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Technical Help / Desktop screen text has different colours
« on: Tuesday 07 June 16 16:50 BST (UK)  »
Hello,

All of a sudden the text under the icons on my desktop home screen is showing different colours.
If I open a document or look at other texts, it is mainly black but there is something not quite right.
I have tried searching for this but most things seem to refer to changing colour in text not this fault which I seem to have.
I don't use the desktop much and it is quite old but was updated to Windows 10 a while ago.
Is there anything to be done please?

Regards
Heywood

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The Lighter Side / Copyright re WW1 images
« on: Monday 16 May 16 11:10 BST (UK)  »
Hello,
Can anyone offer advice or explanation please?

At the moment there is much interest in WW1 and many photos in articles.
I have seen a picture I would like to use in a piece of writing which would be published.
It is a copy of a painting which was apparently destroyed. The artist painted it at the time and died in 1963.
It has been widely used in articles in newspapers, online and regimental material.
Apparently it was very popular and copies were on show in family homes in the years after the Great War.
I have searched re copyright and there is an article which states that it is not in copyright in USA but should not be included in Wikimedia Commons because it could be elsewhere.

Can anyone help please?
Regards
Heywood


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Ireland / Mendicant in 1901 census
« on: Sunday 04 October 15 16:33 BST (UK)  »
Hello everyone,

This is just a question to see if anyone has any knowledge or opinion really.  :)

1901 Irish census- I have a lady 70+ yrs who is on census with my grandparents as a 'Mendicant'.
Her surname is a family surname - the maiden name of my great grandmother or grandmother of the lady she is with. However her first name is my gt grandmother's name so it isn't her. She would have a married name anyway!
Presumably she is a relative, although the nearby village where that family originates from is full of folk of that surname!
I am just wondering if she was an elderly relative with no means of support and the enumerator has designated her as a mendicant, rather than herself - that she would not be earning a living as a beggar.
I wonder if anyone has come across this situation before?

Regards
Heywood

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Technical Help / Hotmail email attached to another
« on: Monday 27 April 15 13:22 BST (UK)  »
Hello,

I wonder if someone could tell me how this has happened. I received an email from a friend and the 'sender' showed the name e.g. Mary together with another friend's name as though it was forwarded or similar. Thus it read from 'Mary, Pauline.'
I had previous correspondence with Pauline but this was a new email from Mary which when opened and scrolled down, showed my emails from and to Pauline a few days earlier. ???
How could a new email message be attached to an old one from a different person.
I have tried searching for an answer  but can't find one.
The two friends are quite separate so there is no connection whatsoever. Would Mary be able to see the Pauline's messages to me if she reopened her mail? I am just bothered if this happened with some business or private issue.
I hope you can understand the explanation of the problem  :)

Thanks

heywood

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Technical Help / Ancestry and iPad problems today
« on: Monday 22 September 14 18:21 BST (UK)  »
Hello everyone,
I am looking for advice and help please.

This morning I was able to access Anc. on iPad through Safari as always. This afternoon I couldn't.
At first I got the home page but could not search from there- nothing happened.
I cleared history, cookies etc but then I couldn't sign in.
I phoned Anc. and was told it must be my settings and maybe there had been updates.
I can't update iOS 8 - not enough space and there is no record of any other updates.
Phoned again for clarification but received the same info- it must be my settings.
On their advice I tried Chrome - no different.
I tried Opera and can sign in, search but when I then want to view, I am back on a sign in page.
I am going round in circles.
Is it my settings and do I need to clear some apps etc to get more space for an update?
I just don't understand why it suddenly changed with no downloads or updates.
Other sites are fine and Anc. is fine on my other computers.

I must add that I do not understand technical jargon etc.

Thanks and regards

Heywood

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Ireland / A Terrible Beauty - Easter 1916
« on: Sunday 30 June 13 13:50 BST (UK)  »
This past week, I went to see the new film, A Terrible Beauty,  written and directed by Keith Farrell about the Easter rising. It is very interesting and I would recommend it if you get the chance to see it.
It will be shown on TG4 in Ireland and hopefully at some film festivals but not sure about any tv or general release in UK.

regards
heywood

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Irish Language / Beannachtaí na Nollag
« on: Tuesday 18 December 12 11:11 GMT (UK)  »
Dia daoibh,

Tá mé ag iarraidh a foghlaim Gaeilge.  Tá si an deacair  :-\  ach is mian liom gach duine ‘Nollag Shona' agus ‘Bhliain nua sásta’.

Slán

heywood   ;)


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Technical Help / Cannot type in e mail message box
« on: Wednesday 01 February 12 16:58 GMT (UK)  »
Hello

I am in a group where the leader sends group emails to us - that is fine.

However when she wants to send me a personal email she cannot type a message in the message box.It just does not happen.
It is just my address that this happens to- everyone else is fine. I think she also said that if she does that, she then cannot send an email to anyone else without closing down and reopening her email facility. It seems that it is my address which causes the problem.

Has anyone got an explanation that I can pass on please?

thanks
heywood

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Technical Help / Acer laptop/netbook chargers
« on: Wednesday 07 December 11 12:24 GMT (UK)  »
Hello everyone  :)

I use an Acer Aspire One small netbook and my charger/lead must have a faulty connection because it has begun to work intermittently.
I have just charged the netbook using the charger from a full size Acer laptop. This adapter is bigger than the one for the AspireOne.
My question is  - will this make any difference or harm my little netbook?

thanks
heywood

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