Archive for October, 2009

Issues with Skype’s Firefox add-on, slows down Firefox (and, thus, Protoshare)

Just as a quick heads up to all of you out there, I was working in Protoshare and it was running painfully slow. It turns out that Skype’s Firefox add-on can slow down Firefox tremendously. By uninstalling the add-on, everything came back up to regular speed and Protoshare was working beautifully again!

So, if any of you are having Protoshare speed issues ( or Firefox browser issues) and also have Skype installed, check out your versions and try uninstalling (or, at least, disabling) the add-on.

Some other people were having the same issue:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=390751

The versions I’m using…

Firefox: 3.5.3

Skype: 4.1.0.141

Good luck and happy prototyping!

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World Usability Day – St. Louis, Activities

 

For those of you in the St. Louis area, come to the Science Center on November 7th to see our World Usability Day (WUD) exhibits. This year’s topic is Sustainability. Our confirmed activities include:

Interacting with the Metrolink Touchscreen System
Toilet Designs РComparison of dual flush and other, more complex functionality
Thermostats – How easy are they to program?
Sustainability Websites – User Testing
Recycle Rally – How fast can a pile of recycling be sorted? What would make it easier to sort?
Mobile Devices – How do websites look on different mobile devices?
Animal Rescue/Recycling/Reuse – “Recycling”¬†dogs into new homes
I hope to see you there!!

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