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we have inherited a WordPress website for one of our partner organisations for keeping the basic content up to date etc, hosted by a 3rd party - and for company policy we need to determine if the site collects IP addresses of visitors, and if so ensure there is a disclaimer detailing for what purposes. The honest answer is we don't currently know if it captures that information or not, and I am unsure where exactly to begin to check to see if it is being captured or no? Do all WP sites collect visitor IP Addresses or would it require something custom, where and in what format is it likely IP addresses of visitors would actually reside if the site does collect them? Is there anything you can do as a visitor to determine if the site is capturing your IP address? Or where would you start if unsure.

Out of interest why exactly would you want to collect the IP addresses of your site visitors, e.g. what benefit do you get from doing so and is this fairly common practice?

I have a similar question really about cookies being used on a site. I am pretty sure we don't and can see nothing to indicate we do but again how could this be verified to be 100% sure.
I have a page I put the code on to have the accordion style of FAQ's at http://www.henricomg.org/garden-advice/

Unfortunately, it won't open up.  I am not familiar with how to troublehoot javascript issues in Chrome.

I followed the directions from this article:


Please help me to understand why the accordion won't open up.
Mac (Mojave) Browser Speaker Failure

My speaker works fine, but sometimes, when I play a video in the browser, there is no sound.

I see the volume is set to max. This is true for Chrome, Safari, and probably other browsers.

I saw the other day, I had that problem but right clicked and saw a menu. I chose "unmute" to make the sound play.

It's as if there is a mute which is not supported by certain web pages.


I would like to know if anyone can help me configure in a easy to understand steps how the Adblock app works? I have it installed on my Chrome browser as an extension. I am having every time to click RELOAD in order to block the ADS, it works fine for that particular page but once I go to another Tab or Window , the ADS are back again. I want to know an easy and simple fix to block the ADS before I navigate to a given website if it's possible or once I am there to block the ADS for once and for all for future access to that website? I am open for other alternatives/recommendations from the Experts as long as it is  to easy and simple apps to use to block the ADS.

Thank you,

Thank you for looking at my question,

The IT department have installed Webmin on a MySQL server. I have written a bit of php code and saved it to the correct place on the server.

The code is a simple table and begins like this:
<?php # Script 1.0 - Section1.php
      require_once $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/CESTrack/Includes/configinc.php';
      //require_once $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/CESTrack/Includes/mysql_connect.php';
      $Page_Title = "KLTD E-D1";
      include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/CESTrack/Includes/CESTrack_Header.html');
      echo '<h2>CES Tracker</h2>';
      echo '<table width="100%">';
            echo '<tr>';
                  echo '<td align="center">';
                        echo '<table width="80%" border="2">';
                              echo '<tr>';
                                    echo '<td colspan="16">';
                                          echo '<h2>HONKER LTD CES DASHBOARD</h2>';
                                    echo '</td>';
                              echo '</tr>';
                              echo '<tr>';
                                    echo '<td width="13%" align="left">';
                                    echo '</td>';
                                    echo '<td width="13%" align="center" colspan="3">';
                                    echo '</td>';
                                    echo '<td width="13%" align="center" colspan="3">';
                                          echo'<h2>SENQ Enq/Quotations</h2>';
                                    echo '</td>';
                                    echo '<td width="13%" align="center" colspan="3">';
                                          echo'<h2>SENQ Orders</h2>';
                                    echo '</td>';
                                    echo '<td width="13%" align="center" colspan="3">';
                                    echo '</td>';
                                    echo '<td …
Yesterday I got an interesting SPAM that looked very much like the scam you see here.

I right clicked on the shortcut and copied it to the clipboard then pasted it into chrome on my test machine.  It takes me to what appears to be a legit bankofamerica website.  I have attached a screenshot.  I did not enter my passwords, but it sure looks 100% legit to me.

Here is the url:  https:/ / billpay-ui.bankofamerica.com/ imm/ PaymentCenter/ Index/ 8404?csbi=644077671&b0=20190916192841396056
I have added a space after each / to make it safe.

I've been told that some legitimate looking URL's will automatically redirect me to a bogus website, but how does that work? If the domain controller does the redirecting wouldn't bankofamerica.com avoid a bogus address? Or does the redirecting occur on the routers that the packets hop through?

In other words how can this particular link get me in trouble?
Something has happened to radiogeorge.com that is wreaking major havoc.

