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jttheclockman

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Did I change some setting that I do not realize I did or was there a change in the format here. When I make a reply to a thread or even when I start my own thread such as this, the icons and buttons do not appear above the message area. Now if I go to edit they appear. Is this happening to anyone else and what could be the reason? I now noticed that there is blue lines flashing at the top of the page as if it was buffering when I hit replay. But does not do it when I hit edit. Same thing goes for if I hit quate to someone's thread and reply. The quote does not show up. Using Google Chrome.
 
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Mr Vic

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Did I change some setting that I do not realize I did or was there a change in the format here. When I make a reply to a thread or even when I start my own thread such as this, the icons and buttons do not appear above the message area. Now if I go to edit they appear. Is this happening to anyone else and what could be the reason? I now noticed that there is blue lines flashing at the top of the page as if it was buffering when I hit replay. But does not do it when I hit edit. Same thing goes for if I hit quate to someone's thread and reply. The quote does not show up. Using Google Chrome.
It's working correct for me. Did you run any updates or install software?
 

jrista

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It must be something with google chrome. I switched to the Fox and it works fine. I hate the Fox though. Oh the agony. :)
The Fox is good for you, though. ;) Chrome is riddled with tracking technology, and more tracking technology that gets around anti-tracking technology, etc. etc. Chrome doesn't care a wit about your privacy, security, etc.

Firefox Proton, on the other hand, the latest version, was redesigned from the ground up with extreme security in mind. It sandboxes every tab, so that you can't be tracked nearly as easily, and provides a plethora of other security and privacy features.

Just sayin... ;)
 

sorcerertd

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Firefox Proton, on the other hand, the latest version, was redesigned from the ground up with extreme security in mind. It sandboxes every tab, so that you can't be tracked nearly as easily, and provides a plethora of other security and privacy features.
This is interesting. I gave up on FF years ago due to poor performance. I find Opera to be a nice reliable browser also, but haven't dug into the security aspects of it.
 

jrista

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This is interesting. I gave up on FF years ago due to poor performance. I find Opera to be a nice reliable browser also, but haven't dug into the security aspects of it.
At this point, there are really only three browsers. Chrome & Chromium based browsers; Firefox; Safari.

Opera, Brave, Microsoft Edge, etc. are all Chromium, which is the core browser functionality from Chrome itself. None of these are truly private and won't really secure your PII. Brave claims to be, but the problem is, its still Chrome in the end, and Google, well, they ARE the one who wants all your personal information. So, its just not private, and it never will be. Google has gone out of their way to find ways to track you and everything you do online with their browser tech.

FireFox was a dog, but with the release from this summer, they made TREMENDOUS strides and their browser is now competitive. It is also highly secure, very private, and actively tries to hamper tracking by web sites, web trackers, data brokers, etc.

Safari is...still a dog. It lags quite far behind in terms of modern web standards support. Apple seems to loath the web, because it threatens their app store revenues, so I don't expect much improvement here. It should be more secure and private than Chrome/Chromium, though.

On phones, there is also the "DuckDuckGo" browser option, which is also a more private browser. Similarly, the DuckDuckGo search engine minimizes what tracking it does...just enough to make search work.
 
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