Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Would Want To Know If My Dress Was Stuck In My Underwear

From For Ellipsis

"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps it's brain."

-J.K. Rowling

Over the last couple weeks, you might have noticed something odd when you clicked on Ellipsis. Some folks have told me that on a couple different occasions Internet Explorer would suddenly begin loading page, after page, after page, and the only way to make it stop, would be to reboot! What a drag! I had it happen to me a couple times, so I feel your pain... I really do! I would feel so bad if that glitch drove anyone away, I have worked hard on Ellipsis in the nearly 6 six years I have been blogging. I like hosting the Monday Photo Shoot, and I think for the most part, folks have fun with it... right?

But how annoying would it be to have multiple pages opening in IE for no reason? What to do, what to do? Well, I did a little research, and I found out that the glitch is indeed in IE, not in Ellipsis. I also found out that many times it is attached to the Weatherbug widget. I did have that particular widget on my sidebar for a while, and I took it out last week, along with a couple other widgets just to be safe, but apparently it can happen randomly with any page you load, not just with my blog. I found many websites with folks reporting the same problem who have never visited my blog. Sigh. I don't know what else I can do.

(Insert Frown Face here)

I am going to try adding back my music player, and a couple other widgets that I am sure have nothing to do with the glitch. Please let me know if you have any difficulties accessing Ellipsis. It only involves the unexpected loading of multiple Internet Explorer pages. The only other thing I can think of is that maybe viewing me in Firefox might be best for the time being. These glitches tend to fix themselves in time, but as usual Microsoft is being of very little help! If it doesn't help, my only alternative might be to just close Ellipsis and start all over, which of course, wouldn't be my first choice, but ultimately, I don't want to annoy folks.


Articles about this IE glitch...

Multiple Windows and Weatherbug

Multiple Windows When Upgrading to Vista



Wammy said...

I feel your pain but today everything seems to be working just right. I think you just might have taken care of the problem. And thanks for doing EMPS...I really like it!

Suzanne R said...

I haven't had that problem with your blog -- just slow loading, but that's because I'm on dial-up. And I just had a weird difficulty making my comment on the entry before this when the word verification didn't work and I had to keep signing in to try to get it to take my comment, but finally it did so. These are minor problems -- no need to shut down Ellipsis because of them. I think most people who deal with Blogger are aware that glitches come with the territory. ;-)


Call me Paul said...

Easy fix. Use Firefox instead of IE. No more problems.

Kiva said...

Wow. I use Foxfire. I don't have the problem of it freezing and having to reboot, but your page does transfer data from a lot of pages like widgets, googleleads, shelfari, etc. Since I'm on a fairly fast network and have LOTS of memory on this machine, it doesn't seem to be a problem, but I can understand if someone has an old machine and a dial up line. I really hate when widgets add other stuff to your page without your permission.

Liz said...

It has happened to me three times, only on your journal but I do not visit many. I thought it was my computer having a fit. The error report said it was a problem with Adobe Flash.
I had to reboot every time.
I'll let you know if it occurs again but it won't stop me visiting you :)

Jama said...

So far I have so such problem, maybe because I'm using Firefox .