IE7 looks like IE6. Insists it's IE7. Behaves as IE6!!!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Lovepeaceguru, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. I was having problems with IE7 - repeatedly crashing every time I tried to
    d/l a pdf file. I uninstalled from Control Panel and reinstalled everything
    appearing OK. On rebooting no IE shortcut on start menu and browsing to
    iexplore.exe loads what looks like IE6. Checking "About" says it's IE7 but
    no tabs and looks ike IE6. Right click on link offers option iof "load in
    new tab" but loads in new window.

    I'm reinstalling again. Any ideas??
     
    Lovepeaceguru, Jan 6, 2007
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    BillW50 Guest

    Wow! I would love to have a IE7 version that looks and feels like IE6!
    If it were me, I would cherish it and leave it alone if it works ok!
    <grin>
     
    BillW50, Jan 6, 2007
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  3. I appreciate your pouint Bill!! Nevertheless, IE? continues to crash nearly
    every time I try to d/l a pdf file. It worked once last night but failed
    again this morning. Just about to commence the fourth reinstall in 24 hours.
     
    Lovepeaceguru, Jan 6, 2007
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    BillW50 Guest

    Oh damn, that is no good! <sigh>

     
    BillW50, Jan 6, 2007
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  5. Lovepeaceguru

    Vanguard Guest


    Are you downloading the PDF file, or are you opening it (maybe within
    the browser)? I don't see how IE would give a gnat's fart about the
    filetype of a download (but your security software might). If what you
    are really doing is *opening* the PDF file (download & OPEN) then
    whatever you have to handle the opening of PDF files is screwed up. If
    you are using Adobe's Acrobat Reader then it installs an ActiveX control
    used as a BHO (browser helper opject) in IE to load the reader program
    but have the display show up within the browser's window. What happens
    if you configure Adobe Acrobat reader to NOT display a PDF within the
    browser?
     
    Vanguard, Jan 6, 2007
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  6. Thx Vanguard. I think you have the nub of the issue. After fourth reinstall
    of IE7 and reinstall of Adobe Reader 8 everything is back as it should be.

    I have to say that I actually quite like IE7 although I user Firefox and
    Opera as well. Compared to Microsioft's real "dog", ActiveSync (which has to
    be the most incompetent, unreliable and dysfunctional software ever released)
    it's a dream!!
     
    Lovepeaceguru, Jan 6, 2007
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