Annoying Popups

Does becoming a premium member stop the annoying popups on this site?  The current trend of being BLASTED from every angle by ANNOYING advertisements is over the top.

Posted by christopher.kytle 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

What annoy's you?

Tell me guys, what annoy's you?  I'll start CATS suck-ups Mini knex BrittanySpears People who think they can dance good but cant Constantly cracking your knuckles well you get the point

Posted by patriots8888 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Annoying image bug

When I am looking at my image library as I write up a project, sometimes the enlarged thumbnails follow me around the page, stick, cover what I am trying to do, and won't go away until I click on another thumbnail and persuade it to "stick" somewhere less annoying.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Annoying Halloween Newsletters

Hi! Here in my country we do not mind about the halloween, so I think this kind of e-mail is a little boring (at least to people in other countries that don't celebrate the halloween). I'm really getting annoyed with these "halloween newsletters" every day at my inbox. I already searched how to unsubscribe from this especific newsletter but unfortunately without sucess. Thank you!

Posted by BlitzKriegBR 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Getting Annoying, PDF

This is getting annoying I just bought one year subscription two days ago. I am trying to download the PDF and it is not letting me download. Also when I go to different page each time it is asking me to login. And when I try to download the PDF it logs me out. It is also telling me to by new subscription, so please fix these problems. Other than that, in my account it says that I will be charged for new subscription after one year automatically. I would like to cancel automatic subscription option. I do like this site it is best online source for new projects but it is not well organized. For help, contact, account information and no Phone line were we can get customer service. So please reply me as soon as possible. My user name is patel.raj. If this problem going to be continued I would like to cancel my current subscription and want refund.

Posted by patel.raj 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Annoying GPU problems

While playing games and namely online games on my computer my GPU seems to crash at random times but always during actions. While playing World of Warcraft during some boss fights and in a handful of areas where the colors consist of mainly whites blues and dark grays they screen will distort all colors, freeze, and then eventually just turn black and not come back on until I restart the computer. Motherboard: Asus P7P55D EVO Processor: Intel i7 860 (Quad) Memory: 8.00GB GPU: EVGA GeForce GTS 250 PSU: 1000W Windows 7 64bit I checked the GPU and CPU temps and they are running at normal levels GPU stays around 40-42 without load and gets to 54-56 under load and CPU is 50 idle and 62-64 under the max load i could put it under which was only about 40% or so. I'm just trying to see what could be causing it to crash at such inconvenient times. I have updated the drivers and searched the Nvidia and EVGA websites for any other people having similar problems with no luck.?

Asked by Wabba86 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Things That Annoy Me

