Solution To GMail Hang In Internet Explorer

In my previous post, I noticed that the latest changes in GMail caused Internet Explorer to slow down. The IE7 that I am running on will hang for 3 to 5 seconds whenever I click on something within GMail. Strangely, this problem only occurs in IE and not Firefox.

GMail slow in Internet Explorer solution

The Google team must have noticed the problem and has prepared an option for IE users to revert back to the old version. After signing in to your GMail account using Internet Explorer, you will notice an “Older version” at the top right of the screen. All you have to do is to click on that link and you will be sent to the previous version.

If you were having the same problem like me, this should solve it.

9 thoughts on “Solution To GMail Hang In Internet Explorer

  1. Krasimir Peykovski says:

    I really wanted to give IE7 a chance. I have been doing so for more than an year now. Installing and re-installing, looking at fixes, etc to breathe some life in this browser.

    Yet, my trust was completely dumped and played with, that is why I always keep a backup browser like Firefox. And even more so, that is why from now Firefox is going to be my primary browser.

    Not only Gmail does not work, but Facebook either (and what not): it simply hangs.

    My only hope by writing this message is that it reaches the board room at the software giant producing IE7 and remind them that charisma is an important element to a software development like IE, yet it is way not everything required.

    Firefox might not be as charismatic (yet it is skinnable), but it is at least a light year more stable than IE7.

    Thank you!


    P.S. This is the longest post I have ever written to any blog. I cannot stay quiet for a topic that affects me and (accept it) millions like me who would like to reconsider what’s HOT and what’s NOT.

  2. pat says:

    Thank you! I don’t use IE much, but when I do and it was slow, I just put up with it for a while. Your solution was perfect.

  3. Marlon says:

    Internet Explorer 8 is really good. This browser is very very stable and i have been using it for quite a while without blue screens or crashes.

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