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Microbrain at it again - help

Discussion in 'Tools programming' started by Capn_Geoff, 13 Jul 2017.

  1. Capn_Geoff

    Capn_Geoff

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    Not sure if this is the right spot - but here goes. Apparently M$ has decided that just giving us a free Visual Studio 2017 is not enough. They also want us to sign in on their site in order to use it. I didn't realize it came with a 30 day free trial or I never would have used it.... I don't see much of an advantage in using it over VS 2010.

    Anyway, so I start VS2017 and it wants me to sign in to something... I presume my MS account. Fine. Oh, it says - We can't sign you in - your browser has javascript turned off. Huh? Really? I use Firefox and verified that it was enabled. I turned off no script, and it still complains. I also tried Internet Explorer (which I don't normally use) with no luck. Any ideas on how to get VS2017/the browser to work? VS2017 does not actually open the browser so I'm not even sure where it's looking.

    And I know that M$ does not read here - but just to vent - WTF Microbrain???
     
    Last edited: 13 Jul 2017
  2. Capn_Geoff

    Capn_Geoff

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    OK - I found out what's wrong. Despite I use Firefox - VS2017 was apparently trying to start IE. A quick search found how to set javascript enables globally. Precisely why I don't use IE (excpet for Visual Studio).

    So now they know who I am - probably recording keystrokes, making copies of files. Yippee! Another freedom gone.
     

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