how do I make IE7 look like IE6?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Scarecrowe, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Scarecrowe

    Scarecrowe Guest

    My users don't deal with change very well and I know for sure (based on
    today's "fun" at the office) that IE7 is going to bring many of them to a
    standstill. Windows XP has the "Windows Classic" option. What does IE7 have
    to make it look like IE6? I want the menus back where they are "supposed" to
    be. What the heck is home/print/tools doing on my tabbed browsing bar?? I
    don't want a Search window at all. I see that I can add the File/Edit/View
    bar back in but for some reason it is now BELOW the address bar? When it's
    turned on, it should be at the top -- just below the title bar.

    These are all simple cosmetic changes that should be able to be turned on or
    off with the click of a "IE6 Classic" option (or something like that). Until
    such a thing is available, I've advised my users to avoid IE7.
     
    Scarecrowe, Oct 20, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    Users do NOT have to install IE7.
     
    PA Bear, Oct 20, 2006
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    SAM-R Guest

    The IE6 Toolbars do not exist in IE7. IE7 is based on Vista.
     
    SAM-R, Oct 20, 2006
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    YAH Guest

    On that subject, has Microsoft made any public statements to the effect
    that IE6 will continue to be maintained until official support for the
    compatible OSs ends? I mean, if IE6 will continue to receive security
    and privacy related bug fixes then the above is a viable and practical
    long term option. If such significant bugs aren't fixed in IE6, then the
    installation of IE7 becomes or could become a necessity of sorts.
     
    YAH, Oct 20, 2006
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    C A Upsdell Guest

    Given that IE7 is supposed to be more secure, there is a compelling
    reason to use IE7, so many will chose to install IE7. Also, given that
    it will be rolled out automatically via Windows Update, and given that
    many people will not know how to prevent it from being installed, many
    will find IE7 on their PCs when they are not really aware of the
    ramifications. So many will be using IE7 who are not exactly in love
    with the new UI.

    In this context it is astounding that Microsoft has done such dumb
    things to screw up the user interface. I agree with much of what the OP
    said, plus: IE7 puts the Refresh and Stop buttons at the wrong (right)
    side of the address bar, instead of at the left, where IMO they belong;
    The Tab bar is cluttered up with icons that I don't want, and which
    reduce the amount of space available for tabs; and IE has a clever but
    non-intuitive and hard-to-use mechanism for going forwards and backwards
    multiple pages.


    It doesn't bother me that MS changed the UI so drastically; but it does
    bother me that I can't customize it to work the way *I* want.

    Maybe TweakIE will eventually allow me to customize IE7. I hope so.
     
    C A Upsdell, Oct 20, 2006
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    Jason Guest

    I agree, same thing here.. Until IE7 has the look and feel of IE6 I won't be
    upgrading. I had it on my system a whole 10 minutes, what a letdown.
     
    Jason, Oct 20, 2006
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    SAM-R Guest

    If IE7 makes you unhappy, I would suggest that you not move up to Vista.
     
    SAM-R, Oct 20, 2006
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  8. IE7 and Vista are made for people afraid of computers and teh internet.
    More commonly known as AOL users. Its a dumbed down, fluffy, warm and
    cozy. 'look pretty' upgrade and not much more.
     
    John-Q-Public, Oct 20, 2006
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  9. Hello Scarecrowe,
    I have developed an add-on (Quero, www.quero.at) that can accomplish this to
    some extent. The Quero Toolbar can replace the standard navigation bar of
    IE7. Additionally, you can turn the classic menu on and minimize (or remove
    the buttons of) the command bar at the same time. You can also hide the
    search engine selection box from Quero (activate Quero > Settings >
    Appearance > Hide search engine combo box).

    Viktor
     
    Viktor Krammer, Oct 20, 2006
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  10. What took you so long? Mine was gone in 5 minutes. Why can't you
    rearrange the toolbars as in IE6?
     
    Oliver Costich, Oct 20, 2006
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    DeathNACan Guest

    Would you please port this for the x64 version of IE 7 thanks.
     
    DeathNACan, Oct 20, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    ...given that
    Those to whom AU offers IE7 will have to agree to the install, else it's not
    installed. See http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/26/678149.aspx
     
    PA Bear, Oct 21, 2006
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    C A Upsdell Guest

    But, as I said, many will not be aware of the ramifications, including
    the extreme changes in the UI.
     
    C A Upsdell, Oct 21, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    You can only do so much to protect users from themselves. (The IE7 Blocker
    will really scare 'em!)
     
    PA Bear, Oct 23, 2006
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  15. Would you please port this for the x64 version of IE 7 thanks.

    It is on my to do list ;-)

    Viktor
     
    Viktor Krammer, Oct 23, 2006
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    DeathNACan Guest

    Thanks! By the way, I am currently testing it on my x64 installation and it
    seems to run fine. When will we be able to add other buttons to the Quero
    bar? Such as Home, Size, Print and Tools?
     
    DeathNACan, Oct 24, 2006
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