IE10 Upgrade to IE11?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by charliec, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. charliec

    charliec Guest

    I am still unclear as to up loading to v11 or not. (I have Win7,
    64bit and IEv10). Some folks like it, some don't! I have the
    notification and have chosen to "Hide" it for now. So, question is -
    are most of you updating or not, and if updating, what to look out
    for. I also posted a similar note in the Alt.windows7.general
    newsgroup in case you might see it there as well.

    Thanks for any insights.
    charliec
     
    charliec, Nov 19, 2013
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  2. charliec

    SC Tom Guest

    You should have cross-posted it to both groups. That way, an answer in one
    group would show up in both. But, too late now . . .

    I installed it after balking a bit. I haven't seen a lot of difference
    between IE10 and IE11. One thing I have noticed in IE11 is that my scroll
    arrows drop-down arrows on web pages are no longer arrows, they're little
    boxes :) Not a big deal since I know what they are, but still strange.

    It's nowhere near as slick on my Win7 box as it is on my Win8.1 laptop. I
    haven't found anything really wrong with it, but it's not a real improvement
    over IE10 to me.
     
    SC Tom, Nov 19, 2013
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  3. charliec

    charliec Guest

    When you say "it's nowhere near as slick on my Wint box..." - what
    does that mean and how does that effect usage/operating in comparsion
    to IE10. I would not want a downgrade in my usage as comparison to
    IE10! Also, how is in "Compatibility" mode for sites requiring it vs
    how IE10 does it?

    Oh, forgot - thanks for the reply!
     
    charliec, Nov 19, 2013
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  4. charliec

    SC Tom Guest

    IE11 on my Win8.1 laptop seems to be slightly faster and smoother than IE11
    on Win7. But there's no visible difference between IE11 on Win8.1 than IE10
    on Win7. I wouldn't consider IE11 to be a downgrade from IE10, but I
    certainly don't see anything to consider it an upgrade. It's more of a
    lateral move.

    Since I don't have compatibility mode enabled on either IE10 or IE11, I
    really can't say. Maybe I've just been lucky, but I don't recall any recent
    sites that required it.

    BTW, I uninstalled IE11 and rolled back to IE10 on my Win7 machine, and the
    boxes are still there instead of the arrows, so I'm thinking the IE11
    installation must have overwritten a font or two :)
    <http://tinypic.com/m/hrke8y/3>

    (I should have used the Tiny Pic site; it has many more scroll bars with
    boxes.)
    I'm going to try re-installing IE11 to see if that fixes it. I'll post back
    if it does.
     
    SC Tom, Nov 20, 2013
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  5. charliec

    XS11E Guest

    I am unable to use it. First, IE 11 offers no way to turn off tabbed
    browsing in Windows 7 other than a registry hack (NOTE TO THOSE WHO
    WILL ANSWER: No, that does NOT work, only the registry hack will stop
    tabs from popping up!)

    The registry hack killed the tabs so I was able to use IE 11 but soon
    encountered continual freezes and other errors so I reverted to IE 10.

    I can't say if the registry hack OR IE 11 was responsible for the
    problems but it doesn't matter, if I can't disable tabs I won't use it
    and I can't put up with the errors I had.
     
    XS11E, Nov 20, 2013
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  6. charliec

    SC Tom Guest

    Well, that didn't work. Boxes are still there. Doesn't affect Firefox though
    :)
     
    SC Tom, Nov 20, 2013
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  7. charliec

    SC Tom Guest

    I fixed it, but still don't know why just that item was affected. I restored
    my \Fonts folder from a disk image I had before the installation of IE11,
    and it all looks fine now.

    (As an aside to any followers of the "Image Backup" threads who might read
    this one, it took me about 5 minutes to restore the folder, booting and
    running ATI2013 build 6514 from the rescue CD.)
     
    SC Tom, Nov 20, 2013
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  8. charliec

    Mayayana Guest

    | I fixed it, but still don't know why just that item was affected. I
    restored
    | my \Fonts folder from a disk image I had before the installation of IE11,
    | and it all looks fine now.
    |
    | (As an aside to any followers of the "Image Backup" threads who might read
    | this one, it took me about 5 minutes to restore the folder, booting and
    | running ATI2013 build 6514 from the rescue CD.)

    Fonts are one of many things I store on a backup
    partition and write to CD periodically. For some
    reason XP seems to occasionally lose some of them.
    I've never figured out why, or whether there's a
    pattern. I usually only notice because I want to
    use something decorative in Paint Shop Pro and
    discover that many of them are not there.
     
    Mayayana, Nov 20, 2013
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