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Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 released
It's here!
swa66

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 12:15 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

[microsoft.com...]

Time to check your sites for compatibility, esp. if you have MSIE 6 hacks in place.

[edited by: encyclo at 12:38 am (utc) on Oct. 19, 2006]

 

bcolflesh

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 4:04 am on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Reg hack to move the menu back to the top:

[tech-recipes.com...]

kiwibrit

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 9:06 am on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Will the install work directly over Release Candidate 1 - or should I uninstall that first?

Tidal2

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 5:39 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you don't it will uninstall for you, reboot and attempt to install the live version. The reinstall caused problems for me but I think that was local internet issues at a busy time.

May be safer (and take no longer) to uninstall, reboot and reinstall manually.

jbinbpt

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 6:17 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Installed fine, Works well, It's fast but I have issues with the GUI. I think it was too much change all at once.
If you know what you are doing, it's OK, but I dread the day my mother in-law installs it.

MatthewHSE

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 7:50 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

It worked fine for me. It was about a seven-minute upgrade process on my antiquated laptop, plus a reboot. Not bad. I'm going to have to join the minority here who actually like the new GUI. Actually I like it quite a lot, although the tabs are way bigger than they need/ought to be.

My sites look fine, although the text does seem blurry, even on the laptop's LCD monitor. I haven't had the opportunity to disable the ClearText thingy or whatever it is to see what effect it has.

Overall I like it a lot better than IE 6, but it's still nowhere near as good as Firefox or Opera.

Compworld

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 8:09 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

I happen to like it. it is smoother and faster than Firefox. As of right now, I would even consider it a bit more secure. Blocks unwanted pops that Firefox could not had done. A++ for Microsoft.

icantthinkofone

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 8:53 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Blocks unwanted pops that Firefox could not had done.
How so?
kiwibrit

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 9:49 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Tidal2, thanks.

natural number

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 2:05 am on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't like the search bar at the top right, I'd rather use my google toolbar to search, so I can also see my pagerank too.

Compworld

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 4:43 am on Oct 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

A lot of pops from those ad networks had been able to go around Firefox. In IE 7 never had a problem. Looks like Microsoft is finally getting their a$$ in gear with the browser wars. Only took them a decade.

LegalAlien

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 5:33 pm on Oct 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

IE7/Alexa toolbar problem?

Has anyone actually tried to configure Alexa toolbar options? The drop-down list that provides access to configuration options (beside the Alexa button logo) doesn't appear to work in IE7.

I removed all plugins, add-ons and toolbars before upgrading, then reinstalled after the upgrade, so perhaps this isn't a problem if the toolbar was carried over from IE6. I see this same issue on 3 different computers.

Not a major problem, but I'd be interested to know whether others can access Alexa settings -- couldn't find any mention of this problem anywhere, which seems strange!

Thanks XX

icantthinkofone

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 11:20 pm on Oct 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Although you should upgrade to IE7 because it's part of the OS, CNET does not recommend using IE7 for day-to-day browsing [news.com.com]

Visit Thailand

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 9:16 am on Oct 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

LegalAlien. I have been using IE 7 since RC1 and have now installed the latest version. I cannot remember when the Alexa settings problem started but I believe it was after the latest install.

I like IE 7, love the RSS feature.

[edited by: Visit_Thailand at 9:17 am (utc) on Oct. 23, 2006]

MrSpeed

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 2:17 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I hate the menu bar below the address bar. It just not the way any application works. I also hate the Home button to the right of the tabs.

I really don't care because I use Firefox but I am dreading the calls from the family asking about cleartext and where the home button is.

weak.

//I am really liking the spell check for forms in Firefox 2!

jbinbpt

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Msg#: 3126362 posted 3:42 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I had a customer complain that my https pages did not show the "lock". Microsoft moved it from the lower right of the screen to the upper right next to the address bar.
I lost a sale....

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