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Posted: Mon, 3rd Apr 2006, 12:50am

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petet2

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Has anyone else experienced this problem?

When I open pages on the fxhome website there is often a pause after all the elements have loaded when the page appears to freeze often for seconds at a time. Then it is fine and I can move around it as normal. Move to a new page, it loads then the pause again.

It isn't pausing while the page loads it is after all the elements (images etc) have been displayed. I had found the same problem when using a number of different machines (I have 1Mb broadband at home but even the fat pipe at my work and college had the same issues, though for a shorter time).

Well guess what? Today I tried viewing the site in Firefox and it doesn't happen. So is this a bug/issuewith IE6? Serves me right for using Microsoft and not Mozilla...
Posted: Mon, 3rd Apr 2006, 2:14am

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You've just invited everyone to give you a few of these:



Cheers,
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Posted: Mon, 3rd Apr 2006, 2:40am

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It might have something to do with the transparency script that runs specially for IE on this site. IE (previous to 7) doesn't support transparent PNG's correctly, so to get around the problem, I believe Malone has a script that calls a Microsoft DirectX function in order to have IE correctly display transparency's. Theres a little blurb here about it, and somewhere else on here theres actually a link to download the script, if you really wanna know whats going on behind the scenes.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Apr 2006, 8:16am

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It does sound like it's caused by the png transparency script. The more png images on a page the longer it takes unfortunatly. I did go through the entire site at one point and removed a lot of pngs so it wasn't noticible anymore. But it does depend on the speed of your computer.

I was hoping IE7 would be out by now and fix all this, but it seems to have been delayed again. I might have to try pruning a few more pngs instead.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Apr 2006, 9:29am

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Don't change it just for me! It has given me a well deserved kick in the backside to move over to Firefox. Glad to know I'm not going mad and imagining things anyway...
Posted: Fri, 3rd Nov 2006, 2:39am

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malone wrote:


I was hoping IE7 would be out by now and fix all this...
Guess what? It's out now... and it's even slower (a whole lot slower). Microsoft really do suck at the simple stuff sometimes.

The little yellow bars behind our user names are truncated as well. I wonder how many more problems IE7 will bring?

Thank goodness for Mozilla!
Posted: Fri, 3rd Nov 2006, 9:13am

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I havent had a chance to try IE7 yet, but I hear it supports PNGs slightly better than before. Hopefully I can disable the converting script for IE7 which will also remove the delay. I need to figure out how to install multiple versions of IE at the same time.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Nov 2006, 12:46pm

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I wish I'd worked that out so I still had IE6! smile
Posted: Fri, 3rd Nov 2006, 2:45pm

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Malone,

http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE

I have this set up just to be in my quicklaunch... lots of old versions of IE.

-MAGIC
Posted: Fri, 3rd Nov 2006, 8:28pm

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I dont have any performance issues with IE7 on any sites. It's even possibly a little faster than IE6 for me and comparable with firefox 2.0 which I also use sometimes. I have it on two machines and have had no problems.
Posted: Mon, 6th Nov 2006, 9:22am

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Magic_man12 wrote:

http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE

I have this set up just to be in my quicklaunch... lots of old versions of IE.
Cool, will have to give that a try.
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 8:00pm

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Had same problem, so i uninstalled IE 7 and was left again with V6 and no more slowdowns or temp halts for me. biggrin