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gstone
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IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

Internet Explorer 9 has been offered up in Windows Update.

 

If you installed IE9, you have to enable compaitibility mode for this site in order to post, reply to posts or edit your posts on this fourm. If compatability mode is not enabled the text you type as a message will not be displayed.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956197

 

 

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JohnP51
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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

Thanks for the tip. I switched to Google Chrome and Firefox after IE8 got so unstable and resource hungry. That solved a lot of my problems.

 

John

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GordonF
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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

That's Extra Fail - you have to take extra steps to post?

 

Get Chrome, Firefox, heck even Apple's Safari browser is a better choice than IE.

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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

 


GordonF wrote:

That's Extra Fail - you have to take extra steps to post?

 

Get Chrome, Firefox, heck even Apple's Safari browser is a better choice than IE.


 

The same thing happened when they released IE8 to a lot of the boards I used then (I wasn't on this one then so I don't know if it had trouble). All you have to do is click the icon at the top for compatibility mode (you do it once for the site you're on and you don't have do it again) and it worked. I abandoned IE shortly after that, though. My kids have a couple of sites they use for school that only work in IE.

 

Fran

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gstone
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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts


GordonF wrote:

That's Extra Fail - you have to take extra steps to post?

 

Get Chrome, Firefox, heck even Apple's Safari browser is a better choice than IE.


The problem actually stems from Lithum. They have refused do anything about client complaints of incompatibility with IE9 for months now. They plan to relesase an update sometime this month which may address this issue.

 

IE9 I am passing on but it was listed in Windows Update as a Critical Update. More than a few people will wind up with it installed.

 

Chrome I won't touch with a ten foot pole. Safari ain't gonna run on this machine even if I wanted it to. Firefox I have used in the past and dont see it as better or worse than anything else available.

 

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GordonF
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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

The problem I have with IE, any version, is that it absolutely refuses to follow proper CSS implementation standards - made worse by the fact that Microsoft is one of the companies who helped set the standards in the first place.

 

They don't even follow their own rules! It is, by far, the worst browser on the planet.

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kingskidjan
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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

bump

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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts


GordonF wrote:

The problem I have with IE, any version, is that it absolutely refuses to follow proper CSS implementation standards - made worse by the fact that Microsoft is one of the companies who helped set the standards in the first place.

 

They don't even follow their own rules! It is, by far, the worst browser on the planet.


You apparently haven't used IE 9... :smileywink:

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GordonF
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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

I tried it


lewellyn wrote:

You apparently haven't used IE 9... :smileywink:

I have - IT FAILS TO IMPLEMENT CSS CORRECTLY. sorry, smileywink yourself into oblivion. It's a worthless browser.

 

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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts

I hate IE.  I've been running Mozilla Firefox for a while now and love it.

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Re: IE9 and B&N Forum Posts - this is a test response; I hope it won't post as blank.

This is just a test response. I hope it won't post as blank.