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GooGoo



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Internet Explorer 8
      #1023511 - 10/12/12 06:03 PM
Hi, I upgraded my Windows XP machine from IE7 to IE8 a while back but certain websites (Twitter and the new Soundcloud for example) won't let me view them. Some other websites warn me that I'm still on IE7. I've checked my machine and it's telling me I have IE8 installed both in the "About Internet Explorer" section in the "Help" drop down bar and when I check the system information.
Anyone any ideas?
Thanks.


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BJG145



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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: GooGoo]
      #1023515 - 10/12/12 06:21 PM
Quote GooGoo:

Anyone any ideas?



Use Chrome instead.


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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: BJG145]
      #1023517 - 10/12/12 06:26 PM
Quote BJG145:

Quote GooGoo:

Anyone any ideas?



Use Chrome instead.



Or Firefox

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GooGoo



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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: GooGoo]
      #1023518 - 10/12/12 06:30 PM
Hehe. Thanks. I was going to put in my initial post ".......don't just recommend a change of browser" Maybe I should of.


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BJG145



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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: GooGoo]
      #1023524 - 10/12/12 06:59 PM
Well, we could suggest some things, but IE8 is so abysmal you'd be better off without it.

This is for your own good.


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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: GooGoo]
      #1023785 - 12/12/12 12:17 AM
+1 for Firefox

Sorry GooGoo


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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #1023827 - 12/12/12 09:33 AM
Whilst we're having a broswers thread, anyone else got hands on with waterfox yet? Its a 64bit build of Firefox that appears to be a bit quicker and cure some of the memory leak issues of the main build.

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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: GooGoo]
      #1023840 - 12/12/12 10:15 AM
I find that Firefox is a memory hog.

Dunno why IE8 is giving you trouble: it's generally rock solid. Make sure you are on the latest patch level, clear your cache and your cookies and have another go.

Nothing wrong with Chrome either.

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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: SecretSam]
      #1023927 - 12/12/12 05:05 PM
Cheers, will give it a try. Looks like I'll have to go with Chrome or suchlike soon though.


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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: SecretSam]
      #1023929 - 12/12/12 05:16 PM
Quote SecretSam:

I find that Firefox is a memory hog.

Dunno why IE8 is giving you trouble: it's generally rock solid. Make sure you are on the latest patch level, clear your cache and your cookies and have another go.

Nothing wrong with Chrome either.




I found Chrome a memory hog, much more so than Firefox! I used Chrome for about 6 months and ditched it. The Firefox did go through a bloatboat phase but I think they got the message and got it back to basics again, lean and mean.

I found Chrome started a new 'instance' in Task Manager with each Tab I opened, it was using 50% cpu, whereas Firefox, with the same sites opened, settled down at about 35%, so I thought that'll do me, Firefox it is.

That being said, I have found IE is at last getting more streamlined and curse upon my family, I am thinking of going back to IE! I do like the customization available in FF, You Tube Downloads, browse local files, easily create folders. For example I have over the past 9 months created a Music Folder and put embedded folders within that, say Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical etc and dragged YouTube videos into the respective folders.

I use Firefox Portable so Wowzer, I have a portable Video Jukebox!


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Re: Internet Explorer 8 new [Re: Pete Kaine]
      #1024755 - 17/12/12 07:57 PM
Quote Pete Kaine:

Whilst we're having a broswers thread, anyone else got hands on with waterfox yet? Its a 64bit build of Firefox that appears to be a bit quicker and cure some of the memory leak issues of the main build.




Just downloaded & installed over the weekend, does seem a lot "nippier" than firefox which has been my main browser since 2003.

Plus, all my add-ons worked no problem. Seems promising.

If i was forced to use internet exploder, i think i'd give up on surfing.


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