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Need help with Internet Explorer 9
Self | An American In Turkiye

Posted on 04/10/2011 11:43:37 AM PDT by An American in Turkiye

Need some Freeper help from any computer folks please.

Last night I received a prompt to upgrade to Internet Explorer 9. I did, and this new version SUCKS! The swapped the favorites and home buttons to the right side of the screen, and my toolbars are now gone.

I want to go back to my old one, but can't remember if I had 8 or 7. I run Vista. Is it just a matter of downloading and installing IE 8 or 9? Any help would be appreciated, and no, I am not a computer geek, and I admit, I am a computer idiot, so please keep the jokes to a minimum. But I can take them nonetheless!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
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1 posted on 04/10/2011 11:43:39 AM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: An American in Turkiye
IE9 is much better than both IE8 and IE7. Learn to use it. You’ll be better off.
2 posted on 04/10/2011 11:46:04 AM PDT by cartan
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To: An American in Turkiye

system restore?


3 posted on 04/10/2011 11:46:44 AM PDT by libbylu ( Sarah Palin has more intestinal fortitude than 535 congress critters)
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To: An American in Turkiye

http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2010/09/18/how-to-uninstall-internet-explorer-9/


4 posted on 04/10/2011 11:46:46 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: An American in Turkiye

Get google chrome, fastest browser out there.


5 posted on 04/10/2011 11:46:48 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: An American in Turkiye

sorry for your trouble...you saved me from doing the same thing, though...

was about to d/l the same ‘Important’ update...


6 posted on 04/10/2011 11:47:12 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: An American in Turkiye
I run Vista.

I ran from Vista.

7 posted on 04/10/2011 11:47:15 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: An American in Turkiye

Learn to use it. You can’t go home again


8 posted on 04/10/2011 11:48:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Go to the tools drop down on the right side, select toolbars you can choose which tool bars you would like to display.


9 posted on 04/10/2011 11:49:52 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: An American in Turkiye
It takes a little getting used to, but it doesn't take long to adjust. Right click where the toolbars usually are, perhaups under the favorites and home buttons, and you can select what toolbars to display.
10 posted on 04/10/2011 11:50:23 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

all the old stuff is at the right top corner, the icon that looks like a cog


11 posted on 04/10/2011 11:50:38 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: UB355

Sorry a little misdirection

Go to the view drop down menu on the top, select toolbars you can choose which tool bars you would like to display.


12 posted on 04/10/2011 11:55:28 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: An American in Turkiye

If you want to download and install IE8 again, go here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=341c2ad5-8c3d-4347-8c03-08cdecd8852b


13 posted on 04/10/2011 11:55:35 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Don’t uninstall ie9, its better than the old version, but if you want it to look like the old version you can also right click near the icon that look like the house and select menu bar and favourite bar


14 posted on 04/10/2011 11:57:30 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: An American in Turkiye

Where are u staying in Turkey?


15 posted on 04/10/2011 11:57:30 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: An American in Turkiye

I got seduced into upgrading to IE-7 some years ago, and the initial version of it sucked pretty bad. I had a geeky friend who told me how you can cause your computer to revert to a date and time that was PRIOR to the date and time you downloaded the new version, and voila!...you are magically back where you originally were. No harm, no foul. (I do not remember how I did it, but one of our Freeper friends surely can). Anyhow, if-and-when they get the new version cleaned up to where it no longer sucks, THEN you can move on up to it.


16 posted on 04/10/2011 11:58:27 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: An American in Turkiye

Did the prompt tell you to upgrade to “Intrenet Exploror 9”?


17 posted on 04/10/2011 12:05:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: cartan; An American in Turkiye; ShadowAce

I agree. I love IE9.


18 posted on 04/10/2011 12:09:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: bushpilot1

I was stationed in Turkey when I made my account. I live in California now, but I was at Incirlik AB.


19 posted on 04/10/2011 12:12:17 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: An American in Turkiye
How to fix all Internet Explorer issues.
20 posted on 04/10/2011 12:14:33 PM PDT by EricT. (I'm going to spend 68% more than I make this year- I hear it's the responsible thing to do..)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Did a two year tour with LANDSOUTHEAST in Izmir. Shipped lots of junk back to the States. Every weekend was an exploration.


21 posted on 04/10/2011 12:18:18 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

I loved Izmir. I traveled all over Turkey. So much history there! Ever make it to Cappadocia? Beautiful. I drank from St. Pauls well in Taursus, and ended up getting pretty sick from it.


22 posted on 04/10/2011 12:20:30 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: An American in Turkiye

Only trip East was to the AB where u stayed..a hop to Greece.

We trekked up to Goats castle..drove to Bodrum several times..visited all the sites in Western Turkey. Camped on the beaches in the Summer.

My gut feelings told me there is a treasure buried..near Sardis.

Rented a house on a hill overlooking the Bay of Izmir..had two year lease..the initial rental was $212...the last year the price dropped to $64..the lira crashed.

Turkey was a great assignment.


23 posted on 04/10/2011 12:43:10 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

Also, the best cuisine I’ve ever had. Adana Kababs, borek, goat cheese on bread, chicken tava, menemin, etc. Sure wish I could go back!


24 posted on 04/10/2011 12:55:17 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: An American in Turkiye

It isn’t widely known, but with IE9 open, press the F12 key. It will open a developer’s panel along the bottom of the screen. I’m not home and am replying on a cell phone, so can’t refresh my memory. But in one if the tabs you will see a choice of which rules to run the browser. You can choose IE8. Also, IE8 should still be on your computer. A fresh copy should have been installed with IE9. Click the Start button, then look in All Programs. There should be links to both versions.


