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Old 01-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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MS Windows and Airforums

I wasn’t sure what forum to place this in. However this seem to be the most appropriate.

I would like this to be a central place to discussion issues regarding accessing Airforums with the various versions of Windows.

I realize that there are other operating platforms that may well be better than Windows, but I would prefer not to have that discussion on this thread. They may make me sad.

To start:

Is anyone accessing Airforums from Windows 8? If so how is it working?

Is anyone using IE10? How does that work? What version of Windows are you using it on?

If you are using a browser other that Internet Explorer, what do you feel the advantages are?



Feel free to comment on the above or bring up any other issues you wish to discuss.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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I am using IE9 on W VISTA in my office main computer. Backup unit is XP PRO.

These units used to work really well on Air Forums but, something has changed recently and, now viewing is a real pain unless you sign in. This is because the email popup at the bottom of the page will not close without signing in.

I have nothing newer as I like to work with retro stuff that I kinda understand. (behind the curve)

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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I'm not running Windows, but w/ firefox & Solaris (Unix) I had to sign in yesterday to get the email popup to go away; for some reason my cached login changed or expired.

Some of your problems may come from ads; use an adblocker to see if that helps. Disabling flash can also help as well.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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I use Windows at work and Mac at home. Both have pluses, both have minuses. Even at work, I don't used Internet Explorer to view the forums. I do use it to view the majority of the remainder of the web, just not the forums. The reason? Other things have add blockers that work.

I use Adblock Plus on Firefox on both Windows and Mac. It is now available for Chrome, so I am flirting with switching. Regardless of platform or browser, the add blocker is the number one thing that improves the forum experience.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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If this problem does nothing else but teach me how to handle popups then I guess I am progressing.

I got rid of all the advertising, but not that email popup yet!

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #6
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I use this for ad blocking on IE9:
Adblock for Internet Explorer version IE7, IE8, IE9 and IE10 – Simple Adblock

I am using IE9 for Airforums, but am starting to use Chrome for many other uses.

I don't have the pop up problem Dave is talking about, because I stay logged in, unless I have some need to log off.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #7
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I am running Windows7. Last year, I was using IE9 or 10, and the browser started locking up and acting flaky after a Windows or IE update. I finally switched to Google Chrome, and have had no problems since.

I suspect that the update changed some IE settings or something. However, I don't have the patience to research that thoroughly, especially since Google Chrome seems to work fine.

Google Chrome has an import function that can copy all of your IE bookmarks into Chrome's Bookmark Manager. Took me a little while to stumble on this, but it was nice to have all of my links restored.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:40 AM   #8
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...And here I came to this thread, expecting to see a photo thread of views from your Airstream windows...

I stay as far away from all forums with Internet Exploder as I can get.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #9
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I run everything from Windoze 98 up through Windoze 7, mostly XP Pro and Win7, I also have the odd Linux machine. Typical browser is the latest version of Chrome, occasionally FireFox. I avoid IE like the plague. AdBlocker Plus works on most things, signing in helps even more.

On the iOS devices I run Chrome or Safari but that is rare and mainly for testing purposes.

FWIW I have not seen any popups when signed in.

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So I'm not the only one with the problem with the email at the bottom issue. I'm running Windows 8 on a couple of machines and there are the only ones with that issue but I haven't dug into it very far. Glad signing in will solve it.
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Win7 and Firefox

FWIW, I am running Windows 7 and Firefox. Why? I got tired of getting the message "Internet Explorer has stopped working. We are searching for a reason". I know just enough about technology to be dangerous.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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FWIW, I am running Windows 7 and Firefox. Why? I got tired of getting the message "Internet Explorer has stopped working. We are searching for a reason". I know just enough about technology to be dangerous.
Now that you mention it, I have IE9 on the two computers I normally browse with (laptop and desktop). It makes no difference which one I am using, I seem to get a half a dozen of those IE has stopped and is reloading page messages a hour. I don't remember it ever happening on Airforums however. The only reason I have not gone to Chrome 100% is I am usually in too much of a hurry to go through the full learning process. I'm thinking I should dedicate a hour to sit done and get familiar with Chrome and get it set to my preferences.

I think the only advantage to Internet Explorer is I know my way around in it.

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The only reason I have not gone to Chrome 100% is I am usually in too much of a hurry to go through the full learning process. I'm thinking I should dedicate a hour to sit done and get familiar with Chrome and get it set to my preferences.

I think the only advantage to Internet Explorer is I know my way around in it.

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I have used Chrome for over a year now (I think). I don't think in total I have used the help or read parts of it, and I am very comfortable with it.

It took a few minutes of looking around for me to realize that there just isn't pages and pages of "stuff behind the curtain" to adjust, as it is with IE.
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Now that you mention it, I have IE9 on the two computers I normally browse with (laptop and desktop). It makes no difference which one I am using, I seem to get a half a dozen of those IE has stopped and is reloading page messages a hour. I don't remember it ever happening on Airforums however. The only reason I have not gone to Chrome 100% is I am usually in too much of a hurry to go through the full learning process. I'm thinking I should dedicate a hour to sit done and get familiar with Chrome and get it set to my preferences.

I think the only advantage to Internet Explorer is I know my way around in it.

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Chrome is pretty intuitive to use, I like the ability to tweak it to suit my personal tastes.

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