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1:54 am on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 is released and is available to download [microsoft.com].
8:37 am on June 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks -I'd missed that.
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Yuk. I un-installed beta 2. Installation of beta 3 would not complete. Looked at rouble shooting guide, and re-downloaded beta3. Attempted another re-install. No joy. Attempted beta 2 re-install. That won't work either. I know we are talking beta, but this is gobbling up time.
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works like a charm for me. Seems faster and they corrected some CSS bugs but still some work to do yet.
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Seems I've been out of the loop for a while...does anyone know if IE7 is gonna be released as a stand-alone app before Vista, or is the release gonna be combined?

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OK now. But drastic - restored to Acronis image pre IE7 - having backed up all data files.
2:32 pm on June 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Easy installation.

They finally added the ability to drag tabs around.

Still not quite as smooth as Avant's tabs - but a definitely welcome feature.

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I don't like the "Less is More" appearance. Much preferred the old - except that tabs are a welcome addition of course.

beta 3 loaded cleanly after restoring the old image of the computer, btw. Looking at the M$ usergroups, I see I was not alone in having problems. To be expected that some users will have trouble with beta software - PITA when you are one of them, though.

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Seems I've been out of the loop for a while...does anyone know if IE7 is gonna be released as a stand-alone app before Vista, or is the release gonna be combined?

Vista is IE 7+ a different branch. This build is for non vista installs.

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I like it, but it has locked up on me several times.

I like the clean look, although it feels like somethin is missin.

My old browser didn't show the Clear Type properly, IE 7 does, which by itself makes IE7 worth the download.

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I've had IE 7 beta 2 lock up on me numerous times as well. Kind of frustrating.. always seems to be when I'm opening up in a new tab. I'm using it to check out my site and how the CSS displays... hopefully beta 3 will treat it a little better.
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OK...cool. I think I'm diggin' it.

Clean and fresh look and feel, more compact toolbars and suddenly it looks as if my eyes were bad and I put on a new pair of glasses as far as how smoothly it defines fonts.

I like it.

6:33 am on July 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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IE7 still has a few rendering bugs on my site.

It's GUI would improve if they took polls from three year olds.

What? That's it? Don't bother to wake me until IE supports application/xhtml+xml and a heavy helping of CSS3!

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Has anyone found how to install this if you have a previous version of IE7?

I tried to install the last update and failed. The install said i still had IE installed, i removed it, which only really removed the links to it and couldnt install the new one.

The same thing is happening with this one, surely MS would know how to make an installer that can update your old installation?

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To install IE 7.0 Beta 3.

1) Go to Microsoft.com and SAVE the set up for IE 7.0 Beta 3.
2) Go to control panel and uninstall "Internet Explorer"
3) Once its uninstalled, go to your desktop and run the exe file for IE 7 Beta 3.

It should work.

My fav. features if ability to move around tabs, i think its awesome.

7:43 am on July 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone experience of menu disappears when a new tab is open?
10:39 pm on July 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would have to say I am a fan of Microsoft even coming from a non-microsoft enviornment...

However I would have to say the more I use firefox the more I love it and the plugins available...especially the Alarm Clock option in the foxytunes extension.

I think MS needs to review firefox further.

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11:54 pm on July 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Erm, this is probably a stupid question but when I try and delete IE7 Beta 2 it says that the wizard found programmes that were installed after IE7 (mainly loads of updates, security fixes etc).

Will it pose any problems continuing at that stage as it does warn the programmes may no longer run?

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That's cool - couple of the css problems I was having for a new site are fixed. Yay, less work for me!
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That's cool - couple of the css problems I was having for a new site are fixed. Yay, less work for me!

Just fall off the truck Jimmy? ;-D

The fact that a beta of IE7 doesn't show a given css problem is currently of no importance whatsoever if IE6 does show it. We're months if not years from being able to ignore IE6 and its legion of problems, whatever the final version of IE7 looks like...

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Erm, this is probably a stupid question but when I try and delete IE7 Beta 2 it says that the wizard found programmes that were installed after IE7 (mainly loads of updates, security fixes etc).
Will it pose any problems continuing at that stage as it does warn the programmes may no longer run?

This is probably somethign MS will use in the future perhaps for IE plugins. So long as the programs it lists do not need IE7 you are fine to remove them.

Mack.

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This is probably something MS will use in the future perhaps for IE plugins. So long as the programs it lists do not need IE7 you are fine to remove them.

Thanks. Braved it and everything installed properly.

IE7 B3 seems a fair bit faster than IE7 B2 but that might just be my imagination. It also seems be better handling my RSS subscriptions.

6:26 pm on July 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It seems that a few bugs has been fixed and overall its better than Beta 2
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I can't seem to get it to work on my office or home PC - it starts, can't get a connection and then hangs.

Maybe it was a bum download.

I'll wait for the final - no point testing my code in a beta browser and I'm really not even slightly excited about this release, simply because microsoft are copying what has been around for years - and because it's platform independent.

Having said that, I'm holding thumbs that they don't break anything, or introduce more quirks, even though I know they will.

Microsofts idea of standards and everyone elses are entirely different beasts - the 800lb gorilla v the 2lb weakling.

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6:19 pm on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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