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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-10-2017, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Site keeps locking up in IE

I've been fighting this since the forum was updated. And it's been growing worse as the advertisements have been growing around the boarders of the site. IE has become completely useless to surf the forums anymore. I can't use Chrome because I have programs that are IE specific and I must restart my computer after I use Chrome or those programs crash. So, unless this gets fixed soon, I will be saying CYA to the forums in the near future.....(some of you wouldn't have too much of an issue with that!!)

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I use Firefox with an Ad-block add-in (uBlock). Works fine for me.

I don't have any issues between FF and IE, and the latter's my default browser (for work reasons).

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I also use Mozilla FireFox with Ad-Block and don't have any of the problems I had with IE. I think IE support is slowly slipping away!
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I've been fighting this since the forum was updated. And it's been growing worse as the advertisements have been growing around the boarders of the site. IE has become completely useless to surf the forums anymore. I can't use Chrome because I have programs that are IE specific and I must restart my computer after I use Chrome or those programs crash. So, unless this gets fixed soon, I will be saying CYA to the forums in the near future.....(some of you wouldn't have too much of an issue with that!!)


I also use FireFox and ad blocker with no Issues, wait did I say that out loud?



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I also use FireFox and ad blocker with no Issues, wait did I say that out loud?



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I use IE and don't seem to have any problems on these two sites. None on the FJ site either.
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I've been fighting this since the forum was updated. And it's been growing worse as the advertisements have been growing around the boarders of the site. IE has become completely useless to surf the forums anymore. I can't use Chrome because I have programs that are IE specific and I must restart my computer after I use Chrome or those programs crash. So, unless this gets fixed soon, I will be saying CYA to the forums in the near future.....(some of you wouldn't have too much of an issue with that!!)
If you aren't doing so already, can you try switching your forum layout to the "Classic" skin? The quick way to try this is using the drop menu located at the very bottom left corner of the page. As IE is only getting partial support from Microsoft these days, some aspects of the new layout just aren't very compatible anymore.

I'd also suggest checking to see if Microsoft's new browser, Edge, can support those programs you mentioned. The feel of it is pretty similar to IE 11, and has the benefit of full support from MS.

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Ghost...don't leave! I use Google Chrome most of the time BUT I also use MS Edge. I haven't used MS IE since moving to Windows 10. I can have both browsers open at the same time with no interference. I don't like that MS decides to abandon their products and force users to a new product but I do understand why...so I go along. I haven't had any problems with this forum. All I can suggest is that you check your settings, try to make the conversions and stay with us.
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I must restart my computer after I use Chrome or those programs crash.
Wait - what?? That makes no sense. They're completely separate processes.

I believe you, I'm just very surprised. And, IE sucks, and has for a long time. Edge is nice, Firefox has recently gone to crap, and I now use Chrome on a regular basis since Firefox has gone down hill.

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Wait - what?? That makes no sense. They're completely separate processes.

I believe you, I'm just very surprised. And, IE sucks, and has for a long time. Edge is nice, Firefox has recently gone to crap, and I now use Chrome on a regular basis since Firefox has gone down hill.
While they might be completely separate processes, almost all programs (browsers) use specifics that stay within the RAM and can cause issues for other programs/browsers. We used to call these TSRs (terminate and stay residents) when I was in college, that was 18 years ago. It's a lot more common with programs than what you think it would be. Almost all of the auto OEs we deal with have this issue with one browser or another. Jaguar dealers require IE for their programs to work and if you start or even install Chrome, their programs won't work and then you have to wipe the HD and reinstall their programs. This happened on one of my very first installs for our product. Kia uses IE but their programs aren't quite as volatile as Jags, unless you're using tablets, then you can't use anything but the Android browser. 2 of our programs require flash so we have to use Android or IE as they don't work properly on Chrome. The other program that we have has to use Chrome or the frames are all jacked up.... Soooo believe it or not, browser issues are real!!! And certain browsers will make other programs quit working if you open the browser, close it, then start or open the program or have the program running already. It's my

PS - Edge is the worst!!!! It's horrible. I don't know what Microsoft was thinking!!! None of our programs run on Edge! LOL....

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Hey The_Ghost,

Have you tried switching the layout to the Classic skin? At the very bottom left corner of every page, there is a Quick Style Chooser with a drop down menu which gives you options to choose from. As Kevin mentioned, IE is only getting partial support from MS these days so some aspects of the new layout aren't compatible anymore but with the Classic skin, you may have better luck.

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Sorry to hear Edge doesn't work out for you -- maybe soon it'll be made compatible, here's hoping! *fingers crossed*

Let us know how the classic skin works out for you
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I did go back to the classic and it's much more stable. Thanks. It's funny because Microsoft Dynamics only runs in IE and you would think Microsoft would support a product that supports another of their products. We've all been having issues with Dynamics for the last 2 weeks as well....so I'm thinking IE was updated or they did something to it.
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it could be that Microsoft Dynamics was updated and IE is failing to support the application. Anyhow, I'm not sure how long IE will continue to supported and updated but they are trying to push Edge by installing them all on new PCs.

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but they are trying to push Edge by installing them all on new PCs.

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And that was the first program on my 2 new computers at home that I deleted!!! And then I installed IE and Chrome. I use a website called ninite.com for all of my tools software.

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IE = Internet Exploder

I worked for startup launching an automotive industry web application, guess which browser gave us the most compatibility issues?

Microsoft use to say publicly that IE was the most popular internet browser [based on the amount installed on peoples computers]...the only reason for this is because IE comes standard with the OS Windows, and you can't uninstall IE; so that is pretty shady marketing when customers can't uninstall it and the statistics dont reflect actual usage. FF and Chrome have surpassed IE lately.

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