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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

OK.. I am by no means a computer geek, but here is my issue. When trying to surf or look at a site it will sometimes stop working if I click on too many links on one site. Example.... a few nights back I was on eBay bidding on an item. I placed my bid, then decided I wanted to update my max bid. When I clicked on the link to update my bid, nothing happened. It would not load the page. Just now I wanted to send a friend a Hallmark eCard. I clicked on the site, clicked on Christmas cards, clicked on Traditionals and again, the page would not load. I thought it was my firewall, but when turning that off nothing changes... it still does the samething. I'm running Windows XP.... This is also a new problem and its doing the same thing on my laptop an desktop........so I know its a Windows issue. I think it also started around teh same time I updated to the new Windows IE..

[Edited 2006-12-24 19:58:23]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6119 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Try Firefox or Opera. You're better with either of those two anyhow.(Although, Opera, when compared against IE and Firefox, was the only one to pass the very high standard "acid test.") Of course, Firefox is open-source, and Opera is Proprietary, but Opera is much more open than IE is in terms of compatibility. Plus, Opera is multi-platform. Many cellphones are using Opera-lite for their browser, too.


Oh, also:

Everytime you buy from Microsoft, you kill a kitten, so be kind to the kittens and buy a Mac.

Signed,

Klaus



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 1):
Everytime you buy from Microsoft, you kill a kitten, so be kind to the kittens and buy a Mac.

That's cool..... I hate cats...!!!



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Thread starter):

For about a week now I've been having the same problems with IE 7. Hoping it's just something quirky that Microslut will fix in their next round of updates...


User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Just hit refresh a few times until something happens.

User currently offlineChachu201 From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 857 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Well, IE7 is quite like FireFox (but so much crappier), so I would just come over to the dark side, and www.getfirefox.com Big grin

| Gabe


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Just an update....

I loaded in FireFox... and so far WoW what a difference. First, it fixed the problem viewing the page I wanted, second it's SO MUCH faster.

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 3):
For about a week now I've been having the same problems with IE 7

Yea, it started about a week or two ago.... but, look above.. so far I really like FireFox.

[Edited 2006-12-24 22:27:48]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

firefox isn't perfect, but it is mostly better than IE 6/7.

At least for just browsing pages, its faster.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

I can't figure out how to add the 'Mail' link from the tool bar.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1219 times:

^I think you need to d/l Thunderbird which is the eq. of outlook (but I've never used it).

User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1210 times:

People would'nt believe the number of cases where I see the unresponsive or sluggish system (at shutdown especially) is actually caused by unwanted extra payload. That means viruses or other malware. Run detection programs such as Adware, Spybot, Webroot Spy Sweeper, Spyware Doctor (try several packages for a more complete scan AND apply a recently updated virus scanner as well. Also it's required to apply all security patches from Microsoft (free downloads) if the autoupdate is not set up.

User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
SO MUCH faste

and a whole lot better than IE. Make sure you uninstall IE from Control Panel/add-remove windows programs. I hope you also enjoy Firefox. Robert NWDC10


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 11):
Make sure you uninstall IE from Control Panel/add-remove windows programs. I hope you also enjoy Firefox.

I'm going to give it a few days but so far, yes it's much better the IE. I did notice that my Adobe was out of date and when I re-loaded it it slowed the computer down.... including FireFox.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
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The only downside to Firefox is that some websites don't support it (yet). Therefore, I use Firefox at home, but still keep IE in case I need to open stupid webpages.


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlinePLANAR From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

You can use IETab extension in Firefox and then you don't even need to open IE for those pesky IE-only sites.

Personally I just love Opera - Most ideal for viewing airliners.net.
All my forums are neatly lined up in tabs and re-open every time I open the browser.
Fine-tuned caching control enables me to make sure that Opera is always at the freshest version of the page.

And most importantly the zoom feature in Opera is fantastic - Especially since Opera can properly zoom the pages in correct aspects. Most ideal when reading posts frequently and to avoid the eye squinting when reading it on a laptop screen with ultra-high resolution (implying thereby, teensy-weensy font size)!!



Flim-Flam Balderdash...
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 11):
Make sure you uninstall IE from Control Panel/add-remove windows programs

I tried to do that and it said it was not recommended because it worked with several other programs including Windows XP and FireFox and could impact the way they operate. I loaded FireFox and Thunderbird mail onto my laptop and so far so good, but how do a add a quick link 'Mail' icon to my tool bar..?



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1155 times:
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Quoting EMBQA (Reply 15):
but how do a add a quick link 'Mail' icon to my tool bar..?

Right click on the tool bar, create a shortcut to the Thunderbird file.



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 16):
Right click on the tool bar, create a shortcut to the Thunderbird file

I tried that but the Thunderbird Mail is not shown as an icon to pick from



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1148 times:
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Quoting EMBQA (Reply 17):

I tried that but the Thunderbird Mail is not shown as an icon to pick from

Stupid XP  Wink Create a shortcut on your desktop, pointing to the thunderbird file. Then drag that onto the toolbar. That should work  Smile



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 18):
Create a shortcut on your desktop, pointing to the thunderbird file. Then drag that onto the toolbar. That should work Smile

Tried that too...nope.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

**OFF ON A TANGENT ALERT**
Is anyone else having an issue with iTunes? I can't download any songs... I'm thinking the server is just really busy with people filling their new iPods and using their gift cards (like me). I'm using the USA site, if that makes any difference.
**END OF TANGENT ALERT**

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 19):
Tried that too...nope.

Might be a stupid question, but is your Quick Launch toolbar activated?

Right click on the XP toolbar => Properties => Taskbar tab => check "Show Quick Launch"



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 20):
Right click on the XP toolbar

We're talking about FireFox and Thunderbird, not Windows XP and Outlook

[Edited 2006-12-25 21:23:55]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 21):
We're talking about FireFox and Thunderbird, not Windows XP and Outlook

I know, I use Firefox myself...

But now reading it again I'm not sure which 'toolbar' they are referring to... I assumed the Quick Launch toolbar in XP



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

Instead of hearsay, let's see some real tests: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browserSpeed.html

Need to add buttons to the IE bar? Try this one: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ctie.html


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
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Quoting WSOY (Reply 23):
Instead of hearsay, let's see some real tests: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browser....html

Haha, I love the top paragraph:

A polite request
Please stop posting this article on sites like Slashdot, Digg, newspapers, etc. It is old news. This article is around 2 years old now (although it has been kept up to date), and has been retired - posting it simply shows how long it took you to find it. It has already been posted on Slashdot enough times, Digg more than enough times, similar sites more times than I can count, as well as newspaper sites all around the world, and far more blogs than I will ever be able to read.

I thank you for your attention, and I am very happy that you found this article interesting or useful enough to read. However, it really does not need you to post it yet again - all you will do is eat my bandwidth, and I ask you not to do that.




“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

A couple of useful links:

See what your browser reveals of your environment:
http://www.cyscape.com/showbrow.aspx?bhcp=1

Tired of the old IE? The cure might be installing even more old IEs:
http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE


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