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  1. you tube & media player

    steveo, I realize that you originated this Topic more than a year ago and that you used a "work-a-round" to solve your problem which consisted of downloading the Firefox browser. I am making my post because today I experienced the same issue that you originally posted about ....videos on YouTube would not display; I had audio, but no picture, just a solid green background on the YouTube player. The fix for this problem on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 11 follows: Go to "Internet Options" > "Advanced Tab" > Accelerated graphics > place a check next to "Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering" > apply > OK > shut down and then restart your computer. This fix worked perfectly; videos on YouTube are once again being displayed in the normal fashion as they had been prior to the problem. If any other folks still using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11 experience this issue, the fix indicated here should work.
  2. The blue spinning wheel problem that I was experiencing while on Facebook is now gone. Apparently Facebook has fixed the problem, at least for Internet Explorer 11 which I use.
  3. Hi Broni, yes, I did PM oldrig yesterday around 5:50 in the late afternoon. As of this morning, 7/5/15, around 5:50 AM, he has seen my PM and your link above. He is now aware that the problem apparently originates from Facebook; oldrig, myself and many others are waiting for a fix from them. Thanks!
  4. oldrig started the following topic today in the "Virus, Spyware and Malware Removal" forum: (Hour glass keeps turning when on facebook in Virus, Spyware and Malware Removal Started by oldtrig, Today, 06:43 AM). I am unable to comment in that forum so I am responding to oldrig's post here. Oldrig, I am having the same issue and many other folks are also having the same problem. Go to the following links for discussions of the issue: https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10153190655228813 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/581513/blue-spinning-wheel-facebook-x-firefox/
  5. Friendly, I have a Microsoft Account and received the same email. It just seems to be a form letter mailed to folks who use Microsoft services like Skype, One Drive, Outlook, etc. to let them know that their service agreement/privacy statement is being updated and if you continue to use their service(s) you will be automatically agreeing to the new terms.
  6. Spell Check

    Dock, good luck to you on whichever suggestion you choose to use.
  7. Spell Check

    The "tools" icon in Internet Explorer 11 is in the upper right-hand corner and is shaped like a gear. Or, if you now have an Internet Explorer "Menu Bar" just go to the word "tools" and follow the same path indicated above to see if your spelling corrections is enabled.
  8. Spell Check

    If you are using Internet Explorer 11: Go to tools> manage add-ons> spelling corrections>and make sure the box in the lower left is checked.
  9. you tube & media player

    Go to "Internet Options" > "Advanced Tab" > move down the list to "Multimedia" > place a check next to "Enable alternative codecs in HTML5 media elements" > apply> OK> shut down and then restart your computer. Perhaps that will help.
  10. you tube & media player

    I have no problems playing YouTube videos with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11.
  11. IPS Community

  12. IPS Community

    Question: Has this board recently changed its name to "IPS Community" or has it always said that at the top of this site's pages and I just never realized it?
  13. Broni, my last post (Symantec's summary of Suspicious.AD) was simply FYI. Personally, my concern about Norton tagging this Smartest Computing site with a "Safe Web" "Caution" is that it could possibly cause some folks who are searching for help with their computer to avoid this website and go elsewhere; that would be a shame because I think this site offers excellent help for computer problems and it is definitely a "safe/clean" site.
  14. Broni, here is Symantec's summary of "Suspicious.AD"