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Quicker connections , less hassles !!

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by T Y L E R, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. T Y L E R

    T Y L E R

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    Ok ... I got just a wee bit peeved at constantly having to close the IE browser that I had ih8mud.com on . :mad: . Honestly I have never , ever had such crap luck with a server hanging my browser since I was running win95 on a crap 133mhz . I went thru the usual stuff .. emptying caches , accepting cookies yadda , yadda . But still I'd hang after a few reloads , so I switched to my 'ol standby ... OPERA .

    Opera-5 is another internet browser . It used to be only test based , so I'd use it as a breath of fresh air when I got sick of all the commercial crap on the Net . This version (5) , is amazing ... you really ought to try downloading it , and giving it a try if you feel this site or any other is a pain thru IE or Netscrap . Try looking at www.download.com for it ...

    One feature that is even a slight step beyond IE is it's full screen feature . Pressing F11 fill's the 'entire' screen with the website ... no more task bar , no more browser buttons .. nothing but pure site . And the colours , and clarity is uncanny .. finally I feel like I'm getting my money's worth from my Sony Trinitron 19" monitor ! :D

    So if IE is being a pain , AND you don't feel you should have to lower your security standards because of this forum ... check out Opera .

    Tyler
     
  2. ParadiseCruiser

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    Acknowledged, and agreed.

    However, having said that, there is a bug in this version of YaBB that is causing browser hangs across the board - and Woody is aware of it. That IE should be more tolerant of this, your point is well made.

    -R-
     
  3. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    I made some changes today....and I've yet to have a problem since. Working on some other minor stuff, but a few have reported that their problems are gone too, since 1pmish today...

    check the comments section for what I did, and to report if you still see issues....
     
  4. Junk

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    C'mon T. First you should get kicked in the nuts for your sig line. :eek: :D now you want us to use something called opera ::) ??? :eek: :D :D
     
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    wonder if netscape works better on here? might have to download it
     
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    NETSCAPE IS BULL$H!T!! Worst browser ever made. Uses about 2x as much memory and processor power as ie5. I just tried Tylers suggestion and it IS very good. I guess canadians are good for something..... :D I work summers in a IT for a 400+ computer network and through trial and error, ie5.5 is MUCH better than Netscrape. This new opera deal seems to be even better. Much faster for me, and I like how it keeps all windows within one. Auto loads all your settings from ie5 too.
     
  7. T Y L E R

    T Y L E R

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    Glad you're enjoying the transistion CruisinGA ... it has a few funny things like having to reload sometimes when you've posted and want to update the message list (reload) . SOmetimes it forgets I'm logged in already . I solve this by going back to the main forum page and reloading .. then I'm good to go for posting etc .

    Yeah this version is rather nice . I forgot I even had it on my drive . I remember the older versions ... nothing but text ! I'll keep coming here with it because it means I don't have to reconfigure my IE . ANd I have to admit , this is one pretty forum , when seen in it's original colours :D . Change is good , I amy get spoiled and do most my surfing with my Paverotti browser *L*

    Woody , thanx for looking into those bugs so quick for folks ! I'm sure it means a lot to them ... a lot of passionate , and knowledgeable cruiser heads here . Last thing we need would be a technical glitch sending them running . As a Canadian I'm used to brain-drain , so I relate . Keep our SOR's here ! ;) If there were SOB's , well that would be different .

    Junk , you dog .. I nearly puked up my latte readin that !! :p :mad: :D :D
     
  8. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Tyler,

    All is not lost. In addition to world class hunting, you have Molsen and Moosehead.......It could be worse..... :eek:

    PS.. A short poem....Malls Rule is COOL........


    Door dings could be considered a badge of courage..... ::)
     
  9. thorvald

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    netscape does suck, trying this opera thing
    seems to be working better. got more smileys on it to use :beer: :stupid: :ugh: :tear: :banana: :eek: :dunno: :cry: :bow: :flipoff2: never saw those before with ie
    thanks Tyler (probably reading this on a laptop, sipping a latte)
     
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    whats the deal with it loading the pages twice though?
     
  11. T Y L E R

    T Y L E R

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    "laptop , sipping latte.." - I wish . I sold the laptop to my sister yrs ago for a song . Should have kept it , loaded up Linux and ... oh ya , it won't have been able to link to the net via cell so not much use . I'd like to oneday have use of a laptop in the rig , for portable surfing , and gps etc ... the stuff of dream eh ?

    Double reloads ? Yeah , this has a few funny quarks , but no crashes yet , or lockups etc . Some cool feature though ... full screen , viewing all the servers being accessed in the loading of the page .. etc 'cartogra,com' etc , showing the different browsers on Opera's own 'taskbar' saving much clutter on your computers own bar , and being able to adjust the site to fill your browser ... I just discovered I can up the % to 150% and it will fill the width of my screen , whereas on 100% it is only across 60% of the screen .

    You guys find any other features ?

    Poems eh ?

    Wanna be cool?
    Discover malls rule ,
    Zip into your spot ,
    And wipe all your snot ,
    With your sleeve you may ,
    Just be looked on with dismay ,
    But pay no heed ,
    To those others indeed ,
    For they aren't so cool ,
    As that puddle of drool ,
    Below the chick from Starbucks ,
    Who sees you as nothing but good ----s ,
    So time to haul ass ,
    And head to that mall fast ,
    So you too can be cool ,
    And not like some fool !

    :dunno: :beer: :beer:

    Tyler

    PS :

    Leave your horse in it's stall ,
    And head down to the mall .
    Seek out a sweet bling ,
    And smack it a ding ,
    Then tear outta there ,
    with the wind in your hair .
    And feel content ,
    That you survived such a dent !
    When you get back to base ,
    Arm yourself with your mace .
    For you they may track ,
    And your head they will hack .
    Then where would you be ,
    With no head to see ?
    All stinky with pee ,
    Cause you're distracted with glee ,
    And can't wait to be ,
    Alive and dent free !
     
  12. cruiserdan

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    You left out the part about door dings........ ::)