+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
General Chat Thread, I hate internet explorer in General; We have a person who does marketing for us, and he has been writing an email to go off to ...
  1. #1

    unixman_again's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    753
    Thank Post
    30
    Thanked 149 Times in 113 Posts
    Rep Power
    136

    I hate internet explorer

    We have a person who does marketing for us, and he has been writing an email to go off to a bunch of prospects, and in the email is a link to a "secret" area on our website. It's full of public info, like images, brochures, etc but you have to be in the know to get to it. Anyway, he said when he copied the link from my email to him (which worked) into another email, it lost functionality. I thought perhaps it was coping in all of the OWA crap that it includes in a url, so I suggested he open the link and copy it from the address bar of the browser. Nup, still didn't work.

    Anyway he comes in and we get onto his W8 laptop so he can show me the problem. He fires off internet explorer, goes to our OWA and opens a draft email. It's all plain text. So I says, he needs to select the html format button on the top of the email composing screen, except that it isn't there. Now I knew that I wasn't going do-lally, there should be an html button, so I fire off IE on my desktop, goes to OWA and it's all different. I have many more formatting options that he is seeing. I wondered if it that old chestnut we get, where things don't work in IE but they do in Chrome, Firefox, etc. On his laptop, I fire up Chrome, go to OWA and have him login. Bingo! It all works fine; he has all the missing options, so he can format his emails in html. This is the first time, I've seen an M$ site not work in an M$ browser. He said he was quite happy using Chrome.

    I keep telling people to use Chrome. It works much better. Go to our moodle and you can drag and drop files onto it, but not in IE. Go to our staff portal (Joomla) and the lightbox plugins display completely, but not in IE. (This is quite fun; the X to close the popup isn't displayed in IE, but if you hover over the place where it should be, and click the popup closes correctly.) The library catalog system works in Chrome but not in IE. (Really good this - type something into the seach box and IE sits there looking stupid when you click "Search".) The only reason they have to use IE is to mark registers; our MIS uses ClickOnce and without an extension, it doesn't work in Chrome. Although apparently it will on a Chromebook; shame we don't have any.

    The staff will keep using IE and I will keep pointing out to them it is carp and things will work better in Chrome.

    Rant over and breathe.....

  2. #2

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,493
    Thank Post
    1,452
    Thanked 1,197 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    IE has been the bane of many a web dev's life for years. How MS can continue to push that carp out is beyond me, it's shameful.

  3. #3

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,793
    Thank Post
    3,304
    Thanked 1,056 Times in 977 Posts
    Rep Power
    365
    Inter NOT Explorer

  4. Thanks to mac_shinobi from:

    Poults (28th February 2014)

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    453
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 67 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    Do you use exchange? If so there is a problem with IE11 if you are using Exchange 2010 SP2 and lower I think. We had a similar problem, updated Exchange to latest SP and updates and its all working fine now.

  6. #5
    iceman85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Solihull
    Posts
    58
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    7
    Nothing works in internet explorer, never had any problems with chrome or firefox

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    453
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 67 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by iceman85 View Post
    Nothing works in internet explorer, never had any problems with chrome or firefox
    No nothing works in internet explorer, never ever

    I hate internet explorer-ieworking.jpg

  8. #7

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,493
    Thank Post
    1,452
    Thanked 1,197 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    Quote Originally Posted by TronXP View Post
    No nothing works in internet explorer, never ever

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IEworking.JPG 
Views:	221 
Size:	176.0 KB 
ID:	23050
    Not sure why you're getting so defensive over IE, it is well known that it's a piece of carp. Just about every website you have ever used will have to have employed some sort of workaround to make it display properly in IE; it's just an awful browser.

  9. #8

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,827
    Thank Post
    517
    Thanked 2,475 Times in 1,918 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    836
    You just have to look at the changes between IE6 and IE11, to see how much work people have had to do to keep websites working properly in that FSM-forsaken browser.

    Like with Frog - works fine in IE 9. You have to have it in compatibility mode in IE 10, and NOT in compatibility mode in IE 11! So, if you have a mixed environment, you can end up with a right mess.

    We standardise on saying "use Chrome" now. Although, it has issues with Frog! Lol

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    453
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 67 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    I am not getting defensive over IE, It was stated Internet Explorer never works. I therefore have discovered a miracle in the fact I have something working on it, so I have posted for all to share!

    I use IE, Firefox and Chrome on my machine I am no fanboi of any particular browser. Guess a sense of humour has disappeared in this forum.

  11. #10

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,493
    Thank Post
    1,452
    Thanked 1,197 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    Quote Originally Posted by TronXP View Post
    I am not getting defensive over IE, It was stated Internet Explorer never works. I therefore have discovered a miracle in the fact I have something working on it, so I have posted for all to share!
    It's no miracle - I'm willing to bet a lot of hacks were put in place to make that work!

    Quote Originally Posted by TronXP View Post
    I use IE, Firefox and Chrome on my machine I am no fanboi of any particular browser. Guess a sense of humour has disappeared in this forum.
    It's been a long day and I'm irritable - must remember to employ sense of humour before I go on the attack!

  12. Thanks to LosOjos from:

    TronXP (26th February 2014)

  13. #11
    SovietRussia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Powys, Wales
    Posts
    636
    Thank Post
    70
    Thanked 142 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    As a dev, I have to spend extra time making sure stuff looks pretty in IE and actually works

  14. #12

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,493
    Thank Post
    1,452
    Thanked 1,197 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    711
    Here's an interesting test you can do yourself - go to this website in each browser you have installed, I'll be surprised if IE doesn't score the lowest: HTML5test - How well does your browser support HTML5?

    For me:
    Chrome 33: 505
    IE 11: 369

  15. #13

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,793
    Thank Post
    3,304
    Thanked 1,056 Times in 977 Posts
    Rep Power
    365
    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Here's an interesting test you can do yourself - go to this website in each browser you have installed, I'll be surprised if IE doesn't score the lowest: HTML5test - How well does your browser support HTML5?

    For me:
    Chrome 33: 505
    IE 11: 369
    For me :

    Firefox v27.01: 448
    Chrome v33: 505
    IE 8 : 43
    IE 11 : 369

    Re-tested chrome and showing 505 now, doh.
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 26th February 2014 at 04:06 PM.

  16. #14

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    453
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 67 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    IE11: 376
    Chrome: 503
    Safari: 412

  17. #15
    Tesla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    862
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 147 Times in 116 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    61
    ie11 376
    chrome : 505
    firefox 27.0.1 : 448
    Last edited by Tesla; 26th February 2014 at 04:05 PM.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Unbranding Internet Explorer
    By Dos_Box in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th January 2006, 08:40 PM
  2. New Internet Explorer Exploit
    By Geoff in forum Windows
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 6th December 2005, 07:54 PM
  3. Remove internet explorer print option
    By adamyoung in forum Windows
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 2nd November 2005, 02:42 PM
  4. Redirecting Internet Explorer Favourites?
    By Thomas in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th October 2005, 12:02 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 6th October 2005, 01:49 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •