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- Ads require Flash.
- Tool tips (explanatory text) appearing when you hold the cursor over certain icons that have that feature on this site, require Java script. That may also apply to the "balloon" messages that pop up when you place your cursor over some blue and underlined words in the body of the post's text.
I was still using primarily my 98SE K6-III 450 computer to answer on this site until it deveoped failed capacitors at about the begining of 2011.
I had found previous to that, that the ads and flash were slowing down the display of this site in 98SE with IE 6 SPx way too much, especially when a subject thread was long.
I found and used a tiny program called FlashSwitch which allows you to toggle (Adobe, formerly Macromedia) Flash off / on - you have to exit IE to change it's state - but I still had the problem, not on this site but on other sites, with loading Java code not meant for IE 6.SPx not loading properly, causing long delays loading some web pages.
There are at at least two builds of FlashSwitch 1.1 - build 50 never expires.
When you search for FlashSwitch 1.1 Build 50, some sites don't actually have the download, or actually have the wrong version.
E.g. Wrong version - See my comments below the download here:
A few obscure web sites have links to the 1.1 build 50 download on their site.
(I tried this - the download is still there)
Click on the CKA4Tb tab
Scroll down to CKA4Tb Flash Switch
Click on the second CKA4Tb link under that.
I tried the last version of Netscape with 98SE.
By default, It worked beterr than IE 6, but it still loaded Flash and Java scrpit
For pages where Java script caused a delay, you usually get a message about that and can choose to NOT load that scrpt, the page then loads faster, but you may have the same problem agaIn when you switch web pages.
I found two Firefox plug-ins for it.
If you use a mozilla based browser the same ones will work.
(All these links still work)
Disables Adobe Flash features from loading on all web pages, without you getting messages about Flash being disabled - if you want to see the flash feature, click on the gray circle with the F on it
Web pages can have a lot of Java Script that makes the page load a lot slower , especially on a slower computer.
version 1.9 not compatible with Navigator
version 1.7 works fine with Navigator in 98SE
Those and older versions:
Switches off Java Script on any specific web site you choose. A scroll icon in your taskbar lower right allows you to toggle disabling/enabling a web page using Java Script, on the fly - when you change the state of that, go to another web page that's not on the same web site, come back to the web page.
Disables Flashblock from loading, which uses Java Script (Adobe Flash is still disabled if Flashblock was loaded, without you getting messages about Flash being disabled).
Disables tool tips (explanatory text) from appearing when you hold the cursor over certain icons that have that feature on this site.
When I used this for www.Computing.Net on that 98SE computer , there are no ads at all, the pages load at max speed !
If you're using a mozila based browser, get those and other plug-ins here:
The Opera browser has a built in Flash blocker they call Turbo - it can be toggled on / off by clicking on an icon at the left in it's bottom taskbar when you're using it.
Similar to Flashblock, you get no error messages about Flash being blocked when Turbo is on (Flash is disabled) , and when Turbo is on, if you want to load a Flash feature, you click on a white arrowhead on a grey circle for it
Opera is quite fast, but a little different from IE. E.g. by default it loads the last page you loaded when you start it up.