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IE 7 ???????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by halfmile, Jan 24, 2008.

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  1. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Every once in a while Microsoft hijacks my home page and urges me to update from IE 6 to IE 7.

    I really don't feel like it unless there is some benefit. Info please.

    HM
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    Just do it. Take my word for it, you will like it.

    The best feature is the ease of opening multiple tabs, or sessions, and clicking between them when referencing.
     
  3. finger

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    Go and download Mozilla Firefox and put IE away for those very few times you have to use it. I suspect, like a vast majority of Firefox users, you will never look back.

    But yes, do update to IE7. Its painless to do so. bob finger
     
  4. X Trap 2

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    I did it and did NOT like it.

    The tabs were OK but items like the red X to close was too small.

    Went back and now get an error code every time I log off.

    Check it out on another computer so you do not get what I get. Maybe someone you know has it installed on their computer.Ray.......
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    Get Mozilla Firefox. It's what IE7 is trying to be.
     
  6. Olrusty

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    I have Firefox and use it sometimes, BUT, what happened to the forward and back arrows in the upper left hand corner. You can't back up if needed. Is this normal for Firefox? Like it otherwise. Jack M
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Jack, go to View > Toolbars > Customize > Restore Defaults and see if that fixes the missing forward/back arrows.
     
  8. Texas Ton

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    IE6 was the bees/knees to me, faster than hell and MS was also after me constantly to update to 7, I did twice and it cut operating speed by at least 30%. I've switched to FireFox and I don't like it either, but it's better than 7 and no where near as fast as 6. But I'm tolerating it...........somewhat.

    I was told I would get used to FireFox and it would be just as fast as 6, I've been using it a month and it ain't in the same galaxy. I'd like to have a supported IE6 back.
     
  9. cableguy

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    I haven't used IE in over a year. Firefox for me. Apple's Safari is good too. IE= never again. Shop around. There are better browsers out there(and they don't cost a dime).

    Shawn
     
  10. rosies dad

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    My rumor mill says if you uninstall IE7, it reverts to IE6 automatically.
    There is a way to block the update to IE7 in windows updates. You have to be on IE6 and check a box to hide this update (IE7).
     
  11. Frank C

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    Go to Firefox and never look back...
     
  12. tlea

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    JACK M: Click on VIEW -> TOOLBARS and make sure the NAVAGATION TOOLBAR has a check mark in front of it. Anyhow, it's a lot faster to use ALT + Left Arrow for back and ALT + Right Arrow for forward.

    Tom
     
  13. halfmile

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    I guess I'm staying with 6 for now, Have no reason to change.

    Using the Alt key with left and right arrow is cool, no mouse fumbling.

    HM
     
  14. Hauxfan

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    olrusty, You could also buy yourself a new 5 button mouse and then you wouldn't have to use those arrows or Alt keys.

    Hauxfan!
     
  15. willing

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    Rosie is correct. I have a problem going to links from Yahoo.com mail with IE7 and went back to IE6. Have tried it several times since and it (IE7) won't work for me.

    Bill
     
  16. Baber

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    Forget IE and download Safari. Its a better browser and its faster. Apple offers both a Mac and Windoz version.

    TB
     
  17. Tom

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    What's a Windoz version? or is that a spelling error which should read Windows? What's better about Safari or Firefox for that matter? I've used Firefox and it's fine, just as IE7 is.
     
  18. Capt. Morgan

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    Microsoft is ready to release a new version of IE7 to corporate/commercial users. I can only assume that it won't be long before a major update of 7 is released to the consumer market as well. Windows service pack 3 is now out in Release Candidate form and due to be distributed in final form by Easter. I would expect an IE7 update to occur soon afterwards.

    Morgan
     
  19. admiral Art

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    I hate IE 7 I use Firefox.
    75% of our IT people do not use IE7 and reccomend not taking the update.

    In some cases they when trouble shooting, they will remove IE 7 (it reverts to 6).

    I like Firefox!!
     
  20. Olrusty

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    Brian in Org/tlea/and Hauxfan-----Thanks for the help on Firefox- a week ago. I forgot until now to check on the thread after I asked the question. Got my arrows back now. Jack M
     
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