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Experiencing short delays with IE7



9:31 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've been using IE7 for a few weeks now, and have decided to keep it. However, since installing it, Windows sometimes hangs for just a few seconds, immediately after closing a window or a tab. By 'hangs', I mean that the mouse still moves, but I'm unable to click anything.

It's a minor annoyance, it's fast otherwise, and there are no other problems on the machine. I'm using Google Toolbar and Google Desktop Search. I'm wondering if this is common, or if it's just me.



4:05 pm on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Seeing the same thing here. I think their spaghetti code is getting tangled up.


3:37 am on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That's what I was afraid of. It hasn't been so bad lately, though.


5:21 am on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was having a problem where IE7 sometimes closed unexpectedly. I saw a post somewhere saying that some toolbars, including Google's, aren't working properly with IE7. The fix was to disable the toolbar in Manage Add-ons. I was using a different toolbar (not Google), and tried the fix, and haven't had a crash since. Although this was a different symptom from the one you describe, the same fix might be worth trying.

Candid India

4:00 am on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

The problem you mentioned is a very common problem faced in IE7 . But there are instances when it doesn't create these problems it all depends on functionalities you are using . As you said that google toolbar is being used by you so that may be the reason of the IE7 getting hanges for few moments


7:18 pm on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had kind of given up on trying to solve this annoyance until I read this thread. Anyone find a solution?

I thought it was my mouse driver so I updated my logitech mouse drivers, but no luck. I see the delay mostly when double click out of IE7. A single click on the X does not seem to do it. Just have to retrain my self to click out on the X.

I also see it with explorer. All started right after the IE7 update.

[edited by: Kahless at 7:19 pm (utc) on Dec. 12, 2006]


7:18 pm on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's IE7. It causes random pauses in both Internet Explorer and in Windows Explorer. And Windows Update can now spike your CPU and slow down all of Windows.


7:25 pm on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had read that others resolved this problem by disabling the Phishing filter. I have mine disabled in IE7 advanced settings but still get the delays whenever closing a Window.

btw - my earlier observation that it does not do it when closing a Window on the upper left X was incorrect. After training myself of always closing on the X I found many instances where I get the same delay. I must have been lucky when testing with it the other day.


4:51 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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now it's aviluable .I used IE7 (simple chinese)

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