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Google causes IE to lock up
Steely Tom | 13 August 2011 | Steely Tom

Posted on 08/13/2011 8:46:22 AM PDT by Steely Tom

Does anyone else experience freeze-up of Internet Explorer when you try to navigate to Google?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: google; vanity
Internet Explorer locks up, has to be re-started. Doesn't require re-start of computer. No virus alerts appear.
1 posted on 08/13/2011 8:46:26 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Steely Tom

Internet Explorer, how quaint.


2 posted on 08/13/2011 8:47:58 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: Steely Tom

Nope — no problem


3 posted on 08/13/2011 8:50:24 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Steely Tom

i’ve learned to use ie when sending hotmail messages; other browsers mess up the format.

also, google and adobe reader don’t work well with firefox.

ms interferes with firefox.


4 posted on 08/13/2011 8:50:49 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Steely Tom

Prepare to be ridiculed for using IE. Try Firefox or Chrome.


5 posted on 08/13/2011 8:51:24 AM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ken21
"google and adobe reader don’t work well with firefox"

I've never had a any problems with them.

6 posted on 08/13/2011 8:53:43 AM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steely Tom

It’s not likely google. Try cleaning up your system, temp files internet cache ect. run a chkdsk and defrag. which ie are you using? worst case try compatibility mode.


7 posted on 08/13/2011 8:59:48 AM PDT by waynesa98
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To: optiguy; ken21; freedumb2003; al baby

Thanks everyone for your help. The problem must be on my end.


8 posted on 08/13/2011 9:01:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: waynesa98
worst case try compatibility mode.

What the heck is "compatibility mode?"

9 posted on 08/13/2011 9:02:56 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom
Does anyone else experience freeze-up of Internet Explorer when you try to navigate to Google?

Yes...I've noticed this in the last couple of days. Solution is to use Chrome.

10 posted on 08/13/2011 9:03:23 AM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: ken21

Get FOXIT READER instead of adobe better and faster.


11 posted on 08/13/2011 9:03:30 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Steely Tom
Google has undergone 2 major updates since June 1 (one in early June, one in late July).

Although the code from the Google site is valid, there are some bugs in some versions of Internet Explorer which the Google code seems to trip on.

So some things on Google don't work well with IE. The actual bugs are in IE, but Google isn't going out of their way to avoid those bugs any more.

12 posted on 08/13/2011 9:03:32 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Steely Tom

IE is sooooo 1999. Use Firefox or Mr. Google’s Chrome.


13 posted on 08/13/2011 9:04:31 AM PDT by DCrockett53
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To: Steely Tom

Two Birds. One Stone.

Cool.


14 posted on 08/13/2011 9:04:38 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Steely Tom

Yeah,it doesn’t usually require re-booting, but does lock up on me several times a day.


15 posted on 08/13/2011 9:05:10 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! !)
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To: Steely Tom

What’s “Internet Explorer”?


16 posted on 08/13/2011 9:05:57 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: ken21

I’ve had no problems w/ Adobe Reader unless I’m using Tor. Then Save As is a good work-around.


17 posted on 08/13/2011 9:06:20 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: ken21
i’ve learned to use ie when sending hotmail messages; other browsers mess up the format.

I have no trouble with hotmail or live mail.

also, google and adobe reader don’t work well with firefox.

If you have your icons set to greater than 125% in the personalization screen Adobe acts up. If you have it lower than that it's fine.

18 posted on 08/13/2011 9:07:45 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Steely Tom

My IE 9 never quits.


19 posted on 08/13/2011 9:07:45 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Steely Tom

IE is sooooo 1999. Use Firefox or Mr. Google’s Chrome.


20 posted on 08/13/2011 9:08:03 AM PDT by DCrockett53
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To: Steely Tom

From IE8 Help:
Why don’t some websites display correctly in Internet Explorer 8?

Websites that were designed for earlier versions of Internet Explorer might not display correctly in the current version. However, you can often improve how a website will look in Internet Explorer by using a new feature called Compatibility View.

When you turn on Compatibility View, the webpage you’re viewing—as well as any other webpages within the website’s domain—will be displayed as if you were using an earlier version of Internet Explorer.

To turn on Internet Explorer Compatibility View

Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, and then click Compatibility View.
If Internet Explorer recognizes a webpage that is not compatible, you will see the Compatibility View button on the Address bar. To turn Compatibility View on or off, click the Compatiblity View button .

From now on, whenever you visit this website, it will be displayed in Compatibility View. However, if the website receives updates to display correctly in the current version of Internet Explorer, Compatibility View will automatically turn off.

Notes

Not all website display problems are caused by browser incompatibility. Interrupted Internet connections, heavy traffic, or website bugs can also affect how a webpage is displayed.


21 posted on 08/13/2011 9:09:25 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Steely Tom

Don’t use Google or IE, but that’s just me.


22 posted on 08/13/2011 9:09:37 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Steely Tom

My advice, change the name of Internet Explorer to This browser sux, download Firefox, and never use IE again. Internet Explorer is hands down the worst browser. If you want a second browser, try Opera. Don't let anyone talk you into using Chrome unless you enjoy being spied on by google. Bing works just fine, if you must use google go through Scroogle so they can't watch your every move. Always remember that using Google or Chrome is the same as letting the Obummers watch your every move. I installed Chrome on an old laptop I rarely used just to see what all it installed in my registry. Then I uninstalled it and put the registry cleaners to work. Pretty interesting. A few things you never want on your Microsoft computer, AOL software or tool bars, Chrome, Google or Yahoo tool bars, Real Player, anything that has the word Google or Yahoo in them. Just my opinion but you won't see me on here asking about computer problems.

