Lifeline needed for Final Answer: Is IE7 Final? or not Final?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Wh1t3Kn1t3, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Wh1t3Kn1t3

    Wh1t3Kn1t3 Guest

    I've read numerous (over a dozen) posts from various people saying IE7 is
    final and that no changes will be made until IE8.

    Q1: Is this True or False?
    Could a MS MVP/somebody with credentials to answer this and provide a MS
    link with documentation of the same. Why? Well, the little "Why should I rate
    a post" link with the vote option above it "I Agree" and "I Disagree" on
    suggestions is useless if there is no a definitive answer.

    Thank you!
    Wh1t3Kn1t3, Aug 4, 2006
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  2. IE7 is currently in a beta release which means it is not final. The final
    release is expected in the fourth quarter of this calendar year.
    Dave Massy [MSFT], Aug 4, 2006
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  3. Wh1t3Kn1t3

    SAM-R Guest

    IE7 is Feature complete not final. The next release should be RC1. Feature
    complete means just that. All of the features planned for IE7 are now in
    place. Don't expect much in the way of change to the UI between now and RTM.
    They are working on remaining Bugs and the Performance of IE7 now. It you
    want to know more you can go here That is the Beta
    Team site. You can also read the transcripts of the IE7 Beta Chats to learn
    more. The chats happen the second thursday of each month. The one for Aug.
    is next thursday.
    SAM-R, Aug 4, 2006
  4. Wh1t3Kn1t3

    Wh1t3Kn1t3 Guest

    Thanks to you both, Dave and Sam-R.

    Wh1t3Kn1t3, Aug 4, 2006
  5. So they will fox these bugs?

    1) Cannot remove the (useless) search box from the address bar.
    2) Cannot move the standard menu bar to the top where it belongs.
    3) Cannot have the standard button bar 2nd under the menu bar where it
    4) Have to click off of IE and then back on it to confirm a favorites
    John-Q-Public, Aug 4, 2006
  6. Wh1t3Kn1t3

    SAM-R Guest

    Your list is normal behavior and are not bugs. This is from the IE7 Team.
    UPDATE - 07/27/06

    We appreciate the feedback you've been providing. We are continuing to
    review your issues. However at this point, we have locked down the design of
    IE 7
    SAM-R, Aug 5, 2006
  7. Wh1t3Kn1t3

    JRosenfeld Guest

    For 2) there is a registry edit posted in several places. Google for it.

    for 4) I have no problems right clicking on a favorite from the side panel,
    click delete, confirm send to recycle bin or hold shift, click delete to
    bypass recycle bin, same as in IE 6 or deletion of any file in Windows
    Explorer. I think that's normal.
    JRosenfeld, Aug 5, 2006
  8. Wh1t3Kn1t3

    JRosenfeld Guest

    Should have added, for 1) I don't think the search box is useless. I have
    added and frequently use several customized search engines, and it is then
    convenient to use the search box. I don't use or need any addin toolbar.
    JRosenfeld, Aug 5, 2006
  9. I disagree, they are indeed bugs or flaws. Even if they are
    intentionally designed, they are limitations that are against the
    standards and need to be rectified. There is no justifiable reason to
    have these 'features' in IE7. They are merely change for the sake of
    change. Once they are fixed like they should be, then most people will
    elect to use IE7. Until such time that these absurd and 100% un-needed
    items are fixed IE7 is a waste.

    Thanks for you OPINIONS.
    John-Q-Public, Aug 6, 2006

  10. You dont need a search box or a add in tool bar. There are MANY search
    sites available that dont require my browser to have all the UNNECESSARY
    AND REDUNDANT code to perform a search. Try,, etc.
    They all work just fine! Adding shit like this is just the thing that
    makes MS software so hated by those who despise MS. Its bloat,a nd
    nothing but useless Gee Whiz crap.
    John-Q-Public, Aug 6, 2006

  11. In IE7 for MANY people, deleting a bookmark cause the delete confirm
    dialog to lock up. Requires them to click on another window to give it
    focus and then back on the delete confirm dialog to finalize the delete.
    I am just as glad as I can be that it works for you, however its a known
    bug that exists for a large number of IE7 users. But I guess MS is OK
    with it as long as it works for you! :)
    John-Q-Public, Aug 6, 2006
  12. Wh1t3Kn1t3

    SAM-R Guest

    Like I said maybe in IE8. The UI is locked down for IE7. The Toolbars will
    stay as is.
    SAM-R, Aug 7, 2006
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