1)Walk as slow as you can in front of me 2)Stand in the middle of a hallway with your friends talking 3)Stand in the middle of a door yelling at person for being in your way 4)Asking me a stoopid question (Is a penny a solid? No it's a liquid. That's with a "U") 5)Asking me which book I am reading. (Move two inches and read the side) 6) Being a girl and telling me to cut my hair because it is long 7)Being a boy and asking why I have long hair/telling me to cut my hair because it is long(Why do you have short hair?/Stop being a genderist((I know, that's not the correct term)) 8)Calling me Dominique on purpose(I understand if it's an accident) 9)"Singing" a rap song near me 10)Drumming with your pencil 11)Saying Dawg, Wassup, the N word, Tight(as slang) straight up, The B word et ectera 12)Calling me stoopid because I don't know the answer to a stupid example(Sorry, no example) 13) Talking in a fake ghetto accent(I'm dead serious, I know a kid like this) 14)Laughing at the most unfunny things(someone making an unconvincing animal sound, and you laughing like crazy) 15)Speaking in an other language right in front of me, while looking at me. (That, or I'm paranoid) 16)When a teacher is splitting the class into a boys and girls, when the teacher say girl, everyone looks at me and tells me to go with them.(In Sixth grade) 17)Suspecting me to know the answer to a question we haven't been told the answer yet.(Okay, open your books. "Dominic? Which page?") 18)People getting mad at me because I cut them off in the hallway because they're walking three miles an hour. 19)People who say all rock in people screaming in a microphone(And rap is grown adults Rhyming. "Cat hat dawg." You're a rapper! 20)People who act like they're something they're not(Can't get too specific without getting people mad) 21)School rules.(Apparently, if I tap a friends shoulder, that means I'm harassing them.) 22)The fact I have to put my hair in a pony tail when we're doing experiments in Science(Oh No! I may get a drop a dye in my hair! But who cares about my exposed skin?) 23)People who hate the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana because they're "Rock" (They're not) 24)This one girl in my Art class because I didn't know what a ribbon that looked like a puzzle meant. (She thought it was for breast cancer. I knew it wasn't. It wasn't. I'm still the idiot. To this day, she's still the "All knowing queen of the galaxy.") ((I made that up to annoy her.)) 25)People who say I have no life because I'm inside more than in when it isn't Baseball season. 26)people who assume I'm goth or emo because I'm a boy with long hair, not the tannest person, spend time inside, likes Dexter( a serial killer), wears jeans all year long, isn't the nicest person, and wear black, or dark clothes(A lot of people) 27)My friend claiming all pasta is served, or should be served cold. (Yum.) 28)The fact I like three girls, don't know which one I like, and don't know if they like me.(Please don't tell me just to tell them how I feel) 29)The fact this one girl thinks all men don't talk about there feelings 30)Girls asking me if they can do me hair and make-up(No.) 31)I need permission to wear makeup on Halloween 32)8th and 9th graders who think they're better then me because I'm in 7th grade 33)People who think I'm stupid it because I went to Beginner garden 34)School dances.(I can only slow dance, only like the slow dance, and it will look weird if I slow dance with someone to a fast song) ((How manly. lol)) 35) People who think I have no emotions because I don't laugh at stoopid stuff 36)Waking up at around 6:30 so I can take a shower in the morning. 37)My dad hating my long hair(Trust me, it's ironic) 38) The fact that I, emphasis on the I can't reply to comments. 39)People being overall stupid 40)Science class 41)People who use improper grammar and spelling(I don't my sentences aren't ending in periods) 42)The fact that I feel like I'm surrounded by idiots at my school, and smart people are an endangered species.(Thanks you Instructables for letting me be by some smart people) 43)Girls who say the word like way to much. 44)The fact that I don't how high my vocabulary is (we had to stop at a 21 year old due to the time.) ((I admit, I had to guess for some of them)) 45)People who hate people just because you're you, or because of the way you sound on a microphone (Dead serious. That dude was B) 46)The fact our economy sucks. 47)Having to play the same three songs in band everyday. (Really, it's five, not counting the scales. Counting the scales, it's seven) 48)Posers 49)People who assume the worst of people, and judge a book by it's cover. (When you're not annoying me, I am very nice, even with my long hair, black shirt, and my pants in the summer) 50)People who don't know what they're talking about. 51)People who claim they're better then you because of one aspect of their life. 52)The fact I don't have enough time to read my book in school(Darkly Dreaming Dexter) 53)People who are self centered(Not a real example but...) (("My dog died today..." "Do you think I should get a bigger mirror so I can see more of my beautiful face?)) 54)When the teacher purposely picks a slow reader to read. (I understand they can't read, but don't waste everyone else time 55)People blocking my view. ("Oh my god! She's pulling paper from over a cup!") 56)People playing with my hair. (I swear to god, this dude was playing with my hair. I Calmly said please stop, then when he didn't stop a second or two later, I pulled his arm away. He was smiling the whole time.)

Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

"nobody has said anything yet..."

When I reply to comments from the email notifications, I occasionally get a message saying: "nobody has said anything yet" It gets very annoying..... Does anyone else get this?

Posted by thermoelectric 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Ads with sound suck

just saying... Especially when they start up by themselves. Why would anyone want this?

Posted by dvboy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

full page popups

I hate the full page popups you have to delete when the site opens. If I want something from them I will hunt them

Posted by trogabird 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

NOBODY has made any comments yet!

I went to eric's page today, and got a message that he hasn't posted any comments yet. I've seen this bug before, but seriously, now it's affecting the highest levels of instructables brass! EDIT: I've checked. It's global. Everyone is affected. =O

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Device to get rid of pesky pigeons on balcony?

Nothing that would permanently harm the pigeons (although it is tempting), but something that would scare the bejesus out of them. Maybe a motion sensor that would swing something to scare them.... maybe it woud play a predator sound when they got too close... the possibilities are endless. Please help!

