Help with IE

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Last week IE stopped working on my laptop. I have uninstalled and reinstalled different versIons to no avail. As soon as I shut down and restart, it no longer woRks. ANy ideas?

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And today, without touching a thing, it works. Except it wants me to go thru a 'set-up' for IE 8 which is the version that, as soon as I do set it up, stops working. So, I skipped the set up. And I will keep skipping the set up until IE updates the version.

I do have FF, which is what I use for everything other than my rez software. I also have Chrome.

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Maddie, that was one of my complaints about that rez software system too (although when I got it probably like you, it was one of a very few products that did every that I wanted it to do). 

There are a lot of instabilities with IE (well documented) which is why many folks switched to other browsers. 

I hope you get this glitch figured out...it's a bummer!

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IE for me. I communicate on Facebook with many non-English-speaking friends and IE's ability to translate foreign languages in Facebook with one click just cannot be matched by Chrome. I use IE all day, every day, and about once a year I find a website that doesn't work well with IE, which I consider to be a problem with the website, not IE.

IE is FAR from being crap, PT.

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Arkansawyer wrote:

IE for me. I communicate on Facebook with many non-English-speaking friends and IE's ability to translate foreign languages in Facebook with one click just cannot be matched by Chrome. I use IE all day, every day, and about once a year I find a website that doesn't work well with IE, which I consider to be a problem with the website, not IE.

IE is FAR from being crap, PT.

You must not code your own website.   IE uses proprietary coding and doesn't play by the Web standard rules for CSS and other standard code settings.   I'm constantly having to insert javascript workarounds to handle IE problems.   I stick with my original assessement.

 

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Proud Texan wrote:

 You must not code your own website.  

You got that right! The WordPress templates can just do wonderful stuff I could never do on my own, and their stuff works on all browsers, and is updated regularly to keep it working when the browsers make changes that break stuff. They handle all that for me, in exchange for $45 up front I gave them years ago. Well worth it to me to not have to tinker all the time to keep it all working!

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Did you try this? Mr Fixit at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9646978

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Is that supposed to execute a download when I put it into a browser? What is it?

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Mr Fixit is a microsoft program that runs through known problems and fixes them. It's supposed to fix an installation of IE by reseting everything to original settings.

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Thanks! I have used that before but forgot what it was called.

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Internet Explorer is the number browser people use to download another browser. I'm on Chrome.

In any case, can you get into the IE controls? If you can go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737#showme for instructions.

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Switch to Google Chrome or Firefox.   Internet Explorer is crap.

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Proud Texan wrote:

Switch to Google Chrome or Firefox.   Internet Explorer is crap.

yes

If you're going to re-develop your website it might be worth installing 1 or both of these anyway so you can check your changes display properly on these browsers. IE accounts for just 40% of our web traffic these days.

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My GDS Only works on ie.

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My GDS Only works on ie.

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