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Author Topic: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread  (Read 694978 times)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5760 on: July 15, 2021, 11:33:49 AM »
Sounds almost like a virus
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5761 on: July 15, 2021, 02:42:48 PM »
I have a MSI Laptop which the last few days the touchpad cursor is out of control. whenever i move the cursor on the laptop it opens up different files and on websites it opens up every thing that i just move over it(i.e. ads, videos etc.). Although, when i hook my laptop to a second screen which i use when i work, it acts normal.

Anyone knows a solution?

TYVM
Touchscreen laptop?

When using a 2nd monitor, is it with a separate mouse and keyboard as well?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5762 on: July 15, 2021, 02:58:08 PM »
Touchscreen laptop?

When using a 2nd monitor, is it with a separate mouse and keyboard as well?
It's not a touchscreen.
The second monitor is just a monitor connected with a HDMI to the laptop.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5763 on: July 15, 2021, 03:15:07 PM »
It's not a touchscreen.
The second monitor is just a monitor connected with a HDMI to the laptop.
Hmmm...

I think that the first step would be to Start your PC in safe mode and see if the issue is there as well.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5764 on: July 15, 2021, 05:34:20 PM »
Perhaps a driver issue?

#windows 11
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5765 on: November 17, 2021, 08:23:58 PM »
I'm a bit confused and hope someone can help. I have Microsoft Office on my computer and suddenly the layout looks different. The corners of the ribbon are now rounded and the interface looks a bit cleaner. Still, I prefer the previous way.

When starting up, I see that it says Microsoft 365 and I thought that I had the regular version. I don't see why it would cause the change but I noticed the difference after opening an excel doc sent to me by someone who used excel on a Mac. Does it make sense that because it was prepared on an updated version of Word, the doc would trigger an update on my computer? This sounds odd to me but I just don't have a different explanation...
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5766 on: November 17, 2021, 08:30:37 PM »
Impossible to be the cause. Was just a coincidence that it updated a bit before that.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5767 on: November 17, 2021, 09:40:27 PM »
Impossible to be the cause. Was just a coincidence that it updated a bit before that.
Is this a general update--not from the regular version to 356? Can I go back to the previous UI?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5768 on: November 17, 2021, 11:13:42 PM »
Sounds like your word switched to a monthly subscription and word got updated
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5769 on: November 19, 2021, 12:52:26 AM »
could be you have 2 versions of office installed, and default program by file extension
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5770 on: November 21, 2021, 10:50:42 PM »
Does zoom drain battery quickly?
I tested out my laptop on a 10 hour YouTube timer video on full screen brightness. The battery lasted roughly 8 hours but when I'm using zoom it drains in 2 and a half hours. Is this normal?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5771 on: November 23, 2021, 12:17:26 PM »
how can i turn an old laptop into a "typing only" device?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5772 on: November 23, 2021, 12:29:49 PM »
how can i turn an old laptop into a "typing only" device?
I don't really think there's such a thing as a "typing only" device.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5773 on: November 23, 2021, 12:31:43 PM »
I don't really think there's such a thing as a "typing only" device.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004N627KS
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5774 on: November 23, 2021, 12:32:50 PM »
is there a way to have an operating system but only the typing programs will work?
assuming that i would have the network card removed

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5775 on: November 24, 2021, 05:32:49 PM »
Recently, whenever I open any PDF file with Adobe Reader, I get this message. How do I disable such notifications for all PDF files not just this specific one?



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5776 on: November 24, 2021, 05:48:46 PM »
Recently, whenever I open any PDF file with Adobe Reader, I get this message. How do I disable such notifications for all PDF files not just this specific one?



click the box on bottom left to uncheck always ask.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5777 on: November 24, 2021, 06:01:00 PM »
click the box on bottom left to uncheck always ask.
Lol!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5778 on: November 24, 2021, 06:07:02 PM »
click the box on bottom left to uncheck always ask.
Lol!
“this file” ≠ “this type of file”

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5779 on: November 24, 2021, 06:36:29 PM »
How do I disable such notifications for all PDF files not just this specific one?

“this file” ≠ “this type of file”
I tried that already. It will only unblock that PDF file.