Posted by irishchaos 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Favorite "Annoying Orange" quotes

Favorite "Annoying Orange" quotes! If you are an "Annoying Orange" fan join my group!

Posted by happyjo 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Website is annoying and needs a facelift

I doubt anyone will read this or care but I'll put it out there. The Instructables website needs a facelift and needs to remove all the little annoying flyover login boxes linked to seemingly every little thing on the page. The site design itself could do with some work on the layout and usability.

Posted by goodie2 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Annoy-A-Thing 2.0 Development

Annoy-A-Thing made by let_it_out_org.After seeing some interest in developing a second iteration of the device, I thought it could be a good idea to start a forum thread for the development.I think the device should ; Beep at random (or kind of) interval, Use a 555 or a 556 timer, and it should not be powered by a microcontroller.

Posted by lordofthedonuts 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Would an animated avatar be annoying?

I was considering using an animated gif from one of my Instructables as an avatar but then thought it might be annoying.  What do you guys think?  Is there a policy on the avatars?  Gif below.  Feel free to tell me that people who use animated avatars should go drink castor oil. ;)

Posted by Deeg 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

annoying static discharge problem

I really like these liquid vitamins, but every other bottle I get gives me a long series of random painful electric shocks when I try to open it! You can't hear it, but in the video when I get near the bottle with the probe a snapping sound can be heard. The shocks are seemingly random and some went as high as 500mv. I didn't catch the first shock, which was the worst, from the first time I tried to open the bottle. I tried grounding the bottle, but nothing seems to help. Thanks for any suggestions

Posted by foobear 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to stop people from annoying you?

There's a lot of people who annoy me. There's these kids at lunch who constantly put stuff in my hair, and there's Alex, who just wont leave me alone. I need a way to keep these guys away from me. PLZ HELP!!

Asked by that0therdude 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do you make an annoying buzzer?

I want to do a practical joke at work.  I want to use IR LED'S to make a sender and receiver so that when I push my remote it will activate the buzzer, but when I let off of the button, the buzzer will stop. I am assuming that the sending part would be easy, pretty much a battery, button, and perhaps a resistor (and the LED), but how would I make the receiver so it will set off the buzzer? Thanks! Edit: I just went to radio shack and got this emitter and detector: I also bought this buzzer: I did a quick hookup (with electrical tape).  I used a momentary switch from an old computer for the emitter.  I know it was working because I used my video camera to detect it.   When I pointed it at the detector/buzzer nothing happened.  I was using about 2 volts, (buzzer votage is 1.5-3VDC).  I just went to the site to look up the detector and it says the phototrasistor detector is 20V at 25 mA.   On the package the max is 70 V.   My question, If I use the following configuration, should it work?  I dont want to try this and blow out  my buzzer before I get an opinion.   Thanks I cant seem to get the pic to upload here, so I put it on my site: EDIT: 12/30/09 Well, I bought a breadboard and tried to wire it up.  Not a lot of room on those things.   I used 3 9volt batteries for the receiver.  According to the site, they use from 20 to 70 volts, unless im reading something wrong.  I didnt use any resistors, which I should have.   As soon as I hooked up the power the diode burned up. lol.   Oh well, lesson learned = $1.00.  I'll have to give this  more thought.

Posted by pennsteve 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

new ad

I just got a taste of the new advertisement, I believe it is a verizon ad. i just need to say, that is effing annoying! pick another type of ad!!!

Posted by bleachworthy 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Spell checker

I would like to know, where does the Instructables spell checker come from? I use it whenever i post anything but when i use words that the rest of the world are yet to discover (like Squircle) you have no idea how many times i have to click ignore or correct, it is extremly annoying. i am making my own Instructable and i spell check after every paragraph (i have noticed the checker misses somethings) and i have to ignore or correct it every single time and it really annoying me. with Microsoft word there is an ad do dictionary button, which would be very useful here, but i didn't know whether it is even possible. if anyone knows where the spell checker came from please tell me. (there were 20 errors before the spell check)

Posted by Quickeagle 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Weird junk characters in Firefox?

