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Naming your Devices
« on: February 11, 2015, 10:49:20 PM »
I have Avast 2015 Internet Security.  When I added a new laptop I ended up with 4 shown--finally figured out how to delete the old laptop.  Now all three remaining computers say "Admin-PC".  How can I give them a name--the laptop I deleted did have it's own name.  Thanks for any help.

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Re: Naming your Devices
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 11:54:46 PM »
Login to your my.avast.com account, select the Device you wish to rename - click the settings icon Screwdriver and spanner - now you get the chance to change the device name.
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Re: Naming your Devices
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 07:01:01 AM »
Thank you very much, DavidR--an easy fix but I just hadn't found it!  I appreciate your help.

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Re: Naming your Devices
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 03:28:57 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

There is quite a lot in the account screen and icons aren't always easy to understand what they do.
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Re: Naming your Devices
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 01:18:55 PM »
Hi DavidR, thanks for providing this help.
According to your last note, do you have any idea where to edit the device name?
The settings dialogue seems correct, but maybe the problem is with the reduced buttons (icons) for smaller screens...

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Re: Naming your Devices
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 03:47:27 PM »
Hi DavidR, thanks for providing this help.
According to your last note, do you have any idea where to edit the device name?
The settings dialogue seems correct, but maybe the problem is with the reduced buttons (icons) for smaller screens...

My last comment was directed at the OP, oregontrail1851, basically saying that there is a lot of information 'available' to the user (the OP just hadn't seen or recognised it for what it was) - they just have to - have a browse around to get used to it.

I know where to edit the device names as in my Reply #1 with the attached images.

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Just for confirmation relating to your comment on small screens my win7 netbook don't come much smaller, with a 10.1" 1024x600 screen and all of the avastUI fits within this screen. The Account > Devices - select device - the settings icon is only marginal smaller than my desktop, but easily recognisable as a Screwdriver and spanner icon.

Clicking that the Device settings screen is also accessible within the avastUI - text input fields and the Save button are accessible and work.
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