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Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

enes sarıbaş
 

Its your own bias lol. AMD machines currently easily surpass intel in most metrics except single threaded performance, and moreover AMD use a much smaller 7 nanometer manufacturing process which makes them run colder too.  Also, they are coming out with new processors that dramatically improve performance as well, and likely surpass intel in single threaded workloads too.

On 10/31/2020 10:47 PM, Joe Orozco wrote:
Can anyone speak to the differences between AMD and Intel? Is Intel
still better, or is that just my own bias?--Joe

On 10/31/20, Lenron <lenron93@gmail.com> wrote:
This is the reason why I don't like laptops smaller than 15.6 most of the
time.

On 10/31/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 02:58 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:

The majority of laptops 15 inch now have done away with number pads
-
Enes, I'm sorry, but this is very simply wrong.  I was literally walking
through a WalMart computer section at the time you must have sent this as
I
was doing other shopping and I occasionally check what's on the shelf.
Every single 15.6-inch laptop there had a full keyboard.

If you search Amazon for a 15.6 laptop, almost all have full keyboards.
There are a smattering that don't, but they're a small minority.

It's been that way for a very long time now.  As soon as you get smaller
than a 15.6, you can count on not having a full-sized built-in keyboard,
and
if you go with 15.6 or larger you can almost certainly count on having a
full-sized built-in keyboard.  And I doubt that this will change much, at
all, going forward.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

*Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they
rarely
fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.*

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com





--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762







Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

enes sarıbaş
 

Brian,

this may be true,  but these machines usually have paculiar layouts, or missing keys. For example, the rp15, the smaller sibling of this machine, missed an enter key, and plus key on the numb pad.  I still think buying a keyboard is the best choice for most people. The typing experience on a mechanical keyboard is far superior to the layouts on most laptops.

On 10/31/2020 4:46 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 02:58 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
The majority of laptops 15 inch now have done away with number pads

Enes, I'm sorry, but this is very simply wrong.  I was literally walking through a WalMart computer section at the time you must have sent this as I was doing other shopping and I occasionally check what's on the shelf.  Every single 15.6-inch laptop there had a full keyboard.

If you search Amazon for a 15.6 laptop, almost all have full keyboards.  There are a smattering that don't, but they're a small minority.

It's been that way for a very long time now.  As soon as you get smaller than a 15.6, you can count on not having a full-sized built-in keyboard, and if you go with 15.6 or larger you can almost certainly count on having a full-sized built-in keyboard.  And I doubt that this will change much, at all, going forward.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Issue With Thunderbird latest upgrade and Quick Folder Key Navigation Add On

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I had this issue before with earlier versions of Thunderbird and I can't remember how to or if there is a solution.  I have the latest Thunderbird 78.3x or something (just upgraded today.)  The quick key folder navigation works but when you close and then reopen the program it doesn't work again.  You have to go back into the add on manager and enable it again.  I uninstalled and reinstalled the add on, but still no solution.

What is the solution if any?  Thanks for any help.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Monte Single
 

I have had computers at home for about 25 years.
The majority of them have had amdprocessors.l
I have used screen magnification and screen readers withthese computers.
I cannot recall one time where a particular processor caused a problem with my assistive software, operating system or applications.
Other persons' experience may be different.
I think it is very much a question of personal preference.
Do you prefer coke or pepsi?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: October 31, 2020 9:48 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

Can anyone speak to the differences between AMD and Intel? Is Intel still better, or is that just my own bias?--Joe

On 10/31/20, Lenron <lenron93@gmail.com> wrote:
This is the reason why I don't like laptops smaller than 15.6 most of
the time.

On 10/31/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 02:58 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:


The majority of laptops 15 inch now have done away with number pads
-
Enes, I'm sorry, but this is very simply wrong. I was literally
walking through a WalMart computer section at the time you must have
sent this as I was doing other shopping and I occasionally check
what's on the shelf.
Every single 15.6-inch laptop there had a full keyboard.

