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Windows 7: IE10, Long time in, Good Or Not? What's the status of the browser?

18 Aug 2013   #1
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
IE10, Long time in, Good Or Not? What's the status of the browser?

hi there,

I am thinking to upgrade to IE10 since i just understood that some BASIC functionalities of gmail are gone (cannot attach multiple files, cannot see progress during attachment) after they introduced this lovely "new compose", so either i switch email or i need to upgrade from IE9.

Personally i like IE9, is fast and works OK, occasionally i get the "this tab has stopped working" with the RED x but is no big deal, happens rarely.

After all, IE10 has been around for a while now and i bet that there's been several patches for it so i'd like how it's working right now, and if there are any major issues with it.

Many Thanks
Gabrio


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18 Aug 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have ie10 on two machine with very few issues,
I also have Google toolbar installed and use gmail so I can say I'm not having any issues with either,
There is a few tweaks which I've learned to use for a better experience which also apply to ie9 as well,
Adobe shockwave player is probably the biggest role player in how well ie9 or 10 operates/ I usually run with it Disabled and only enable if a I want to watch a video,
I've found little to no need for Java from Oracle so Uninstalling it might help a bit and making sure the Java deployment kit is disabled/ haven't found a way to completely remove Java deployment as of yet ?
http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/...erversions.xml
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/uninstall_java.xml
I've also found Alt+TB or Menubar/ Tools/ Compatibility view settings/ Uncheck Download comp-view lists from Microsoft automatically and good thing to do/ except for Intranet leave Checked and of course Uncheck view all sites in comp-view. will help either version of ie.
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But as always there can be third party Security suites which will not understand and therefor block Internet explorer's processes so Please state what you use Microsoft security essentials is popular on this and many other help forums,
For added security you can add another popular one Malwarebytes Pro/ very cheap and works well with MSE,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
But be sure to remove any existing security suite before adding another one to replace it,
Fill out your system spec's page and post your existing security suite.
Avast and AVG have issues with ie10 along with Mcafee and Norton.
Edit,
There is some more tweaks but please add more information.
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18 Aug 2013   #3
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I have ie10 on two machine with very few issues,
I also have Google toolbar installed and use gmail so I can say I'm not having any issues with either,
There is a few tweaks which I've learned to use for a better experience which also apply to ie9 as well,
Adobe shockwave player is probably the biggest role player in how well ie9 or 10 operates/ I usually run with it Disabled and only enable if a I want to watch a video,
I've found little to no need for Java from Oracle so Uninstalling it might help a bit and making sure the Java deployment kit is disabled/ haven't found a way to completely remove Java deployment as of yet ?
I've also found Alt+TB or Menubar/ Tools/ Compatibility view settings/ Uncheck Download comp-view lists from Microsoft automatically and good thing to do/ except for Intranet leave Checked and of course Uncheck view all sites in comp-view. will help either version of ie.
But as always there can be third party Security suites which will not understand and therefor block Internet explorer's processes so Please state what you use Microsoft security essentials is popular on this and many other help forums,
For added security you can add another popular one Malwarebytes Pro/ very cheap and works well with MSE,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
But be sure to remove any existing security suite before adding another one to replace it,
Fill out your system spec's page and post your existing security suite.
Avast and AVG have issues with ie10 along with Mcafee and Norton.
Edit,
There is some more tweaks but please add more information.
Cheers for feedback.
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18 Aug 2013   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

More tweaking I've found which helps ie9 or 10,
Browser history Delete on exit,
I personally don't use allot of features like Form fills/ auto password and Username collections/ or even the New tabs page-Frequently visited sites list,
So if you also don't care for those feature,
Open ie,
Use Alt+TD or Ctrl+Shift+Delete
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Uncheck the very top box and leave the very bottom box Unchecked then check all others except for the third from the top Cookies box,
The cookies box will allow you to say logged into various sites where you check the box to remember you/ stay logged in/ it's about all I use.
Delete browser history Settings button,
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I have it set to "0" days although the temp folder is set on it's recommended size of 250mg. (I do not stockpile temp-files)
Cache and Databases section/ Uncheck the box to allow this storage. (ie10 only)
When Resetting ie9 or 10 and Deleting personal settings which is a good idea to do when you upgrade to a newer version so all the default settings have no issues installing.
One note after a reset and opening ie for the first time,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1222-internet-explorer-reset.html
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Adobe Shockwave flash element will not be Disabled/ the new version is suborn and needs to be Disabled manually/ Alt+TA
Uninstall flash,
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html
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18 Aug 2013   #5
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ive just installed IE10 and so far so good, I will test it a bit over the next couple of days... cheers!
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18 Aug 2013   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Good do come back with an update,
A short tip is to check every once in awhile for the Broken page Icon, (Comp-view)

