I don't mind the ads, but do they have to talk to me too?

@savak03 (6681)
United States
August 28, 2015 11:14pm CST
Actually it isn't even the talking that has me aggravated tonight because I can just turn the sound off on my computer and that fixes that. The first time it happened though I nearly jumped out of my skin. I mean, here I am, alone in my house, contentedly typing up a response to someones discussion and all of a sudden this loud voice starts talking. Let me tell you, I almost cleared the bed. That would not have been funny at all from my standpoint. The problem came though after I tried to shut them up or just pause them so they wouldn't keep running. All of a sudden my computer page started jumping back to the top of the page no matter where I was or what I was doing. I finally figured out I could just keep typing even if I wasn't seeing what I was typing. The words were still going on the screen. Then of course I had to scroll down to the response block I was working on and try to edit it before it popped back up to the top of the screen. It was also making it hard to scroll down. So, It's been a difficult night to try to participate here. I think this will be my last post this evening. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
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@cupkitties (7372)
• United States
29 Aug 15
It is annoying when you're trying to listen to music in the background or it makes everything freeze up. I have the Flashblock addon for Firefox to stop this. But, sometimes I have to disable it because one of my video sites doesn't work even though it's been white listed and sometimes I forget to enable it again. Edit: Just found the browser button for Flashblock. Should make it easier to switch back and forth.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
29 Aug 15
Now, that's good information. I use Firefox, too, so that add on would work for me. I also watch TV on my computer from Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Do you stream through any of those? Does the add on interfere with any of them?
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• United States
29 Aug 15
@savak03 I don't use either of those so I'm not sure. Just try white listing them first and see if they will still work.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
30 Aug 15
@cupkitties Okay, I will try that.
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@jstory07 (69158)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Aug 15
Be careful that a talking cat does not get you. Cats love mice.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
29 Aug 15
I've been walking among the cats on this site for years. I am well protected and have no fear.
• United States
6 Sep 15
Wow, thanks for the warning. My laptop speakers are not working, but my new computer will have sound and now I know to mute the speakers before coming here.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
9 Sep 15
I'm glad to be of assistance.
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• United States
11 Sep 15
@savak03 I finally have time to come here after I got my new computer and sure enough, I started hearing a video and I was prepared!
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
11 Sep 15
@Carmelanirel2 I'm glad you got the warning before you heard the voices. That is scary if you're not expecting it.
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 15
So far it has not started talking to me yet. I always have my speakers lower and have it on high when I have use of it.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
30 Aug 15
@Jlyn10 Nope, no heart attacks please. And that might be the outcome for some of us.
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 15
@savak03 Definitely not you and me.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
29 Aug 15
I'm sorry, but from my point of view that is hilarious! I almost always keep my speakers off, unless I'm watching a video, so I don't have this problem!
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• Jamaica
29 Aug 15
new to my lot
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
29 Aug 15
@askme123 Welcome, pop in anywhere and have a good time.
@Tydiakat (43)
• United States
30 Aug 15
You should get add blocker plus. It is one firefox and chrome as well i think.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
30 Aug 15
I'm going to look into that. Thanks for the name of the program.
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• United States
31 Aug 15
@savak03 no problemo
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• United States
29 Aug 15
OH I cant stand that all over the net no matter where you go. I turn my sound off all the time.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
29 Aug 15
I probably should more often but I don't think about it until something like this happens.
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• United States
30 Aug 15
@savak03 It happened to me just now too haha i forgot to turn off lolz
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@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
6 Sep 15
Yes I have jumped several times as I like to leave the speakers on. I need them on when I do surveys many times.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
6 Sep 15
I prefer to leave mine on as well. I can't see the TV well so I stream TV to my laptop where I can get it closer to me. I hate to have to go fiddling with the settings every time I want to watch a video or something.
@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
29 Aug 15
I hate that when it happens because I usually wear headphones in full volume - but I have to admit, when you described what happened to you, I tried to stifle a laugh. LOL.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
29 Aug 15
To be honest, I giggled too after my heart slowed down.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Aug 15
That annoys the heck out of me, so I turn off my speakers.
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@BarBaraPrz (20527)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Sep 15
That's why I rarely listen to music online...