IE 7 Beta 2

by Lee Hopkins on April 28, 2006 · 8 comments

in miscellaneous

Microsoft IE 7 Beta 2 I’m willing to try anything at the moment.

Now that Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is out and about, I’ll use it to replace my frustrating experience (yes, another one!) with Firefox.

Firefox works perfectly for about a month, then simply ceases to function. It opens up to a blank screen, no buttons work, no menu items, nothing.

Nothing left for it but to reinstall and (thankfully) it keeps its old settings.

But having to reinstall it every month is frustating, so since I have (almost) never had any problems with Uncle Billy’s toys, I’ll test out the latest one.

Looking forward to it, and thanks, Neville, for the heads-up.

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  • http://da.vebrig.gs/ Dave Briggs

    I’ve been playing a little bit with IE7b2 (as it is probably known) as it is good to know the enemy.

    But I’m staggered at this problem with Firefox! What with the other problems you’ve had with some of the offline blogging tools, I’m seriously wondering whether these things aren’t indicative of some greater malaise within your IT set up!

    Seriously, have you though of backing up your data and giving your PC a wipe and starting over? I did this on an old XP box a few years ago after a few apps started playing up and it improved things no end.

  • http://da.vebrig.gs Dave Briggs

    I’ve been playing a little bit with IE7b2 (as it is probably known) as it is good to know the enemy.

    But I’m staggered at this problem with Firefox! What with the other problems you’ve had with some of the offline blogging tools, I’m seriously wondering whether these things aren’t indicative of some greater malaise within your IT set up!

    Seriously, have you though of backing up your data and giving your PC a wipe and starting over? I did this on an old XP box a few years ago after a few apps started playing up and it improved things no end.

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    The thought has certainly crossed my mind, Dave, but finding a whole day to reload everything back on would be the ‘challenge’.

    Besides, I’m not sure how the ‘gurus’ at the place I bought this notebook from (never again!!) configured it, but even if I put the WinXP cd in and reboot and go for a clean install, it doesn’t. I can’t format C: and start again, it seems…

    I don’t have a tech-guru handy to sit down and figure out how to correctly wipe it and start again, but I’d love to find one… because I agree with you, a clean install would probably solve a million problems.

    With my old laptop I used to wipe it clean and start again every 18 months — amazing how fast it used to go again afterwards!

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    The thought has certainly crossed my mind, Dave, but finding a whole day to reload everything back on would be the ‘challenge’.

    Besides, I’m not sure how the ‘gurus’ at the place I bought this notebook from (never again!!) configured it, but even if I put the WinXP cd in and reboot and go for a clean install, it doesn’t. I can’t format C: and start again, it seems…

    I don’t have a tech-guru handy to sit down and figure out how to correctly wipe it and start again, but I’d love to find one… because I agree with you, a clean install would probably solve a million problems.

    With my old laptop I used to wipe it clean and start again every 18 months — amazing how fast it used to go again afterwards!

  • http://leverwealth.blogspot.com/ David Phillips

    IE has some horrid problems with forward and back pages. The RSS feed sometimes works.
    the new tags are irritation because they come up next to the page and so you loose the sequence.

    But its now a Firefox competitor (but then again, I could use FF plug-ins better).

  • http://leverwealth.blogspot.com David Phillips

    IE has some horrid problems with forward and back pages. The RSS feed sometimes works.
    the new tags are irritation because they come up next to the page and so you loose the sequence.

    But its now a Firefox competitor (but then again, I could use FF plug-ins better).

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Hi David,

    I agree – those pages that suddenly open up tabs in funny pages are very confusing. So to is having an IE instance open, with multiple tabs, then going to an email, clicking a link, and having a brand new instance of IE open up, rather than just another tab on the already open instance.

    Ah well, such is life that we are complaining about a great leap forward by Microsoft… :-)

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    Hi David,

    I agree – those pages that suddenly open up tabs in funny pages are very confusing. So to is having an IE instance open, with multiple tabs, then going to an email, clicking a link, and having a brand new instance of IE open up, rather than just another tab on the already open instance.

    Ah well, such is life that we are complaining about a great leap forward by Microsoft… :-)

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