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Twitter Widgets


Shortbloke 8 15 England
29 Aug 2012 1:26PM
Functionality of the the back button on IE is rendered useless by the insistant use of Twitter Widgets on this (and other) sites. Does anyone know how to disable these annoying, unnecessary, internet aberations? And please, no comments along the lines of 'use a different browser'. IE is my browser of choice Smile

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Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
29 Aug 2012 1:45PM
I'm using AVG "Do not track"which allows me to block trackers, in other words, things like 'Google analytics' which follow how I'm using the internet.
It also prevents advertising networks from targeting me with ads. that they think I might be interested in, not that I'd ever see them of course, since I also use Adblock Plus and Flashblock but possibly it's greatest asset is it's ability to block those Twitter/FB etc. aberations, as you so rightly call them.
Once I've blocked them, not only do they not know what I'm up to but the icons are removed from the page, which prevents me from inadvertently opening an irritating, unwanted and unwelcome pop-up if I'm foolish enough to allow the cursor near one of them.
The downside to this is that I installed this as a part of AVG's anti-virus and I don't know if you can use it by itself.

Bren.
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
29 Aug 2012 1:46PM
I suffer the same PITA problem with fęcesbook, on this site and another, but interestingly, only on the machine at work where I have to use IE. On my two other machines using other browsers, not a problem.
IanBurton 5 78 7 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 1:52PM
I'm experiencing the same problem, believe it effects IE users so I have reported the problem to EPZ and they insist it will be resolved by twitter. Hopefully it won't take too long as it is frustrating.
29 Aug 2012 2:03PM
Same problems here, but had no idea what could be causing it....!! (duhhh....) one click - nothing.... two clicks maybe works but often sends me to "blank page" "about blank" or such like....it was getting easier to click on the EPZ logo to be sure of getting back to the homepage again...
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
29 Aug 2012 2:05PM
Does the Alt key + the back arrow work...some one suggested that on another forum for IE users. As Richard says twitter are working on a workaround for IE users.
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 2:11PM
is a twitter a twit thenSmile
29 Aug 2012 2:26PM

Quote:Does the Alt key + the back arrow work
sometimes yes, sometimes only when done twice, sometimes no...!! I'll just stick to my modified way of working... Smile
Shortbloke 8 15 England
29 Aug 2012 2:29PM
Bren - Thanks, but I can't see Do Not Track as a stand alone product on their site. There might be something similar out there from other companies, so I'll have a look.

Pete - Alt+Back doesn't seem to make any difference for me. I'm using IE9...not sure if that makes a difference?

It does look if it's an IE specific issue, sometimes needing 4, 5 or 6 clicks of the back button to return to the original page (I know I can click and hold the back button to display the last 6 or so pages but I don't do this out of habit). Until Twitter fix it, I might have to bite the bullet and install Chrome. Unfortunately, this is a problem with a lot of other sites recently (and not just ePz)
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
29 Aug 2012 2:54PM

Quote:I might have to bite the bullet and install Chrome.

There's a good article here for anyone who's stuck with browsers that don't work well
Please for the love of god upgrade
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
29 Aug 2012 2:57PM
If you do decide to move away from IE because of this, you might be better off using Firefox. I use that and Chrome pretty much equally and haven't touched IE. since about version 5!
Tracking blocking seems to be becoming quite trendy of late, because of which, one of the reasons that I suggest Firefox is that they offer shedlloads of add-ons and I'd say there's every chance that there will be a tracking blocker amongst them.
Shortbloke 8 15 England
29 Aug 2012 3:00PM
OK - I have a work around by adding twitter.com as a restricted site in IE. I don't use twitter, so don't know if this cause that site to break, but it does appear to have solved the back button issue (albeit a temporary solution). To do this:

Press Alt+x and select 'Internet Options' from the menu
Select the 'Security' tab
Click 'Restricted Sites' (the crossed out circle)
Click 'Sites' button
Where it says 'Add this Website to the Zone' over write the current page address with twitter.com
Click 'Add' to add the site name and OK everything to close the open windows

Hopefully Twitter or Microsoft can come up with a proper solution asap!
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
29 Aug 2012 3:09PM

Quote:Please for the love of god upgrade

That article's interesting but its implication is that people don't seem to upgrade because either they don't realise that an upgrade's available or that they don't know how to instal it.
As a regular user of both Firefox and Chrome, it's nigh on impossible to avoid the "a newer version of this browser is available; upgrade now!" windows which burst into life every time I go to that particular browser until I instal it.
Which brings me to the latter. Having been bludgeoned into submission by the reminders, all you need to do is click on a button and say "yes" a couple of times and the job's done.
I vaguely recall from a time when I was much younger that IE updates were, in typically M$ fashion, much more complicated than anyone elses' but they are still do-able.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 3:14PM

Quote:OK - I have a work around by adding twitter.com as a restricted site in IE. I don't use twitter, so don't know if this cause that site to break, but it does appear to have solved the back button issue (albeit a temporary solution). To do this:

Press Alt+x and select 'Internet Options' from the menu
Select the 'Security' tab
Click 'Restricted Sites' (the crossed out circle)
Click 'Sites' button
Where it says 'Add this Website to the Zone' over write the current page address with twitter.com
Click 'Add' to add the site name and OK everything to close the open windows

Hopefully Twitter or Microsoft can come up with a proper solution asap!



Brilliant! That has speeded up my browsing enormously! (especially on this site). GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
29 Aug 2012 3:16PM
. . . and no sooner had I posted that, than updates for both Firefox and Thunderbird offered themselves, insisting that I instal them!

Funnily enough, the Firefox one had to check whether the AVG Do not track was compatible. It is.

I'll go and see what's in store for Thunderbird now.

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