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Why Do Things Look Different In My Browser


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#1 peachechampagne

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 11:23 AM

ok, on my dad's laptop, the view of a page looks completely different than on my desktop. we both have the same browser so what else makes the difference? not to mention that pics look way darker on my computer than on his...how do i fix that?

and last but not least...the internet refuses to connect on my computer and on the laptop (obviously) it works fine. we are using the same wireless network connection so why would it work on one and not the other..its been working fine!

i know i uploaded the newest version of yahoo messenger and it automatically changed my browser's HOME to yahoo.com. could this have been what messed my computer up?

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 05:49 PM

Reset your browser settings and see what happens

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 07:17 PM

1)The difference in the tone of pictures between your browsers may be caused by different brightness settings, and the comparison to a laptop and to a monitor may not be appropriate.

2)You can experiment. Uninstall the YahooMessenger and see if that restores your connectivity.

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 05:04 PM

i did take yahoo messenger off...i still cant connect to the internet. it says something about my firewall preventing certain applications from connecting to the internet. but my desktop and the laptop are connected to the same firewall. i still dont understand why one will connect and the other wont

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:20 PM

well i did fix the internet problem..not sure what was the problem but i do think it had something to do with yahoo messenger.

on the flip side, my computer runs really slow on startup and slower than the average computer when i'm opening up certain websites. i have already cleaned up temp files and defragged...and i still have 57% of space left. what else can i do to speed it up?

i have a cable modem, btw.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:53 AM

The most common causes of slow computers is:
1). Malware. Update your AV and any anti-spyware applications you have, then have them, starting with your AV, scan your hard drive in Safe Mode, disconnected from the internet.
2) Unneeded items in your startup sequence. Many applications want themselves to partially run on startup, running in the background until you need them. This makes them launch fast when you need them, but the other side of the coin is a slower boot and reduced system resources.
If you have Spybot, it includes a startup tool that will allow you to review and "kill" any unneeded startups (some examples are MS Office, media players , IMs, browsers). You can research each of these in the BC STARTUP LIST (tabbed at the top of BC's pages), which indicates which item is needed by Windows, is optional, or is something that should not be included.
Regards,
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Edited by jgweed, 18 December 2006 - 09:54 AM.

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