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Re: IE8 or IE6 which is better?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 24, 2010.

  1. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Crosspost to IE General]

    IE8 is much more secure than IE6.

    I note that you had problems when you installed IE7, too:
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr..._frm/thread/49117f1f2a75cd80/caa5e388d7bf159b

    > ...IE6 is more responsive than 8


    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    > I wish there is a way to have both IEs on the same computer.


    Running Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer On Single Operating System is
    Unsupported:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2020599

    IEBlog : IE6 and IE7 Running on a Single Machine:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspx
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    nasser jamal wrote:
    > XP PRO SP3
    > Two weeks ago I upgrade to IE8 from IE6, to my surprise IE6 is more
    > responsive than 8, for instance, pressing Full Screen(F11)
    > does not respond every time you press it sometimes it does; with IE6 all
    > the time executes, copy and paste with IE 8 sometimes it does not copy and
    > consequently paste the exact copy, with IE6 all the time a carbon copy.
    > Has anybody noticed the above mentioned defects and differences, please
    > advise.
    > I wish there is a way to have both IEs on the same computer.
     
  2. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    > nasser jamal wrote:
    >> XP PRO SP3
    >> Two weeks ago I upgrade to IE8 from IE6, to my surprise IE6 is more
    >> responsive than 8, for instance, pressing Full Screen(F11)
    >> does not respond every time you press it sometimes it does; with IE6 all
    >> the time executes,



    That's true. If you skipped IE7 so you wouldn't have noticed when that
    functional deficiency was added. Essentially now we can have 1 window open
    in Fullscreen mode at a time. You can expedite the hunt for your one
    Fullscreen mode window by using right-click on the other IE window's Taskbar
    icons and looking for the one which contains Auto-Hide in its window menu.
    That would be the one you would have to toggle out of Fullscreen mode in
    order to go back to find the one that you wanted to be in Fullscreen mode
    and then use F11 on it (assuming you can remember after all that
    distraction what it was you were trying to do in the first place.) An
    alternative is simply to use a window's Maximized mode whenever F11 fails.


    >> copy and paste with IE 8 sometimes it does not copy and
    >> consequently paste the exact copy, with IE6 all the time a carbon copy.
    >> Has anybody noticed the above mentioned defects and differences, please
    >> advise.
    >> I wish there is a way to have both IEs on the same computer.



    I think the right-click, Copy command is usually pretty reliable but I agree
    that sometimes Ctrl-c doesn't always seem to work. However, the problem
    is not unique to IE IMO.


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