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IE is Back!! Internet Explorer 9 RC Is coming

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    elmer

    I don't really want to install the RC, as I don't have the time.

    Can anyone tell me if the Menu bar and Favorites bar can now sit between the Address bar and the Tabs bar, to emulate the toolbar locations in IE8 ??

    I'd really like to know that I can deploy it, and not have to deal with the "it's all different, and now I can't do my job - fix my computer!!" complaints, that happen every time the UI is changed.

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    Duncan.​McGregor

    @vesuvius:I am not getting the website (favicon.ico) displaying beside the title on the tab, but i do in Firefox 4 Beta 11 i micht try completly removing IE and start afresh.

    Will let you know how i go

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    vesuvius

    @elmer:I am afraid that the menu remains on the right so people with either be able to adapt or not.

    For me the truth is you hardley ever need to use them, now that seaching is so easy, but this is just a matter of opinion

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    Bas

    There's something weird with the C9 editor in the IE9 RC. I can only give the text area focus when I click in the top row.

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    Duncan.​McGregor

    Tried removing IE9 RC and reinstalling but still have no website specific icons for pinned sites or on tabs. Weird

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    elmer

    @vesuvius: Thanks... but, Damn... I can see this is going to be trouble.

    I agree that it's trivial stuff, and should be something easily adapted to, but anyone who has worked as an IT Manager or CIO can tell you... users don’t willingly adapt to changes in their work environment, and use anything new as an excuse for why they can’t achieve xxxxxx or why they failed to complete yyyyyy by the deadline, and the higher up the managerial ladder you go, the louder and more accusational those complaints/excuses become.

    This already sounds like another “the IT dept is to blame” battle-zone.

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    BitFlipper

    I know it is a small thing but the fact that you can now have the tabs on its own row makes the difference to me whether I'll be switching to IE9 RC or not.

    Only thing is I hope my bank works with IE9 RC (Wells Fargo). In the past when I installed a beta or RC, the bank website says it doesn't support that version...

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    exoteric

    IE is starting to look and feel compelling. I don't like if when you open a link in a new tab, the tab you're already in blocks while the new tab opens. So far it looks like IE 9 RC is quite a bit better at this than the beta. Testing...

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    Duncanma

    @Bas:Yep, the 'content-editable' area is not filling the space the way it did in the previous builds of IE9 (and other browsers), we are investigating.

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    Bas

    @Duncanma: Cool, thanks.

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    kettch

    @BitFlipper:Bank compatibility is a big deal for me too, but I usually spam them with glitches anyway.

    I was happy to see that the site where I do my taxes noticed I had the beta and notified me that they were confident enough that they were compatible that I could continue, but that there might be visual glitches. That made me happy because a lot of big sites tend to have their heads up their rears when it comes to stuff like that.

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    Adam​Speight2008

    In my opinion it doesn't matter if its IE9 or IE(bestest Edition Ever) and look what the UI features are now. Its imaterial if companies and govermental agencies refuse to change from IE6

    I often read that it is too costly to migrate?

    So what is Microsoft offering in terms assistance?

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    kettch

    @AdamSpeight2008:I can't really see how it's costly to migrate the browser itself. The IE Administration Kit is very cool, and there are something like 1500 group policies that apply to IE. It's about the same as rolling out any other LOB application.

    I think where it gets expensive is making sure that the intranet applications still work. Many companies have spent a lot of resources on tweaking these applications to work in IE6, and bringing in a new browser that breaks all of their hacks, modifications, and workarounds is seen as too big of a project. Never mind that they could probably save a lot of money replacing their ancient web applications in the first place.

    This is, of course, based on my own experience. YMMV

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    Adam​Speight2008

    @kettch: That my point exactually. 

    What are Microsoft doing the make the conversion automatic and less expensive,

    Here's your IE6 app, let Microsoft apply some magic and now you have and IE9 application.

     

    It the Magic part, Microsoft should be providing.

    Automagic conversion.

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    magicalclick

    Tested with Track Splash Speed Demo on my laptop, this time, no more black screen of overlaping text. Don't know they fixed IE or they fixed the site. And Flash games no longer disappear with tiny flashs of appearing. So, now since Flash and the speed demo is working, I am willing to keep it and give it a try.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    magicalclick

    BTW, flash game looks blury.

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    magicalclick

    wait, no print button? 70% of users will think IE9 cannot print.

    And Due to areo transparency, my tabs are too dark. Black tab title is harder to read on top of dark tab color.

    And I don't think I will get used to fav. The blue arrow of fav is point to right when it is outside of screen? That just doesn't make any sense. And then when you pin it, it is on the left, not one right? How am I suppose to get used to it when the behavior is so confusing.

    And, I think I kept getting logged off from C9 when I close the browser.

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    elmer

    @magicalclick:70% - where did you pull that number from ?

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