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Problems with FM forums since I updated to IE8...

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Has anyone else updated to IE8 and now FM is really slow to respond? I also get delays when typing messages often, like it will just stop and then catch up with 10-15 letters all at once.

Also, if I type a message longer than the little box here, it will start to flicker and I can't see the bottom line of what I am typing. Worked great up until my "update". I haven't tried Firefox again yet, I just kinda like IE, I am not sure why, as MS is not my fav usually....

Any thoughts or maybe the admin might check with UBB if more than just are seeing this...

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I always use Firefox but just checked to see was version of IE we were running and it was IE8 beta and it seemed to work just fine and the amount of delay when loading up was no different then Firefox. We are running 1.5Mb DSL if that makes any difference.

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Yep box, same thing happens to me. I'm in the same boat as you, like IE for some reason but it works fine in Firefox.

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No problems with IE8, work or at home.

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Can't stand any IE version, using Firefox and it works great. I have noticed that the forums have been a little slow loading lately, but I attributed that to being on satellite.

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Has anyone else updated to IE8 and now FM is really slow to respond? I also get delays when typing messages often, like it will just stop and then catch up with 10-15 letters all at once.

Also, if I type a message longer than the little box here, it will start to flicker and I can't see the bottom line of what I am typing. Worked great up until my "update".

Yep same problem with the flicker and the typing goes back to the top, especially after entering an image. I use Firefox/IE8 50/50. I also use IE7 and Firefox with no problems on this site. I kind of think there is something in the code on this site that IE8 is not happy about. Which version of Windows? I am using XP.

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I am glad it is not just me wink but stinks that it is happening to others as well. I am using XP Home on this computer.

I agree that there must be some UBB code that is not kosher with the new IE8. I would guess that UBB must know about this and probably working or has a fix, but if not affecting the majority of people, might not be worth the risk to update yet.

Part of my job is testing software, so I run a pretty stock computer on t his one, to try to have it as close to what an "average user" would have. That is part the reason why I think I "like" IE, that I know that you need to have web based games, etc. run on IE as that is what the majority of users will be using.

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There are some websites that don't seem to be quite right with IE8, including this one, for me too.

In the IE8 "tools" menu there is a "compatibility view" setting that I have selected for these websites. Works much better then.

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There are some websites that don't seem to be quite right with IE8, including this one, for me too.

In the IE8 "tools" menu there is a "compatibility view" setting that I have selected for these websites. Works much better then.

Yep, I use the compatibility setting as well for this site when I use IE8. I frequent other UBB forums that don't have the same issue as here but likely they are running different versions of the software.

I run two websites that are commercial sales sites and all of my web stats show that 85% of viewers of my sites use IE and of those about 55% use IE8. So while its great to pitch another browser (and I do use them) it would seem a large percentage of folks still use IE. I asked about this issue a few months back but as more folks switch to IE8 its possible more users may experience problems with this UBB version and IE8.

I think this thread is just a heads up that there likely is an issue specific to IE8 even if many users may not have a problem.

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Hey Dan, that is sort of what I was thinking. Usually if "I" see an issue, it will most likely crop up on thousands of other systems for sure.

I will try the compat setting, thanks guys for the heads up on it.

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Got the issue fixed. I ran Service Pack two for Vista on my machine. Rebooted and then went back into windows updates. There was an update for IE8. Ran that and it's working fine now.

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Good info Sandman. Will try that as well.

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Mine has all the latest updates including the latest IE8 update frown XP vs Vista issue here?

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Whoops, I have XP as well, was thinking there was new update for IE8, but just found that there is not. I have all latest. I guess just compat mode for me for now.

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I get around the "flicker" by expanding the text box by clicking the "down" arrow in the upper right hand corner of the "tool bar" for the text box. It is a pain, but it works. crazy

Sometimes an "update" to your system is a pain in the wazzoo.

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