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Zhenya Tech: Grumble.. Windows Internet Explorer 7 (90* d) RE: Tech: Grumble.. Windows Internet Explorer 7 25 Jan 07

Like SRS, I knew IE7 was coming, and put off the installation for quite awhile by unchecking the update box. However, I finally did install it about 10 days ago or so.

So far it's been working fine, and not messing up other programs. (Note: I do have Musicmatch 10, and that's working fine, but apparently earlier versions of Musicmatch will not work with IE7, per discussion on other websites.)

I generally like it, but I immediately customized it. If it looks strange to you, one thing you can do is go to the Tools Tab, and use the dropdown menu. There's an item for menu bar (I'm doing this from memory since I'm at work, not at home to actually check the exact wording of this item.) If you click that on, it will show your old menu from IE6 on the second line from the top. I've decided to leave that on for the time being, while I get used to the new program layout, and I may in fact leave it there permanently. (So much for IE7 giving you a more uncluttered desktop now I have two of everything like Favorites, etc., on the screen.)

The Help button, which I definitely use on a new program, was so far over to the right that it was initially off-screen. I customized the toolbar, got rid of several icons and rearranged, which has made IE7 much easier to use comfortably.

I do like the tabbed browsing, but it's not second nature yet, so sometimes I forget to use it, and end up with extra windows anyway.

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