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

10 May 2011   #1
Catswold

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

I've had it. I waited, after a couple of early, pre-release uses, for IE9 to come to me through Windows Update. Now, after a week of use, I have uninstalled it.

I spend close to 10 hours a day on my computer, either writing or surfing, so I get a lot of practice, very quickly with a program like IE9. I figure that if I am still making irritating errors after a week of use, then the program isn't user friendly enough.

My complaint? There is something about the way the tabs are set up that causes my casual stroke of the cursor to close a tab rather than to call it up. It doesn't happen all of the time, but it happens often enough to lead to my saying "Enough!!!!"

After a week of usage, I have probably closed 2 doaen tabs in that manner at, critical to my purpose, times. I then have to go back and search up the site, find the page upon which I was conducting my research and find my place, reorganize my thoughts and get started again.

I don't quite know what the problem is, but I do know that I never did that with IE8, so . . . GOODBYE IE9.

Sorry for the rant, but my frustration level finally reached a boiling point.

Some change is good, but the interface for IE9 sucks.

Cheers.


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10 May 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't say I am able to duplicate your issue. You also know you can just quickly pull up your history and go right back to the page you were on, right?

As for the interface, I love it. It's clean, and shows more of the actual web page.
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10 May 2011   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you right click on an open tab there is an "Reopen closed tab" option and a "Recently closed tabs" option. Just something to keep in mind if you ever deside to try IE9 again.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...osed-tabs.html
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10 May 2011   #4
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I installed it, but purely as a backup....I'm Firefox guy.
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10 May 2011   #5
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well each tab has a close box on it. So it's easy to accidentally hit the close box on the tab when you are merely trying to switch to it. Some browsers have the close box off o the side (a single one that closes the curently selected tab). I actually prefer that because if you are switching between tabs a lot, you WILL accidentally close one without meanting too sooner or later. I have the same problem with a binary editor I have where I need to switch tabs rapidly and am always closing them by mistake because the mouse was one pixel too far to the right when I cliecked on the tab

On the other hanbd, having a close box way off to the side is a weird PITA under normal circumstances and would probably bother more people than the way it is on IE. You can never completely win.
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10 May 2011   #6
Imperfect1

 
 

To expand a bit on DeaconFrost's suggestion to most easily re-access your recently closed tabs:

From any IE page go into History and click on the down-arrow 6 to the right of the ‘View by’ option. In the drop-down menu select: “View by order visited today” and the first entry should be the last tab you were on.
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10 May 2011   #7
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Fseal nails it when he says, "Well each tab has a close box on it. So it's easy to accidentally hit the close box on the tab when you are merely trying to switch to it."

I had the problem early on Catsworld but if you experiment with where you're hitting the tab it's almost right on the red X that closes the tab. Now I just make certain to hit the tab square in the middle and through that habit the problem is resolved.
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10 May 2011   #8
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

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.
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10 May 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
Just goes to show that Microsoft can't win. If they do things one way, people bitch, they do it the other, people bitch.
That's hitting the nail on the head...and also serves as the perfect remedy/explanation to all the anti-Microsoft product threads we see. When you create a product billions of people will use....you can't make them all happy.

A friend of mine once said if Microsoft attached $100 to each of their products, people will complain that it wasn't $500.
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10 May 2011   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

CTRL + SHIFT + T reopens last closed TAB. Can be used repeatedly to open multiple closed tabs in order.
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