25 posted on 04/10/2011 12:59:25 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: An American in Turkiye
You don't need to re-install IE 8.

Control Panel->Programs->Programs and Features->Installed Updates.

Scroll down to "Windows Internet Explorer 9" and hit Uninstall. You'll be reverted back to IE8 if that's what you had installed before.
26 posted on 04/10/2011 12:59:27 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: An American in Turkiye

I am wary of any of Microsoft’s upgrades.
When they offered IE7, I upgraded and could no longer use my HP scanner. Later when they offered IE8, I hadn[t learned my lesson and the drivers for my printer stopped working.
I hate the upgrades.


27 posted on 04/10/2011 1:02:54 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: Tucker39

You are talking about a system restore. Anyone can do it, although you need to know where to find the control to start it on your computer. Go to Google, then enter something like “system restore windows vista” and you should get plenty of references.


28 posted on 04/10/2011 1:04:22 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Since we’re on this IE9 subject, is there anyway to get my Favorites to all open in the same panel like they did on IE8 instead of opening a new panel for each group selection?


29 posted on 04/10/2011 1:08:34 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: An American in Turkiye

IE9 is quite a bit faster tha IE8 I have been playing with it since before the official release and don’t mind it.

To get things back to the way you like you can drag around the tool bars.

Also if you right-click on the blank space around the address field you can enable the menus etc.

Kind of hard to describe without showing you, but try it and see if you can get it the way you like.

the one thing I do miss is the little history pull down menu which gave you previous sites that you had been too, so you could just step backwards through them. But i can do the same just using the history shortcut key: Ctrl+H


30 posted on 04/10/2011 1:10:01 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: cartan

If you like to search from the “Search Box”. then you are screwed with IE9. With Windows 7 64 bit, there is no way to get your search box.


31 posted on 04/10/2011 1:10:06 PM PDT by Chief901 (Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend)
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To: An American in Turkiye

stay with 9,
about the toolbars, right click an empty space at the botom of the toolbar area, uncheck lock the toolbars, check any toolbar you want to use. move them around to where you want them then recheck lock the toolbars.


32 posted on 04/10/2011 1:13:41 PM PDT by waynesa98
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To: EricT.
I somehow know that link was going to Foxfire. LOL

I loved it until the last upgrade. Now it TOTALLY SUCKS

I switched to Crome last week and have not looked back

33 posted on 04/10/2011 1:33:53 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Popman

Duh’ I meant Firefox


34 posted on 04/10/2011 1:35:02 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Chief901
I put the Bing toolbar on IE9. It gives me a search box and lots of neat shortcuts (facebook, weather, mail, maps, news, stocks, etc.).
35 posted on 04/10/2011 1:38:03 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Chief901
If you like to search from the “Search Box”. then you are screwed with IE9.
I simply type my search into the address bar and hit enter…
36 posted on 04/10/2011 1:38:30 PM PDT by cartan
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To: Wolfstar
It isn’t widely known, but with IE9 open, press the F12 key. It will open a developer’s panel along the bottom of the screen.

Wow! You learn something new everyday! Thanks so much!

37 posted on 04/10/2011 2:07:28 PM PDT by txlurker
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To: An American in Turkiye

I am a new user of IE 9 and I really like it. Try the tips others have said and I think you will like it.


38 posted on 04/10/2011 2:09:10 PM PDT by txlurker
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To: cartan

There is no “Search Box” present in the “top right” of the Address Bar. According to MS, it was designed that way, and does not work with 64 bit Windows 7 & Google as the search provider.


39 posted on 04/10/2011 2:14:33 PM PDT by Chief901 (Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend)
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To: txlurker

You’re very welcome. :)


40 posted on 04/10/2011 4:17:10 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: An American in Turkiye
Ahh! Incirlik! When I was there there was a woman behind every pine tree. I was TDY 30 days there for a total of 18 months. Loaded Nukes at the end of the runway among other things.
41 posted on 04/10/2011 4:56:33 PM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Just go back in time with system restore. I found I didn’t like #9 either.


42 posted on 04/10/2011 5:09:33 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: libbylu
system restore?

The last ditch attempt to fix any computer problem. Has almost always worked for me.

43 posted on 04/10/2011 7:16:11 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: MsLady
Get google chrome, fastest browser out there.

Another good alternative is Firefox. You can customize it to fit your needs.

44 posted on 04/10/2011 7:19:10 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Repeal 16-17

I used firefox for awhile and found that chrome works better and faster. The pages load considerable faster. After using firefox for awhile it would began to get bogged down and sluggish.


45 posted on 04/10/2011 7:23:11 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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Firefox 4 has never been sluggish for me. Have you used that version?


46 posted on 04/10/2011 7:52:35 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Repeal 16-17

No I haven’t, I’ll have to try it. Mine is version 1.9.2.3989
Google has always loaded faster than anything else I’ve tried but, I will update my firefox tomorrow and see how it goes :)


47 posted on 04/10/2011 8:29:57 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: An American in Turkiye

Try safari, you have the two worse items
, Vista and IE. Heinous, systems!


48 posted on 04/10/2011 8:34:54 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: Chief901
There is no “Search Box” present in the “top right” of the Address Bar. According to MS, it was designed that way, and does not work with 64 bit Windows 7 & Google as the search provider.
Oh, I remember that search box. I am just wondering why you are missing it since you can simply type your search expression into the address bar in IE9 and hit enter. If you configure it that way (which I did), it will also use Google for searching.
49 posted on 04/11/2011 12:09:10 AM PDT by cartan
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Searching from the address bar can be a security problem, and a good was to get “Malware”. Search from the search box allows you to view the result items before going to the sites.


50 posted on 04/11/2011 7:02:11 AM PDT by Chief901 (Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend)
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