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I am running Windows seven and in order to keep the pop ups from popping up I click on tools, and then the pop up blocker and then setting and select the high setting. This works fine as far as blocking pop ups, but when I need to read a PM or do a spell check or sometimes even to open a web site I have to reset the blocker to medium. My problem is that quite often the bar at the top of the page that has "tool" in it just does not appear and so I have to restore the computer to a date several days earlier in order for that bar to return so that I can reset the setting for the blocker. My question is " Is this just normal for my computer or am I doing something wrong? I am very skeptical about buying the programs that are suppose to keep my computer running. They have, in the past, just screwed our computers up and didn't work. Any suggestions would help, or, if this is ust normal, let me know and I can live with it.

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What browser are you using? Maybe what you need is to switch from internet explorer to google chrome. Fixed a lot of my problems for me. If you do switch watch out when switching to chrome it wants to give you a bunch other junk so say no to the extras.
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What browser are you using? Maybe what you need is to switch from internet explorer to google chrome. Fixed a lot of my problems for me. If you do switch watch out when switching to chrome it wants to give you a bunch other junk so say no to the extras.
I also use Google Chrome. Free. Lots faster than IE. The blocked pop up shows as a link in the address bar, which you can choose to select or ignore. (<-- Such as this forum's PM's)

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I like Fire Fox also free and good.
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What browser are you using? Maybe what you need is to switch from internet explorer to google chrome. Fixed a lot of my problems for me. If you do switch watch out when switching to chrome it wants to give you a bunch other junk so say no to the extras.
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I tried Google Chrome, the problem with it is that is white with black letters and exactly what my eyes won't let me see, the white screen blinds me, but thanks for the suggestion.

I have to have my screen set with a black back ground with white letters in order to see due to my vision problem.

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All browsers IE, google chrome, Firefox all have the ability to change back ground and font colors
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Another thing I do is computer testing and computer support to people all over the world...

Internet Explorer, being a Microsoft product is always under the watchful eye of those wishing to expliot... whereas the security failsafes added to it are a heavy burden on it. Developement is somewhat slow (not their main product line) and they always seem to be trying to catch up to other browser offerings. Their browser is heavily tied in the their operating systems, so it sometimes slows the performance of other things.

Firefox is good and sturdy... very resilient. What I don't like about it for support of new users with limited skills, is that everything needs to be added in externally for it to work- flash, shockwave, java, running scripts. It is better in speed displaying those things than Internet Explorer, Opera and some others, but is still behind in performance than Chromium. Firefox does a have a historical problem I've noticed supporting users, where the profile files or the program files get boinked and they iether need to be restored, zero'ed or the program uninstalled and installed fresh again. Just on occasion - but does happen.

Chromium, including Google branded Chromium product has Flash and Java built into the package. It was an opensource project with speed in mind from the very start. They have some problems sometimes, but they are quick there patches of those. Performance? Well, consider that it "is" the choice of online gamers and for good reason.

I have all the different browsers installed. I have them all there for testing. What do I use mostly for myself? In order: Chromium, Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari. (But that is personal preference)

The other side of that, is that some web developers and developer that build things for different vendors, used MS products tied into IE for display. NOT an open solution that would be viewable to new customers, but it still happens. So if you install another browser, keep IE installed for a backup to view those sites.

Of the top 2, there is Firefox and Chromium. Users seem to prefer one or the other based on how they use it and, for them, how easy a method to do things is for them. Each has those same functions, but they just apply them differently, so that part of it ends up being personal preference. Both have hidden advanced functions hidden under the hood for advanced users and for tuning.

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Add Google Toolbar to IE Explorer 9 or 10. I was having the same problem so I dumped 10, reverted to ver9 x64 (like it better) and the problems went away. If you do this, read up on how to do this version swap on the net.

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I am running Windows seven and in order to keep the pop ups from popping up I click on tools, and then the pop up blocker and then setting and select the high setting. This works fine as far as blocking pop ups, but when I need to read a PM or do a spell check or sometimes even to open a web site I have to reset the blocker to medium. My problem is that quite often the bar at the top of the page that has "tool" in it just does not appear and so I have to restore the computer to a date several days earlier in order for that bar to return so that I can reset the setting for the blocker. My question is " Is this just normal for my computer or am I doing something wrong? I am very skeptical about buying the programs that are suppose to keep my computer running. They have, in the past, just screwed our computers up and didn't work. Any suggestions would help, or, if this is ust normal, let me know and I can live with it.

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This is not a Windows 7 issue. I suggest changing browser. There are many out there which will work for you. Firefox allows pop-up blocker add-ons that do work and you can configure to your needs.

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