Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

I dont know if anyone has noticed but in IE when you click between pages in your site that have common elements i.e. a header. Your page will flicker for a brief moment. But in FireFox the page will not flicker and it will look smooth. I came across a fix for IE that will make this smooth just like in firefox.


To use simply add the following 2 tags into your <head> section on your page:

<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="blendTrans(Duration=0)">
<
meta http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="blendTrans(Duration=0)">


Hope you find this useful.


Thanks
Stefan

Published Thursday, January 31, 2008 1:52 PM by stefan.sedich
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Comments

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, January 31, 2008 1:33 AM by Uwe

It is called "fajax" or "fake ajax". (Google would give a lot of results if you google for it)

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:30 AM by Ramon Smits

What would even be a better solution is not using tables for formatting. Because I'm guessing that you're using that. This helps in speeding up rendering of the pages and reduces flickering.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:51 AM by AndrewSeven

Using fajax with the Asp.Net Ajax Extensions produces a very smooth UI for web applications.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, January 31, 2008 5:53 PM by mikedopp

Also known as fade-jax. Just a little humor on the ajax side of things.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:23 PM by stefan.sedich

Tables, ewwwww heheh I refuse to use a table for anything. If I get a cutup with tables I tend to change it right away. Just dont like using them even if its harder to get done other way.

Stefan

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:53 PM by Ron Medellin

Wow!!! What a great fix. Why isn't this IE problem more well known? FireFox does not have this flickering problem.

No luck using an Ajax Update Panel in the .aspx page to stop the flickering.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:27 PM by Jake

Thanks!  Awesome trick and a GREAT help!

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Sunday, May 25, 2008 8:10 PM by Daniel R. H.

It works perfectly! Thanks

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 4:52 AM by rao

very very good u helped a lot.......

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:08 PM by J

thanks for this fix, just what I needed.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:29 PM by Inv

Cool! IE totally sucks btw..

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Monday, August 11, 2008 2:11 PM by Spencer

Does this work only for ASP sites, or also for static sites?

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:25 AM by stefan.sedich

Spencer,

That will work fine for any site, even static HTML sites.

Thanks

Stefan

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:43 AM by manoj kumar chouhan

nice your meta tag finished my problems thans& regards

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 6:06 AM by test

thanks lot. its working fine. Its a issue for me for a very long time .

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Friday, November 7, 2008 1:23 PM by Ajay

Great. It really did a lot to me

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:47 PM by just.a.nerd

What a nice tips !

I never knew, this was possible.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:18 PM by amanda

ooh thanks so much.. your one of those great sharing people who without I would know nothing!!

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 1:28 PM by Alex

Thanks Stefan, people helpers like you helps take the frustration out of people like me!!!

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:57 AM by Rajesh

Thank U so much,.,.,.its very much useful for me,.,.,.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:53 PM by Dinny

It didn't help in my case. Still flickers whenever page loads. (1 time per load)

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:51 PM by Alice

Thank you Stefan! A year and a half after you posted this and it's still helping people.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Monday, November 16, 2009 10:47 AM by Jazz

Thanks .. really helpful article.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, December 3, 2009 6:23 AM by Naveen

I used these two tag but still I am getting the flickering issue.

I tried it on two different machine having installed IE6, It works on 1 machine fine and not on another.

Please give some feed back.

Thanks

Naveen

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, July 8, 2010 5:30 PM by Nosh

Thanx, this works perfectly well for me.

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Thursday, July 8, 2010 5:47 PM by Nosh

Works for me ... thanks

# re: Stop IE Flickering Between Pages

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:27 AM by mamatha v

Hi,

thanks,It is Works for me but In my Application I have Treeview control with IFrame Control, when I click a parent treenode the page is flickering while clicking on a childnode the page is not flickering it is displaying smoothly. please give me the solution.