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IE11 annoyance

  1. #31


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    if I go for IE Properties, only one window pops up 'General'
    Is ie11 pinned to your Taskbar if so,
    Right click it,
    Then right click the Internet explorer listing then click on Properties

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  2. #32


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I may get a lot of backlash for this, but I get a little tired of those who just post to express their opinion of Windows 8 or IE or whatever.

    I consider the purpose of forums like this to help people with their problems, not to berate a certain OS, application or feature. Sure, if you consider another browser superior to IE, and that is the problem that the person is dealing with, then give them the REASONS why it is better. At least find out what their problem is and make sure that their problem will be resolved by the other browser.

    I did several tests of the IE 'pop-up' problem and didn't experience a single time where IE all of a sudden popped up in front of my files I had highlighted. In fact, IE handled it quite elegantly. The IE icon on the task bar started glowing on and off just enough to let you know that something needed your attention. The same thing happens in other browsers as well.

    Then when I hovered over the icon, I was able to see the 2 IE windows and choose the one I wanted to go to. Never did it affect the selection of files in the other window.

    Here's a screenshot. I would suggest that that you recheck the behavior and try to duplicate it. I would also check your list of IE plug-ins to see if something there could be affecting IE default behavior.

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  3. #33


    I think IE is best left alone, stock with no extensive modifications, I just agreed to everything it asked when opened first time and that was it. Nothing "strange" popped up or happens with it. I don't use it much, only when checking compatibility of some site if I suspect there is a problem with other browsers. FF has been my "poison" for many years and I'm used to it more than to other ones. FF hails from Netscape I started with at the time of internet infancy and you can still see some similarities.
    IE is deeply embedded in the system and changes to OS, specially of security variety reflect in IE.
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  4. #34


    I am on win 8.1, I do not have the screen as you portray, that's 7 isnt it?

    If I right click on the icon in the taskbar, it opens IE no matter what. I tried anything that lead to IE
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  5. #35


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Hi,
    It was win-7 but I get the same menu options on win-8 ?
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  6. #36


    gotcha
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  7. #37


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    OldGuyGeek--- I consider the purpose of forums like this to help people with their problems, not to berate a certain OS, application or feature. Sure, if you consider another browser superior to IE, and that is the problem that the person is dealing with, then give them the REASONS why it is better. At least find out what their problem is and make sure that their problem will be resolved by the other browser.
    I used IE 11 on my new computer & it crashed & did weird things, often.
    I am no novice at using Browsers.

    I finally gave up on IE 11 & tried Chrome.
    It crashed & did weird things too.

    Then I tried Opera.
    Over a year ago.
    It does not crash or do weird things.
    It works good.

    The only way I can help you with IE 11 is to suggest you stop using it & go to Opera.
    Good browser.
    Stable.

    Do as you will.
    If you can get IE 11 fixed, the more power to you.

    Somehow, I get the feeling I will get bashed for writing this.
    My intent to help is sincere.
    Then again, The Road To Hell is paved with good intentions...
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