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Old 11th October 2004, 04:46 AM
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Don't people notice

That their actual page viewing space is shrinking as more and more IE "toolbars" get loaded into IE mysteriously. Why do people just keep surfing with those things slowly eating their "browser?" [IE isn't really a browser its a security breach feature of Windows, and the soon to be Longbreach.] At one point my dad had at least four extra toolbars aside from the one that should be there, I think his page viewing length was at 75% of what it was supposed to be it was ridiculous, how he just continuned to surf as if this was normal. Have any of you noticed this?
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Old 11th October 2004, 06:01 AM
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Perhaps it's because they're conditioned to ... oh look pretty!

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Old 11th October 2004, 06:08 AM
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They think, oh it is only a little bit more to add another toolbar. But things add up. I hate it. Thats why I love the Hijack This! program for Windows. When I clear all those out, people are always like, oh this is soo nice. Ignorance is bliss isn't it/
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Old 11th October 2004, 06:23 AM
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Hijack this! what's that?
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Old 11th October 2004, 06:41 AM
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Actually, I believe those extra toolbars can be disabled just by right clicking in toolbar area and removing the check marks. XP SP2 has also introduced an add on manager for IE where all ActiveX controls installed in the browser can be activated/deactivated on the fly.
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Old 11th October 2004, 06:51 AM
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why are they even installed to begin with though?
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Old 11th October 2004, 07:46 AM
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On another note why does windows use 53 percent of ram and 84% of the swap space when its not really doing anything at all? What the hell is up with that?
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Old 11th October 2004, 08:06 AM
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Shadow Skill, i'm guessing it wasn't as bad as this though..

http://homepage.mac.com/raruler/.Pic...t_explorer.jpg

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Old 11th October 2004, 08:44 AM
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Is that just made up, did someone INTENTIONALLY load up that many "toolbars" for the purposes of a very funny Firefox ad? I noticed that each one of the "toolbars" was different as well, it is a very scary thought to think that that browser was not purposely cluttered in order to make a nice ad.
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Old 11th October 2004, 09:16 AM
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I'm guessing the did it intentionally just for the firefox ad..
still funny though..

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Old 11th October 2004, 04:27 PM
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why are they even installed to begin with though?
Most if not all that get installed are a result of user action! If a dialog box pops up while you're browsing the web and asks you if you want to install and run blah, blah blah,... and you click yes, then you got a new toolbar or ActiveX control. Some are useful like Flash, Realmedia, iPix, etc., and some are garbage like useless search bars and spyware. Some can even be dangerous, aka tojans. The trick is to know what the hell you're clicking "yes" on.

Other toolbars appear from user installed programs. Virus scanning programs, screen capture, image editing, web development, etc. Adobe Acrobat for instance installs a toolbar not only in IE, but in every Microsoft Office program you have on your computer! Some people find these installed applets and toolbars useful and others annoying... and some just don't have a clue.

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Old 11th October 2004, 05:13 PM
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I think the problem is for those who dont have a clue, as many of these toolbar apps are actually spyware, and are not easy to remove for the average user.
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Old 11th October 2004, 05:31 PM
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I think the problem is for those who dont have a clue, as many of these toolbar apps are actually spyware, and are not easy to remove for the average user.

Thats what Hijack This! is for. If you wanna know what it is, just go to google, and type
"Hijack This!" the first result is good.
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Old 12th October 2004, 12:09 AM
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I don't have many toolbars, but still Mozilla seems to get more page space than IE.

A feature very few people use is full screen browsing. Hit <F11> in either IE or Moz and you will get even more space.
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