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multitasking computer

Postby vivian maxine on November 10th, 2015, 7:59 am 

I know a computer can do two jobs at once. It can, for example, update a program in the background while I am doing emails or visiting web sites. Can it do the followimg?

I have two mail programs. Can one download mail while I am using the other one? Example:

I am at Gmail handling mail in the Inbox - answering letters, reading newsletters, visiting forums, etc. Meanwhile Thunderbird wants to download mail from my ISP. Can that be done? If it can, do I need to leave Thunderbird open and minimized for it to happen?

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Re: multitasking computer

Postby Paralith on November 10th, 2015, 1:39 pm 

Yes. Though under what conditions it will do this depends on your settings.
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Re: multitasking computer

Postby vivian maxine on November 11th, 2015, 7:10 am 

Paralith » November 10th, 2015, 12:39 pm wrote:Yes. Though under what conditions it will do this depends on your settings.


Thank you, Paralith. Good to know.
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