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Reality based observations



June 20, 2011 – Comments (6)

This quote from big picture gives something to think about...

  While the reality based observations are long overdue, it is embarrassing that we feel so compelled to applaud it. 

 On a side note, does anyone know how to turn off all this auto-ruin your computing experience you get with the new windows, at least I think it is coming from the new windows.  I find something causes my browser to go to previous pages, but I haven't a clue what has done that and in the process messages that aren't finished are lost.  I am on a new lap and I've been forced to the newest operating system and there are a ton of things I'd like to turn off.  I have to be so careful where the cursor is when I start typing a message because it just automatically repositions typing to where it was sitting, often in the middle of another paragraph.  And if my cursor is left over the taskbar it fades out the browser and shows the background.  Any help here would be appreciated.

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#1) On June 20, 2011 at 12:53 PM, djemonk (< 20) wrote:

It's probably your laptop/hardware.  Some of them have controls that are really sensitive.  There's nothing in Windows that would do this.


Maybe check your mouse settings in the control panel.

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#2) On June 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM, anchak (99.89) wrote:


(1) Get an external mouse - ie dont use touchpads etc on the laptop,

(2) More importantly - spend about 10 mins - going to the Control panel - "Mouse " - as mentioned by djemonk.

Then do the following

(a) Check whether any "smart-clicks" etc are enabled for browsing - I am pretty sure one of your buttons or toggles are for the Prev Page , Next Page etc.

Disable them

(b) Play with various scroll and mouse click settings for 10 mins - and keep them at the ones -you are most comfortable with.


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#3) On June 20, 2011 at 4:27 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

I had the same problem for a little while on my laptop. While I typed away on the keyboard, my hand would brush the touch pad, which would do crazy things like move text around, delete it, and other things. I'd get an external mouse and then change the settings so that the touch pad is disabled while there is an external mouse plugged in. The real problem is that touch pads are sometimes in terribly inconvenient places and wreak havoc as you accidentally touch it while typing.

I'd tell you how to change the settings, but I don't remember the exact link I followed. I literally just searched "how do i disable the touch pad" and I followed one of the links.

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#4) On June 20, 2011 at 11:42 PM, Frankydontfailme (29.43) wrote:

I agree with the crux of the article with one key addition: Fareed's words would be meaningless if he didn't (in parallel) scold the extreme left and specifically Obama for abusing his power (still in Afghanistan after Osama's death, in Libya for unethical and unconstitutional reasons, corporate advisors made up of donors, lying to the public about the economic state).

 Whatever, the right is corrupt but so is the left and a truly great reporter would know this and report this.

I didn't actually see Fareed's story because I don't watch CNN (even though I like his show) because it's all elephant's born in zoos and octomoms and weineragates. If he did attack the left as well then I apologize to him. 

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#5) On June 21, 2011 at 1:32 PM, leohaas (29.49) wrote:

Excellent quote, dwot!

If your computer problem is a recent phenomenon and you remember when it started, you can try a system restore:

The Restore Point you want to pick is the most recent one before your problems started.

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#6) On June 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM, outoffocus (24.07) wrote:

Also sometimes hitting the backspace button sends you to previous pages.

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