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vistasucks

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hi all..me again :rolleyes:
i have just noticed that when i open google chrome the homepage ( google search ) comes up twice, 2 separate tabs...both are exactly the same...can anyone give me an idea why its started doing this..
done a scan with mbam and avast, no threats detected..
i dont suppose its much of a problem, its just really annoying cos i have to shut down the second tab every time i go to google and im basicly a bone idle git :lol: ...would love to get rid if poss so any help is, as always, much appreciated

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DO you have google set as your home page twice in Chrome options? (I don't use chrome so this is just a guess but I know you can set multiple home pages with firefox).
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You may be double left clicking twice on a sensitive mouse perhaps. :headscratch:
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thanks guys...i dont think it is set twice as it did it on its own, i havent been fiddling ( honest guv ) and i dont have a mouse, its a pad thingy on my laptop. ive tried it on other programs and its fine.. i did notice that when i open a site, like this one, then minimise it to tray and then open google again, it only opens one tab, but its a different page than i get when i open chrome on its own ( im probly not explaining this too well )..i did a system restore yesterday and its still the same...i am a tad baffled :confused: ( as per usual )...i think my lappy has developed a personality and does this just to wind me up :lol: ...maybe i should drop kick it through a window to show it who's boss...anyhoo, your help is much appreciated guys

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Uninstall then download and reinstall Chrome?
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now why didnt i think of that :rolleyes:

thanks chap, i'll give it a go :thumbsup:
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Personally I prefer Firefox but that's just me. :thumbsup:
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i tried firefox but couldnt get on with it...was always crashing and freezing...also tried safari, but that comes with so much garbage from apple i got rid of it...tried the new IE, didnt like that either...chrome seems to be the only one not loaded with rubbish and is easy to work...
did the uninstall - re install and that fixed it so cheers all...many thanks for your time and advice once again :thumbsup:
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Good to hear you're rockin ad rollin again Nige. :thumbsup:
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only cos you guys are here ..you have all been SO much help, i'd probably have set fire to this lappy and my PC by now :lol: ...i am so glad i found this site and im sure i'll be back when something else goes pear shaped..you guys ( and girls ) ROCK :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

P.S...dont suppose you could explain what BIOS is or means could ya..i see it a lot in topics i read on here but me no understandy
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The BIOS is an acronym for Basic In Out System and without a bios no one is going anywhere fast.

The bios controls everything and without a CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semi-Conductor) chip all base settings such as the time etc are gone.

Read more on this Vistasucks...

The BIOS
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:thumbsup: ...thanks mate, made for an interesting read..i actually understood some of it too :lol:
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:lol: :lol:

Yes it can get a bit................deep. :wacko:
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Next you need to learn about UEFI, the BIOS replacement in newer computers.
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was that written in another language :confused: :lol:
its the terminology that gets me...i dont understand any of it..my head hurts now :unsure:..the world was so much easier when we had pens and bits of paper ( god i'm old )
perhaps i should stick to pressing the wrong buttons and letting you guys sort the mess i create :lol:
many many thanks for all your time and effort guys

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nige
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