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    Can I diasble the snow?

    Brand new SSD, clean Win7 install, and the SG snow is slowing my system down to a crawl.

    Any way I can disable it?

    I know there's a love/hate thing with snow but my system grinds to an almost halt the second it hits the snow.

    Thanks

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    If you use adblock, just wait for it to snow and then look through the stuff to block and block the snow.js line.

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    Yes, move as close to the equator as possible...and buy a new system on the way down!

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    The snow is a poorly coded script. Give us the option to toggle it On or OFF. Or find a better more efficient script to use.
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    could be F@H running full speed on video card that slows it down ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    could be F@H running full speed on video card that slows it down ?
    This is quite possible as well. Any one of my machines with a Quadro card are completely useless if it's folding at full speed.

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    Smooth as buttah in Chrome....you using firesucks?
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    Works fine for me in FF. Do you have any add-ons enabled/installed?

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    Would be nice to be able to disable the snow though. I have had problems in IE (although I hardly use it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    could be F@H running full speed on video card that slows it down ?
    Nope, just a cpu fold on this one.

    Everything runs fine until I hit the snow,then the system sh*ts itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    If you use adblock, just wait for it to snow and then look through the stuff to block and block the snow.js line.

    this worked in FF & chrome for me.

    I hate the snow,
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    The snow is a poorly coded script. Give us the option to toggle it On or OFF. Or find a better more efficient script to use.
    Tony, I haven't seen a more efficient script for that purpose, on the contrary, the ones I was looking at were much worse.

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    I've worked a couple of hours on this... Here is a way to disable it:

    1) Login on the main site
    2) Choose whether you want it enabled on this form: http://www.speedguide.net/usercp.php

    I hope this settles it, please let me know if something doesn't work as intended. The form just sets a cookie variable that's good for 90 days, or until you clear cookies, so you may have to redo it when using a different browser.

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    Thank you Philip.
    I realize this is a pain in the ass for you and appreciate your help.

    We don't all have super computers, and recently my upgraded many times upgraded system has been having problems with the simplest things like flash and shockwave with a brand new ssd install.

    Thank you for the time you spent making a work-around.

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    It's what we're here for after all, I appreciate the constructive feedback. Oh, and this has been a subject of debate before, it's not just you as you may notice from the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    It's what we're here for after all, I appreciate the constructive feedback. Oh, and this has been a subject of debate before, it's not just you as you may notice from the thread
    Oh yeah, I know.
    Regardless, I appreciate your time.

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    I wonder if it's related to certain versions of Java....or certain video drivers? Probably browser dependent too. I've certainly run this fine on "non super computers"....even rather old computers over the years, like some of my beater laptops...and it didn't slow them to a crawl.

    There's gotta be a common denominator for the people that it runs slow on. I can see ancient computers...yeah, like a Pentium II 400 with 256 megs of RAM or something. But for example Humby...what are your system specs? What CPU, RAM, and vid card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    I've worked a couple of hours on this... Here is a way to disable it:

    1) Login on the main site
    2) Choose whether you want it enabled on this form: http://www.speedguide.net/usercp.php

    I hope this settles it, please let me know if something doesn't work as intended. The form just sets a cookie variable that's good for 90 days, or until you clear cookies, so you may have to redo it when using a different browser.
    Your link takes me to http://www.speedguide.net/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Click it again..try a few times. I clicked on it and it took me to his link first shot. Maybe copy 'n paste?
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    Does the main site show you as logged in CD ?

    I've added a link to this in the "Members menu" on the main site as well.

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