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Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:43 am

IE 9 Beta is up and running. Anyone tried (trying)? Is it different, as MS says and does it deliver what it promises?
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:50 pm

I am; and admittedly; it isn't that bad.
Especially as a Windows 7 User; as it allows me to save web pages in the start bar just like programs. Its speed is a lot faster over Firefox; though I think it still looses to Chrome and Safari.
I still use Firefox; mainly due to the large range of plug-ins, but I have a feeling that very soon will come a time where I may rethink my browser choice.

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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:10 pm

Tried it, but it froze on me a few times. Otherwise, I really liked how it used hardware acceleration. I've tried every browser out there though and I can't find a reason to stop using Firefox. It just works, and has the best ad-blocking ever.
 
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:49 pm

I will be using it when the beta is done and the final product is out.
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Quokka
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:44 am

I downloaded and tried IE9 and have since uninstalled it.

There were things that I liked about it. It loaded a bit quicker than IE8 and in its default setting gave more space to displaying the page rather than various toolbars and buttons. It looked simpler and fresher. It was stable in operation and did not crash.

However, there were some issues displaying content or handling scripts.
1. I like to do the Guardian Cryptic Crossword online. There is an anagram function that opens a window and displays inserted letters in their position in a grid and unallocated letters to be shuffled. While the letters in the grid correctly displayed, the unallocated letters did not appear.
2. Far worse for visiting Airliners.net, the drop-down lists in the photo search engine only partially displayed. All that displayed for Aircraft, Airline and Country was the drop-down arrow, which when clicked upon opened an empty list. The other drop-down boxes worked properly.

Uninstalling IE9 and reverting to IE8 solved both problems.
 
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:31 am

Quoting Quokka (Reply 4):
I downloaded and tried IE9 and have since uninstalled it.

There were things that I liked about it. It loaded a bit quicker than IE8 and in its default setting gave more space to displaying the page rather than various toolbars and buttons. It looked simpler and fresher. It was stable in operation and did not crash.

However, there were some issues displaying content or handling scripts.
1. I like to do the Guardian Cryptic Crossword online. There is an anagram function that opens a window and displays inserted letters in their position in a grid and unallocated letters to be shuffled. While the letters in the grid correctly displayed, the unallocated letters did not appear.
2. Far worse for visiting Airliners.net, the drop-down lists in the photo search engine only partially displayed. All that displayed for Aircraft, Airline and Country was the drop-down arrow, which when clicked upon opened an empty list. The other drop-down boxes worked properly.

Uninstalling IE9 and reverting to IE8 solved both problems.

Does IE9 have a compatibility button like IE8 has? If it does that could of solved those problems.
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:08 am

I haven't tried it, but all I can say is, I hope it's better than IE8. I got so frustrated with IE8 that i downloaded Mozilla and use it most of the time because IE8 just is not reliable. I cant even count the number of times that it freezes, pages dont load properly and etc, I think IE8 is computer speak for basketcase.
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:57 am

I'm a pure Mozilla Firefox user. Haven't looked back at IE since IE6 came with Windows XP. I only use IE as a backup browser, in case Mozilla acts up, but Chrome is also in that role.
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:11 pm

may install it in a VMware image to test compatibility with some of our products sometime soon. Apart from that, I've a policy to not install 3rd party beta products on my systems unless I'm under contract to test them (in which case those VMware images work just fine).
That's not limited to Microsoft products, it's the same for all products from all companies.
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RE: Internet Explorer 9 Beta - Anyone Using It?

Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:11 pm

I have been using it a while now, since the last thread about it here. Gotta be a couple months now. I like it. Couple things though...

When I open IE9 for the first time after booting my machine, it takes a while to load.

It has some issues with certain websites. Some Flickr features wouldn't work right at first, but this has recently changed. Probably because Flickr tweaked the site to work with it, I dunno. YouTube has some issue, especially when using the search bar and trying to select from the predictive drop down selections. For most sites with minor issues, the compatability button does the trick. But not for all...

Other than that it is great. It is a Beta so obviously there will be kinks to be worked out.
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