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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Having problems with computer on MHF.. some posts have disappeared .. Also keep getting the message that webpage not available when I click onto the next page of a thread. I had received another message that Java update was overdue so I thought maybe this may be causing the problem and so I pressed continue with the update.

    Then the above message came up .. I havn't a clue about computers. What does it mean please in simple language ... how do I check whether my 'proxy whatsit etc is set correctly.' ?

    Your help would be appreciated but in very plain language. Thank you.
     
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    I'm not VERY techy but as far as I understand it (which isn't very far at all), if you have Windows XP or you use Explorer 8 (which are now considered out-of-date & no longer supported by Windows) this may stop your computer from updating Java, which you need. I think this would mean also that your security is compromised. I think THIS means that you'd need to update.

    I expect that now the rugby has finished, somebody will be along soon to tell me I'm talking out of Tootles' trumpet.
     
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    You don't actually need the Java plug-in Joy so just click on OK and carry on.

    I still reckon you should dump Chrome and move to Firefox though :)
     
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    The answer seems to be here, the install offline option would seem best.
    https://www.java.com/en/download/help/connect_proxy.xml
    I would recommend you install the java update as some of these updates fix security issues. I doubt the update has anything to do with what browser you use. I use IE most of the time but chrome is better for a few things, translation particularly.
    Why the Internet connection is causing the problem is a different matter and not one I can help on. Sorry.
     
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    Told you!!! ::bigsmile:

    [am I allowed to QUOTE myself?]
     
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    I'm watching Strictly! The ladies are better looking than the rugby players.
     
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    .... and the dresses are to die for... :)
     
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    Thank you. Will work my way through that this week .. appreciate your help... Migraine today so struggling like mad looking at the screen .. in fact, logging off now but will do that asap.. Thank you.
     
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