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  1. Jan 18, 2018 #1

    nealtw

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    Ever since dial up days I have used AOL. They packed it up last month so now I am figuring out internet exploder.
    The problem this week is all posted videos here just show up as a black screen. Anyone have any ideas what I am missing.

    I have found a work around but that is a pain.:help:
     
  2. Jan 18, 2018 #2

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    Probably flash player. But to be honest, IE does not work well on groupbuilder forums.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2018 #3

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    It has worked in the past when I was having trouble with AOL.
    I will look into the flash player thanks.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2018 #4

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    That was a good call, There was no sign of adobe anywhere, even missing the install file that is supposed to be here but fortunately I have another hard drive with a copy of windows so I was able to steel the needed file and then down load Adobe, restart the computer and walla no change.:hide:
     
  5. Jan 19, 2018 #5

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    I probably have same issue.
    I watch YouTube videos all the time. Videos pop up and autostart on news stories all the time (I hate that).
    But a YouTube link in a post normally shows up as a black square.
    If you right-mouse-button, and click properties, you will see the URL, and then copy and paste it into browser to go to the video.

    Few videos are Flash anymore. I am figuring its a security setting, but I am not inclined to lower my security settings.
     
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    Use Chrome or Firefox, IE has not improved much even with all the money they spend.
     
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    Yes it does seem to be IE others bring them up
    A thousand hoops just to find out you don't like a browser.
    Exactly why I stayed with AOL for all those years.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2018 #8

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    You know what is odd, IE is the only one that supports flash player. FF and Chrome both dropped it. On Blackboard (college on-line lessons) they want you to use FF but it takes Flashplayer to run BB. It is a mess anymore.
     
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    I love Chrome. Very fast loading, works on any website.
     
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    Microsoft is abandoning IE and moving to Edge. it's almost the same icon, so it is sometimes confusing. Neal, you may consider moving off of windows 7. That is also being phased out.
     
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    W10 is ok I guess, but still has a lot of bugs. I am still running W7 myself.
     
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    I looked at 10, that looked like the fix is worse than the problem.
     
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    I have one laptop w 8.1. I took the free upgrade to W10, and after 30 minutes reverted it back. 10 is horrible IMHO. My other laptops, including a refurbished one I just bought and I am on now, are all W7.
     
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    I did the exact same thing I think I lasted 45 minutes.

    Neal.

    I switched to chrome a year ago and all these problems went away. It is a simple down load and it will bring all your book marks over. Holly has an apple computer reminds me of windows10. Her dad came over as he has a new program where you map all the fields you farm in and then it shows you week by week rainfall and crop colors calculates acres and yields even ties into the GPS on the tractors when you plant and does all kinds of modern farmer stuff. He farms maybe 30-40 properties and he needed to map all this stuff in. They were out there for an hour trying to get apple safari to load this program and getting all kinds of errors. They called me out and I told them I know nothing about apple except the X to close a window is in the wrong corner. I said I have no idea if apple will allow chrome to run but I downloaded it and put it on in 3 minutes and the farm mapping thing popped right up and ran like a champ.

    Just do chrome.
     
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    I have chrome but it didn't look Neal friendly. Like anything else, you have to spend lot's of time to find you think something sticks.
     
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    Be careful with the latest version of FF, it messed up a bunch of computers.
     
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    W10 ain't so bad. There are settings that can either make it feel like a tablet, (touchscreen friendly), or you can turn those off to get a more familiar setup.
     
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    I like it with it ALL turned off.:rofl:
     

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