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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: IE8 Reply with quote

Am I the only one experiencing constant IE8 crashes when visiting geocaching.com? I finally had to roll back to IE7 and everything is better now.
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: IE8 Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Am I the only one experiencing constant IE8 crashes when visiting geocaching.com? I finally had to roll back to IE7 and everything is better now.


I love Chrome! Firefox as the second. IE? Whats that? j/k
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wondering if any one browser works better with geocaching.com, or if the site is often sluggish no matter what browser you use. Geocaching is fun; waiting for Geocaching.com to display a page is not.

I use Firefox mainly, but Geocaching.com on Firefox on a Mac is often unresponsive and slow. It seems marginally better -- but not good -- when visiting the site running Firefox on a PC. I've tried using Safari on a Mac, but that's about the same as Firefox on a Mac as far as I can tell.

Good to know about IE8 though. I was thinking of installing that to give it a shot. I might try IE7 or Chrome and see if I notice any differences.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharknose Bunnies wrote:
I've been wondering if any one browser works better with geocaching.com, or if the site is often sluggish no matter what browser you use. Geocaching is fun; waiting for Geocaching.com to display a page is not.

I use Firefox mainly, but Geocaching.com on Firefox on a Mac is often unresponsive and slow. It seems marginally better -- but not good -- when visiting the site running Firefox on a PC. I've tried using Safari on a Mac, but that's about the same as Firefox on a Mac as far as I can tell.

Good to know about IE8 though. I was thinking of installing that to give it a shot. I might try IE7 or Chrome and see if I notice any differences.


Since geocaching.com is an ASP.NET website, it is safe to say it is geared for IE. Just my observation as a .NET developer myself.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Sharknose Bunnies wrote:
I've been wondering if any one browser works better with geocaching.com, or if the site is often sluggish no matter what browser you use. Geocaching is fun; waiting for Geocaching.com to display a page is not.

I use Firefox mainly, but Geocaching.com on Firefox on a Mac is often unresponsive and slow. It seems marginally better -- but not good -- when visiting the site running Firefox on a PC. I've tried using Safari on a Mac, but that's about the same as Firefox on a Mac as far as I can tell.

Good to know about IE8 though. I was thinking of installing that to give it a shot. I might try IE7 or Chrome and see if I notice any differences.


Since geocaching.com is an ASP.NET website, it is safe to say it is geared for IE. Just my observation as a .NET developer myself.


Ah, that is very helpful to know. I'm going to try IE7 on a Windows PC when I visit the site later today. Thanks. I try to avoid Explorer, but there are times when it's the best choice. This may be one of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Chrome and I love it. I think that it is a lot faster when it refreshes.
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knowschad
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using IE8 at home and one of my work computers for a while now with no crashes.

Firefox with the geocaching extensions (Lil Devil and Prime Suspect) rock when logging, though! Text formatting toolbar on the log page, a waypoint entry box (that behaves properly and consistantly) on any and every page I visit, intellegent defaults to checkboxes and radio buttons...

Sorry... getting off topic.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, no, not off track at all. I'm going to try those Firefox extensions. Thanks!

I logged some finds this afternoon using IE7 on a Windows computer and things went much faster than they have gone using Firefox. The site seemed much more responsive.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam3s wrote:
I use Chrome and I love it. I think that it is a lot faster when it refreshes.


I just tried Chrome now. I think we have a winner. It's blazingly fast on Geocaching.com. It's so much faster than Firefox or IE. Awesome.

Thanks!
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knowschad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharknose Bunnies wrote:
No, no, not off track at all. I'm going to try those Firefox extensions. Thanks!

I logged some finds this afternoon using IE7 on a Windows computer and things went much faster than they have gone using Firefox. The site seemed much more responsive.


Actually, I called them extensions but they are really Greasemonkey scripts (http://www.greasespot.net/)

Prime Suspects scripts can be found here http://gmscripts.locusprime.net/

and Lil Devil's: http://www.lildevil.org/greasemonkey/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

knowschad wrote:
Sharknose Bunnies wrote:
No, no, not off track at all. I'm going to try those Firefox extensions. Thanks!

I logged some finds this afternoon using IE7 on a Windows computer and things went much faster than they have gone using Firefox. The site seemed much more responsive.


Actually, I called them extensions but they are really Greasemonkey scripts (http://www.greasespot.net/)

Prime Suspects scripts can be found here http://gmscripts.locusprime.net/

and Lil Devil's: http://www.lildevil.org/greasemonkey/


Ah, thanks. I looked for them last night but couldn't find them. Those links should take care of that.
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