Info Uploading Files

Discussion in 'Announcements & How to use the FDMB' started by Robert and Echo, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Robert and Echo

    Robert and Echo Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Right now the "Upload a File" button is broken. I'm working on figuring out why. Until it's fixed, you can conveniently just open your file explorer window, and drag the file you want into the message itself, and it will attach.

    Check the attached file on this message for an example.
     

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  2. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Any status on this? Being on tablet I can not do the alternative.
     
  3. JaxBenji

    JaxBenji Well-Known Member

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    Copy and Paste works. On apple devices, go to your photo and click the share button (the box with arrow pointing up) and then click Copy photo; in your post, you can then hold down and paste it. I could be wrong, but I don't think this works for files though you can always do a screenshot and then upload the photo how I said. Hope that helps some :bighug:
     
  4. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Not on a Kindle I can't.
     
  5. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Such a shame. So many of us can't post the other ways.

    Will it ever be fixed?
     
  6. Summer and Susie (GA)

    Summer and Susie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering how some people are able to attach photos but I cannot.
     
  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Copy the image and paste into the text box, or drag and drop also works if you are on a computer.
     
  8. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    For the past month I've sometimes had to log off, then log back in to post photos. I get the dreaded "You are not authorized..." warning. It's no big deal.
    I use a mouse (old timer), Windows 7 and Google Dull.
    -Upload a File takes me to my file tree
    -Documents/Libraries takes me to My Pictures
    -Left click the photo and I'm done. Dragging never worked but the site is free no?
    Again no big deal but does anyone else find having multiple YouTube links in a thread slows everything down?
    Stating the obvious here. Photo files have to be JPEG. I don't know about phones but most point&shoot cameras use JPEG as the default. If you have "forever" photos save them in TIF and on more than one drive. Software to convert file formats is either free or dirt cheap.
     
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  9. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    @Robert and Echo Aside from the log off/log on trick to post photos there's another oddball thing I shouldn't be able to do. I can right click / open in a new window and stay logged in in two different members only forums. It doesn't work every time and it was an accident the first time I did it. Just in case this is a security issue.
    I'm not in IT and still use paper GPS (maps) so it's not voodoo on my part.
     
  10. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    The link to the fundraising page is broken.
     
  11. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Dickson, they don't allow fundraising on this site. Link was probably disabled.
     
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  12. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Ooops. The teeny-tiny link to FDMB fundraising under the scrolling bar is broken but if I had waited I would have seen the big one works fine.
    The big one, right there in front of you. No Dickson, your other left.
     
  13. Katsallday

    Katsallday Member

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    Do you need some help with that? One of my best friends is a programmer, second in charge of his virtual reality company. I'm sure he could spare some time and help you out!
     
  14. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Robert has been doing this since you were in diapers Katrina. He'll probably still be doing it when I'm in diapers. :oops: :rolleyes:
    By the way Robert, could you have a look at my parallel port Zip Drive?
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  15. Katsallday

    Katsallday Member

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    I just wanted to find a way to give back to the forum, I'm definitely not the one that can help with any technology :nailbiting:
     
  16. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I used to build my own desktops, no more. It's like some modern cars that don't even have a dipstick, you open the hood and there's another hood.
    I will speak up if there's a security glitch or we get another spammer and you should too. Just because someone "knows all" doesn't mean they can be everywhere at once.
     
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  17. Our Dolly Girl (GA)

    Our Dolly Girl (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Summer, I do a copy photo from my pictures and paste where ever I want it.
     
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  18. Summer and Susie (GA)

    Summer and Susie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I found a way to move a picture from my desktop to the site. I know - old fashioned. I don't have a Smartphone. I use a desktop. I like the big screen.
     
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  19. Our Dolly Girl (GA)

    Our Dolly Girl (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good to me :)
     
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  20. Bekah and Momo

    Bekah and Momo New Member

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    Anyone know how to copy a photo from the Photos app on Android phone?
     
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