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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2011, 18:59 »
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A new (old) bug has returned.  When more then 1,000$ on IS has been accumulated, the right panel stops updating with sales (no sound either), the top bar does.  Pictures accepted keep updating OK.

There is a simple solution to this problem, cash out!!! Why let IS hold your money interest free, don't they take enough already.  ;)

I have crossed a few time the 1k and it works for me Bob!!!


« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2011, 07:35 »
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Hey Bobby!
I have problem with 123RF data, can't reach data, I put username and pass in every box where is possible to log in...

This is already well covered on several other threads in this forum:
It works for some, not for everyone and there's nothing I can do about it.

A new (old) bug has returned.  When more then 1,000$ on IS has been accumulated, the right panel stops updating with sales (no sound either), the top bar does.  Pictures accepted keep updating OK.

Thanks, I'll fix this in next update.

I have crossed a few time the 1k and it works for me Bob!!!

I 'think' it has something to do with regionalisation settings on the iStock website, "1100.00" or "1,100.00" should parse correctly, but "1,100,00" will not. This is as much a limitation of javascript in the browser as it just uses native parsing, but either way should be trivial to catch the edge-case and format it correctly :)

« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2011, 09:13 »
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A new (old) bug has returned.  When more then 1,000$ on IS has been accumulated, the right panel stops updating with sales (no sound either), the top bar does.  Pictures accepted keep updating OK.

There is a simple solution to this problem, cash out!!! Why let IS hold your money interest free, don't they take enough already.  ;)

I can only cash out twice a month, so for heavy MS'ers the balance can quite easily get over 1,000$. in my case I simply missed the cut-out day, so I missed one cash out, but soon enough I will be making more then 1,000$ every 2 weeks.  I know there are some people here who make these figures per DAY !

And BTW, the USD interest rate is near 0% so no interest is lost.

« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2011, 12:56 »
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Hi Bobbi, I'm getting a high cpu usage, around 50% with the tool bar installed. It worked great for a long time and no issues. If I disable it firefox goes back to normal. Any ideas what might be causing this and possible fix. I really like the bar and miss it...ty

« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2011, 13:24 »
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Thanks for the report, will look into it this evening.

« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2011, 13:36 »
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Thanks Bobbi, fyi, I'm still using ff 3.6, I'm giving the add-ons a chance to upgrade to 5.0 like google image search as well.

« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2011, 14:49 »
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Strange, I uninstalled and re-installed a second time and it seems to be ok now. It was like it was constantly polling. It fluctuated between 30 and 50 percent processor usage. I'll let ya know if it happens again....thanks Bobbi

« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2011, 02:09 »
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Hi Bobbi, I'm getting a high cpu usage, around 50% with the tool bar installed. It worked great for a long time and no issues. If I disable it firefox goes back to normal. Any ideas what might be causing this and possible fix. I really like the bar and miss it...ty

I had the same problem last night, then I found that it is bacause my dreamstime account was not logged in.

« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2011, 22:04 »
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I've run a bunch of tests on my browsers (fx 3.6 and fx5.0) and can't seem to replicate a problem with memory usage. At least not one I can attribute to either of the picNiche toolbars.
My dreamstime poller also seems to work ok for pollers started at both logged-in and logged-out states.
Since I can't replicate an issue, for now I will put it down to 'normal' firefox unusualness, and won't put a new version out, although I will keep an eye out for similar issues.

There is a complete rebuild of the picNiche toolbars in the works at the moment, so will also be sure to test the new code for any related issues :)

In the meantime, if there is a problem with any of the authenticated pollers (FT, SS, DT, BS or 123RF should all work fine, IS has some known login issues due to their ajaxy login) you should clear previously stored credentials and use these steps to ensure firefox has them stored for the correct site/scope. If you seem to be having issues with continuous login on a poller as mentioned by WooStock, hit ctrl-shift-J or tools/error-console and view only the 'Message' tab, every time a poller accesses the account set it outputs "Asking password manager for password for *agency*"... it 'should' never show the same agency more than twice in about 15-20 minutes but if it does, try following the steps at the link above.

General firefox performance tips:

I have noticed firefox has some pretty odd memory usage particularly in firefox 5, though there are reports that these are mostly resolved in v6 which should be along soon. To deal with these, I have been using an addon called Memory Fox. Enable it once installed (I use it in browser-only mode) and it's pretty good at clearing memory automatically.

You might also want to check the firefox global Slow Performing Add-ons list. Firebug is a bit of a hog lately, so I run it only in my dev-profile. Some others to watch for are known memory leaks in Adblock+ which havn't been patched yet, some greasemonkey issues if using * targetted scripts and general slowness in NoScript.

I've also run some tests on bare firefox with various commonly-used sites and found that both Google+ and Facebook take up a lot of memory (particularly if used in pinned-tabs). Google docs and wave have similar issues, probably because of the constant server-polls and some known firefox bugs with their revamped remote-asset-loading code. I don't know enough about firefox memory management internals to know if these are a problem for everyone, but I mention it as it's worth a look next time you have memory issues.

A bit of a lengthy response, but figured I'd put up everything I've found as I've heard of a lot of people having memory-management issues with firefox lately and since I still think it's a far better browser than Chrome, these bits will keep it usable till firefox 7 which from what I can tell on the mozilla boards has some major core improvements and will bring it's speed and memory management into line with Chrome (which currently has the edge on speed and memory due to it's 'sandboxed' execution model).

Hope that helps :)
Bob
« Last Edit: July 25, 2011, 22:12 by bobbigmac »

« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2011, 19:52 »
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Thanks Bobbi, It hasn't happened since I re-stalled, twice. It could have been just my PC for all I known but all is good....again, thanks very much....looking forward to your next version

« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2011, 14:38 »
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Not sure if I reported this or not but if IS balance is over 1,000$ the program stops the sales pop-up. it does update on top though.

« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2011, 14:44 »
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Not sure if I reported this or not but if IS balance is over 1,000$ the program stops the sales pop-up. it does update on top though.
Thanks, I'm probably still using parseInt rather than parseFloat, will modify it for the next update :)


 

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