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Looking at this example again...

http://www.htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/example/

Is it just me (and my collegues) but does IE6 go and request the background images for the navigation for every a:hover?

In otherwords, do you have to wait a couple of seconds whilst it gets the images every time you move the mouse in the nav? (therefore rendering it useless, excuse the pun)

Only happens in IE6.

Until this is fixed, there's 80% of yer target audience screwed....

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IE6 background images

I had no problem with this. Do you have a very slow connection, or virus checking turned on?

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Hi Peacock,
The first hover would get the image from then on it should be cached.
Display none still keeps the content in memory.

Hope that helps

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i'm running a P4 2.6 with plenty of juice, and it is very slow on my machine. it takes a full second for the background to come up, and it doesn't cache. so, everytime there was a delay...

not sure why either, just letting you know i'm getting the same problem

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It's definately not my connection, or virus scanner software, or my P4 with 2 GB of RAM - as I said, the problem only occurs in IE6. All other browsers are fine. Other people here experience the same thing, however, others do not - same OS, same Browser version, same windows updates.

All I can say is it's bloody annoying, and I'm glad that at least someone else seems to be experiencing it too. It makes for incredibly bad looking websites if you are affected and makes you think twice about using background images in links.

What's most annoying though is that there is no apparent knowledge of the problem within Microsoft.

I've finally managed to do am screengrab in the middle of it happening too... see what I mean about rendering it useless...

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One thing that is different about IE on that demo compared to other browsers is that it requires Javascript to work the menu.
The javascript is activated after the page loads, it then loops through the menu and add an event handler.

If the delay you experience is with the whole menu and not just the image that may be at least part of the problem.

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Yeah, that certainly might contribute to the problem, but I've seen the same thing on non-Javascript examples too.

*pulls hair out*

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Aha!

I am having the same problem with a css menu I just did for a site I am working on. If you click the back button in your browser and then the forward button to come back to the page, it does not do it anymore. Here is the link to my problem:
http://www.csscreator.com/css-forum/ftopic2453.html

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Yes, I get the "bug".

However, in your example it happens in IE 5, 5.5 and 6.

Mozilla 1.4, Firefox and Opera 6 + 7 (check font size in Opera BTW) all work OK.

Still, this doesn't really fix the problem. Ideas anyone???

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I've had a similar problem with the :hover class. In my case the error was that the image was referenced in the :link AND :hover parts as well as moving the position. For some reason this caused IE to decide it would be a nice idea to reload the image afresh and then reposition it. WHich as you can imagine was a bit annoying as it caused this delay.

To fix it the URL link was simpily removed from the :hover section ans left soley in the :link

Not sure if this is the case here but it's at least one cause of the symptons you describe.