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Forum topic by Betsy posted 04-30-2008 02:50 AM 1191 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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04-30-2008 02:50 AM

My windows vista did an automatic update. Now I have to type in the website addresses to get to where I want to go on the web. Before I could scroll down my web address list and pick one of the latest sites I visited. I’ve tried finding help on the web—- but honestly folks—- I’m not sure what I should be asking to find the answer.

Can someone direct me down the right path to get this fixed?

Thanks

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!


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Paul D

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#1 posted 04-30-2008 02:52 AM

It sounds like the browser history got erased when the update got installed. If you go to a web site like lumberjocks by typing it into the address bar, does it keep a list of sites you have gone to? Your default home page needs to be set in the Internet options under the Tools menu.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#2 posted 04-30-2008 02:55 AM

Nope – the only ones it seems to keep track of is my e-mail account and my bank account. Everything else I have to retype.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 04-30-2008 03:14 AM

you could add them as favorites or bookmarks. then you could just click on them from the bookmark menu and go there. hope that helps!

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#4 posted 04-30-2008 03:18 AM

Betsy, do you have Norton’s on your computer? I know the Clean up program will clear your history and take the addresses out of your address bar every time it runs. I use my bookmarks for sites I use the most. I haven’t figured out how to disable the address remover in the cleanup program.

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#5 posted 04-30-2008 03:28 AM

Tim – yes I have Norton’s. I’ve not used Bookmarks yet——kind of a neophyte on computer stuff——but will look into that option.

Thanks guys.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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tenontim

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#6 posted 04-30-2008 03:29 AM

Betsy, the bookmarks are Mozilla Firefox’s equivalent of Internet Explorer’s Favorites.

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Betsy

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#7 posted 04-30-2008 03:33 AM

I miss my Windows XP

Thanks Tim

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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ww_kayak

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#8 posted 04-30-2008 04:00 AM

Betsy,

It sounds like the “auto complete” option got turned off. In the Internet Explorer web browser go to the menu and choose Tools-> Internet Options. In the Options pane that pops up click the Content TAB at the top. In the box that pops up, you’ll see an “AutoComplete” section ( 2 up from the bottom). Click on the AutoComplete “Settings” button in that section and make sure the “Web Addresses” box is checked.Click OK a couple times and it should work…. if that is what is was ;)

-- Tom, Central New York

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#9 posted 04-30-2008 04:15 AM

Tom——I have Mozilla Firefox—- but I did find the autocomplete under internet options/properties. It’s checked—- so I got on a few web pages and just like that there are there. Then I sign off, come back on – to just be sure they are still there——and nope they’ve disappeared again. But at least I think I’m in the right direction.

Thanks for your help.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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will2480

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#10 posted 04-30-2008 05:01 AM

Betsy,
You might try looking on the Option panel of the Firefox browser to see if the “Always clear my private data when I close Firefox” is checked. To do this click on Tools → Options → Privacy (tab). This should show you a panel that has a checkbox called “Always clear my private data when I close Firefox”. If this box is checked, uncheck it and then click OK.

Hope this helps!
Robert

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fredf

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#11 posted 04-30-2008 05:13 AM

It’s not a “BUG,” its a “feature.” Vista may replace ME as the operating system from H* I haven’t even thought about upgrading yet. I think Microsoft’s extension of XP’s end of life says volumes . . . I work in IT supporting windows, and I sure hope that the college doesn’t decide to go with vista, it still has issues.

Nortons (at least since Symantec took them over) has become worse and worse. Symantec system works seems to take over you system, and if you go to remove it you will find that bits and pieces remain. if you search the Symantec site you will find a tool that seems to exorcise it however…

my $0.02 worth

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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snowdog

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#12 posted 04-30-2008 01:25 PM

If both these options (below) are correct then turn them to the opposite, shut down, then restart and correct them. Sometimes they wont reset and this is the only easy way to get windows to see that you changed them “Always clear my private data when I close Firefox” set to clear data (reboot and set it back to) “auto complete” turn it off, reboot then back to on

Did that make sense?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Betsy

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#13 posted 05-01-2008 02:59 AM

Well all this advise certainly makes sense and I’ve tried everything—- but no good. Think I’m just going to have to take it to someone who can sit and twiddle with it for me.

Thanks anyway guys.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#14 posted 05-01-2008 04:11 PM

There are certain nuances Vista incorporates into the IE Brower7.0 – you need to reset it your brower options not to clear history or cache for a certain period of time.

A nice FREE product is Google toolbar, it is great. It also allows you to bookmark pages you visit in groups with commments etc. And it is accessible regardless of the computer you use—-it is internet resident not computer resident.

Consider the entire FREE Google package for mail (storage and spam filter second to none), docs, spreadsheets, online storage, Google checkout personal home page I Google, Free personal web pages and blogs etc – ALL FREE ! The entire free software can replace your entire MS office.

Most people think of Google has only a search engine ! Surprize. Besides Yahoo is fighting an MS takeover.

It is all stored online and can be accessed from any computer – just log out when finished and all is secure.

Just follow the links at http://www.Google.com

Good Luck

In the interest of full disclosure my firm is a Google Ad Partner, this post has nothing to do with our role.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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