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way to freeze or stop a page?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by njem, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. njem

    njem Flightless Bird

    Is there a way to stop a page from running anything, just become
    static. I often have tabs I want to come back to and leave open. But
    some have rotating ads, scrolling lists, and other processes that eat
    cpu time. Is there a way to just stop a page and let it sit there
    static?

    Or...I can look in task manager and see many iexplore listings,
    apparently one for each tab. Some eat a lot more time or memory than
    others. Is there a way to tell which listing goes with which tab?

    Thanks
     
  2. Stionmy

    Stionmy Flightless Bird

    I also hate that rotating ads. Hope anybody can find a solution.
    Joyhong
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
    when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
    reply.

    njem wrote:
    > Is there a way to stop a page from running anything, just become
    > static. I often have tabs I want to come back to and leave open. But
    > some have rotating ads, scrolling lists, and other processes that eat
    > cpu time. Is there a way to just stop a page and let it sit there
    > static?
    >
    > Or...I can look in task manager and see many iexplore listings,
    > apparently one for each tab. Some eat a lot more time or memory than
    > others. Is there a way to tell which listing goes with which tab?
    >
    > Thanks
     
  4. njem

    njem Flightless Bird

    On Apr 16, 11:09 am, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    > Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
    > when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
    > reply.


    Okay. Win7 32-bit, IE8, all up-to-date. Since you asked for the info I
    assume you have some suggestion on the issue? It is not so much
    animations that I want to stop as it is things that continuously run
    and eat processor time. Sometimes those running items are exactly what
    you want, a running stock ticker or some such. But even when it's
    something I want I'd like to stop it from running all the time and I
    will then manually refresh it if I need an updated view. Or,
    secondarily, to know when certain pages hog absurd amounts of memory
    so I can know to close or avoid them.

    Thanks
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Uninstall Flash (or disable it) & all should be well (unless a page is coded
    to automatically refresh every XX minutes, in which case you'd have to work
    Offline).

    njem wrote:
    > On Apr 16, 11:09 am, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    >> SP2;
    >> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE
    >> version
    >> when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your
    >> next reply.

    >
    > Okay. Win7 32-bit, IE8, all up-to-date. Since you asked for the info I
    > assume you have some suggestion on the issue? It is not so much
    > animations that I want to stop as it is things that continuously run
    > and eat processor time. Sometimes those running items are exactly what
    > you want, a running stock ticker or some such. But even when it's
    > something I want I'd like to stop it from running all the time and I
    > will then manually refresh it if I need an updated view. Or,
    > secondarily, to know when certain pages hog absurd amounts of memory
    > so I can know to close or avoid them.
    >
    > Thanks
     
  6. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "njem" <njem@q.com> wrote in message
    news:c743cb88-e4c2-442d-9cab-64101327b9e4@b23g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
    > Is there a way to stop a page from running anything, just become
    > static. I often have tabs I want to come back to and leave open. But
    > some have rotating ads, scrolling lists, and other processes that eat
    > cpu time. Is there a way to just stop a page and let it sit there
    > static?
    >
    > Or...I can look in task manager and see many iexplore listings,
    > apparently one for each tab. Some eat a lot more time or memory than
    > others. Is there a way to tell which listing goes with which tab?
    >
    > Thanks



    See if TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS>GENERAL TAB, Settings, Never, does the trick.

    You will be forced to click the Refresh Button to get anything new on a
    page, and I think you will find this to be annoying, but it should solve the
    problem you think you have.


    The Settings Button has 4 radiobuttons that you can choose from, my guess is
    that you have Automatic selected. I have my machine look for updates when I
    visit a page -- I assume it does not look for updates when I am not
    visiting, or when I am but have not left and come back or clicked Refresh.
    Perhaps this setting will work for you instead of Never. But if you have
    selected Automatic, then this could be your issue.

    I'm not sure that IE eating resources is your problem though because this is
    all done through timeslice management. While the memory number may be large,
    the timeslice is very short, and the impact on your life should be very
    minimal.

    You have not told us what your OS is, what the system resources are, which
    version of IE you are using, or any number of other crucial details, but I
    going to guess that you have insufficient memory that's slowing you down.
     
  7. njem

    njem Flightless Bird

    See my response to Pa Bear


    On Apr 16, 12:45 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > See if TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS>GENERAL TAB, Settings, Never, does the trick.
    >
    > You will be forced to click the Refresh Button to get anything new on a
    > page, and I think you will find this to be annoying, but it should solve the
    > problem you think you have.
    >
    > The Settings Button has 4 radiobuttons that you can choose from, my guessis
    > that you have Automatic selected. I have my machine look for updates whenI
    > visit a page -- I assume it does not look for updates when I am not
    > visiting, or when I am but have not left and come back or clicked Refresh..
    > Perhaps this setting will work for you instead of Never. But if you have
    > selected Automatic, then this could be your issue.
    >
    > I'm not sure that IE eating resources is your problem though because thisis
    > all done through timeslice management. While the memory number may be large,
    > the timeslice is very short, and the impact on your life should be very
    > minimal.
     
  8. njem

    njem Flightless Bird

    On Apr 16, 12:10 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Uninstall Flash (or disable it) & all should be well (unless a page is coded
    > to automatically refresh every XX minutes, in which case you'd have to work
    > Offline).


    In response to your Flash suggestion and Jeff Stickland's suggestions:

    The problem mostly seems to be pages that run some kind of ongoing
    process that when poorly done eat a lot of time. It appears it's not
    Flash or java script. To explain:

    Two excellent examples, one is easy to check, one is not:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=13
    This is the site for the NPR radio show Fresh Aire. Just recently they
    added a regularly scrolling list of tweets to their tweet page. Every
    time it scrolls it spikes cpu to about 80-90%. Averages out to 10% of
    cpu time for this one page. I've run into one other page, forget where
    now, that had smooth continuous scrolling of such a list and it ate
    100% of cpu time.
    The other example is any page for the Arizona Republic web site
    azrepublic.com. Some pages run scripts and about once a week some page
    apparently has a bad script and it runs for about 5 minutes till IE
    pops up a msg that a script on the page is running slow and should it
    be stopped. Until that msg pops up the page will hog 100% of cpu time.

    Memory shows about 25% or 1/2 gig of physical memory is still
    available.

    This NPR scrolling list is not flash or java script. Turned them both
    off, went to the page, and the scrolling happens anyway.

    Amazingly as a test I went to a web tv page (CBS) and watched a hi-res
    (that is not grainy like youtube) about 640x480 video and flash and
    the IE process for the page only ate about 20% of cpu between the two
    of them. And I use flash for news videos, instructional videos, web
    tv, so I don't think I'll turn it off. This NPR site also has a flash
    ad, but turning off flash so it's a static ad only reduces cpu time
    less than 1%.

    Turning off page refresh doesn't help either. Set it to never, went
    back to the NPR page and, out of cache, the flash ad and the dreaded
    scrolling list did their thing and ate up the same cpu time.

    So that's my story. When I find cpu is way busier than it has reason
    to be I want to be able to know which page, which tab, is doing it and
    stop it. Or even if I can't tell which, I'll just go to each tab and
    stop it (if I could) till I find the biggest culprit. Just stop, do
    nothing, sit there and look pretty like a screen shot. I can press F5
    when I want to check if anything's new. There has GOT to be a way to
    do that. No?

    Thanks
    Tom
     

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