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Seems like my computer doesn't supports those methods. Might try to look for audio drivers...

I tried one at first link and it actually doesn't I wanted. It is playing at two speakers at same time. Second link one seems like what I want but looks like that method is not supported on this version of Windows...

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I need to get a new laptop, and I was wondering if people who are more computer-savvy than me might have some recommendations?

 

I've always used Windows OS up until now, but I'm not happy with them any more. I really liked Windows XP and Windows 7, but I hate Windows 10. I find it cluttered and difficult to navigate, plus it comes loaded down with so much bloatware it's not even funny.

 

I mostly use my laptop at home, so I don't care much about long battery life, but I like something with a lot of memory so I can store video files. I want a system that is easy to navigate and arrange my files. I want to be able to run Adobe software like Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

I'm leaning towards getting a Macbook, but since I haven't used them much I don't know know about the different models. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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I love my Acer Aspire. It's a few years old now, but I bet the newer ones are as good.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-A515-55-15-6-Laptop/dp/B089BJZ8T4/ref=sr_1_3?

 

I always have things "built" to my specs; it is VERY much worth it (and very often cheaper.) I go into a store I trust and tell them what I want and they put it together for me, based on the model I select. And they kill all the bloatware before I take delivery :) I had it built with Windows 7. You need a nice friendly store to do that for you !

 

Macbooks are SO expensive. LInux ?

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As my main computer blew up a few weeks ago, I'm currently using my old Laptop that I bought about 7 years ago.

It's a Dual core Intel Core i5-3230M with 8GB RAM and a 1TB HD running Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS and still looks really neat.

 

Heh. Looks like they still sell the same design: https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/de/Linux-Hardware/Linux-Notebooks

And yeah, they build stuff to your specs if you don't find the right one in the shop. If you happen to be in Germany, I can recommend the folks.

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Does anybody know how long an iphone battery diagnostic test takes (performed by a technician, not something a user can do with an app)?

 

(More like 2 minutes or 20 minutes?)

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google suggests 20-45 minutes.

 

Google not always right, but still...

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Thank you @Fuzzbucket! All my Google searches lead to variants of "how to check your battery status on your phone" support articles, so I'm glad you found something better. (And if the information is accurate, it is what I was hoping for.)

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It was from something about what happens if you go into an Apple store and ask about your battery. It mostly ends with "so better buy a new one...."

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After using Chrome for a very long time for Dragon Cave right up to bedtime last night - I woke up this morning to find that Chrome will not let me load any pages of Dragon Cave due to "security issues". Has anyone else had this? Found a way around it?

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It's working fine on Chrome on my PC - maybe take a look at its security settings ?  Does the warning allow you to "understand the risk" and go there anyway ?

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No. I also had my husband check it out and he says it's a problem with DC, but it was working last night, so I am totally confused by it.

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Hm, that's strange ! Can you show us the exact error ? And are you on PC or MAC ? I just googled this problem and it seems there are some things to try, such as making sure date and time are correct for security certificates, clearing history and cached browsing data ... I'm on PC with Chrome myself and everything is fine, so it shouldn't be a problem from DC I suppose ?

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I'm Sorry. I have a really bad headache today and I'm having trouble getting a screenshot. This is what I got:

 

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from dragcave.net (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more

NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID

To get Chrome’s highest level of security, turn on enhanced protection

 

At the top was a red triangle notice signal, and at the bottom a link that said "Advanced" and another that said "Reload" none that let me just go to the site. The link for higher Chrome security didn't lead me to a page for getting to DC either. I have used Chrome for DC for a few years at this point and this is the first time I have had trouble with it. I'm glad others aren't having this problem.

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Sorry we really need a screenshot to be sure. Sometimes if you typed in the URL its worth double checking as tech support scammers sometimes make error popups on URL's close to other websites. Sometimes your adblockers or antivirus can interfere, I think there may be settings in chrome that can block 'continue anyway' options or something but i'm not sure..

 

Is it still happening or was it a one time thing?

I have advanced security on plus extremely tight application and connection control antivirus and dragon cave has never once been flagged on anything.

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DC has never been flagged before yesterday, but it was on every DC page Forum and Site. And yes, it's still the same today. I may try again for a screenshot tomorrow.

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You press the 'PrtScr' button in the top right corner of most keyboards, then just Ctrl and V at the same time to paste it here or in paint to save as an image.

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Dragcave and the forums both have a secure connection and valid certificate so it's not a legitimate error, and usually by clicking advanced there's an option to go to a site anyway unless parental or restricted settings are turned on...

 

Are you using public or non-password protected wifi? That could possibly cause it, else maybe your home wifi has something going on. it looks to be a problem on your end rather than the site or chrome but I might be wrong.

 

If you click advanced, does it give anymore information?

 

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I also read that time zones can mess with certificate verification if it's expiring tomorrow or something, not sure though.

 

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This is what happens when I click "Advanced". Yep, it is still happening.

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At least that explains what chrome thinks the problem is. Try reconnecting your VPN if you use one.. you can apparently workaround the block though without one.

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here is a hidden way to bypass that error, even if no button allows it. Of course, this should be used for your own sites only – where you are perfectly sure that site is not hacked, but simply local and therefore without a valid internet certificate.

Simply click anywhere on the denial page and type “thisisunsafe”."   source

 

I can't test this for you as i'm unable to recreate the error with any sites I trust.

 

As far as I was aware the manual bypass option was only disabled on mac os, so there's either been an update to chrome, you're using a dual boot os or your computers haunted... I can't help any further. I think you'll need a mod or super tech nerds help if that doesn't work.

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I'm using my phone as a hotspot. Don't know if that makes a difference. But I was surprised and confused when I suddenly started having problems yesterday after months without any trouble. Thanks for the help. I'll check it out and let you know. I am using Windows and on a PC.

 

I am unable to type anywhere on the page. It won't even let me Google "Dragon Cave" I just keep getting more confused. I did clear my history and try searching DC rather than using bookmarks.

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I can have a look for you in the morning if you'd be comfortable with using teamviewer or something. It probably is due to using a mobile hotspot, those confuse pc security systems all the time. Have you look through the security settings on both devices to see if there's any conflicts?

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I am a person who relies on a "Honey" interface. If anything goes wrong with my tech, I say "Honey, can you fix this?" and he does. But he couldn't fix this. Maybe it will start working again as easily as it stopped. Thanks for all the assistance. I do have Firefox to fall back on, though Firefox hasn't been my favorite for a while.

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