The Official Internet Explorer 7 Discussion Thread

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  1. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Starting a thread about IE 7 in which people can post likes/dislikes as well as possible bugs they have encountered.

    Download: Windows XP SP2 Edition
    Download: Windows 2003 Server 32-Bit Edition
    Download: Windows XP and 2003 Server x64 Edition
    Download: Windows 2003 Server ia64 Edition

    View: Internet Explorer 7

    How to do some common tasks and the shortcuts in IE 7: Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Sheet.

    If you would like to move the menu bar to the top of the browser then download the iemenumove.zip file.

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  2. Electronic Punk

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    Yeah and please post any sites that are suddenly broken so we can poke fun at them - unless its an osnn page.
     
  3. Kr0m

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    Gah! What's with my fonts now? They're almost blurry when I use IE :(
     
  4. Electronic Punk

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    Cleartype, disabling it should be in the options ... should have been a setting the first time you opened up IE.

    Got it installed here at work now... WOW.
     
  5. Khayman

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    its groovy stuff, at work i use it as much as firefox (they're both always open) although at home i don't use it so much.

    Love the RSS stuff, tabs, quickview etc.
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    I know I like tabs, not used to them just yet, a few days.
    Looks great with the normal theme here, even better with teh hmmxp theme I am currently using at home.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    thread stuck

    I don't understand the tabs thing, why are tabs on top better then tabs on bottom?

    I like the tabs in the taskbar, takes less realestate
     
  8. Electronic Punk

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    Well tabs on the bottom, wouldn't that be a totally different IEXPLORE process?

    Also I can right click a link, open in new tab and it won't steal focus (if I don't want it to) which is something I love.
     
  9. Perris Calderon

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    ya, I'm wondering why the ie explore process isn't the same thing

    as far as your tabs not stealing focus, first of all you should be ablle to get a midddle click to open a new tab ep..you need to skip the whole right click thing

    but I see it's stealing fcous on new windows that makes tabs better, a new tab doesn't steal focus

    that's not a problem the way I use a browser, the way I set up my browser in ie 6, new links didn't really steal focus

    I always have my new links sized to be a small strip that open one on top of another, I can read a few lines of content and not affect what I'm working on...I can't do that with tabs

    I WANT to see some of the content, even though I want to be able to read what I'm already on

    a simple tap on the window that is full sized gets rid of the little window you opene entrely except for the tab on bottom, which is in the task bar and takes no real estate

    I don't think I'll ever understand the tabs fetish
     
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  10. Electronic Punk

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    wow you are right about the middle click thing.
    printed off the osnn frontpage too (1280) and it fitted!
     
  11. Kr0m

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    Right on thanks! (Are you saying that it asked me that when I first ran it after installation? If so, I must have missed that lol.)

    So far, I'm impressed with it compared to previous betas that I disliked.
    I've noticed that with certain links it still opens a totally new browser window instead of tab... is there an option for this as well or is this something insane like with FireFox where i have to install an extra addon?
     
  12. Electronic Punk

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    Well unless its specified it will do its default behaviour, as I will now pretty much be dropping support for IE6 (or its ease of use at least) I will stop enforcing those here as people get used to 7 etc.
     
  13. Perris Calderon

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    I believe that's in the way the page is coded..it's written to open in a new browser which I think pisses some users off

    they call it "breakig the back button"
     
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  14. Johnny

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    So far I like it, I wish they would add mouse gestures with it though ... I am looking forward to Maxthon2 to be finished. That with this is going to scream :)

    The one thing I really wish they would add is a spell checker .... Iespell isn't working the way it should, as far as the right click options ..
     
  15. Khayman

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    theres some tab options in ... well tab options :) try playing with them
     
  16. madmatt

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    IE7 is the best thing to happen to Windows ever! I absolutely love it. The RTM build seems faster than previous releases (Windows Live loads even faster for me now).

    Tabs are awesome. Feeds are awesome. I am awesome.

    I've heard complaints about the ability to customize the toolbars; I personally feel that IE7 is laid out nicely and it doesn't need to be changed at all. I like the layout.
     
  17. Perris Calderon

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    anyway to get the favorites panel permanent

    I can't seem to do it

    [edit]never mind, got it...have to hit the pin buton
     
  18. madmatt

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    Glad I could help Perris.
     
  19. Khayman

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    reps++
     
  20. Perris Calderon

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    have a java issue I think

    this site

    http://www.firedoglake.com/2006/10/1...ja-vu/#respond

    when you post a response the edit button doesn't work in ie, does work in firefox

    someone have the feedback link up at ms?
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