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IE7 upgrade: Yes, No, or Other?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jarheadk5, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm already tired of seeing the stupid little "upgrade" pop-up in the lower-right corner of my screen... and I've been on the computer all of 3 times this week.

    Your thoughts on the IE7 upgrade?

    ***Please, no anti-M$ rants; just constructive comments preferred.***
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    i don't use IE, but my dad upgraded to IE7. he used it for a couple days and then switched back to IE6. don't know what he didn't like about it, but he's picky.
     
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    I've used the Beta for months. I like it!
     
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    sarasotausmc 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I use IE7 on one computer, and 6 on the other. I like 7 but it takes some getting used to. Other than a few different buttons and a strictly XP look, don't see a whole lot of difference in the functionality.
     
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    I've been using IE7 since the beta version first came out. I really like it, tabbed browing, cleaner more updated look and it seems faster than IE6. I haven't found a downside...other than it took a few days to get familiar with where everything was.

    Rene
     
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    I've been using it on my home desktop, and it takes some getting used to if you still use 6 on other machines.

    I like it, I'd go for it.
     
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    I just upgraded tonight. It is taking me a little bit to get used to the changes of where certain things are located but other than that seems fine to me.
     
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    Have you tried Firefox? I just upgraded to 2.0 and it is the hairy balls.
     
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    I dont like it all that much. I prefer firefox. I work internet tech support. I've been getting lots of calls from customers who are unable to browse or unable to view certain webpages after upgrading. I'm sure IE7 will be ok after they get the rest of the bugs out of it, I just really dont prefer it.
     
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    Is that good or bad? If I was one to like balls, I don't know if I would like hairy ones. Now the bees knees, da bombs, and finer than a frogs hair are all something that I can say in place of "good".
     
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    I retract and submit the phrase "it is very very good"
     
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    I've been putting it off. I have several "Do Not Install" messages from industry sites.
     
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    I just bumped to FF 2 last night. Not much difference, as far as I can tell.
     
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    I upgraded at home. It takes a little time to find everything, but it's not bad at all.
     
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    I switched to it, didn't like the layout at first, so I gave up on it. Then I went back to it. It is nice. I use firefox, and I actually find IE to be more stable than firefox. Of course I have a quintillion different extensions installed so there are obviously some compatability issues lol.

    Anyhow, back to the topic. Give it a try.
     
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    I've been using it now for a couple weeks. I like the tabbed browsing. It does take a bit to get used too. Althought I'm liking the "cleaner look" more and more. If you plan to upgrade to vista, might as well get used to IE7 now.
     
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    Crisp text and boxes...........:D
     
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    OK, what the hell is "tabbed browsing"?
     
  19. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Sometihng us mozilla/firefox users have been user for many years.

    Instead of opening a pleathera of windows and clogging your desktop, new stuff opens in tabs, within the 1 browser window. So you come to CK5, you see 4 threads you wish to view, middle click, middle click, middle click, middle click, they all open in new tabs, you read the first one, the others are loading in the backround and your esktop remains clean and uncluttered.

    Looks like this:
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    See all the tabs there. IN IE6, that would be a window for each one, clogging your desktop. ONce you start using tabs, you don't go back. At least that's been my expeirence with people using them, and my own.
     
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    Tabbed browsing Rules the school. That is all.
     

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