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    Display preferences behavior

    It won't surprise me if I'm the only one who has experienced this, but I just gotta get it out. <img src=/S/blowup.gif border=0 alt=blowup width=60 height=60>

    If I go into Controls | Display Preferences and make any changes and then click "submit" it returns me to Controls but the browser window (IE6.0) flashes/cycles like crazy and the only way out is to close the browser (actually, there may be another way but panic set in). Fearing I would crash the Lounge or (with my luck) the entire WWW I logged off, pushed my chair back from my PC, and just sat there shuddering in the corner. After a few Guiness, I logged back in and discovered my settings were indeed saved, but the same thing happened again when I repeated the procedure. Has anyone else experienced this, or do I need to start looking for an exorcist?
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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    I'm using IE 6 too, and I have been editing my display preferences frequently during the last week or so, to test the new Lounge skins designed by WyllyWylly, but never noticed anything unusual. I'm curious to hear what other Loungers will report.

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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    No problems here also.
    Changed skins and a few other prefs with no obvious earthshaking results.
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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    Like many others, I too have been fiddling with various elements of my profile for a week or so, not the least of which is skins. I see from your profile that you're using the Oldstyle skin. The next time, why don't you try an experiment and temporarily change your skin to another to see if there might be some interaction involved. I've not had any problems, so it has to be something local in your case if it isn't the skin or some other setting in your profile that's causing IE to go beserk.

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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    Pretty bizarre. It doesn't matter what setting I choose (or even if I don't make any changes), as soon as I click "submit'" it goes nuts. Same thing with the rest of the control panel areas. Oh well, not that big a deal but sure is weird.
    Bryan,
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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    Try logging into teh Lounge on a different computer and see what happens.
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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    John:

    What are you, psychic? I was just doing that on my wireless LT! No problems (same browser as DT). I wonder if maybe I have some kind of ad-ware or something lurking around in my DT that isn't being trapped (McAfee & Ad-Aware6.0). Why it would only happen in the Lounge is just too scary for me to even consider. Thanks for your input!
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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    Hans:

    Nope, same results (...but thanks for reminding me to do some cleaning) <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    See if clearing your Temporary Internet Files folder works. In Internet Explorer, select Tools | Internet Options..., and click Delete Files...

    Next, open Temporary Internet Files in Windows Explorer; in Windows XP, it is Cocuments and Settings<username>Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files. Delete the Lounge cookie Cookie:<username>@www.wopr.com.

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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    <hr>...I wonder if maybe I have some kind of ad-ware... <hr>
    You might want to download a copy of Spybot Search & Destroy as well. As you'll see in many threads in The Lounge, they compliment one another.

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    Re: Display preferences behavior

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>. . .Nice call Al!

    Spybot caught what the other missed (13 different ones actually). Thanks a heap for your input! I would not have considered it further had I not had the Spybot link to compare to my existing software. Problem resolved, poltergeists exterminated! <img src=/S/invisible.gif border=0 alt=invisible width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smash.gif border=0 alt=smash width=30 height=26>
    Bryan,
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