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When I am typying in a search bar it flickers and when i am using the bars to move things on the page it goes really slow or freezes up.

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Run a virus scan.

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Why does my comp. load web pages really slow, it just started this 1 week ago


Make sure to run a thorough virus scan.

Slow Windows Machine! Sounds like not enough resources such as RAM and CPU. Check Performance in Task-Manager (CTRL-ALT-DELETE). High CPU levels causes hang ups like freezing. Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. In Startup tab, uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate. Consider increasing RAM. Uninstall any extras like those pushy toolbars, and add-ons.

Nov 22, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Firefox Tricks!


Everybody’s favorite open-source browser, Firefox, is great right out of the box. And by adding some of the awesome extensions available out there, the browser just gets better and better.

But look under the hood, and there are a bunch of hidden (and some not-so-secret) tips and tricks available that will crank Firefox up and pimp your browser. Make it faster, cooler, more efficient. Get to be a Jedi master with the following cool Firefox tricks.


1) More screen space. Make your icons small. Go to View – Toolbar – Customize and check the “Use small icons” box.

2) Smart keywords. If there’s a search you use a lot (let’s say IMDB.com’s people search), this is an awesome tool that not many people use. Right-click on the search box, select “Add a Keyword for this search”, give the keyword a name and an easy-to-type and easy-to-remember shortcut name (let’s say “actor”) and save it. Now, when you want to do an actor search, go to Firefox’s address bar, type “actor” and the name of the actor and press return. Instant search! You can do this with any search box.

3) Keyboard shortcuts. This is where you become a real Jedi. It just takes a little while to learn these, but once you do, your browsing will be super fast. Here are some of the most common (and my personal favs):
  • Space bar (page down)
  • Shift-Space bar (page up)
  • Ctrl+F (find)
  • Alt-N (find next)
  • Ctrl+D (bookmark page)
  • Ctrl+T (new tab)
  • Ctrl+K (go to search box)
  • Ctrl+L (go to address bar)
  • Ctrl+= (increase text size)
  • Ctrl+- (decrease text size)
  • Ctrl-W (close tab)
  • F5 (reload)
  • Alt-Home (go to home page)
4) Auto-complete. This is another keyboard shortcut, but it’s not commonly known and very useful. Go to the address bar (Control-L) and type the name of the site without the “www” or the “.com”. Let’s say “google”. Then press Control-Enter, and it will automatically fill in the “www” and the “.com” and take you there – like magic! For .net addresses, press Shift-Enter, and for .org addresses, press Control-Shift-Enter.

5) Tab navigation. Instead of using the mouse to select different tabs that you have open, use the keyboard. Here are the shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+Tab (rotate forward among tabs)
  • Ctrl+Shft+Tab (rotate to the previous tab)
  • Ctrl+1-9 (choose a number to jump to a specific tab)
6) Mouse shortcuts. Sometimes you’re already using your mouse and it’s easier to use a mouse shortcut than to go back to the keyboard. Master these cool ones:
  • Middle click on link (opens in new tab)
  • Shift-scroll down (previous page)
  • Shift-scroll up (next page)
  • Ctrl-scroll up (decrease text size)
  • Ctrl-scroll down (increase text size)
  • Middle click on a tab (closes tab)
7) Delete items from address bar history. Firefox’s ability to automatically show previous URLs you’ve visited, as you type, in the address bar’s drop-down history menu is very cool. But sometimes you just don’t want those URLs to show up (I won’t ask why). Go to the address bar (Ctrl-L), start typing an address, and the drop-down menu will appear with the URLs of pages you’ve visited with those letters in them. Use the down-arrow to go down to an address you want to delete, and press the Delete key to make it disappear.

8) User chrome. If you really want to trick out your Firefox, you’ll want to create a UserChrome.css file and customize your browser. It’s a bit complicated to get into here, but check out this tutorial.

9) Create a user.js file. Another way to customize Firefox, creating a user.js file can really speed up your browsing. You’ll need to create a text file named user.js in your profile folder (see this to find out where the profile folder is) and see this example user.js file that you can modify. Created by techlifeweb.com, this example explains some of the things you can do in its comments.

10) about:config. The true power user’s tool, about.config isn’t something to mess with if you don’t know what a setting does. You can get to the main configuration screen by putting about:config in the browser’s address bar. See Mozillazine’s about:config tips and screenshots.

