G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

when I use the web based reader,I cannot open the text box to post a new
question,and yet I can open the text box to post an answer to a post. when i
select 'new question' my screen flashes and nothing happens.
running xp pro with sp2
TIA
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

You may have a popup blocker and the first box looks like a popup to the
system. The answer box may not look like one. It all depends on the
JavaScript.

"perky" <alperk47.asif.@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u0XE50EuFHA.4080@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> when I use the web based reader,I cannot open the text box to post a new
> question,and yet I can open the text box to post an answer to a post. when
> i
> select 'new question' my screen flashes and nothing happens.
> running xp pro with sp2
> TIA
>
>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

dennis
thanks for that. this problem has only just started,i have been advised to
use OE which is what i am getting used to now.thanks again
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

A better way to access the Newsgroup is through OE.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/setup.asp
Follow these steps to access Windows XP newsgroups using Outlook® Express.




"perky" <alperk47.asif.@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u0XE50EuFHA.4080@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> when I use the web based reader,I cannot open the text box to post a new
> question,and yet I can open the text box to post an answer to a post. when i
> select 'new question' my screen flashes and nothing happens.
> running xp pro with sp2
> TIA
>
>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

thanks TaurArian. Thats what I am doing now,for the first time,so if I make
any mistakes I apologise in advance
perky
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi Perky,

We all had to start somewhere, using OE makes it easier to keep track of your posts
etc.
Have fun, don't hesitate to post any questions, just try and give as much detail as
you can so you can get assistance quickly.
Kaylene


"perky" <alperk47.asif.@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uiN%23DOFuFHA.3452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> thanks TaurArian. Thats what I am doing now,for the first time,so if I make
> any mistakes I apologise in advance
> perky
>
>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I have been using OE for news groups since I got my new computer.
I used Netscape for years and found it to be easier for me.
Here are the problems I have with OE:

1. How do you get the posts to download chronologically with time posted?
2. How do you setup so that when posts are read they go away when you close
and not reappear when you open again?
3. How do you go back to read old posts that you might want to read again?
4. What is the difference in one click or two when opening a post?

I could do all of those things with Netscape.

TIA
Wull

"perky" <alperk47.asif.@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eSnesSFuFHA.1284@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> will do.thanks for your help
>
>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

1. What?
All my posts are in chronological order and have the date and time posted.

2. Go to View>Hide read messages, hide read or ignored messages.

3. Go to view> show all messages, or if you only want to see messages you
have downloaded, 'show downloaded messages, or if you only want to see your
replies, 'show my replies'

4. One click shows the immediate message that you are viewing, two click
brings up a new box that has an up and down arrow on the tool bar, which
allows you to scroll thru all expanded posts simply by clicking in what ever
order you want to view the posts, ( next, previous) .




"Wull" <wmailey@gt.rr.com> wrote in message
news:pWyVe.7734$S26.3887@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>I have been using OE for news groups since I got my new computer.
> I used Netscape for years and found it to be easier for me.
> Here are the problems I have with OE:
>
> 1. How do you get the posts to download chronologically with time posted?
> 2. How do you setup so that when posts are read they go away when you
> close and not reappear when you open again?
> 3. How do you go back to read old posts that you might want to read
> again?
> 4. What is the difference in one click or two when opening a post?
>
> I could do all of those things with Netscape.
>
> TIA
> Wull
>
> "perky" <alperk47.asif.@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eSnesSFuFHA.1284@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> will do.thanks for your help
>>
>>
>
>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

In news:pWyVe.7734$S26.3887@tornado.texas.rr.com,
Wull <wmailey@gt.rr.com> typed:

> I have been using OE for news groups since I got my new
> computer.
> I used Netscape for years and found it to be easier for me.
> Here are the problems I have with OE:
>
> 1. How do you get the posts to download chronologically


It's not a matter of downloading chronologically, it's a matter
of sorting the messages in date/time order. To sort in any order
you want, click on the header of the field you want to sort on.
Click on it a second time to reverse the sequenvce (ascending vs.
descending). You should click on the "Sent" field header. If the
"Sent" field isn't visible, see below.



> with time
> posted?


On the menu bar, click on View | Columns and choose the fields
you want displayed and change their order as desired.


> 2. How do you setup so that when posts are read they go away
> when
> you close and not reappear when you open again?


On the menu bar, click on View | Current View, and click "Hide
Read Messages."

You also may want to click on View | Layout and choose to keep
the Views Bar on the screen to facilitate changing this


> 3. How do you go back to read old posts that you might want to
> read
> again?


Change View | Current View to "Show All Messages."

Again, I recommend the Views Bar, which makes it easy to change
back and forth.


> 4. What is the difference in one click or two when opening a
> post?


I'm not sure what you're asking here. Perhaps you mean that a
single click shows the message in the Preview Pane (if you're set
to show the preview pane) and a double-click actually opens the
message.


> I could do all of those things with Netscape.


That's fine. If you prefer Netscape, then use it. Others prefer
Agent, or any of the several other newsreaders available. I
happen to prefer Outlook Express, but we don't all have to prefer
the same product.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Thanks Ken

I did load and setup Netscape. I had numerous problems with my computer.
After one Dell advisor told me MSN did not support Netscape I uninstalled it
and never had the several major problems again.

Wull

"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:ek2hrwHuFHA.2848@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> In news:pWyVe.7734$S26.3887@tornado.texas.rr.com,
> Wull <wmailey@gt.rr.com> typed:
>
>> I have been using OE for news groups since I got my new computer.
>> I used Netscape for years and found it to be easier for me.
>> Here are the problems I have with OE:
>>
>> 1. How do you get the posts to download chronologically
>
>
> It's not a matter of downloading chronologically, it's a matter of sorting
> the messages in date/time order. To sort in any order you want, click on
> the header of the field you want to sort on. Click on it a second time to
> reverse the sequenvce (ascending vs. descending). You should click on the
> "Sent" field header. If the "Sent" field isn't visible, see below.
>
>
>
>> with time
>> posted?
>
>
> On the menu bar, click on View | Columns and choose the fields you want
> displayed and change their order as desired.
>
>
>> 2. How do you setup so that when posts are read they go away when
>> you close and not reappear when you open again?
>
>
> On the menu bar, click on View | Current View, and click "Hide Read
> Messages."
>
> You also may want to click on View | Layout and choose to keep the Views
> Bar on the screen to facilitate changing this
>
>
>> 3. How do you go back to read old posts that you might want to read
>> again?
>
>
> Change View | Current View to "Show All Messages."
>
> Again, I recommend the Views Bar, which makes it easy to change back and
> forth.
>
>
>> 4. What is the difference in one click or two when opening a post?
>
>
> I'm not sure what you're asking here. Perhaps you mean that a single click
> shows the message in the Preview Pane (if you're set to show the preview
> pane) and a double-click actually opens the message.
>
>
>> I could do all of those things with Netscape.
>
>
> That's fine. If you prefer Netscape, then use it. Others prefer Agent, or
> any of the several other newsreaders available. I happen to prefer Outlook
> Express, but we don't all have to prefer the same product.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

You're welcome.
Kaylene

"perky" <alperk47.asif.@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eSnesSFuFHA.1284@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> will do.thanks for your help
>
>