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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2013, 12:15:14 PM »
It's just the interface Mick - it's so awkward and so slow. It takes ages to start up, the tools are bizarrely arranged, but the main thing I don't like about it is that, on my installation at least, it's impossible to close one of multiple windows - it just exits every time.

PS, just uninstalling it now, as it goes.
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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2013, 12:24:07 PM »
I use IE9 most of the time as most of my favourites are set there and work well but occasionally have to switch to Firefox ( mainly when updating website, setting up a photobook on photobox and others I use and when trying to open some attachments on emails). IE just fails on the latter for some reason - all this with windows 7. On my tablet I use chrome.

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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2013, 12:42:59 PM »
Hmm, can't uninstall IE9. So I'll just delete the short cut and pretend it's gone. :uglystupid2:
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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2013, 04:39:42 PM »
I'm sure my new Windows 8 laptop comes with IE10.
On my previous laptop, I had Vista and IE9 and FF. Used IE 99 % of the time.

My new machine comes with spell checker and highlights, even corrects, misspelled words. From somewhere I gleaned that this is an IE10 feature, rather than Windows 8. If this is not the case, this reply should be ignored of course.

While it is handy to be corrected or told about mistakes, it can also be irritating as I cannot switch it off easily when I write in Dutch and every single word is underlined. It drives me mad. You can switch it off, but then have to restart the machine. It's quick and easy, but annoying, as I tend to do my email in one sitting and switch regularly between the languages.

Even when switched off, I am convinced the automated spelling corrector is half heartedly working, as my Dutch all of a sudden littered with misspelled words like 'heft' for 'heeft' (has). When I use our 'main machine' (Vista, IE9), I don't make these typos.

Switching the language of the machine to Dutch doesn't help, and changes everything to Dutch; desktop becomes 'bureau blad' and though I know what it means, I have learnt 'computering' in English and the Dutch words are totally unfamiliar.

Don't know if I have added anything to the discussion, but if not, I've aired a grievance, which is good!
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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2013, 05:50:44 PM »
Re, not having any of the latest whizz bang stuff, it should be possible to install a Dutch dictionary as well as the UK one and be able to switch between them: we have English and French dictionaries installed in Opera.
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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2013, 07:52:21 PM »
Internet Explorer has come a long way from the days when it was dire and oversimplistic - it's pretty good nowadays! :)

You can add additional dictionaries to the spelling:
Manage Add-ons
Spelling Correction
Get more spelling dictionaries online
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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2013, 07:57:43 AM »
I always shy away from downlading and installing anything, but I'll have a look at a dictionary when I get totally fed up!
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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2013, 09:13:04 AM »
Internet Explorer has come a long way from the days when it was dire and oversimplistic - it's pretty good nowadays! :)

You can add additional dictionaries to the spelling:
Manage Add-ons
Spelling Correction
Get more spelling dictionaries online
What about ad blockers for IE ?
Ive yet to come across a decent one. Last time I tried Adblock on IE it was useless with pop ups and vids everywhere I browsed. FF with Adblock plus installed is much easier
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Re: What browser do you use?
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2013, 10:12:36 AM »
Internet Explorer has come a long way from the days when it was dire and oversimplistic - it's pretty good nowadays! :)

You can add additional dictionaries to the spelling:
Manage Add-ons
Spelling Correction
Get more spelling dictionaries online
What about ad blockers for IE ?
Ive yet to come across a decent one. Last time I tried Adblock on IE it was useless with pop ups and vids everywhere I browsed. FF with Adblock plus installed is much easier

Possibly - I really don't know as I stopped using Ad blockers years ago and just allow the apps default popup blocking which seems to work well (but, to be honest, I just don't "see" ads any more - they may appear but "whoosh" over my head to invisibility!)
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