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My internet is being weird. Any Google-based site lags for minutes. And it's only Google. Google Search, Gmail, Docs, all lagging.

Any suggestions on how to fix said problem? I loathe using Bing but I'm being forced to right now. Ugh.

Predatorfan4ever, I'm not too sure. Maybe try restarting the router and checking your signal strength? If it's low, it gets a bit flukey, and you might have had the speed go down right as you go on Google. Try clearing your cache, too. I've never heard of one specific site lagging for one person on one certain Internet connection.
I'm still having this problem, but I have narrowed down the culprit. Google Chrome (and Chromium-based Browsers) seem to cause their own darn sisters and brothers to lag (WTF???). I can access Google Search, Google Docs, Gmail, etc JUST FINE on FireFox. But as soon as I use Google Chrome, all of these sites LAG and LAG and sometimes they don't even LOAD AT ALL.

 

I have tried Googling my problem (thanks FireFox!) but I can't find a solution. I have tried missHPfan2's ideas and still nothing. rolleyes.gifdry.gif

 

So, anyone else wanna take a crack at it? I'll even give you remote access to my computer. Lmao. xd.png

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Have you cleared your browsing history and cache lately?

Also maybe check for any plugins or extensions that could be slowing it down.

 

Those are usually the likely culprits of a slow browser...

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I have cleared everything "Since the beginning of time." Even tried reinstalling it. rolleyes.gif I give up on this particular problem.

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So, anyone else wanna take a crack at it? I'll even give you remote access to my computer. Lmao. xd.png

Nah, I dunno Remote Desktop laugh.gif

 

Last time I tried to use Chrome with a slow network connection, I met the following https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2...-document-write on most websites. Particularly Google sites, since I'm sending all requests to G's ads into /dev/null and they never load, which is interpreted as "too slow to load".

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I have cleared everything "Since the beginning of time." Even tried reinstalling it. rolleyes.gif I give up on this particular problem.

Have you tried flushing the DNS ? I had an issue similar to yours where every website worked fine except reddit and flushing the DNS fixed it. Here is a walkthrough is you don't know how. Just skip /release and /renew. The DNS is separate from your browser history and cache. Clearing your browser history and cache won't do anything if the problem is with the DNS.

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oh my good lord. Is it really possible that I've found this amazing thread when I truly need it?!

 

all joking aside I'm really in a bind.

 

I've recently reinstalled my movie making program and I have footage that I want to use, but for some reason it won't read the files because they're through quicktime even though they play fine on my windows media player. Okay, so I look for the program to install Quicktime and finally find it.

 

Here's my problem:

Every time I go to install it it gets almost all the way there and then it says there an error and begins to roll back the installation.

 

All I did was follow the directions. Do I need to download the installation program again and how do I do that if I need to? I could only find it on one site because I guess its not supported by apple anymore?

 

I'm not good with computers. I don't know a thing about this stuff. I only know enough to get around most sites and that's it. Help please?

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I use Comodo as my AV. No paid version, meaning you get everything for free. However, uncheck GeekBuddy, as it can get annoying when Comodo finds something. It's harmless though, and easy enough to uninstall.

Comodo hijacks your browser as well, and changes your default search engine. It used to be great but was recently blasted in the computer magazine I read for (recently) installing a load of PUPs.

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I just got my new, blazingly-fast iMac which arrived about 2 hours ago. Installed software updates and it appears to be working fine, although I had a little trouble installing Firefox. I think that's good now, too, but we'll see if Firefox continues to work after the computer is restarted. Yes, FF still works after restart.

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I tried to encrypt my USB drive with bitlocker but something went wrong so it became it couldn't be unlocked nor formatted. According to following threads, (1 2) it looks like it can be formatted in linux environment but linux still said it is write protected. How can I make this drive writable in linux? (Or can I even do it with currupted drive like this?) I tried a few methods but all of those failed...

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There are about half a dozen different tools/commands which might work. mkfs (in root rights / using sudo) is one probable option (unmounted drive). What did you try?

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I completely forgot if I've already posted here years ago, but I absolutely love coding in javascript (mainly for bots on Discord). I've even come up with stupid commands that have no use, simply because they're fun to code.

Though I'm not an expert just yet, I'm teaching myself online and getting help from others. I hope to incorporate it into a future job.

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I'm at my wits end, so hopefully one of you guys can offer some advice.

A few days ago, my desktop decided to act really strangely. At time, it would change the screen to a blank one, where nothing really responds. If there was a video playing, it might also alter the speakers and the sound becomes really distorted. If I turn it on, it will start to boot up and suddenly discharge(?) or turn back off and keeps looping like that. I just cleaned out a bit of dust from the inside, but it still has pretty much all of these problems.

 

I'm just at a lost of what to do other than take it to some store to get it fixed.

 

... The kicker, I graduated to be a computer engineer. I feel so absolutely useless. sad.gif

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I'd suspect hardware malfunction, xdlugia. From the little you've provided, I'd figure the motherboard is the most likely culprit.

