A little problem with IE and 10.3.9 and a couple of questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tonicardo, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. tonicardo macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2004
    I just set up a new 1.8 G5 powermac tower. When I say new I mean the box wasn't opened until way after it was got.

    The first thing that I did was go to software update and get all of the ones that go for this system. I ended up on 10.3.9

    Now Safari works, but the person who is going to use this computer wants to use internet explorer 5.2.3. Which for some reason doesn't work. It just gives the pinwheel and doesn't allow me to access any of the menus of the program.

    I was wondering if this was a problem with 10.3.9 and explorer together or what. If that is the case how do I revert back before the update?

    Any suggestions would be helpful
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Have you tried reinstalling IE? Link. It's always possible that the copy that was already on there wasn't quite right to begin with.
  3. tonicardo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2004
    That's the first thing I tried... but because you suggested it I made sure to do it again. This time it worked. I downloaded from the same place as the link, but I guess computers will be computers.

  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    That seems to be common complaint with the MS freebies, both IE and WMP. Installations don't seem to work correctly every time, and there doesn't seem to be a logical pattern to it. Weird.
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    it seems that microsoft recently made some changes on msn.com which crash IE for Mac.......seems to effect IE whether its running under jaguar, panther or tiger

    microsoft has set up IE so that msn.com is the default homepage which is a bit awkward......the fix is to change your homepage to something other than msn.com

    the problem is discussed in this thread;
  6. MikeGA macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2005
    You should really point out to the guy that Microsoft have EOL'd Internet Explorer for Mac a while back. There's loads of better, modern options available now!
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Not always. I have to create ASP.Net websites. Have you every seen one of them in any browser other than IE. They don't work very well and are ugly as crap. No better, modern option available.

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