If you search Amazon for a 15.6 laptop, almost all have full keyboards.
There are a smattering that don't, but they're a small minority.

It's been that way for a very long time now. As soon as you get
smaller than a 15.6, you can count on not having a full-sized
built-in keyboard, and if you go with 15.6 or larger you can almost
certainly count on having a full-sized built-in keyboard. And I
doubt that this will change much, at all, going forward.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

*Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they
rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and
on.*

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com






--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762






Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Joe Orozco
 

Can anyone speak to the differences between AMD and Intel? Is Intel
still better, or is that just my own bias?--Joe

On 10/31/20, Lenron <lenron93@gmail.com> wrote:
This is the reason why I don't like laptops smaller than 15.6 most of the
time.

On 10/31/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 02:58 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:


The majority of laptops 15 inch now have done away with number pads
-
Enes, I'm sorry, but this is very simply wrong.  I was literally walking
through a WalMart computer section at the time you must have sent this as
I
was doing other shopping and I occasionally check what's on the shelf.
Every single 15.6-inch laptop there had a full keyboard.

If you search Amazon for a 15.6 laptop, almost all have full keyboards.
There are a smattering that don't, but they're a small minority.

It's been that way for a very long time now.  As soon as you get smaller
than a 15.6, you can count on not having a full-sized built-in keyboard,
and
if you go with 15.6 or larger you can almost certainly count on having a
full-sized built-in keyboard.  And I doubt that this will change much, at
all, going forward.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

*Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they
rarely
fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.*

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com






--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762






Re: I can't get windows media player to rip CDs.

Gene
 

Without knowing what happens when you try, we would be guessing with no information. Is there any error message? Have you tried another program? At this point, we don't know if the problem is that you need to do something different with the program, the CDROM not working properly or perhaps other things I haven't thought of.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:52 PM
To: jim rawls
Subject: [TechTalk] I can't get windows media player to rip CDs.



I am using windows ten and jaws 2021 beta. Any ideas on how gto fix? Jim


Re: I can't get windows media player to rip CDs.

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Jim,

            Not knowing where something may be going wrong, I ask that you read through the following instructions, and follow them to the letter.  You will probably figure out, while doing so, what bit was missed.
-------

Ripping a CD Using Windows Media Player

What follows presumes that you will be ripping to MP3 format.  Please read all the way through the instructions first, as the information about the MP3Gain Utility and setting up a staging folder for it are every bit as important as the basics of setting up CD ripping.  There is a separate set of instructions focusing on using MP3Gain itself.

1. Open Windows Media Player (WMP) and insert a CD.  You can stop it as soon as it starts playing.  You cannot do the steps that follow unless an audio CD is in the tray and its tracks have been recognized by WMP.

2. Once the CD has been stopped, hit ALT+E to open the Rip Settings dropdown menu.  Make sure you select the file format and audio quality level you wish to have used on future automatic rips.

3. If you happen to have closed the Rip Settings menu ALT+E will open it again.  There are two entries in this menu that immediately follow the Audio Quality entry:

                 a.  Rip CD Automatically

                 b.  Eject CD after ripping

both are check toggles and can be used in whatever combination you'd like.  If your goal is to always just rip a CD immediately without playing it (unless you press the Play button) then both of these should be checked.

That's it.  From the point you've got both of those boxes checked if you insert a CD that has not already been ripped it will immediately be ripped to the location you've set up for your music library (for most of us that's the Music library that Windows has set up out of the box, but it can be changed) and ejected when the rip is complete (or has failed at some point - which is rare).

