+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
Windows 7 Thread, IE9 Final Release Buggy? in Technical; I downloaded and installed the final release version of IE9 yesterday and to date have found it very buggy. In ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,396
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630

    IE9 Final Release Buggy?

    I downloaded and installed the final release version of IE9 yesterday and to date have found it very buggy. In fact it's caused my system to lock up 3 times.
    I've found it opens multiple instances of itself (in task manager only), when viewing YouTube it then locks up all other applications after a few mins and causes you to to a hard reset, even though the video continues to play correctly you cannot access any open applications at all. Not impressed so far. Anyone else having issues with it?
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 18th March 2011 at 09:59 PM.

  2. #2
    Abaddon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    599
    Thank Post
    70
    Thanked 68 Times in 63 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    Similar problems here. both with the beta and the RC. Was terribly slow - I installed Chrome to check, and that ran absolutely fine - IE9 took ages to load pages, especially from first start up. I've gone back to IE8 for the moment, and all is running fine again.

  3. #3
    TheLibrarian
    Guest
    TBH I won't touch it until some other poor unfortunates have Beta tested the release version. ;o)

  4. #4

    3s-gtech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    2,778
    Thank Post
    146
    Thanked 564 Times in 508 Posts
    Rep Power
    153
    Firefox 4 RC is now out - been pretty impressed with 4 on my home Windows 7 x64 machine - seems to perform better than 3 on my work machine, which is a very similar spec.

  5. #5

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,396
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630
    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Similar problems here. both with the beta and the RC. Was terribly slow - I installed Chrome to check, and that ran absolutely fine - IE9 took ages to load pages, especially from first start up. I've gone back to IE8 for the moment, and all is running fine again.
    Yeah, I've found it very slow as well. The RC/Beta was fine though, so I'm a bit puzzled as to what has gone wrong.

  6. #6

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772
    I don't know about buggy, just downloaded it not and was instantly prompted to grab a new version of flash player which may help with the youtube issue if youtube is still redirecting ie9 to flash.

    They certainly did IE5 the logo though, it is such a weak blue now it looks faded and worn, not the best image for a shiney new browser.

  7. #7

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,957
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,700 Times in 1,477 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    448
    I dont like the interface, how the tabs open at the top along with the search box and address bar. To cluttered.

    I think i will stick with FireFox.

  8. #8

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I dont like the interface, how the tabs open at the top along with the search box and address bar. To cluttered.

    I think i will stick with FireFox.
    The new firefox is rather minimalist, it can't cope with printing though, at least not to an HP UPD driver, you get four pages of madness if the page has anything more complicated than a table on it.

  9. #9

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,957
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,700 Times in 1,477 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    448
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    The new firefox is rather minimalist, it can't cope with printing though, at least not to an HP UPD driver, you get four pages of madness if the page has anything more complicated than a table on it.
    I would switch to Chrome. But for Mac Google Gears doesnt support Google Chrome - FireFox does. I would rather keep the same browser for Mac & Windows.

  10. #10

    Theblacksheep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In a house.
    Posts
    1,934
    Thank Post
    138
    Thanked 290 Times in 210 Posts
    Rep Power
    193
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I dont like the interface, how the tabs open at the top along with the search box and address bar. To cluttered.

    I think i will stick with FireFox.
    Right click 'show tabs on seperate row'.

  11. #11

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772
    Right, html5 buffering is horrible, the RC seems stable enough so far with a bunch of youtube stuff open though.

    Edit: 32bit Windows 7 - on old tablet PC.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 15th March 2011 at 10:08 AM.

  12. #12

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,396
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630
    I didn't have any problems whatsoever with the RC which is why I accepted the final version without much thought, but it seems to be horrible step backwards, and Lord! Is it slow

  13. #13

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I didn't have any problems whatsoever with the RC which is why I accepted the final version without much thought, but it seems to be horrible step backwards, and Lord! Is it slow
    I thought exactly the same about the Windows 7 RC and RTM, they added all the extra safeguarding and error handeling stuff and it bogged it down irevericably in comparison to the Beta.

    IE9 still seems faster than IE8 and does not take an age to load like chrome.

    I don't like the wasted space where there is no title bar, they could have raised the large buttons up higher and saved more space.

    I also can't pin favorites to the taskbar which is silly as for stuff like the get new posts feature on this site which is a redirect you can't simply drag the tab down. It seems poorly thought out by MS to allow one way and not the other.

  14. #14
    mwnci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    92
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 24 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Every time I go to our live@edu web interface, ie9 crashes. Anyone else experiencing this?

  15. #15

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772
    IE9.png
    Oooo, endearing I have had it installed for half an hour and it has already crashed out a tab, handled it much better than IE8 would have but then again IE8 would not have crashed.

    The curtain my be up but it is just at the dress rehersal stage by the looks of it.

    Classic, it bombed on an MS site too:
    http://fuse.microsoft.com/project/kodu.aspx

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. IE9 release date 14th March
    By paul_1989 in forum IT News
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22nd June 2011, 11:35 AM
  2. RokSlideshow ... IE9 RC
    By Jon in forum Web Development
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10th June 2011, 08:26 AM
  3. Can I get a refund on licensed software if it's buggy / broken?
    By morganw in forum Licensing Questions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 27th April 2010, 10:57 AM
  4. IE9 Preview
    By Gatt in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 24th March 2010, 10:52 PM
  5. I Just Tried To Download IE9
    By DaveP in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th March 2010, 04:41 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
  •