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    Just a note to say that we have had a 150 installs of the Edugeek Toolbar which is approx 9% of Edugeek users. \\/

    If you aren't using it yet download it today

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    link banned by county filter in lancs

    What is it anyway?

    regards

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    Link blocked here too by Birmingham Grid for Learning.

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    Just has RSS feeds for the Forums and News Wiki plus account control options and site search.

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    For those of you how can't download please find the installers attached.
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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    Cheers

    I'll give it a go.

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    I resisted because I didn't think downgrading my O/S to XP was worth it:

    System Requirements
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    Firefox 1.0.1+
    Other versions: Internet Explorer 5.0+
    However, I can confirm that it seems to be happy with FF2 on Ubuntu64 dapper.

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    i found a big problem with it. when i checked it is always connected and takes up a fair bit of bandwith. i decided to go with a good rss feed reader as this is not continusly connected and cheaks at intervals ie ever 5 mins and it works well.

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    found a big problem with it. when i checked it is always connected and takes up a fair bit of bandwith.
    Can you elaborate on this a bit.?

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    sure i downloaded it at home on two of the pcs i use and thought nothing about it at the time we were changing bb supplyer so i was expecting some disruption then i set up and was trying out dansguard which slowed down the network to a trawl. i checked the logs on the dansguard server and found ever 20-30 seconds somthing was trying to connect. i took of the proxy thinking it was the dansguard server. still slow so i checked traffic from the diffrent and found thats the toolbar is always downloading or connecting. my partners sone had one as well with another group of people i decied to take off both toolbars and if by magic traffic went down and my internet speed went up. i have done some other tests i dont know exalty what it is doing but it does eat my bandwith. and as i only used it for the feed i used wizz reader which only check every 10 minites and you can switch it off and then you manually check.

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    Thanks for that, I have noticed a few problems with my internet going slow to almost a crawl for aound 30 seconds every 10-20 minutes over the last week or so and it tends to be more when i am on the forums. THis conisides with me installing the Edugeel toolbar around a week or so ago.

    I will take it off and see if it improves.

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    I've been having a few issues with this toolbar under Firefox 2

    The RSS count is never acurate any more, and if I delete the items under a feed, they keep coming back as unread :-(

    So I've created a google button - see this post : http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...wtopic&p=72603

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    Re: Edugeek Toolbar

    I find that the RSS ticcker add-on for Firefox is knackered too ... it keeps loading them back up even after reading them for lots of different feeds .. not just edugeek

    I blame Firefox ... bring back IE5!



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