Posts Tagged ‘Computer’

Apparently, after going on the internet on my daughter’s luxurious high speed, at Christmas, my new Dell computer, with Windows 7, came home and went on strike and said,

“No Way. You can cry. You can stomp your feet. You can install and uninstall aol a billion times but I am NOT going online dialup with AOL.”

The computer has spoken. I took it to the library to gently cajole it into AOL on high speed. NOPE! Well, on high speed it was okay but it was not fooling around.   Even after I downloaded AOL 9.5, I brought it home and it resides in a loop.

It says, “AOL will now install. ….”

Then, it says, “You need to restart your computer.”

Then, it says, “AOL will now install….”

Then, it says, “You need to restart. . . etc, etc, etc, over and over and over.

Anyway, even my desktop wasn’t working for about four days. I think it was too cold in the house. Maybe that’s why everyone was complaining, “IT’s TOO COLD IN THE HOUSE.”  Despite which I have a $400 heating bill.

So, that is where I have been, that and at doctors and hospitals, as husband continues his month long battle with pneumonia.  

Next post, the joys of letting a doctor dig in your eyeball.  Not for the squeamish.

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I am going crazy trying to figure out how to stop this “thing” from happening when I am in MSWord. I think it is a computer problem, not an MSWord problem, like the irritating three asterics makes a line thing. Whoever did that should be shot, right after they find the imbecile who invented VISTA.


But, I digress. I think it is a Control Panel, setting, but I can’t find it and I really want it to stop. It’s driving me nuts.


I’m using a laptop and, being a very fast typist, my hands/thumbs go over the touchpad constantly. I think it is this that starts it to happen, but every once in a while, the cursor gets “on” and all of the sudden my novel is scrolling before my eyes at the speed of light. It just happened here writing this post and I’m pretty sure the base of my thumb was over the up/down arrow keys on the touchpad. But, what can I do about it???


When it happens, the cursor/arrow is pointing to a little bar. It’s not pointing at the bar on the side or bottom that you would usually use to scroll. It’s in the middle of my screen somewhere and it’s taken possession of my document/arrow/cursor/sanity.


I don’t think I hit the right or left mouse click either. It’s some idiot setting they put on here that I don’t want, like the million other things your computer comes with that you don’t want and that take up room and memory.


In the meantime, I have lost my place and have to find it again to return to what I was doing.


Does anyone know what that thing is called and how to turn it off?

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