A couple of days ago, when I went to a page to start music playing for that "channel," the jukebox image was not appearing and instead, there was a notice that said "Adobe Flash Player is blocked."
This has never appeared before and with no "how-to" for a site visitor to unblock the player, will certainly result in a huge egress of visitors to the site.

When I tried a page in the Smooth Jazz section, clicking on a channel link resulted in a popup for DOWNLOADING the page, which is .htm!

I called my web host server, Hostmonster, and the tech I spoke with was basically clueless, asking about WordPress and seemingly not comprehending my reply that the site was built (by me) in HTML (using Front Page).

I am very anxious about this since I have accounts that are paying to be included in the operation.

Also: I recently had some coding work done to ultimately replace the Flash players since Adobe is pulling the plug next year. I had a page set up with the new replacement player, and was pleased to see that it also worked if you brought up the site on a cell phone. However, that has stopped working as well, as of the day before yesterday.

This is a fairly desperate situation, so if you can say specifically what this is and what need to be done to fix it, I would very much appreciate hearing from you here on Experts Exchange.
Hi, I have just noticed that when I try to make Firefox smaller by clicking on the center (square) type icon on the upper right, it just kind of re positions the full screen but does not make it smaller.  I tried it on Chrome and it worked just fine as well as Excel and Word.  I want to have an excel document take up the left half of the screen while I look stuff up in Firefox on the right side of the screen.  I've never run into this before and would appreciate your help.
I've got issue of Adobe flash player in Chrome and how to set it up properly?
Hello all,
In Google Chrome, I am getting an error that states This site can't be reached.
If I try the same site in Internet Explorer it works great.
This is a WIndows 10 Pro computer hooked up to AD, where the DNS is from the main AD server.  No other computers are having this issue.
I did the following:
Restarted the DNS client
Reset TCP/IP
Ran Network Troubleshooter
Reset Google Chrome settings
Reinstalled Chrome
After each thing I tried, I rebooted the computer and tested and get the same error.
There is NO proxy being used.
I have no idea what to do next to fix this error
Thanks in advance for your help,
Kelly W
Windows 10 Pro ver 10.0.18362 Build 18362  ALL Browsers (iexplore, firefox,chrome,oprah) except edge intercept keyboard strokes and replace with garbage. keyboard usb attached via Bluetooth Logitech K270

When using Browsers (NOT EDGE) must type input into notepad, copy-paste to browser to enter correct text.

See attachment below. Have Reset the Keyboard Language, but problem still exists.2019-09-10_Keyboard-Typing-Errors.pdf
We have a vendor installed site on a local server in IIS.  They said the site only works in Chrome.  The site allows tickets to be printed by clicking a button called "PDF" which then generates and downloads a PDF.  For some tickets it works and others get "Failed - Network error".  It's not random, the same ticket either works every time or doesn't.  We can download those same tickets that don't work in Chrome, in Edge and Firefox without issue.  But Edge and Firefox have other view issues so we can't just switch to them.  Everything else within this site works fine in Chrome.  We've already tested disabling AV, UTM services, etc.  Those had no affect.  I'm thinking this issue lies in IIS or the code of the site.
I have Firefox that is work under rdp.
I want to deny users to brows any website except two websites.
how I can do that ? the user should not have permission to edit this latter.
Can you add charts using  Microsoft PowerPoint Online?
For instance, let us say that you use Google Chrome to login to office.com or portal.office.com and you open the Online version of PowerPoint, can you use a Google Chrome extension to add a chart to a PowerPoint file?
Does a Google Chrome extension exist that will allow you to add charts to PowerPoint Online?

We host several internal sites (intranet, and utility).  Oftentimes, when we access them, we get that pesky UNTRUSTED or UNSECURE warning from Chrome.  

I've set up an internal certificate server to try to authorize them, but because many of them (my intranet sites / helpdesk sites) use OpenSSL, it's not playing nice with my windows AD Certificate Services.  

Do any of you have a good procedure for how to register sites using OpenSSL to a MIcrosoft On-Prem Certificate server / CA?  

