User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Build Identifier: Mozilla Build ID: 2004042109 Datek clients switching from the Datek platform to the new Ameritrade platform for Datek clients experience an auto-refresh of the Daily Activity on the Quotes and Trades Page. Refresh rate is about once per second. This makes it impossible to view that activity. CPU usage is driven up from a base-line of 5% to 70% on my computer. My OS is Win2K SP4, 1.280 GB DDR RAM, AMD Athlon 1700+ and open-architecture hardware. Ameritrade tech support's Marilyn Barton with Win2K and Netscape 7.1 experiences the same problem. K-Meleon 0.8.2, Firebird, and Firefox have the same problem. However, Netscape 6.0.1 and 6.2.3 do not have this problem and are compatible with Ameritrade, except for frequent crashes in 6.2.3 which could be an issue with my computer's handling of memory. I have experience using 6.0.1 during the trading day but only know that over the weekend it was compatible with the Ameritrade-from-Datek platform. Ameritrade expects to move all clients to a common trading platform now under contruction and due out by next Fall. I and many others will leave Ameritrade if that platform forces clients to use IE. At this time I am forced to use IE 6.0 because so far after two days of testing I find Netscape 6.2.3 to be too unstable for trading (crashed yesterday and today) but this could also be a marginal compatibility issue or a problem unique to my machine. Three months ago Ameritrade moved their remaining Datek clients over to the new platform but they are not actively pursuing browser compatiblity issues. The average Ameritrade Tech Support agent claims Netscape 7.1 is compatible but management knows it is not and refuses to fix the problem. I hate IE and Netscape for privacy and security reasons and want to use Firefox with Ameritrade---now. I fear that Ameritrade has no clue how to make any of their platforms compatible with Mozilla and do not care. I am adding pressure because I have extensive data revealing how unsecure IE is. The automatic bundling of AOL in Netscape (which I immediately remove even down to registry keys) tells me Netscape is also not concerned about security and privacy. The bottom line is that Ameritrade seems to be content with forcing, IE with all of its security and privacy issues, onto unsuspecting clients. That act is grossly irresponsible. I am trying to educate them by maintaining daily contact recently with Marilyn Barton in Ameritrade Tech Support. She was the one person at Ameritrade who was willing to work with me to solve the problem but I feel she is stalling. So far this week she has not returned my many e-mails and I get the standard response from Ameritrade to my e-mails which leaves me suspicious that Ameritrade Tech Support management is trying to suppress my findings. Contact info is : Ameritrade Technology Support <email@example.com>. Case numbers are:9492204 and 9453971. I just now received another e-mail from Ameritrade stating that the e-mail I sent today would be reviewed by Ameritrade Tech Support management. My dream is to see Mozilla replace IE and Netscape as the browser of choice. I am doing all I can to convince Ameritrade of that and I can use your help. Getting Mozilla's foot in the door of the largest Internet trading firm in the country could open many larger doors going forward. The ultimate question is: why is Netscape 6.0.1 and 6.2.3 compatible and Firefox and Mozilla 1.7 are not compatible with the Quotes and Trades Page of the new Ameritrade-from-Datek trading platform? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to Ameritrade-from-Datek trading platform login page 2. After Login complete go from home page to Quotes and Trades Page 3. Observe "waiting for wwws.ameritrade.com..." and Transferring data from wwws. ameritrade.com..." and watch CPU usage jump up 65% or more. Actual Results: It is now impossible to see daily trading activity. That is, how much money is left for trading and the fill prices for each trade. CPU usage jumps 65% or more which in a system already close to 75% will cause a complete saturation and an unuseable computer for trading. Expected Results: Normal presentation is that the money available to trade at the beginning of the day, the present trading capital and all trade fills are static and easily read. This is not a crash issue but a compatibility issue. I never bothered to wait to see if Mozilla, Firefox or Firebird would crash under the Ameritrade-from- Datek trading platform because the auto-refresh of Daily Trading Activity made those browsers worthless.
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Summary: Daily Activity on Quotes and Trades Page auto-refreshes. Browser is incompatible. → Daily Activity on Quotes and Trades Page auto-refreshes. Browser is incompatible.
reporter replied in private email: Mozilla 1.7 Classic
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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