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Hi,

I have always preferred IE over Firefox. Last night, I upgraded from IE6 to IE7. However, there are a couple of things I don't like about the design.

Firstly, I don't like how the URL bar is at the very top, and the home, refresh, back, and forward buttons (which I use all the time) are all in very weird places.

Secondly, is there a way to turn tabbed browsing off? I have a 30" monitor at a resolution of 2560x1600, and prefer to just set my windows side by side where I can see everything at once instead of switching between tabs.

TIA,
Dani

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1) Isnt there a way to "Unlock the toolbar" and place the address bar @ the bottom?? (I've always wondered that)

2) I dont think there is a way of disabling the tabs.......(Everything is contained within that program,it isnt seperate anymore as with IE6 (Opens a new instance per tab))

I dont like IE7 either Dani.......

Good luck!!

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Secondly, is there a way to turn tabbed browsing off?

'Stein's found it!

From IE7, click 'Tools'> Internet Options >Tabs (Settings)

The option is on the top of the page.

As for the location of the address bar, etc, I think it's awful. I don't think theres a way to change it, aside from a hack, but I'm not too sure.

As for me...sticking with Firefox. :mrgreen:

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I disabled tabbed browsing, but it still keeps the home, rss, print, etc icons in the same row. Therefore, disabling tabbed browsing doesn't shrink the toolbar by a row or give any more screen real estate to the browsing window - it just makes it look like awkward whitespace. Soooo, I went ahead and reenabled it. Oh well :(

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Secondly, is there a way to turn tabbed browsing off? I have a 30" monitor at a resolution of 2560x1600, and prefer to just set my windows side by side where I can see everything at once instead of switching between tabs.

I think the tabs thing is less about screen estate and more about memory. There is much less impact upon system resources by opening multiple tabs within a single window than firing up multiple instances of the browser. Not a problem when you only have two or three windows open of course, but when you get into double figures it soon all kicks off :)

This is one area where I think that MS got it right in following the NetCaptor - Opera - Firefox trend.

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You should try Maxthon Dani (My favorite browser)

Tabbed Browsing,address bar configuarable......Excellent program!!

www.maxthon.com

I use the last release of MyIE2 (Be4 it was renamed to maxthon)
(That can still be gotton here > http://www.myie2.com/html_en/home.htm)

You could not UNLOCK THE TOOLBAR and then move your address bar to the bottom?? Thats stupid!!

Please try Maxthon and give me your opinion :)

Your friend,

The Dude :)

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But i think her main issue is the address bar.. (Am i right Dani??)

How are you stymiee? I hope things are well :)

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True, that will solve that problem.

As for me, I'm very cranky and irritable lately. Too much stress from various areas. Hopefully this week I can work some of them out and be the relaxed person I am used to being. :)

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I have the answer for this problem with IE7

This message is from a friend of mine @ another site (Who i have invited here).. He is very knowledgable in these areas and when i saw his post i thought of Dani (And others) who dont like this @ all!!!

Annoyed by the placement of the address bar in IE7, I used a reg hack last night to move it below the File Edit View bar. After poking around a bit though, I found an easier way - plus I was able to get rid of the equally annoying (to me, anyway) xtra search bar (next to the address bar). This works in XP Pro only:

Fire up the Group Policy editor and navigate to User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer. In the right pane is a load of nice options, one being "Prevent the Internet Explorer search box from displaying", another "Moving the menu bar above the navigation bar". Right-click, choose Properties and tick Enable.
Ta-daa!!!!

Thank you ZIP :)

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My main gripe is that the Home, Refresh, Back, and Forward buttons are all in very awkward places.

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Agreed, Microsoft has done the one thing they should really never do: mess with a well established UI.

One of the main reasons people quote for not moving to Firefox, in surveys various publications I work for have carried out, is they don't want to learn a new UI. It is almost like Microsoft is daring them to swap...

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its all about getting used to the new UI. It took me a while (i started out with a beta), but i've finally gotten used to it and the new placements dont annoy me anymore.

holy cow dani, 30"!!
My eye doctor told me to use a smaller screen after my 23" started giving me headaches. So I had to go back to my trusty old 19 incher CRT.

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I think I'm one of the lucky ones ,as i can't update to IE7, it can't
write to the registry for some reason ,I'm guessing maybe iespyad or some other security program ,even though i uninstalled to try again ,I use Firefox anyway for couple of yrs now ,

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Ok first of all I absoueltly LOVE IE7 It's the best thing ever and to turn off tabbed browsing go tools>Internet Options>tabbed browsing and at the top of the page It'll say "Use tabbed browsing". So just unclick the box and your ready to go!! By the way I also like the tabbed browsing It comes In handy. ;)

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i like tabbed browsing and the fact you can have many homepages also i like how if you click the 4 squares icon to the left of the tabs you can get thumbnails of all the tabs which is useful when researching or replying to lots of posts

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Figured I'd come back and say again I LOVE IE7!!!! I know I'm a dork.......................lol!!! ROFLMAO!!!

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We just had some issues with one of our XP's upstairs (A virus "Trojan.Emcodec") and my father asked me to look @ it cause he doesnt know to fix it,etc......

I discovered he took the WGA update and that IE7 is now on that computer....

I looked @ it and within 2 seconds i was able to customize the toolbar and make it look like IE6 (Which DANI says she couldnt)

I put the address bar down @ the bottom,etc....

I wonder why DANI couldnt do it (And so many other ppl cant)

I wouldnt wanna ever use IE7....I dont want the sites i visit being sent anywhere!! (And i wouldnt trust disabling the filter)

Ah well........

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