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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

IE 7 Beta 2 - not quite ready for prime-time

So I downloaded IE7 beta 2, since the bloggers told me to. Hmm. Nice new interface - looks like they did something with ClearType perhaps, to make the fonts smoother? But then I realized that
  1. Grouper's start page no longer works
  2. IE7's pages have JavaScript errors
  3. Flickr's pages are messed up
  4. Poof - the browser closed on me without warning
  5. Uh - IE6 is gone. Sh!t.
Should have known better.

3 Comments:

  • Other problems:
    - Yahoo Messenger fails with a security warning when trying to open an IM
    - Google Toolbar doesn't show on blank tabs
    - No easy way to make pages open in new tabs

    Niceties:
    + Quick tabs (can be done with an extension added to Firefox)
    + Zoom (a la Opera)

    By Blogger Oskar, at Wednesday, February 01, 2006 1:57:00 PM  

  • WHY do new tabs take so long to open? In FireFox this is instant, in IE7 it's as slow as (or possibly slower than) loading a whole new window.

    By Blogger Oskar, at Thursday, February 02, 2006 2:10:00 PM  

  • Man does the tabbing behavior in IE7 suck. There's no way to open a link in a new tab - what's the point?

    By Blogger Oskar, at Wednesday, February 08, 2006 1:02:00 PM  

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