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Windows 7: Latest Internet Explorer 9 Release

18 Sep 2010   #441
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

It's beta! Just like anything else in beta form that means "unfinished". The idea however is a preview as well as being able to provide feedback to MS where the bugs remaining can be looked at long before the final version is out. You have to stick with a beta for a period of time to get an idea of what the final version will be like.

Simply logging onto the home page here earlier was a bit sluggish but that has been seen with IE 8 as well as other browsers looked at the local connection or home page site is busy. That will lower any performance with any browser.


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18 Sep 2010   #442
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How do I send feedback using "send feedback" from gear, I've tried several times always I get a message "It is not available for your LiveID" or similar.
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18 Sep 2010   #443
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
Alright guys...somebody asked me how I got IE9 64-bit as my default browser and the answer is, by going into "Internet Options" >> "Programs" >> "Make default". It tells you you can't do it, but in reality you can. My screenshots:
I set IE9 as default:

If the 64 bit is open, click on a link in an email, it opens in the 64 bit browser in a new tab. This leads me to believe the 64 bit is the default.

If no browsers are open, the link is opened in the 32 bit browser, leading me to believe the 32 bit browser is the default.

This might explain the difference in results when trying to set IE 9 64 bit as default - or not.
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18 Sep 2010   #444
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
How do I send feedback using "send feedback" from gear, I've tried several times always I get a message "It is not available for your LiveID" or similar.
There are issues with this feature. They have been reported on Microsoft Connect. It appears there might be an issue if Windows Live Essentials in installed.
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18 Sep 2010   #445
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@ Night Hawk: This is, of course, very true.

At times I can see why some people prefer non-Microsoft products, especially when web browsers come into question. I can fully understand that Firefox and Chrome seem like better browsers in terms of user customization, extensions and add-ons, themes etc.

Microsoft simply brings additional functionality to using Windows 7 itself by implementing features like the new "pinning websites to taskbar", something that nobody else thought of, and probably wouldn't have... ever.

Everything is about taste, hence the browser wars between users/A/V wars/console fanboys/Mac smart***es etc.
Taste is something that cannot and should not be discussed... ever! and many people don't know the difference between taste and expressing an opinion.

I will say it one last time: There is no such thing as the best browser, or any other piece of software, for that matter; the point of being a computer user is to develop your own taste as well as opinion, and use your PC the way you want, not like others tell you to. And you can only achieve that by stepping up and testing for yourself, something that many people don't want to do, instead just sticking to their opinion not wanting to face the fact that their taste can change.

My opinion:
IE9 is awesome! It looks good, it performs just as fast as any other browser, regardless of all benchmark results, and occasional bugs, issues, etc. All browsers have them, don't let anybody else force you to think otherwise. Development is slower than any other browser, but just as we witnessed the incredible step-up that is Windows 7, so shall we witness the same thing with the final version of IE9, I don't have any doubts about it!

My taste:
Google Chrome, but with a big chance to change once the final IE9 comes out.
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18 Sep 2010   #446
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
Alright guys...somebody asked me how I got IE9 64-bit as my default browser and the answer is, by going into "Internet Options" >> "Programs" >> "Make default". It tells you you can't do it, but in reality you can. My screenshots:
Um, Your screnshoot matches what I see? It says you can't make IE (64 bit) the default browser and make default is greyed out. So how do you make it default if you can't click the button?
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18 Sep 2010   #447
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
Alright guys...somebody asked me how I got IE9 64-bit as my default browser and the answer is, by going into "Internet Options" >> "Programs" >> "Make default". It tells you you can't do it, but in reality you can. My screenshots:
I set IE9 as default:

If the 64 bit is open, click on a link in an email, it opens in the 64 bit browser in a new tab. This leads me to believe the 64 bit is the default.

If no browsers are open, the link is opened in the 32 bit browser, leading me to believe the 32 bit browser is the default.

This might explain the difference in results when trying to set IE 9 64 bit as default - or not.
Thats what I'm seeing too, if IE 9 64 bit is already open links will just open a new tab. But is every other senario IE 9 32 bit opens, so that would indicate to me that the 32 bit version is the default.
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18 Sep 2010   #448
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
How do I send feedback using "send feedback" from gear, I've tried several times always I get a message "It is not available for your LiveID" or similar.
There are issues with this feature. They have been reported on Microsoft Connect. It appears there might be an issue if Windows Live Essentials in installed.
Thanks, let them find all the feedbacks over here in this forum.
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18 Sep 2010   #449
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Posting from it now, will see how things go, the main part will be if it works with my shopping site and my bank, I know it works OK with Roboform as I used it to login here, although I had an update to Roboform before I carried on with the download of IE9.

I'll just use it in it's default setup to start with to see how it goes before I do any alterations.
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18 Sep 2010   #450
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

still haven't installed it yet. From reading a couple random pages, seems like people like it for daily use, but for certain things, it's still buggy? I think I'm okay with that.

Can't wait till flash gets 64bit support in IE8/9!
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