Friday 14 December 2012

Dealing with those blurry Captcha's!

Do you have trouble typing in those pesky "prove you are not a robot" things?  I especially have trouble with the blurry number photo part.

I have posted about how to kill the word verification stuff on your blog here.

One thing that I have found helpful is to enlarge the image - the easy way to do this is just to hit Control +.  You can do it a number of times and each time the page will zoom in until you can see it.

When you have finished you just hit Control - and it will zoom out again.

Another reader has also suggested that if the words are particularly difficult to read that rather than trying to enter them, just hit the little circular refresh button until an easier one pops up. I have found this to save quite a bit of time.

And don't bother doing capital letters etc because the captchas aren't case sensitive!

I do apologise for wittering on about word verification so much - but really!  Having just commented on 60 blogs who linked up to Food on Friday, I am renewed in my campaign to try to eradicate it.

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  1. I completely agree. I've killed all barriers on my blog and Blogger has done a nice job of catching the spam. And it's not that hard to delete if it sneaks through.

  2. Hello, following from the Aloha Blog Hop.Great blog you have going here and I am extremely glad I found it! We can all use these great tips!

    Ally @

  3. Hey, I found you via The Social Mix Blog Hop. I think this a great idea for a blog and couldn't agree more that word verification needs to end!

    For some reason my GFC has been broken for ages, so I added you to my Google reader instead. :)

    You can check my site and see if you like it at

  4. I so agree!!! sometimes I just move on and won't even bother if they have it on.

    new follower btw.

  5. I totally agree that CAPTCHA is a nightmare and also inaccessible to those with visual impairments. I have started using a CAPTCHA bypass program called RUMOLA to fill them in for me. Before i got this blogging could be a nightmare! 30 plus CAPTCHAs in a row, eurghhhhhhhh!

  6. Thanks for sharing I absolutely hate them!
    Thank you for stopping by and linking up at the Friday Chaos this week.
    Have a nice weekend


  7. The numbers part is always the hardest for me too! Thanks for the tip! Sometimes I feel like I'm just blindly guessing when it comes to the numbers.

  8. HI! I am your newest follower and found you on the blog hop. I was kinda, maybe, sorta hopin' that you would hop on over to my blog and follow me back! :-)


  9. Great info! I'm embarrased to say, I don't even know if my blog requires that. Must check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi! I found you via The Social Mix Blog Hop! Loving your blog, full of good useful information! New Follower :)

  11. I can't agree more! And blogger has filtered my occasional spammy comment out when needed.

  12. Thank you so much for the tip. It sure gotten really blurry those captcha numbers. Found you via Friendly Friday Hop and your new follower.

    Adin B

  13. Thank you so much for the tip. It sure gotten really blurry those captcha numbers. Really superb!!!!

    captcha solver


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