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gpgo wrote  Mar 16 2008 at 8:44 AM  
Internet Explore 8 Beta, I lost my menu, not able to defrag, text and pictures jagged, McAfee has a problem, and problems downloading...I am sorry I tried IE 8 Beta, and now it will not let me delete IE 8 Beta...why...I need help, please email me or call me 727-576-0099, my name is George Dolan, I would like some help and please let me know whats going wrong with this browser...please...

marcusgueiros wrote  Mar 16 2008 at 9:35 AM  
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Dealitem_com wrote  Mar 20 2008 at 4:49 PM  
IE8 test with Dealitem.com

Tried my site and looks like Microsoft should look at it too. images in frames are acting little wiered.

Also in source code for home page if I replace these lines

</div>
<br />
<table width=100%>

to

</div>
<br />
<table width=100%>

sites looks very different.

Scroll bars act differently.

Multiline edit does not work properly.

I am sure MS guys are working on it.

I would like to be part of testing and would create couple of activites and webslices so that deal site owners can download in future

Dealitem_com wrote  Mar 20 2008 at 4:55 PM  
FROM :

</div>
<br /> & n b s p ;
<table width=100%>

to

</div>
<br />
<table width=100%>

this on dealitem.com home page code (line no 325) makes a big difference, but it works fine in IE7 and Firefox and others

BARTLETT27 wrote  Mar 23 2008 at 5:24 PM  
FOUND PROBLEM WITH MANUAL UPDATES FOR XP, RUNS A LOT SLOWER THAT IE6/7.
OTHER THAN THAT EASY TO USE AND RUNS AS GOOD AS IE7 .
JEFF

BrentLamborn wrote  Mar 26 2008 at 12:22 AM  
Baretlett27 I agree. It's much much slower as far as how it behaves when filling out a webform (ie, this very comment!) otherwise it seems pretty good for a Beta 1. I too had to do a manual update on my XP machine.

discjockey49 wrote  Apr 17 2008 at 7:03 AM  
First off to be clear I am a WIONDOWS USER. I have had problems with IE 7, I like checking out the betas, but just a little "trigger shy" at this point because I didn't like Firefox's 3 Beta, and I admit I WAS a Firefox user (not all the time). I don't even like the current release for everyone (2.0.1.3) I for some reason as a kinda-noobie cannot figure out why the.aspx (???) dosn't work over at FF 2.0.1.3, that is their problem unless it is banned from this board, but I use that as it pops up when I listen to radio on Windows and most radio stations are set to run on WMP, so by default, I beieve this does belong here, as I in reality, as I write this, admit I use Windows more than FireFox., especially since as of now I don't have FF on here.They are having some problems, that I am not educatd at. So I reformatted and am using IE 7 (maybe pro, I have before) EXCLUSIVELY right now. FF is not even loaded at this time. 2.0.13 just out is too slow. If someone can explain to me about the security issues, such as popups, as the pop up blocker doesn't work to my satisfaction, things like that on 7, and I have tried many, I would probably not even re-load Fire Fox. Can someone please help me with IE 7 or am I a candidate for IE 8 Beta with that IE7 button, with my security fears? Or give me some other forums t go to? I don't dare use Safri. I used it abut 3 hours. I am running XP PRO IE 7, willing to run IE 8 Beta as I, unless I read wrong, there is more security there in IE 8 Beta. I am well aware of the chances of using Betas I am not that new so I am not asking for miracles, just a little help, and I would be glad to download IE 8 Beat.

