I was getting freezes and crashes all the time regardless which browser I used.<quoted text>Have they fixed the problems with IE? That's been fairly recent but I know they were telling people not to use it. I have it too but I mostly use Chrome.
I don't know how people put up with Topix if they're not using Adblock!
I just Googled Adblock. The site comes up. It is safe to download- I am almost anal about not putting stuff on my computer. My FF has it as part of the dropdown list under Tools as Adblock Plus once I installed it.
FWIW there are some systems, often government official sites that are set to only operate under IE. That was the situation teh last time I was on unemployment. I don't know if that is still true.