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IE11 annoyance

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    IE11 annoyance


    Hello all. New to this forum. I ran a search and didn't find my particular problem so I started this new thread. I am also new to Windows 8.1. Let me first say, I'm not a fan of the new metro style anything so I have basically tried to default my system to try to be as Windows 7 like as possible. I use the desktop programs exclusively and consider the "apps" version of the programs to be a waste of space. I'll wait til update 2 hits before I make my decision regarding launcher programs or just downgrading back to 7.

    So, the problem I have with IE11 are a few actually.

    Firstly, is there any way to disable the totally annoying popup at the bottom of the screen. It pops up when downloading, or when a screen is in compatibility mode, or when something or other about the page is deemed so important that it needs to interrupt the operator. Its quite annoying, especially when downloading large quantities of files. I have disabled the pop up after each download and it more or less behaves ok but occasionally it will pop up out of nowhere. Very annoying

    Second, I have noticed that when I have IE11 doing something in the background, it will randomly popup to remind me that its there. For instance, I was downloading a couple files and I pushed IE11 to the back. I had file explorer open because I was moving family photos of the hard drive to external storage. I had just selected all the files I wanted in a particular folder and whamo, IE11 popped back up to the front. No reason. It just did. I suspect that a download had just finished and IE11 was just so darn excited it couldn't control itself. So low and behold, when I went back to file explorer, all the the files I selected were deselected.

    I swear to you, I feel windows 8 is like a disobedient child. WTF was Microsoft thinking when they made the default action when logging in to login to the last user logged in. That is a major security violation in my opinion. MS is always talking about how secure they are making their OS and they go ahead and do something so boneheaded like that. I have tried the tutorials on making the User screen the default login location but it still boots directly into my account on the computer. I suspect that its because I don't have a password set but then, I don't want one set. uuugghhh...

    Anyway, your help with IE11 will be greatly appreciated. If I cant disable the download manager or the popup banner on the bottom, then at least help me stop the pushing IE11 to the front all the time.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Stop using it. I use Google Chrome and have not had any problems. IE has been the worse Red Headed step child of the industry, since the day it came out.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Well, in the Advanced tab of IE Internet Options, there is a 'Notify when Downloads complete' that you can uncheck. The 'pop-up' isn't really a popup. You can ignore it and still do your work. Chrome does the same thing in the lower left corner.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    Well, in the Advanced tab of IE Internet Options, there is a 'Notify when Downloads complete' that you can uncheck. The 'pop-up' isn't really a popup. You can ignore it and still do your work. Chrome does the same thing in the lower left corner.
    Already did that. But it still pops up on the start of the download which is just as annoying.

    I always love the suggestions to just ignore it. That's not the answer. The answer is it should have an option to disable it altogether. Its why I asked. And chrome has just as annoying in your face features and firefox is just too damn complicated.

    No, I should have the option to disable features I don't like or use. But thanks for your input.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    The total sum of MY ANNOYANCES - Windows 8.1 + IE11 = Catastrophic imbecility. PERIOD!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Interesting assessments,

    Possibly this video will help you put things in perspective,
    What Are You Listening To? [2]
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Today hasn't been going well, and now from a complete stranger, I'm being referenced to a "Crying B_tch". Thanks for the uplifting negativity as a new poster on this forum! So nice to feel welcomed!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    In my defense there's just a little too much drama going on here so refocusing is usually needed
    Notifications - Change Stay Open Time in Windows 8

    Having a user account with no password is the security risk not booting to the last user

    If leaving feedback was the op's intent it's better served on a Microsoft site and not EightForums,
    https://connect.microsoft.com/IE
    Cheers.
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  9. #9


    I see IE11 is still not opening full screen, I thought they would have fixed that very annoying absurdity by now
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Ms67GTO View Post
    Today hasn't been going well, and now from a complete stranger, I'm being referenced to a "Crying B_tch". Thanks for the uplifting negativity as a new poster on this forum! So nice to feel welcomed!
    Does that mean that if nobody agrees with you, it makes you only one that's right.
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