IE8 Freezes

  User-CB94CED6-F3AA-42E7-8A286564F5DCBC14 12:42 23 Jan 2010

I have noticed this a number of times. I have Windows 7 and when I open a new tab and just before the tab display completes I open the Home list (drop down arrow next to the Home picture - I have several home tabs which open when I start IE8), IE8 freezes and I have to force shut it down.

Any solutions to this (jolly annoying if you are doing other things in the other tabs)?

  JohnWilliams 14:27 23 Jan 2010

Use Firefox instead...

That's not an option for me.

  birdface 17:32 25 Jan 2010

Maybe try Tools.Internet Options.Advanced and press reset.That resets Internet Explorer to its original state.
You may have to enable a few of your add-ons after it.
Not sure if that is your problem but worth a try if nothing else helps.

  The Mountaineer 17:35 25 Jan 2010

Try this:
Tools, Options, Programmes tab, Manage Add Ons button, then DISABLE Shockwave Flash add on. Some people have had conflicts with this on W7 64bit, it worked for me.

  rawprawn 17:40 25 Jan 2010

I agree with buteman, as you enable your add ons, if you get the problem reoccuring on any one, then you will know what is causing the problem.

Thanks, I will look into these settings.

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