1. WeedWhacker

    WeedWhacker Senior Member

    Chrome is a "CPU hog"?

    Haven't noticed this...(Windows, OS 7 here).
     
  2. Svartbjørn

    Svartbjørn Senior Member

    It can be because each tab is treated as its own instance in tasks. So depending on how much RAM you have and what you're doing Chrome can be a bit of a resource whore.
     
  3. WeedWhacker

    WeedWhacker Senior Member

    I'm "bad' about sometimes keeping a few extra pages open. RAM is 4 GB. However, as I think I mentioned....after a re-boot, all is back to "normal".

    On a "side-note"....I recently bought an old computer game ("Riven") and it will not run on Windows 7 (64-bit). Have tried to "emulate" Windows 95 or XP....(to be "32" or even "16" bit) but no luck, so far. (I think I see that Windows 8 is backwards-compatible, but not certain).

    Still Googling 'furiously' to find solutions. MIGHT have to resort to CraigsList, and just buy a friggin' OLD computer!!! (LOL!)

    EDIT....actually, my Condo's CPU is running XP....it is managing the camera security in the garage, and I'm the maintenance "guy". I could probably upgrade that CPU, with the camera program re-installed into a new Tower (which I would have to buy)....and THEN use that XP OS to run my game.....Nah!!! WAY too complicated as a plan.......easier to just bring some speakers down there, and plug them in, then insert the game disc.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2014
  4. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    Just going by forum questions and issues on some slightly older macs. Safari's relatively optimised resource-wise.
     
  5. WeedWhacker

    WeedWhacker Senior Member

    I have tried 'Safari' as a browser option....albeit "within" the Windows OS, so maybe it wasn't a "fair" game....but, I didn't like it very much.

    "Firefox" is good....I've used that with much success.....but I've come to Chrome over the last few years and maybe....I could be WRONG! I've just been familiar with it. Maybe I was "sucked in" (Because....let me tell you....originally, YEARS ago it was I.E. and ONLY I.E......and now? I won't bother with IE...not a whiff.

    I chose "Chrome" because I wanted my mother...my ELDERLY mother to learn how to use a computer, and basic e-mail (etc). "Chrome" seemed to be one of the better "User Friendly" systems. Their e-mail format, etc.

    Yeah....I can navigate other OS but I stick with Chrome...because I can help my Mother if she has a question...just from my recent familiarity.
     
  6. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    I've moved to Opera as a browser, it works very well.
    It doesn't have the ridiculous memory leak issue Safari does (if java script is enabled it will just continue eating up memory till you run out), I can copy-paste images easily, and the CPU usage is minimal (Firefox frequently uses over 100% especially with flash video).
    Has all the usual extensions - except last pass doesn't seem to work on it, though there are alternatives.
    Recommended if you're on a mac and having browser issues.
     
  7. WeedWhacker

    WeedWhacker Senior Member

    Tried it too. Not bad....but, "Stick-in-the-mud" that I am, and with my gmail and all....Chrome is "comfortable" so far.

    Still, it's good to consider options....BUT? I.E.?? "Fuggitabout it!!" Don't even bother....(Sorry, Microsoft. I.E. sux).
     
  8. JFDee

    JFDee Senior Member

    I have a problem that started a day ago (or so).

    I'm also using Opera, and upon trying to connect to Metabunk, I now receive an error from the browser:
    "The secure transaction could not be completed".

    A more detailed text below states:
    "The identity of the web site could not be confirmed (OCSP error).
    The reply from the remote server for certificate validation (OCSP) was too old".
    (My translation from German)

    For some reason, Firefox connects O.K.
     
  9. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    I'm on opera 23 and mac osx 10.6, working fine. Conflict from an extension?
     
  10. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Sounds like your Opera has old security certificates. I might just be a temporary thing, or you might need to update Opera.

    I use Cloudlare for secure connections (SSL), so the certificate is a shared one they issue. They are working on some SSL improvements, so it might be on their end.

    If you try again, and let me know what time, I can maybe get a bit more info from the logs.
     
  11. JFDee

    JFDee Senior Member

    I just retried and it is working again, so I guess someone must have been tampering with SSL.

    However, I confess that I still use Opera 12.17 due to the unmatched configurability ...
     
  12. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    I just clicked a metabunk link in chrome and it says "you must be logged in to do that"... im not trying to post I just wanted to view the page. but its not letting me.

    it was a link to a specific post. (not thread) I seem to be able to move around ok and see everything else not logged in
     
  13. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    hhmm no I just tried with a post from you and it let me in ok. weird.
     
  14. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Is opera better than chrome?
     
  15. Svartbjørn

    Svartbjørn Senior Member

    Depends on who you ask.. The one thing ALMOST everyone agrees on is that IE blows. The others.. just really depend on what you need/want in a browser. I love Chrome, but I use Opera and FireFox as well.
     
  16. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    maybe. but I never have the issues you all seem to have. the only thing that doesn't work on IE is I can't see bullets.
     