23 posted on 08/13/2011 9:09:54 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: DCrockett53

Anyone that uses Google anything has a screw loose. JMHO.


24 posted on 08/13/2011 9:11:32 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: cc2k
Although the code from the Google site is valid, there are some bugs in some versions of Internet Explorer which the Google code seems to trip on.

So some things on Google don't work well with IE. The actual bugs are in IE, but Google isn't going out of their way to avoid those bugs any more.

Yes, that make sense. It had occured to me that this might be some sort of Microsoft vs. Google thing. I searched FR to see if there were any other mentions of the problem before I posted this thread. Didn't see any.

I've seen this problem since yesterday afternoon. As you may know, MS pushed out a big update chain on 11 August. Perhaps this had something to do with it.

25 posted on 08/13/2011 9:12:24 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

no


26 posted on 08/13/2011 9:13:01 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: optiguy
Prepare to be ridiculed for using IE. Try Firefox or Chrome.

I've tried Firefox. It's too different from IE, which I'm used to. OK, I'm not "with it." I'm a square. I admit it.

As far as Chrome goes, I don't trust Google enough to download a bunch of executable code from them. No way.

Let them 'do no evil' on someone else's machine.

27 posted on 08/13/2011 9:17:18 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

Don’t automatically install updates unless you need them. If you think it is an update glitch, then roll back to an earlier date.


28 posted on 08/13/2011 9:17:29 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Kirkwood
Don’t automatically install updates unless you need them. If you think it is an update glitch, then roll back to an earlier date.

Well, yeah, but a lot of those updates were security-oriented. I don't care about Google that much; in fact, this experience has prompted me to use Dogpile more.

Other than this one thing, Win 7 is working fine for me. It'll probably get worked out. I note that there are two more Win 7 updates waiting to be downloaded...

29 posted on 08/13/2011 9:19:40 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: madison10

I agree. I do use Google once in a while but I never go through Google, I go through Scroogle.


30 posted on 08/13/2011 9:20:29 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: mojitojoe
Always remember that using Google or Chrome is the same as letting the Obummers watch your every move. I installed Chrome on an old laptop I rarely used just to see what all it installed in my registry. Then I uninstalled it and put the registry cleaners to work. Pretty interesting. A few things you never want on your Microsoft computer, AOL software or tool bars, Chrome, Google or Yahoo tool bars, Real Player, anything that has the word Google or Yahoo in them. Just my opinion but you won't see me on here asking about computer problems.
I'm with you on that! It's amazing how many software products and upgrades try to sneak a Google or Yahoo toolbar on to your machine. It requires constant vigilance to keep them out of your life.
31 posted on 08/13/2011 9:24:25 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: mojitojoe

Hmm. Scroogle. I’ll have to check into that.


32 posted on 08/13/2011 9:25:28 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: mojitojoe

Why is that?


33 posted on 08/13/2011 9:30:01 AM PDT by DCrockett53
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To: mojitojoe
Anyone that uses Google anything has a screw loose.

Amen.

34 posted on 08/13/2011 9:52:44 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Steely Tom

“”I don’t care about Google that much; in fact, this experience has prompted me to use Dogpile more.”

I seldom use Dogpile any more, although I was an early advocate. I now use IXQ because I like it’s security and privacy policies. Go here, and click on either IXQUICK or “private” to view their policies;

http://www.ixquick.com/

“Ixquick’s position:

You have a right to privacy.
Your search data should never fall into the wrong hands.
The only real solution is quickly deleting your data or not storing them to begin with.
Since January 2009 we do not record our users’ IP addresses anymore.
Your personal data are not shared with any third party.
We are the first and only search engine to do so.
Since then we have added many other features that protect your privacy.
Our initiative is receiving an overwhelmingly positive response!”


35 posted on 08/13/2011 9:52:59 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: al baby
Internet Explorer, how quaint


36 posted on 08/13/2011 9:54:42 AM PDT by mikrofon (Scotty was actually on an Apple ;)
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To: Steely Tom

Why would any conservative want to use Google?


37 posted on 08/13/2011 10:18:25 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Steely Tom

I just quit using google, and changed home page to another search engine. I was tired of them tracking me anyway.


38 posted on 08/13/2011 10:25:03 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Steely Tom

You’ve got bad memory DIMMs. I used to build computers and rand the modules through a tester. About 23% were defective and couldn’t handle the load. I no longer have access to a memory tester and have found many modules defective. Even when not bought in bulk.


39 posted on 08/13/2011 11:07:44 AM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: Rocky

Some websites hard code in IE7, some IE8, etc. So use of Compatibility View may or may not work. IE8 causes CSS issues and broke expression use in scripts. Some issues could be due to the user blocking scriplets. Bottom line, there is no simple answer.


40 posted on 08/13/2011 11:44:53 AM PDT by 1hedLyte
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To: 1hedLyte

OK. Good to know. I was just trying to answer a previous poster’s question: “What is Compatibility View?”


41 posted on 08/13/2011 12:19:23 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Steely Tom
Another search engine that respects its users privacy is duckduckgo.com.

From their privacy policy:
"DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. That is our privacy policy in a nutshell. "

43 posted on 08/13/2011 12:31:57 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Steely Tom

I don’t GOOGLE. Google is a major donor to progressive causes.


44 posted on 08/13/2011 12:47:41 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: mikrofon

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45 posted on 08/13/2011 12:55:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: optiguy; ken21

Me either never a glitch


46 posted on 08/13/2011 12:57:10 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: Steely Tom

with all the good search engines out there today, why are you even going to google?


47 posted on 08/13/2011 8:44:54 PM PDT by redhead (I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. —)
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