From: Pittsburgh, PA
and both firefox & chrome are sooooo slow with dial up i can't use either of them
That actually doesn't make any sense; I've looked at multiple reports and IE finishes last for speed/bandwidth/cpu hog issues in every study. Of course, they probably weren't looking at dial up in any of the studies, but it's just kind of weird. Although I typically prefer Firefox, Chrome actually seems to be the fastest browser of the current competitors.
Now that I know for sure we're on the same page with your problem, we hopefully have a bug squash for you soon, because as I stated previously, what you're describing should NOT be happening.
Get out of the vacuum and express yourself!