11) Add a keyword for a bookmark
. Go to your bookmarks much faster by giving them keywords. Right-click the bookmark and then select Properties. Put a short keyword in the keyword field, save it, and now you can type that keyword in the address bar and it will go to that bookmark.

12) Speed up Firefox. If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it’s optimized for dialup connections). Here’s how:
  • Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http” in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
  • Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
  • Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
  • Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
  • Also, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0′. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
13) Limit RAM usage. If Firefox takes up too much memory on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM it is allowed to us. Again, go to about:config, filter “browser.cache” and select “browser.cache.disk.capacity”. It’s set to 50000, but you can lower it, depending on how much memory you have. Try 15000 if you have between 512MB and 1GB ram.

14) Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized. This setting will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. And there is no noticeable difference in speed when you restore Firefox, so it’s definitely worth a go. Again, go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New-> Boolean. Name it “config.trim_on_minimize” and set it to TRUE. You have to restart Firefox for these settings to take effect.

15) Move or remove the close tab button. Do you accidentally click on the close button of Firefox’s tabs? You can move them or remove them, again through about:config. Edit the preference for “browser.tabs.closeButtons”. Here are the meanings of each value:
  • 0: Display a close button on the active tab only
  • 1:(Default) Display close buttons on all tabs
  • 2:Don’t display any close buttons
  • 3:Display a single close button at the end of the tab bar (Firefox 1.x behavior)

on Feb 06, 2010 | Mozilla Firefox

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Hi my menu bars from the top of my page have gone?? and one of my search bars? i dont know how to get them back??


Far as the menu bars goes, push the "Alt" key on the keyboard. Far as the search bars goes, just to go the web site for the search bar you want and install it. Example, google search bar,
google.com


Have a nice day!

Aug 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Why is it that when i listening to songs on youtube broadcasting yourself the song keep stopping?


Youtube downloads the song in the background as you listen to it. If this process, called buffering, happens too slowly, then youtube will pause.
Make sure you aren't downloading anything in the background, otherwise you'll need to load the page, pause the video, and let it sit for a few moments before playing. Getting a faster connection can solve this problem.
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Apr 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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MY E8 IS VERY SLOW PLEASE HELP I AM USING WINDOS XP AND ITS VERY SLOW FPR BROWSING. MY NAME IS FAISAL EMAIL IS faisal_hijary@hotmail.com faisalalhijary@yahoo.com


I found that my IE8 slowed down because of BHO's that got into my system.

BHO's or Browser Helper Objects are IE8 Additons that are sometimes voluntarily added like Yahoo Search, or Google Toolbar, and sometimes not voluntary. BHO's cannot always be uninstalled or removed.
Two things you can try:

(These operations can be performed 'on the fly' so you can do them now as you're reading.)

1) Right Click your mouse on the empty space along the Menu Bar, (just to the right of the "Help" Menu. This will show a list of IE8 Menu bar additions.
In the list, a check mark can be added or removed to open or close each option. Try removing any unnecessary bars by uncheking them. (The Menu Bar is necessary so leave that one on)
This may speed things up, if so, you're good.

In the case of BHO's you can try the management console. It's a hidden feature.
2) First follow option one and Enable the Status Bar by clicking it till there is a check mark beside it.

Second with the Status bar showing, (at the bottom of the window, you'll see slightly defined boxes at the bottom. (About nine of them)
The third box is the BHO management tool, double click it to pop up the BHO Management too.
This will list all your BHO's, clicking on each will display in the bottom pane info about that particular BHO and provide controll buttons to disable or enable it.
Right clicking the BHO's in the list will give you the same controll options.

Only AntiViurs BHO's are truely relevant, but you can experiment and see the different effects.
This worked for me, hope it works for you too.

Note: AVG takes several days to settle in after it's first installed; it's behind the scenes operations make internet browsing slow for a little while but eventually this goes away.

Cheers,
Richard.

Dec 04, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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When viewing some Utube videos my computer shows a few seconds of the video then stops to load a bit more, shows that and stops.... and so on.


you have a slow connection to the internet or your graphics card is to slow to view the video. If your using a phone line to connect to the internet thats your problem.

Oct 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Monitor goes blank


Try restarting the computer in Safe Mode and then check. In case it flickers in Safe Mode too, then the LCD screen might be damaged and you might need to replace it.

Aug 08, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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