Browser frustration - HELP

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by walleye, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    I have a Samsung Laptop. Madel R580. For the most part I love it, it is only a couple months old. It has Windows 7. While in my browser, I always have trouble opening links. I try to open a link from within a open page, and it never loads. It opens another tab and just sits there thinking. Here is the weird part, if I hit the "X" on the address bar to stop loading, and then immediately hit the refresh button, the page will load immediately. For example, While reading the thread here about MC jacks, there is a link to the J&S MC lift web site. If I click on it, a new tab opens but the page will not load. If I hit the X key and then the refresh button, it loads no problem. Can anyone tell me what up? It is very frustrating. :(
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That particular link that you mentioned is not a valid link any longer. This could have something to do with the problem.
     
  3. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Glider, That link is Valid as I just visited it. The example I used is a common occurance. I click on a link, it opens another tab but will not load until I hit the stop load button (X) and then as soon as I hit refresh, bang, it loads right up. This is with all links I hit if I try to open from a open web page. None will load until I refresh the new open tab. If I open a new address bar, it loads no problem, but if the laptop opens a new tab, no go. ????
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Can't give you a solution here, maybe one of the computer techs on the forum will jump in here with some help.
     
  5. Lancer

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    I assume your using Internet Explorer. I have switched to Google Chrome on my laptop, (Win 7) it is much faster and has a lot less overhead. No headaches from windows. I have gone as far as to switch to LINUX on my home desktop machine it was unusable with Windows. Google it, it's free and works great.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    You may want to check your Explorer 8 Internet Option settings under Tools tab (I am not running Windows 7 so it may be in a different place). May have a box marked to prompt you before opening a page and another box marked to open a new window when opening a page/link.

    Also, if you are running any Internet Security software, stir clear of McAffee...it is a real "Hog -- Strike that -- DAWG" and you surrender your admin priveleges to them if you use their software...BAD news for the home user. I went to Staples, and their computer guy will "clean up your PC and not charge too much" and if you need to use security get Norton Internet Security...tech there has been scrubbing PC's that have McAffee for the reasons I stated previous.
     
  7. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Been searching the web, found out this is a problem. Did find some fixes but they get into the registry. Not sure about trusting just yet. I use AVEST security. Have for quite some time with no issues. THX all.
     
  8. Scrappy

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  9. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    I don't know if I am doing something wrong, but I downloaded Google Chrome browser, and it is WAY slower than IE 8. I mean WAY slower. I am sure it has to do with something I did wrong, but I did get my other issue solved as well so all is good. I am smokin fast and no issues. Thanks all. :D
     
  10. glenalt

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    Walleye, I use Firefox and occasionally it does the same thing. I found it has to do with the connection speed. I had Comcast check it out and there was a problem with their signal. I haven't had that problem at home but have experienced it while traveling and using WiFi.