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Strange little exploding hand thing.

(15 Posts)
Anne58 Wed 29-Jan-14 15:36:46

Is it just me? When clicking on some links the hand icon thingy has a sort of "explosion" cartoon image with an exclamation mark in the middle and emits a click noise.

Ariadne Wed 29-Jan-14 15:41:14

No - you can turn it on or off if you right click on it. Or, choose something even sillier. Think I know what you will do......grin

Ana Wed 29-Jan-14 15:51:10

Sounds like a pop-up blocker icon.

Anne58 Wed 29-Jan-14 15:53:34

Ariadne grin

It's never happened before and I haven't fiddled with anything, honestly!

Also it doesn't happen on all links, therefore that proves that it isn't something that I've fiddled with!

Ana Wed 29-Jan-14 16:24:14

Right click on what, Ariadne? confused

Anne58 Wed 29-Jan-14 18:14:47


Ariadne Wed 29-Jan-14 18:53:22

The exploding hand thingy, of course! Do try to keep up. grin wine

Ana Wed 29-Jan-14 18:56:55

It can't be done! I think you're on another planet, Ariadne! grin

Anne58 Wed 29-Jan-14 23:48:13

I agree with Ana well, at least with regard to the "it can't be done" comment confused

(Still say it's nothing I've done, mumble mumble, I don't know, people thinking you've fiddled, mutter mutter, technology ganging up on me, mumble mutter........................)

Oldgreymare Thu 30-Jan-14 08:19:32

Been getting them for ages phoenix very annoying when trying to access links e.g. Soop's photos, Bag's erudite articles etc etc. Sometimes if I scroll back and click on Soop's name I get access to her details and, therefore, her photos.
Wondering whether it's anything to do with the 'security levels' on this 'puter?
I'll join you in muttering.....

Oldgreymare Thu 30-Jan-14 08:20:54

P.S. Can't do the same with Galen tho...... what's going on?
muttering again......

Anne58 Thu 30-Jan-14 09:35:14

Is Galen in blue or black?

Ariadne Thu 30-Jan-14 09:54:28

Ana maybe the rain is making my brain soggy! grin Have to get laptop out soon, so I will check properly, rather than dodging what's left of my memory!

Oldgreymare Thu 30-Jan-14 12:59:53

Galen is blue Phoenix

Anne58 Thu 30-Jan-14 13:07:53

So it should work OGM