sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:40 pm

Do any other members have problems with Internet explorer not opening certain links, slow opening files. Operating system is window vista. If I close internet explorer and use firefox then I can usually open anything. Just tonight tried going into some threads and got sick of waiting, closed IE and started using firefox. Problem with firefox I start getting bombarded with pop ups. Comments, suggestions thanks Matt.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: mozz On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:49 pm

Firefox, go to tools, options, content, block pop up windows, check the box.
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: beemerboy On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:53 pm

Firefox has an addon called adblock plus that will pretty much eliminate that.
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:59 pm

I would never want to through my Mac out the window.. :P
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:34 pm

Have the pop blocker on, its more of a sidebar with my most recent searches. Heard Vista isn't as good as the previous operating systems. Think I just fixed it. Still get mad at IE though.
Thanks all, Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Gostery is good too if you use Firefox..
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:21 am

DePippo79 wrote:Do any other members have problems with Internet explorer not opening certain links, slow opening files. Operating system is window vista. If I close internet explorer and use firefox then I can usually open anything. Just tonight tried going into some threads and got sick of waiting, closed IE and started using firefox. Problem with firefox I start getting bombarded with pop ups. Comments, suggestions thanks Matt.


There should be no difference in speed between IE or FF. Both have a pop up blocker option that should prevent any pop up that is not user initiated. When that is enabled if you ar still getting them where the pop ups come from is if you click something on the page, it could be the entire page. Blocking something like that becomes problematic because it could be blocking something well intended.

As far as this site goes there are no pop ups except the notification for new PM's.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:14 am

DP, I've never spoken with ANYONE that was happy with VISTA--they all went to Windows7 or even back to XP orXL or whatever that earlier one is---just sayin---I'm dumber then a box of rocks with this cyber stuff--but maybe running IE & Firefox is screwing SPEED up??????????????????????????????????? DON"T KNOW, but maybe---------I've always run on that KISS theory--I've only got DSL out here but my IE is just fine considering ;)
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:57 am

I would never want to through my Mac out the window.. :P


Yeah, like the Macbook Pro A1246 that our trainer has. Grey screen of death after 18 months of gentle use. None of the PERT resets etc.etc. work -it's dead, along with his data ... New motherboard needed $750 plus data recovery costs if it's even possible. Yeah, I'm lining up for a Mac for sure. :x You would not want to throw it out of the window as they make very good door stops.
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:08 pm

freetown fred wrote:but maybe running IE & Firefox is screwing SPEED up???????????????????????????????????


That wouldn't cause any speed issues unless you were running both at the same time and ran out RAM. That of course would slow everything down...
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:04 pm

I don't always have these problems. I only use IE or firefox one at a time. I use firefox when ie won't open a link. I think its vista in general. Thanks for the comments. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:24 pm

Vista has had two service packs and many updates. Have you updated yours?

I have the Windows 7 update but Vista works so well I have not bothered.
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:37 pm

Yes, whenever I get a prompt to update I do it. I'm sure its me. Very computer illiterate. Should have paid more attention in highschool computer class. Usually have the wife fix it if I really get stumped.
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:29 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
I would never want to through my Mac out the window.. :P


Yeah, like the Macbook Pro A1246 that our trainer has. Grey screen of death after 18 months of gentle use. None of the PERT resets etc.etc. work -it's dead, along with his data ... New motherboard needed $750 plus data recovery costs if it's even possible. Yeah, I'm lining up for a Mac for sure. :x You would not want to throw it out of the window as they make very good door stops.


"doorstops" ... LOL toothy
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Re: sometimes I want to throw my computer out window

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:07 am

Richard S. wrote:As far as this site goes there are no pop ups except the notification for new PM's.


Forgot, there is also the pop up for the "view more smilies." :oops2:

As I said if you get any other pop ups here then it's coming from somewhere else, malware most likely but that would affect all the sites you view.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite