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    Nelson Thornes Just Click

    Dodgy geography resource, that uses java and flash. Basically it is SHITE

    Have any of you come across it and had success rolling it out on a network and have it actually work?

    I've played with all security settings and I still cannot get it to go past the flashy intro, it just stays there.

    Help!?

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    We have a Geography title by the same company and is all HTML/Java but it's called Horizons. Luckily the teachers only need it on their machines so we just install locally. It looks like it's just web-based, but then it begs the question why they use a full-blown MSI installer :?

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    Thats one of them, we have Horizons 1-3 and then 3 others, they've bought the 1000+ users licence for £300ea per title, so want it site wide.

    Even installed stand alone it doesnt work. It truly is the most appalling software I've ever seen sold.

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    you may find this helpful. it may not apply to just click tho'

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax
    you may find this helpful. it may not apply to just click tho'
    Just Click is just a name on the box, i have no idea who is the publisher and who is the programming house, one or t'other thats why i put both names.

    sorry for confusion

    THANK YOU! for the link, they are gettign the same problems, i'll have a look through the posts and try and work it out. Glad I'm not the only one.

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    it'll certainly apply to horizons. I think horizon 1 uses flash player 7 and the other two install flash player 8 and so overwrite the older version. if you follow my link and scan down about 3 posts you should see what I'm trying to point you to.

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    We received the stock answer of "lower the security on IE on all your machines to make it work" for 18 months because "it is the way your IT people have things set up ... you know how over zealous they can be. Don't worry about what they say about viruses, it hardly ever goes wrong."

    Don't you just love stupid drones ... they then admitted the fault and put the blame with the company that produce it for them as they are just the publishers ...

    Aha ... here is a buck ... who can I pass it onto now.

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Aha ... here is a buck ... who can I pass it onto now.
    The teachers for buying the crappy software in the first place

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    I thought they'd say that and I even lowered all the security down to allow EVERYTHING! and it still wouldn't work.

    I really wish they wouldn't make such shit IE based software.

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    if they know it's faulty and are passing it off as fit for purpose, then they are equaly, if not more, culpable. perhaps they'll return all the monies spent under the sale of faulty goods act

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    We have Nelson Thornes eScience. It sounds like a similar problem to that which I had. Make sure you have the latest JRE and also the latest version of Flash. There is a Flash uninstaller you should run first (if you don't do this it doesn't replace it properly). Once the new version of Flash is installed it all starts to work in a magical fashion.

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    can it be done with MSIs and GPO? I wouldn't look forward to doing that on 340+ machines

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    OK then just tried this out, i got it working as admin whoopyay *does a dance* so get the teacher to log in and.............doesn't work. I hate flash. What's wrong with doing things properly?

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    Re: Nelson Thornes Just Click

    It will work as admin with any version of Flash but you need the bang up to date version to make it work as a regular user.

    You could run a startup script on your machines to run the uninstaller EXE and then push out the new version of Flash via MSI or as part of that script.

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