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It is a little querky. I have several javascript "link" buttons. They don't work right any more. :(

I wish the favorites button and the back button were swapped.

But, other than that, I like it.

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I've been using the betas and RC's for awhile. I like it, and I think it serves as a good example for a clean, modern Vista-era UI.

I still use Firefox too though. I jump back and forth between them.

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The CSS support is MUCH improved (though still not as good as either Firefox or Opera.) The security features are GREAT. I like how it handles RSS much better then Firefox. The Quick Tabs are a great feature. All that said I HATE the UI. I was hoping it would grow on me but I've been using it since the first public beta and I still HATE it. So much so that I'm probably going to get a 3rd party browser that uses the IE engine just because the UI is so painful for me to use. I can't believe usability studies said this thing was good.

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OK, here's one complaint: It doesn't have a built-in spellcheck button (like Google's toolbar does).

So, if I want that button, I need to have the Google toolbar showing. But, Google is my default search engine... so essentially now I have two Google search bars showing (the built-in search bar in the upper right corner and the real Google toolbar).

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I use Firefox for my general browsing and IE when I need to (Windows updates mainly). Bit worrying that they didn't bother to fix a certain exploit that exists in the IE rendering engine when they updated it for use in IE7.

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This program has locked my system on more than one occasion.

This is really getting old... :(

Seriously, I'm about ready to uninstall IE7. Microsoft, please fix what you have done before you send it out in Windows Update!

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Well I use IE7 and I'm not having any problems. I love the new tab system, much less "chaotic" (couldn't think of a better word, lol). Also, the additional features are quite nice.

But I often find myself waking up at night missing the old menu-bar... *sigh*

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I found two registry settings that can come in handy for I.E. v6 and v7.

The first one speeds up I.E. and makes pages render faster ->

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ServiceProvider] 
"Class"=dword:00000008 
"DnsPriority"=dword:00000001 
"HostsPriority"=dword:00000001 
"LocalPriority"=dword:00000001 
"NetbtPriority"=dword:00000001

Only those settings with the numbers set to one should be changed. Also, save the old values in case you need to go back to them.

The next reg. setting changes the menu bar so it sits on top of the screen under the header like I.E. 6 did.

-To change I.E. 7 Menu position

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser] 
"ITBar7Position"=dword:00000001

You have to create a new dword value in that registry setting.

To set it back, simply -

-To change it back to original

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser] 
"ITBar7Position"=-

That's it, hopefully these help out a bit.

I've used I.E. 7 since it was released and it looks like a quality browser from M.S.

My only complaint is the lack of a "new tab" button on the top menu, but it still works well enough for me.

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My only complaint is the lack of a "new tab" button on the top menu, but it still works well enough for me.

Um just click on the blank tab button that's always there on the right hand side of open tabs.

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This program has locked my system on more than one occasion.

I finally solved that problem. (Well, at least I've gone 2 days without a crash.)

I went into the Tools > Internet Options menu and selected the General tab. In the browsing history section, press the Settings button. On the settings screen, click the View Objects button and delete all the entries shown.

Don't worry, they'll reload if necessary.

That's it.

Obviously, one of the browser helper objects that I picked up along the way is not compatible with IE7.

I'm much happier now.

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i Just got firefox IE keeps geting a somthing and locks up the pc it dose it every 5 min so i got firefox so it would stop and come to find out firefox is way better then IE :D

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