IE7 - Things that annoy me

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by whome, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. whome

    whome Guest

    Largely, IE7 is quite nice.

    But, I don't like the following...

    The back arrow button in the top left hand corner has lost it's history
    dropdown list. So, you can't jump back 3 pages in one go, instead, you have
    to go back once '3' times. For some strange reason, they kept the
    'history' dropdown list on the 'forward arrow button'. To me, it seems more
    intuitive to keep the dropdown list on the back button.
    whome, Nov 13, 2006
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  2. whome wrote:
    > Largely, IE7 is quite nice.
    >
    > But, I don't like the following...
    >
    > The back arrow button in the top left hand corner has lost it's history
    > dropdown list. So, you can't jump back 3 pages in one go, instead, you have
    > to go back once '3' times. For some strange reason, they kept the
    > 'history' dropdown list on the 'forward arrow button'. To me, it seems more
    > intuitive to keep the dropdown list on the back button.


    Its there, that drop down does forwards and backwards
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 13, 2006
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  3. whome

    Chris Lim Guest

    whome wrote:
    > Largely, IE7 is quite nice.


    Yuck, you think so? I just couldn't get used to the location of the
    Refresh and Stop buttons. *Every* time I went to look for them I went
    to the middle/left of the screen and had to remind myself that were on
    the right (which at 1280x1024 on a 19" LCD is a reasonable distance).
    It annoyed me so much I uninstalled it and switched to Firefox 2
    instead.
    Chris Lim, Nov 14, 2006
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  4. whome

    Miguel Guest

    whome wrote:
    > Largely, IE7 is quite nice.
    >


    Slightly OT sorry....does IE7 have a built-in irc client, mail client
    and bittorrent client similar to Opera 9.

    I'm just curious cos I haven't used IE since IE 5.5 and am wondering if
    it's keeping pace with Opera or if it's off doing its own thing.

    Regards :)
    Miguel
    Miguel, Nov 14, 2006
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  5. whome

    Chris Lim Guest

    Miguel wrote:
    > Slightly OT sorry....does IE7 have a built-in irc client, mail client
    > and bittorrent client similar to Opera 9.


    No, I don't believe it has any of those things built-in.
    Chris Lim, Nov 14, 2006
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  6. whome

    Zipper Guest

    Miguel wrote:
    > whome wrote:
    >> Largely, IE7 is quite nice.
    >>

    >
    > Slightly OT sorry....does IE7 have a built-in irc client, mail client
    > and bittorrent client similar to Opera 9.
    >
    > I'm just curious cos I haven't used IE since IE 5.5 and am wondering if
    > it's keeping pace with Opera or if it's off doing its own thing.
    >
    > Regards :)
    > Miguel
    >


    The torrent part of Opera was one of the first things I had to google
    for to work out how to turn it off. Was really annoying it just hijacked
    any torrent link you clicked on and wouldn't give the option of just
    saving the torrent file and there was no obvious & clear way to turn it off.

    I really like Opera but I hope they are not heading down the path of
    adding tons of things that don't belong in a browser.
    Zipper, Nov 14, 2006
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  7. whome

    Miguel Guest

    Zipper wrote:

    > I really like Opera but I hope they are not heading down the path of
    > adding tons of things that don't belong in a browser.


    Tend to agree with you...I wasn't trying to say "my browser is better
    than your browser" to any IE 7 users.

    But I'm just about to set up a friends computer (medium-user) over the
    weekend and was wondering why he needs four programmes (IE7, mIRC,
    uTorrent and OE6) when I could just set up Opera and leave it at that.

    Regards
    Miguel
    Miguel, Nov 14, 2006
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  8. In message <>, Miguel
    wrote:

    > Zipper wrote:
    >
    >> I really like Opera but I hope they are not heading down the path of
    >> adding tons of things that don't belong in a browser.

    >
    > Tend to agree with you...I wasn't trying to say "my browser is better
    > than your browser" to any IE 7 users.
    >
    > But I'm just about to set up a friends computer (medium-user) over the
    > weekend and was wondering why he needs four programmes (IE7, mIRC,
    > uTorrent and OE6) when I could just set up Opera and leave it at that.


    How about the fact that, with separate programs, each one can concentrate on
    what it does best, and they're not using memory when you're not running
    them?
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 14, 2006
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  9. whome

    E. Scrooge Guest

    "whome" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Largely, IE7 is quite nice.
    >
    > But, I don't like the following...
    >
    > The back arrow button in the top left hand corner has lost it's history
    > dropdown list. So, you can't jump back 3 pages in one go, instead, you
    > have to go back once '3' times. For some strange reason, they kept the
    > 'history' dropdown list on the 'forward arrow button'. To me, it seems
    > more intuitive to keep the dropdown list on the back button.


