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Will you download and use Internet Explorer 7?

by Marc Bennett CNET staff/forum admin / October 31, 2006 7:50 AM PST

Will you download and use Internet Explorer 7?

Yes, soon (what's holding you back?)
Never! (why not?)
I already use it (how do you like it?)

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Explorer 7
by hokiebob / October 31, 2006 11:59 AM PST

I just have not got around to the Explorer update - not a priority. FireFox is my default browser. I have Explorer on my desktop also which I use infrequently for Windows updates and because some websites do not load well on FireFox.

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Some websites do not load well on FireFox
by panama43 / October 31, 2006 2:16 PM PST
In reply to: Explorer 7

I to am a Firefox user and I had the same problem with it so I to had to use IE6 and then I up upgraded to IE7 ... but IE7 was so slow uploading web pages it felt I was using dial up, then one of my friends told me that Firefox 2 had just been released ... downloaded it installed it and wow the speed of opening any website. I tested it on the web sites that the old Firefox couldn't handle to well like would you believe like eBay, now Firefox 2 just flies along.

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Firefox 2.0
by morninglory / November 1, 2006 4:33 AM PST

I did not know that there is a new version of Firefox; I tried IE7 & did not like it as well as Firefox. Now I would like to download FF2 I need to uninstall my current version, which I searched for and I think it's 1.8. I could not find my answer on FF site. Any info would be appreciated.


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Re: Do I need to uninstall my current version of Firefox
by panama43 / November 1, 2006 5:15 AM PST
In reply to: Firefox 2.0
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FireFox 2.0
by Bruce63 / November 1, 2006 9:48 AM PST
In reply to: Firefox 2.0

You do not need to uninstall the current version of FireFox. Go to this link: to download FireFox 2.0

I have been using FF for a couple of years now and really like it. The tabs have IE beat hands down. Just a little note some of the extensions used for FF 1.5 may not work in 2.0


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Firefox 2.0
by morninglory / November 1, 2006 11:47 AM PST
In reply to: FireFox 2.0

Thanks for the help, Bruce63 & jayjayjo, I did download FF2; however, I lost some of my links on the Google toolbar and cannot find my mail from the tools menu, where it was located previously. I still like the FF2, tho, it sure speeded up my already speedy computer.


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Email button for the Tools Menu
by MRBOWTIE / November 2, 2006 9:27 AM PST
In reply to: Firefox 2.0

See if this FF extension isn't what you're looking for... (The FF developers deliberately deleted the button for FF2 - this should restore it for you).

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Mr. Bowtie
by morninglory / November 2, 2006 9:46 AM PST

OK, what?

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by MRBOWTIE / November 2, 2006 10:18 AM PST
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Thanks to all of you.....
by morninglory / November 3, 2006 3:41 AM PST
In reply to: Ooopsss...

Thanks to all you smart people for helping me with my FF2.0. I am really happy with FF, only go to IE to view certain videos (no, NOT porno! News, etc.). Some of my local news channels aren't compatible with FF. But all in all, FF beats IE all to pieces. Everyone have a good weekend, I know I will.

Betsy (BTW, I have another "problem" but will save it for later; maybe it will show up in a future forum). ;-}

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What happens to previous versions of Firefox when updating?
by dikjenkins / November 2, 2006 11:51 AM PST
In reply to: Firefox 2.0

Betsy if Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey are any indication of what to expect when downloading an update to a Mozilla product the answer is, no you won't have to uninstall a previous version. During the install process you will receive a message that a previous version has been detected, and you will be asked to consent to its removal. Once you've given your permission the older version will be removed and the current version installed. The install will not remove address books or currently stored e-mail messages.

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IE7 is slooooooowwwwwww
by jwaterlow / November 9, 2006 8:41 AM PST

I'm so glad someone else mentioned how slow web pages download with IE7. You're not is EXACTLY like dial up speed...and when you pay for DSL that is just not acceptable!

