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Foxcote
Warwick
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1 of 183  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 183  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
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3 of 183  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 183  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 This sort of thing is usually caused by cache memory holding on to "out of date" web-information.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 183  Sun 9th Jun 2013 10:03pm  
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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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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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6 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 12:43pm  
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So sorry - our forum has been hacked!

Huge apologies to all members who tried to use this forum this morning. Unfortunately a hacker, apparently with a Russian IP address, uploaded a virus to the site, so the hosting company, who are thankfully very vigilant, took it offline for a few hours to clear the problem. If anyone's posts have gone missing during that time, please be understanding - I'll be doing my best to plug any holes that could be taken advantage of by hackers in future. Ironically I watched a "Horizon" TV programme last night, which was all about dealing with hackers - what were the chances of us being hit by the very same illness the next day!! Thanks again for your patience, and best wishes to you all, Rob
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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7 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 3:58pm  
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NO APOLOGIES NEEDED ROB, WE ARE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. Big grin Wave Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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8 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 4:55pm  
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Hi all Wave It is a fact that people, no matter from where they are or come from, fall into one of two groups, those who contribute & those who take way. I know what group our team & members fall into. Thumbs up
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Beesman
Cornwall
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9 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 6:26pm  
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I've never understood what hackers are all about. What possible thrill does anyone get from sending a virus to our site??? They are indeed very sad, lowlife individuals. Sad
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gangan
Stockton, Southam
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10 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 7:50pm  
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I am a man of few words so I could use only two on the hackers. No prizes for guessing what they are. (If you think this offensive, please remove the post.)
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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11 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 9:17pm  
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That could make a good guessing game actually.... then we'd soon find out how capable we all are of being offensive! Oh my Wink
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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12 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 9:31pm  
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Can I make a stab at the second word? I think it's formed of three letters, the last two of which are the same Oh my Oh, and the first letter may well be a vowel Happy
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woodford
coventry
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13 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 9:55pm  
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Beesman, I think that hackers are the same as vandals in the street - they enjoy spoiling things for other people Roll eyes
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morgana
the secret garden
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14 of 183  Wed 21st Aug 2013 11:34pm  
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A camel's hump is an ugly lump as well as you see at the zoo, but uglier yet is the hump that you get from having too little to do.
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woodford
coventry
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15 of 183  Thu 22nd Aug 2013 4:41pm  
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Nicely said, morgana! Big grin
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