government with its complete saturation of society at all levels - the dog's original headstone shown on the left hand side of the image was later considered so obnoxious a name that the headstone was replaced minus name by the one one the right hand side. My feelings ? Unprintable !!
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    Bananas are among the world's most popular fruit. Bananas are also fairly nutritious, and contain high amounts of fibre and antioxidants. Over 90% of the calories in bananas come from carbs. As the banana ripens, the starch in it turns into sugar. For this reason, unripe (green) bananas are high in starch and resistant starch, while ripe (yellow) bananas contain mostly sugar. A medium-sized (118 grams) banana contains about 105 calories. The greener the banana is, the greater the content of resistant starch. Resistant starch has been linked to several health benefits : Bananas are a good source of several nutrients, including potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and fibre. They also contain various antioxidants and plant compounds. Bananas are high in fibre. Unripe bananas are also rich in resistant starch and pectin, which can provide numerous health benefits. Taking 24 grams of banana starch each day for 4 weeks caused weight loss of 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg), while also improving insulin sensitivity in patients studied. Bananas are high in potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Bananas are a good source of magnesium, a mineral that plays hundreds of roles in the body. Magnesium may protect against heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Unripe, green bananas are rich in resistant starch and pectin, which may promote digestive health and reduce the risk of colon cancer. Eating a moderate amount of bananas should not raise blood sugar levels significantly. However, diabetics should be careful with fully ripe bananas. Bananas don't seem to have any known negative health effects, but they may cause allergic reactions in some individuals with latex allergy. Although bananas are unsuitable on a low-carb diet and may cause problems for some diabetics, overall they are an incredibly healthy food.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/poper%20blocker I have had this extension on my three bowsers for many years. It is superb in blocking pop-ups and invaluable in removing those wretched overlays which shade the screen on many sites so you cannot read them, or removing those "we have detected you are using an ad blocker" panels. Just right click the item and select "Remove overlay" shown on the dropdown panel against the Poper Blocker icon. You get an occasional failure, but not many. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera can install this extension from the Google web store. Would not be without it.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    I have just been advised by SL that if a member is evicted from a Loop by the moderator, the system automatically blocks the member from re-entry. The Loop moderator cannot undo an eviction.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    Occasions arise when all the desktop icons are suddenly reshuffled and when this happens it is very difficult remembering the original icon layout if you have many icons. I have had this happen several times over the years due to some glitch and DeskSave has restored my icons at a mouse click. To recover the original icon layout simply install a tiny desktop program called DeskSave - https://desksave.en.uptodown.com/windows with the shortcut on your desktop. I use it on my Windows 10, it works to perfection in saving and restoring the primary icon layout.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    To adjust the text size, make everything bigger, increase brightness etc. just bring up the display settings - Start>Settings(gear icon)>Ease of access and the display settings appear. You can now personalise whatever you wish to make viewing and reading easier.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    To enlarge the page slightly for easier reading - Press CTRL + SHIFT and + key Page goes to 120% To return to original size - Press CTRL and - key Press WINKEY + CTRL + M to bring up Windows magnifier settings. I would add that once the page is enlarged, it remains like that until CTRL and - key is pressed.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    Opera is a superb browser, almost a spit image of Chrome in style and layout, settings and operation. You can even install extensions from the Chrome web store. The free VPN is already installed and can be activated by a mouse click. It has a selection of locations. Verdict - excellent and secure browser, easy to use and almost identical to Chrome. The VPN works fine in hiding your identity and location from the web. Some would argue that the VPN is no more than a secure proxy - well bully for their technical nit-picking. I have used it for many years with an excellent record. Using the VPN has eliminated the barrage of spam emails I used to get. The few I still get are due to my non-VPN activity. Note - I use the superb DuckDuckGo as my search engine, Google hate VPN's, they stop their intrusive snooping dead. Note - Opera has VPN disabled by default - you have to enable it, here's how - Click the Opera logo - top left on screen - a red "O" Then Settings>"Advanced" at bottom of page >VPN>Enable "Browse with VPN to prevent third parties from tracking you">Enable "Connect to VPN when starting browser" All done. Highly recommended.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    My three dot menu - top right of a post is not working for my own or any other post.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    The SL site has two tracking cookies - 1 - Google and 1 - Facebook analytics. Both of which my Avast Online Security and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extensions block.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    This loop will not load - see image. Loading notifications works OK Please fix.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    Polls should be given a completely separate loop under SL moderation. No use posting a poll in a normal group with a 7 day period and let it get buried by general posts until it is out of sight.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    My first attempt went wrong so I closed it - could not delete it.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    Do you feel the NATO coalition forces should again get involved in Afghanistan
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 1 month ago
    Start>scroll down to Mail>Right click>More>Pin to taskbar The Mail icon is now on your taskbar. Click>Settings>Manage Accounts>Add Account. Go through the process of entering your email and password. If your email is not on the dropdown list, choose "Other account". All your email accounts are now on the Mail app. You can check all your email accounts in one viewing. By clicking the taskbar icon you can see all your emails listed with Inbox, Sent, Drafts, Deleted, Junk etc. If a mail has arrived, it is indicated against the Inbox for each email account. You can also Send replies. Whatever you do on the Mail app. is reflected on the actual email online account. I have three email accounts listed - Outlook.com, Gmail and thunderbird.
