SatelliteGuys Site turns my Browser into an Energy Hog

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  1. Foxbat

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    I've noticed that ever since the switch to XenForo, this site reduces the amount of time I can use my MacBook Pro online. Clicking on the battery icon I see my browser is using significant amounts of energy:
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    If I switch to Safari to read this site, it will be Safari using significant energy. What's going on? Is Scott crypto-mining in the background while we discover new satellite tricks?
     
  2. navychop

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    Using the SatelliteGuys Reader app, it is the second biggest energy user on my iPhone. The biggest is Waze.




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    I use email on my smartphone for all my SatelliteGuys stuff.
     
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    I can't speak to energy use but it does take longer loading.
     
  5. navychop

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    I use the email app in my smartphone. It works just like my email in my laptop. I set up SatGuys to give me email notifications when there has been a new post in a watched thread or a new thread. I get new email notifications in my smart phone when I have a new email from SatGuys. I open up the email and view the new post or new thread. Then reply or what ever else I want to do just like as if I was using my laptop. I don't use the SatGuys app at all. In my laptop I use Chrome , Outlook, and Charter ISP. Smartphone is Android. This has worked good for me. Do you think the SatGuys app works better?
     
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    DK. Haven’t tried your way.

    I find the app easier to navigate, but there is much it won’t show. Many links are unsupported.


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    OK, I think I will try out the SatGuys app when I get a chance and see how goes it. Using the email method everything works. Hard to say if email method uses more phone battery power than the SatGuys app.
     
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    How do you reply to a thread using your email?
     
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    The same exact way you do as in an email in a laptop. I click on the Reply button lower right hand corner.
     
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    So when you click on the link to read a thread it opens a browser, right? So you're actually using a browser app to read and reply, correct?.
     
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    Oh so the Reply button is taking you to the SatGuys website to post a reply in the browser? I thought you meant you were replying directly to the email.
     
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    After I click on a SatGuys email I have a button that says View This Thread. After I click on View This Thread it then uses my Chrome browser.

    Here is how I use my phone for SatGuys. When I get an email notification in my phone I click on the email app icon and my Inbox opens up. I click on the email from SatGuys and after it opens I click on the button View This Thread. Then I read the post. At the bottom of the post there are four buttons. Tools, Like, Quotes, and Reply. If I click on the Tools button I get a Report choice. If I click on Tools in one of my post I get three choices. Edit, Delete, and Report. I am beginning to think that not many members uses the email method in their phones. I guess most members use the SatGuys app. I wonder which method is the best way! What do you think?
     
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    See post #13. Sorry for all the confusion.
     
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    I simply use chrome to access SatGuys on my mac and also on my iPad (which might as well be an iPhone). It is just simpler for me....
     
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    Thanks Bobby, I remember now bunches of years ago that I did try the SatGuys app and it was confusing to me. And then tried that Tapatalk thing, I think it is called and really got mixed up. So I started using Chrome on my smart phone and liked it much better. It is very close to using Chrome on my laptop.
     
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    I don’t understand how anyone uses Tapatalk. I found it difficult, and it mixed posts from different sites. I guess if I’d put a little time in to learn it, I’d see it differently.


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    Since he's running Android that's exactly what he's doing, accessing Satguys with a browser, not an email app. Clicking on a link in an email simply launches the browser app and the browser does all the work.
     
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    He's just using the link to the post that he gets in the e-mail to fire up his phone's web browser and then it is all web browser from there on out. Misleading to a large extent unless the e-mail client is also the browser.
     
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    Sorry for all the confusion harshness. I am not too tech savvy. That is exactly how I do it, email fires up Chrome browser in my phone. My email does not use a browser. It is an email app from Samsung. How do you access SatGuys in your phone?
     

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