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FR and browser problems
7/9/12

Posted on 07/09/2012 9:51:57 AM PDT by pabianice

I use two browsers, IE and Firefox. Lately, neither works properly with Free Republic. If I am using Firefox, when I use the down arrow to scroll down the FR page, it simply jumps to the bottom. It will not scroll unless I put the mouse arrow on the right hand up/down control and then carefully drag the text down. With IE, whenever I try to post anything to FR on any topic, I get an error message that this cannot be done and that my post has been rejected. However, if I restart FR, the post appears as usual.

Can anyone help with this? Thanks.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: areyouloggedon

1 posted on 07/09/2012 9:51:59 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

scroll lock button is on?


2 posted on 07/09/2012 9:54:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

I started using Google Chrome a while back....seems faster and with fewer problems.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 9:55:52 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: pabianice

I use IE as little as possible, it’s slow.

Google Chrome works great for me on FR. It’s fast, articulate, and clean! And it never apologizes.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 9:57:29 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: pabianice
I've had varied 'puter 'problems' for about a year.

Stupid stuff that seems to come and go ... I figure "they're" watching me, gorebull warming or just entropy.

I've given up on believing my high speed line is high speed.

5 posted on 07/09/2012 9:58:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Victor

Doesn’t Google Chrome mine all your input data?


6 posted on 07/09/2012 9:59:53 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Firefox also has auto scrolling feature that you can turn off. Check the advanced settings.


7 posted on 07/09/2012 10:01:51 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

I have had similar problems with older versions of FF (3.0 and before), but none recently.

Adobe Flash 11 does NOT play well with FF. Both have been trying to find out what is causing the problem but FF 12 balks with Flash 11.

A couple of the FF rapid releases has problems with PDF files. That seems to have been resolved.

Mozilla’s Rapid Release has created more problems than they solve. They need to slow their insanity.

In related developments, Mozilla is discontinuing future rapid releases of Thunderbird, after ver 14.


8 posted on 07/09/2012 10:05:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: pabianice

There’s no solution, Pab’...

IE and Bing are both popular but are both from Microsoft, which supports the homosexual agenda.

Google Chrome is a stable platform, but Google is Leftist and backs the homosexuals.

Firefox loads all sorts of browser bells & whistles and interferes with smooth operation.

If there is an acceptable alternate, I haven’t heard it.


9 posted on 07/09/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: smoothsailing
I downloaded OPERA a few weeks ago and couldn't access my bank.

The bank said it had had a few complaints from OPERA users, so I uninstalled and went back to IE

youtube was also a little strange with OPERA.

10 posted on 07/09/2012 10:06:40 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Old Sarge

Opera works pretty well.

You can install it on a USB drive and try it out.

http://www.opera-usb.com/operausben.htm


11 posted on 07/09/2012 10:08:56 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

for IE go top left to Page tab
Find the Compatibility view and click to allow that for freerepuglic.
It seems to fix issues I have had on other pages.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 10:09:10 AM PDT by pwatson
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To: pabianice

Smokingfrog mentioned it...

I had an issue with scrolling a couple of weeks back after I updated FF. In FF, go to Tools, Options, Advanced. In the General Tab, make sure “smooth scrolling” is not checked.

I don’t know if this will help your issue but it did help the jerky movement I was getting from my mouse wheel.


13 posted on 07/09/2012 10:10:38 AM PDT by roostercashews (A gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: pabianice

I use Firefox and I’m not experiencing that problem and I can’t find a way to replicate your problem.

The only thing I’ve experienced that is similar— I had a mouse go goofy on me. It would decide to lock on the scroll all by itself and trying to post, copy paste, highlight—pffft!— a mess.

I kept holding off on getting a new mouse thinking maybe it is something else because things were so strange I thought surely a mouse couldn’t do all that.

I purchased a new mouse and the goofy went away, at least with my browsing. I’m still the same.


14 posted on 07/09/2012 10:11:58 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: knarf
I've given up on believing my high speed line is high speed.

I had similar with my high speed cable Internet. It would be so sluggish that webpages took forever to load. Bandwidth speed tests showed moderate to slow speeds.

I finally bit the bullet and replaced the XP desktop and laptop with Win7 desktop and laptop. The improvement is amazing. Now, I can even have several streaming video pages open and none of them lag.


15 posted on 07/09/2012 10:14:28 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: smokingfrog

Never heard of them, off to check it out. Thanks, ‘Frog!


