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post #1 of 32
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If SF has been working much slower for you since the changeover, and you use Windows XP, quick tip - use Google Chrome as your browser when using SF. Moving from IE to Chrome has made SF usable once again. I don't like the fact that I have to use a different browser just for SF, but there it is.

All credit to LA Guy in the New Forum Support forum. He made the following observation:

"XP is a toughie, because we are admittedly a little JS heavy, and XP doesn't like JS much. Try the Chrome browser, maybe?"

BTW, when I posited that the operating system made a difference in SF user speed in a previous thread, the next post was:

"This is probably the stupidest post I have ever read. I can guarantee you that it is not your operating system that is causing all these websites to load slowly."

Any other pearls of wisdom Bubbly?

Anyway, just throwing this out there for XP users who like SF, but have been frustrated by the speed since the changeover.
post #2 of 32
Google anything sucks. There are other, better and safer ways to make SF load faster and make your internet surfing safer and private, but one thing that won't achieve this is anything Microsoft or anything Google.
Like 99% of computer and internet users, your computer is probably infested with trojans, worms, viruses and data miners, to name just a few things that bog down a computer.
post #3 of 32
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

There are other, better and safer ways to make SF load faster and make your internet surfing safer and private, but one thing that won't achieve this is anything Microsoft or anything Google.

[citation needed]

post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by chet31 View Post

Moving from IE to Chrome has made SF usable once again.

Why on earth would anyone be using IE to begin with? You should be using either Chrome or Firefox (or possibly Opera, if you're so inclined) for everything.
post #5 of 32
I'm a web developer by day and Chrome is by far the fastest browser I've used.
IE is so slow that it's actually quicker to copy a link from there and paste it into Chrome than to follow it in IE itself.
post #6 of 32
i made the switch over to chrome just for SF awhile ago, and i've since found myself using more and more for everything else. even though i was hesitant at first, its been impressing me....and no, my comp. isn't chock full of nasties either......
post #7 of 32
LOL, why are you still on XP? Windows 7 is very stable.
post #8 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Google anything sucks. There are other, better and safer ways to make SF load faster and make your internet surfing safer and private, but one thing that won't achieve this is anything Microsoft or anything Google.
Like 99% of computer and internet users, your computer is probably infested with trojans, worms, viruses and data miners, to name just a few things that bog down a computer.

Man O' Lint, you are clearly a very smart man in your own mind.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

LOL, why are you still on XP? Windows 7 is very stable.

Well, on the positive side, I saved money by skipping Vista, and XP still works better for certain business applications.
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Originally Posted by BaaBaaBlackFleece View Post

i made the switch over to chrome just for SF awhile ago, and i've since found myself using more and more for everything else. even though i was hesitant at first, its been impressing me....and no, my comp. isn't chock full of nasties either......

I think I will be doing the same.
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

I'm a web developer by day and Chrome is by far the fastest browser I've used.
IE is so slow that it's actually quicker to copy a link from there and paste it into Chrome than to follow it in IE itself.

I'm sold.
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

Why on earth would anyone be using IE to begin with? You should be using either Chrome or Firefox (or possibly Opera, if you're so inclined) for everything.

Well, I guess I should have been.

Has anyone else had their Chrome deleted by Microsoft Internet Security. Microsoft indicates this was a "mistake" and have apparently corrected the problem in the latest update.
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

There are other, better and safer ways to make SF load faster and make your internet surfing safer and private, but one thing that won't achieve this is anything Microsoft or anything Google.

[citation needed]


I would love to provide a step-by-step tutorial, but do you know how long that is going to take?
post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

LOL, why are you still on XP? Windows 7 is very stable.

Could be using old PC or it could be a company PC. Many enterprises are still using XP. My office PC is XP Pro, there is no way it could run Win 7, it's just too old.
post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

I would love to provide a step-by-step tutorial, but do you know how long that is going to take?

He asked for a citation.
post #12 of 32
The best performance improvement, bar none, is to install this:
http://adblockplus.org/en/chrome
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

He asked for a citation.

I second the motion for a citation, because I would like to know about this as well.
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

I would love to provide a step-by-step tutorial, but do you know how long that is going to take?

He asked for a citation.

Do your own homework.
post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Google anything sucks. There are other, better and safer ways to make SF load faster and make your internet surfing safer and private, but one thing that won't achieve this is anything Microsoft or anything Google.
Like 99% of computer and internet users, your computer is probably infested with trojans, worms, viruses and data miners, to name just a few things that bog down a computer.

Microsoft Security Essentials? A light virus, malware and spam protection program? Gmail? If you're using other shitty mail services (hotmail, yahoo, etc.) that's more secure, especially if you use the authenticator. Sure, ensuring your computer isn't infested with bloatware, malware, etc. that's bogging down the system the only other way to make styleforum load faster is either on their end or your end by upgrading your tech (if your computer is from the early 90s or something) or paying for faster internet speeds. Then again I never have a problem with the site.
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