Puter help please

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by sedge, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. sedge

    sedge Funster

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    For ages and ages now, whilst browsing MHF (May our Leader be praised, etc) having got to eg Page 3 or 32 of a thread, or even after leaping to the last page from page 1 by clicking the 'Go to first unread' button - the back button does not work. (ie the big blue button with the LH arrow on the browser (IE) toolbar)

    So we have to either click on 'New Posts' in the top menu again, or go to 'Favourites' and open the site again, or whatever.

    This happens on both the PC and the lappy, it happens when we are on the site independently and also when we are both browsing at the same time. Both Networked through the same router.

    I mean OK this can happen very occasionally on any website or forum when t'internet 'hangs' for some reason (unknown to us) but it's every single time we come here to MHF.

    Has anyone got any (sensible preferably!) clues what might be causing this and/or what we can do to stop this?
     
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    Have you tried clearing your cookies and getting a new one?...they can get old...and have odd effects
     
  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    First see if it's an IE problem, download Firefox, it's very good.

    FUN does hang quite a lot. On Firefox the clue is a "loading" symbol rotating sometimes for ever. Often I open a new tab, load FUN, usually immediate, then I'll see that the page I've just posted is working fine but the first tab is still waiting for FUN.
     
  4. GJH

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    The problem was mentioned in This Thread yesterday.
     
  5. Jaws

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    Errrr.. Take a look at how Firefox works. The IP refresh protocol is too long ( in my opinion ). Then go and download Chrome and see how fast our server really is :Wink:
     
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  6. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Most of the time I have any problem with Firefox being slow is when it is waiting for the site being accessed to bring in some Google adverts. Who publishes Chrome again? :Laughing:
     
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    Which is proly why it is so much faster !!

    No point in trying to swim agin the tide young man !!!!! :Wink:
     
  8. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Better that than swimming straight into the jaws of the great big Google shark :BigGrin:
     
  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    It looks more like this every day.

    For years now, "here little person, a nice free sweetie for you".

    But look closely and they've damned near taken over the internet and mobile phones, for their benefit.

    "There is no such thing as a free meal".
     
  10. Jaws

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    I agree,,, but unless you build your own browser and set the refresh as aggressively as Google there is not much you can do about it..

    But if you wanna use an inferior ( :Wink: ) product, is there not a version of adblocker for Firefox ?
    That would stop your particular delay ?
     
  11. Jim

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    Those problems that were mentioned in Hilldwellers thread, should be sorted now. As for the back button not working that's a local issue, clear your cache and try again or try it with another browser. Then I'm sure you'll find its OK, get back to me if it is not:thumb:
     
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  12. GJH

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    I have Adblock Plus installed but some sites still access Google content, just doesn't get displayed.
     
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    Ghostery will block google adsense/ analytics and will also block tracking cookies. It's also available for Chrome. :Smile:
     
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    Suggestion, place your cursor on the hyperlink, right button, open in new window, read what you wish, original page in tact.
     
  15. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    I use IE-always have,always will do :BigGrin: I have it set to delete all History,Cookies,Temp Files,in fact everything when I exit.
    I rarely experience the problems that I read about on here-am I just lucky ?

    Mike
     
  16. GJH

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    Thanks Paul. Installed and all seems OK at the moment.
     
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    IE has got so complex over the years that now even business IT professionals are always using Firefox, Chrome is built by Google but most of the web is Google so why fight it :Sad:
     
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