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Ardeth Bey
01-11-2014, 12:30 AM
It's interesting when one goes to this site for instance ... https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speed-dial/dgpdioedihjhncjafcpgbbjdpbbkikmi

And when one goes to download and install one called Speed Dial, it immediately says "it can access all data on all websites / read and modify all bookmarks / access your tabs and browsing history."

Is this not enough to make one suspicious about downloading something like that or am I missing something other than my right mind?

TechnoMage
01-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Just having Chrome on my PC would be bad enough, but yes, that all does sound weird.

NO CHROME here! Ever!

TM :cool:

Ardeth Bey
01-11-2014, 07:43 AM
Amazing the onions, pardon, I meant the opinions regarding Web Browsers. But I like you have to be suspicious when I'm told up front what these plugins can do - more than suspicious however, I just cancel them out till I'm told something else other than what they appear to be.

Ardeth Bey
01-11-2014, 08:01 AM
Well, I answered you but for some strange reason, it did not get posted. I'm amazed at opinions regarding Webbrowsers - I think even on here.
But whatever about that, I'm amazed that a plugin will inform one right up front what dirty work it's going to do.

badrobot
01-11-2014, 08:53 AM
It's interesting when one goes to this site for instance ... https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speed-dial/dgpdioedihjhncjafcpgbbjdpbbkikmi

And when one goes to download and install one called Speed Dial, it immediately says "it can access all data on all websites / read and modify all bookmarks / access your tabs and browsing history."


Is this not enough to make one suspicious about downloading something like that or am I missing something other than my right mind?

Speed dial is essentially also a bookmark with graphical interface. It will need to access websites and bookmarks.

Ardeth Bey
01-12-2014, 12:05 AM
I'm amazed (third try) at the various opinions regarding webbrowsers. Also, Sandboxie ... I've never so much as heard of this before. My question is, after setting that up, would it create any problems if one installed it? Thanks for the pointers Cat.

Ardeth Bey
01-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Cat, I thought I noticed when installing this, it put programs in different places, or something to that effect. If this is so, what happens should one uninstall it? I was thinking it could send things for a tailspin but not certain why that would be. What do you think?

Drew
01-14-2014, 12:03 AM
A good "Best Practice" is to not Enable Add-ons.

My browser of choice is IE 11 and that's freedom of choice combined w/ knowledge of & experience w/ others.

As an IT Pro I am not a big advocate of plug-ins or add-ons. Generally, no desperate need. A 'clean' browser is a happy browser :)

Cheers,
Drew
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Ardeth Bey
01-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Thank you Drew for the response. Also Cat, it is so Sandboxie that I was referring to. Appreciate the info. It is amazing when one goes to download a software, how many sites there are that will have one downloading something that one doesn't want.
Anyway, the feedback here is appreciated. I did want to say that the new battery I have is working ok as far as I know. It fully charges to 100% but leaving it plugged in for a day or so, I notice it says 99% and not charging. It stays that way till I unplug it. I've let it go down several times to say 40% - one time 10% and most in the 40% to 50%. When it charges up again, everytime it goes to 100% fully charged unless left that way for a day or so then it will hold off to 99%.
Would you consider that to be normal?

Drew
01-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Material in this thread make me want to mention 2 things.
No biggie if been said previously, anywhere, anytime.

1. When installing (desired/intended) things, look for check boxes in the dialogue windows for other (not wanted) things. One may need to insert a checkmark or remove one to prevent the other thing going in, as well. Always watch out for these!

2. Regarding concerns about Java. In my position I had to delve into this issue. Subsequently this is the advice I give people... Java can be installed but, it is recommended that when an Update comes along, 1st, uninstall the existing Java. Then & only then, install the new version. The 'Best Practice' to mitigate any Java nervousness is to not have the new version merely overwrite the old. Instead, remove the old Java & replace w/ the new Java.

I continue to have Java but, I do follow the above approach.

Cheers,
Drew
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bassfisher6522
01-15-2014, 04:44 AM
Who the heck locked this thread????? This nonsense has to stop.

badrobot
01-15-2014, 05:55 AM
I only use Java when needed. And uninstall it after.

Drew
01-15-2014, 10:35 AM
Who the heck locked this thread????? This nonsense has to stop.

Twas not I

Drew

Ardeth Bey
01-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Nor I - I only know I'm posting and it's not being put up here. Suddenly and without warning, now we are told a posting has to go past a moderator - or should I say "THE" moderator!!!??? Kowabunga!!!

Ardeth Bey
01-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Thanks Cat. I had put an extra Fire Extinguisher beside the Laptop perchance it explodes into a ball of brilliant flame.
I thought this must be a normal thing but nothing like checking in with those who know for sure. :-}