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Old 07-22-2009, 12:59 PM
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This started about 1 week ago. When I click to open a new tab IE lags for 5-10 seconds sometimes more and becomes unresponsive (both original tab and new tab). Also happens when I reight click to open a new window. I haven't installed any new programs and A/V and anti-malware are coming back clean. Any suggestions?

EDIT: also happens when clicking on a link. And just noticed, when closing a window it hangs up as well.

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:01 PM
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Sounds just like mine a few weeks ago right before the "Unstable-need to reload" thingy happened. Did a recovery but had to reload/redo all the settings...PITA
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:06 PM
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Do yourself a favor and ditch that POS web browser and switch to FireFox.... you can download it here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox...rom=getfirefox

Make it your default browser and be done with it.... you'll never go back to IE.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Gulf Coast Girl View Post
Do yourself a favor and ditch that POS web browser and switch to FireFox.... you can download it here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox...rom=getfirefox

Make it your default browser and be done with it.... you'll never go back to IE.

Ditto! Get onto FireFox asap.


My only complaint with FireFox is that it is not as friendly as IE if you secure link and transfer via FTP on the internet. There are some addons that are supposed to make it easier but I have never figured it out. I keep a copy of IE around just for logging onto a remote acct and doing FTP transfers.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Ditto! Get onto FireFox asap.


My only complaint with FireFox is that it is not as friendly as IE if you secure link and transfer via FTP on the internet. There are some addons that are supposed to make it easier but I have never figured it out. I keep a copy of IE around just for logging onto a remote acct and doing FTP transfers.

Yep.... Firefox FTP support is abysmal.... most people don't do FTP so it doesn't matter. I DO use FTP....but I still refuse to use IE.... instead I just Windows Explorer and type the FTP address right in the address bar and it brings the log in up and I can just use the FTP as part of my file system and upload and download files just like I would move any other file on my system. Works like a charm with no fuss no muss and NO IE!!!
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Try disableing add-ons. Goto start, all programs, accessories, system tools, disable add-ons. Or you can goto tools in IE manage add-ons and disable one at a time.
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Originally Posted by Gulf Coast Girl View Post
Yep.... Firefox FTP support is abysmal.... most people don't do FTP so it doesn't matter. I DO use FTP....but I still refuse to use IE.... instead I just Windows Explorer and type the FTP address right in the address bar and it brings the log in up and I can just use the FTP as part of my file system and upload and download files just like I would move any other file on my system. Works like a charm with no fuss no muss and NO IE!!!

Thank you very much -- I will try typing going straight to windows explorer. What I have been going is using IE, type in the address, then click on the [page] button and select to open the ftp site in windows explorer, where I can do the login. Then it is exactly like you said, click and drag files, whatever like usual.
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Originally Posted by pyettaw View Post
Try disableing add-ons. Goto start, all programs, accessories, system tools, disable add-ons. Or you can goto tools in IE manage add-ons and disable one at a time.
Tried that, couldn't figure out which add-on if any was the cause. I started IE with NO add-ons and it still performed that way.

As for Fire Fox, I tried it in the past and wasn't crazy about it but maybe I'll give it another try. I'm not someone who thinks MS is big and evil, I actually like most of their products.
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Try this link http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_start
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Originally Posted by NJFISH View Post
I'm not someone who thinks MS is big and evil, I actually like most of their products.
This isn't about MS being big and evil. I happen to be an IT professional and I can tell you that IE has more security holes in it then a block of swiss cheese. I don't use it and no other IT professionals that I personally know use it either.

I happen to use and love a lot of Microsoft's software.... but their browser is a big steaming pile of CRAP
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Now that IE8 is out, don't expect IE7 to be supported any more. The paranoid crowd would suggest they might even sneak in downgrades. IE8 seems to have the startup bugs fixed.

Good luck!
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having/using FireFox on a PC is nothing more than wearing cosmetic jewelery, makes no diff what browser you use for web access if you go to shady places shit can happen, there is NO 100% SAFE browser.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:21 AM
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Stupid Question

Isn't IE the same as Windows Explorer? Whats the difference?
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Stupid Question

Isn't IE the same as Windows Explorer? Whats the difference?
no, IE is for internet access and Windows Explorer is for exploring files located on your pc.
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Originally Posted by pyettaw View Post
Resetting IE did the trick. Thanks everyone.
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Ok, so I've taken the above advise and installed the Mozilla Foxfire but can;t seem to get the Adobe flash player to install. Any advise?
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While we're computing, a slight detour, please. I was using ie7. If I opened one program in particular my computer would not print anything until I restarted it. I could close everything but until I restarted, nothing. I was told to upgrade to ie8. I did that and all worked well. I could print from quickbooks, work, whatever. Suddenly, it started doing the same thing again. Any ideas?
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Ok, so I've taken the above advise and installed the Mozilla Foxfire but can;t seem to get the Adobe flash player to install. Any advise?
You need to download the Flash program (usually you click on a link and it brings up the SAVE | CANCEL dialouge window). Click SAVE and save it to a folder on your hard drive. Then close Firefox and then go click on the file you downloaded (it's an install file). When it's done you can open FireFox back up and the Flash player should work. The install doesn't work if Firefox is open and running.
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Originally Posted by beenie View Post
While we're computing, a slight detour, please. I was using ie7. If I opened one program in particular my computer would not print anything until I restarted it. I could close everything but until I restarted, nothing. I was told to upgrade to ie8. I did that and all worked well. I could print from quickbooks, work, whatever. Suddenly, it started doing the same thing again. Any ideas?
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Uninstall your printer driver and reinstall.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:26 PM
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I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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