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Internet Explorer 9
Former Fetus

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"


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: ie9; question; windows7
I've checked it over and over, I do have IE9. What's going on? What do I have to do to be able to read JP's comments? TIA
1 posted on 09/30/2012 7:46:43 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

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.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 7:51:09 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Former Fetus

Ditch IE and use Firefox instead.

http://www.mozilla.com


3 posted on 09/30/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 7:53:35 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Squawk 8888

That would be www.mozilla.org.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Former Fetus

Have you checked that IE9 updates have been made on your computer, via Windows Update?

Also, have you updated Adobe Flash player?

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6 posted on 09/30/2012 7:57:46 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Former Fetus

As one of my sons puts it, Microsoft’s marketing slogan for IE9 should be: “IE9. The fastest way to download a different browser.”


7 posted on 09/30/2012 7:58:39 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Former Fetus

I’m running the latest Firefox (15.0.1) and the site comes up just fine (jpost).


8 posted on 09/30/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Former Fetus

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?


9 posted on 09/30/2012 8:02:03 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Former Fetus

Has the IE virus back door been fixed yet?


10 posted on 09/30/2012 8:02:46 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Squawk 8888

LOVE Firefox! I’ve had it for years.Never looked back! :)


11 posted on 09/30/2012 8:14:50 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I got caught with a bunch of stuff unsaved, passwords etc
Saving any passwords on a PC is asking for trouble. but saving those for critical apps like your email, on-line bill paying, financial accounts, etc., is insane.
13 posted on 09/30/2012 8:22:43 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT by waynesa98
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To: Former Fetus

What version of IE9 are you running (32 bit or 64 bit)? Some sites are having difficulties with 64 bit.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 8:27:22 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Oops. I meant what version of Win 7.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 8:28:22 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: RightOnline

Both, actually.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Former Fetus

Oops. I meant what version of Win 7.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Former Fetus

Move to Firefox and don’t look back. I haven’t used IEanything in years, not missing any content.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 8:29:22 AM PDT by wrench
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To: unixfox

Try to turn on content filtering. It eliminates all the ads on the web pages you open.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 8:33:59 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 8:40:10 AM PDT by Dan Cooper
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To: Former Fetus
What do I have to do to be able to read JP's comments?

Stop using IE.

22 posted on 09/30/2012 8:42:07 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Squawk 8888; Rio; RightOnline; TomGuy; newheart; SWAMPSNIPER; mountainlion; gimme1ibertee; ...
THANKS, Y'ALL!!

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.

23 posted on 09/30/2012 8:49:46 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: oh8eleven

Everything in my list was in coded form. What troubles me is that all the autocomplete data is stored externally.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 8:52:37 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Rio

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?


25 posted on 09/30/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Former Fetus

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:
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/How-to-use-Compatibility-View-in-Internet-Explorer-9


26 posted on 09/30/2012 10:35:46 AM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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To: plain talk
What improvements do you notice with Firefox?

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.

28 posted on 09/30/2012 11:32:09 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: discostu

Bingo! I can’t believe how many things I’m learning today!


29 posted on 09/30/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: discostu
Anybody getting access to my PC already ... gotten access to the entire home
Ah, hackers don't physically steal your stuff, it's a digital thing.
And if they can find your password(s) file - it's sayonara.
30 posted on 09/30/2012 12:54:10 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 1:31:02 PM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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To: Former Fetus

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.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: discostu
So since they can’t find my passwords nothing to worry about.
Famous last words. LOL ...
33 posted on 09/30/2012 3:44:24 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 4:34:51 PM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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