So, I have this annoying problem with Firefox... As I browse the web, opening and closing tabs, I get an accumulation of (Japanese?) characters all over the tabs at the top of the screen.  It starts with one or two, but soon builds up to obscure the tabs, so that I can't find the Xs to close tabs, or even switch between them (see the screenshot). The characters occur no matter what websites I do or do not visit. It eventually gets to the point where I have to close the software to get rid of the mess. The problem has persisted through uninstall/reinstall of the browser, and the only add-ons I have running are a dictionary and McAfee site advisor. Yes, I know I could just switch to Chrome, but FF is my favourite browser. Anybody know a cure?

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Is there a way to fix a binder ring that doesn't fully close? Answered

I think that we all have had to endure the annoyance of a ring on our binder that doesn't fully close. I am becoming quite impatient with the fact that every time I try to close my binder one of the rings is the slightest bit unclosed and my paper end getting very jumbled. PLEASE HELP!!!!                                

Asked by happyjo 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Popup ads?

I've noticed a return of a certain popup, which I'd seen a couple months ago. This one has popped up approx five times in the last 24 hours. I'm running Firefox opens a small, empty window (firefox popup blocking?), which I didn't have a chance to capture--I clicked inside and it closed... But I did open the "view source" window before it closed, and here's the code:Empowering Your OpinionssetTimeout('self.close()',(60*1000));function load_survey(){"", "dlsurvey","toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes"); self.close();}URL: (with cgi arguments following.)

Posted by gmoon 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Mobile phone screamer?

Has anyone got a schematic or instructions for making a noise generator I can attach to my cell phone through the mike/earphone jack? I am getting a lot of "junk" calls with faked return numbers, who will not remove me from their call lists and typically call 3-5 times a day, even at night. My provider (AllTel) says there's nothing they can do to help me block calls with bogus or "unavailable" return numbers. OK, I admit this is more for my own sense of justice than anything else, but I'd sure like to have some sort of oscillator that would generate enough volume at a high pitch to at least give them a nice headache.

Posted by rjogden 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Is it a crime to padlock someone's belongings?

Examples: locking someones backpack/suitcase zippers together, thus impossible to open adding an extra lock to someones bike at a bike rack so they can't unlock their bike etc. is it illegal?  or just extremely annoying/inconvenient to the recipient?

Asked by guyfrom7up 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Big ad for ace hardware on the top of the page?

Hey... when did that get there? How long will it be there for? I liked it better when it wasn't there.

Posted by kcls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Audio playing on page load due to ads????

So I just opened a few instructables from the latest email newsletter, which is always fun.  I have about 8 tabs open.  And then... some random audio ad starts playing at full volume. Something about oxygen network.  Of course I have no idea which instructable page is playing the ad, so I can 1) wait it out while the audio ad plays, or 2) close tabs one by one to see which is the offending page. Why in the world would allow audio ads on their website?  I understand if they require user interaction (explicitly clicking to start audio).  But instant audio as soon as the page loads is an awful web faux pas.  If this were more common place, I'd either block all instructable ads (which would be detrimental to the site, I'm guessing), or just stop visiting (which would be detrimental to me :(  ) I really hope this is just a mistake and gets fixed.

Posted by jumpfroggy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Why is my computer constantly beeping at me?

Today, upon waking up, I started my computer as usual. Unfortunately, it had a black screen with white letters, blah blah blah, a problem occurred and your computer shut down to save files. It gave me a few options like if the power went out, etc. click proceed as usual, or something like that. Anyway, once I got to my desktop, I hear this "BEEP" maybe more of a click. Anyway I figured that I was holding down to many keys at once, because that makes a specific sound. Nope. So I continue doing my routine, login to AIM, start Firefox, load iTunes. Then I hear it again. I don't notice it much until it happens the third time. Thats when I decide to count intervals between beeps. Roughly 35-36 seconds between beeps. Every. Time. O_o I figure, since my speakers are on, I'll turn them off. Nope. Nothing. Still the dreaded beep. I've found that its coming from my computer tower.. Sooooo, anything I can do to stop this beep? Its a really aggressive sounding thing. Almost angry.. I've posted this same question in the forums:

Asked by bumpus 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Fix your old office files with skin creme that will make you younger and speed up your PC

