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Trouble with @ mention somebody function?

  1. Aug 1, 2017 #1

    jim hardy

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    It takes about ten tries to make it work. It shows name of whomever i'm trying to tag but when i click nothing happens until after random number of tries usually four to twelve.

    Probably my anemic computer.
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2017 #2

    Drakkith

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    Want a transfusion from mine? :-p

    @jim hardy it seems to work fine for me. It doesn't turn blue in the reply box, but it does in the "preview", so I assume this will work fine when I hit post.

    Edit: Yep. It appears to have worked fine for me.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2017 #3

    jim hardy

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    Hmmm... Computer "Blood Brothers" ?

    This thing is developing really fruatrating quirks. Something eats time but task manager won't show it, Secirity Essentials and Avast dont find anything wrong.

    . I'll have to re-install Windows i think. Update Poisoning ?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2017 #4

    Drakkith

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    No idea. A fresh install rarely hurts though.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2017 #5
    Jim, I had the same problem yesterday, but I did not follow through. I simple left it as it was.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2017 #6

    jim hardy

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    Thanks Dr.D

    Firefox & Win 7 here.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2017 #7
    Jim, I run Firefox on an Ubuntu (Linux) machine. I'm not sure what this tells us, if anything.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2017 #8

    jim hardy

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    That's my dream. Is there a Linux for Dummies ?
     
  10. Aug 1, 2017 #9

    berkeman

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    Firefox on Vista here.

    @jim hardy -- are you typing @ and the partial start to the name, then clicking the little box that pops up with the username in it?
     
  11. Aug 1, 2017 #10

    jim hardy

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    Yes. Time after time. Every time i add a character the box reappears but ignores my click. Not a major issue, i just type the whole name and cuss my computer.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2017 #11

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  13. Aug 1, 2017 #12

    jim hardy

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    I really suspect it's my machine.

    If there's a test i can run just advise.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2017 #13

    Krylov

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    Yes, various options are available, such as Ubuntu. It can be run "live", by booting from a CD, so you can try how you like it.

    If your hardware is older than a couple of years or you otherwise need help, let me know.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2017 #14

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    @jim hardy -- Well, it looks like it worked for me this time. I'm running Ubuntu on an old Dell Optiples 745 (about 10+ years old). It works OK, although I really only use it for security on the Internet. Most of my work I do on another similar old machine running Win XP, but that machine is not on the internet. Too much of my existing software will not run (or at least, I don't know how to make it happen) on the Ubuntu machine.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2017 #16

    jim hardy

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    @Dr.
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    hmmm works sometimes sometimes not.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2017 #17

    jim hardy

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    @Dr.
    @Dr.
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    @Dr.

    @Dr.

    The box with your name shows up
    and a little hand pointer
    doesn't matter where in the box i place the hand and click - on letters or the icon

    @ Dr.


    seems to have quit altogether.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2017 #18
    Jim, this is much like life. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not. Then there comes a time when it definitely stops working. I think the similarity is uncanny.
     
  20. Aug 1, 2017 #19

    jim hardy

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    Computers are just that way.
     
  21. Aug 1, 2017 #20

    dlgoff

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    They're out to get you because of you signature. :olduhh:
     
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