Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

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Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by phatshop » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:05 pm

Hello, I have used Avant for YEARS until recently because on Vista, Paypal freezes and turns it into a grey screen that I can't get past until it decides it's time to go. This annoyance made me leave Avant.

So I am trying Orca now... I am no longer having the Paypal issues, HOWEVER when I am on Myspace browsing thru profiles, the mouse will start to rapidly flicker between the arrow and the time capsule icons over and over, not allowing me to do anything at all, then in about 30 seconds the entire screen is froze and I have to cntrl alt del, end task.

This happens VERY frequently: probably every 2-5 myspace profiles that I load.

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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by kudos » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:23 pm

Can you provide some specific URL's for us to test please.
 
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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by phatshop » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:57 pm

Yes, and actually I just crashed again by simply logging into myspace. This issue does not happen when using IE.

http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user

This is the URL you go to after logging in directly from the homepage.

I have discovered this is intermittent but occuring very frequently.

Attempt one: Froze on http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user directly after logging in

Attempt two: Logged in okay, checked mail, when clicking Send to reply to a message, I received this same issue of rapid mouse flickering, but instead of Orca crashing like usual, the issue went away.

It appears that random links and pages on Myspace are causing the mouse to flicker rapidly, sometimes recovering, and sometimes crashing Orca.

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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by kudos » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:33 pm

Are you able to narrow it down to a specific page or event that is consistently reproducible?
 
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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by phatshop » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:42 pm

Any event that has to do with clicking a link, or loading a page on myspace can replicate the error. It is not related to a specific page.

The mouse flickers so quickly betwen the mouse symbol and the time capsule symbol that my screen recorder cannot capture it even... as I am froze.

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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by Darklord » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:27 pm

just to note - other people experience this too http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic ... 72&t=26082 (sounds like it's the same)

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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by phatshop » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:20 pm

Thanks Darklord.

I found out when the frequent mouse flickering is occuring, getting ready to freeze up the page-- if I move my mouse out of the range of the webpage real fasxt, I.E. the menu bar / browser icons, the flickering goes away and sometiems I can resume browsing.

So the flickering is only occuring when the mouse is within the actual webpage, making it difficult to click any link within Myspce, and sometimes irreparably causing the browser to stop responding.

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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by Darklord » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 am

I discovered the very same thing on that page you linked to. but as far as I can recall, the pointer flash I experienced went on in the entire orca "frame" - not entirely sure of that, though...

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Re: Orca issue viewing Myspace Profiles (Intermittent)

Post by phatshop » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:57 am

Yes it also does that to me, sometimes the flickering of the mouse is so "strong" that nothing can stop it, but about 60% of the time dragging my mouse cursor to the "frame" will allow me to resume browsing.

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