16 posted on 07/09/2012 10:14:42 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge
Google Chrome

You might check Comodo Dragon or SRW Iron. Both are based on the Chrome code, but they are developed outside of Google.


17 posted on 07/09/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: pabianice
lynx <- clickable link

F.A.S.T!

18 posted on 07/09/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: TomGuy

Interesting ... I use XP Pro and youtube says it will no longer support 7 ... soon .. (whatever THAT means)


19 posted on 07/09/2012 10:28:22 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Cboldt

Too bad I don’t still have my old IBM computer with OS2.
I bet nobody writes malicious code for OS2 and lynx.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Old Sarge

Your problem ain’t nuttin’ compared to mine. Mac switched off MobileMe, and switched to ICloud on the 1st. A friend told me I didn’t need either, as my mail was a free mac.com account, through Roadrunner, and Time Warner. Woke up on the first to my computer asking for my email password. My bad! I created the account in ‘97, and have never had a problem, and,,,, have forgotten the password. TW said I had a “software” problem. Yeah! I can’t remember the password. Plenty of ways to change your password, but they’ll only send the password to your existing account. Mine won’t receive or send anything without a password! Catch 22!


21 posted on 07/09/2012 10:34:00 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: pabianice

If you are unable to scroll vertically or horizontally using the arrow keys on your keyboard, you may have accidentally enabled Caret Browsing. (F7)

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Unable%20to%20scroll%20with%20arrow%20keys


22 posted on 07/09/2012 10:34:05 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: TomGuy

I’ll check both of those out, thanks, Tom!


23 posted on 07/09/2012 10:38:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I now feel your pain...


24 posted on 07/09/2012 10:40:15 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: pabianice

Sometimes they really are out to getcha.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 10:43:02 AM PDT by miserare
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To: Irenic; SmokingJoe
Irenic ~ I kept holding off on getting a new mouse thinking maybe it is something else because things were so strange I thought surely a mouse couldn’t do all that.

Is it a microsoft mouse?

SmokingJoe ~ Say, how many “security updates” have the Microsoft devices like the Microsoft computer mouse or keyboard or the XBOX 360 ever had (bear in mind that Microsoft has been one of the top computer mouse makers on the planet for DECADES).

Just askin'...

26 posted on 07/09/2012 10:46:59 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1265 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: smokingfrog

I use eComStation - OS/2 version 5

http://www.ecomstation.com


27 posted on 07/09/2012 10:51:23 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: smokingfrog

I still have my mid-80s IBM MicroChannel PS2/50 with 2 floppy HDs, 256k mem and IBM CRT Monitor, down the basement. It’s a frigging computer hardware & software museum, down there. I think the 9600baud modem is still there, too.


28 posted on 07/09/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: pabianice
Is it a wireless mouse or a laser mouse?

If so, it might be dirty. A dirty laser mouse can show problems like you've described.

You can clean the pads on the bottom of the mouse, and clean the laser itself with a q-tip dipped in some rubbing alcohol.

If the pads are really dirty, you might scrape them with a fingernail.

29 posted on 07/09/2012 10:57:38 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: null and void

I use the mi, not sure who makes it.

I somehow started using mi (I think my husband had bought it for me) and once I get used to something, I stick with it because I hate change.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 11:03:53 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: knarf

Been using Opera now for ‘nigh on 10 years now (or longer: started with it on Unix back in version 5 of the browser). Works well nearly everywhere. Some banks check your browser to make sure you are only using what they “support”, but this can be overriden, if desired. (On sites like this I tend to use FF. I won’t use Chrome due to who it comes from...)

On most sites, Opera renders the page faster, and more correctly and reliabley than other browsers, especially compared to IE. However, some Javascript doesn’t work well, mostly due to poorly written Javascript code.

I also use the email client. It is very different from other email clients, but once you get used to it, you won’t go back. I have never lost an email using Opera.


31 posted on 07/09/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Irenic

Micro Innovation makes the mi mouse.


32 posted on 07/09/2012 11:19:22 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1265 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: MarineBrat

Ha!

Now that you mention it, I think my cat did that one time while stomping or sleeping on my keyboard. Drove me nuts until I figured it out!


33 posted on 07/09/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice
"...Doesn’t Google Chrome mine all your input data?....."

Don't know anything about that....what do you know?

As a browser, it seems to work very well. Mozilla seemed to lock up my computer a lot.

34 posted on 07/09/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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