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Trouble opening links
Sun 19-Jun-11
11:49 am
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Danny
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I have seen comments dotted around the forum that some users experience difficulty opening links.

I use Firefox 4.0.1 on a Windows laptop running XP and they work fine for me.

Please use this thread to report your issues regarding links and mention the three pieces of information:

What browser your are using and the version. You can see the version in the About menu on most every browser, I think.

What computer you are using (PC or Mac)

What operating system is running on your computer

 

Here is a test link to Google

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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OK Danny, having just checked (just to be sure, seeing as this is all very 'whooshy' for me big_laughembarassed), I am on Vista Home Premium, IE 9, and its the same on both my desktop and laptop - can't open links here on either.  I never used to have a problem, it's only been in the last week/10 days/fortnight or so.  I don't know whether the links will open eventually.....have tried waiting for about, ooh, a minute before I get fed up and close it (patience is not one of my virtues whistle).

 

Whilst we're on the subject of stuff not opening......ever since I've been on this forum, I haven't been able to see the avatars of some members - like Hattie, EP, Seth for example.  Yet others - yourself, Danuta and TA, eg - I can.  Any ideas?

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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Sue - the avatars - the people you mentioned do not have avatars. I think that IE displays a box with nothing in it, whereas Firefox displays nothing at all, which is more attractive. Maybe I can configure a default avatar.

 

I will try IE9 on Fiona's Vista laptop if she will allow me rose

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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Hah!

Links do not work in IE8 either. Hangs for ages.

At least now I have a starting point to investigate.

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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Ah, no avatars, I see........that didn't actually occur to me (blonde moment again lol). embarassed

Thanks Danny

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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Well, links work fine on Fiona's laptop: IE8 + Vista

This one is a real mystery.

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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The link worked fine on my computer too

Firefox

Mac 10.6.7

Sun 19-Jun-11
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EP on IE, no see....well only if I make coffee or supper while it loads....cry

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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Link took ages to load.

Firefox

Mac 10.5.7

Sun 19-Jun-11
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wave I have a Mac  10.5.8

I use Safari and the link works fine.  I also can run on Firefox so I tried it as a wee experiment and it worked very well.  How strange!!  Could it be something to do with Broadband strength and speed, although mine is not particularly good!

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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I've tried the link in chrome and also firefox 3.6 on a mac osx 10.6.7 and it works ok for me. I wonder if the problem is the way the links redirect to the actual address instead of directly going there?

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Sun 19-Jun-11
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The links open eventually for me, but take ages and by the time they've opened I've forgotten why I went in to them, the google one took a couple of minutes at least.

I'm Using IE version 9.0.8112.16421

I use a windows Vista PC

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