Why oh why can i not configure the toolbar the way i want in IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by rolland, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. rolland

    rolland Guest

    I will not use IE7 for this reason. I wish that they would give the option to
    use classic toolbars. The sad truth of the matter is that IE7 takes up more
    toolbar space with the toolbars that I want to use than any version of IE
    that I have ever used. I think that I will have to switch to Fire Fox if I
    ever upgrade to vista just for the simple fact that I can put the toolbars
    more like I want them than you can with the new version of IE. I think
    Microsoft did not take into account people who use a screen resolution
    greater than 1024X768 what in the world do I need an address bar that
    stretches across a 20" monitor @ 1600X1200 resolution it is just stupid that
    I cannot use some of the real-estate for other things. Also since I turn off
    the tabbed browsing I have a bunch of real-estate that I cannot use for
    anything and is a waste of space.

    For instance I like to have the file edit view favorites tools and help
    along with my links on the top toolbar. On the second toolbar I like to have
    back forward etc. yahoo toolbar and the address bar. I don’t care about tabs
    I turn those off because of the extra toolbar space that they require.

    Oh could you would you in a future release add the ability to change to
    classic toolbars Microsoft. You did it with the start menu and I thank you
    for that because I hate the windows xp style start menu.
    rolland, Oct 25, 2006
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    RHinNC Guest

    I am so with you!

    Why Microsoft did not give us a choice is beyond me.
    RHinNC, Oct 25, 2006
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    rocky Guest

    The interview at http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=247016 has
    Max Stevens and Dave Massy talking about the customisability of IE7. Max
    says that they had to reduce customisability to implement tabs without
    breaking compatibility with add-ons and that they want to improve
    customisability in the future. Dave Massy says that people should stick with
    the current interface and get used to and then they may find like him that
    the IE6 interface is clunky when going back to it.
    rocky, Oct 26, 2006
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    Dan Guest

    What an absurd statement, I could use IE7 until the cows come home and not
    like it due to its lack of customizability. There are buttons scattered all
    over the place and that are inconvenient when you're left-handed and vice
    versa I'm sure. If Dave likes it so much he can have it as they watch the
    total usage Of Firefox soar.
    Dan, Oct 26, 2006
  5. I agree 100%. I didn't have Firefox installed before, but after seeing
    what MS did with IE7, and experiencing problems with a number of
    websites under IE7, I installed Firefox 2.0 today. Takes a bit getting
    used to, rearranging toolbars isn't very intuitive, but it's possible.
    And it opens all those websites IE7 had a problem with without any
    trouble. Guess what my default browser is set to now...

    Thomas Wagner, Oct 26, 2006
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    RHinNC Guest

    One word.... Maxthon

    Uses the IE7 Engine. Have to use it to see just how powerful it is.
    RHinNC, Oct 26, 2006
  7. If native IE7 has trouble with certain websites, the IE7 engine will
    likely have the same problems. So far, I haven't seen a glitch with
    Firefox, but then I've only used it for a day. But at least it does fine
    on the sites that worked with IE6 and that the IE7 "upgrade" broke.

    And those aren't just some obscure sites...

    The update also seems to cause problems with the NY Times Reader. Since
    installing IE7, I'm getting frequent crashes.

    I should have known better than to install an MS .0 release... always
    wait for the .1 update.

    Thomas Wagner, Oct 26, 2006
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    RHinNC Guest

    If you don't mind, let me know of the site(s) you are having trouble with.
    Just curious to see if they will load.

    I used Firefox for awhile, but I had several sites that would not load for
    me. Go figure...

    Hmmm....Opera perhaps?
    RHinNC, Oct 26, 2006
  9. But you can put all things on one tollbare (buttons, menu, adress bar)
    like in IE6, and Firefox is so nice that it doesn't show the tabs
    before you have two windows, so with one site open you get the extra
    space (IE7 steals that because it alwsys show the menues on that line)

    To bad some .Net web-applications and ActiveX don't work on Firefox
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Oct 26, 2006
  10. The sites I had trouble with are member sites. BestBuy reward zone, for
    one: worked fine with IE6, hangs on a sweepstakes page with IE7.
    I ran into one site that doesn't load correctly with Firefox today (an
    insurance member site). IE7 has minor problems with that site such as
    cutting off text (IE6 worked fine), but FF can't display certain page
    elements. Sigh...

    Thomas Wagner, Oct 26, 2006
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    glynda Guest

    I agree with Rolland, the originator of this message. I'm this close to
    switching to Firefox. Their toolbars and menus are definitely more
    adjustable - which I like and require. I know Microsoft won't care if one
    little peasant in their huge computer kingdom quits paying homage to them by
    using one of their products, but maybe if enough of us complain, they will do
    something to change IE7. I have emailed customer service at the website and
    hope they can give me some help. I recommend everyone email them about their
    dislike of not being able to configure IE7 to our liking, instead of theirs.
    If they actually get back to me with anything helpful, I will post it.
    glynda, Jan 12, 2007
  12. Look at this Firefox layout :) http://osterud.name/firefox.html :)

    I tried to get it as good as my IE6, but it turned out even better !!
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Jan 12, 2007
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