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Windows 7: This users' small gripes of IE9

16 Mar 2011   #11
Lander0101

Windows 7 profesional
 
 

It is a good browser(far better than IE8), but it has some nasty bugs currently.(and i am not the only one who is expirience it).

Check out my thread about IE9 youtube bug if you are interested...


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16 Mar 2011   #12
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheOneBobbyGunn View Post
I agree with all the above. One more to add for me. I use a triple monitor set-up, and whenever I go to another webpage, all my desktop icons flash right when the webpage is finishing loading. Sometimes other applications flash on my other screens also. I thought maybe I had to let IE settle in since it uses HA, but even after hours of being up, and several restarts, everything still flashes. It's only for a brief second, but still, very strange, and annoying. I tried it on two different computers, and they both do it. If you want to test it on a single monitor set-up just snap IE to one of the sides of your monitor so you can see your desktop with the icons, and then load a webpage. You will see the icons flash.

Oh, I now notice this too. Very slight and doesn't always happen every time, but there.
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16 Mar 2011   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
2.) Favorites/bookmarks are now on the right side with no way of moving it back to the left hand side. Don't like it there as I'm left handed. Wish I had the option of moving it back.

*Notice that you can either use Ctrl-Shift-H or right click on the back button to get "History", and the Favorites to open up on the left side again. But not a permanent solution.*
Agreed. However there are two ways around this.....

The best way for me is to enable the Menu Bar and use the Favorites from there....

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The other more space hogging way is to "Pin" (click the green arrow) the favorites to the left side....

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But yeah, it is less intuitive then earlier versions of IE

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
4.) Default download location box doesn't let the Drive letter show up if you change it to another Drive location. Say I want downloads to go to another Drive - G:/Downloads. It will just say - downloads.

While this is a minor thing, it took a download of something to actually know that the download was going to the drive I specified it to.
Hehe... this one annoyed the heck out of me too

However you can change the default location by clicking Tools, View Downloads, at the lower left downloads box there's a blue hyper link named Options click it and choose a location of your choice.....

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On the downloading I REALLY wish they would have left it like it was in IE8 where you could choose on the fly where you wanted your downloads to go. I have a Downloads partition that has various folders for all sorts of stuff so I don't always want stuff I download going to the same location. This new download system takes that choice away. Sure you can change the download location as I pointed out above, but everything you download goes there with out letting you change your mind

I basically feel the same as you though I've worked my way around some of the issues.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Not to be confused with a fanboi or flame thread.
Thanks

Anyway I feel your gripes, and agree.


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16 Mar 2011   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Anyone know how to make the tabs smoother? I don't like the sharp edges.
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16 Mar 2011   #15
Seven8nine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

One thing that I really do like about IE9 is that it can be uninstalled by simply uninstalling the update.

Saved me from a reinstall of Windows.

I think you're stuck with those tabs, Jacee.
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16 Mar 2011   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kristalsoldier View Post
I have two immediate observations:

(1) No spell-check. This is crazy. I would love to know MS's logic of consistently not having this in IE.
(2) GMail, while working just fine, is oddly rendered. Just looks different. Or, maybe I have been using Chrome for too long.

Edit:

(3) If MS was going to redesign the UI of IE9 radically, which they did, then why did they not make the various tool bars (command bar, fav bar etc.) more in line with the overall UI of the browser. They do look ugly and out of place. They certainly could have made it much much better.

Otherwise, I am finding IE9 to be fast and I do like the exteme minimalism.
Hi there

The spell check is probably quite tricky because for example if IE is installed in standard English what would you use : American or British.

Also if you change your Windows display language then IE spell checker will be rather pointless -- especially if you are posting in say ENGLISH while your display language is say Welsh or whatever.

For example see attachment IE8 in Icelandic (Windows 7 English version with Icelandic Language pack installed) -- Not sure how a spell checker would work here.

Google Chrome doesn't have this problem as it assumes English although I haven't checked to see if it uses US or UK spelling.

Incidentally IE9 doesn't change the menu language etc from English even if you have the Language packs installed -- could be a problem in some cases.




Cheers
jimbo


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16 Mar 2011   #17
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
The spell check is probably quite tricky because for example if IE is installed in standard English what would you use : American or British.

Also if you change your Windows display language then IE spell checker will be rather pointless -- especially if you are posting in say ENGLISH while your display language is say Welsh or whatever.
Its easy if you use a modern browser like Opera , just have to select the word & right click it , dictionaries is the bottom option. The default is us.eng


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16 Mar 2011   #18
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I still don't get why(and it did this in the Beta and the RC) it WILL NOT remember login info for some sites, but will for others. It has worked for a majority of the sites, but like, here, Vista Forums, and the 8 Forums, it never asked, and I can't figure out how to trick it into actually asking me if I want it to "remember" the logins.
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16 Mar 2011   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

On the problem with the Favorites on the left, Shawn just wrote a tut: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...left-side.html This may not be as it was, but it may help.

What I miss is the little triangle next to the forward button (top left). Seems to be AWOL.
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16 Mar 2011   #20
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Really not a permanent open and close solution though. Only temporary once you click on the X.
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