IE7 OK?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JerryM, May 22, 2007.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I have not yet installed IE 7. I had the impression that it was not running well on some machines. I almost never use IE except for those sites that require it.

    What are some opinions as to the desireability of going to IE7 from V6? I am not looking for unnecessary problems.
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    Jerry
     
  2. The Hammer

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    No problems here. IE7 is all I use.
     
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    I use it very little also. Mostly for windows updates. I used this sticky as a guide so I wouldn't have any problems with installation.
    http://www.castlecops.com/t170049-Minimize_IE7_Installation_Woes.html

    I remember reading about a problem/slowdown with the built in phishing filter. I think there was a work around or a fix for it. HTH, innerpeace
     
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    I rarely use it but IE7 has been working fine for me.

    Also you can count my vote for ie7pro; its a neat addon.
     
  7. cheater87

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    IE7 pro its pretty good. I don't know if you can update it like Adblock Plus but its good.
     
  8. The Hammer

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    What does IE7 pro give you?
     
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    See the page for all the features.

    Personally I like the new tab features it gives, and if I did not use Ad Muncher, the ad blocker would also be great.
     
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    Most of the problems I have heard about concern running IE7 on XP. Since it was originally\basically written for Vista. I have it on my XP lap top but do not use it enough to give a fair appraisal.
     
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    I'd only use a couple of features. Most of it would be wasted on me.
     
  13. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I have tested this sad little browser and found it mediocre.
    And I have not installed it either. I use it once a month or every two months to check for windows updates or to see if my bank is still retarded enough not to be able to create a normal webpage.
    Mrk
     
  14. Davidpr

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    Works very well and I have stopped using FF.
     
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    Though it took a while to get used to the interface at first, it has become my main browser now. I have also seen Protected Mode (which makes IE run with lower privileges than a standard user) come into play several times, blocking stuff that websites try to install. Too bad they cannot implement that into the XP version.
     
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    Perhaps this is something for the IE7 users:

    http://www.ie7pro.com/
     
  17. pvsurfer

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    In their infinite wisdom, when MS designed IE7 they limited its integrated Mailing functions. In IE6, the 'Mail' button provided the options to Read Mail, Send Mail, Send Link, etc. Unless I'm missing something, IE7 only offers a 'Read Mail' button (which in my case opens Outlook). :doubt:
     
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    Yes and EU and other open source organizations would claim, that MS does not give a chance to 3-rd party aplications. MS will allways have problems with those *****. [​IMG]
     
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    True, but that's not the issue I'm complaining about... As an Outlook user I expected IE7 at the very least to simply provide the same mailing functions as IE6.
     
  20. TairikuOkami

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    I think, that it was MS's intention, to separate Outlook from IE as much as possible.
    An integrated email client in IE would be "as bad" as an integrated WMP in Windows.
    Vista could be great, but MS had to trush AV and other features due to restrictions.
     
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    If that was their intention, they should (could) have provided a setup/configuration mode for popular mail clients. I don't see how restricting the mail button to just open the MS mail client (rather than provide mailing options) serves any purpose. :thumbd:
     
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    It addresses the separation of IE from the Windows shell, which people have been wanting for a long time by the way.
     
  25. JerryM

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    Thanks to All for the replies. I am convinced that it is time to upgrade to IE 7. I think the bugs have been worked out pretty well. I have been refusing the upgrade at the Windows Update, but at the next one I plan to install IE7.

    Many thanks,
    Jerry
     
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