Internet Explorer 9 Released

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by elapsed, Mar 15, 2011.

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  1. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

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    The company that can approve a design like this one, where each ad-on creates it's own separate toolbar, deserves to be spanked. So much for "making the site shine". When something this horrible gets released publicly, it's a testament to the company's non-existent design aesthetics.
     
  2. dw426

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    I don't follow you. Are you complaining about Avast again, in an IE thread? Or are you complaining about IE having separate buttons for add-ons (trust me, what you're linking is NOT a toolbar)? If you're complaining about the button issue, Firefox also does this, and, last I checked, Chrome. That's not an IE issue.
     
  3. dw426

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    IE did seem to be a bit quicker than both Firefox and Chrome, but I think it's because of the way each browser handles it. Either way, acceleration isn't an issue if you're one of those whose video card is on the so-called "blacklist" and not supported. We're not talking about just the on-board graphics systems, but full-blown cards.
     
  4. iravgupta

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    Bingo.

    Again?

    I am not complaining about IE having separate buttons for add-ons, and I am fully aware that all browsers including Chrome, Safari, Opera and Firefox have separate button for add-ons, how else would you manipulate the add-on. My concern is the fact that to add one button, IE needs to use a full toolbar like UI, instead of accommodating it besides the address bar like Chrome and other browsers do. And it would have been acceptable if it had been just one row, but IE needs separate rows for each button. If that does not strike you as horrible, or you are not able to see the difference in the implementation then I don't think this is the right subject for you and me to have a discussion on.
     
  5. dw426

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    Then perhaps actually explain that instead of linking a picture of a button?...And kill the attitude.
     
  6. iravgupta

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    I think it was just me who thought a screenie would make it clear.
    Fedex me the button. I'll press it for ya.
     
  7. dw426

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    It probably was just you. P.s, the toolbar issue does suck, but, hey, it's Microsoft. They can't learn all their lessons all in one sitting, right? :D
     
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    Can't agree more! :thumb:
    :D :D :D
     
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    I've never liked it (IE) anyway, after downloading Firefox 2 a while ago & discovering Mozilla I can't understand why I ever used it. I'm using Firefox 4 (portable) as I write this on a working lunch with a terribly under-powered work computer running XP & it still beats what I saw of the IE 9 RC!
     
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    It's amusing how attached some people can get to a piece of software that they treat everything else as an outside threat to be attacked. You'd think they were protecting a family member. Oh those 1's and 0's, how important they have become to us!

    Nothing really useful, all the good stuff is already built in.
     
  12. vasa1

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    Sorry about that. Just trying to be helpful ;)
     
  13. elapsed

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    I don't understand why you're apologizing to my opinion.
     
  14. Robin A.

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    The spell-checker is not built-in. Speckie is a good solution to this.
     
  15. Kerodo

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    MS seems to be slow about this kind of stuff. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it took quite a long time to reach Win Updates...
     
  16. elapsed

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    They have more than just home users to think about, unlike competitors.
     
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    Infoworld
     
  18. PJC

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    That arrogant attitude is enough to make even more Home Users turn their back on IE!
    Needless to mention what's going on with XP users...
     
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    Anyway, the best *argument for me not to use IE 9 is that there is no freeware adblocker that I know of that will work with it. Simple Adblock is now vendor ware for IE 9.

    *Well, apart from the fact that it stopped many icons from appearing on my laptop desktop & some of the gadgets stopped working. :thumbd: :mad:
     
  20. PJC

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    Scripts that prohibit context menu activation via right click.
    - Google Chrome: Allow Right Click
    - Firefox: RightToClick
    - IE:o_O
     
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    There's been two new versions of the OS. Support has to be killed off for XP at some point, but when is the best time? I guess Microsoft decided now, as far as IE is concerned.
     
  22. moontan

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    come on folks, it's no big deal.

    there are other good browsers to chose from for XP owners.
    no need to argue over this.

    Chrome and Firefox are excellent choices for people who won't/can't use IE9.
     
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    Removed ot posts
     
  24. m00nbl00d

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    Is it possible to disable referrers in IE? Some registry key, perhaps?
     
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    Exactly right.
     
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