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Foxcote
Warwick
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1 of 8  Sun 16th Dec 2012 12:57pm  
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Magnifying glasses

Can anyone advise please. I have a rubbish magnifying glass and I have had trouble lately with some of the photos and I want to purchase a good glass. I am confused with the technical stuff and would like someone to help me so that I get a good strong one for photos and images. All that resolution stuff has confused me Roll eyes Help please.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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2 of 8  Sun 16th Dec 2012 3:33pm  
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I'm not sure if this works with every browser and computer - but with many, if you hold in the [Ctrl] key on your keyboard and then press [+] or [-] it will magnify or decrease the size of everything on the screen. Likewise, if you use a mouse with a central scroll-wheel, if you hold in [Ctrl] and roll that wheel forwards or backwards, it has the same effect. In both cases, pressing [Ctrl] and [0] (zero, not 'oh') at the same time is a quick way to reset back to 100% or normal size. Hope this is useful to everyone! Thumbs up
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Foxcote
Warwick
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3 of 8  Mon 17th Dec 2012 8:57am  
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Thanks Rob. Followed the instructions and it works Oh my Just shows, it's always best to ask Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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4 of 8  Sun 9th Jun 2013 6:08pm  
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Web-pages not reflecting changes

It's a common problem that when something on a webpage changes, not everyone sees the change straight away. One example is when a forum member alters their avatar image, but then on returning to their posts still see the old image there. This sort of thing is usually caused by cache memory holding on to "out of date" web-information. One possible answer to this, if using Internet Explorer on a Windows PC, is to go to the "Tools" menu -> Internet Options -> Browsing history -> Settings. Then where it says "Check for newer versions of stored pages" check the "Every time I visit the webpage" option. For some reason Microsoft didn't think it sensible to have this as the default option, so most people browsing with IE will suffer from regularly out-of-date information. On an iPad the item to look for can be found under the icon for Settings -> Safari, where at the bottom of the right window are three options; Clear History, Clear Cookies, Clear Cache. Trying the last option might help if your iPad seems to be holding onto out-of-date webpages. If anyone can add further advice for other types of computer, please feel free to add more below. Thumbs up
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dutchman
Spon End
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5 of 8  Sun 9th Jun 2013 10:03pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2010  Total posts:2999

On 9th Jun 2013 6:08pm, Rob Orland said: For some reason Microsoft didn't think it sensible to have this as the default option, so most people browsing with IE will suffer from regularly out-of-date information.
Recent versions of Firefox are even worse in that respect. Browser caching can only be disabled by manually editing the configuration file which for most non-technical users is probably more dangerous than leaving it alone.
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pixrobin
Canley
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6 of 8  Fri 30th Mar 2018 4:38am  
Member: Joined Mar 2014  Total posts:1064

There have been a number of upgrades to Google Earth on Android over the past few months (probably applies to iPads/iPhones too). A new feature is the ability to take screenshots of the area in view. There's a '3D' button to give an aerial oblique view. I'm sure it will be useful to many members. For instance, while it is a simple task to take the front view of most buildings you don't see what's going on behind the facade. Here's a rear view of Canley Hall to show what is available. No mods the image doesn't break copyright as it is covered by 'fair use' to show to members the new feature.
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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7 of 8  Sun 15th Apr 2018 9:31am  
Moderator: Joined Apr 2010  Total posts:4109

Morning all Wave With my ten year old all in one pc (a vertical laptop with separate mouse & keyboard) at the end of its life, I am forced to use my tablet (Kindle Fire) as a temporary pc. It is my intention to replace the pc, but what is a delight is realising just how convenient my Kindle is for all internet working. It's taken me, an old bod, a bit of time to get used to the Kindle but at last November's knock down price of £30 each, I bought several, all but two of which I have given as gifts. I use one for social, the other for business affairs. In fact the only comment is "Brill". Big grin
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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8 of 8  Sun 15th Apr 2018 11:36am  
Member: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:3199

Well, from one old bod to another, I think you are very cluey Philip, and could teach me a thing or too. Although I am not in the Comps for Beginners stage now, there are still some aspects I pick up, thankfully, from this forum, and consider myself never too old to learn. Mmmm, ten year pc., that's about the age of my Apple Mac I am using now, I would be lost without it. There is always something new we have to tackle so I am ready for a challenge no matter how long it takes me. We can only learn by our own mistakes. Right, I am off for a walk now before tea. Have a lovely evening everyone, whatever you are up to. Cheers
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