You might have read about great skin scremes that fix all you skin problems. Maybe even of programs that fix your broken Office 1800 files. And if you are really lucky you even noticed PFD converters that convert even your old shoes to PDF documents. But I was wondering what comes next? Do we see the egg laying, woolen pig? A creme that actually makes you younger (and if used too often reduce you to an infant)? I don't know..... As you can see in my profile I am an active spam fighter, so I took a few minutes to write this little joke - I hope you are still reading this crap as a real spammer would love it! If I see spam I falg it and move on, but this time I wanted more, more fun, more replies, more everything. Judging by the websites some spammers use they even post links to freeware and open source projects, which of course makes me wonder what drives those people. Some of the open source spam I actually checked and I doubt the authors know about anyone spamming their links in forums and on sites like ours. Office 2003 file Recovery PST data recovery, PST Repair, Build up muskles fast, Skin care professional, How to look younger These are examples we see every day and all have the same things in common: bad langues skills, no foramtting, plain links and a lot of crap noone would even bother to read, let alone actually click on the links. So why do they do it? What is your favorite spam you found so far? Please no link, just a short summary! What do you think about this form of spam? How might such a spammer look like and how does he do his daily routine? Write something funny, give us your opinion or just make fun of these spammers. And forgive the bad formatting, I could not resist to copy the worst these spammers throw at us. Just noticed the links this way don't actually work in the forum but I leave them this way so it looks like real spam lol

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Annoying design flaw in new editor

In the new editor, the file names of images never become visible, not when you click on them, not when you hover over them. When your images are similar to each other, that makes it very hard to get them in the right order (see the screen shot - that is not the order I took them in, nor the order they were uploaded). Please, can we have the file names back?

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago

Annoyed a lots by Pro Membership renewal

OK, so I was a PRO member for 24 months and during that time my little projects got over 30K views... maybe that is nothing, maybe it something... due to the nature of the material I write about, I personally think it is a lots. However, surely 30K eyes viewing the articles and the adverts posted all about the pages generate some ad revenue for Instructables.  To think that I'm going to pay again for a renewal ... well, folks, it will NOT happen.  Instructables give away PRO memberships for all manner of things, from new groups to 90 days for a Featured Author. I am seriously thinking about dumping this whole Instructables thing... It is my opinion that as long as an author is active and publishing regularly and generating reasonable interest, then the PRO tools should be available to her.  I did not mind paying my way into the PRO club the first time, but renewal is simply not going to happen at my expense.  If I dump Instructables, I will unpublish everything. Your move Instructables... you are a neat way to share information, but I really do not need you.  I can just hop over to and forum myself to death... I'm there often anyway. Ray Burne, Lawrenceville, GA

Posted by RayBurne 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how to kill the loud annoying boom boom from cars?

i am wondering is there a way of over riding speakers to play my own music or just stop the boom boom coming out the car in front at traffic lights? i remember a broad band am frequency was mentioned once at one place of work but need your knowledge.?

Asked by patternbill 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

A MInor annoyance

Most of the time i get on instructables just to browse around and take a look at new instructables. Usually when i do this i don't bothering signing in. But then when i see something interesting, I click on it and usually i want to see it all so i click "View All Steps At Once" and it says "Membership Benefit!" So i say UGH! Annoying! and then i sign in. I just find this a bit annoying. does anyone agree with me or is this just some newly discovered pet peeve of mine?

Posted by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How do I delete others comments? Answered

How do I delete comments that are on my instructables?

Asked by Atomman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is up with all the 'bots?

I have gotten many comments on one of my Instructables from what appears to be 'bots. It's getting annoying and makes me wonder what they're getting out of it besides phishing for me to go to their websites (, for example). They have names like shoppingwombat, sneerstab, massespolenta, washtoes, mildfrequent, monkeyglom, etc.; either no pictures or photos of actresses as avatars. They describe themselves as "Unapologetic twitter advocate. Food maven. Problem solver. General analyst. Wannabe web specialist." and other inane terms.  Although they seem to abide by the rules of the site by being polite and use two-word comments like "that's calme" (sic), "Its trendy", "Its ideal", and so on, they are really getting to be a pain. Has anyone at Instructables looked into this obvious spamming?  Thanks!

Posted by KoomoriForge 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Arghh! My instructables and filters.

Damnit every time I post an instructable it takes as long as it take the staff to check the filters, why? i don't know, this never happened before now and I can't think what makes them get caught every time, none of them did until lately.