If you are ripping to MP3 format, and intend to use your resulting files on various players, I strongly suggest you take a look at the free MP3Gain utility.  It saves both your sanity and your ears since the differences in the volume levels used for different albums is substantial.  The program does a statistical analysis of how loud a given track "sounds to the human ear" and adds a tag at the start of the file to adjust it to a target volume (and 89.0 db is their default, and works well).  It does not reencode the file so it has no impact on the sound quality.  I also strongly suggest that you do the following in Windows Media Player so that freshly ripped files go to their own staging folder to be processed with MP3Gain rather than directly into your Music Library, which is where ripped content would go by default:

1.       Open the Tools Menu (ALT+T) then choose Options (O).

2.       Navigate to the Rip Music tab.

3.      In the Rip music to this location section, there will be a folder listed, which defaults to your Music library.  Activate the Change button and then, if you’ve created the folder you want to use ahead of time, navigate to it and activate the OK button.  If you didn’t create it ahead of time, navigate to the folder where you want it to be created, then hit the Create New Folder button, give the new folder a name, then hit OK.  I suggest using your Documents folder and to have a specific folder under there named something like For MP3Gain Processing, so it’s obvious what’s in there needs to be processed.

4.      You can also take this opportunity to recheck your settings under the Rip settings section to ensure that you have the checkboxes for Rip CD automatically and Eject CD after ripping are both checked and your MP3 bit rate (Audio Quality) is set where you want it.  I always use the maximum of 320 Kbps, but many don’t go beyond 192 Kbps.  That choice is entirely yours.

5.      Activate the OK button to close the Options dialog.  If you checked both checkboxes, going forward any time you insert a CD when Windows Media Player is running it will automatically rip the contents to your staging folder and then eject the CD once the rip process is complete.  A rip for most CDs takes several minutes, at most, but the longer the CD the longer the rip time.

You will move the music files from your staging folder to your actual Music library after you have processed them with MP3Gain.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


I can't get windows media player to rip CDs.

Jim Rawls
 

I am using windows ten and jaws 2021 beta. Any ideas on how gto fix? Jim


Re: iPhone: IOS 14 and Phone Issue

Abbie Taylor
 

I usually ask Sirie to make calls for me. Then, the phone keypad automatically opens, and I can immediately interact with it if necessary. 
 
In case you're not aware, Sirie can call anyone in your contacts or a specific number. She can even call a local business, but you need to specify the name of the business and the city and state where you live, or she'll think it's in your contacts when it isn't and tell you it's not in your contacts. I hope this helps.
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Lenron
 

This is the reason why I don't like laptops smaller than 15.6 most of the time.

On 10/31/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 02:58 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:


The majority of laptops 15 inch now have done away with number pads
-
Enes, I'm sorry, but this is very simply wrong.  I was literally walking
through a WalMart computer section at the time you must have sent this as I
was doing other shopping and I occasionally check what's on the shelf.
Every single 15.6-inch laptop there had a full keyboard.

If you search Amazon for a 15.6 laptop, almost all have full keyboards.
There are a smattering that don't, but they're a small minority.

It's been that way for a very long time now.  As soon as you get smaller
than a 15.6, you can count on not having a full-sized built-in keyboard, and
if you go with 15.6 or larger you can almost certainly count on having a
full-sized built-in keyboard.  And I doubt that this will change much, at
all, going forward.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

*Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely
fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.*

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com





--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 02:58 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
The majority of laptops 15 inch now have done away with number pads

Enes, I'm sorry, but this is very simply wrong.  I was literally walking through a WalMart computer section at the time you must have sent this as I was doing other shopping and I occasionally check what's on the shelf.  Every single 15.6-inch laptop there had a full keyboard.

If you search Amazon for a 15.6 laptop, almost all have full keyboards.  There are a smattering that don't, but they're a small minority.

It's been that way for a very long time now.  As soon as you get smaller than a 15.6, you can count on not having a full-sized built-in keyboard, and if you go with 15.6 or larger you can almost certainly count on having a full-sized built-in keyboard.  And I doubt that this will change much, at all, going forward.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Twitter

Fawaz Abdul rahman
 

I believe most people use twitter clients such as tw Blue, that is on windows, on iOS the official app or twitterrific quite good option.

I think only tw blue is being developed now a days although it needs to be updated as well but still it is functioning fine.

