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IE7-- should I allow it to install?

sswilson

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The issue with flash not working and then not installing is more than likely related to using a reg cleaner.

I had the same problem. Ended up being something to do with a reg cleaner removing a required entry which both prevented flash from working, as well as preventing it from installing over itself.

If I remember correctly, I needed to uninstall flash and then re-install it.
 

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One thing I do like about IE7 is the 'change zoom level' button on the bottom right (if you have the status bar turned on)

It makes a quick, easy way to read pages with smaller font. (maybe I need new glasses)

Click it once it goes to 125%, click it again it goes to 150%, click it again and it goes back to 100%.

The bad news is the browser seems to constantly have security issues somewhere.
 

sswilson

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I've gotten to like the "multiple homepages" option.

The browser will open with as many tabs as you wish.
 

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I thought about trying that feature out but sometimes the unclutered google page I use as homepage can take a minute or two to open. I have to phone shaw cable and find out whats going on :(
 

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Opera FTW and you can set it to open specific tabs every time you open Opera or however you like. Almost every site works on it, including this one :biggrin: And the newest version doesn't use much memory at all. Mine's been on for days and it's at 58... never goes up :biggrin:
 
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Hardcore firefox user over here. I don't need to set custom home pages because I never shut firefox down properly so I always get that "restore previous session" dialogue, haha.

IE7 has been an average to below average experience for me. I just don't really like the GUI... Nothing "wrong" with it though.
 

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I started using IE7 when I loaded Vista and began experiencing a host of problems related to addon compatability so I went back to FF which I had been using for years on XP with no problems but ran into the same issue due to program compatability with Vista.
The hotfix came out for the security flaw in IE7 and this also helped with a Java/Macromedia issue I was having so I then went back to IE from FF lol
I have since given away the pc with Vista on it and am back using XP with the same setup as before and am experiencing random crashes with IE usually when viewing streaming video eg: Yahoo etc.
 

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