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Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:12 pm
by FuUtAmAaSa
I FINALLY sstarted a team and can not easily figure out how to add my self to it. LOL. I am sure I could figure it out but I have way to many tings going on to figure it out. Also most of the time when I click on my web control my browser refresses and can not connect to my server / client. any hints?

Christopher Conner
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Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:24 pm
by ajm
Maybe try another browser. I remember that there were such issues with Chrome after a certain update a few weeks back.
Otherwise, in order to join a team, you have to set up an identity and enter the number of the team (and your personal passkey), either in Web Control or in Advanced Control (aka FAHControl).

Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 pm
by Joe_H
Which version of the F@h client are you using? If using version 7.5.1, that is a known problem with Web Control and Chromium based browsers including Chrome, the new version of MS Edge, and a number of others. Either use a different browser or update the F@h software to the current version 7.6.13.

If you are using 7.6.13, which browser and version? Entirely possible yet another change was made similar to the one that was made in Google Chromium late last year that first started showing problems for 7.5.1 and Chrome.

Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:23 pm
by JimboPalmer
Welcome to Folding@Home!

Assuming you are in Windows and know your Team Number:

In the taskbar to the lower right of the screen, you should see a F@H molecule icon, click it (you may need to click an Up Arrow to see it ^)

The second item in this menu is Advanced Control, click it

On this screen to the left is a Configure button, click it

Now you get a screen with a Identity tab, click it

Team Number is the second entry. Type yours and click Save.

Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:54 pm
by FuUtAmAaSa
Thank yo Jimbo Palmer. That is all I needed. LOL. Yep I have an Identity. Yep I have been folding. Yep I just created my own Team. 266479. I just needed to know how to change it in the client. I am now attached to my team. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:55 pm
by FuUtAmAaSa
ummm.. how do I like your reply? or give you credit in the system or just say thank you and go about our way? LOL

Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:03 am
by FuUtAmAaSa
I am running version 7.5.1. Should I update or keep it as is. I do not want to loose and current work and I do not want anything to work incorrectly.

Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:07 am
by JimboPalmer
FuUtAmAaSa, just assume I like helping.

There are actual experts here and I try to handle questions I understand, so they can focus on the weirder questions.

Re: Just general quick question.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:36 pm
by PantherX
FuUtAmAaSa wrote:I am running version 7.5.1. Should I update or keep it as is. I do not want to loose and current work and I do not want anything to work incorrectly.

You can review the changes between V7.5.1 and V7.6.13 here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=34466

I would suggest that you upgrade simply because there are some security fixes and other back-end stuff.

The safest method to upgrade without issues would be to first set your client to Finish.
Once finished, make a note of the username, passkey and team. You may also want to make note of how your slots are configured if you have done so.
Exit the client.
Uninstall the client including the data so everything F@H related is removed.
Install the latest version of the client by getting it from the official sources.
Configure the client using the saved information from above.