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Dave-H last won the day on May 12 2016

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  1. Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4

    Of course, silly me! MOM.exe is the AMD/ATI Catalyst Control Center monitoring program.
  2. Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4

    I never worked out what @Roffen meant by "MOM message" either, but as this is all from over a year ago now anyway, presumably he got things all sorted!
  3. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    Something just doesn't like vertical lines closely together, you can see a strange effect on the "ll" in "small" in my screen grabs, and on the Opera one only, the "it" in "Capital" and on the Firefox one only, on the "al" of "Capital"! Weird indeed........
  4. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    This is what they look like here in Opera 12.18 (top) and Firefox 52 (bottom). What's bizarre IMO is the apparent greeny/purply (depending on the zoom) tinge to the pipe symbols in Firefox, and browny tinge to the next three lines in both!
  5. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    Strange how your lines appear to be of different lengths, as if the characters are spaced differently. I don't see that on any of my browsers.
  6. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    OK, now on Windows XP. IE8 drops into compatibility view, and then looks an awful mess (not unexpected!) Firefox looks fine, although the lower row appears to have a slight purple tinge to it for some reason. Opera 12.18 both rows have the apparent purple tinge, and the top row has marginally less contrast than the bottom row. Google Chrome both rows are lacking contrast, but the top row is worse than the bottom one. Opera 36 pretty much the same (not surprisingly). Safari looks like Opera 12.18. HTH.
  7. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    Looking at the board in Opera 12.18 (admittedly on Windows 10) I can see some of the effects jaclaz has pointed out, such as "I" (upper case i) looking a bit dimmer than "l" (lower case L), but the difference is not huge, and everything still seems to be pretty legible. I will try later on using Windows XP and see if that looks different.
  8. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    Of course you were quite right to report the problems jaclaz, I wasn't saying that you shouldn't, whatever browser you're using. The fact has to be faced though that Presto-based Opera hasn't been properly updated now for over four years. The last 12.18 update was over two years ago, and was only to help with security protocol compatibility, it didn't do anything to help fundamental site compatibility, which had always been a struggle with Presto Opera anyway, as nobody coded for it as its user base was so small. Opera always had to put loads of workarounds into the browser, like browser.js, which had to be constantly updated as sites changed their coding. With no updates for so long, inevitably sites were going to start to malfunction, and the browser is now crawlingly slow on javascript-heavy sites like YouTube and Facebook. Sorry to be blunt, but even I had to bite the bullet eventually, as much as I loved Opera 12. Frankly it's like wondering why MSFN doesn't work properly in IE8. I wouldn't hold your breath for any fixes if they're only affecting Opera 12, whose user base must now be minute. Cheers, Dave.
  9. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    jaclaz, your problems are I'm afraid almost certainly being caused by using an old version of Opera. I adored the original Opera, and used it as my default browser for many many years, and was horrified when they replaced it with something that was Chromium-based and stripped out all the customisation options that I used fully on the old version. I kept Opera 12.18 (the latest and almost certainly last version) as my default browser until literally a week or two ago, when I had to accept that so many sites were now not working properly in Opera 12 that I had to admit defeat and move to Firefox as my default. Not only do many pages display wrongly in Opera 12 now, javascript links often don't work, which is really annoying when you spend ages filling in a form and then the "submit" button does nothing! I'm sure the problem with the MSFN site is nothing to do with the coding, I'm sure it works fine in current browsers, it's Opera 12 that's the problem I'm afraid.
  10. Forum upgrade to v4.2!

    Xper, I really hope this means that you're considering keeping the board open now. Why would you do a software update a couple of days before closing it?! Looking at other threads, you will have no shortage of support from your members, to whom this board has come to mean such a lot. Cheers, Dave.
  11. All four updates installed fine here. Scan took about 10 seconds on my main machine, and less than a minute on my very slow netbook. That's more like it! There seems to be no update for IE11 this month either.
  12. Slim pickings compared with last month! At least with no Office updates this time we should get a fast update scan. Nothing here in England yet, at least no yellow shield has appeared in the system tray.
  13. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Thanks, I'll hold fire for a while then.
  14. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    I'm only really interested in the possibility of memory-hungry programs like Adobe Premiere Pro being able to use more of my available memory when running on XP. However, as the program itself is 32 bit, would it be able to access more that 3GB of RAM anyway, even with the operating system patch applied?
  15. Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

    Thanks, I hope Dibya will come back and say exactly what has to be done with his patch. I use USB a lot on my system, so I don't want to risk anything that might compromise the stability of that function, and Dibya reckons he's cracked that issue.