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Forum topic by DIYaholic posted 06-26-2014 12:10 AM 948 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DIYaholic

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06-26-2014 12:10 AM

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I’ve had minor issues, since getting my tablet, with LJs not responding, when I hit “refresh”....
Today it is nearly impossible to post!!!

I have a Windows Surface RT:

I keep getting “not responding” messages….

I also get “long running script” messages….

Do other people running Windows RT or Windows 8 have these issues?
Realizing that this website has so many technical issues….
I don’t see them “optimizing” the site to run better on RT or 8.
Just wondering if I’m alone in this or if others are dealing with this???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?


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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 06-26-2014 12:12 AM

I would never run a Windows product on my laptop or tablet, so I can’t help here.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 12:13 AM

^ I wondered how long it’d take to get a comment like that. Looks like around 76 seconds…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 12:20 AM

I have an android phone, no problems here.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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changeoffocus

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#4 posted 06-26-2014 12:44 AM

I was looking a this OS the other day for my wife’s laptop replacement, I believe the sales person told her you can switch the operation to act like a regular laptop. Maybe this will help.
It would really upset me if I couldn’t stay tuned to the site.

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Cricket

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#5 posted 06-26-2014 12:49 AM

I will report the issue to see if I can find out anything.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 06-26-2014 12:51 AM

I’ve got Windows on my laptop and no problems like you describe. Marty probably put a hex on you!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 06-26-2014 01:00 AM

I have no idea what the problem is here Randy, but I’m certain that Marty’s happy about it, or responsible for it, or both…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 06-26-2014 01:11 AM

Thanks Cricket!

Bob,
I can open IE in “desktop” mode, but I like the larger screen size while running in RT version.
I have done that, with other sites & still have issues.

Oh yeah, I blame Marty for everything that goes wrong!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 06-26-2014 01:38 AM

I had the same problem on my desktop pc when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8. I went back to 7 and all is good again.

I don’t have any problems on my ipad.

But…...I am on my County owned tablet running Windows 8 right now and no problems of any kind.

In other words, my post is pretty much useless. :-)

Andy

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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UpstateNYdude

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#10 posted 06-26-2014 01:40 AM

Stop using IE get Chrome a lot of 32 bit ARM processors have problems loading flash elements on sites, you can try updating shockwave and flash for IE but I have better luck using Chrome that way it auto updates flash.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 06-26-2014 02:30 AM

Nick,
Can I get Chrome onto my Windows Surface RT? If so how???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 06-26-2014 02:51 AM

Chrome doesn’t work on RT, sorry.

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#13 posted 06-26-2014 02:57 AM

Op I apologize Randy I didn’t read past Surface, RT isn’t the same as Windows 8 or 8 pro and Microsoft was kind enough to lock you into only being able to use IE on RT as both Mozilla and Google gave up efforts into trying to develop their browser to work with the RT platform…sorry your kind of SOL with that version of the Surface.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 06-26-2014 03:13 AM

Thanks folks….

I won’t be holding my breath, but I’ll see what Cricket comes up with….
Not a dig at Cricket, she’s GREAT!!! Just don’t see the LJ tech squad solving this problem….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Cricket

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#15 posted 06-26-2014 03:50 AM

You may be correct. I researched it for a bit tonight and it looks like Windows RT may have some compatibility issues with some sites. I will let you know if I can find out more.

As for your other question, I use Windows 8.1 with no issues at all. I am not a big fan of IE though. My default browser is Chrome.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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