Posted by killerjackalope 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

What is the duration of Instructibles login sessions

Hello, I visit the Instructables website about 2-3 times per month (every 10 days or so), and it seems like EVERY time I do I need to login again. Even "Amazon" - and they're a commercial site - is better at "remembering me than Instructables. This is not actually a technical problem, but more of a question about Instructables policy (and also, it's a site complaint). (I can almost guarantee someone's going to misread my question so I'll say again... NOT a request for help. Yes I have cookies and JS on, and yes I'm using a good browser, Chrome.) It seems like I have to login every 4-7 days, possibly sooner, which is fracking annoying. If  there a better place to post site feedback, please be gentle, I did not find it before posting.  Thanks. (And despite my complaint, I love love love this website, it's in my top 5 favorites).

Posted by scottinnh 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

My back and forward buttons on my toolbar just plain stopped working. Anyone know how to fix this? Answered

They're not even greyed out or anything, but they do nada when I click on them.  I can still use the history bar to get back and forth, but it's a pain, and I'd rather not have something wrong with my computer.  For once in my life, google didn't help me out much.

Asked by Tunesrlife 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

The THE EVIL SMILEY OF DOOM is getting really annoying!!!

Would someone disable the THE EVIL SMILEY OF DOOM in the chat room? It is getting really annoying! It ate me like THREE times and it put me to mute too!!!What can I do about it!

Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Instructables Answers

Sometimes I get annoyed when I'm going through the "Answers" section of Instructables, and instead of linking to "Let Me Google That For You", I give a creative answer. Is this a problem anyone else has?

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I block someones IP address on AOL?

Someone has been sending me fake emails trying to get my password lately. Whenever I block one of his email accounts he just makes another. I got his IP address and he's really starting to annoy me now. And how i know its not real is becuase my WoW account is linked to a different email and i can look at his email in view source.

Asked by smattman22 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

TV giving off high pitch hum.

Well I recently inherited a old TV it is an SDTV and it is about seven years old. So I decided to test it with my computers osciloscope and using the microphone on it i turned the osciloscope on and there was one constant signal that went up and down about 3 or four KHZ every second or two. But when I muted the TV their was the normal background noise at about 1-7 KHZ but one signal that I found is about 16-17 KHZ and 5.94 DB, and when I turn the TV off it stops and that 16-17 signal disapers. So how do I get rid of this annoying high pitch noise?

Posted by jackillac92 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Why is my IBM thinkpad T42 so slow?

I just got a new hard drive for my t42 and reinstalled ubuntu but it is just extremely slow. I am using it in wireless mode, and I have multiple computers connected to my modem in my house. It takes about 10 minutes just for me to get to my IGOOGLE page. My laptop also keeps cutting in and out of connectivity. Thanks

Asked by acidbass 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

My computer keeps making annoying trinkle?

When i add the graphic card and i refresh(actualiser) the computer it makes an annoying trinkle

Asked by achraf5 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Annoying cursor movement when formatting is used

This bug has probably been documented thoroughly, and nearly every single person who writes an instructable must know it by now. When you use italics or bold (I'm sure there's more) when writing, the moment you backspace it goes to the (most previously written) italicized font and backspaces it instead. When you're still writing the word (or phrase) it goes to the back of the word. For someone who is in the middle of writing a massive instructable documenting nearly everything I know in Microsoft's shell scripting, it's very annoying every time I use italics to distinguish between normal writing and code, only to have to rewrite it after backspacing one of my typos. You can recreate this (assuming it happens for more people than just me) by adding a comment, licking on the rich editor, writing some stuff, write in italics and then backspace. I'm using Google Chrome, and I don't think screenshots would help here. Thanks.

Posted by Prof. Pickle 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Removing Knex

I have been searching for the instructable that details how to remove the knex instructables from the list. Any seen it? I can't seem to find it anywhere. I just want to browse real instructables and not the annoying knex ones! :(

Posted by Cryptonat 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How would I silence a pipe?

Alright, I moved into my basement over the summer, and there's always some noise going down in the boiler room across the hall, and from the sewage pipe in the storage room. It's annoying when I'm trying to sleep, and google gives me no methods of silencing them. So, if you pros had to silence a water boiler and a sewage pipe (PVC)?

Posted by cvxdes 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

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