Faster SF for XP Users

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  1. chet31

    chet31 Senior member

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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.
     


  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    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.
     
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  3. jk2317

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    [citation needed]
     


  4. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    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.
     


  5. MalfordOfLondon

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    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.
     


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    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......
     


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  8. chet31

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    Man O' Lint, you are clearly a very smart man in your own mind.


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


    I think I will be doing the same.


    I'm sold.


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


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    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.
     
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    Nicola Senior member

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    He asked for a citation.
     


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    I second the motion for a citation, because I would like to know about this as well.
     


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    Do your own homework.
     


  15. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    

    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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