I never used Firefox before, but I tried it out of desperation. Now I'm hooked: I LOVE it! Everything is very intuitive, you don't have to organize extra tabs in the task bar at the bottom of your screen because it keeps your pages in one window. If you're a basic Inet surfer like me, FireFox is the way to go.

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FireFox trumps E7
by steelburner / October 31, 2006 10:46 PM PST
In reply to: Explorer 7

I've been using FireFox for a couple of years now, and it's head and shoulders above E7. There are add-ons you can use to emulate E6 for some websites if required, its tabbed browsing is "king" and the themes are clever.

Nope ... I only have a copy of E6 on my desktop for the occasional Windows Update use. There are too many geeks out there hacking Explorer for my comfort levels.

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geeks hack Internet Explorer?
by mrniceguy35 / November 4, 2006 12:22 AM PST
In reply to: FireFox trumps E7

Geeks don't hack computers, computer crackers hack Internet Explorer. There is a difference between a computer cracker and a hacker. The cracker wants to mess up your system, but the hacker wants to see how it works and what makes your system different from somebody else's system.

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I've used Firefox too...
by revstar / November 4, 2006 5:43 AM PST
In reply to: FireFox trumps E7

in all versions, but I have always returned to IE. One of the main reasons their list of add ons and extensions.

With the last version, there is a utility that allows copying of bits and pieces of web pages. It was very popular,can't remember the name. I noticed a utility with the same name but different function. Ah. I thought. Let's give it a try. I did and was suddenly infected with popups everywhere. I informed Mozilla of this and they said, "Yeah, we know about that.", then did nothing. When I download FF2 one of the first things I noticed on the talk boards was a complaint about the same thing with the same response.
Mozilla wouldn't know about consumer protection if it came up and bit them in the ***.

Firefox? Never again.

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I think that's to do with the NSIS worm
by meisinscotland / November 5, 2006 8:47 PM PST

Apparently the NSIS worm had affected the Mozilla product not that long ago, and was disguising itself within the trusted package. Believe me, you don't normally get popups with Firefox!

Did you see anything about "NSIS Media" on any of the popups?

There's nothing wrong with preference. Some people like Internet Explorer, some Firefox. No hard feelings.

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IE7 eewww
by celtmaiden / November 3, 2006 2:38 PM PST
In reply to: Explorer 7

I tried it.
It's pretty?
It has tabs! There, there's a good point, right? Too bad it messed up my computer. I had to do a restore so it would go away and I could use my MSN... updates. what a pain in the...I'll stick with Firefox, thanks.

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IE 7 & Outlook Express
by morninglory / November 3, 2006 9:45 PM PST
In reply to: Explorer 7

Hellooooo, it's me again! This AM when I tried to open my mail in Outlook Express I kept getting an error; I finally figured out that it was because I had NOT installed IE 7. I normally use FF for my browser but IE was not to be denied! So I had to download it, taking up space on my hd, in order to get to my mail. Has anybody else had this problem or am I just to dumb to fix it some other way? Thanks for any input!


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Not sure on that one - has OE7 come out yet?
by meisinscotland / November 7, 2006 4:29 PM PST
In reply to: IE 7 & Outlook Express

Are Microsoft delaying the release of Outlook Express 7 or is it due out with IE7? Or maybe we'll all have to upgrade to Windows Vista - I don't think so!

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explorer 7
by trochezrich / November 6, 2006 9:53 AM PST
In reply to: Explorer 7

If some web pages do not load well with firefox, how come it's your prefered browser?

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How come Firefox is your prefered browser?
by panama43 / November 6, 2006 2:07 PM PST
In reply to: explorer 7

In the beginning I was trying out the main web browsers such as Opera, Netscape, Mozilla, Mozilla's Firefox & Internet Explorer 6.
I tried each of them out for about a month each, some less than that :(, IE-6 was the over all winner because some of the web sites did not recognize some of the lesser known browsers. I was judging the speed of the browsers loading the web pages and Firefox would have won if it wasn't for some of the web sites web pages not working on it properly, e.g eBay.
When Microsoft released IE-7 Beta #1 :D, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out and stayed with all the test released versions. IE-7 RC I thought that was the best out of the IE-7 test series, IE-7 was still slow loading up a web page but still better than IE-6 .... Then came news Mozilla had released Firefox-2, the first page loaded (wow :O) tested it against the web sites that the old versions of Firefox failed on ... (wow :O) Firefox-2 on every web site worked perfectly and the speed was very impressive. The little Add-ons you can use plus the themes are very easy to download and to use, customizing your browser appeals to me and the ifox theme is the one I like to use Cool I hope this is some help to you Cool

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Reset Windows XP Content Protection
by petereque / October 31, 2006 12:38 PM PST

Installing IE 7 reset all my Windows Content protection to 0, the goody-goody setting! Why did it do that? I certainly didn't ask for it! And at least one site is still missing after I reset the protection and re-booted.

I could almost understand resetting in IE, but not in my OS! Microsoft knows what's best for us all, I suppose.


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IE7 content settings
by hfhlt004 / October 31, 2006 4:04 PM PST

Didn't happen to me. I guess some people have bad luck.

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Internet Explorer 7
by jake80 / October 31, 2006 12:45 PM PST

I downloaded it and tried it for a week but went back to the Explorer I did not like the tool bar or should I say the lack of many options their Google (Came with Explorer7) did not have the auto fill and other features.
I guess if you want a bigger screen you will like it it's trimmer and gives you more area on your monitor. but I missed the tool bar the File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help I would rather sacrifice the space for the satisfaction of doing what I always am used to doing if this makes any sense to you.

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IE 7
by Dan628 / October 31, 2006 2:27 PM PST
In reply to: Internet Explorer 7

I know what you mean. I take it a little personally when people get upset after I have reconfigured my computer to function or even look how I want it to. I really don''t understand why, I mean it's my machine, I paid for it and I was actually under the impression that was the whole idea anyway. If something is more convenient for me located in a different area than where the designers put it, what's the big deal? Like you, I like having certain tools at the ready and I prefer my screen set at a certain resolution.600X800, and I also liked having auto fil on Google. I really don't understand the convenience of having all of that empty screen. I haven't downloaded 7 yet and I'm just starting to read the experiences of others that have. I don't like to jump into anything too quick.

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by Snapper Dill / October 31, 2006 11:21 PM PST
In reply to: Internet Explorer 7

Actually the menu bar is still there, do right-click where you'd expect it to be and and you get the option to enable it, and the status bar, as well as an option to add and remove navigation buttons.

I've been using it ever since the beta came out, to test my websites. The release version is hugely better than the betas.

IE7 is a vast improvement over 6 - quicker, cleaner, more customisable and much more compliant to web standards.
No doubt still renders the junk code spewed out by Frontpage better than non-M$ browsers but it's still a long way behind Opera or Firefox.

I'll be staying with Firefox.

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IE 7
by MMH / October 31, 2006 12:48 PM PST

Tride it, messed up my MSN, contacted MSN Tech support, contected Qwest support, finally both told me it won't work with MSN, and wasn't supported by MSN!?!?!?
Had to remove it to get things working again.

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EI 7
by hyper viper / October 31, 2006 4:34 PM PST
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Holding off on Internet 7
by JEfromCanada / October 31, 2006 1:04 PM PST

There are some "features" of Internet Explorer 7 that I'm not ready to embrace. Once is the exclusion of images from non-secure sites that are meant to be displayed on a secure page. I need that capability at the moment, so unless Internet Explorer 7 has a way to override the more stringent rules, I'll stick with IE6.

Not that I use IE6 - I'm a devoted Firefox user - but there are some sites that only work with Microsoft's version of HTML, and for those, I intend to keep using IE6.

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Why I'm holding off
by cavandre / October 31, 2006 11:45 PM PST

Going back to DOS 6.0, I try never to use a MS product until it gets to the x.1 version.

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