Good luck.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Madison Martin
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:38 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Twitter

 

Hi all,

I'm thinking about getting Twitter, is there anyone on hear who uses it with

Jaws? If so, how easy and accessible is it to use? How well does it work with

Edge? Any shortcuts or tips/tricks that any of you have? And finally, is there a

basic site similar to the ones Facebook has? I know it's not like Facebook, but

still. Look forward to any help/suggestions that anyone can provide, as I don't

really know anything about Twitter!!! Thanks Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Thunderbird help needed

Gene
 

Your message shows why it is so much more advantageous to use Thunderbird portable. Simply make a copy of the program every time it works correctly after an update. If the next update causes problems, you don't have to trouble shoot. All you have to do is delete the copy you use, then copy the backup copy to the location where you keep the copy of the program you run.

Also, the program will download your mail if you use an IMAP account.. It won't if you use a POP3 account.

When using Thunderbird portable with a POP3 account, making a backup copy before you upgrade will ensure that you lose no mail. Set the program not to update automatically but to tell you when an update is available. You can make a backup copy before you update and not worry about losing any mail with a POP3 account in that way.

I see no advantage in using the installed version. I am not aware of anything the installed version does that the portable version doesn't do.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunderbird help needed



Hi. Sometimes Thunderbird misbehaves after an update due to your Mail database being corrupted through some process or other. There are two Profile folders in your your Thunderbird installation, one in your User\[Name]\AppData\Local, and the other in your User\[Name]\AppData\Roaming. Short of a repair or a reinstallation, Delete these folders, then restart your pc. Start your Thunderbird and reset your accounts. Thunderbird will redownload all your emails on whatever email server you are subscribed to, plus it will recreate your profile, reset all your mail settings to the default. Then just tweak thunderbird the way you like it to work, and if your installation is not too damaged, Thunderbird will work as it should. Cheers!


On 1/11/2020 1:07 am, Brian Vogel wrote:


By the way, this same issue has been raised on the NVDA group, and there are now a number of replies saying, "I'm not having that issue." So, I'll say here what I said there . . .

As a general approach, when I hear people saying, "I'm not having a problem," while I am:

1. I do a repair install, if such is available, or download the latest installer and do an install-over install. This will often correct a problem induced by a "burp" during a software update.

2. If Step 1 does not work, then an uninstall of the offending software, a system restart, then a reinstall using the latest installer, which I download before starting the process. In many cases, and Thunderbird is one of those, uninstalling does not remove user settings unless you specify it do so. So after a reinstall your accounts, etc., are still there.
--


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: A couple of questions about apple devices

Carolyn Arnold
 

I don't think you can get 32 phones anymore, let alone iPads.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of g melconian
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A couple of questions about apple devices

Honestly with anything new a days and with apps getting bigger I would go at least 64 or even better 128 if you can afford it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A couple of questions about apple devices

Hello listers, I have a couple of questions regarding apple devices, iPads in particular.



First, what is the most recent version of the regular iPad.


Second, I realize that people will have different opinions on this one but how much space do you really need. Is 32 gigs enough.'


Thanks,

Mary.


Re: Thunderbird help needed

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi.  Sometimes Thunderbird misbehaves after an update due to your Mail database being corrupted through some process or other.  There are two Profile folders in your  your Thunderbird installation, one in your User\[Name]\AppData\Local, and the other in your User\[Name]\AppData\Roaming.  Short of a repair or a reinstallation, Delete these folders, then restart your pc.  Start your Thunderbird and reset your accounts.  Thunderbird will redownload all your emails on whatever email server you are subscribed to, plus it will recreate your profile, reset all your mail settings to the default.  Then just tweak thunderbird the way you like it to work, and if your installation is not too damaged, Thunderbird will work as it should.  Cheers!

On 1/11/2020 1:07 am, Brian Vogel wrote:

By the way, this same issue has been raised on the NVDA group, and there are now a number of replies saying, "I'm not having that issue."  So, I'll say here what I said there . . .

