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  • #16
    Personally I prefer Chrome these days, despite knowing that I am contributing to the global prostitution of the internet.

    Opera is probably second favourite for me.

    Firefox has gone all cacky and I actually prefer IE9 to Firefox now.
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    • #17
      People still use internet explorer???

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      • #18
        Originally posted by traen View Post
        People still use internet explorer???
        Yes. The vast majority, as it so happens. Rightly or wrongly that's how it is.

        As forum owners, unless we run some sort of geeky tech board or one with unusual demographics, we'd do well to remember this.

        I've even seen sites that hit IE users with "you are not allowed to browse this site on IE, you need to change your browser". OK, I'll go somewhere else then, I certainly won't be preached to by any ruddy website.

        That said, I don't use IE. I'm speaking hypothetically here.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Alfa1 View Post
          IE9 has overly anal security functionality which blocks various javascripts and jquery code, if the security settings are set to the 'normal-high' mode. Many javascript scripts do not work at all. Just view a attachment thumbnail on vb4. Instead of viewing the image on the same page, it opes a new page. A lot of users run 'normal-high' security settings.

          My site serves all data encrypted (SSL), but serves forum image files unencrypted. (theres little sense encrypting these) IE9 screams bloody murder, warning that my site is unsafe and users need to click away a popup with very worrisome text on every page. Only advanced users will be able to find the settings to correct this.

          There is a little circular icon next to the reload icon in the IE9 address bar to shut off tracking protection on a per site basis. Click that icon, select yes to the popup asking to turn off tracking protection. The site will reload and the problems you speak of will go away.

          You can also turn it off globally, useful if you don't want to block ads or any possible malicious content, by selecting the tools icon and editing tracking protection settings.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by AWS View Post
            There is a little circular icon next to the reload icon in the IE9 address bar to shut off tracking protection on a per site basis. Click that icon, select yes to the popup asking to turn off tracking protection. The site will reload and the problems you speak of will go away.

            You can also turn it off globally, useful if you don't want to block ads or any possible malicious content, by selecting the tools icon and editing tracking protection settings.
            I dont see that icon in IE9. And I'll bet that most users will not spot it either.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Alfa1 View Post
              I dont see that icon in IE9. And I'll bet that most users will not spot it either.
              To the right in the address bar there is a search icon. Next to it is a circle icon with a line through it. That turns off tracking protection. Next to that is the reload page icon. Do you and your users ever reload a page? Be hard to miss not seeing it since you'd more than likely look right past it to reload the page.
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              • #22
                There is nothing between the address bar, the search icon and the refresh button. But I have never used tracking options.
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                • #23
                  You must have turned it off at some point because it's on by default.


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                  The blue circle controls turning on or off per website or webpage.
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                  • #24
                    I see. That seems like another annoying IE9 feature. IE9 does well protecting users from features.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by traen View Post
                      People still use internet explorer???
                      Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
                      Yes. The vast majority, as it so happens.
                      But it's dying just the same. As of May 2011, IE is now used by less than 55% of Web users.

                      This is the first time since 1998 that it's been so low.
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                      • #26
                        Yeap, 54% is less than 55%. Shame they still make up more collectively than any other browser combined.

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                        • #27
                          ...for the time being.
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                          • #28
                            I remember when Mosaic was the browser of choice. Then Netscape was king. Along came IE based on Mosaic and it's been king for a long time. As long as regular Joe's use Windows it will be a long time before you see any other browser topple it. When it does get topped it will not be by Chrome, Firefox or any other browser. It will be whatever smartphones or tablets use to access the web. The days of the desltop are coming to an end.

                            I wonder if anyone who touts the demise of IE has any figures on what percentage of IE's loss is attributed to mobile devices. My bet is while it looks like Chrome and Firefox are gaining marketshare it's more than likely the figures are skewed because of mobile devices eroding the desktop landscape.
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                            • #29
                              In most cases a community's peers will jump on the chance to recommend browsers, and I get involved only when asked. These days, assuming that users will stick to traditional PC computers is an unknown. I'm checking my sites more often from thin-clients, mobile devices, and TV Media gadgets.
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                              • #30
                                Don't get it why people don't support free and independent browsing solutions, in fact Firefox and Opera.
                                Chrome made by Google, you all know what Google is? They are the monopolist in world wide web advertising. IE, Microsoft, Bing you know them too, why do you think they are offering their free browser? Safari, the apple "no boobs and no independent apps" guys.
                                I can understand the average joe web surfer if he only knows the IE crap, but come on, from a forum administrator we can expect a better knowledge about how things work?
                                And a last word to the IE crap, every time I take a look at the average Joe's IE, in most cases there are a lot of crappy - self installed - browser add-ons in their menu bar stretching over the half browser window. I really don't get why on earth are people using this most worst piece of web technology.
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