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The new IE10, favorites, and two different experiences

  1. #31


    I usually adjust the width of my browser according to Facebook, as it is the widest among the websites I frequently visit. All others can fit just fine, and I'm left with a good portion of the screen to work with files I temporarily keep on my desktop. Also, the height of the browser is just enough for Windows not to confuse me wanting to maximise the window by dragging it around.

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  2. #32


    I know in Win7 and probably 8, if you drag the top edge of a window up to the top of the screen, it will maximize height, but not width. Doesn't work for width, though.
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  3. #33


    ?
    It maximizes the windows completely for me if I drag it to the top. Only when I drag it to the sides (snap it) it maximizes the height while adjusting the width of the window to the half of the width of your whole screen. That's how it works.

    Going back to the point of IE10 Metro: the only time I use it is when I play a text-based RPG which is full of info, and on the desktop I usually just maximize the window. In Metro I get a little more space that saves me from scrolling so much... But that's pretty much it.
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  4. #34


    Sorry, I meant if you drag the top edge of a window (with the arrow pointing up/down) to the top edge of the screen, it will max the height. If you drag the title bar itself it will maximize to the whole screen.
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  5. #35


    Ah, yes, that is true
    You can also just position the cursor over the top edge of the window and double click it, it does the same thing
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  6. #36


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    So wait... I just installed Win8 RP and am using IE 10 in the "metro" view right now (what a stupid, ridiculous term IMHO). So y'all are saying the only way to get "favorites" is to pin individual pages to Start? I have probably a hundred site favorites, don't really want to litter up my Start screen like that.

    Love the full screen browsing experience, but really HATE the limited functionality. I've been a die-hard Firefox user, may just have to stick with that. At least there I have my AdBlock Plus.
    Just click view on the desktop or open IE10 on the Desktop from the first place. I wish IE had AdBlock… Then it would be perfect.
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  7. #37


    IE does have AdBlock in the form of Tracking Protection Lists. The fact is, however, that it's not as "agressive" towards ads like AdBlock. AdBlock blocks everything, while TPLs block enough to keep your and your privacy safe. In some cases they might not be efficient at all, but I'm afraid that's all we can get.

    There are programs that can be paid for that block ads in IE completely, but as this subject is against the rules of this forum, I will not share them.
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  8. #38


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Yes I have tried TPLs but they are just not as good as AdBlock. Yes I know about those programs but AdBlock is better than all of them.
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  9. #39


    Yes, but with IE, right now "you take what you can get". Despite all the improvements, developers are still not interested in spending their time to work on IE. Microsoft thinks TPLs are good enough, otherwise they would either not exist at all, or be much better.
    AdBlock is the best, there is no question about it, but if you think it through you realize that it's far too agressive; many people don't care, but websites that have legitimate ads which is the only source of existence (apart from, perhaps, donations) suffer from it greatly.

    I do not mind coming across an ad every once in a while. I discover new interesting websites, online games, or anything that might occupy me for at least a few minutes. I can accept it because I am a fan of StumbleUpon, so I can relate the two in a weird manner xD
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  10. #40


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
    Yes, but with IE, right now "you take what you can get". Despite all the improvements, developers are still not interested in spending their time to work on IE. Microsoft thinks TPLs are good enough, otherwise they would either not exist at all, or be much better.
    AdBlock is the best, there is no question about it, but if you think it through you realize that it's far too agressive; many people don't care, but websites that have legitimate ads which is the only source of existence (apart from, perhaps, donations) suffer from it greatly.

    I do not mind coming across an ad every once in a while. I discover new interesting websites, online games, or anything that might occupy me for at least a few minutes. I can accept it because I am a fan of StumbleUpon, so I can relate the two in a weird manner xD
    Yeah. I like it being aggressive though.

    I am used to ads now because I have been using IE all my life but I just wish it had AdBlock. IE10 looks the best out of the browser on Windows 8 I reckon.
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