IE7 is SLOW, SLOW, SLOW

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by muggler, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. muggler

    muggler Guest

    I'm trying out my web page <http://jewishintellectualtimeline.com/> with IE7,
    and I find that everything is incredibly SLOW. Loading is painfully slow.
    Scrolling is dreadfully slow. Mouse-over response is slower than molasses.
    Drop down menus take 2 seconds to drop. How did this product come out of
    Beta in this shape? In Firefox 2 everything works very quickly and nicely!
    Please tell me there's a bug-fix update for IE7 on the way. Please.

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    muggler, Nov 13, 2006
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    Greg Guest

    I downloaded and tried IE7. New computer duo processor. I agree that IE7 was
    unbelievably slow. Everything worked just fine but at a crawl. Uninstalled
    and went back to IE6 and fast again.
     
    Greg, Nov 14, 2006
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  3. muggler

    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    That page is rendered differently in IE7 than in IE6, but both versions are
    perfectly acceptable. I saw no difference in scrolling or mouseover response
    between IE6 and IE7. But, the top line- Go to:... English Date... Hebrew
    Date doesn't display in IE6.

    Check the browser add-ons installed on your computer.
    See:
    http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/10/24/203178.aspx
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/08/25/718504.aspx
    for troubleshooting information.

    Additional information on all aspects of IE7 at:
    Known issues - IE7- ie-vista.com:
    http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html
    Release Notes for Internet Explorer 7:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie/releasenotes/default.aspx

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Nov 14, 2006
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  4. I did a 'clean' install of XP Pro. I touched NO settings and installed
    NO SW. I then installed SP2 from file. I then opened IE6, went to the
    update site and got, and got, and got and got, all the recommended junk.
    When there was no more to be had I installed IE7. I had as clean,
    pristine, and unadulterated IE7 as one can have. Right off I noticed
    two things: 1 - IE7 *IS* slower than any of 5 other browsers I have on
    another XP Pro - same computer. 2 - the instant I open IE7 the HD
    becomes very active and continues until a few seconds after I close IE7.

    Is IE7 slow? I've yet to see it be anything other.
     
    Dr. Heywood Floyd, Nov 14, 2006
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    Dean Guest

    I notice many similar posts include "Internet Explorer cannot display web
    page" message. But no one has mentioned what I have observed with my dial up
    connection. The connection icon in the taskbar indicates a large amount of
    outbound (sent) data is occurring and very little inbound (received)
    activity. This happens after a few minutes of connection. The inbound data
    indicates 2K-6K bytes of data per second occurring. This basically ties up
    the connection and everything (IE7, Outlook, OE) comes to a crawl. This
    started happening after IE7 install but I do not have to have IE7, Outlook,
    or OE active. Last night it occurred with Automatic Update downloading files.
    Every few minutes I would terminate the connection and re-dial. The download
    would continue at a decent rate until the outbound problem reoccurred.
    Suggestion: Check your ISP connection data to see if you are experiencing
    something similar.
    Dean
     
    Dean, Nov 14, 2006
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    muggler Guest

    Thanks Don. I guess I'm glad to hear that it works on your machine. Maybe
    that means it will work for some other people too. But my IE installation is
    very typical, no outrageous plug-ins, and I have a 1-year old computer, so
    I'm afraid most people will experience slowness. I think I'll have to wait
    for an IE7 bug fix, which I hope is imminent! Thanks again, to you, and to
    the other commentors who confirmed my observations.

    -- Dave

     
    muggler, Nov 14, 2006
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    HeyBub Guest

    That page is quick-like-a-bunny here.

    You could remove some superfluous decorations, like the box that says "get
    firefox."
     
    HeyBub, Nov 14, 2006
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