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Windows 7: IE9 Runner-up to IE8 as Top Browsers on Windows 7 Worldwide


10 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0pTicaL View Post
The main reason I went back to IE8 after upgrading to IE9 is because some smartass at MS decided to remove the Search Engine bar. That bar is so useful when I'm not sure if I typed a word correctly.
But... the search bar is integrated with the adress bar, just type in whatever you want to look for, it will process your query as the old search bar did before

BTW, I also use IE9... not tat often as I do with Firefox (which is getting bulkier with every version...), but IE9 is really good, fast and safe... my only complain should be the lack of complements, lke the AdBlock Plus for firefox, it could be a great addition for IE9, tat could even make me switch to IE9 completely.
Problem is, it doesn't have a drop down box like the old search bar. Searching on Google for example, if I wanted to know if I spelled Mississippi correctly there would be a drop down box as I type, that is not available with IE9


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10 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

There are SO MANY THINGS wrong with searching from the address bar.

It really is a disaster of a UI concept. There is no search history, you can't switch search engines in the middle of a search, once you go to a web page your search term is wiped out and you need to type it in again if you want to change the spelling or add terms...

I can forsee IE10 putting it (the dedicated search window) back touting a great improvement to searching as a "new" feature now that we have hit rock bottom of functionality in that area in all browsers :/
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10 Nov 2011   #13

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I can't see the sense in running more than one browser and I'm more than happy with IE9.

Mind you, it's bound to come top of the pile, if only for the fact that Microsoft has the lion's share of the market and most Windows users have been using Internet Explorer from getting their first computer.
Hi there
Sometimes and it's only very rarely a website doesn't render well with one browser but works with another -this is often due to problems with the site rather than the browser per se.

I agree 99% of the time it doesn't seem to make any sense in using more than one browser --except during testing phases to see which one you like or you want the tiniest one you can find for s "stripped down" version of R7 --Opera is good for this purpose.

BTW not sure what you mean --IE10 has both a drop down for the address bar and a search engine bar where you can type your questions --so unless I've mis-understood something --

Note I'm using IE10 in the "non invasive" i.e in the classical nom metro_UI mode.

screenshot from IE10 in W8

cheers

jimbo


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10 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok.. so they ARE putting it back in 10! hahahaha.... (Idiots for taking it out of 9 just to follow the pack! Grrrr.)
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10 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, personally I love the combo address/search bar. Those Drop down boxes annoy me to no end on ANY browser too. First thing I turn off. I use IE 9 but only when I have to as my Browser of choice is Opera, closely followed by Chrome. I do have both installed and use Chrome because the game I play on facebook seems to like it a tad better than Opera. The only time I fire up IE9 is when I go to my V.A. Health site as it will only accept either it or F.F. (its a real pain in the behind to fill out a whole page of questions ,hit enter and be told that "it appears you have an unsupported browser". So far though that and one other site I frequent are the only ones I have any trouble with at all. Been using Opera for years now and Chrome since I started the fb game a couple of months ago.
But since this thread/topic is IE9 I must say that , to me, its the top of the heap as far as Microsoft browsers are concerned. But at the end of the day, your browser of choice is just that,CHOICE. Whatever you want/need/feel comfortable with is the browser for you.
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06 Dec 2011   #16

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I have IE 9 but, I use Chrome most of the time. Do U guys think ie is better ?
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06 Dec 2011   #17

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

yes, search bing for "google chrome spys on you" and see what you get...
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06 Dec 2011   #18

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
yes, search bing for "google chrome spys on you" and see what you get...
OK, I will. Does this mean I should only use ie9 ?
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06 Dec 2011   #19

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Really, you can use whatever you like best. My opinion is I love IE9, but others love firefox, still others love chrome, and so on...
different ones have different features, security, speed, etc. Google to find out more, or ask questions here on this forum
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06 Dec 2011   #20

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I like ie9 too but got used with Chrome. My wife uses only IE8.
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