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  1. AOL Gold-previous commentator

    I was a loyal UK commentator during the early days. I now find my AOL Gold is inaccessible and I have lost my Address Book. I am happy to pay but this is blocked. Please make AOL Gold accessible to the UK. Alternatively, return the earlier version of Address Book - which is used on Gold

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  2. ADG Icon in Toolbar

    Need to change size of toolbar icons. My old Dell 17 inch shows smaller toolbar icons (23 that I added across the screen) whereas my new 17 inch dell xps only has 18 icons that I added across the toolbar.
    WHY? How to reduce toolbar icon size? (Note - we know how to reduce taskbar icon size, but NOT toolbar icon size.

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  3. AOL on desktop computer

    I want aol mail on my computer. How can I do that? I've always gotten it there in the past. Now there seems to be a problem with it. I don't understand because that has always been my go to mail source! I enjoy seeing it on a big screen and typing on a real keyboard. By the way I have been an AOL customer for as long as I can remember and pay for it monthly--not the free version! Help me!

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  4. Show images button not working

    when you read email and want to activate link etc it is not working

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  5. The space between columns on the mail has changed. I have to make the subject column bigger. Please go back to the old column widths.

    The column sizes on mail has changed. I now have to make the subject column wider each time. Please go back to the old way.

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  7. get chat rooms to work. this is second day they are not working. It doesn't show any chat rooms, created by members, nor can i start one.

    get chat rooms to work. this is second day they are not working, they don't show available rooms, nor can i start one...please get this fixed...thank you.

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    Completed  ·  Product Support responded

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The issue should now be resolved. Please close and re-open the Chat Room Listings window, in order for the chatrooms to load.

  8. welcome pages videos

    What happened to the videos on the welcome pages? The videos are missing from the news stories. I am having this problem with all of my devices.

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  9. Screenname not automatically loading in conversation threads.Must manually fill it in.

    Just in the last few hours my screen name is no longer automatically loading into conversations,instead I must manually type it each time to post.I have tried this both on Gold and through the internet with same results.This happened in the past and it required a fix by AOL.Would appreciate this being dealt with.Thanks.

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    Completed  ·  Product Support responded

    The issue should now be resolved. Please sign out and sign back into the AOL Desktop Gold, in order to load your profile nickname in the comment section.

  10. Please return to the old date format of month/day/year. Thanks

    Please return to the old date format of month/day/year. Thanks.

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    Completed  ·  Product Support responded

    The option to change the Date format in your mailbox is now available.

    Here are the steps to change the Date format:
    1. Open AOL Desktop Gold and sign in.
    2. Click on the ‘Settings’ icon on the toolbar.
    3. Go to the ‘Mail’ category on the left.
    4. Next to ‘Date Style’ select one of the options below.
    Date Only (Month/Day/Year)
    Show time for mail received today
    5. Changes are saved automatically, so you can close the Settings window.

    In case you do not see the ‘Date Style’ option, you will need to update the AOL Desktop Gold to the latest revision. To do that, click on the Help menu on the top, select ‘Check for Updates’, and after 10-15 minutes close and re-open the software.

  11. Chat Live on on AOL News is not working

    Chat Live Forum on AOL News article are not coming up when you click on it

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    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The issue with the Live Chat on AOL News should now be resolved. Please sign out of the AOL Desktop Gold and sign back in.

  12. delete all

    The delete all button in spam is the first button on right. All other windows have the delete button as the first button on right. This creates confusion. Habitually I hit the furthest right button. However, in spam I delete all msgs accidentally. Is there any help to re-obtain messages once permanently deleted? HELP!

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  13. STOP the AOL pop up at sign on wanting me to subscribe to the "Breaking News to my inbox".....NO I DON' WANT TO SUBSCRIBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Again...STOP the all AOL pop ups at sign on, especially wanting me to subscribe to the "Breaking News to my inbox", like I want all that garbage going to my inbox.....My reply is: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO I don't want to subscribe!

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    The Product Team wants to ensure the best possible experience, so you should no longer see the “Breaking News” pop up when signing into ADG. We appreciate your patience!

    Sincerely,
    AOL Product Support

  14. Account payment

    I am getting a screen message that I need to give updated account information on billing, or I will not be able to access. I don't respond that way, but when I try to sign on to my account it is down. What's happening?

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  15. Restaurant .com offer

    Your Restaurant .com offer has not worked for three months. Do you still offer it. If not delete it and discontinue advertising it.

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  16. Notice about Payment

    I got a popup saying my method of payment needs to be updated. I went to Help and selected "My Account" and it will not open. That infamous little circle just keeps turning and My Account never comes up, Once again Gold is woefully screwed up. How do I find out if I actually do need to update my payment method? If I do, how do I get to my account? Obviously I'm paying for a service that doesn't work properly.

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    Completed  ·  Product Support responded

    We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you.

    This issue should now be resolved. Please log out of the AOL Desktop Gold and log back in.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Completed  ·  Product Support responded

    Thank you for this suggestion. This feature is now available on the Files Only view. When in Mail Read, select Files Only from the drop down that is defaulted to Mail in the middle of the top bar. Then click on a message to highlight it and right click to select interactive preview.

    Thank You!
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  18. larger font for mailbox

    Larger font size for the mailbox, listing new mail. It used to be larger before but it seems that after the update and it gives me option to select small, medium and large. Upon selecting large, still its to small of a font size for me. I cant read my email on mail box. Please add XL or XXL font selection.

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    Completed  ·  Product Support responded

    The option to change the font size in your mailbox is now available.

    You can now choose between four font sizes, small, medium, large and extra large. To change the font size, first open your mailbox by clicking on the ‘Read’ button on the top left, then go to ‘Mailbox Options’ on the top right, and select your desired font size from the ‘Text size’ category.

    In case you do not see the Text Size option, you will need to update the AOL Desktop Gold to the latest revision. To do that, click on the Help menu on the top, select ‘Check for Updates’, and after 10-15 minutes close and re-open the software.

  19. Manage My Account

    I got a pop-up upon signing onto AOL Gold. It said something about my account needing to be updated. When I go to Help and click on My Account, nothing opens. How do I check my account and billing information?

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  20. Windows OS - Alt Key Numeric Codes have stopped filling in email composition field.

    Windows OS - Alt Key Numeric Codes have stopped filling in email composition field.

    I frequently use the Alt Key Code characters to impart a thought when corresponding with peers via email.
    Currently after moving the cursor to the text composition field and pressing the 'Left ALT' key the cursor disappears after the three digit numerical code is applied.
    I do find that now when the 'Left ALT' key is depressed along with an alpha character that is the first character in the AOL drop down options at the top pf the desktop it opens the corresponding title.
    I have…

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