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I keep getting a little message box at the very bottom of my screen that says "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons." I have no idea what that means? My choise buttons are Choose Add-ons or Ask me later. I've just been hitting ask me later so I don't accidentally screw something up and then don't know how to fix it.

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it means that you have to much addon's enabled in your browser you are not the only person who gets the same message

all you have to do is disable addons you do not need but you could just ignore it and it will not make a difference though.

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I don't even think it asks when you have a lot. I've gotten the same message before and, as far as I knew, I had no addons. If there is an x on the message box somewhere, you could click it. I'm not sure if it'll as again, but it's worth a shot if it don't.

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That message can only mean one thing - you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer! (I would add more exclamation signs, but that is probably against the rules of the forum)
While I have the utmost respect for Bill Gates as a guy who inked a really cool deal with IBM and managed to keep the company growing till they gained world dominance and did not yield to Apple's colorful iMacs (they were available in five different colors, and those were actual colors, they did not count black and white as colors; which cat-video-loving teenager would not trade in a beige or off-white computer for a bright cherry red, electric blue, environmental green, cheeky orange, or soothing purple?), I still think Microsoft's Internet Explorer is not something I would want to use all the time because it tends to 'hang' while loading pages. When a page is loading, I can't decide I want to open another link too with a Ctrl+Click or Right Click-Open in a New Tab. I have been able to do both with Mozilla Firefox and Google's Chrome only occasionally stops responding and that is uncommon enough for me to use Google Chrome. Besides, my reason for choosing Google Chrome is their support for new HTML 5 elements that Mozilla Firefox does not yet support.
To mock Microsoft Internet Explorer, I even twisted the popular tongue twister "How much would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood" to "How many times would a Microsoft Internet Explorer user click if Microsoft Internet Explorer would not respond to clicks."

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k_nitin_r are you getting paid for all the advertising you are doing if so how much? lol.

now you are advertising for google, yesterday or so it was IPhone (Apple).

just to let you know both Those browser are slower than Internet Explorer and plus

both are no good when it comes to more than a few windows (explorer is not any better in this regard)

 

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just to let you know both Those browser are slower than Internet Explorer and plus

both are no good when it comes to more than a few windows (explorer is not any better in this regard)

 

I feel as though you have not tested these speeds recently. A month ago, when we still had Vista, Chrome ran at least three times faster than IE. I just ran a speed test on our new computer (running Win 7) and both Chrome and IE ran roughly the same speeds. Any difference between them was small enough to ignore; just a few milliseconds. I've not tried opening multiple tabs yet, though. But I give mine a few months to really see a difference. As for FF, I do not have FF. I stopped using it when I learned about Chrome.

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k_nitin_r are you getting paid for all the advertising you are doing if so how much? lol.

now you are advertising for google, yesterday or so it was IPhone (Apple).

just to let you know both Those browser are slower than Internet Explorer and plus

both are no good when it comes to more than a few windows (explorer is not any better in this regard)

 

I wish! :-) I even tried signing up for a couple of advertisement publishing programs, but never made even a cent (I think I did make 0.05 cents, but that was so much less than a cent and the minimum payout is probably around fifty dollars, or at the very lease fifteen dollars).
I am not sure of how you are determining the speed of Microsoft Internet Explorer but what I do is click on the browser and wait for it to start up. Google Chrome is definitely slower than it used to be on startup time. Then, when I click on the New Tab button, Microsoft Internet Explorer seems to be allocating resources or starting processes for that tab whereas Google Chrome's New Tab operation seems almost instantaneous. Mozilla Firefox is not the most responsive of web browsers, but it is easily extensible and there are a lot of tools for software developers available for Mozilla Firefox. Back in the early days, the situation was the other way round with Microsoft Internet Explorer being the one with the most developer tools available as add-ons (back then, they just called them plug-ins).
Microsoft Internet Explorer may be desirable for being the only web browser available upon starting up a computer running Microsoft Windows. When I get a new computer (like the one from yesterday!), I first run Windows Updates and get the antivirus updates. Right now, I'm also getting the Windows 8.1 updates. During the time, I do not install any other browsers and I make do with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Right now, I'm getting the Windows 8.1 upgrade and will get to try out Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 in a couple of hours, unless the computer complains of an interrupted Internet connection.

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k_nitin_r

 

there is a reason Internet Explorer is pre-installed as it is designed by Microsoft (windows)

but I will never say it is the best just is better Than FF And Chrome

but FF Is better when it comes to a slow internet connection (like mobile broadband) and so was Chrome in this regard.

btw NNNOOOOOO all browsers will slow down or crash when to much tabs or windows are opened at least all browsers I have used have after about 10 tabs the browsers crash as it uses to much computer performance and therefore will more than likely freeze your computer (at least it does with mine) or shut down the browser all together.

