User Interface for IE7 needs serious work.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by John Dibble, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. John Dibble

    MrDale Guest

    Icons save space compared to text buttons. Personally they make more sense
    too. With your design there's no search box. If you use the computer to use
    it (who doesn't), then you'd have a place for the search window since it is
    extremely handy. Besides, you probablt not be able to achieve everything on
    one line since Microsoft is trying to prevent address bar hi jacking, that's
    why (from what I'm assuming) there is a fixed second tier with icons along
    with the tabs. You can turn off the tabs which would eliminate that tier if
    there were no icons on a fixed tier.

    Personally I have no use for the text menu. If I need it I click "alt" it
    shows up and I have what I need. Why junk up the browser with text menu's
    that you don't need and take up more space than icons? Theres a tool icon,
    there's a favorites icon/center, how often does anyone use "help"?, there's a
    page zoom at the bottom of the browser, what else do you really use view for?
    Edit is completely useless since you can right click and get those same
    options and more. File is the only text button with any sort of real

    The UI is lways going to be personal preference. I'm going to assume now you
    won't be able to change things around to how you would like them. I like
    clean and stremlined looks with functionability with IE 7 gives to me, unlike
    the bloated styles of FF, Opera etc...

    If they organized the icons a little better this would be a great UI.
    MrDale, Feb 9, 2006
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  2. MrDale:
    Not? Did you look at this:

    I have no search box in my IE6 setup - because I don't search from the
    bar, but there is room, look at the IE7 suggestion (and that image is
    from a smaller screen than 1024 wide). So there is space for all.

    Besides, all I want is the possibility to have all on the same line if
    I want to. Other might do otherwise, but we should have the option to!
    Clean ?!?!?! I think the new IE7 layout looks messed up :-(
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Feb 9, 2006
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  3. DITTO !!

    But considering that Microsoft's IE division doesnt care much (not enough
    serious competition for browser that's manageable in Enterprise environment)
    I seriously don't believe they will change UI (or some very poor browser
    security decisions).

    Preview has been released and they don't even bother setting up a SERIOUS
    PREVIEW FEEDBACK group or site. All we're doing here is posting stuff in
    "General" IE group (probably sensless). I wonder if Bill is ever going to
    take a closer look at IE division...


    I would stick with Maxthon in a heartbeat if this was IE7's default UI look.
    Looks like my browser looked 10 years ago. It's time to move on for me.

    Hopefully you'll be able to customize a little bit with ie7 final release to
    get what you're shooting for.
    Gregg M. Bryant, Apr 10, 2006
  4. John Dibble

    Groovy Guest

    I found Maxthon (My IE2) a lot better than any others especially for
    customizing toolbars.
    Groovy, Sep 15, 2006
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