IE7 too much much that MS has done

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Behr, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Behr

    Behr Guest

    I really don't know where to start. I was excited by IE7. Now I am totally
    stumped. I can navigate my way around it, but I know A LOT of people who
    won't. My parents for one. Taking away the ever so common toolbar from the
    top is a BIG mistake. It's how we support our parents and friends and clients.

    And all these goddamn info bars saying: according to my security settings it
    won't load.... WTF? Nothing I've done! All of a sudden you deem that I was
    too happy playing my online games so now I can't download ActiveX controls
    etc etc so sites I've been merrily using for years, even though I added the
    site to my Allowed list.

    I cannot imagine my parents trying to deal with all this security. Please,
    oh please, do not release this version to the general public. Let it go in
    Vista only where changes are expected.

    If the wheel aint broke.. DON'T FIX IT.

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    Behr, Nov 8, 2006
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  2. Behr

    Dan Guest

    The best thing to do is stay with IE6, it will be supported on the XP
    platform for several years yet and you'll get to keep enjoying a fully
    customizable and less intrusive browsing experience. In short, it treats you
    like an adult.
    Dan, Nov 8, 2006
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  3. eBehr,

    This version is *already* released to the general public. Unless you rest
    Automatic Updates on your parent's PCs to not automatically update their
    machines, then they already have it.

    Hope you don't waste too much time fixin' their PCs after Thanksgiving
    yo_no_comprende, Nov 8, 2006
  4. Behr

    rocky Guest

    Staying with IE6 leaves you more vulnerable than using IE7. It is better to
    install IE7 and then install a user interface shell like Maxthon at or Avant at if you
    absolutely can't stand the IE7 interface, but you should at least give the
    interface a go and not just resist change.



    Microsoft hasn't reduced the level of customisability in IE7 just to piss
    you off and are listening to your concerns about customisability in IE7.
    Read my post at
    rocky, Nov 8, 2006
  5. Behr

    Dan Guest

    Maxthon has potential, I downloaded that to see what it was like and it
    really isn't too bad. But IE6 will still be updated for years so I don't see
    what makes IE7 any more secure except for the anti-phishing filter, which I
    don't use anyway in Firefox. For me it's just not enough of a tradeoff when
    it comes to customizability.
    Dan, Nov 8, 2006
  6. Behr

    MicroFox Guest

    the new design for the wheel is a triangle.. you will have to start to like
    it.. becase MS thinks you should! LOL
    MicroFox, Nov 8, 2006
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