Browser Choice

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ed O'Brien, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Opera far less buggy and FAST, Speed Dial is Great.

    I have 2 major bugs that have not been Fixed, Will not Store Google searches
    and drops Tabs all the Time, ie select a Tab load URL, select another Tab ,
    second Tab replaces first Tab, second Tab is Empty, will happen on any Tab,
    not just the first one, this Makes IE8 Totally useless.

    Tried Firefox to slow and needs a lots of Plugins to work..
    Frank Williams, Mar 2, 2010
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    Dan Guest

    I don't have either of those problems. I would suspect an add-on is causing
    this for you. Do an IE reset and run in no-addons mode, does that fix it? If
    so, MS have nothing to fix - it's not an IE bug, it's a problem with a 3rd
    party add-on!

    Do you have IE7Pro by any chance? If so, disable the option to only have one
    IE process, that should fix the second problem - each tab runs it's own
    process in IE8, having an add-on try to manage those processes can result in
    exactly what you are seeing.
    Dan, Mar 3, 2010
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  3. Running XP have no add-ons at all, tried a Reinstall of IE8 and selected no
    add-ons as well, Plus tried all the Fixes listed here and elsware , still no
    Frank Williams, Mar 3, 2010
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    Dan Guest

    Reinstall does nothing, as it carries on with the settings already in the
    registry. Did you perform a reset from the Advanced tab in Tools > Options?
    This still doesn't always completely clear out references to external
    applications (especially ones that monitor when they've disabled and then
    re-enabled themselves), but it's a good start. Have you run IE8 in safe mode
    with networking to see if does the same thing (I'd recommend being very
    careful about which sites you visit though, and make sure you're behind a
    NAT or similar device that blocks incoming connections as in safe mode your
    anti-virus and firewall applications will be disabled.

    And as to your claim of no add-ons at all, I find that hard to believe. It's
    extremely rare for IE to have no add-ons installed - have you never been to
    a site using Java or Flash? Do you any of the Windows Live applications
    installed? What about anti-virus, or anti-malware? A lot of applications
    inject hooks into IE and are very hard to disable, often the only way is to
    remove the external application entirely.

    Can you list the fixes you've tried? Without knowing which you have tried,
    and which ones you'e missed, pointing you in the right direction will be

    I've never see anyone claim that IE closes their tabs before, what fix did
    you find for that? As I mentioned, this is exactly what I'd expect an add-on
    to do when trying to keep IE using a single process as IE8 uses a loosely
    coupled process handler so a single process cleanup by an add-on or external
    application will almost always result in tabs or IE itself being closed
    automatically. IE7Pro is just one application that I know has an option to
    do this (I used to use it with IE7 so that it would force all pages into a
    single IE window rather than allowing links or other apps to open new IE
    windows, but under IE8 caused all sorts of problems).
    Dan, Mar 4, 2010
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    Alejo FP Guest

    I have used the msconfig command, and unchecked the item "Browserchoice".
    Then i removed the icon on windows desktop. It worked for me, in windows XP
    and in Windows 7
    Alejo FP, Mar 25, 2010
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    LD55ZRA Guest

    You are a very cleaver boy and I wished some Microsoft Valuable Pigs had
    some intelligence like yours to advice Microsoft Customers what to do
    in situation like yours.

    LD55ZRA, Mar 26, 2010
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Easy decision: <plonk>
    Leonard Grey, Mar 26, 2010
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