1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 21, 2013 5:30 PM by Mike M

    I am using AOL and my refresh is on the far left I do not see a small circle with a line through it

    Nana Noland

      Sagebrush  -  I am using AOL and my refresh is on the far left side of my adress box and I do not have a small circle with a line through it.  I am computer dumb so bear with me.please.

       

      Message was edited by: Nana Noland

       

      Mike - I am using Windows 7 and I think my browser is Internet Explorer and I always use AOL to sign in.

       

      Thank you for any help you can give.

       

      Message was edited by: Nana Noland

        • 1. Re: I am using AOL and my refresh is on the far left I do not see a small circle with a line through it
          Mike M Level 6

          While AOL uses IE as it's browser engine, it's and older version of IE (IE8) that DOESN'T have ActiveX filtering. Only IE10 and IE11 have the filtering.

           

          BTW: If you have AOL software installed, (unless you're on a dialup connection and you NEED it to connect), you're basically taking up nearly a gigabyte of hard drive space for software that DOES NOTHING that the AOL website can't already do with Internet Explorer, or another browser.  I was a "Windows/Mac connectivity specialist" for AOL in 2002 & 2003, and their software is what we geeks call "bloatware", meaning it's FILLED with all kinds of stuff that you'll never possibly use. My advice would be uninstall it altogether. Download Firefox. It's a much better browser than AOL or Internet Explorer. Download and install the Flash Player Plug-in (All other browsers)  and the Shockwave  FULL Installer (All Other Browsers)
          For ALL your AOL content, use your Member name and password to login at http://www.aol.com/ where you'll find your AOL Mail, AOL Headlines, your AIM Buddy List, and EVERYTHING that was part of the AOL software, only it's ALL on AOL's servers, not your hard drive.