As a general approach, when I hear people saying, "I'm not having a problem," while I am:

1. I do a repair install, if such is available, or download the latest installer and do an install-over install.  This will often correct a problem induced by a "burp" during a software update.

2. If Step 1 does not work, then an uninstall of the offending software, a system restart, then a reinstall using the latest installer, which I download before starting the process.  In many cases, and Thunderbird is one of those, uninstalling does not remove user settings unless you specify it do so.  So after a reinstall your accounts, etc., are still there.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: A couple of questions about apple devices

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

Honestly with anything new a days and with apps getting bigger I would go at least 64 or even better 128 if you can afford it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A couple of questions about apple devices

Hello listers, I have a couple of questions regarding apple devices, iPads in particular.



First, what is the most recent version of the regular iPad.


Second, I realize that people will have different opinions on this one
but how much space do you really need. Is 32 gigs enough.'


Thanks,

Mary.


Re: Looking for a laptop replacement

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

That’s true. I am still using a 4gen I 7 with 16gb.i may eventually upgrade to an 9 or 10 gen I 7 or I 9 device with 16 gb and 512 ssd.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lenron
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:50 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

nothing less than an I5 if I have anything to say about it. I tried using a friends i3 machine when I didn't have a laptop for a bit and it was so painful. 8 gb is fine on a basic machine but 16 or more is what I want on a daily driver. Also ssd m.2 I wouldn't want to ever go back to using an hd paying that extra cost is more than worth it.

On 10/31/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 01:11 PM, Gene wrote:


I may comment further [re: SSDs vs. HDDs] but I'll wait to see what
others say.
-
Gene, I'll simply say that there is no question about the speed
improvement, as in that the end user experiences, when using an SSD
versus an HDD, and the bigger the HDD you're used to, the slower it
will be simply because there is "more territory" for seeking that the
read-write heads have to do on a larger capacity drive, and that is,
by far, the slowest part of the processing of a HDD.

SSDs, having no moving parts, are orders of magnitude faster in data
access, and since reading and writing files (even if they're temp
files, browser cache, etc.) is a huge part of what any computer
program is doing, at least at intervals (e.g., MS-Word doing auto save
behind the scenes), an SSD really does give a huge boost to speed both
at the hardware level and at the end-user experience of "zippiness" level.

It simply cannot be argued, as anyone who's dealt with both
technologies repeatedly will attest.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

*Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they
rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and
on.*

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com






--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762


Re: A couple of questions about apple devices

Greg Wocher
 

Hello,
I believe the newest version is the eighth generation. When it comes to the size of the hard drive, it really depends on what you are doing. 32 gigs is relatively small these days and apps are getting bigger and bigger. So if you are planning to download a lot of apps and keep a lot of books then no 32 is really not enough. If you are using it more to just surf the web or check email than 32 is probably enough.

Greg Wocher

On Oct 31, 2020, at 2:17 PM, Mary Smith via groups.io <ms0120=mailbox.org@groups.io> wrote:

Hello listers, I have a couple of questions regarding apple devices, iPads in particular.



First, what is the most recent version of the regular iPad.


Second, I realize that people will have different opinions on this one but how much space do you really need. Is 32 gigs enough.'


Thanks,

Mary.








Twitter

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I'm thinking about getting Twitter, is there anyone on hear who uses it with
Jaws? If so, how easy and accessible is it to use? How well does it work with
Edge? Any shortcuts or tips/tricks that any of you have? And finally, is there a
basic site similar to the ones Facebook has? I know it's not like Facebook, but
still. Look forward to any help/suggestions that anyone can provide, as I don't
really know anything about Twitter!!! Thanks Madison


Re: Chromium Context Menue Accessing Problems

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

I only wish we actually knew the exact genesis of the problem and its exact solution.  Alas, that's often not to be . . .

But you can bet your bottom dollar someday, at some unspecified point in the future, someone else is going to have this same issue!
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com

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