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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2022, 01:29:03 PM »

At least you didn't make him root for the Patriots. There are some lines you just do not cross :-)
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2022, 04:02:13 PM »

At least you didn't make him root for the Patriots. There are some lines you just do not cross :-)

Had to keep it on topic.  :-D

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2022, 04:05:32 PM »

At least you didn't make him root for the Patriots. There are some lines you just do not cross :-)

https://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-bruins-legend-ray-bourque-crosses-stop-and-shop-picket-line-in-north-andover/27154540

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2022, 05:37:28 PM »

At least you didn't make him root for the Patriots. There are some lines you just do not cross :-)

https://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-bruins-legend-ray-bourque-crosses-stop-and-shop-picket-line-in-north-andover/27154540

(URL should be enough to get the point)

More people were pissed about that than when he was driving shitfaced in Andover and plowed into a car at a red light. That in itself tells you multiple things wrong about our state.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2022, 04:19:55 PM »

Oh hey, look!  When I open Internet Explorer, I get a popup that says "Internet Explorer 11 retires on June 15, 2022 [...]"  And yet, of course, it still works just fine.  I'm running live reports right now.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2022, 06:36:08 PM »

IT removed IE from our work PCs last week. The icon was still there and I accidentally clicked it (it was next to the Firefox icon). I got an error message and then the icon vanished.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2022, 08:09:45 PM »

IT removed IE from our work PCs last week. The icon was still there and I accidentally clicked it (it was next to the Firefox icon). I got an error message and then the icon vanished.

Was it removed or eaploded? ;)
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2022, 09:21:42 PM »

IT removed IE from our work PCs last week. The icon was still there and I accidentally clicked it (it was next to the Firefox icon). I got an error message and then the icon vanished.

Same happened to me. I just hope that all the bookmarks I had were transferred to Edge.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2022, 09:30:38 PM »

Byebye, IE, and don't let the door hit you in the bits in the way out.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2022, 07:54:16 AM »

IT removed IE from our work PCs last week. The icon was still there and I accidentally clicked it (it was next to the Firefox icon). I got an error message and then the icon vanished.

Same happened to me. I just hope that all the bookmarks I had were transferred to Edge.

I didn’t have any bookmarks in IE because by the end I was only using it for one website that, until last month, didn’t work in any other browser due to how its Java setup was configured.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #60 on: June 21, 2022, 10:14:15 AM »

Oh hey, look!  When I open Internet Explorer, I get a popup that says "Internet Explorer 11 retires on June 15, 2022 [...]"  And yet, of course, it still works just fine.  I'm running live reports right now.

Byebye, IE, and don't let the door hit you in the bits in the way out.

I don't think "gone" actually means "gone".
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2022, 10:42:30 AM »

Also, with the death of Internet Explorer, Microsoft has made it so Edge is automatically running in the background on startup. You have to disable it from the startup items.

It took a half-hour to restart my computer because of this.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2022, 11:03:53 AM »

I still miss the look of IE6 on Windows XP.

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2022, 11:20:46 AM »

I will admit to being terribly amused at the lawsuits that were filed because MS made IE an integral part of Windows.

I just wondered why people didn't do what I did, and use IE to download Netscape Navigator, Chrome, or Firefox.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2022, 11:34:28 AM »

I just wondered why people didn't do what I did, and use IE to download Netscape Navigator, Chrome, or Firefox.

Firefox was great for years, but the later editions are all so slow you can barely even use it.

Also, when Microsoft discontinued IE, it also did something that makes Windows Explorer lock up constantly. Now, Windows Explorer is just a constant cycle of slow performance, lockups, and reloads.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2022, 08:56:27 PM »

I will admit to being terribly amused at the lawsuits that were filed because MS made IE an integral part of Windows.

I just wondered why people didn't do what I did, and use IE to download Netscape Navigator, Chrome, or Firefox.

At the time of the DOJ investigation into Microsoft, Chrome and Firefox didn't exist yet.  Netscape Navigator cost money to install on a computer (these were the days when you needed a disk or CD to install a program).
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #66 on: June 22, 2022, 04:48:27 AM »

I still miss the look of IE6 on Windows XP.

If I were to use IE6 in the way that I do Firefox, I would have 547 windows on my taskbar. No thanks.

It took a half-hour to restart my computer because of this.

Also, when Microsoft discontinued IE, it also did something that makes Windows Explorer lock up constantly. Now, Windows Explorer is just a constant cycle of slow performance, lockups, and reloads.

