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Windows 7: That's it! Done with IE9 already.

10 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

I love IE...the only thing that keeps me in Firefox is the wealth of addons. I have about 20 installed that I simply can't live without. I wish IE ha that type of functionality.

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10 May 2011   #12

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
Lol. I have to laugh about this. Why? Because IE8 didn't have that problem. Know why? You had to click on a tab to activate it before the close box was visible. Why did Microsoft change it? Because people bitched that they had to click first to close a tab, and that IE was being a nanny by trying to prevent them from accidentally closing tabs.

Just goes to show that Microsoft can't win. If they do things one way, people bitch, they do it the other, people bitch.

As Alphanumeric says, if you accidentally close a tab, just open a new tab, right click on it, and choose reopen last closed tab. You can also close IE9 and reopen all your last session tabs by going to tools->Reopen last browsing session. You can also view a list of recently closed tabs on the "blank tab" screen.
Very true, the problem with the solutions available is that they still require a mental reset. Once my train of thought is broken, I invariably lose track--usually accompanied by a few choice words.

I know it's a personal failing, but hey, as Popeye used to say, "I-yam what I-yam."

Not a big problem, and I appreciate the helpful suggestions. I think that I will stick with IE8 for now.
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11 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I love IE...the only thing that keeps me in Firefox is the wealth of addons. I have about 20 installed that I simply can't live without. I wish IE ha that type of functionality.
You might be able to satisfy your plugin addiction with MaxThon browser. It uses IE engine. I haven't used it in years but for awhile I enjoyed the user-written plugins and the community around them.

I was big into Firefox, even running the portable out of a ram disk because it loads off the drive so slowly otherwise. Now it's mostly as a backup. I'm using Chromium nightly builds. I only have 7 extensions installed and I have bookmark and password sync, xml formatting etc.. everything I need. My one complaint is AutoCopy kept failing when I updated, so I wrote my own as a hotkey utility.

Once I tried Chromium I got rid of FF portable and the ram disk. Chromium just leaps off the HD. Man it's fast!! It uses multiple processes but that's what multitasking multicore PCs are for.

afa IE and multi-tab, well it took them a long time to get on the bandwagon. Not much in the way of experience. Plus I don't like the idea that nasty code figures it's always there so latch a BHO onto it. Got hit with that once! Now I never use IE or any IE based browser.
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24 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gaiusgracchus View Post
If you are not seeing incompatibility, you are not doing real-world, event-driven Javascript.
Wrong forum, and wrong conclusion. The incompatibility is the result of developers that do not know how to write cross-browser javascript.
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25 Jan 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

The big change from IE8 with IE9 is that by default tabs & address bar share the same space so open 30 tabs in both browsers & IE9 tabs will be crammed together like sardines in a can making it more likely you will hit the close button by mistake.
If you right click on the tab bar the bottom option is show tabs on a separate row which may help.
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25 Jan 2012   #16

Windows 10 64bit

firefox 4 life :P ye i preffer firefox over IE. Only time i use IE is to download stuff with the download manger app i use because i have no idea how to make it work with firefox
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 That's it! Done with IE9 already.

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