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IE is Back!! Internet Explorer 9 RC Is coming

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    Dovella
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    nfplee

    While it looks alot smoother than ie8 i still have a few reservations about the ui:

    • Tabs should be above the address bar.  Most the major browsers are starting to adopt this approach.  It makes no logical sense for the address bar to be above the tabs as the address bar is related to the tab you are viewing and not the entire window.  Therefore it should be contained within the tab.
    • There's too much waisted space above the address bar.  Previously the title would sit here.  If they're going to only leave the title in the tab then surely going for the chrome approach of placing the tabs right at the top would fit better.
    • There's an over use of gradients.  Stronger colours with more subtle gradients look far more appealing, such as chrome and visual studio 2010.
    • The back and forward buttons look terrible.  They're fair too grainy.

    That's all i can think of for now.

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    blowdart

    , jgd12345 wrote

    • Tabs should be above the address bar.  Most the major browsers are starting to adopt this approach.  It makes no logical sense for the address bar to be above the tabs as the address bar is related to the tab you are viewing and not the entire window.  Therefore it should be contained within the tab.

    Except you don't view two tabs at once, only a single tab is active. I like the positioning of the address bar in FF3. It shrank way too much in IE9. And darnit, I want search in a separate box Sad

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    felix9
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    Bas

    Still can't stand the fact that the title bar isn't used to display the current tab's title anymore.

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    CKurt

    @blowdart: They did improve searching, if you search for "everthing about .net" is will no longer try and access a .net address.

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    blowdart

    , CKurt wrote

    @blowdart: They did improve searching, if you search for "everthing about .net" is will no longer try and access a .net address.

    And you can make the address bar and tab bar separate. Hurrah. Now if only I could put the menu bar up top too.

     

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    felix9
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    wkempf

    @CKurt:

    , CKurt wrote

    @blowdart: They did improve searching, if you search for "everthing about .net" is will no longer try and access a .net address.

     

    More importantly, you can designate you're searching by prepending a '?'. Searching for ASP.NET is now possible by typing "? asp.net". As far as I'm concerned, this fixes the "onebox" (really?) and I'm content with losing the seperate search bar.

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    blowdart

    Best of all, you can proxy localhost. Hurrah for fiddler traffic without jumping through hoops

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    Charles

    Super fast and sleek! Wow.

    C

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    Richard.Hein

    Aw man, less than 5 minutes and it's crashed already.  Sad

    EDIT:  It crashes everytime I close a tab.

    Unhandled exception at 0x68767939 in iexplore.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation writing location 0x00000004.

    EDIT2:  Hmm, restarted IE9 and now it's not crashing. 

    EDIT3:  After logging into Channel9 and posting, then opening a new tab, and closing it, it crashes again.  Coffeehouse forum open in the first tab, and anything else in the second tab, it seems, but only when logged into Live.

    EDIT4:  Nothing to do with signing in ... it's just not 100% consistently happening, but is happening most of the time (7/10 times, roughly).

    EDIT5:  I think it's one of the addins from the beta.  Disabling them all.

    EDIT6:  10/10 tries with add-ons disabled and no more crashes.  So that's good.

     

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    fanbaby

    Welcome Microsoft to the web, very well done!

    But on the other hand, sites like beautyoftheweb, suggest that not everybody at Microsoft understand the web yet. Slow, very slow. I'm greeted with a white page for a few seconds, whaaaat the!?!?! Then again this blog also attest to that. Slow, AND greeted with a warning every time i enter (about nonscure items in a secure page). Microsoft don't quite grok the web yet. Google does.

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    Duncan.​McGregor

    Hi, I am trying out the IE9 RC and have found that I am not getting website icons for sites I pin like Channel9 or Hotmail.

    I am just getting the IE logo on a white background. I get the icons on the extra function in the jump list i.e. CoffeeHouse for CH9 and Inbox for Hotmail, just not the icon for the taskbar or the thrird item up in the jump list (the website title)

    Any help on this would be much appreciated.

    Duncan

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    magicalclick

    @fanbaby:no warning message on my ie8, what are you using right now and what security level you use. I am using default security.

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    magicalclick

    @jgd12345:haven't tried it yet, but I don't like it in general. Like fav placement. Large header does nothing. Lack use of vertical spaces. I don't get them. Why take up so much rows. Doing columns would be great on 16:9 screens.

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    vesuvius

    @Duncan.McGregor:Works on my machine

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    kettch

    @jgd12345:I don't care if the tabs get moved to the top, but don't snug them up all the way. I need to be able to grab the title bar for snapping windows between monitors.

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