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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5550 on: August 18, 2020, 12:37:11 PM »
I have a very frustrating issue. When I go to specific sites there's a grey film over the site ( as if there's a paywall) and I can click anything on the page. One of the sites are actually mine and I can't login into the backend on Chrome, and need to use a different browser to get in.

Incognito also works fine.

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Do you have an adblocker installed that might be blocking it?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5551 on: August 18, 2020, 12:37:57 PM »
I have a very frustrating issue. When I go to specific sites there's a grey film over the site ( as if there's a paywall) and I can click anything on the page. One of the sites are actually mine and I can't login into the backend on Chrome, and need to use a different browser to get in.

Incognito also works fine.

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Trying clearing your cookies on those sites you see it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5552 on: August 18, 2020, 12:43:30 PM »
Do you have an adblocker installed that might be blocking it?
Or some other extension such as TAG's Image Filter or Skin Filter?
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5553 on: August 18, 2020, 12:49:37 PM »
Or some other extension such as TAG's Image Filter or Skin Filter?
Would incognito get around those?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5554 on: August 18, 2020, 12:50:53 PM »
Would incognito get around those?
Depends on your extension settings

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5555 on: August 18, 2020, 12:51:02 PM »
Depends on your extension settings
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5556 on: August 18, 2020, 01:56:00 PM »
Depends on your extension settings
Default (and recommended) is that extensions don't run in incognito.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5557 on: August 18, 2020, 04:24:47 PM »
Do you have an adblocker installed that might be blocking it?
Removed the block from the site, but still having the issue
Trying clearing your cookies on those sites you see it.
Did many times, doesn't help
Or some other extension such as TAG's Image Filter or Skin Filter?
Not on that PC.

I see that ppl are having this issue but none of the solutions seem to be helping. ( Hardware accelerator, allow to run in background, changing file name ( actually caused sites not to open at all ) etc.

 https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/18132330?hl=en

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5558 on: August 18, 2020, 04:30:38 PM »


Removed the block from the site, but still having the issueDid many times, doesn't helpNot on that PC.

I see that ppl are having this issue but none of the solutions seem to be helping. ( Hardware accelerator, allow to run in background, changing file name ( actually caused sites not to open at all ) etc.

 https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/18132330?hl=en

Ok figured it out.

Disabled all the extensions, and added them back slowly and found the culprit.

Thanks!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5559 on: August 18, 2020, 04:58:02 PM »

Ok figured it out.

Disabled all the extensions, and added them back slowly and found the culprit.

Thanks!

So what was it?
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5560 on: August 18, 2020, 05:02:55 PM »
Try taking out the battery, holding down the power button for ~30 seconds to fully drain the laptop, and then put the battery back in.
Non removable battery. Has a pinhole to disconnect the battery with a pin, put a pin in there and held power button for more than 30 seconds. Nothing doing. Still boots up to login page then starts blinking away.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5561 on: August 18, 2020, 05:22:55 PM »
So what was it?
Click2Call extension.

It allows me to dial numbers from the PC directly.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5562 on: August 18, 2020, 05:31:03 PM »
Click2Call extension.

It allows me to dial numbers from the PC directly.
It didn't help even when I disabled that particular site. I changed the settings ( in Chrome settings ) to only allow it to work when I click on extension after I visit the site. It then reloads and works...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5563 on: August 18, 2020, 09:23:05 PM »
Non removable battery. Has a pinhole to disconnect the battery with a pin, put a pin in there and held power button for more than 30 seconds. Nothing doing. Still boots up to login page then starts blinking away.
Go into the computers BIOS settings. Does the screen flash while you are in the BIOS?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5564 on: August 19, 2020, 09:23:03 AM »
Go into the computers BIOS settings. Does the screen flash while you are in the BIOS?
No
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