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* opens 33 tabs in Chrome; no slowdown

* opens same tabs in IE; some slowdown, but small enough to ignore (three seconds, give or take)

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My typical browser usage involved about five open tabs with occasionally using up to fifteen when I am looking for something specific. When I use Firefox or Chrome, the activity of the web browser in one tab does not seem to affect the browser's display of the other tabs, unless it is a poorly written Javascript or a Flash object that is very resource intensive. Between Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome seems to start up the quickest, Mozilla Firefox is the most versatile because of the plugins that are available for it, and Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed by default and is integrated with the Windows operating system the closest (it is used to set the default proxy server that is used by all applications that use the environment settings from the operating system).

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Interesting conversation. And I actually understand at least a little of it! :)

But keep in mind, I am not particularly computer savvy. I'm not even sure what ad ons are. Since the computer is new, unless they are factory installed I don't know what ad ons it would even have.

When I was shopping for my new computer the guy at one of the shops was telling me about the alternatives to Explorer, but I have used IE since I started with computers and have never used anything else. My old brains didn't need a new operating system, Windows 8 and a new browser at the same time, I would of never been able to figure out anything. So I can't add anything about the different browsers. Personally I would be a little leary about one from Google. Those people have no respect for or understanding of how some people value their privacy. I would think a Google backed browser would be gathering a lot of information about your personal computer usage that it would report back to the company. I think they are already way over the top with their satellites that can watch people in their back yards.

 

Oh, and another dumb question. I have Windows 7 Professional. Is there any way to chance the settings so I loose the log in screen I have to click on every time I've been away from the computer more than a few minutes? I'm the only one using this computer so don't need to change users or anything. It's rather annoying to not be able to just get started without all the clicking before I ever even get to my desk top.

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it sounds like you want to turn off the screen saver

goto Control PanelAppearance and Personalisation

at the top of that menu it will say Personalisation there is different options click ''change screen saver''

a window will come up with the name screen saver settings

there should be an option box on that screen that says on resume display, log-in screen up tick that box

and then click ok, and it should stop displaying the displaying the login screen when you have being away from your computer for a few minutes and the screen saver has went on.

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The problem with Internet Explorer isn't so much its resource intensiveness, it's its relative insecurity. There's still a lot of unpatched holes in Internet Explorer, and those holes are enough for malicious intent to get through to you... even though that's pretty unlikely.

 

A lot of people praise Chrome for its sleek design and overall useability, which is pretty much on par with Firefox, though, in recent years, Firefox has kind of fallen from grace in my eyes. I still use it, hoping for the day to come when it's the greatest browser there is again, and because to me, there is no better alternative. Google created Chrome, and I do not trust them. I try (unsuccessfully) to avoid using Google search, and I block as many of their services and cookies as I possibly can. I've even disabled basically all of their apps on my phone. I do not agree with their ceaseless collection of user data, and you better believe that if you're using Chrome, Google knows every last detail of your browsing, from sites you visit, to the frequency you visit them at, to what you shop online for. That kind of stuff doesn't sit well with me at all.

 

As for your log in issue, I use Windows 7 professional, and by default that was not enabled for me. Is the computer you're getting that issue with a laptop? I know that factory default installations on laptops often love to have worthless features like that auto-enabled, I guess to cause people grief? As a slight addendum to demonboy's post, the Check Box that says "on resume, display log-in screen", that box should be unchecked. For future reference as well, you can always just right click your desktop to get to the Appearance dialogue from the menu that pops up when you click.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer may have security loopholes, but it offers greater abilities for applications to run. There has to be a trade-off between imposing fewer restrictions on software developers and shutting them out in the name of security. Microsoft decided to go with providing greater abilities to the software developers and they're managed to do it pretty well. At one point, Visual Basic 6 was the most popular development platform. There were applications that relied on cross domain scripting for providing functionality. However, their misuse has led to blocking the cross domain scripts.
Browser cookies are not always a bad thing. Just like regular cookies that are delicious because of the bits of chocolate and raisins, they are sweet, but they can cause teeth to rot of proper dental hygiene isn't maintained. In the exact same way, browser cookies provide additional functionality for applications, such as to keep track of logged in users, but they can also lead to security issues if a malicious user gains access to browser cookies. However, the alternative is to send data back and forth, which is in itself a security risk, and sending the session identifier in the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is worse because it remains in the browser history and that can be exploited in a variety of different ways from getting the browser history directly from the web browser, extracting it from the files where the browser history is stored, or capturing the uniform resource locator while in transit.
I think the "on resume, display log-in screen" is the default for Microsoft Windows and the original equipment manufacturer copies of Windows that laptop manufacturers (or in this case, desktop manufacturers, which are almost always the same organizations) get is modified. These modifications often include the use of the manufacturer logo in the system properties dialog box. They also include all the drivers that are needed for Microsoft Windows to function on that hardware. At times, the manufacturer also includes the screen savers that advertise their brand and that's when they sometimes also remove the requirement of having to log in after the screen saver kicks in. You can, however, customize Windows to work as you want it to, by modifying the registry either through the Windows registry editor or through third-party tools that enable one to edit the registry without having to learn about where the settings reside and what they should be set to.

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