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Fix for typing lag in gMail reply boxes on slower Macs Internet
This hint is not specifically Apple, Mac, or OS X related, but I suspect it'll apply to quite a few readers. To anyone who uses a somewhat slower machine to access the internet and check a gMail account, you may have noticed typing in text-boxes, such as compose or reply are sluggish. On my 333Mhz Lombard, Camino will lag as much as a sentence behind my typing. As far as I can tell, this appears to be specific to Gecko browsers. I don't experience this lag with Opera, Safari, or OmniWeb.

For those, like me, who don't wish to launch a separate browser just to check email, switch gMail to the basic HTML view and the typing lag goes away. While you will lose some of gMail's whizzier features in this view, you will no longer feel like you're using Word 6.
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Word 6
Authored by: Pedro Estarque on Oct 17, '06 07:51:00AM

yeah, that was tough. Still hoping for a UB Word 5.1 :)



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Fix for typing lag in gMail reply boxes on slower Macs
Authored by: slchorne on Oct 17, '06 10:24:01PM

You can also just turn off the chat/gtalk feature. it is a huge resource hog.



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