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Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
Nice to hear a happy outcome.
I will admit that their call centre leaves a little to be desired on the "Time To Answer" side but once one gets a person I have generally found them helpful.
No worse than trying to call Telecom or WINZ!
Member since 19 Sep 2010
Member from Napier
For the future Jane i would suggest u give serious consideration to changing your Slingshot account to IMAP. POP works well with dial up and one device but outside that, it has limitations.
Member since 05 Aug 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
ha - that was a nifty fix, jane. glad it worked out.
hey mm what do you think of that lion os.. are there big improvements as far as you're concerned?
Ive been looking at more light weight web browsers - such as 'Stainless' but miss some of those 'extras' of safari - like 'save page' which is useful for looking at stuff when off line.
..though I can do a copy and paste straight into 'TextEdit' - which seems to work just as well.
Does anyone know if firefox has a save page?
Member since 24 Sep 2007
Member from Taupo
Firefox has a "Save page as" under the File tab, that is for Windows, It maybe something similar in Mac.
ta cooky.. Ive been trying to download it via dialup.. but it kept stalling ..so wondered f it was worth the hazzle ..so with that bit of info.. I'll try other means..
That's right CB Firefox for mac has "Save Page As" and "Work Offline"
BB don't you have a close by mate that can download it for you? If it's a windows machine they would need to make sure they get the Mac version as the site detects what you are using so tell them to go to the systems & languages page, the link is jusy below the download button.
BB - Lion is an interesting step forward, but i would say it is not for everyone.
Seems to me Apple is driving in a direction based on business and a multi device setup with touch screen as part of it.
For the home user it is more a case of what features do you really want. I have a 87 y-o who i help and have advised him not to bother with Lion based on what he does, there is little advantage and a not insignificant learning curve for him to use Lion as far as i can see.
Now in your case if you are on 10.6 and given that you are on dial up then i would say stay with it - it has heaps of features and is a very stable OS. Have set up my hairdresser on 10.6 and a MacBook and Dial-Up (with an older Airport Extreme to give her wireless) and it does all she needs, altho given it is her first computer ever, then she really does not have much to compare it with, but it does what she wants and in the end that is what counts - not what people tell you, you should be doing.
So if you are on Broadband and have an iPad and/or iPh then there is probably an advantage but otherwise i would say, don't bother, cos there is a bit to learn. But there are some nice 'gee whizz' features
I like your dialogue mm, I really do feel for those still on dial up. I think it should be banned in NZ altogether as being a form of torture.
ta for that info, mm.. confirms my thinking. I use an old airport on dialup too..
no not torture cooky, it does 99% of all I want to do.. and I can go to a free wireless hookup if I really need to. It costs me $5 a month for 150 hours. ..which is great - don't think I could afford broadband in my current situation so its a great thing for me. (treaches me a little bit on time management too - ha.)
It is a bit like torture for someone (like me) who is fixing a computer when they really need a fast connection to download tools and apps from the internet.
I do understand that not everyone can afford broadband at the exorbitant prices that ISPs charge, it could, and should be made much more affordable!
Post deleted at 10 Jun 2012 9:55pm by beachbum
hey mm, here's a little trick your dial up user might try..
In safari you can set it up so you can change the user agent under 'develop' in the top bar menu. this is for use in web page testing.. but some of the options are for an iphone or ipod touch - which can make a 'heavy web site lighter for displaying... ie the css sends a lighter version of the site to suit an ipad. This depends somewhat on how well designed the web pages are.
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