Re: [BCAB] Microsoft and Captchas Barry Toner 08 Nov 2012 15:34 GMT
Hi Derek, That's wild. As a work around you could use Firefox and install the Web Visum plug-in. http://www.webvisum.com/ Regards, Barry. -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Derek Naysmith Sent: 08 November 2012 14:43 To: bcab list Subject: [BCAB] Microsoft and Captchas Having just upgraded to Windows 8 I have discovered that Microsoft has started a love affair with Captchas. Once you have Windows 8 in place you need to register with the App store to get access to handy apps. Why I couldn't use my Windows Live account I don't know but when you register for an App store account there is a captcha on the page! Just to make life interesting there is no alternative available on the page!! Having registered, and I am still waiting for my confirmation email, you need to complete a Captcha when you log in and, you guessed it, there is no audio equivalent. In an attempt to vent my frustration I went to send an email to the App store via the 'contact us' pages. Unfortunately before you can send an email you need to enter a Captcha! All this frustration and annoyance because my wife wants Spider solitaire on my PC and Microsoft don't include games with Windows 8. Derek Naysmith -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.