Okay I'm old, I'm cranky and I don't have an armful of computer science degrees.
Change is inevitable in life, so kicking and screaming I moved over to BOINC about 10 days ago. It wasn't as bad as I expected (in fact, I'll admit grudgingly I like some of the features.) So much so I joined Einstein (and Rosetta and Predictor this week.)
But I got a problem. Two actually but I hope someone can help with the IE one.
BOINC the manager interface opens pages in IE (which isn't my default browser. I like the tabbed interface of Crazy Browser which uses the IE engine -- sue me.) Almost every other program I use which opens a browser window recognizes my preference with no problem.
The suggestions on the various boards and the incredible slow to load Wiki don't work. I can set Firefox or Opera as my default browser and BOINC opens them, but I don't want to use them as my default browser. If that were all, I could live with it as a minor annoyance.
BUT now IE refuses to open a second instance -someone suggested changing the Advance Options to uncheck Reuse Windows to Launch shortcuts -- it didn't work. Something's wrong and I can't figure what. Spybot, AdAware and MS Antispyware can't find anything wrong. :help: Any thoughts or suggestions?
The other thing was small and personal and barely worth mentioning. When I was still familiarizing myself with the BOINC interface (with little help from the wiki that wouldn't load) I saw I was getting and reporting WUs very well. As an old newbie I figured it was me and some setting I'd made or failed to make might be the problem. It was the Server and if I knew how to read an interpret the Messages I would have seen it. I got an abrupt response to stop 'micromanaging' it instead. If I were thin skinned or newer, I might well have simply left the project completely. I did attach to Einstein and saw the difference instantly. MORAL Be kinder to newbies or you'll lose members.
Now can anyone help me with my IE problem?