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Last Updated: Thursday February 8 2018 - 06:02:41

Version 3.4.11 Slow?

Poster: racine
Dated: Friday June 21 2002 - 20:49:49 BST

Is it me or does this version (3.4.11) seem a lot slower than say version 3.3.19. When I mouse over the menus, it's real laggy. if i switch back to version 3.3.19 it's quick again.


Poster: leatherlips
Dated: Wednesday July 3 2002 - 22:37:41 BST

I noticed that too. Can this be fixed?

Poster: Andy
Dated: Wednesday July 3 2002 - 22:41:25 BST

Does it do it on the Milonic menu site?

-- Andy


Poster: racine
Dated: Wednesday July 3 2002 - 22:58:48 BST

i'll have to revisit this issue. But as i recall when i added a style such as 'shadow' with maybe a fade on load, it really slowed down. Taking away all the styles seem to speed it back up. I'll go through and test it again and let you know exactly the config is.

Poster: Andy
Dated: Wednesday July 3 2002 - 23:18:01 BST

If it was effect related it would have been down to the effect timing.

The number in the effect usually represent seconds so if you have 0.5 as a parameter expect it to take a full half a second to display the menu.

0.3 is usually a good value to use.


slow menu

Poster: racine
Dated: Tuesday July 9 2002 - 8:21:08 BST

ok, did a little testing and it's not the effects. (turned all effects off)

It looks like the menu is randomly? re-loading images within the menu on mouse overs?

If you go to: and run your mouse up and down the menu, you'll see a 'downloading (x) images' pop up here and there, hense i think that's where the lag is coming from.

Poster: Andy
Dated: Tuesday July 9 2002 - 9:46:38 BST

I'm really confused now.

I'm not seeing any problem with the sites performance.

What exactly is the problem?

-- Andy

Poster: racine
Dated: Wednesday July 10 2002 - 19:40:44 BST

i've done some more testing, and it does seem to be connection speed related. At the office (lan speed to this site) no problems.

But from home, on dial-up, it's painfull. I can see it poping up with -downloading image....- in the task bar.

The odd thing at this point is I KNOW i was seeing some speed issues locally, that I don't see now. :? And at that time i tried switching back and forth between the two versions and the older version was noticably faster. But weird i'm not seeing the issue locally now.

Poster: racine
Dated: Thursday July 25 2002 - 17:21:34 BST

I take that back, it's slow even when i'm local (just more so when remote) I defently see an issue with the/any images in the menu re-loading each time you mouse over them, but beyond that even with no graphics, but sub menus on all menus, it seems slugish. (even on the Milonic site it's slugish) I've tried it with and without 'effects' with the same results. Adn it was fine before, even with the effects. Check another sample site at:

Poster: John
Dated: Thursday July 25 2002 - 22:49:22 BST

Dennis -

Just looked at your site under IE6 and XP and don't really see a problem. Your menus are poppin' up very quickly - actually impressive speed.


Poster: racine
Dated: Friday July 26 2002 - 6:09:58 BST

I took out the effects in total, and it's now as fast as it was with the old version -with- the effects

Poster: John
Dated: Friday July 26 2002 - 16:29:28 BST

racine wrote:I took out the effects in total, and it's now as fast as it was with the old version -with- the effects

Dennis -

I'm running 3.5 with minimal effects at and See if these show any of what you are seeing on your site. Maybe we can come up with some hints for Andy.