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Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Marcel Hulsbergen, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Marcel Hulsbergen

    Marcel Hulsbergen
    #111 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Premium Member

    Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 8 final.

    It is recommended that you uninstall Internet Explorer 8 Beta/RC before installing IE8 final.

    Note that in Vista, previous versions of IE8 are found under Control Panel>Programs & Features>View Installed Updates.
     
  2. LOL's ... thread is bare ... everyone is on Firefox or Chrome or something else :D

    Nice update though Marcel ... maybe I will upgrade the IE here just for the hell of it (eg for those apps like steam that are still hardcoded to use the IE engine)
     
  3. Only thing it's good for.
     
  4. im steering clear, when i installed the last beta it stopped my Vista sidebar from working.
     
  5. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

    lots of stuff relies on it, like steam, thats the only reason I ever upgrade it, just to keep up with latest security patches for it.
     
  6. I'm with Dave here.. I'd rather gauge my eyes out & use Jaws than go back to IE..
     
  7. Marcel Hulsbergen

    Marcel Hulsbergen
    #111 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Premium Member

    I think this IE runs like charm here, it's much faster and has some nice (chrome) features.
     
  8. Until you realize all the cool apps you can use on firefox and none on IE than you will realize how big of a waste IE is.

    Get noscript for firefox and never have a pop up virus or anything happen to you again.
     
  9. Marcel Hulsbergen

    Marcel Hulsbergen
    #111 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Premium Member

    I personally never have problems with IE, nom popups or virusses. If you do a proper setup.

    I like Firefox and Chrome too, but there are still issues with them reading my webmail etc.
     
  10. Rob Goldthorpe

    Rob Goldthorpe
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    What Dave said; I only keep it updated because of programs that rely on it. Plus it's a handy thing to use if for some reason Firefox plays up :D
     
  11. Marcel Hulsbergen

    Marcel Hulsbergen
    #111 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Premium Member

    For people having problems with IE8 forum loads, by default the pages are not been refreshed.

    Go to Tools > Internet Options

    On General Tab under Browsing History click Settings
    Under Check for newer versions of stored pages:
    Check either every time I visit the webpage or Automatically
     
  12. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Colored Tabs in IE8

    I am wondering about this for some time now, but always forget to ask it here.

    I have 3 sites bookmarked as my startup page that i mostly visit but sometimes 2 of the three tabs have a different color: blue or green.

    What do those colors mean?

    Also how can i get rid of that annoying thingy when you copy/past a word, when you click it it directs you to your standard searchengine
     
  13. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

    right click and pick "All Accelerators > manage accelerators.." you can deisable or add ones that are more usefull to you in there :)

    ps. dont know about the colours.

    pps. I worked out the colours. they are "tab groups" all my RD ones are pink and youtube ones the other. you can break the goups by right clicking on the tabs.
     
  14. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Whatever i disable or enable that highlighting box keep popping up, its so annoying that for the first time in my live i really think of switching to firefox.

    But the forum displays so much better in IE here, much more easier to read
     
  15. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

    hmm. Ill have a prod and a poke later on see if I can work it out.
     
  16. The colours thing is grouping Bram (just took a quick peek at IE8 for the first time, its all been Firefox here since its launch tbh). if you wish to disable that
    --> Tools - Internet Options - General - Tabs (settings button) - uncheck "Enable Tab Groups"

    My guess is this "feature" is supposed to help you find tabs that were launched from one another or have the same URL or something similar.

    And your other question about that annoying thingy ...

    --> Tools - Internet Options - Advanced - Browsing - uncheck "Display Accelerator on selection"

    Who's the daddy eh? :wink2: