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IE v6 question

by Longhornmid04 / December 9, 2004 7:15 AM PST

Hopefully I can get some help on this...

Problem 1
I just signed up for a gmail account, but when I put in my username and password it just reloads the log in page.

I've checked:
- login info correct - If I put in the wrong password it tell me it is incorrect. It only reloads the login page when I put in the right password.
- pop up blocker - I disabled it and nothing changed.
- security settings - I tried setting them lower, but I didn't really know what I was doing there so that may still be the problem.

Problem 2
Also, since I have been trying to fix this, I can no longer right click and "save target as." This is on all websites, including those that I used to be able to download from.

Any help is appreciate.

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Re: IE v6 question
by Papa Echo / December 9, 2004 7:20 AM PST
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Have you tried another browser, e.g. Opera or Firefox ?

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Re: IE v6 question
by Longhornmid04 / December 9, 2004 7:50 AM PST
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I don't have opera or firefox, and I would prefer fixing IE to switching to a new browser.

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Re: IE v6 question
by Papa Echo / December 9, 2004 3:46 PM PST
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If you do not try other browsers, you won't know whetehr the problem is with IE, or your OS, your computer, your ISP, or gmail. It is just a problem solving technique.
If you do not have problems with a non-IE browser, then the problem is most probably IE, then you go fix it. If you have problems even with other browsers, then you have to look elsewhere.

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Re: IE v6 question
by Yew / December 9, 2004 7:36 AM PST
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Well, I see one constant in all of that: You're using IE. Stop! That thing is a raging security hazard. Download Mozilla Firefox and make it the default browser, and forget IE exists.

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Re: IE v6 question
by Longhornmid04 / December 9, 2004 7:52 AM PST
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OK, I promise I'll give firefox a try if I can get some help on the IE problem first. Happy

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Re: IE v6 question
by Junk_Mail / December 9, 2004 5:17 PM PST
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It is gMail that does not work.

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Re: IE v6 question
by Yew / December 9, 2004 10:26 PM PST
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Well, I have a pretty good idea what the problem is, and it's a problem with IE. But you shouldn't use IE because it leaves your system wide open to a much wider number of possible attacks. Like the phishing emails you may have heard about recently... They work by exploiting a bug in IE which lets them hide the fact that you're being redirected to some other site. Microsoft's method of fixing things is to plug holes as they come up, instead of fixing the mechanism by which these exploits work.

Firefox will import almost all of your IE settings, including Favorites, autocomplete data, cookies for site logins, etc. Once you get a taste for Firefox, you'll wonder how you ever managed without some of its features.

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Firefox does not work for MOST SITES !!!!
by Mad Trapper / August 26, 2005 2:06 AM PDT
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The trouble with Firefox is that MOST sites do not work with it !!!!!

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by Cetin Denislam / December 9, 2004 8:31 PM PST
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Re: IE v6 question
by Cursorcowboy / December 9, 2004 10:48 PM PST
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Note: I don't use GMail -- just reading from the site.

I just signed up for a gmail account, but when I put in my username and password it just reloads the log in page.

a. Is your statement fact - how was this account created?

b. Were you already a member and this anomaly has just now occurred?

c. I assume you check compatibility with the Web site?

You need to have Javascript and cookies enabled, regardless of the browser you use

1. The article [Q293513] states that IE6 does not include MVM for Java which can be installed on demand. Please also read "Relnotes.htm File".

2. "Differences Between Windows XP SP1 and Windows XP SP1a (Q813926)."

3. Different versions of the MVM for Java are offered at the (perhaps slow) "Sun Microsystems Java" site as well as a convenient Installation Check (option on the left). Be advised however this check may not be ready for primetime since it reports my system does not have it installed even though the procedural check noted in #2 above verifies that it is.

a. "A Description of the Changes to the Security Settings of the Web Content Zones in Internet Explorer 6 (Q300443)."

b. "Disabling Unsigned Applets Appears to Disable Signed Applets (Q305830)."

Note: When using MVM version 5.00.3802 and IE6, the disabling of unsigned applets also appears to disable signed applets.

c. "HOW TO: Set Java Security in IE (Q315674)."

P.S. "Gmail is an experiment in a new kind of webmail"
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Re: IE v6 question
by Longhornmid04 / December 11, 2004 2:51 PM PST
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problem #1:

still doesn't work in IE, but it does in firefox. i admit it... i stopped using IE about 2 minutes after i installed firefox just to try it out.

problem #2:

i had activated my content advisor the other day. deactivated it and the save target as works fine.

thanks everybody for the help.

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