Thank you!
https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly?id=vrughLHv7-LfXilg5Zu_Ng  that test says the page isn't mobile friendly, and the screenshot shows this:

But I can't replicate that in Chrome. It looks fine in Chrome. How can I test and fix this issue? Thanks.
Is there an extension for Chrome that will perform the same thing as the default home page?
Problem: When  opening Chrome, it prompts for which e-mail address to use.
Note: Outlook is configured with two different Microsoft Exchange Online accounts.
Goal: I need to have Chrome only select one e-mail address, and not present the different e-mail address menu.
Printing an article from the web in Chrome, the last line of text on a page may get cut-off horizontally and the rest of the line shows up on the next page.

- Using a different printer from the same workstation makes no difference (same problem).
- Using Chrome on a different workstation: works fine (problem is gone).
- Using Firefox on the original workstation: works fine (problem is gone).

So if it was a system or printer driver setting, wouldn't Firefox exhibit the same issue?
But if it is a Chrome setting, which one? I couldn't find any difference between the two workstations.
Could anyone help?
I'm trying to fix an annoying CSS bug on a WordPress site that I'm developing and am hoping that someone here can help me.  If you view this page in either Firefox, Edge, or IE11 and scroll down to the bottom -- you'll notice that the 2 social icons are being displayed to the right of the 3 links (ie: Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, Sitemap).  


This appears to be being achieved using this CSS rule:

.widget-pages ul {
    list-style: none;
    columns: 2;

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... where "columns: 2" is suppoedly splitting the 5 different list items into 2 separate columns.  

However, .. if you view the same page using either Chrome or Opera, ..the Instragram social icon is for some reason being displayed at the bottom of the first column instead of at the top of the 2nd column.   My assumption was that the CSS would try to evenly split the 5 different list items into the 2 different columns - with the first 3 list items being displayed in the 1st column, and the remaining 2 in the 2nd column.  But obviously this isn't the case.

How can I fix this?  Is there any way that I can tweak this CSS rule somehow so that it forces the last 2 list items to be displayed in the 2nd column (in Chrome and Opera)? If so, how?

- Yvan
Hi Team,

Have made the popover which appears when the user clicks on the button, the user can scroll wherever the user wants.

The issue I am facing when I click on popover again it resets its position that means that popover appears from its default location rather appearing from the location where it was left earlier.

Enclosing the running code example, please suggest?

Click on 'POpover' button brings popover, you can drag and drop the popover wherever you want but the moment you click the button again it resets its position whereas expected is it should appear from the last location.

Hi Experts,

This is in regards to the following question.


In addition, that script only works for IE, I would like to add check for Chrome, Safari and Firefox as well?

Whoever has an answer kindly post it here.

Is there a process to properly copy a cookie out of my computer so it can be used on a different computer?
Hello the experts,

This is my first post here, please let me know if I'm doing something wrong.

Explaning my problem is simple : I use shortcuts a lot, for various reasons, in various places. Each time my PC is changed or reinstalled (which happens quite often with our IT department, if the problem is not easily solved, let's just reinstall the machine !) it's a mess. Some shortcuts are lost. Some shortcuts don't work. Some shortcuts just vanish, pouf, empty file. Question : what could I do to avoid that as much as possible ?

I know the problem is much more complex than the question and it depends what shortcuts we're talking about, what I'm trying to do with them, and so on. But I don't need help on a very specific issue I need to solve. I would like to get global advise, internet references to "shortcut best practices", tricks & cheats, you see the idea.

Then I will study and apply all that next time they reinstall my PC (again...). Then I will probably come back and bother you with my unsolved issues. ;)

A few things that I should probably tell you :
- My machine is an pretty old mobile PC, dell intel core i5 blabla
- My files are ALL either on Onedrive perso, either on Sharepoint
- We use Chrome and are pretty much stuck with it
- My main habit with "local" (but on Onedrive) folders is right click on the file/folder I need on duplicate spots, create shortcut, move the shortcut whenever I need it
- My main habit with internet shortcuts is bring it from…
My vsphere web client all of a sudden no longer works with chrome. I Have the URL white listed in the chrome settings under flash and I have the latest version of Flash installed. Trying to access my vcenter but can't.

What are good alternatives for Google and Chrome these days, with focus on security and safety?
Brave Browser, using add Blockers (which ones)?


Web Browsers





Web browsers are applications used primarily to display documents, files and media from the Internet, identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that can be a page, image, video or other file. Some browsers require the use of add-ons or extensions to safely render the information they receive; others have systems built into them to perform the same functions.