It doesn't always appear and if you ever see the Blue circle with the slash through it right click it to disable active x filtering,
When the Broken page Icon does not appear use the F12 key (developer tools) click on Browser mode and make sure your using ie10 and not Comp-view which usually is only needed if video controls are inactive and a few other page rendering issues click on another listing to force a switch/ the page will auto refresh,
Document mode can also be manually switched the same way. Standards usually works best but there are rare occasions where ie7 will end up being checked as default.
Cheers.
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19 Aug 2013   #7
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I personally disliked it because it didn't play nice with my routers internet GUI like IE9 does. Also very sluggish accessing the GUI for my NAS MyBook Live. Fiddling with compatibility modes and document modes made no difference so I rolled back. I think someone said it responds better with my routers GUI using InPrivate Browsing mode but I didn't want to go back and try. Basically my issue was sometimes I'd click my router link and it'd respond loading the page instantly, then later on it'd be waiting for reply for anything upto 15 seconds. There was no ryhme or reason. Maybe IE10 is pinickity when accessing internal device web pages (my model Netgear WNDR 3700 v2). External browsing seemed fine though.

I also noticed a nasty bug where trying to attach pictures from within internet explorer browse mode (ie. facebook) that browsing to the pictures folder saw that loads of folders were missing. I've seen others raise this issue. I think recreating the folder solves the issue but what an oversight by Microsoft. Personally IE9 is fine and far less buggy for me. I dislike Microsoft's policy of change for the sake of change when IE9 was ticking along just fine.
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19 Aug 2013   #8
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
I personally disliked it because it didn't play nice with my routers internet GUI like IE9 does. Also very sluggish accessing the GUI for my NAS MyBook Live. Fiddling with compatibility modes and document modes made no difference so I rolled back. I think someone said it responds better with my routers GUI using InPrivate Browsing mode but I didn't want to go back and try. Basically my issue was sometimes I'd click my router link and it'd respond loading the page instantly, then later on it'd be waiting for reply for anything upto 15 seconds. There was no ryhme or reason. Maybe IE10 is pinickity when accessing internal device web pages (my model Netgear WNDR 3700 v2). External browsing seemed fine though.

I also noticed a nasty bug where trying to attach pictures from within internet explorer browse mode (ie. facebook) that browsing to the pictures folder saw that loads of folders were missing. I've seen others raise this issue. I think recreating the folder solves the issue but what an oversight by Microsoft. Personally IE9 is fine and far less buggy for me. I dislike Microsoft's policy of change for the sake of change when IE9 was ticking along just fine.
I've just tested this and it appears to be working fine. localhost and facebook upload, no problem here. in regards to localhost, it might be your router, I noticed that mine sometimes refreshes in one fraction of second, sometimes takes a little but is no biggie to me. Happened the same with IE9.

gab
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19 Aug 2013   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
I also noticed a nasty bug where trying to attach pictures from within internet explorer browse mode (ie. facebook) that browsing to the pictures folder saw that loads of folders were missing. I've seen others raise this issue. I think recreating the folder solves the issue but what an oversight by Microsoft.
Yes that was and I suppose still is an issue with more than just Facebook users/ gmail/ outlook.com/....
But there were several fixes/ workarounds..
1) Was to make sure Show hidden folders, files and drives was selected in Folder options, (Easiest).
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
2) Renaming the folders that were not appearing in the upload browse box, (add a number or letter to the beginning)
3) Delete the Problematic Library and Right click the Libraries listing and using Restore default libraries.
Libraries - Hidden and Empty Fix
Libraries - Restore Default
4) Using a Unhide utility from bleepingComputer to do it for you.
All the above would point to some sort of maleware or User account corruption which ie10 picked up ?
No-one really gave allot of information about their systems or security suites they had installed....,
They just blamed ie10 and ranted/ Uninstall.....
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19 Aug 2013   #10
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well I did only download ie 10 shortly after release so it may be better now. But I saw the pictures library issue on my machine, my wife's and in the work machine. My firm has rolled back to ie 9 too and I work in a reasonably large corporate. I don't know the issues they had but I guess some pretty major concerns.

As for the router UI yes I think ie 10 does not like its older interface for some reason. I do have other access points with different UI and they do work better. It just frustrates that IE9 copes fine with it as does Mozilla and chrome yet IE10 plays oddball.

Maybe ie10 is better now. Has it been patched other than the bog standard patch tuesday security fixes?
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