Dead space ~~ it's happened to all of us. You write a message, post it, and there's all this empty space under the text. How'd that happen?
I'm not talking about the space that occurs naturally after a short message, but about the big blank part that sometimes shows up at the end of a long message or a picture post.
I don't know how it happens, but have noticed it's more likely to happen in picture threads.
Whatever ........ there is a way to control it:
Simply make sure the little vertical line that marks your place (the thing that looks like this: | on your screen) is right after the very last thing in your message. For instance, as this is the end of my message, the cursor will be showing right after the period, like this.|
Computer language is certainly not my strength . I seem to be a slow learner with computers. Ie: it took me an hour this morning to wade through several sites and approaches to finally and triumphantly figure out how to do the symbol for a euro…€€€€!!!! It didn’t help that I was unaware that my laptop doesn’t show the specific small part of the keyboard with the special numbers that you need to type in with several methods. And, you have to do something obscure to even find this group of numbers. Finally I found the easiest, CRTL + ALT + E. €€€€€€€€€€€€€
Most of the time I type on my laptop in French, but seldom physically write in French. With time, I think I’m losing my memory of accents etc. This bothers me. I would love to learn how to do this but am hoping for the most simple and clear method for a laptop. Today I’ll begin laboriously wading through the methods.
Control Panel > Regional & Language Options > Regional Options
You'll get a window with three tabs: Regional Options, Languages, & Advanced.
Under "Regional Options", put in the form of French you prefer, then click OK.
Now open the "Languages" tab and click the Details button.
It will show your default input language (probably English, Canadian in your case) and in the drop-down menu you will see the French language option you just added.
In the same window, under Installed Services, make sure you choose the keyboard option for French.
At the bottom of that window, you'll see Preferences. Choose "show the Language Bar on the Desktop". Now, in Key Settings, it should be showing a "Left Alt + Shift" as the way to shift between languages. Click OK.
You are now set up to switch to French as needed. Browse online for a printable picture of a French keyboard. Keep that next to your computer for reference. With time, you'll start to remember which keys render what when you are in French keyboard mode.
It's called a 'Character Map', no? Where is it though?
What I did is went to 'Start' - Search - For Files or Folders - write in the search box 'Character Map'. In the list that came up there was an icon for it as a shortcut. I just dragged this on to the desktop. And there is was after double clicking on it.
Merci mes amis! This is great information and I am finding some fascinating reading. But, as I was beginning to go through your instructions, I stumbled upon this site for typing in French without a French keyboard...its fabulous! C’est un cliché, mais la femme fainéante trouvera la mèthode plus facile. You can also use it for other languages and currencies.
Oh, Baz should know about that. Oops -- that's right, he has a grudge at the moment rather than rising above it.
I'm so sorry to hear this.At you K2? Why should we all have to suffer from his absence because you pissed off someone else again??? >:( I miss him on here.
edited to add the appropriate emoticons indicating that I was attempting to be playful,and not publicly attack Kerouac or anyone else. Can we be playful every once in a while??? Please? Someone brought up Baz,and I do happen to miss him,it seemed the right thing to say at the time I was reading it. Free Trade Zone says "meet and mingle",so,I am mingling.
Checking emails at the library on their super-fast connection, I tried it, and after watching the computer process and process, realized it would search out every single post on APIAS, unless I had logged into AnyPort on this computer previously, setting a cookie (which is probably not enabled on these computers anyway). Not so useful.
Will wait till I get home to try it... But what do you advise for travellers who are using public computers?
Actually, I have opened some interesting threads here two or three weeks late sometimes, which is both good and bad. Sometimes I feel stupid for having missed it for so long, and sometimes I think it is the perfect time to add to a thread, because it has had time to mature and/or it is a good time to give new life to a topic that is fading from view.
Is there some way to restore this at the bottom of the forums? I really enjoy this feature.
(Or is it hidden and I cannot find it?)
Also I have tried the little compass at the top right of the home page that has "recent posts" but when I use it, my anti virus software goes NUTS and eventually my computer just freezes. This has happened several times.
I would like to see the same thing. I rely on the 80 most recent posts. I have found a way to access them anyway, without logging in. But most may not know how to do this, so it would be good to have them up there like they used to be.
Tell your social network friends that they can now register at Any Port in a Storm from their social networks.
One advantage is the ability to use the new share button at the top of every thread. By using this button, AnyPort threads can be shared with Facebook, Twitter, and many other social networks quickly and easily.
If you're already a member and want to take advantage of this new feature, go to your Profile and click on Social Networks.
Wouldn't you like to get more views on your picture threads? Those threads are time-consuming to make, but are a large part of what gives the forum universal interest, so they deserve to get continuing attention.
The way to keep those threads in the public eye is to give them solidly descriptive titles. "The Ideal Vacation" will get attention from forum members when it's new, but will probably fall out of sight later. Something like "A Seychelles Summer", however, is much more likely to be picked up by Google and the other search engines. This will mean your site will continue being viewed and that your imaginative presentation might attract more members to anyport.