Internet Explorer users

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:04
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If you are new to computers (pc), like me, and you are having problems with this site, in particular, do yourself a favour and download (free) Fire Fox, (or Opera) like I have and you will be a happy camper courtesy of the great advise from other members for whom I am so grateful ....thanks all....silverback
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:22

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:22
This site works 100% perfect using IE7.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:24

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:24
Geez some people spread such BS, UNBELIEVABLE.

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Reply By: Member - Longtooth (SA) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 23:29

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 23:29
Unbelieveable as it may be I have no end of trouble with IE7 and have to use Firefox to remain sane. Not everybody it seems is as luck as you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 23:48

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 23:48
IE works fine for me too.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 01:44

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 01:44
IE7 here also, works like a dream never any issues.
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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 07:33

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 07:33
Internet Explorer works fine.

The problem is probably user error.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 07:43

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 07:43
I've had issues with IE too there's been occasions when I haven't been able to log into some sites but I put up with it. My stepson is a computer engineer and works for Google in the USA and put me on to Firefox he reckons it's a much better/quicker search engine.

So next time I had issues with IE I switched to Firefox and went straight into the same site that I couldn't access through IE; been using Firefox ever since without any problems and I have found it is definitely a quicker search engine than IE.

But if you're not having issues with IE then stay with it I guess.



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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:11

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:11
Roscoe,
I understand 'Google' is .. "Search Engine"
Internet explorer is the .. "Web Browser"

I have no problems with my 2008 version of "Windows Live Hotmail"

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Follow Up By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 15:53

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 15:53
Mainey,

Yes you are correct my error.

I should have said the combination of Google as the search engine and Firefox as the web browser makes everything pretty quick. What my stepson told me was that the computer gurus at Google use Firefox as their preferred web browser
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Reply By: RalfR - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 06:18

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 06:18
If you're in the mood for kicking Microsoft, have a look at OpenOffice, which is an ongoing development with Sun Microsystems I think. Basically, it's an office suite similar to MS Office, the difference being it is completely free forever. It has a few advantages and there are a few things missing, however it uses the same conventions, hence changing over is not such a big deal.

You could also give "Thunderbird" email application a try, it's made by the same crew (Mozilla) that did Firefox'

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:07

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:07
Hi All

We use Firefox, very easy, and it attracts less Viruses. some thing to
do with Computer Nerds Hateing Bill Gates.& I E.


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Follow Up By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:16

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:16
You're spot on Daza I have 3 degreed computer engineers in my family and they all use Firefox refuse to use IE.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:18

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:18
Well I'm really ancient.

I still use IE6 and have no problems with it.

Tried IE7 and didn't like the differences over IE6.
Tried Firefox and didn't notice any improvement over IE6.

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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:19

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:19
It seems to depend on the individual situation, I repeat IF YOUR HAVING TROUBLE WITH THIS SITE (BS is in the eye of the beholder) sorry Doug I meant to add I.M.H.O.....cheers .....silverback
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:49

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:49
Did you ever consider that David in his capacity as site developer would be running and testing the site constantly with IE??
If there was an issue with IE and the site then he would have found it and indeed I'm sure fixed it for the simple reason that 90 plus percent of the world uses IE.

If the issue was other than individual user specific then it would have been well and truly found and fixed or this forum would be inundated with complaints about being non IE compliant.

I would suggest that as others have said the problem lies with the individual computer/user.
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Follow Up By: Dunaruna - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:19

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:19
Bill Gates can't fix the plethora of bugs in ie, how could David?

Firefox is, without doubt, far superior in all aspects.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:36

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:36
Again I point out that if there are so many bugs in IE then why are so many of us who use it having no issues with this site or any other for that matter???

Since the addition of Flash Media I'm guessing that some of those who are having issues have failed to update their systems with the latest updates and are now blaming IE or the EO site itself for issues and failing caused by their own slack housekeeping.

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Reply By: DIO - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:32

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:32
Not EO that's the problem but your computer (settings/software). I am currently using IE V 7.5730.11 on Windows XP Home. I do not have any problems and have never experienced any problems accessing EO. I also use a laptop running Windows Vista Business with IE 7 again no problems whatsoever.
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Reply By: age - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:51

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:51
My install of IE7 hangs on the loading of this site now to. I suspect an auto MS update to IE7 is responsible. I also use Firefox and it now loads this site heaps quicker than IE7 does. Might try a roll back of the iE7 install and see if that makes a difference. Some web sites like Ausfish are developing their site with Firefox in mind only - owner of that site has said tough bickies to those using IE and the load times are way way longer with IE. Some IT gurus have also posted on that site how to quicken Firefox even further and am using it here now - instant page loads etc. Shame as I liked IE7, but just got sick of trying to re-engineer MS changes every month.

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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 13:39

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 13:39
Have no problems with IE7..a few bugs.

May I suggest the operator at fault over IE7.

Fix the faults you are having and you might learn more about computers and Windows.

Customer to the service manager at a car yard about his new car.

Customer "I can't wind down my windows......the forgot to fit the window winder handles".
Service " But sir your car has electric windows".
Customer "Well thats stupid isn't it, they should of told me".

The customer goes away and is still blaming the car for the problem.



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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:34

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:34
Well I still use IE6 and have no probs.
IE7 is bloatware and only adds another layer to use everything.
Wouldnt have it on my B++ for a wart.
Computers are dumb animals really. They only do what they are told So GIGO rules
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 18:06

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 18:06
Graham I thought the same thing when I loaded IE7, now I have it it's better then IE6 for what it does and ease of use.

There is some things that it asks you if you want to load it...tick no.

The second time I loaded t with out the add ons it work alot better.
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Reply By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:52

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:52
I had all sorts of problems using IE7 with my blue Acer PC. I painted it yellow and turned my chair around and it now works perfectly. ROFLMAO


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