Stupid internet explorer not working...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CaptainCaveMann, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    Whenever i try and open internet explorer, it just freezes up right away. It wont even load the home page. Can anyone help? :confused:
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    are you using IE on a Mac or PC? does Firefox freeze up too? what's your homepage?
     
  3. Macanadian macrumors member

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    I take it for granted you are using a Mac.

    Have you tried to deleting Explorer folder in the preferences?

    On your harddrive under:

    users -> {Your username} -> library -> Preferences -> Explorer
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Internet Explorer hasn't been updated since 2001. According to Microsoft's web site, you should be using Safari.

    A much better option would be to stop using Internet Explorer, deleting it from your hard drive, and never mentioning IE for Mac ever again.
     
  5. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    Haha ok well how to i delete it from my HD?
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

    Macky-Mac

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    haha.....well, it still works for me! not that I use it very often, but there's a site I have to go to for some work scheduling that ONLY works with IE so I keep it around for that.

    Seems to me that a while ago, a number of people were reporting that IE was freezing up on them. It turned out to be some problem with the default home page that microsoft had set up and had recently updated. IIRC what you had to do was stop the home page from loading or it would freeze. Then you had to change your home page to something other than whatever the microsoft default page was
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Drag it to the trash, then empty the trash.

    Why on earth were you using IE to begin with?
     

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