Thank you ibarnett. I started reading that thread you supplied then stopped to try to login again to icloud.
It’s odd that it accepts the new apple id that I was able to register after starting this thread, to get me into the site. When I get in to ‘Manage ID’ it won’t accept it. (Was that just a token acceptance to acknowledge that I’d posted about it?)
I’m going to try closing FF and emptying the cache and trying again. Pause with elevator music…
I did that, now it only accepts my old username. As far as I read in that thread it mentions turning off the ID in one’s smartphone etc. Did that a long time ago as it kept asking for it every time I turned it on.
Another hassle when I try to log in to icloud> "settings’ is that it goes back to the login page saying it’s timed out ‘for my protection’. Wireless b’band was slow enough before school holidays now it’s impossible.
I’ll read the rest of the thread. Thanks again.