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#2679124 - 07/09/12 04:11 PM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: Jimmy9190]
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Registered: 02/17/07
Posts: 2991
Loc: Clermont, Florida
Thanks again. I got rid of Chrome, as much as I liked the browser I did not like the waiting for facebook error and slow web page loading/frozen screens. I also downloaded Firefox again, still can not change the text size, and last time I downloaded it I changed it but it would revert to the default tiny text when I changed web pages or restarted the browser.

I got rid of FF and am back to IE 9. No more slow pages, no more waiting for face book or any other cookies, internet sites or any of whatever else Chrome was stuck waiting for when I am online. Internet works very fast and I added Adblock Plus to keep the annoying ads to a minimum.

Maybe one day Chrome will publish a fix for that Facebook problem. Until then I am back on IE. Thanks for your help, I really wish I could have found and solved the problem but I am done pulling my hair out over it.
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#2679188 - 07/09/12 05:36 PM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: Jimmy9190]
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Registered: 02/17/07
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Loc: Clermont, Florida
Well here is an edit, I hope this is the final post I have to put in this thread. I don't like just giving up on a problem, and I decided to try one more time with Chrome. First thing I did was download Chrome again. Then I did some testing with BITOG and a few other sites, so far the waiting for Facebook error has not ocurred again. I also went further into the list of extensions and lo and behold, what is there but an extension called Facebook Disconnect. It is supposed to keep Facebook from tracking me online. Maybe that will stop the Waiting for Facebook error. I also picked a few other add-ons like Ad Blocker Plus, Do Not Track Plus, The Better Pop-Up Blocker and a few others. I really had no idea there were that many add-ons and extensions in Chrome.

Time will tell for sure but I hope I got rid of that Facebook error. I do like the Chrome browser very much, it is by far the best browser I have tried. I am keeping my fingers crossed on this but so far everything is fine, no Facebook or other tabs at the bottom of my screen, no spinning green circles by the mouse pointer and my web pages are back to loading super fast.

Thanks once again for all of your help on this.
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#2679205 - 07/09/12 06:00 PM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: Jimmy9190]
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Registered: 03/02/12
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Loc: chicago, Illinois
@Jimmy9190:

I would also give Opera browser while it doesn't excel in any one area it does very well in just about all, it is a very stable well rounded product, that seems to be overlooked. Give it a try and report back.

I use Opera and believe it is the best major offering around overall.

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#2679214 - 07/09/12 06:11 PM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: Jimmy9190]
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control + and - for zooming text in firefox
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#2679475 - 07/09/12 11:14 PM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: Rand]
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Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 3976
Loc: chicago, Illinois
Originally Posted By: Rand
control + and - for zooming text in firefox




I've had issues too with getting the fonts to stay the size I choose, I selected the sizes manually and they do NOT work.

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#2679593 - 07/10/12 06:58 AM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: Jimmy9190]
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Registered: 02/17/07
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Loc: Clermont, Florida
Well so far so good. I still have yet to see the Facebook error again and the font sizes on my bookmarked web sites have all stayed the way I set them yesterday. I really like the Chrome add-ons, no annoying ads and so far I am not getting anything in my email or any other ads trying to sell me something based on my web browsing and Google search history..I am sticking with Chrome for now, and hope I have no more issues with it. Thanks once again for all the help on this.
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#2679750 - 07/10/12 11:22 AM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: antiqueshell]
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Registered: 12/04/04
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Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
That's because many websites control the text size. Places like newspapers, sport websites...etc... change the scripts.

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#2680738 - 07/11/12 12:05 PM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: DemoFly]
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Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 2536
Loc: usa
Originally Posted By: DemoFly
At the top right of chrome click on the wrench.

>Settings>History>Clear browsing history from the beginning of time.

>Extensions>Disable all unwanted add-ons.

>Settings>Appearance>Reset to default theme.

Clear DNS cache
http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/ClearingBrowserCache
good idea...I've found over time chrome cache and history fills up and will slow a pc down to a crawl....but if the op has ie it may be another problem....in that case he should look into using Chrome

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#2686260 - 07/16/12 10:42 PM Re: Slow browser, Facebook plug-ins? [Re: Jimmy9190]
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Registered: 02/17/07
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Loc: Clermont, Florida
Well for what it's worth here is another update. Maybe this will be my final browser problem..I had more problems with my latest installation of Chrome and the extensions I chose. The Do Not Track and Face Book Blocker apps in Chrome also prohibited me from using other functions online. I tried watching a movie trailer before going out to the movies with my wife this past weekend, none of the trailers on Yahoo Movies would load up or play. When I tried to check the local stock on a printer I was interested in on Staples' web site, the window to view availability would not open. I had problems reading Yahoo News again. And Facebook would not open at all. I am not on Facebook much but I do check in with my daughter at least twice a day. I tried disabling the Facebook Tracker and Do Not Track add-ons, but then the old "waiting for www.facebook.com" error came right back. Chrome seemed to be very slow then too. Maybe I needed to empty the cache, I have no idea. Chrome worked for a while then it all of a sudden just seemed to have bugs in it again.

Sooo...all of these most recent problems prompted me to try Firefox again. I downloaded FF 12, added Ad Block Plus, Do Not Track, Web Of Trust and the No-Squint add-ons. I actually read the instructions for No-Squint this time and it is very simple to use. I went into the settings and set it to remember each web page's text size that I have adjusted. I don't remember seeing the instructions last time, but that was my error from not knowing anything about Firefox...

I have been tinkering with FF for a couple of hours and I think it is better than Chrome. Its plugins and add-ons seem to work very well. I can watch movie trailers and read the news again. In my tests, I did have to allow the Staples site in the Do Not Track app in order to check their inventory. I don't know why that is, but it is not a problem.

Everything here on FF seems to work great, the browser is fast and laid out very well and the graphics look great too. I will try this one for a while and see how it goes. So far, so good. I am very happy with FF.
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