XForms wrote  Apr 20 2008 at 12:22 PM  
You are speaking of "Interoperability and compatibility" in http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/ie8/features.mspx but you don't tell compatibile with what ? For example is it compatibile with XForms ?

vbilovus wrote  Apr 29 2008 at 2:59 PM  
Incorrect work of DHTML: when you will try to set ACTION and ID attributes of the form, the METHOD attribute will automatically set to “GET” (see example)

<html>
<head>
<title>Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 defect</title>
<style>
INPUT
{
text-align:left;
}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">
myFunction=function(aStep)
{
var frm = document.createElement( "FORM" );
document.body.appendChild( frm );

var result = "result:\n\n\t step 1: " + frm.method;

if (aStep != 6)
{
frm.action="http://www.google.com/";
result += "\n\t step 2: " + frm.method;
};


frm.method = "post";
result += "\n\t step 3: " + frm.method;

if (aStep != 5)
{
frm.id = "test";
result += "\n\t step 4: " + frm.method;
}
frm.innerHTML = result.replace(/\n/g,"<br>")
alert(result)
}
</script>
</head>

<body>
<form>
<input type="Hidden" name="sid">
<input type="Button" value="step 1: Check FORM.METHOD" onclick="alert('step 1 :' + this.form.method)"><br>
<input type="Button" value="step 2: Set ACTION to something and re-check FORM.METHOD" onclick="this.form.action='http://www.google.com/'; alert('step 2 :' + this.form.method)"><br>
<input type="Button" value="step 3: set FORM.METHOD to POST and re-check FORM.METHOD" onclick="this.form.method='post'; alert('step 3 :' + this.form.method)"><br>
<input type="Button" value="step 4: Set FORM.ID to something and re-check FORM.METHOD" onclick="this.form.id='test1'; alert('step 4 :' + this.form.method); window.location.reload(true)"><br><br><br>
Try do the same dynamically<br>
<input type="Button" value="step 5: Create FORM, set ACTION to something, set FORM.METHOD = POST, don't set FORM.ID and re-check FORM.METHOD" onclick="myFunction(5)"><br>
<input type="Button" value="step 6: Create FORM, don't set ACTION to something, set FORM.METHOD = POST, set FORM.ID and re-check FORM.METHOD" onclick="myFunction(6)"><br>
<input type="Button" value="step 7: Create FORM, set ACTION to something, set FORM.METHOD = POST, set FORM.ID to something and re-check FORM.METHOD" onclick="myFunction()"><br>
</form>
</body>
</html>

smileygrrl wrote  May 19 2008 at 8:29 AM  
If anybody has yet to figure out a way to delete Internet Eplorer 8, please let me know, I am not a developer and could not imagine the frustration that developers are having by using this browser. I accidentally downloaded this browser and all I can hope is that if one person sees these comments they will heed the advice of NOT to download IE 8 beta. I understand beta means it is in a trial format, but I think Microsoft forgot to even try this themselves before releasing it to the public and should pull all download links immediately. The browser continuously stops working and the performance is slow and glitchy. This browser is not even worth the time it takes to download and I am miserable with it. If anybody can help me please e-mail me @smileygrrl007@yahoo.com. If I did not have to have internet explorer for school I would use my Firefox browser for everything.

SankarBalu wrote  May 27 2008 at 9:39 PM  
Try to rollback to a saved restore point. This is the reason im yet to upgrade to Vista SP1 / IE 8 Beta in my laptop. Cos, these things can't the rolled back.

JiniShans

Lonnie wrote  Jun 24 2008 at 12:25 AM  
..."but I think Microsoft forgot to even try this themselves before releasing it to the public and should pull all download links immediately"

You have to keep in mind a little thing my boss calls "User Conditioning" The EU loads all kinds of other software, viruses, and games etc to their machines. The machines that MS is testing the beta browsers on are not yet "User Conditioned" I wouldn't be surprised if their machines had fresh installations of Windows put on them every few months or after a project is completed. Good luck, I hope you have your restore disks.

Brian59 wrote  Jun 29 2008 at 10:38 PM  
Well I downloaded IE 8 and so far no problems will be installing on web site as soon as it is released as for your ability to remove IE 8 from your machine remove it form the programs list not from the add and remove programs I have uninstaled and reinstalled ie 7 and 8 you dont like dont download.

javi wrote  Jul 17 2008 at 10:26 AM  
Try to visit http://maps.google.com
- There are 8 zoom sliders but none works.
- It becomes crazy when you drag the map.

