Help! My Computer Hates Me And I Really Don’t Want To Have To Kill My Husband In His Sleep

28 Jan
bobby toilet paper demon cat

Image by jacob earl via Flickr

Here we go again.  WordPress or somebody asked how I’d like to be remembered.  As a computer genius; but it’s never gonna happen, is it?

My techneptitude has flared up again.  Do you any of you real computer genii know how to fix my problem?  Preferably before the Hub gets up and has a little whinge about it.  You remember that post the other day where you all urged me to hang onto him because of his un-man-like ability to change a toilet roll?  Here’s why I might not: think of the loudest noise you know.  Double it.  Multiply by every prime number.  Take away the will to live.  And only then will you just begin to comprehend the Hub’s ability to sap the life out of a person who accidentally messed with his computer settings.

Here’s the problem: I was writing today’s sapoems post and I accidentally hit some or other buttons on the keyboard (I blame the Germans) and the bit at the top and bottom disappeared – the ribbon/banner thingy that says what’s up on your desktop.  I can get it back if I click on the top or bottom of the screen but it refuses to stay in place.  How do I fix it?  I tried going to some fixing website, thinking it was probably a common problem; but there’s no FAQ for ‘my ribbon/banner thingy won’t stay put.’ 

Please, people: if you don’t want me to have to murder the Hub in his bed rather than face a rollicking, take pity on me.

10 Responses to “Help! My Computer Hates Me And I Really Don’t Want To Have To Kill My Husband In His Sleep”

  1. vivinfrance January 28, 2011 at 11:49 #

    answered by email


  2. vivinfrance January 28, 2011 at 16:18 #

    Did it work?


    • Tilly Bud January 31, 2011 at 09:42 #

      Sorry, Viv, only just getting round to comments now. No, but that’s because it was me following the instructions. Thank you anyway. xx


  3. gigihawaii January 28, 2011 at 16:47 #

    Try clicking on HELP and then click on RESTORE. A calendar will appear. Click on a prior date when the computer was working fine. Then re-boot the computer. That should restore your old settings.


  4. slpmartin January 28, 2011 at 17:03 #

    Oh my….I’ve never had that happen before…hope you get it fixed.


  5. musings January 28, 2011 at 18:52 #

    Oh boy… I’m so sorry! I know how aggravating that can be. I keep a list of problems for my techie brother when he comes to visit. I hope this problem is resolved immediately.


  6. poetcolette January 29, 2011 at 09:58 #

    How about act all sweet and/or innocent and ask hubby to fix it? Nah!!!


    • Tilly Bud January 31, 2011 at 09:43 #

      Nah!!! is right. He’s known me too long 🙂



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