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Anyone here Firefox savvy?

 

Up until about a week ago, I frequently had problems with graphical glitches and high CPU usage, but found a fix in adding "layers.offmainthreadcomposition.force-disabled" to config. Unfortunately, it seems that setting it has broken video playback. Youtube, Imgur, Twitch -- you name it, it probably won't work. When trying to play one it will load and play two or three seconds, and then reload. Play again, and reload. Play, reload. (Repeat ad infinitum.)

 

Searching didn't find any similar cases or fixes, so I'm not sure what to do. I really don't want to disable it because this is the best that Firefox has run on this computer in quite a while, but having to open another browser or use the laptop to watch videos is a bit tedious. Is there any happy medium, or am I stuck?

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Anyone here Firefox savvy?

 

Up until about a week ago, I frequently had problems with graphical glitches and high CPU usage, but found a fix in adding "layers.offmainthreadcomposition.force-disabled" to config. Unfortunately, it seems that setting it has broken video playback. Youtube, Imgur, Twitch -- you name it, it probably won't work. When trying to play one it will load and play two or three seconds, and then reload. Play again, and reload. Play, reload. (Repeat ad infinitum.)

 

Searching didn't find any similar cases or fixes, so I'm not sure what to do. I really don't want to disable it because this is the best that Firefox has run on this computer in quite a while, but having to open another browser or use the laptop to watch videos is a bit tedious. Is there any happy medium, or am I stuck?

You've tried all the usual options of updating flash, updating adobe shockwave, updating video card drivers, disabling plugins, and reinstalling firefox, I presume? As I understand it, firefox has an issue with hardware acceleration, and I believe that code turns it off for ff. I think there's an option in ff for that directly. You might try that and see if that has the same effect. Using code to affect things directly can have unintended consequences.

 

Also, if it's an older computer, check for silverlight. That's deprecated and can mess with things.

 

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Trying to change my Google icon. It shows my new icon on my gmail and youtube, but on other Google pages it still has the old one. 

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9 hours ago, Fortune86 said:

Trying to change my Google icon. It shows my new icon on my gmail and youtube, but on other Google pages it still has the old one. 

Did you hard refresh and/or clear your cache?

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Got a couple questions.

 

I have Firefox 50.1.0, I don't really want to update and lose a add-on that I need to play a FB game. So does anyone play Dino Hunter Deadly Shores? I know Firefox is disabling add-ons or something with that? I'm not entirely sure what is going on fully with that.

 

Anyway, second question I have is about password savers. Does anyone use these? 1Password, KeePass, or LastPass? These was mentioned in TJs post and I am considering using one. I just wondered what people thought. Also, do these automatically log you in or not? Nortons Toolbar has a Vault that does the same but has the log in feature. So trying to debate on what to use.

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A PC hardware-oriented question:

 

Will three case fans and an additional CPU fan be able to keep an overclocked i7-7700k CPU and a GTX 1080 graphics card cool? I ordered a computer system from an online store only to realize that I probably didn't think hard enough about cooling it, and now I'm terrified the whole thing will either explode into a fireball or melt into an expensive mass of fused plastic, silicon, and metal if I push it hard enough. Would you recommend I tell the builder to add another fan or two? (Also, I can't do liquid cooling, as good as it is - I've already blown my budget with this build, and liquid cooling is far too expensive to even consider.)

 

Thanks!

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14 hours ago, Dew said:

Did you hard refresh and/or clear your cache?

Yep. It's just not having it. 

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Currently I'm using Windows 7 in my desktop and using Windows 10 installed in external HDD (Windows to go). When I use Windows 10, it can not find other SSD or HDD installed in desktop. Are there any reason?

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:o I didn't know a thread like this existed! Now I kind of have a place I can ask for help when I'm trying to program!

 

Never looked at a code before this year so still kinda new to everything, but at the start of this year, I learned a little bit about html/css/javascript and now I'm currently learning how to program in visual studio code using c++. Also learning SQL and database stuffs (y) I forgot to add, I'm pretty useless at every other problem a pc might have xP

 

@Purpzie And that sounds amazing! I would love to learn how to code for a bot on discord :lol:

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Sometimes I think the community here is far smarter than Googling! XD My question is: I bought a Gaming PC about a year ago. An actual Gaming PC, not one of those cheap laptops from Walmart that ~claim~ they're for gaming. :rolleyes: Anyways, when I first got it, it was BLAZING FAST. Now, since I have been using it, it has slowed significantly. Almost as slow as one of those generic laptops. I have done absolutely anything to try and fix my speed problem, and it hasn't worked. I can barely open Photoshop alone now without lag, and this thing used to open Photoshop, Facebook, a memory-heavy game, AND Spotify without ANY issues! -.-'

 

Uh, suggestions? :/

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Run something like CCleaner or Ashampoo to clear out unnecessary files. They build up something shocking. Temp files, cache files which should be overwritten and so on.

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