Apologise for starting yet another thead, but I can't reply to last one from any machine using any mouse. Only leaves W'less router, ISP and Tom's website as common factors. I'll try from a different laptop on neighbour's connection to eliminate router/ ISP.
though could be the toms website--its prone to some hiccups like this thread doesnt exist etc
does it happen on a different site?
Tried different browsers,different ISP,different OS's, Tom's only common factor left. Also when Submit to replies not working, can't create yet another thread, get an error msg 'must select a subsection'.
No probs on other sites
Running out of options to reply,may go very quiet soon! Seems I only get one shot at replying...
But I am allowed to edit...(different colour button?
Perhaps a developer will take an interest...
Created new account, that won't work either...
so it was AVG? Please post full answer and mark solved as I think this could be a useful thread
Deduced it had to be common to all the machines I tried and the only change I could think of was the recent addition of an Add-on by AVG which is named 'Do not Track'.
Once I'd disabled it all returned to normal. Perhaps the Submit buttons trigger some sort of tracking cookie, which is then blocked by AVG when used subsequently?
Don't see any means of marking this as 'Solved' as it was posed as a discussion rather than a Question... Perhaps achieved by a moderator...
Can talk to myself using my alternate account. Purely in the interests of science....I'll ask a mod how to cancel the other account once I've sorted this out. This reply is from the laptop with the Add-on untouched using Quick Reply
That post worked, but the next one failed. So I disabled the Add-on, still no joy. Left tearing hair out...Barking up the wrong tree I guess. Why is the desktop working and the laptop not? Don't know what to compare.
Was getting fed up talking to myself... seems to be behaving itself on both desktop and laptop at the moment. Have Google toolbar on both machines. If it were software it has to be the same issue on 4 different machines and on both Vista and Win7 32bit + 64bit
Combination of updating Java and disabling 'Do not track' did the trick but haven't a clue why. Perhaps there's someone 'out there' tweaking my settings...