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Subject: Internet Explorer
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2005
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Is anyone else having trouble with Internet Explorer on this site?  The last couple of months, I will be looking through the site, searching for books, reading reviews, or reading the boards and suddenly I can't navigate any further.  The only place Internet Explorer will let me go is to a completely different site.  I thought it was just my computer, but found the same thing happens when I use the computer at work.  I'm just wondering if I'm the only person this is happening to.

I sometimes use Modzilla at home and the site seems to work with it.  At work Internet Explorer is my only option.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 9:47 PM ET
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I use IE and haven't had that type of problem.

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 10:42 PM ET
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Robin, I have the same problem here. Try going into the Community 'Top 50's' and clicking there on anything. It is the absolute hardest thing to do on here.

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 11:00 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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Top 50 gives me trouble, too, Connie. Other than that, I dont have much trouble with IE and PBS, though the Team does recommend FF.

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 1:09 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Never had a problem til tonight about half an hour ago--you jinxed me!  Had to close site and come back and log-in again.

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 9:30 AM ET
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Yup, I've been having issues as well with the second-newest IE version -- at work, we have the older one, and hubby's computer has the newest one, and my laptop has the one in between.  No problems with the first 2, multiple "hang-ups" with my laptop's version.  Sorry I'm not savvy enough to know what the names of all of the versions are!

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 9:49 AM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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I moved to firefox for this site and I no longer experience any problems.  I keep IE 7 on my desktop for other sites that I have to use for business.  IE 7 is stable and IE8 has a lot of compatibility problems especially with other Microsoft products.  IMO, stay with IE7 until Microsoft releases a few updates for IE8.  If you don't mind having 2 browsers on your desktop I would download FireFox.  Good Luck 

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 10:22 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2005
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Sorry to jinx you Jeanne. LOL

Jubead - I tried IE8 for a while and hated it.  I finally found a link somewhere where I could go back to IE7.  It runs much better on other sites but I still have problems with paperbackswap.  I don't know what version of IE we run at work. 

I've used IE for this site since I joined in 2005.  Firefox seems to be the way to go for now.  It's just so slow opening up...probably my old computer.

Robin

 

 

 

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 12:25 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2008
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I was having the same problem with this site and someone suggested trying Firefox.  I did and have not had a problem since.  I have found that it is also faster than IE.

Subject: Internet Explorer
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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I have both Firefox and Internet Explorer on my computer and will switch back and forth.  Sometimes with IE I can't click on links or if I am suppose to fill in information, I can't click on it...while firefox is fine.

Date Posted: 10/10/2009 6:45 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2009
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This is the only site I have major problems with - periodically. Last week it was great, this week I have to constantly shut down IE and restart. It's pretty annoying because I always have several windows open, not just this site. I don't know if it's cause and effect, but I seem to have better luck on the pages that don't have the "add this" whatever stuff on them, but it's really a moot point because you can't navigate around that way. I now know better than to try the Top 50 anything, but many times after looking at a shelf, I can't leave to go back to a forum or anywhere else, and simply closing the site window and reopening it won't work for me, if I do that, I eventually get a message that the site can't be found. Unfortunately, it does cause me to come here a little less, sometimes I just don't have time to mess with it or don't feel like relogging in to all the other sites I have open as well.

Date Posted: 10/10/2009 6:56 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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I use firefox and love it no problems at all on this site or any other and it is faster