Such talent!

@MsTickle (25180)
Australia
January 30, 2011 2:30am CST
It never ceases to amaze me to read of a friend having computer problems and one or more of the members jumps in and saves the day. I'm talking about those members who talk the talk and walk the walk and know what they are doing and know their way inside and out of the wonderful works of the computer. Hats off to you guys. So saying, I have a couple of small problems which are giving me considerable annoyance that I hope you can help me with. Problem 1. My web page freezes every now and then for about 10 seconds. My cursor wont work on the page but it works elsewhere so I play solitaire and wait for that little while. Can this be fixed? Problem 2. This started happening yesterday. I am using Firefox and Windows 7. Normally, I have tabbed browsing and it's a simple matter to click on a new tab to open it. It doesn't matter what I do, I cannot open a new tab. A new tab will open if I click on a link on an open page and so all is not lost but still...I'd like to fix this if someone can help. Thanks.
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@Lakota12 (42600)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I cant tell you but I think NO.6 should be told off I put in a neg. for that one
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
30 Jan 11
I wrote a charming comment for him ladies. LOL
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• United States
30 Jan 11
Yes, #6 obviously doesn't quite have the hang of it here..But one never knows, maybe they'll catch on...
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@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Jan 11
me to. he/she isnt going to last long here i hope with that attitude. that person is another mean troll. i hope ask alice can do something about them. thanks lakota for taking up for our friend
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@carmelanirel (20942)
• United States
30 Jan 11
You know, I couldn't help but stop in here, as I am one of those who is always having computer problems.. I also came in here because I use FF for my school, but can't remember if I updated recently, but if I encounter this problem, I need to know it now before it interferes with my school work. I read through and many are confusing, but if I were you, I think the choice of uninstalling and reinstalling FF, and then of course restarting your computer just might do the trick..But I am not an expert, but a lot of times, these steps are all that is needed..
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
30 Jan 11
Hello there, yes, that is the conclusion I reached as well. But I'm wondering if I will lose all my add-ons if I do that. I guess if I list them and re-add them later it should be ok. It does get confusing doesn't it? I would so love a little pop up that says....oops, something is wrong and you need to do such and such to fix this problem. Is that too much to ask??? I don't think it is but it might put a few people out of a job if it was too easy.
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• United States
30 Jan 11
That's true, many people would be out of a job and because I can't afford people like that, that is why I ask here and just use my better judgement on what solution I choose..I hope it works out for you, I don't use add-ons, but if I remember correctly, when you download the browser, doesn't it ask if you want these add-ons?
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• United States
1 Feb 11
I'm sorry you didn't like Chrome, that is the browser I use..Of course my oldest son makes fun of it, he says the "only" browser is Opera..lol
@gabs8513 (48686)
• United Kingdom
30 Jan 11
I have the odd Problem with FF freezing I think because it is updated it has a couple of Hitches so bear with it for now or go back to earlier Version of Firefox As for the first Problem I am not to sure the only thing I can suggest is restore it to an earlier Date and see if it works after that
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
30 Jan 11
Actually, now you mention it, I believe the freezing thing began happening round about the time I installed the most recent version of FF. It does something else too...I will be typing away and when I check there will be a sentence or part thereof missing and I have to change everything because I cannot remember what I said or add it back in. The tab thing began after Banjo walked across and stood on the keyboard so I'm guessing whatever combination of buttons he stood on caused this hiccup. I wonder if I un-install and re=install FF would that work?
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@hotsummer (13835)
• Philippines
30 Jan 11
i had problem with the latest version of FF too. so i reverted back to old version of FF. but firefox don't have the old version on their site. i had to look for other websites that offer different versions of FF. so thankfully i found one website that has all the versions of ff from the first one to the latest one. now i don't have problem with ff crashing on me every minute or so.
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• United States
30 Jan 11
I have not had any experience trying to go back to an earlier version of Firefox, so there might not be any problems with this suggestion. I did try to revert to an earlier version of IE once and crashed my computer, so now I am hesitant about doing this with any browser and I would only do this as an absolute last measure just in case. If other people can verify that this is a safe option, though, then that is a different story.
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@ellie333 (21016)
30 Jan 11
Hi MsTickle, I am sorry but I have no computer expertise but just wanted to say hi as I have not been too active for a while and have learnt a lot by reading the responses. I hope that you have now managed to sort this problem. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
30 Jan 11
Hi Sweety...no, not yet. I'm contemplating re-installing Firefox but not sure about my add-ons. I don't want to lose any of them. Nice to see you though, I'm glad you get to pop in from time to time.
@blue65packer (11826)
• United States
31 Jan 11
I have learnt when it comes to computer problems I stay away from Mylot members! I just have had bad luck with that! Now I will and always gp to my older brother! He is a computer programer and I trust him! Must of the time I don't know how to explain computer problems and I am great at picking up virues! So when I have problems I can have him wotk on my computer!
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
1 Feb 11
An older brother who knows computers would be my first port of call too.
@margeryann (1845)
• United States
1 Feb 11
Hopefully you can figure it out. Some of those problems sounds like problems I have too and I use firfox too. I just don't have problems opening a new tab. I do sometimes have problems closing a tab. It doesn't want to close but after I delete cookies then it will. Have a good day and good luck.
