IE7: Why ask for suggestions if they are just ignored?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Katipo, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Katipo

    Katipo Guest

    I have installed the latest beta of IE7 and quite frankly I am disappointed.

    I and several others have posted to this forum requesting that the menu bar
    be moved back to it's rightful place above the address bar, or at least make
    all the bars moveable so we can choose our own layout.

    Sadly this has not happened. Also the error that occurs when you close an
    IE7 window opened by clicking a link in outlook express has not been fixed.

    I can accept that the OE bug may have been too low a priorty to be fixed in
    this release, but surely not the menu bar issue? Therefore I can only assume
    Microsoft has chosen to ignore this request.


    This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
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    Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    Katipo, Apr 25, 2006
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  2. Katipo

    Stephen Guest

    Oh great one, seeing as thou have demanded of a software company to listen to
    you. Here is the thing, the Beta and our right to beta test for microsoft
    "as I understand it" is GIVEN to us for the purpose of us finding bugs and
    glitches not to argue back and forth of our preferances on the layout and

    I'm very happy with the design, so are a lot of people on this site. It
    would seem that if their were not enough votes to change it back then
    microsoft wouldn't change it back, so i'm thinking there were not enough
    votes in your direction.

    IE 7 BETA 2 looks GREAT! and I can't wait until we push it off for release
    when it is done.
    Stephen, Apr 25, 2006
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  3. Katipo

    Ian Guest

    If you think it's great, then you obviously have not been using other browsers.
    Ian, Apr 26, 2006
  4. Katipo

    Katipo Guest

    IE7 most certainly does not look great. The toolbar area is clumsy and
    unprofessional. It looks as though it was tacked together at the last moment
    as an afterthought.

    Not only is the menu bar in the wrong place, tiny search panel jammed up in
    the top right hand corner is almost unusable.

    I wouldn't expect the see a final release anytime soon. This latest beta is
    little more than an alpha. There is still much work to be done.
    Katipo, Apr 26, 2006
  5. FWIW, I am another voice that agrees. It really blows having the menu bar
    take up real estate with the browser tabs. And while that thumbnail preview
    thing is groovy eye candy it is not something I find incredibly useful. I
    usually have about 7 tabs going and I don't need a bloody thumbnail to let
    me know what tab is what. These "features" certainly encourage me to stick
    with Firefox.

    David dlB
    David de la Barre, Apr 26, 2006
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