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Old 11-29-2006, 10:25 PM
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Has anyone else upgraded to IE7 yet?

I upgraded? (or so they want me to think) to Internet Explorer 7 early Wednesday Afternoon (It's now 12:17 Thursday morning) and about 4 internet hours into it I am finally finding out how to get rid of some of the "flashy JUNK" in my way and get on with the program, so to speak.

It seems to have quite a few people let down from what I seen on the MS website feedback thing.

The "tabs" really got my goat, and the URL link being parmanent, along with a permenant "search" bar right beside it seems redundant. Took me about 3 hours and a stumble across something somewhere that showed the question on how to disable "tabs".

Seems a LOT of getting used to new technology is coming our way and who knows what Vista will have me miffed at.

I should be OK when this learning curve is over with, but have NO idea how long this will take.

It also seems that there wasn't a OE update this time around from what I have seen so far, so this seems more like a beta, like my hotmail "live" version with my newest e-mail account at hotmail, a little getting used to and lacking some things I liked with the old accounts, but I like it for the most part.

My head hurts because of this so far.
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:32 PM
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I upgraded to IE7, then turned around and downloaded Firefox and have been using that ever since.
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:36 PM
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Here's a screenshot of how I have it now.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:54 AM
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Its junk keeps crashing my puter.

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Old 11-30-2006, 01:15 AM
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Got it, lovinī it, no problems so far.
At the moment I can open three pages in one go, and itīs easier to go from page to page and copy URLīs.
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:14 AM
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Got it and don't like it. I would go back to 6 but I use Firefox for 98% of the time so it's no biggie. Microsoft sucks for the most part and they prove it again with ie7
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:58 AM
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Nope

What I have now ain't broke and I am not going to fix it till it dies or something..

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Old 11-30-2006, 07:22 AM
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I really wonder what Vista will be like with the new Aero interface


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Old 11-30-2006, 09:44 AM
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I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago. It takes some getting used to just like anything else. The tabs are nice but I like Netscape with the way tabs are set up in it. Once you get used to IE7 something else will come along and you'll have to start back at square one. But comparing 7 to 6, I like 6 better.
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:32 AM
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I rarely use IE, but then upgraded to 7 last week. After about an hour, I dumped all of it.

I mostly use Firefox. I added Opera, but it seems slow.
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I have IE7, and I love it. It hasn't given me a bit of trouble.
IE6 was ok, and firefox just plain sucks.
Everywhere Ive seen on the internet, people praising firefox and hating IE. Firefox screws up the way pages look for me, and take longer to load, and thats with it set for the faster loading through pipelining. Its also known to delete my bookmarks from time to time.
Ive heard great things about opera though, Ive been meaning to download it and give it a shot.


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Old 11-30-2006, 11:24 AM
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I dont use IE, I like firefox. I have to disagree about tabs though, especially with the amount of multi-tasking I do here at work they're invaluable. You have one internet window that takes care of all the internet function you need, rather than cluttering up your whole task bar with 15 internet windows.

I hated them at first too, now I see the value!

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Old 11-30-2006, 07:54 PM
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I changed to IE7 a week or so ago and I love it. With no unnecessary toolbars my viewing window is bigger. Tabs rock. Like already mentioned my taskbar only shows one window. I am pretty much used to now every time I click on a link I put it in a new tab then I just toggle back and forth between tabs. I also like that you can chose your default search engine for the search bar. I got rid of Windows Live Search and made Google my default search engine so now anything I put in the search bar gets googled. Another nice trick, open one window with your home page, then a second tab to view your favorite hotty website. If your significant other enters the room you click on the homepage tab then minimize the window. The taskbar will only show the last viewed tab (home page), when you maximize the window back any other websites you were checkin' out are still there in other tabs.
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Old 12-01-2006, 05:19 PM
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I also like that you can chose your default search engine for the search bar. I got rid of Windows Live Search and made Google my default search engine so now anything I put in the search bar gets googled. :
I really like this feature now that I'm getting more time to get accustomed to it, and same here I use Google exclusively too.

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Another nice trick, open one window with your home page, then a second tab to view your favorite hotty website. If your significant other enters the room you click on the homepage tab then minimize the window. The taskbar will only show the last viewed tab (home page), when you maximize the window back any other websites you were checkin' out are still there in other tabs.
I didn't like how the tabs feature took up an entire other tolbar at the top of the screen, but this tidbit of info might me looking again.

Other than the initial "I didn't like it" I am finding more hidden toys that make me like it a little more when I finally find them and use them, especially if they are realistically useful for my online workings.
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Old 12-02-2006, 12:09 PM
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Right click your IE icon and open properties.
Here I installed three home pages, one click and your done.

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