I'll be the first to criticize Windows for being a morbidly flabby piece of software, but I think your computer may just not meet the system requirements to run it anymore.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2022, 09:35:23 AM »

I still miss the look of IE6 on Windows XP.

If I were to use IE6 in the way that I do Firefox, I would have 547 windows on my taskbar. No thanks.

Heh. It's 9:30 in the morning and I already have 13 browser tabs open across two browsers (and earlier thing morning I had four .PDFs and two Word documents open as well). Part of it is that one of the websites I use every day throughout the day opens things in new tabs by default. Most of the time I might find that annoying, but for that site it's actually useful because keeping its main page open in one tab makes access to other information a lot easier.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #68 on: June 22, 2022, 09:52:30 AM »

If I were to use IE6 in the way that I do Firefox, I would have 547 windows on my taskbar. No thanks.

Heh. It's 9:30 in the morning and I already have 13 browser tabs open across two browsers (and earlier thing morning I had four .PDFs and two Word documents open as well). Part of it is that one of the websites I use every day throughout the day opens things in new tabs by default. Most of the time I might find that annoying, but for that site it's actually useful because keeping its main page open in one tab makes access to other information a lot easier.

It's 8:40 am here.

Firefox — 1 window, 1 tab
Chrome — 3 windows, 7 tabs
Internet Explorer — 1 window, 2 tabs

One of the sites I use in Internet Explorer opens links in Edge.

The bulk of my daily work is auditing job pay:  (1) how much our field techs are billing us for the work they do, and (2) how much the MSOs are paying our company for those same jobs.  When I'm in the middle of auditing a given region, my Firefox browser might have 15 tabs open at one time.  This is because each work order in our WMS has a unique URL, and I find it convenient to open a dozen or so at a time and then work through that chunk before moving on.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2022, 09:56:32 AM »

I've noticed this on recent editions of Firefox: The window will expand to fill the whole screen, overlapping the taskbar at the bottom. It will stay like this for about 30 seconds to a minute. While this is going on, the whole computer is completely locked up. The cursor will spin, but clicking on any program does nothing.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2022, 10:03:56 AM »

I've noticed this on recent editions of Firefox: The window will expand to fill the whole screen, overlapping the taskbar at the bottom. It will stay like this for about 30 seconds to a minute. While this is going on, the whole computer is completely locked up. The cursor will spin, but clicking on any program does nothing.

I have not had that issue on either my home or work PC.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2022, 10:04:58 AM »

I've noticed this on recent editions of Firefox: The window will expand to fill the whole screen, overlapping the taskbar at the bottom. It will stay like this for about 30 seconds to a minute. While this is going on, the whole computer is completely locked up. The cursor will spin, but clicking on any program does nothing.

I use Firefox every day.  I've never had that happen.

Whenever my whole computer is completely locked up for a few seconds and clicking on a program does nothing, it doesn't seem to depend on what browsers are open at the time.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2022, 04:03:56 PM »

I will admit to being terribly amused at the lawsuits that were filed because MS made IE an integral part of Windows.

I just wondered why people didn't do what I did, and use IE to download Netscape Navigator, Chrome, or Firefox.

At the time of the DOJ investigation into Microsoft, Chrome and Firefox didn't exist yet.  Netscape Navigator cost money to install on a computer (these were the days when you needed a disk or CD to install a program).

Not in my case. I had used Macs from 1987 until 1995, when I changed jobs and had to use a PC running Windows 3.1. I didn't have to use a disk to install Netscape. The only browser I had to use a disk to install was the one built-in to the AOL software.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2022, 04:08:16 PM »

Also, with the death of Internet Explorer, Microsoft has made it so Edge is automatically running in the background on startup. You have to disable it from the startup items.

It took a half-hour to restart my computer because of this.

I haven't bothered to upgrade either of my computers to Windows 11 because of the horror stories I've heard from those trying to use browsers other than Edge with 11. I've tried Edge and I think it's crap.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer
« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2022, 09:40:40 PM »

I've noticed this on recent editions of Firefox: The window will expand to fill the whole screen, overlapping the taskbar at the bottom. It will stay like this for about 30 seconds to a minute. While this is going on, the whole computer is completely locked up. The cursor will spin, but clicking on any program does nothing.

Honestly sounds like you need to do a complete fresh reinstall of your OS.

 


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