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
1 Feb 11
I deleted the Ask toolbar and now my tabs are working again but it still has the mini freezes. I'll just have to be careful and proof read my posts to see if there are words missing...lol.
• United States
1 Feb 11
I'm glad that worked for you.
@jwfarrimond (4473)
30 Jan 11
This may, as said above, be a browser problem or to be more specific, a conflict between the browser and your operating system. Try using a different browser like Chrome or (dare I say it) Internet Explorer. I've got to say that I'm not a great fan of Firefox though I know that people rave about it I think that it's slower and more buggy than internet Explorer. I've had issues with it freezing and timing out which is why I don't use it anymore.
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
30 Jan 11
When you say "this" what do you mean...Problem 1 or Problem 2? I have been using FF on this computer since last July when it was new with no problem. I have never liked IE with any of my puters or laptops. It's always been slow and caused problems. I tried IE this morning and it was extremely slow. I'm wondering if my cat has walked across the keyboard and stepped on buttons he shouldn't have. He does it all the time.
30 Jan 11
I mean both. If there's a conflict of some sort it could cause both of your problems. I have Windows 7 as well - 64 bit version and I'm also using Internet Explorer 8 64 - bit and I have no problems with it whatsoever. So I don't understand why your IE should run slowly and without exact information about your computers specification I can't really venture an opinion on it. I have the same cat problem by the way
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@Latrivia (2878)
• United States
30 Jan 11
Your first issue is just a matter of the program not responding. This can happen to any program, especially memory hogs like web browsers. The only advice I can give you is to close down any tabs or processes you aren't using to save some memory. That won't necessarily stop the problem but it may reduce it. As for your second problem, try running your browser on safe mode. To do this go to Start-Run, and enter iexplore -extoff for internet explorer and firefox -safe-mode for Firefox (select disable add-ons and reset toolbars in the dialog box that pops up). Safe mode runs the programs without tool bars and add ons. If, after running it on safe mode, the issue goes away, then I suggest going through and getting rid of any excess tool bars or add ons. You could also get rid of all of them and start from scratch by adding the ones that you know you want.
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
30 Jan 11
I have most of the tool bars turned off. I hate them. There is only one I can see that I can un-install. There are only a handfull of add-ons like AdBlock and Java, X-marks and a couple of AVG extras.
@derek_a (10874)
31 Jan 11
If I were you I could clear the cookies and history using the tools at the top of the browser window. If there's still no difference, try diabling all the add-ons. If it better then, start the add-ons one at a time until you come to the add-on that is causing the problems. You can then deleted it and download it again, and see if it still gives trouble. That is what happened to my Firefox and it's OK now that I've done this. _Derek
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@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
30 Jan 11
Hi Ms Tickle, I am not a Pro in computers but I know some stuffs and usually with the help of my past experiences , I think your pc is hit by virus and/or you need to delete cookies. Most probably its malware and virus that causes the pc to freeze or "hang". Thats what we say it here. reboot and re-installing the operating system should help. Your processor should be atleast P4 to support the latest versions of operating system. Install a good anti-virus and schedule a systematic task of periodic scanning. Don't download games, vidoes and other stuffs from unreliable websites. Your pc should work fine. Hope this could help.
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
30 Jan 11
Hi bodhisatya...nope, no virus or malware, my registry is clean too. I run all the processes that keep my computer running in optimal condition regularly. There is something run everyday and checked also. The only thing I download is mail and I don't open anything from anyone I don't know. I don't view movies, I don't watch Youtube, I keep a clean machine. My computer is pretty new so I'm not about to reinstall the OS. I have a Celeron Dual-Core CPU. Thanks mate.
@aerous (13434)
• Philippines
31 Jan 11
You not specifically disclose the real problem here, friend. May I know about it and I will try to help you fix the problem
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
1 Feb 11
Is that right? Perhaps you can tell me then what I'm not telling you because I have no idea. I've related everything that has happened. If I knew what the problem was I would fix it but I don't know so I'm asking the good folk here to help me.
@aerous (13434)
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
No.The story is not clearly define the figure of what your asking for any help. How can someone help if your not disclose what the reason behind it...
@marguicha (215025)
• Chile
31 Jan 11
Hi Ms Tickle, This is the kind of post you have to study. Thanks for it. I don´t have any answers, but I share all your questions. I usually reboot or even put the darn thing (computer) off when it happens. Lucky for it, I don´r have an ax at hand. I´ll check the answers. Thanks again
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
1 Feb 11
Thanks for the giggle Margy. At least you and I are in sync if not out computers. Read what I said to Hatley. I'm using Chrome to do my responses at myLot but I'm about to close it and go back to FF to see if the freeze problem is also fixed. If not, I will re-install FF over the weekend. I'm busy over the next couple of days and want to be able to give this all my concentration when I make the changes.
@marguicha (215025)
• Chile
1 Feb 11
I don´t even yet know what Chrome is. I had almost mastered IE when FF was born. Back to school, for me. I had to use my only gray cell. And now there´s another? YEEEZZZZ!!!