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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Nathan Flowers, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Around 30% of our visitors are using some version of IE, and 97% of those IE users are on version 7.0 or higher.

    Firefox is 35%, Safari 22%, and Chrome is 10% of all our visits. The rest are relatively obscure browsers.

    Operating systems:

    1. Windows 70.58%
    2. Macintosh 22.12%
    3. iPhone 2.52%
    4. Linux 1.51%
    5. iPad 1.02%
    6. (not set) 0.96%
    7. Android 0.58%
    8. BlackBerry 0.27%
    9. iPod 0.25%

    Connection Speeds:

    1. Cable 38.78%
    2. DSL 29.75%
    3. FiOS 18.57%
    4. T1 10.62%
    5. Dialup 1.76%
    6. OC3 0.48%
    7. ISDN 0.04%
     
  2. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Where the Lounge hails from.

    These figures are for the last thirty days. The trend is increasing international membership, too. If it continues at its current rate, we'll reach parity between the US/Rest of the world sometime in the next two years.

    1. United States 63.56%
    2. United Kingdom 11.78%
    3. Canada 4.28%
    4. Australia 2.91%
    5. Germany 2.83%
    6. France 1.62%
    7. Netherlands 0.99%
    8. Japan 0.88%
    9. Spain 0.83%
    10. Belgium 0.77%
     
  3. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

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    So hoping for the favicon to be visible in IE as it is in Firefox is not too much of a fringe request.
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    It is on my IE. [huh]
     
  5. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    That's not it at all. It is a problem with your personal computer. The file on our server is the one with the hat. The old blue widget is gone.
     
  6. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

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    Any suggestions on how to get rid of the blue one and get the old one back (on my computer)? I tried deleting cookies, and I also logged-out, closed IE and then restarted IE. Still get the blue thing.
     
  7. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    It's not in the cookies, it's in the Temporary Internet Files cache. Try deleting that, and possibly browsing history for good measure, and that should restore it. It did for me.

    Brad
     
  8. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

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    I deleted temporary internet files, logged out of FL, and even changed my settings so FL was not my homepage. Then rebooted. Still got the blue thing.
    What is the actual name of the blue thing, so I can do a search for it and manually delete it?

    Thanks
     
  9. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    The name of the icon is favicon.ico, but there's going to be tons of them. Look here: C:\Documents and Settings\LibraryUser\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
     
  10. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Yep, that worked for me.
    Thanks
     
  11. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

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    Found it. When I tried to delete it, I got:
    [​IMG]
    Interpreting that is way beyond my skill set ...

    Follow-up - He's there! Even with the above error message (along with the fact I could still see the blue favicon file), I now have the old favicon back!

    I am afraid to ask how/why. No sence checking out the teeth of a gift horse.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2010
  12. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    I have nothing against ads as I know they help to pay for our favorite joint, but is there a way to make them less invasive? the hat people add and the Joseph Bank/J Peterman are so "in your face" that's just a bit distasteful.
     
  13. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    This is what I'm talking about. Not only the facebook thing is on the way but the Joseph Bank add blocks a lot of my stuff. Any way you guys can move it a little bit so it sits on top right above the search bar?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    It should be sitting below the Lounge banner. Might be due to how high your resolution is. I'll see if I can get it to stay under it.
     
  15. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    Slightly lower but still there. Take a look. should I delete cookies and stuff to get it in the new position? my screen resolution is 1600x900

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    On my iPhone the change shows. (sorry the image is upside down)

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    But now the page counters al all messed up and again the Facebook is in the way ( off topic: I hate Facebook)

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    The problem is that different browsers have different CSS parsers implemented. It's stupid but true. CSS parsers should conform to certain standards but they don't. That's why there have always been CSS hacks for different browsers. Annoying little workarounds. IE reads a markup and interprets it this way, Firefox sees it that way and Safari might have a different opinion altogether (granted, the fault usually lies with IE here - Microsoft has a long tradition of not adhering to official standards...file under Browser War). Spatial resolution is also a problem. Try to stick with the latest browser versions.
     
  18. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    I'm using IE 8 [huh]
     
  19. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    See? That's Microsoft for you! [huh]
     
  20. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    one possible thing to try......if you are using IE 8...

    up in the address bar..just to the right of the end of the address is a little icon that looks like a torn sheet of paper....Compatability view...

    Its worth clicking it and seeing if that fixes some of the issues. It's site specific, so would not change browsing for other sites at all.

    But I also agree with Mario....getting IE to display things the way other browsers do is somewhat farfetched....especially when one tweaks things like resolution for various screens etc....
     

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