Internet Exploder question Windows 7

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Jun 19, 2010
  1. luckwii
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    I have had nothing but problems with IE8. It has pulled the back icon/tools failure which I recovered from. You have to re-install add ons. Then, I lost Adobe Flash Player add ons. This was not related to the first problem as there was about a week in between. So I decided to uninstall then reinstall IE8 in an attempt to start from scratch. Doing so mad the artwork for the IE8 icon dissapear. It now had the generic icon instead of the "E" icon. Any idea how to recover this? My IE8 64 bit still had the artwork, but the 32 does not. I would use the 64 bit, but it does not have the compatibility that 32 does. Any ideas? Can I repair it?
     
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    I know this doesn't really help or fix your problem but why are you not using Firefox or Chrome :\
     
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    You mean it explodes?

    LOL. I couldn't help it.

    And yeah, you should think about switching browsers.
     
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    That may be the next question. I used to use Firefox all the time. With my new laptop I tried IE8. Before I did this uninstall/install, I installed Firefox just in case so I would have a browser. Should I just chit can IE8? How is Chrome?

    And yes, it is Internet Exploder. It has been blown up like a fat camp toilet. Very frustrating.
     
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    There is a major defect in IE8 running with Windows 7. The problem lies in the add ons. Based on the searches I have been running, a lot of people are having troubles. If anyone does know of some sort of Microsoft repair, let me know. I may use Firefox for now, and maybe try Google Chrome. I want a lot of virus protection if you know what I mean (yes I know you guys do).
     
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    I prefer Chrome, but people who like to use particular plugins tout Firefox's superiority.
    I don't need the plugins, and I like the simplicity of Chrome.
    There's also the mega-integration factor of Google/Chrome that scares off some people.

    Internet Exploder is right, I've tried to avoid it when possible since version 4 (Push Technology? Anyone remember that?)
     
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    Mega-integration? Can you elaborate?

    So Chrome is pretty good at keeping the malicious code out?

    I don't think I really use plug-ins.
     
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    I just mean that Google is practically trying to do everything, and everything you do through everything tied into your Google account can potentially be linked back to you.

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    I have been using Chrome for over a year, and I have been using Chrome + Avast Free Antivirus since my Norton subscription ran out sometime during Winter or early Spring. Everything I've encountered that was malicious was blocked by either Chrome or Avast. Certain things won't be blocked by a browser such as direct download links, for that you'll always need an actual Antivirus to intercept a dangerous file download.
     
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    Got it.

    Well, maybe I'll try Chrome. I have Firefox rolling right now.

    Will Chrome import my favorites/bookmarks?
     
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    Yes it indeed will.
    To do so you must click on the spanner (basically the tools option) and click on "Bookmark Manager".
    Once in "Bookmark Manager" there should be a little arrow next to the word "Organise" click on the arrow and second from the bottom you should see the option "Import Bookmarks"
     
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    Yes. You might have to force your bookmarks bar to display permanently in the Customize menu (wrench icon on upper right corner) because I don't know if it's enabled by default.

    Also, there is an extra feature you can set in place of your homepage which was quickly copied by Safari and I think Opera as well, and that is the customizable thumbnail view of your most frequently visited sites. The feature that I think is greatest about Chrome is something I only discovered in the last couple of months - if you accidentally close a tab, not only can you reopen it, you recover the history of the sites that were browsed in that tab. This makes it a very easy process to return to a site in your browsing history quickly, without having to go through a menu. My browser displays the last 6 "Recently closed" tabs, and if the whole browser was closed it can recover all the tabs that were open simultaneously. There is of course, an Incognito mode so you can porn and warez without leaving evidence cluttering up your history and autocomplete forms/searches.
     
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    I remember Internet Explorer 3, it was wonderful.

    These days i'm 100% behind FireFox. Thanks to NoScript, i've not had a virus for years. I used to do something similar with IE using the zones, but editing the registry was a pain.
     

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