New Microsoft Explorer 7.0

#2
Better than IE6 but It won't turn me away from Firefox (which it's copying)
 
#3
What happened to the Temporary Internet Files?

In IE6, I used to trawl through the TI files to find clips that I'd recently accessed on the web and copy them into a different folder where I could view/listen to them to my heart's content.

With IE7, there's no sign of the TI files. Have they moved somewhere else or are they no longer temporarily saved? Have I got to start paying for ringtones etc now?
 
#4
I downloaded it but got rid of it after 5 minutes because of the blurred text. I know it's because of ClearType but even with it disabled I still don't like it.

I use Firefox 2.0 now and IE6 whenever a website needs it.

Blurred text problem on IE7
 
#5
It doesn't seem as stable as IE6 - I have had several lockups since installing it on one machine.

I don't like the removal of the normal top level interface - there is probably a switch but I can't find it.

Otherwise, tabbed browsing is interesting - it just doesn't feel right yet!

I haven't noticed the blurred text... I will look!

Litotes
 
#6
putteesinmyhands said:
What happened to the Temporary Internet Files?

In IE6, I used to trawl through the TI files to find clips that I'd recently accessed on the web and copy them into a different folder where I could view/listen to them to my heart's content.

With IE7, there's no sign of the TI files. Have they moved somewhere else or are they no longer temporarily saved? Have I got to start paying for ringtones etc now?
Dependant on how your system is configured (assuming here its Win XP SP2), you should be able to find those little cookies and temporary files in one of the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

or

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp

or

C:\Temp

The annoying thing about Microshaft is the way in which they automatically assume you are stupid, and will hide all these folders from you, with a stern warning that you don't need to see Operating System files. One of the first things I do on installing a Windows box is to go to "Tools>Folder Options" and (via the "View" tab, show hidden files and folders, as well as de-selecting the "Hide file extentions for known file types" option. This means that when I receive am email with a dodgy attachment, I can tell at a glance if the file purporting to be a JPEG image is actually an executable file.

Anyway, Firefox rules!! Long live Linux!

Ghostie
 
#7
Litotes said:
.......I don't like the removal of the normal top level interface - there is probably a switch but I can't find it......Litotes
Press 'Alt' - top level interface appears - press 'Alt' again top level interface disappears.
 
#8
What's the difference with firefox then? Heard of it but not of anyone who uses it, is it a better explorer tool or something?
 
#9
jack-daniels said:
What's the difference with firefox then? Heard of it but not of anyone who uses it, is it a better explorer tool or something?
Firefox has been doing what IE7 does for a good few years now - tabbed browsing...

The user interface is nice and clean, it integrates with just about every toolbar, RSS feed etc and, because its not Microshaft, uses less processing power and memory to do the same job... approx 8% on this unit I'm using now!

Why not try it and see? If you don't like it after a couple of days, just uninstall it.

www.mozilla.org and download Firefox v2.0 - its only a 5mb download!!

Ghostie

Edited to add: Its all open source, so if you're that way inclined you can even develop your own version!
 
#10
Litotes said:
Otherwise, tabbed browsing is interesting - it just doesn't feel right yet!
Having had IE 7 for a while now tabbed browsing still doesn't feel right, infact it feels positively wrong. The first month or so I had it my machine crashed all over the place it was a nightmare but seems to have settled now with a few more automatic downloads.
 
#13
jack-daniels said:
Making myself sound like the techno fcukwit I am, what's tabbed browsing?
Put simply, its the ability to have several web pages open at the same time in one window - easy to access by clicking on the relevant "Tab" at the top of the page, rather than having many instances of the same program running at the same time.

If you inagine opening ARRSE, RumRation and RearParty all at the same time with IE, you would have 3 x IE "buttons" along the bottom of your Task Bar in Win XP. With Firefox (and IE7), all these can be combined into one Program, with several pages in that window



Ghostie
 
#14
jack-daniels said:
Making myself sound like the techno fcukwit I am, what's tabbed browsing?


Note the tabs three lines from the top of the page - effectively a web page on each tab allowing multiple sites to be open at the same time without having to open a new instance of the browser for each one.
 
#16
whistler said:
Litotes said:
.......I don't like the removal of the normal top level interface - there is probably a switch but I can't find it......Litotes
Press 'Alt' - top level interface appears - press 'Alt' again top level interface disappears.
Alternatively, if you want the top menu bar there constantly, right click on the beige band next to your tabs and click Menu Bar. It will then remain there until you uncheck it again.
 
#17
Ghost_Rider said:
putteesinmyhands said:
What happened to the Temporary Internet Files?

In IE6, I used to trawl through the TI files to find clips that I'd recently accessed on the web and copy them into a different folder where I could view/listen to them to my heart's content.

With IE7, there's no sign of the TI files. Have they moved somewhere else or are they no longer temporarily saved? Have I got to start paying for ringtones etc now?
Dependant on how your system is configured (assuming here its Win XP SP2), you should be able to find those little cookies and temporary files in one of the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
or
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp
or
C:\Temp

The annoying thing about Microshaft is the way in which they automatically assume you are stupid, and will hide all these folders from you, with a stern warning that you don't need to see Operating System files. One of the first things I do on installing a Windows box is to go to "Tools>Folder Options" and (via the "View" tab, show hidden files and folders, as well as de-selecting the "Hide file extentions for known file types" option. This means that when I receive am email with a dodgy attachment, I can tell at a glance if the file purporting to be a JPEG image is actually an executable file.
Sorted it now. All the above advice was what I'd already done (other than "Hide file extentions for known file types" which seems a smart move. There's an extra box to uncheck - "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" in Folder Options, View.

Cheers Ghost_Rider
 
#19
I like the new IE7, though it did initailly take a bit of getting used to. Now I am in the habit now of Ctrl Clicking for additional Tabs. I Still sometimes close the whole window by mistake instead of just the one tab, but I will learn in time.
I have to say the built in Phishing protection seems to work. I recieved a Phishing email last week re PAYPAL (I knew it was phishing as I dont even have a PAYPAL account) but decided to click the link to see how IE7 handled it, and sure enough it blocked the site with a large warning that this was a known phishing site.
Another security measure that seems a good idea is the it tells you if a web site is trying to access windows clipboard (usually if I am copying and pastuing into a forum). OK its an extra alert box to click, but I prefer the added security to the hassel of one extra warning dialog box
 
#20
FieldDiscipline said:
Glad I came on here!

Was just downloading it! Is Firefox better than Opera?
Firefox is better developed and has far more plug in's available than Opera. Its higher level of development means it has added security etc. I'm not saying Opera is tonk, it simply isnt as popular as firefox so doesnt get the Open Source attention firefox does.

Having said all that, Internet Explorer is shipped with over 90% of all PC's bought in the world, and has probably had more money spent on its development that firefox, Opera, all the netscape products etc put together. You'd have thought they would have made it user friendly and not a bloated old duffer by now.
 

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