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  1. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    19 Jul '13 14:00
    I know there are some computer experts out there and I can't find any help on the net without ringing a number which I don't want to do:-
    If I try to download 'owt my pc automatically defaults to explorer.
    My version of explorer doesn't work so it just sticks.
    How can I change the default download browser to firefox or chrome?
    I have windows vista.
    Also I can't find my recycle bin anynmore -it dissappeared when I emptied it!!
  2. 20 Jul '13 00:08
    recycle bin - right click desktop....click "personalize"...left side under "tasks" pick "change desktop icons"......check the recycle bin option....click "ok".

    Hope that helps
  3. 20 Jul '13 00:27
    >If I try to download 'owt<

    ? Not sure what that means.

    To get Google Chrome as your browser:

    Make sure you have dowloaded Chrome to your computer. When you download, there may be an option to make it the default browser as part of the installation.

    If you downloaded Chrome sometime in the past, try this:

    click the Windows flag button in the lower left corner

    right side "control panel"

    click "default programs"

    click "set your default programs:"

    left side click "Google Chrome"

    right side click "set this program as default"

    below that click "choose defaults for this program"

    next page check all boxes including the "start menu" box

    click "save"
  4. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    20 Jul '13 08:04
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    recycle bin - right click desktop....click "personalize"...left side under "tasks" pick "change desktop icons"......check the recycle bin option....click "ok".

    Hope that helps
    Exellent- thanks
  5. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    20 Jul '13 08:07
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    >If I try to download 'owt<

    ? Not sure what that means.

    To get Google Chrome as your browser:

    Make sure you have dowloaded Chrome to your computer. When you download, there may be an option to make it the default browser as part of the installation.

    If you downloaded Chrome sometime in the past, try this:

    click the Windows flag button in th ...[text shortened]... am"

    next page check all boxes including the "start menu" box

    click "save"
    I know how to change the default browser and have chrome and firefox installed but say I have an e mail and there's a file to download in it, it doesn't matter what my internet option settings show the pc automatically trys to download it with explorer.
    Thanks for the reply anyway.
  6. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    20 Jul '13 08:15
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    >If I try to download 'owt<

    ? Not sure what that means.

    To get Google Chrome as your browser:

    Make sure you have dowloaded Chrome to your computer. When you download, there may be an option to make it the default browser as part of the installation.

    If you downloaded Chrome sometime in the past, try this:

    click the Windows flag button in th ...[text shortened]... am"

    next page check all boxes including the "start menu" box

    click "save"
    I've just re read your advice and I think(hope) it may have worked.
    Thanks.
  7. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    20 Jul '13 09:10
    If you use microsoft outlook it might still try to do all internet-connected stuff using the Internet explorer...
  8. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    20 Jul '13 13:46
    Thanks
  9. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    20 Jul '13 17:43
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    >If I try to download 'owt<

    ? Not sure what that means.

    It just means 'anything'...then there's 'nowt', which means 'nothing'...both very northern English terms, as I'm sure Dave ( Venda ) will confirm
  10. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    20 Jul '13 18:51
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    It just means 'anything'...then there's 'nowt', which means 'nothing'...both very northern English terms, as I'm sure Dave ( Venda ) will confirm
    Eee bi gumm lad , tha reight theer.
  11. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    20 Jul '13 22:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by venda
    Eee bi gumm lad , tha reight theer.
    ey up ya nowty bugger

    Not that I'm saying you have Dave lol, it's just another example of northern speak. Actually, is that spelled correctly, any idea re: 'nowty'... ?

    Edit: I'm guessing it's more Lancashire than Yorkshire, and it means 'someone who has a short fuse'...
  12. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    21 Jul '13 19:27
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    ey up ya nowty bugger

    Not that I'm saying you have Dave lol, it's just another example of northern speak. Actually, is that spelled correctly, any idea re: 'nowty'... ?

    Edit: I'm guessing it's more Lancashire than Yorkshire, and it means 'someone who has a short fuse'...
    Not sure Dean.
    Don't think spelling matters a deal in dialect speak.