Internet Explorer 7... UGLY!!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone seen the screen shots from IE 7? I was having a problem updating a program on the finance computer where I work (it said it required IE 6 SP1 or higher to instal the program. I had IE 6 SP2 installed. Microsoft.... go figure!) so on a whim i thought I would try installing IE 7 beta. Well, in the end... it worked! But oh WOW! IE 7 has a BUTT UGLY user interface.
     
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  3. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't see how it's any worse than the previous one, which was indeed ugly. :)
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

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    The old one was plain and boring, but at least consistent. This looks like a mish mash of hideous clashing colours and ugly icons. I might also note the many Safari-esk features it seems to be using. :rolleyes:
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Good god that tabbed browsing is revolutionary! Kudos to Microsoft for coming up with such an original feature.
     
  6. kretzy macrumors 604

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    And don't forget that in-built Google search box.
     
  7. risc macrumors 68030

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    yeah because Safari was the first browser with these features :rolleyes:
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I like Safari too, but that's just not true.
     
  9. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    :rolleyes: = sarcasm

    It amazes me that something 'free' can be done nicely like Firefox and a company with the financial muscle of M$ can't seem to do the same, even when they're simply playing catch-up.
     
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  11. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    It will look better on Vista but is still hideous and a blatant copy of FireFox.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    looks to glossy? plastic-like? i don't know, i just don't like it. and i don't like Safari much either as it takes forever to load pages. Camino it is for me.
     
  13. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    It certainly looks better than IE6, but it still doesn't look good... not everything is blending together well like they should be.
     
  14. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Anyone that wants to download IE7 can download it from MS...ya know...it's available for testing.

    However, I wouldn't recommend it. :( It's kinda buggy and doesn't really work that great. It's hard to get to the features that you want and the pop up blockers is a PAIN (yes, worse than regular IE's).

    I'm still trying to figure out how to get rid of it....it over writes the regular IE. :eek:
     
  15. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    I dont know if anyone has seen the recent screen shots of vista but they dropped the start button and replaced it with a really awkward looking windows round button.

    the same one that is in that screen shot.

    yuk.

    EDIT: I lied, its not in the screenshot, but its still damn ugly!
     
  16. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Here's the link to download it. Good luck. ;)

    EDIT: Here's how to remove it, pretty easy.

    Click “Start,” and then click “Control Panel.”
    Click “Add or Remove Programs.”
    Check “Show Updates” at the top of the dialog box.
    Scroll down the list to “Windows XP – Software Updates,” select “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2Preview,” and then click "Remove."
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It can look however it wants as long as no one uses it. :)
     
  18. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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  20. macit macrumors member

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    it's a combination of firefox and safari... completely screwed up my MS... :confused: :eek: :mad:

    nasty colors
    bad window blending and
    I better have the option to rearrange those home/ rss buttons!

    does it even fit w/ the vista color scheme? where is this "vista" thing anyway!?
     
  21. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Browsers have had tabs since well before Safari. Looking back, 1992-1993 ish.
     
  22. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    What browsers are those?
     
  23. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    I gotta say I actually prefer a simple Windows logo over the lame "start" button. I feel insulted every time I see the "start" button.
     
  24. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    What you talking about, do you see that beast? All the sexy GLOSSY buttons? Where could you go wrong???


    ...:p
     

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