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    Text Highlighting/dragging problems

    Hi. I'm using a wired mouse on my PC, and it happens with any sort of text. Even writing this response. I also have problems when it comes to dragging items. I was trying to drag a file into my recycle bin on my desktop, but it stops halfway and I have to try multiple times.
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    Text Highlighting/dragging problems

    Hi. This is really a minor issue but enough to annoy me. You know when you click on some text with your mouse and then drag to highlight it (usually you would then delete the text or right click and copy it to paste it elsewhere)? Well for awhile now the highlighting/dragging doesn't work as...
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    Solved Risky Connection

    That seems to be it. I shut down the Download Helper and then I booted up my computer and launched Firefox, I had no problems. Thats too bad because I loved using the DH. It was great for downloading YouTube videos. Oh well. Thanks for the help.
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    Solved Risky Connection

    No the screen is blank when it launchs. Also I have only 3 addons
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    Solved Risky Connection

    Hi For the past few days whenever I boot up my computer and launch my browser (Firefox) I keep getting this I traced that IP to Holland. Now the good news is McAfee keeps blocking it, but I just want to know why this keeps happening on a daily basis. (Everyday for a few days now). Its...
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    Solved Hdmi question

    Alright thanks.
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    Solved Hdmi question

    Err thats what I meant. I meant to say the computer itself. The monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers are all connected to the back of the computer.
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    Solved Hdmi question

    Hi. I was just curious. I have a hdmi port on my pc and one on the back of my monitor. Is this to connect the pc to the monitor for better screen resolution on my monitor or are the ports meant for something else? I already have the monitor connected to the hard drive but was wondering if...
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    New computer won't connect to internet

    How can I tell?
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    New computer won't connect to internet

    BTW This is the computer he bought here https://store.hp.com/Canadastore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=3LA55AA&opt=ABL&sel=DTP&fbclid=IwAR1gqB9lISMlio77Q6SaYCEqqiFsPfIxeDk5gGqxRFnPagV8OvfgAwfRK_M
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    New computer won't connect to internet

    Yes it's a desktop. I tell you when I bought my Dell computer a few years ago and I checked "connections" I can see all my neighbours wifi. This computer my brother bought which is a HP computer we can only see my connection. And the signal strength lines only light up when the computer is...
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    New computer won't connect to internet

    I never got any antenna with my computer. Is there such a thing as an antenna that you plug into your computer to pick up a stronger signal from your wifirouter?
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    New computer won't connect to internet

    We were able to connect but get this. When we were connecting we were in the dining room. The computer was connected (apparently) but there was no internet signal.We moved the computer right next to the wifi router in the kitchen and we were getting internet signal (barely). We literally have...
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    New computer won't connect to internet

    This question is for my brother. He just bought a new computer. Yet when he tries to connect to the Internet it won't work. He sees our wifi ssid and yet when he types in the password and connects it won't access the internet. It says "connected secured" but the connection lines are all grey...
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    Question about WiFi

    Alright then I guess the WPA2/PSK combo should be enough then. I just wanted to be as safe as possible since for the first time ever I'm leaving my modem/router on 24/7. In the past I would turn them off when I wasn't online. And yes I was kidding about the password with plodr.:LOL: Thanks for...
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