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1. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi There
The annoying main navigation bar on the left flickers in IE6 - this is a known bug and can be fixed. do you guys mind doing so - its a very annoying and often difficult taks to click a button ;)

just tryin to help :)

you can create a htaccess file with this bit of code - it MAY work. I have success with it on some of my sites.

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BrowserMatch "MSIE" brokenvary=1
BrowserMatch "Mozilla/4.[0-9]{2}" brokenvary=1
BrowserMatch "Opera" !brokenvary
SetEnvIf brokenvary 1 force-no-vary

ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault A18000
ExpiresByType image/gif A2592000
ExpiresByType image/jpeg A2592000
ExpiresByType image/png A2592000

2. Posted by Anzxio (Budding Member 69 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The joys of using Internet Explorer!

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6424 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Strange, this design was tested extensively on IE6 and I never noticed such a flickering. I'll have another look tonight. What specific version of IE6 are you using?

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Im using 6.0.2900
I noticed it with other sites using the same browser. The above .htaccess scripty fixed the bug on one of my sites - not sure if it will work here tho - just a thought

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5235 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I think the "flickering" is the effect where hovering over one of the menu items reloads the background image each and every time (which can give a split-second placeholder image in between the two states) rather than using the background image from cache. I remember running into that problem once before, a couple of years ago. I think at the time I solved it by switching to a different pre-loading scheme.

I don't know if setting a really insanely long expiration time for images is really the right solution to it, though. It'd mean any change to those images would make it necessary to rename them, since IE would keep them cached pretty much forever.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I ran into this when testing, but only when I had set explorer to reload everything on a refresh. Normally, by default, this setting is switched off though, which might be why it wasn't fixed. If you've been testing other websites, it's feasible that you have unticked this box to make sure css is refreshed on reloading?

IE5 and 6 too sometimes also have some issues with the navigation, especially some weirdness with placing the list images in front of the links (navigation and the sponsored/products boxes). What a c**p browser