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  1. Thread: Edge Browser Amost Unuseable by Mr Ed
    Forum: Browsers and Email
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    Edge is working OK now. Must have been a...

    Edge is working OK now. Must have been a temporary glitch, but I still have Firefox as a backup. FF has been pretty reliable, but I like Edge as my default. Thanks anyway Jmatt, for your assistance....
  2. Thread: Edge Browser Amost Unuseable by Mr Ed
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2 Views 747

    Edge Browser Amost Unuseable

    My equipment: Toshiba laptop, W10 Pro


    The new Edge browser used to work very well, but for a while now I've been getting "Error 502, bad Gateway" every time I try a search. My Firefox browser...
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    Sorry. GuessI should have read the post more...

    Sorry. GuessI should have read the post more carefully. ;)
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    Couldn't you also opt to hide the task bar when...

    Couldn't you also opt to hide the task bar when in full screen by right clicking the task bar and selecting that option?
  5. Thread: Microsoft Defender and keyloggers, is it effective? by Mr Ed
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 995

    Thanks for the help, friends. :p BTW. I ran...

    Thanks for the help, friends. :p

    BTW. I ran Norton Power Eraser, and it found nothing.
  6. Thread: Microsoft Defender and keyloggers, is it effective? by Mr Ed
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 995

    Microsoft Defender and keyloggers, is it effective?

    I tried searching online and get various opinions, but would like to get new answers as of 2021. My laptop runs W10 pro.
    So, can I trust Defender to protect me from keyloggers? I also use the on...
  7. Thread: Bitdefender vs Norton - distinction without a difference? by Mr Ed
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 57 Views 27,861

    I've been relying on Microsoft Security (Windows...

    I've been relying on Microsoft Security (Windows Defender) for years on my Toshiba laptop, Windows 10 Pro, and have never gotten an infection. Every so often, I also scan my computer with...
  8. Thread: Computer Reset Question by Mr Ed
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 678

    Thanks to all who replied! BTW, I should have...

    Thanks to all who replied! BTW, I should have used the term "refresh" instead of "reset". My system appears to be working OK now. I now have a better understanding, thanks to you folks.

    Geek in...
  9. Thread: Computer Reset Question by Mr Ed
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 678

    Computer Reset Question

    My computer: Toshiba laptop, Windows 10 pro

    I've reset my device several times to factory settings in the recent past. My question is: Is it possible to reset a computer too many times and cause...
  10. Thread: Disappearance of desktop icons by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 1,237

    Yes, it took a while, but I have plenty of time...

    Yes, it took a while, but I have plenty of time on my hands. :redcarded:
  11. Thread: Disappearance of desktop icons by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 1,237

    I had already tried that, Pepanee. I also tried...

    I had already tried that, Pepanee. I also tried system restore. Nothing worked, although I did manage to fix the search box. I finally went ahead and reset the computer, so now I'm starting over....
  12. Thread: Disappearance of desktop icons by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 1,237

    Disappearance of desktop icons

    I turned on my Windows 10 PC and noticed all my desktop icons were gone, with the exception of Recycle Bin. The Search box is also gone. The taskbar icons appear intact. Never seen that happen...
  13. Thread: Screen Focus Problem on Toshiba Laptop by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 455

    Interestingly, I updated my conputer yesterday to...

    Interestingly, I updated my conputer yesterday to the latest version (W10 pro ver 1903) and the graphics now appear so much better, as if my device was new. Maybe an updated driver was included in...
  14. Thread: Screen Focus Problem on Toshiba Laptop by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 455

    Thanks. I'll check into that. In the meantime, I...

    Thanks. I'll check into that. In the meantime, I adjusted YouTube video quality to a higher number, and that has helped.
  15. Thread: Screen Focus Problem on Toshiba Laptop by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 455

    Screen Focus Problem on Toshiba Laptop

    Tishiba laptop, W10Pro
    The screen on my laptop is very hard to see as focusing seems to be the problem. When watching a YouTube video, for instance, the colors don't appear as sharp as they used to...
  16. Thread: Words on screen too difficult to read by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 6,470

    Thanks for the suggestions. Following a reply on...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Following a reply on another forum, I enabled high contrast and that really helped. I will keep your suggestions in mind for possible implementation in the future.
  17. Thread: Words on screen too difficult to read by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 6,470

    Words on screen too difficult to read

    Often, I have great difficulty reading words and sentences on my PC. The letters are too light and often difficult or impossible to see. I've tried both light and dark modes, but neither makes much...
  18. Thread: Portions of Taskbar dead by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 22 Views 3,944

    Thanks, Bree.

    Thanks, Bree.
  19. Thread: Interpreting sfc /scannow results by Mr Ed
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 3,136

    Interpreting sfc /scannow results

    My W10 Pro PC is running quite well. I decided to run sfc /scannow and came up with the following results:


    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to
    fix some of them....
  20. Thread: Portions of Taskbar dead by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 22 Views 3,944

    GOT IT FIXED! Finally, after much messing around,...

    GOT IT FIXED! Finally, after much messing around, I was able to open"file explorer" I went to my C drive and scanned for errors. Was informed errors were found. I then elected to have the errors...
  21. Thread: Portions of Taskbar dead by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 22 Views 3,944

    One more update: following a suggestion from...

    One more update: following a suggestion from another forum, I performed a hard shutdown/restart and now have the icons back on the task bar. However, I still can't launch anything from there. I can't...
  22. Thread: Portions of Taskbar dead by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 22 Views 3,944

    I really appreciate all the help, guys, but I'm...

    I really appreciate all the help, guys, but I'm almost ready to buy a new computer since having one in good operation is vital for me.
    Latest developments: I can't open the run box any more by...
  23. Thread: Portions of Taskbar dead by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 22 Views 3,944

    If I wanted to reset my computer, with the task...

    If I wanted to reset my computer, with the task bar completely dead and unable to use a run command, how would I do that?
  24. Thread: Portions of Taskbar dead by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 22 Views 3,944

    I appreciate your help, Bree (and others), but I...

    I appreciate your help, Bree (and others), but I can't get into "settings" because of this problem, so I can't use option 2 that Bree mentioned. If I'm able to reset my machine, I may be willing to...
  25. Thread: Portions of Taskbar dead by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 22 Views 3,944

    All icons on the task bar have now disappeared. I...

    All icons on the task bar have now disappeared. I can't even access task mgr from the task bar, either. Since my left hand doesn't work, I can't use "ctrl-alt-delete" . A little while ago, I couldn't...
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