  17. Svartbjørn

    Svartbjørn Senior Member

    thats why I said almost hon. There are ppl out there that love IE and use it all the time. The vast majority of people that use browsers for more than checking email, or playing games etc (not referring to you) prefer something that responds more quickly and has fewer security loop holes (malware, viruses etc). IE tends to be slow to respond, it crashes a lot (especially if you have several tabs open at a time) and can take forever to load web pages. The large majority of IE users dont have a problem with that and dont mind, but people that use the internet a lot, or are advanced users (programmers etc) tend to prefer non IE browsers. Then you have ppl that just like the bells and whistles.. I like Chrome because its very basic. but thats a personal choice. I use FF and Opera for other things besides surfing and HTML>.
     
  18. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    oh I know. I thought you were just talking about for Metabunk. I use different browsers for different things. but like IE for Metabunk.
     
  19. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    I've changed things so you need to be logged in to see Chirchat and Rambles.
     
  20. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    oh yeah you said that. didn't register all the way.
     
  21. Cairenn

    Cairenn Senior Member

    Not exactly a metabunk issue---so if it is too off, please remove it.

    My best friend still uses IE. There are times I spend a couple or more nights with her and I can not hardly use her computer. I would like to be able to have FB, my browser based game and one or 2 other tabs open, but I run out of memory. She has XP pro

    At home, I am using an older computer--coming up on 9 years old with XP and I can have 20 tabs open at home. Any suggestions?
     
  22. Svartbjørn

    Svartbjørn Senior Member

    The only thing you can really do Cairenn is increase the RAM in your computer, or try to increase your virtual RAM

    How to set up Virtual RAM in XP

    VRAM uses your HDD (If I remember correctly) instead of your hardware RAM, but it can slow things down and eat up a LOT of HDD space if you're not careful. The link above may help.

    (this may also help with your issue viewing videos here on teh site)
     
  23. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    A few easy thing you can do first.

    Get her to switch to Chrome or Firefox or if she's still on IE7 then at least upgrade to 8. Make sure she has plenty of disk space. Check she has Service Pack 3 too just in case, I still occasionally come across an old XP PC that doesn't.
     
  24. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    I'm seeing the occasional thread highlighted as having new content even though I've viewed it. For example

    unmarked.JPG

    I've looked at that thread three times now and it's still highlighted. Other threads I've looked at around the same time have marked as read
     
  25. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    I had that for that thread too.
     
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  26. Gunguy45

    Gunguy45 Active Member

    That would be three of us that had the issue with that satellite images thread. I finally manually marked it as read and it went away.
     
  27. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I'll see if I can figure out if there's something specific about that that thread.

    I just did another minor site update this morning.
     
  28. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    It's quite likely she's infected with Malware. I'd try running this a few times:
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/
     
  29. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Why would you use 3 search engines, doesn't that slow down your computer?
     
  30. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Is there a reason why you prefer people to login or become a member to view chit chat and rambles? Can you view chit chat and rambles if you are a non member?
     
  31. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    It's to de-clutter the public face of Metabunk. So first time visitors don't just see a bunch of chitchat. You have to be a member to log in.
     
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  32. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    mine is working normal this morning for that thread.
     
  33. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    I am having the same old post repeatedly being shown under "New Posts" issue again with this thread/post https://www.metabunk.org/threads/de...plane-ufo-in-transformation.4277/#post-123047
     
  34. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure if this is specific to Metabunk or just an iOS/Safari issue, but I find it quite tricky to compose lengthy replies on my iPhone. If the reply is longer than will fit in the visible screen, then trying to place the cursor into the text doesn't work properly - it jumps back up to a point near the beginning and it's impossible to get the insertion point where I want it.

    I've had to compose messages in the Notes app to get round this.
     
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  35. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    I've been dealing with the same issue since I joined in april. It's a real nuisance to be honest with you. I have to keep scrolling down to see what I'm typing, and if I decide to rotate my phone it takes me back to the top of the page, but won't let me type again unless I put the cursor somewhere in the present window and hit space bar, then it will open up the entire message so I can scroll down to where I left off..
     
  36. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    I'm afraid this is likely something specific to the forum software I'm using Xenforo. So there's not too much I can do about it. I'll certainly look into it though, as I don't want to put off mobile users, as that's about half the visitors here.
     
  37. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    I had one thread which kept indicating as "new" after being read, yesterday, but I think it's back to normal today. I'm not on a mobile.
     
  38. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

  39. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The only things I can see are that you have your time zone as UTC, and you've got a draft message in that thread. Try deleting the draft. (floppy disk icon). But it looks like it might be a bug that will take some digging.
     
  40. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Hama, this happens to me a few times a month at least. It comes and goes and I've gotten used to it.
    With respect to time zones, usually when I'm on the forum its EST for me because I live in NJ, but a few times (late in the evening or at night) I've noticed the times were all messed up. I'd be on my laptop at 10pm and see messages posting times that were well after 10pm, or a few hours ealier. I just figured it was something to do internally not recognizing which time zone I was in or vice versa.
    Curiously, if someone is on their computer in California it shows times from that time zone (right?)..