Skip to comments.Explorer 9 problem
Posted on 01/07/2012 5:56:07 AM PST by Dusty Road
Bought a new PC yesterday with Explorer 9, I'm having problems linking to other articles. When I drag it over to the comment box it just opens the link. What am I doing wrong?
I have to be honest, I've simply been cutting and pasting my URLs into the HTML tags I built. If I was feeling extra-lazy, I'd paste the URL as is and, taking care not to enter other HTML in the reply, FR would auto-gen the link. I just tried to see what ytou were talking about in IE9, and it behaves the way you're describing it (as in not creating a link).
Additionally, I use Firefox almost all the time. What you're saying you've done (presumably in previous versions of IE), doesn't work in that manner in Firefox 7 either.
I recently got both a PC and Laptop with Win7/IE8.
I upgraded both to IE9.
I had problems on both machines. On the PC, whenever I could try to paste anything in the address bar, it would open some extraneous link or open the previously opened link.
I finally ditched IE9 on both machines and returned to IE8.
Firefox is my main browser, but I wish they would STOP THE INSANITY of new releases every few weeks. I have extenstions that haven’t been ungraded by the creators since version 6. Firefox is not doing themselves any big favors by their insanity.
Also on FF, I am at version 9. It was advertised as one to help the previous complaints about memory usage. A couple of weeks ago, mine got sluggish. I opened Task Manager. Firefox 9 was consuming almost 1gb of memory.
I may be looking for a good alternative to FF soon.
Opera browser is the favourite here, mate.
Look at Chrome or IE8. I still use IE7 due to issues with 8 on some necessary websites
Get an extension that either gives you a restart button or puts restart in the pull down menu.
I have yet to find any browser that suits me as well as FF. One may be faster and another may do something else better. But I can make FF mine. So, I stick.
I tried Opera several years ago, but didn’t care for it. I may check it out again.
Chrome. I did d/l it on my old XP laptop and desktop. It was okay, but Google had it constantly updating — that would mess up my configuration. I finally turned off updating and it was okay, but it didn’t have the add-ons/extensions Firefox has.
I have been thinking about trying out Comodo Dragon. I liked some of their other software and Dragon is based on Chrome, IIRC.
I just hate to have to go through re-learning new/different extensions, etc. I resisted even upgrading to Win7 for that same reason — but finally had to because XP just got too slow to handle modern web pages, etc.
FWIW, IE9 default behavior has changed dramatically from previous versions. MS really kind of just jerked the carpet out from under many users feet with the strongly reinforced suggested upgrade. So please don't get the idea I am just defending MS, but the browser itself (IE9) can be a big improvement over IE8 once you have everything set the way you want it.
Check the settings. In the browsers I have tried, there is a setting where you can specify “double click” required to go to a link. Sounds like yours is set to “single click”.
That is the biggest problem with anything Windows — they change the defaults without any explanation.
It has taken me nearly 6 months to make Win7 usable — by changing those defaults to more practical use.
UAC was the biggest problem creator I had. It messed up many programs and their configurations. I finally turned it off completely, and normal returned to my pc world.
I may re-check IE9, however I only use IE occasionally anyway, so it is no big deal.
I have a completely opposite opinion. The strength of MSWindows is the ability to customize the interface to the user preferences and to the hardware being used. If you want zero ability to changes things and hardware with training wheels attached, there is another brand you can buy.
“Opera browser is the favourite here, mate.”
Ditto. Tried IE, Firefox, Chrome...been using Opera for about 3 years.
Using Internet Explorer for one.
One BIG advantage Firefox has is the user’s ability to stop scripts.
I wish there was something similar available for IE.
No problems with IE 9 to date and had to stop using Firefox for the reasons you state and the fact that it slowed down and caused problems over a period of time. Hoping the 64-bit versions make some improvements. Chrome works good but have concerns about whether or not it “spies” on me.
If I need to look at a lot of online vids or such then I switch to FireFox and take the resource hit, but for all other online activity it suits just fine.
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