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(Solved)Registration

Post by BoDill » Wed May 01, 2019 6:11 pm

Hello,
I just picked up a laptop, new to me but not new, and wanted to look at some recent posting in Forums. The laptop will not let me in because I am "not registered". I tried registering with my usual identification, and was refused with several messages saying that my information is already in use. Is there a way to register my laptop with the same username, etc. that I use on my desktop?
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Re: Registration

Post by JeremyB » Wed May 01, 2019 6:14 pm

You should be able to log in to the forums using your current username and password, no need to register again

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Re: Registration

Post by BoDill » Wed May 01, 2019 6:42 pm

To JeremyB,
Thank you, but I'm still having problems. (I'm typing on my desktop right now, my laptop is next to me). I could look at forums (on the laptop), but when I tried to type a response, as I'm doing now on my desktop, I get a screen (so as not to use the word "window") labeled "Login" again asking me for my username and password. I have tried so many combinations of logins and passwords that I just got a message saying that I exceeded the maximum number of login attempts, and I have to solve the CAPTCHA below, and there is no CAPTCHA below. While typing this, I got a notice on the laptop that "Verification expired..."

Got any ideas?

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Re: Registration

Post by Larry78723 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:45 pm

Try logging off of the forum on the desktop then try logging in from the laptop
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Re: Registration

Post by JeremyB » Wed May 01, 2019 6:46 pm

The login should be BoDill and use the last password you remember, or you should be able to change the password from the computer you can log in with but that might depend on remembering the old password

Larry78723, you can be logged in from different devices at the same time

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Re: Registration

Post by Larry78723 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:51 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Larry78723, you can be logged in from different devices at the same time
I never tried it so it was just a SWAG. Thanks for letting me know.
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Re: Registration

Post by BoDill » Wed May 01, 2019 7:17 pm

Not to whine, but the reason why this has been awhile is because I have been searching all over and I have tried every password that I can remember, and every one that I have written on scraps of paper. I tried to change my password, but of course I can't unless I know my old one. Is there any possible solution?
Just asking, not whining,
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Re: Registration

Post by BoDill » Wed May 01, 2019 7:42 pm

To All,

I'm in with a new password! I just started all over, and somehow it worked!

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Re: Registration

Post by lsemmens » Wed May 01, 2019 9:42 pm

Late to the party, however. If you were able to log on from your old computer, then all you need do is look in your browser settings under security and you should be able to find the passwords for all sites that you have saved.
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Re: Registration

Post by BoDill » Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm

To Isemmens,

Thanks for the information. Sadly, I have spent a little while trying to find, "your browser settings under security" with no luck. Can you please list the keystrokes I would need to find this place?

I am seriously "Computer Challenged", but I want to learn.

Thanks,

BoDill

To All,
It has been about an hour and a half since I first posted this, and no one has responded, though it looks like several people are looking at this. Can anyone tell me how to find the "browser settings under security"? I assume that my browser is Firefox, but I could easily be wrong.
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Re: Registration

Post by lsemmens » Fri May 03, 2019 6:34 am

What browser are you using on that machine. In Firefox you click on <Preferences> then <Privacy and Security> Scroll down to <Logins and Passwords> click on <Saved Logins> then <Show Passwords> From there scroll down until you find the appropriate website/password combo. In other browsers I am not so sure.
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Re: Registration

Post by BoDill » Fri May 03, 2019 12:20 pm

To isemmens,

When I put my courser on the Firefox emblem on my panel, near the word “Menu”, a small window says, “Firefox Web Browser, Browse the World Wide Web”.

When I click on that Firefox emblem in my panel, what opens up is a page with this title; “https://www.linuxmint.com/start/tessa/”.

It does have a “Preferences” to click on, but when I click on it, I get a page titled; “https://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en”, and it has “Search Settings” at the top of the page. No matter what I do after that, nothing will produce, “Privacy and Security”.

If that helps you figure out what I am doing wrong, perhaps you can steer me in the right direction.

If it is not too much trouble, perhaps you could send me the actual addresses (which I call “Titles” in this post) of the pages that you refer to (<Preferences> then <Privacy and Security> Scroll down to <Logins and Passwords> click on <Saved Logins> then <Show Passwords>).

Thank you in advance,

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Re: Registration

Post by cliffcoggin » Fri May 03, 2019 12:45 pm

Bodill.

You said your computer is second-hand, and also you were unsure what browser you were using. Does that mean you do not have a fresh Linux installation and maybe have someone else's account and data still on it?
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Re: Registration

Post by BoDill » Fri May 03, 2019 1:02 pm

To cliffcoggin,

I bought both of my computers from a local computer repair shop whom I trust. I specifically asked him, the owner, to strip the computers of everything and install the new Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa, which he did. Presently I am working on the Dell Optiplex which has been in my service for awhile.

I assumed that the sentence, "When I put my courser on the Firefox emblem on my panel, near the word “Menu”, a small window says, “Firefox Web Browser, Browse the World Wide Web”, would tell what browser I was using. If not, how do I tell? or how to I select one?

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Re: Registration

Post by lsemmens » Sat May 04, 2019 2:05 am

That is exactly the browser you are using.
Open Firefox
Then on the right hand side of the scree you'll see three lines one above the other (called "the hamburger" by some)
Click on that and you'll see Preferences about half way down the window.
That should open a new webpage called "Preferences" and in the "General" section.
If that is so, then on the left you'll see a "Privacy & Security" selection which will open a Browser Privacy Page
Scroll down to "Logins and Passwords" and click on "Saved Logins"
When that window opens click on "show Passwords"
From there scroll down until you find the address of the page you are trying to find the password for.

I cannot be more specific than that. :D
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Re: Registration

Post by BoDill » Sat May 04, 2019 12:05 pm

To Isemmens,

Thank you VERY MUCH. That is exactly the level of instruction that I needed. Sadly, on previous attempts, I clicked on the word,"Prefernces" near the middle of the page that opens with Firefox.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your thorough instructions.

Also, I have never before clicked on "the hamburger", so now I have some other new stuff to learn, and that's great!!!

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