Regina wrote  Oct 16 2008 at 3:47 PM  
Is there any way to go back to IE 7? IE 8 is slow and the screen always opens at 125% which is really annoying.

Jax wrote  Nov 17 2008 at 7:40 PM  
To work around this issue, you can set IE8b2 to always use 100% zoom. Do the
following:
open tools - internet options, advanced page, uncheck 'reset zoom to 100%
on new pages/tabs' (This option is has the wrong name/behavior in ie8b2...)
Then, in the main IE window, set the zoom to 100%. (bottom right)

From now on, IE8b2 will always display pages at 100% zoom, and should be
much faster.

GRC207 wrote  Nov 28 2008 at 5:24 AM  
This might be a crap shoot, but I have only one problem with IE8. My desktop works great, but IE8 will not always engage on my wife's desktop. Anyone else have this problem?

mal wrote  Dec 22 2008 at 12:17 AM  
This software is terrible. How can I downgrade to 7 without reformatting my computer?

derek wrote  Jan 29 2009 at 10:22 PM  
IE 8 is just killing me. It's not terrible, it's horrible - I sure hope you guy don't intend to release it like this. Here is a list of compliants:
- Display rendering issues
- Security compatibilities issues - I can log into live manually but when I go to msn to play a game, it says my creditials are invaild and the site has an issue.
- SLOW... SLOW... SLOW This is 10 times slower than IE-7. I ran some metrics: Chrome on my system loads in .1 second. IE-8 loading is almost a full 10 seconds. IE-7 take 1 second.
- Above all, I can't uninstall and get IE-7 back..

I do have the last beta versions these issue STILL exist.

Brit wrote  Feb 28 2009 at 7:12 PM  
IE8 Why is there no way to Uninstall.
Add and remove Windows components, Good Idea ?. I tried that and windows reports as deleted. Great?? Err No what it seems to do is delete the IE7 leftovers and Outlook.. IE8 is stll right there. How cool is that i get to reinstall Outlook..
IE8 is slow and crashes far to often.
Had to resort to Firefox to download document from Offcom. IE8 could only tell me the site did not exist.. How long have MS been making web browsers. Firefox found the site and downloaded the documents i needed.
I dont really have a problem with MS as a company but it is time they started making some effort. Uninstall ashould ALWAYS be an easy option.
Not mostly or sometimes.. ALWAYS.
Try the new features.. How about making the old features work first, then adding some new ones.

Did I mention its SLOW!!.. Slow to logon to my Homepage. Very slow at reading some forums.. Often crashes while reading forums.. Locks up..

Hardly what i would call a release candidate.






thedd wrote  Mar 27 2009 at 5:17 PM  
If IE8 is slow for you, you might want to try clearing out restricted sites as described here: http://windowsfixup.com/2009/03/speeding-up-internet-explorer-8/

dds wrote  Apr 6 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Here's the info to uninstall IE 8: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

tek wrote  Aug 25 2009 at 8:42 PM  
HAHAHA Thank you all so very much for you excellent posts. I always knew Windows users were morons but geez! The one toward the top is classic, not only is his email in the post but his number as well. I thought about calling just to teach him a lesson!

ROFL, thanks everyone for making me laugh so hard.

kidrocker151 wrote  Dec 1 2009 at 4:58 AM  
Every time I open my internet now it starts the recovery even though the site is running fine then it tells me its unable to recover the website and I can't do anything. It does it to every website I try to get on. Even microsoft. I had to put this up on my laptop to figure out what's wrong. My schoolwork depends on the internet and I need IE to start working again. PLEASE HELP!!!

HSchoefer wrote  Dec 1 2009 at 12:35 PM  
@dds thanks ;) seems to be the best solution

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