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rustrating super-slow music folder on an external hard drive.

Frustrating super-slow music folder on an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Slow songs are great and all, but not if they're supposed to be fast songs.

Some songs on my iPod and through iTunes seem to be running slow - just enough to be noticeable and to drive me crazy. Songs that I've downloaded recently seem fine until I play them enough, and then it's almost like they wear out - what gives? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jan 22, 2011 - 7 answers

How to copy and paste quickly in Excel 2011 for Mac.

In Excel 2011 for Mac, everything slows to a crawl if I cut or copy a large number of cells. Is there any way to fix this? If not, is there a different spreadsheet program that could do this quickly? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me fix a slow Mac!

How do I fix a slow iMac? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jan 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Apache went boom. Diagnosis?

What the heck just happened to my Apache server? [more inside]
posted by bhance on Dec 14, 2010 - 7 answers

speeding up facebook

Are there any tools for blocking out useless & slow "features" on facebook? I'm unsure the last time I actually appreciated any facebook popup. In particular, I've no need for facebook's toolbar because Adium and my N900 log into facebook's chat directly. Bonus if it'll work under MicroB on a Nokia N900. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Nov 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Keyboard Input Suddenly Slow

Why is my laptop's keyboard input suddenly extremely slow? [more inside]
posted by jimmysmits on Sep 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Laggy Volume Control

Volume control on my computer is laggy and slow and crashy. To the point where it's unusable. This has happened on every Windows computer I have ever owned. Is my volume control program allergic to me or is this a common problem? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 19, 2010 - 20 answers

Broadband shmroadband -- how do I track how slow my laptop runs?

How do I track how slow my laptop really is going? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Why does my Hard drive spin for ages at startup?

XP Hard-Drive Filter: When I turn my computer on, after it being off overnight, it starts up fine but the hard disk light is on for several minutes. Start-up time is normal, and desktop loads and computer is usable, can click on icons and open folders/start programs but they take ages to load/open - hard drive stays on at this point. When I use FF it slows it waaaay down. What could be causing this and how can I stop it please? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Aug 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Make my next Mac fast!

Why is my MacBook Pro so laggy, and how can I keep my new MacBook Pro from being the same way? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Flash? More like Strobe.

Help me play YouTube and Hulu videos on my PowerBook. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Brand new computer slower than older one?

Brand new 13" MacBook Pro feeling sluggish and occasionally freezing. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 3, 2010 - 15 answers

It's not the will but the ability

How do I go from 65 miles an hour to 10? Until I was recently hospitalized with multiple pulmonary embolisms I was a very active person at 46: ran and cycled a lot, raising two very young kids, cooking, gardening, splitting wood, I love domesticity and productivity. But the clots have left me a shell of what I was. How do I do less? It’s making me crazy and more than a little depressed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Nothing "Karmic"al about my slow computer

Ubuntu 9.10 is running INCREDIBLY slow after a recent reboot. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Jan 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Trying not to make rotten Apple puns

Internet browsing(wifi) painfully slow on a refurbished Macbook Pro. Similar refurbished Macbook Pro(same specs) seems to work just fine. [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

SBOA (Spinning Beachball of Annoyance)

My Mac just got very sluggish. Common actions like typing, scrolling, clicking app controls, etc. cause the beachball to appear for 5-10 seconds. This happens across applications. Please help me figure out what's wrong. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Dec 18, 2009 - 18 answers

wireless router SLOW

I just put in a new router (cisco wireless n broadband router wrt160N) and it is totally fast when the ethernet cable is plugged into my computer. When I try to use it wirelessly, it works but is VERY slow. any ideas? thanks!!!!!
posted by cg2 on Dec 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Slow typing in Excel 2008 and unexplained network traffic

Why would Excel 2008 cause a lot of network traffic while typing in a cell? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Nov 27, 2009 - 10 answers

How to deal with "I can't be in a relationship right now"?

How to deal with "I can't be in a relationship right now"? [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on Oct 31, 2009 - 33 answers

Can I use a rice cooker as a slow cooker?

Slow cooker/rice cooker question. I have a standard Cuisinart rice cooker and I've heard it said that you can cook other things in it as well, so my question is, can I use it as a slow cooker, in other words, will any slow cooker recipes turn out just as well in a rice cooker? If so, please share them with me! [more inside]
posted by Jubey on Oct 28, 2009 - 11 answers

Slow & Steady

Why is my website loading slowly, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 28, 2009 - 21 answers

upgraded to snow leopard, or should that be slow leopard?

Help! I upgraded to snow leopard and now my internet is painfully slow. A quick google search shows i'm not the only one, but the only fix I can find (to do with the firewall) doesn't help me as I don't have firewall on. There seems to be no difference between Safari and Firefox. I'm seriously considering using time machine to get back to Leopard days. As an example, pre snow leopard, a speed test measured at 1.83mb/s download, 0.16mb/s upload and 41ms latency, speed test just now says 0.46mb/s, 0.24mb/s upload and 51ms latency. Therefore it looks like my upload speed has improved by my download has taken a dial up style kicking. As I don't upload anything very often, I don't care about any improvement in this area. Can anyone assist? I'm running a January 2009 macbook if that helps.
posted by nunoidia on Sep 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Computer slowing for no reason!

