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Subject: Question about book browser
Date Posted: 9/8/2011 8:56 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2009
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If I go to search and  click the book browser I no longer get to just fill in what I'm looking for.  I have to wait while the system loads up 10,000 books (yes it says 10,000) before I'm able to input my search info.  Is this something new or is my acct just messed up?

Date Posted: 9/8/2011 10:04 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2009
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I just tried it and did not have to wait for it load any books.

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Date Posted: 9/8/2011 10:45 PM ET
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Kate H.

You may be selectiing "Posted Books" first.  Try not doing that.  Instead, enter the name of the book or author and then select "posted books." You may also want to deselect either paperback, hardback or one of the audio books choices (depending on your preferences), before selecting "posted books." 

It sounds like you have a slow connection to the internet.  I have a fast connection and if Iselect "posted books" before entering a title or author, it still comes up very fast.

Good luck.


Date Posted: 9/9/2011 12:35 AM ET
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Kate, I've noticed the very same thing recently and I'm fairly certain it's new.  I too have a fast internet connection so I don't have to wait anytime at all for the books to load, but previously, I don't think it performed the same way.  As soon as I select Book Browser, it doesn't matter if it's Posted Books or Wishlisted Books or All Books, it's still 1 of 10000.

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 8:23 AM ET
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Yea I'm not entering anythng at all.  Just selecting book browser that's it.  It's doing that as soon as the screen comes up.  I'm suppose to have high speed internet too, but it sure does take them awhile to load. 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/9/2011 10:29 AM ET
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Instead of going to book browser from the menu, put something in the search box at the top of the page and click on the search button there. If you enter something that gets fewer hits than the default search, it will come up much faster.

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 10:50 AM ET
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I'd also suggest cleaning your cache, cookies, etc. Maybe there's an old version of that page in your system that is messing you up.

Date Posted: 9/9/2011 8:36 PM ET
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Thanks for all the help.  I'm not sure what it was but I did a complete disc cleanup including cookies and it's gone now.  Really strange though because I had just done this a week ago and it still hadn't gone away.  I won't complain though, just glad it's gone.

Last Edited on: 9/9/11 8:37 PM ET - Total times edited: 1