Sometimes works to get to email and address book and old messages
Sucks resources, freezes and crashes especially with google chrome Accessing aol.com through browser directly without using this POS application is better in all respects.
Have kept aol for old time's sake, original screen name, access to old messages and history. On most of my computers long ago switched to direct browser access to aol.com but for some reason continue to use their desktop application through 9.7. Entire computer deteriorated to degree feared severe viral infestation or dying hard drive. Finally removed aol 9.7 and computer seems better than new. Wish I could bill aol for scores of hours of time wasted over the past few years.
How do I disable the spell checker? I'm not talking about in the e-mail, I'm talking about everywhere else (like in here!) I don't need or want it. Also, when click on a website, then go back to working on excel or whatever, when the website opens, it pops right up over what I'm working on. I DON'T WANT THIS!!!!!
I'd like to play whack a mole on the heads of the people who developed this piece of crap!
We're sorry to hear that you don't like the spell checking feature. If you'd like to disable it, head to Keyword: Browser Settings, and select the "Display" tab at the top, and then uncheck the "Enable Spell Checking" box. Then click the "Save" button at the bottom. That will disable the feature.
For the website loading issue, if you let the window open first, before flipping out to another program (you don't have to let it load, just let it start to load), when it's complete, it shouldn't force the website to take focus.
everything else sucks. the new added Chrome browser freezes/hangs every time trying to check the email, then the emails don't want to open. doesn't work with RoboForm at all and it wont ever as long as they use the chrome browser. it is constantly freezing, hanging and I keep uninstalling and reinstalling and it repeats itself. been with aol since 97 and I can say this is so bad..i am probably going to leave aol for good. ABSOLUTELY horrible. if you want problems with your computer..download this junky crap.
9.7 is a disaster. I have not been able to get an explanation from AOL about the constant freezing (not responding) or the inability to easily open AOL mail. They had no solution but when asked they gave me a link to reinstall 9.6. ---- True to form the link did not work !!!!!!
AOL desktop is the worst app ever...it will slow down your computer...I have one of the fastest machines out there but AOL really takes up all its resources and slows down my machine like anything...and the worst thing is that AOL keeps crashing and then restarts on its own...its a memory hog app....it will eventually kill your computer by taking up all its resources....STAY AWAY FROM AOL...ITS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE 10 YEARS AGO.....GOODBYE AOL
Familiar user interface. Have had an AOL account since ver 2 (25 yrs or so). This current interface has not undergone any significant changes in presentation so users will find it easy to navigate. Self-recovers from app failures (frequent). Can archive e-mail locally for preservation.
I am running a Vaio Core i7 using Windows 8.1. I have been using this AOL 9.7 desktop for a few weeks now because it offers an email preservation exported to a local file BUT I have also had constant problems with slow response (I suspect due to all the ad crap they shove at you now) AND more importantly - the app will lock up frequently and restart itself with an AOL popup. The "Details" are not too revealing. It is unstable BUT is self-recovering.
Really do not see much in AOL 9.7 to get excited about and the instability under Win 8 has forced me to use a brwoser and go direct to AOL Mail rather than use the desktop for anything but saving a local archive. Pretty pathetic with all the hoopla they tout on rollout. If they focused on the user like the days under Steve Case then they could regain their stature of old. AOL is just another mediocre provider these days. Sad and pathetic
The new browser aspect was welcomed and allowed me to communicate fully.
None that I experienced
I am on dial up and have used version 9.0 VR. The download and installation did take awile to complete. The features all worked well and I am so pleased. Just follow the instructions exactly and you will have no problems.
Last thing I need at my age is more technical quirks with no one to help. So why does AOL remain in the lost leader category. There must by a tax dodge buried in there somewhere, offsetting income somewhere else. We all know that losses are good for the IRS game.
Ok, so I am a 66 year old disabled veteran of the Marine Corps. Been with AOL since it launched, as are a ton of veterans. Big joke at Loma Linda VA here...."you can tell the old guys cuz they all have AOL!" A question to you mavens out there. How do I move my huge files over to another email provider. I have Google and Yahoo. but it would take a Century to move my favorites and folders. Any way to do it in mass? Mike 760-407-9914