Skip to comments.Need help with Internet Explorer 9
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!
Get google chrome, fastest browser out there.
sorry for your trouble...you saved me from doing the same thing, though...
was about to d/l the same ‘Important’ update...
I ran from Vista.
Learn to use it. You can’t go home again
Go to the tools drop down on the right side, select toolbars you can choose which tool bars you would like to display.
all the old stuff is at the right top corner, the icon that looks like a cog
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.
If you want to download and install IE8 again, go here:
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
Where are u staying in Turkey?
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.
Did the prompt tell you to upgrade to “Intrenet Exploror 9”?
I agree. I love IE9.
I was stationed in Turkey when I made my account. I live in California now, but I was at Incirlik AB.
Did a two year tour with LANDSOUTHEAST in Izmir. Shipped lots of junk back to the States. Every weekend was an exploration.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
I loved it until the last upgrade. Now it TOTALLY SUCKS
I switched to Crome last week and have not looked back
Duh’ I meant Firefox
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…
Wow! You learn something new everyday! Thanks so much!
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.
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.
You’re very welcome. :)
Just go back in time with system restore. I found I didn’t like #9 either.
The last ditch attempt to fix any computer problem. Has almost always worked for me.
Another good alternative is Firefox. You can customize it to fit your needs.
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.
Firefox 4 has never been sluggish for me. Have you used that version?
No I haven’t, I’ll have to try it. Mine is version 220.127.116.1189
Google has always loaded faster than anything else I’ve tried but, I will update my firefox tomorrow and see how it goes :)
Try safari, you have the two worse items
, Vista and IE. Heinous, systems!
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.
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.
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