Minor problem with my new used Mac

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  1. Carl Johnson

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    On a few of the websites that I've visited my Mac refuses to acknowledge my clicking on a certain link. When I tried to leave a comment on a friend's blog, use the click here to see the messages that have been posted in response to you since your last visit link on another site, and leave a comment about a video at YouTube the computer responds as though I'm not clicking the left mouse button. The mouse has worked on hundreds of links at dozens of sites, but those three in particular won't cooperate. Any suggestions?
     
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    Which browser are you using and what version is it?
     
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    Safari 1.1 v100
    The computer came prepackaged with safari and internet explorer but I always use safari because ie is so slow. I'll go back to one of the sites and try it with ie to see what happens.
     
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    Your problem could be that the current version of Safari is version 2.0.4, 1.1 is horribly out of date. Are you running Tiger (10.4.8)?
     
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    I'm running Panther, what version I don't know. I updated to a newer version of Safari and it seems to have fixed the problem.

    Thanks to Google I just found out that ie doesn't make a Mac compatible browser any more. As a substitute I'll download Firefox to see how it compares with Safari.
     
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    Might want to download Firefox while you're at it. It is going to be more up to date than either IE or Safari under Panther. One other note...there were significant improvements in Javascript handling when Tiger (10.4) was released. Some web pages that may not open or render properly in Panther may work just fine in Tiger. In fact, there were such a slew of improvements under Tiger that I'd highly recommend an upgrade. You can probably pick up a copy on the cheap on eBay.
     
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    Firefox is the browser to use. Safari used to be OK, but has kind of been left behind and is sort of twitchy at times.

    BTW, do you ever do "Software Update" under the apple menu? You should, regularly.
     
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    BTW, regarding 10.4, at this point you might just wait for 10.5 to upgrade, or find someone who has 10.4 to use in the meantime.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. I much prefer Safari over Firefox.
     
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    The only problem is that Safari on Panther really does lag behind Firefox. Under Tiger they are more on equal footing.
     

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