Skip to comments.Internet Explorer 9
Posted on 09/30/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by Former Fetus
Hi, here's another question from a technologically challenged, internet addicted, freeper.
Let me begin by saying that my PC runs Windows 7 and I have Internet Explorer 9. However, a number of websites (yahoo, weather channel ...) keep showing statements about me having to update to IE9. Well, maybe it is not aimed at me, maybe they just have that announcement. But now I cannot read the comments in the Jerusalem Post and the reason, in their words, is "Sorry, the browser you are using is not currently supported. To use the comments, Disqus recommends the following browsers: Firefox,Chrome,Internet Explorer 9,Safari"
Not sure what the problem is but you might try resetting IE9 to it’s default settings.
Click on Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, you should find it in there.
Ditch IE and use Firefox instead.
Have you ever tried firefox? I like it a LOT better than IE. It’s a free easy download to try it. I try to keep three browsers up to date to try when things like this happen. IE, firefox, safari. (no chrome). Firefox is the main one that works best for me.
That would be www.mozilla.org.
Have you checked that IE9 updates have been made on your computer, via Windows Update?
Also, have you updated Adobe Flash player?
As one of my sons puts it, Microsoft’s marketing slogan for IE9 should be: “IE9. The fastest way to download a different browser.”
I’m running the latest Firefox (15.0.1) and the site comes up just fine (jpost).
I don’t know, but I had to install a new hard drive last week. I got caught with a bunch of stuff unsaved, passwords etc. I have been using Chrome for quite some time, and when I reinstalled Chrome on the new drive all my login data was still active. I’m ready to return to the most basic browser I can find that will work with Win 7, but is any privacy at all a thing of the past?
Has the IE virus back door been fixed yet?
LOVE Firefox! I’ve had it for years.Never looked back! :)
Good luck, I’ll be glad when I upgrade to a better computer and can use IE again, I use Chrome now because it is less demanding on my old system.
I’m running ie8 fully patched and had no prob seeing jp’s comments. Disabled java and they’re gone. Likely you’ve turned java off or need to up date it.
What version of IE9 are you running (32 bit or 64 bit)? Some sites are having difficulties with 64 bit.
Oops. I meant what version of Win 7.
Oops. I meant what version of Win 7.
Move to Firefox and don’t look back. I haven’t used IEanything in years, not missing any content.
Try to turn on content filtering. It eliminates all the ads on the web pages you open.
Make sure that you are not in compatibility mode for all web sites. Go to the Tools menu and look at Compatibility Settings. There is a check box to view all sites in compatibility mode, which is essentially like using IE6. That could be the problem.
Stop using IE.
It took me a little while to find out how to check it.
I am running Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit. My PC came with Firefox on it but, being from the generation that came out of Noah's ark (at least that's what my children seem to think) I continued using IE because, well, because I was used to it. I tried Firefox and, voila!, I can read all the comments!
Thank you to all Freepers, you are the best.
Everything in my list was in coded form. What troubles me is that all the autocomplete data is stored externally.
I use both IE and Firefox. Perhaps I am just not as sensitive to certain things when I browse. To me a browser is a browser. But I am curious. What improvements do you notice with Firefox?
Probably compatibility mode, it’s either on and shouldn’t be or off and shouldn’t be. 90% of the time IE is irritating me switch that is the fix:
Not necessarily. Anybody getting access to my PC already has figured out an easier way to rip me off than pulling my passwords off the PC. They’ve gotten access to the entire home, where the checkbooks and credit cards and all kinds of other stuff are.
It may just be familiarity at this point. Firefox offered tabs early on and I got very used to that. I see that IE now has tabs, but I don't like the way that they work as well. Firefox is easy to customize with add-ons. I started on firefox maybe seven years ago and have not spent nearly as much time trying to get along with IE. There have been certain sites that won't run with firefox, so that's when i return to IE for compatibility. But that is getting to be pretty unusual these days.
Bingo! I can’t believe how many things I’m learning today!
One firewall and one AV is all it takes to stop hackers. Really you don’t even need them if you don’t hang out in the dark parts of the internet. So since they can’t find my passwords nothing to worry about. Really paranoia is always more effort than it’s worth.
I have used Firefox for years and for years set it as my default browser - pretty much ignoring it’s installed existence on my machine.
It it totally stable, a smaller footprint on my machine and in memory and interfaces as well as any with Norton antivirus apps, Adobe Reader and Adobe flash and any other apps I need “plug ins” to my browser for.
It is free, mainatined all the time, updated often and you can control when and how updates are applied - letting Firefox run the whole thing, or storing an update-install on your machine, running it at a time of your chosing, and uninstalling it and re-installing an earlier version if any problems are encountered - which has only been a couple times in all the years of my experience.
It is produced by the global open source outfit - Mozilla foundation.
In addition they produce an Email software application called Thunderbird, which you can use to get your Email from/off your Email/Internet service provider and deal with all your Email on your PC - just like the Microsift Outlook application - only like Firefox, Thunderbird is free.
If I were you, I’d try Firefox.
After the initial adjustment of getting used to how Firefox locates its functions. compared to where/how the same functions are located in IE, I think you won’t be disappointed.
Oh, almost forgot - I too am currently using Win7.
You can download Firefox for free from the Internet.
Haven’t had a problem yet. And really in the current world so many of the malwares capture the keyboard output making yourself remember and type your passwords isn’t anymore secure than storing them. If the hackers get stuff on your system then you’re hosed no matter what, take the path of convenience, it’s no less secure.
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