Why did my laptop (Vista) started slowing down dramatically for no reason? This is after I rebooted (many times), and turned off half the startup programs, ran anti-virus programs and AdAware. [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Aug 21, 2009 - 15 answers

The stuff Dreamweaver's are made of

Dreamweaver CS3 on Vista slows to a halt when typing or adding text. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

What is for Dinner?

I have read conflicting reviews about cooking boneless skinless chicken breast in a slow cooker. I will be making apricot chicken in the crock pot tomorrow. The recipe calls for a chicken cut into serving size pieces. I am using boneless skinless chicken breast instead. How long do you usually cook it on low? The recipe says 3-8 hours. Pretty wide berth there. Any tips?
posted by MayNicholas on Jul 27, 2009 - 11 answers

XP Pro x64 SP2 non-responsive on the domain

Windows XP Pro x64 SP2 on hp dv4-1430us loads and run's slow on the domain but not when I log on locally. [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Can someone please explain random internet slowings which can only be fixed by unplugging router...

What is causing my Qwest DSL internet connection to get slow several times a day. Unplugging the router fixes the problem temporarily. [more inside]
posted by dan g. on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I fix slow network speeds?

What is making the connection between my two computers so slow? [more inside]
posted by mithiirym on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

My 5 year old dell laptop (8600) has suddenly lost processor speed.

My 5 year old dell laptop (8600) has suddenly lost processor speed. Techy details after the break... [more inside]
posted by merocet on May 22, 2009 - 9 answers

How to investigate a slow startup process on Windows XP computers on a medium business domain

Is there software or some automated method to audit the entire startup process of a Windows XP computer to find why startup is slow? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

wirless connection slow down

Can anyone suggest a remedy for a slowed up wireless connection? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

DVD Shrink rips slower on my new Vista laptop! HALP!

Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Best slow cooker kicking?

What's the best slow cooker out there? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Mar 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Digital videocam capable of slow-motion video?

Can you suggest a video camera for recording slow-motion video? [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Mar 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Slow Down Ricky Bobby!

I go too fast at work. How do I slow down? [more inside]
posted by toaster on Mar 7, 2009 - 11 answers

How Will Daily Life Change During This Slow-Depression?

How is daily life going to change over the next few years - because of the Slow Depression? [more inside]
posted by raikkohamilonso on Jan 29, 2009 - 47 answers

Clam Chowder Recipes

Best Slow Cooker Clam Chowder for my Super Bowl Party? [more inside]
posted by snoelle on Jan 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for old commercial

Looking for an old commercial - old lady and man, driving really slow in the country - the man is driving and she yells at him "you're driving like a bat out of hell!" Does anyone remember the company the commercial was for?
posted by Shakes the Clown on Dec 29, 2008 - 4 answers

New relationship

New relationship filter - ex-semi-drama queen here, how do i keep this going, slow and steady and not rush in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Toilet works: slow flushing toilet

My toilet is flushing slowly. Sometimes it takes 3+ flushes to completely remove waste. I have completely replaced all of the internals, and tried the CLR method. I have even manually cleared out the return / fill holes. It has helped some, but not enough. I think I need to use something stronger than CLR, like muriatic acid. The problem is I am on a septic tank and everything I read says do not use the muriatic acid method if you are on septic as it will kill all of the beneficial bacteria in the septic tank. So, my thoughts are to use the muriatic acid to clean out the bowl, but before the first flush, use baking soda to neutralize the acid as much as possible. Then flush. After about a week, add some RidX to help restore some of the lost bacteria and after another week or so, add another box of RidX. Is this a sound plan or should I abandon the muriatic acid idea completely?
posted by twistedmetal on Sep 15, 2008 - 17 answers

What is causing my DSL slowdown?

What is causing my DSL slowdown? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Sep 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Why are certain YouTube videos consistently slow?

Some YouTube videos download *painfully* slow (5-12kb/s) while others will stream just fine near 200kb/s. I've had friends try and watch the videos that are trouble for me, and they work for them. Can anybody else confirm these problems? Is there a certain YouTube server that Verizon is throttling in Philadelphia, or is it just a routing problem? [more inside]
posted by excitementMD on Sep 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Slow Net Acces on One Macbook in the House

One particular Mac on my home network is experiencing really slow internet connectivity. I have tried a lot of different stuff so far... [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Aug 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Badware (or why I can't get to Gmail.)

I have some sort of malware on my Dell that constantly redirects me away from where I desire to go. Specifically, it seems to prevent Gmail from working. Also prevents any major search site from loading. Always redirects to some idiotic ad site. [more inside]
posted by Arquimedez Pozo on Jul 20, 2008 - 18 answers

As slow as ... what?

What are some good - or bad - similes for slowness? (Like "As slow as molasses in January" but not so archaic.)
posted by Fuzzy Skinner on Jul 16, 2008 - 40 answers

Whenever I require a password on my wireless network it slows to a crawl.

Whenever I require a password on my wireless network it slows to a crawl. [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Jul 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I reinstall XP?

Should I reinstall XP to speed up my laptop? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Apr 22, 2008 - 9 answers

A little quicker, self, if you please.

Help me be faster...at everything. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Apr 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Firefox is slow

I use a Gateway laptop with Firefox but Firefox is running incredibly slowly. I've done virus scans and so on but Firefox is still having problems. Anyone got a remedy?
posted by josher71 on Mar 7, 2008 - 14 answers

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