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  • Settings>Update & Security>Change active hours>Change. Windows will update outside of your specified active hours, so you are not interrupted by a Windows update. I set mine at 10.00 - 19.00. I always update at my convenience manually in any case.
  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    According to the link below, Angela Merkel the current Chancellor of Germany is the daughter of Adolf Hitler, who was nominated the Chancellor of Germany in 1933. https://blogfactory.co.uk/2017/11/26/angela-merkel-is-the-daughter-of-hitler-and-hitler-was-a-rothschild/
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    Let’s be clear: lots of icons on the desktop have no impact on your system speed. It has a tiny impact on how long it takes to start up the desktop, but that’s in terms of 2-3 seconds. Desktop icons are almost all shortcuts and take no power whatsoever. You can have as many shortcut icons as you wish on your desktop. A desktop icon provides an immediate means of opening a program and is extremely convenient. Clutter ? Its not clutter, its efficiency and convenience.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    ATF is a freeware, temporary file cleaner for all Windows versions, Firefox and Opera with a simple, easy-to-use interface. The main screen allows the user to either clean all temporary files, or selected files for cleaning. I have used it for over 15 years as a desktop manual cleaner, use it every night before shutdown. It only takes seconds to run. I have it auxiliary to CCleaner and Bleachbit as a quick clean as required. It is well worth having. https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/atf_cleaner.html
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    This was the name given to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. It was originally intended for Berlin, but the European war ended in May 1945 and the bomb was not ready at that time. The Germans should be thankful the Russians got there first.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    What’s the Windows 11 release date? Microsoft announced Windows 11 on June 24, 2021, and says the official public release will be later this year. We may expect it in October 2021 No need panic about Windows 11 - Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025. It will mark just over 10 years since the operating system was first introduced. So we have 4 years left of Windows 10.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    In all the masses of information I have seen since WW2, I have never heard or seen this fact in my entire life and only discovered it on the web today. Hitler was a very accomplished painter and the proof that this story is factual to me, is that two of Hitler's signed paintings were found in the Mother's attic after her death. You can Google for Hitler's son on the web and you will find many amazing links. I give these two just as an example - https://tinyurl.com/422pksp5 https://tinyurl.com/ysjxuvhf
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  • I have had two Windows crashes where Windows 10 had to be totally reloaded. Providing all browsers and emails are kept in sync during operation, the browsers will return completely unchanged with all passwords and the emails will be complete and unchanged. All as previous. Photos and personal files. I used Onedrive to sync all my photos and personal files - the free 5 GB version. In each case all the photos and files synced to Onedrive were recovered without any loss. These were mainly covered by syncing my Desktop to Onedrive which covered these files in my case : Documents and Pictures can also be synced. Onedrive syncs the files to the Microsoft cloud storage. All photos and screenshots can be instantly saved to Onedrive at the press of a mouse if you wish, otherwise Onedrive will sync these from any selected folder listed on Ondrive. Onedrive comes in-built with Windows 10 and is not enabled by default, follow this - https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/11/how-to-use-onedrives-files-on-demand-feature/
  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 3 months ago
    A welcome to all diners who wish to have a meal at the Great British restaurant, here is the menu :- Starter :- Unbelievable incompetent Management to the detriment of the nation and population. A national debt that is second only to the USA in the entire World, of £2.08 Trillion. Main course :- Uncontrolled benefits generosity in excess of £200 Billion per year. An obsession legacy of Empire and power, that has long gone. An attitude to look after everybody else in the World before UK citizens. An annual Foreign Aid budget of £12-14 Billion, second only to the USA, to the detriment of UK domestic services and welfare. A complete disregard for UK people, their prosperity, welfare and social services. The deployment of UK military personnel at monumental cost to the taxpayer, to be killed and maimed in conflicts that are none of our business. The astronomic expense of keeping the Royal family in excruciating luxury, only surpassed by the last Tzar of Russia. The total inclusive cost to the UK taxpayer of keeping these Royal fossils is around £300 Million per year. The Queen is given an annual sum of £40 Million per year. Dessert :- Uncontrolled Immigration letting anybody into our country regardless of medical checks and legality, resulting in 15%+ of our population being of foreign origin, mostly Asian or African. Cultures alien to Britain. Uncontrolled entrance to Asylum Seekers, European migrant workers and any flotsam that happens to arrive on our shores. Turning a blind eye to illegal immigrants due to the problem having got out of hand. The complete destruction of our national traditions and heritage. Coffee :- Just about anything else that gives our money away to those who do not deserve it, over-crowds our small country and completes the destruction of a previously proud and powerful nation. After-meal summary :- If anybody wishes to complete their days in British comfort, they must live in a remote area, free from desecration, in the remaining remnants of our ravaged land, have no TV and be devoid of newspapers. Only then perhaps can one achieve a virtual sniff of traditional British life as it was and still should be, by behaving like an Ostrich. Enjoy your meal. July 2021 : $1.38 = £1 ______________
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  • Right click any free space on desktop>new>shortcut. Enter " ms-settings:windowsupdate" for location>next>enter name e.g WINDOWS UPDATE>finish. You now have a shortcut to Windows update on your desktop, which you can click any time to see Windows updates. Change icon - Right click the shortcut>properties>change icon. Select which icon you like, then OK>apply>OK.
