OT, But Is My Computer Slow Or Is It This Site?
When I hit the back button on this site, it always returns first to the top of the previous page and then after about 4 seconds flips to where it was when I clicked on a topic or post.
Is anyone else experiencing this phenom?
Mine does the same flip to the top then drop move, but it happens within a second.
Short answer, yes the latest upgrade altered the way what 'appears to be' anchoring acts. But .. it also does a 'refresh' so the page you go 'back' to is current if any changes have come in.
Originally Posted by Chuck38
As I'm not daytrading stocks with PM, 'current' isn't a big deal. I've given up use of the 'back' button entirely because you never know when to hit it once, twice, or more yet to compensate for page-down or scrolling.
Instead, just leave the starting or favourite page alone, then open each sub-interest in a new tab.
When done, just close such tabs, and the remaining one leaves you at the jump-off page.
Caveat; Done this way, that original 'jump-off' page will NOT have been updated.
But even if you then hit 'reload' the computation burden and time spent on both your box, end-to-end bandwidth, and the server itself, is actually lower overall, hence quicker.
'Adapt or ... grow slow' IOW
Are you any relation to speerchucker 3003? Kinda similar, just asking
My experience is that when the site "upgraded" to add the social networking Twitter/Facebook garbage at the top of the page, it became slow enough that I now rarely visit PM. It is a shame because it used to be one of my favorite sites. Maybe it is my ultra old, XP computer, but that is what I have available to me. I'll check back in two weeks to see whether anyone else is having issues!
Clemson, I agree. Did we beat you in football? WVU
Windows XP is over 10 years old. Running any modern web site with as much flash as Practical Machinist uses must be like taking on the Indie 500 with a garden tractor. You have much more patients than I do my friend !
Nothing wrong with XP as an operating system, I keep 3 of the 5 computers that I run as XP (two I downgraded from Vista, because Vista is just so bad). The other two run Windows 7. I notice no difference in Web browsing between the 5 of them.
The biggest problem I see when people have old computers is they don't do any house keeping. Fragmented hard disks, programs running in the background that they don't need, hard drives so full with less than 10% free. The problem is that it is not obvious that things have become very disorganized within the computer, it may look "clean" when you look at the desktop but hidden in the background things that are killing the computers performance.
Download and run: CCleaner and Defraggler, both free from download.com.
Run CCleaner every couple of days. Run Defraggler every month or so. Delete things from your hard drive that you don't need and try to keep at least 10% free.
CCleaner will delete random temp and unneeded files, lets you clean up your computers registry and let you look at and see what programs are starting and running in the background on your computer (you won't even realize many of them are running, they will be hidden. Do a web search if you don't recognize what a program is and if you really need it to be running all the time or is it just a program to search for updates to programs that you could manually update when you want to.)
Old computer and old software can work very well and be very stable, but you need to keep it maintained.
Whoooeeeeee. Like a Drum! Next year is about two weeks away, however!
Originally Posted by Butch Lambert