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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8 helps you save time with Accelerato

06 Jul 2009   #11
DJG

 

PULEEZE! Accelerators are for wimps . We don't need no stinkin accelerators ...

The reason they had to add accelerators is because they don't let you drag-n-drop directly into the search bar, the little #&%#$ ...


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06 Jul 2009   #12
jblazea50

Windows 7
 
 

just watched the video that shows how many steps it takes to find the map and it is completely BS

i can map the address on firefox (using 3.6a1pre) or chrome in less than five steps; i haven't installed any add-ons or extensions either

just go to the address bar, and type "map whatever address"


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08 Jul 2009   #13
Brand

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 [dual boot with Windows Vista Enterprise w/SP2]
 
 

I don't know about you guys, but I don't see any real use for the so-called accelerators. Just no use and occupying space when right clicking when browsing pages.
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10 Jul 2009   #14
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brand View Post
I don't know about you guys, but I don't see any real use for the so-called accelerators. Just no use and occupying space when right clicking when browsing pages.
I politely disagree. Think they make short work of certain tasks.

For example, lets say you see a town name and you want to see where it is. All thats needed is to highlight the town name click the blue box (or right click) and choose "maps". It will open a new tab and show the location.

Same with the definition of a word and google define. You come across a word that your not sure what it means, you highlight it, right click and choose define. A new tab opens with the definition.

Lets say theres something that you want to check if its on You tube. With the you tube accelerator, you highlight and choose the you tube. With this, a thumbnail preview will open when you hover over the you tube link, then if you click it, it opens a new tab and goes to the search results on You tube.

Think because its new, one has to use them a bit to see there benefits. At first I didn't see the big deal with them, but now I use them all the time. It does reduce some steps and saves time. As much as MS claims, maybe not, but it does make it easier IMHO.

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If you don't like them and never will use them, you can disable them to tidy up your right click menu. Although it appears that you must disable each one, one by one. Doesn't look like theres a all or nothing option to quickly remove them. Also, there is a post in that thread explaining how to get rid of the "blue icon box" from appearing.

Internet Explorer - Enable or Disable Accelerator Add-ons

Have you checked for others that you might find useful:

Add-ons Gallery

I'm all for options & features. I'm glad to see them, and if I didn't, the option to remove them, well most of them, is there. Its all about choice and every body is entitled to there opinion.


Update:
You can turn off accelerators completely in the local computer policy editor.

Go to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Componets\Internet Explorer\Accelerators\ select "Turn off Accelerators" and Enable it.

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10 Jul 2009   #15
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Just installed some accelerators for Firefox, you can find them here.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7750
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10 Jul 2009   #16
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OEM View Post
I politely disagree. Think they make short work of certain tasks.

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I'm all for options & features. I'm glad to see them, and if I didn't, the option to remove them, well most of them, is there. Its all about choice and every body is entitled to there opinion.


Update:
You can turn off accelerators completely in the local computer policy editor.

Go to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Componets\Internet Explorer\Accelerators\ select "Turn off Accelerators" and Enable it.

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Options are there as such, they work for some people and do not for others. You can also disable the accelerators in IE "Tools/Manage Add-Ons".
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