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    Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
    « Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 08:42:12 AM »
    Coco, I have it as a PNG.  I put it in Photos, but still cannot get it to post here.  I'll keep trying it.

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    Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
    « Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 10:07:47 AM »
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      Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
      « Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 11:28:38 AM »
      Okay, I have it here as an attachment...does this work?


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      Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
      « Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 01:43:43 PM »
      Looks like it too.

      Sounds like the Windows 10 bug described here.
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
        « Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 02:19:02 PM »
        Well, BG, what I did was on go that link you put on the reply, I checked it out, looked it over, wasn't sure what to do, then I did what one guy did.  He went and changed the Region where there is no Cortana, it turned back to the blue color it was, then he went back and changed Region back to United States, and it still stayed blue.  So far, mine is staying blue.  Thank you, you are such a sweet thing having to deal with a computer stupid person like me.  You guys sure are patient and helpful!
        THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

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          Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
          « Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 03:14:09 PM »
          My mistake!  The search bar didn't stay blue!  I don't even remember seeing it change.  I can't figure it out.

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          Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
          « Reply #21 on: February 12, 2018, 03:39:50 PM »
          As I mentioned, It's a Windows/Cortana bug. Really, there is nothing for you to "figure out"- It's Microsoft's problem.

          In the meantime, You can remove it altogether by right-clicking it, it's under either Search or Cortana in the pop-up menu. You can have it appear only as a search icon, or you can hide it altogether.

          You can get the same search capability by simply pressing the windows key and starting to type. Because of that, personally, it's never been clear to me why it ever needed to exist in the first place. Probably dictated by their marketing department(s) to help push Cortana. That it seems to be unable to actually display properly for more than a few femtoseconds doesn't help either.
          I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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          Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
          « Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 07:52:24 AM »
          Debby, is there anything else we can do to help you?
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            Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
            « Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 10:24:42 AM »
            No, Dave, I think I got it all.  Just always be there...you know I'll not know how to do something sooner or later.  I just wish I could "pick up" all the computer stuff you guys know but I'm always afraid I'll hit something wrong and never get back where I was.  All of you have a Happy Valentine's Day!  You are all my Valentines!

            Thank you and love you all!!!!

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            Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
            « Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 09:00:03 PM »
            Happy Valentines day to all of you! Also, as BC said, the search box turning blue is a glitch in the operating system, and is Microsoft's fault and is their problem.

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              Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
              « Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 05:33:47 PM »
              Yeah, I did what BC said...I just did away with it on my taskbar.  I've had the computer for two years, wonder why it decided to do that now?  Probably had something to do with all those updates they did.

              I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day!  Me, I got a dozen red roses!  I was so shocked.  You see, some of you may remember, I had pancreatic cancer eight years ago, and that awful Whipple surgery for it.  Fortunately, I am of the few 10% that made it.  Most, if they get it back, comes back within about two years.  This coming March 31, I will be seven years (date of Whipple Surgery) cancer free.  So being here for Valentine's Day another year is a blessing to us.  Although it changes your body terribly, I feel fortunate.  If I have to spend a good majority of my time at home, at least I'm here.  I have my husband and my cats (no, not the crazy cat lady - I only have two), unfortunately just lost my mother a month ago but I'm okay with it, she was, after all, 86, and a boatload of friends who keep me happy.  And of course, for you all here who keep me and my computer running and you are so nice and sweet about it.  Sorry, it's just challenging to me!  Well, I guess you know that.

              Anyway, didn't mean to write a book, but wanted to THANK YOU again and hope you had a very good Valentine's Day!

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              Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
              « Reply #26 on: February 15, 2018, 12:10:33 PM »
              Click Start> Computer> right click the C Drive and choose Properties> enter
              Click Disk Cleanup from there.



              Click OK on the Disk Cleanup Screen.
              Click Yes on the Confirmation screen.



              This runs the Disk Cleanup utility along with other selections if you have chosen any. (if you had a lot System Restore points, you will see a significant change in the free space in C drive)
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                Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
                « Reply #27 on: February 15, 2018, 02:10:41 PM »
                I will do the Disk Cleanup, Dave.  Something strange happened today when I cut my computer on.  It seems like it is taking longer to load up since updates were done earlier this week, but today I had a black screen, then this little box comes up saying Explorer is not responding, then it just sat there.  I had to manually cut off the computer after about five minutes.  When I cut it on again, I got that black screen, I waited, and finally my desktop stuff came on like it is supposed to, but it still took longer to boot up than it used to.  I looked at what I have on Startup, I disabled Microsoft One Drive Setup, but I do not know what that other stuff is so I didn't disable any of it.  One is Delayed Launcher - ?????  -  EEvent Monitor  - ?????  - Groove Manager????  There were more but I left them alone.  Computers are cool, but they can be exasperating at the same time!

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                Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
                « Reply #28 on: February 15, 2018, 08:57:20 PM »
                Sorry about your loss. Personally, I got a bunch of candy for Valentines Day. One of my cats I can't find right now and I am worried.

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                  Re: Computer seems like it has a glitch
                  « Reply #29 on: February 16, 2018, 06:44:07 AM »
                  Oh Coco, sorry about your cat!  How old is it?  How long has it been missing?  I feel for you.  If one of mine went missing, I'd be going nuts.  We live on a busy country road and I tried to teach mine not to go past a certain point in the front yard.  They are pretty good about it.  We've been here 30 years and taken in every stray that came, but one was chasing a squirrel right when a car came and that was that.  So I try to be attentive to where they are during the day if they are out (we don't allow them out at night...too many coyotes).  Does your cat come for anything, like rattling a bag of treats or a toy that makes noise?  Carry that around with you when looking.  I hope you find it soon.  If it is a male that hasn't been neutered, they tend to cruise for females and don't always show up like they should.  Good luck, let me know what happens.

                  And glad you got candy...that's always the best!