    Is that all?

    Have you found your TIF folder yet?

    It's still in the same place but now hidden as a main System file / folder.
    Revealing it reveals everything including a System icon that was hidden on
    the Desktop.

    Why MS chose to change the TIF folder to be more carefully hidden God and MS
    USA only knows.

    Main menu has to be selected.
    New email icon has to be selected and added.

    E. Scrooge
    E. Scrooge, Nov 14, 2006
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  10. whome

    whome Guest

    "E. Scrooge" <scrooge@*shot.co.nz (*sling)> wrote in message
    news:1163491803.740161@ftpsrv1...
    >
    > "whome" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Largely, IE7 is quite nice.
    >>
    >> But, I don't like the following...
    >>
    >> The back arrow button in the top left hand corner has lost it's history
    >> dropdown list. So, you can't jump back 3 pages in one go, instead, you
    >> have to go back once '3' times. For some strange reason, they kept the
    >> 'history' dropdown list on the 'forward arrow button'. To me, it seems
    >> more intuitive to keep the dropdown list on the back button.

    >
    > Is that all?
    >
    > Have you found your TIF folder yet?
    >
    > It's still in the same place but now hidden as a main System file /
    > folder. Revealing it reveals everything including a System icon that was
    > hidden on the Desktop.
    >
    > Why MS chose to change the TIF folder to be more carefully hidden God and
    > MS USA only knows.
    >
    > Main menu has to be selected.
    > New email icon has to be selected and added.
    >
    > E. Scrooge
    >


    He he, now I find that isn't even a problem. Actually, IE7 is quite good.
    whome, Nov 14, 2006
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  11. whome

    E. Scrooge Guest

    "whome" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "E. Scrooge" <scrooge@*shot.co.nz (*sling)> wrote in message
    > news:1163491803.740161@ftpsrv1...
    >>
    >> "whome" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Largely, IE7 is quite nice.
    >>>
    >>> But, I don't like the following...
    >>>
    >>> The back arrow button in the top left hand corner has lost it's history
    >>> dropdown list. So, you can't jump back 3 pages in one go, instead, you
    >>> have to go back once '3' times. For some strange reason, they kept
    >>> the 'history' dropdown list on the 'forward arrow button'. To me, it
    >>> seems more intuitive to keep the dropdown list on the back button.

    >>
    >> Is that all?
    >>
    >> Have you found your TIF folder yet?
    >>
    >> It's still in the same place but now hidden as a main System file /
    >> folder. Revealing it reveals everything including a System icon that was
    >> hidden on the Desktop.
    >>
    >> Why MS chose to change the TIF folder to be more carefully hidden God and
    >> MS USA only knows.
    >>
    >> Main menu has to be selected.
    >> New email icon has to be selected and added.
    >>
    >> E. Scrooge
    >>

    >
    > He he, now I find that isn't even a problem. Actually, IE7 is quite good.


    The "Tabs" for other webpages are good and useful. Microsoft did well to
    learn what MYIE2 has offered for years with the option of multi webpages in
    one main window.
    Better late than never. :)
    Another good feature is "clear text" which I think helps for some webpages
    with dark backgrounds haven't used IE7 long enough to be sure. It's a
    feature I've seen on another Browser.

    E. Scrooge
    E. Scrooge, Nov 14, 2006
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  12. whome

    Zipper Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > In message <>, Miguel
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Zipper wrote:
    >>
    >>> I really like Opera but I hope they are not heading down the path of
    >>> adding tons of things that don't belong in a browser.

    >> Tend to agree with you...I wasn't trying to say "my browser is better
    >> than your browser" to any IE 7 users.
    >>
    >> But I'm just about to set up a friends computer (medium-user) over the
    >> weekend and was wondering why he needs four programmes (IE7, mIRC,
    >> uTorrent and OE6) when I could just set up Opera and leave it at that.

    >
    > How about the fact that, with separate programs, each one can concentrate on
    > what it does best, and they're not using memory when you're not running
    > them?


    First point I agree with personally. I prefer to have specialist
    programs where i can tune every setting etc. I do see the benefit for
    some user that has no idea what torrents are nor cares and the browser
    takes care of everything for them and I imagine the vast majority of
    users out there have no idea about rorrents really, only what they read
    on the news :).

    As for the second point, well to a degree I guess, if it is coded well
    it would hardly add a bump to the amount of extra memory it would
    require, all the tcp code already exists and the code to run it would
    not be much at all.

    But yeah a fine line between what is a useful addon and what is
    bloatware, I am happy until I see the memory usage suddenly rocket in a
    version or the performance drops noticeably.
    Zipper, Nov 14, 2006
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