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Author Topic: Internet Explorer 8  (Read 2754 times)

UncleUB

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Internet Explorer 8
« on: March 19, 2009, 12:01:32 PM »

According to PC Advisor IE8 is now available to download from  the  IE website.


http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=112982


Edit,Do you/will you have to download from the IE site or will it come with M/S auto updates ?
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 12:56:30 PM by UncleUB »
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Imagine.

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 11:28:39 PM »

It was apparently released at 4pm this afternoon so no worries if it didn't appear on MS update  :)
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 04:32:13 PM »

Been trying IE8 all day now, its not looking bad. Definitely an improvement on the mockery that was RC1  :)
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 05:12:41 PM »

I think I might wait until the complaints start coming in :P
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 06:24:03 PM »

very wise  ;D
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 09:30:35 AM »

Installed yesterday and unistalled about 8 hours later.

I play Yahoo games and the tables would not load, something to do with popup blocker that was off.

I gave up trying to fix it and now back on IE6.
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009, 10:51:52 AM »

I think I might wait until the complaints start coming in :P

I only recently took the plunge and updated to IE7, but then again I almost exclusively use Firefox.
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camallison

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009, 10:53:29 AM »

Updated to IE8 and found that I can't read any of the text on the toolbar - contrast is poor.  Good job I changed to Firefox a long time ago - no problems and plenty of addons/customisation to choose from.  MS won't consider "Themes" for IE and so I can't improve my viewing - their loss (again).
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 09:23:28 AM »

Camallison have you tried enabling crearview or cleartype (can't remember what its called)  :)
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 10:14:02 AM »

Thanks for the tip, but YES it is enabled.  The problem is more of a "corrupted" background (black) rather than the normal grey.  This is only on my laptop (running XP Pro SP3) - it runs OK on my desktop machine (also running XP Pro SP3).  I can also see a little of the desktop backgound through some of the toolbar area!

Just started IE8 again so that I could show you a screenshot .............. and the problem has gone away!   :-\

Solved, but I don't have the foggiest why!
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