Solved The little gold star on the left....

June 12, 2012 at 21:07:24
Specs: Windows 7/Dual XP, ?/3gig
Yesterday I had been weeding out some no longer used applications/files and later in the day I logged on to gmail to check the incoming and gmail would not load. I figured I had inadvertently scrapped some critical bit of the gmail system so I restored to an earlier date. Now I find that I don't have the little gold star in the upper left of each computing.net post so I cant add them to my list of tracked posts for later reference. Is this just a coincidence and how do I get it back?

Today gmail loads without any problem so the problem was at their end, ahhh patience is a virtue!

PS: I just noticed that this post has appeared in the "Tracked Posts and messages", is the star no longer needed then?


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June 15, 2012 at 05:36:22
Hey,

Interesting... Well glad you got it fixed!

Thanks!
Justin



#1
June 13, 2012 at 03:08:35
The star you speak of is still present for me so it evidently has not been discontinued.
I don't think your Gmail problem or using System Restore has anything to do with missing elements on Computing.net (just a coincidence, as you said).

Try clearing all temporary internet files, cookies, history etc. with Ccleaner from here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_c...

Close your web browser before clicking "Run Cleaner" in Ccleaner.

When cleaning is complete, re-open your web browser and log in to Computing.net


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#2
June 13, 2012 at 07:46:24
Hey,

Have you tried doing a full-reload on Computing.Net? Hold down shift and hit the reload key. I definitely didn't remove that gold star to track messages.

Justin


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#3
June 13, 2012 at 18:13:52
Thank you Justin... I presume that is shift+f5, in which case my f5 has ceased to work. I remember doing a reload once before and all was well but not his time. How do I repair f5. I believe it may have something to do with a file in Firefox corrupt localstore.rdf.

I have also notice I have none of the symbols above the Reply section for Bold Italic etc. It appears I have problems!

Late edit: I have just used Internet Explorer to open compuing.net and all is in order. It appears my Firefox installation is ay fault. Will e re-install fix this?


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#4
June 13, 2012 at 19:20:26
Ewen,

I don't know. Perhaps... It sounds like something is really messed up :)

Justin


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#5
June 13, 2012 at 20:08:56
Thank you Justin, it appears that his is one of those "undefinable" errors. I tried a restore to an earlier date, I tried an uninstall of Firefox (because this is where the problem most certainly is) I reinstalled an earlier version and all to no avail. So I used my old faithful standby... I used an image backup (Macrium) from last Sunday and snookered the lot.


PS: I've also stopped Firefox from doing an automatic update.
All is now well, thank you for your interest,

Regards


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#6
June 14, 2012 at 06:17:52
Ewen,

Wow, that doesn't sound very fun :(

I wonder what went wrong to mess it up so badly. Were any other pages messed up or you just didn't notice?

Justin


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June 14, 2012 at 18:07:56
I never noticed anything amiss with any other programmes and the only other forum I read is PCQ and A and if there were errors there I never noticed them.

In Firefox there is a file localstore.rdf which if damaged can play havoc with the setup so I copied that across from another computer and that never helped. So I resorted to my trusty backup


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June 15, 2012 at 05:36:22
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Hey,

Interesting... Well glad you got it fixed!

Thanks!
Justin


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