  • Click Start - extreme left on taskbar, the entire Windows menu is listed. For any program listed that you wish to have a shortcut on your desktop, place cursor over it and hold down the cursor left key. Drag the program to the desktop and release You now have the program shortcut on your desktop. This does not move the menu program, just creates a shortcut.
  • Right click any free space on desktop>new>shortcut. Enter "C:\Windows\System32\timedate.cpl" for location>next>enter name e.g CLOCK>finish. You now have a shortcut to Windows clock. Left click it and the analogue clock panel will show. This can be left on the desktop as long as you wish - just click cancel or X to dismiss it. Change icon - Right click the shortcut>properties>change icon. There is a clock icon amongst the many shown - click it>OK>apply>OK and the new icon now shows.
  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 3 months ago
    When there are a number of notifications on the dropdown panel, they are all shown shaded. .When one is clicked the shading to all the others in the same thread disappears and reference to any others in the same thread is completely lost from viewing due to looping. The shading should remain until all the notifications have been individually viewed. With the old sequencing of series comments, it would not matter, but with looping comments other than the one selected are lost to view.
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 3 months ago
    Many people think that our Seasons are due to the Earth`s distance from the Sun during the elliptical orbit e.g The Earth is closer to the Sun in Summer and further away from the Sun in Winter. Well, they are wrong, back to the drawing board. Since it is Summer in Australia when it is Winter in Europe and vice versa, the Earth`s distance from the Sun is not the cause of our Seasons. Seasons are caused entirely by the TILT or axial shift of the Earth during its own normal axial rotational orbit around the Sun. The axial shift is mathematically precisional and is constant for every year and every orbit. The Earth tilts 23.44 degrees on its rotational axis around the Sun perpendicular to Polaris (the North Star). I think I`ll have a beer.
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  • First create a desktop folder - right click any free space on your desktop>new>folder> give it a name e.g PHOTOS 1. Click Onedrive icon on taskbar or click Start>scroll to Onedrive - click - Onedrive panel comes up with listed folders. 2. Click the folder you want - list of files comes up - put cursor over the file you want to copy and it highlights in blue. 3. Go to "Home" in menu then "Copy to" - popup panel shows - scroll down list to the new folder you created and click, then OK/Apply. A panel comes up copying the selected item to the new desktop folder. All done, the Onedrive folder/file is now in your new desktop folder. Note - 2. A folder can be copied or a file inside that folder, using the same procedure. Note - 3. If the new folder is not on the dropdown list shown, go to bottom of the list and click "choose location", another panel shows, go to bottom of the list and your new desktop folder should be shown - click it then "copy" and copying will start. The whole thing from creating a desktop folder to copying the selected file only takes a couple of minutes.
  • My computer shows the American date e.g 07/05/21 when the UK date is expressed as 05/07/21. I find this very misleading. To correct to UK format do this - Right click time and click "Adjust date/time". Click "Date, time and regional formatting", top right. Click "Change data formats" at bottom. Short date - select format 05/04/2017 Long date - select Wednesday, 05 April 2017 All done - date now shows Monday, 05 July 2021 (today's date).
  • This is really for the techie. 1. To see Windows system information, simply type "system information" into the search box, taskbar bottom left and open the file. 2. To place a shortcut on your desktop, right click any space on the desktop, then on the popup panel - New>Shortcut. Enter "msinfo32" into the location box, click Next, type a name in the name box - e.g System Information and then Finish - you now have a desktop shortcut.
  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 2 months ago
    I have an extension which blocks all tracking cookies - DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials. Normally sites just have 1-5 tracking cookies, but I have just noticed that Amazon have a world beating total of 21 tracking cookies !!! I have never seen that number of site tracking cookies in my life. SL have 2 tracking cookies - Google and Facebook. Setting your browser to "Do not track" is simply a request, sites often ignore it. The only way to stop trackers is by installing an anti-track extension. https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-privacy-what-are-tracking-cookies.html
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 3 months ago
    How do I stop SL sending me emails ?
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  • Ryan T @RyanT St Albans updated 3 months ago
    Why do some groups have a VIEW button and not a JOIN button ?
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