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Old 28-10-2013, 13:51
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I'm using Firefox 24.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate. It's usually a brilliant browser, but DS is practically unusable on it (even if I close all other tabs).

I've just changed over to Opera to use DS - it's quite a lot better but still hangs a bit when typing a reply (esp. when clicking on a smilie - they just won't load).

Has anyone got a recommendation as to the best browser to use for DS? (And WHY does it run so badly in Firefox?!)

(Just trying Safari - not bad so far.......)

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Old 28-10-2013, 16:53
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I'm using Firefox 24.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate.
Try this add-on.
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Old 28-10-2013, 17:13
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Thanks for that! I'm giving it a bash - everything looks much more stable now. (Funny that - I've never needed any such thing for any previous websites - but the performance of this one was woeful!)
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Old 28-10-2013, 18:16
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Isn't ff 25 out tomorrow?
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Old 28-10-2013, 22:09
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Naughty, naughty, VERY naughty.
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Old 28-10-2013, 23:59
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Naughty, naughty, VERY naughty.
Why is it naughty?!
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Old 29-10-2013, 00:40
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Why is it naughty?!
DS used to have a problem with ABP,of late they haven't seemed too bothered though
I recommend it to everyone I know as adverts are a known source of malware.
Prevention is better than cure and all that
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Old 29-10-2013, 00:43
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Why is it naughty?!
I've no idea but I'd better go and sit on the naughty step.
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Old 29-10-2013, 00:46
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Due to the warning, I downloaded an add-on called "Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+ 0.7.7", which seems be working fine so far.......
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Old 29-10-2013, 00:49
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Due to the warning, I downloaded an add-on called "Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+ 0.7.7", which seems be working fine so far.......
What warning ??
You are using Firfox 24.
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Old 29-10-2013, 01:55
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What warning ??
You are using Firfox 24.
I was frightened off by the 'naughty naughty' warning! So I just searched the Firefox add-ins for a suitable ad blocker. That one came up & it seems to work OK?
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Old 29-10-2013, 02:36
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There is nothing to be worried about concerning Adblock Plus, if you search it in add-ons it will probably be first in the list.
The one you are using was for much older versions of Firefox and may cause problems with other add-ons .... best to remove it and use ABP.
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Old 29-10-2013, 08:35
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The only web site I have problems with is ITV player.
It says an block programme has been detected & soon I wont be able to use the player
So only for ITV, I have disabled Ab block Plus
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Old 29-10-2013, 13:54
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DS used to have a problem with ABP,of late they haven't seemed too bothered though
I recommend it to everyone I know as adverts are a known source of malware.
Prevention is better than cure and all that
Having used Internet Explorer since the year dot as my default browser I’ve became increasing disillusioned by the ever more intrusive ‘ads/pop-ups/banners’ etc that abound on virtually all sites.

I tried ‘AdBlock Plus’ on Internet Explorer but it was a little quirky and less than satisfactory. Indeed it rendered some sites virtually useless.

However, a short while ago I started to use ‘Google Chrome’ as my default browser and coupled with ‘AdBlock Plus’ (Google Chrome version) I’ve found it to be nothing short of excellent.

It’s no secret that sites like DS are not being keen on ‘AdBlock Plus’ (for obvious reasons) and I fully understand that sites need to be funded but for me personally the ‘ads’ etc on DS (and others) were becoming so intrusive that, without ABP, my ‘visits’ would have very soon dwindled to zero.
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Old 29-10-2013, 18:26
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There is nothing to be worried about concerning Adblock Plus, if you search it in add-ons it will probably be first in the list.
The one you are using was for much older versions of Firefox and may cause problems with other add-ons .... best to remove it and use ABP.
I disabled that one, and have now installed Adblock Plus 2.4 and Adblock Plus Popup Add-on 0.9.1 - that should cover most eventualities! (If ABP proves no good, Firefox have a 'standby' called Adblock Edge. I feel pretty well 'guarded' now! )

(To bri160356 - it wasn't so much the intrusion, more that the ads made DS criminally slow and pretty much unusable. Much better now! )
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