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geni00 internet explorer 8
Member 25th Jun, 2009 01:31
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first excuse my bad english, its not my best language. I speak german

I am private user

I was glad to install secunia now 1.5
usualy I use firefox.

secunia sayd to me IE8 is not safe.. I need only for win-updates
ok I de-install it ...and ...
have again IE7 ????
update again to IE 8
this game never ends????

thanks for info

wr RE: internet explorer 8
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Thanks to M$ the cycle never ends. IE 8 does supposedly present fewer security risks & M$ is aware of the insecurities & working on offering a patch. What to do? Good question-my personal opinion-use IE 8 & be cautious in surfing the web & hope M$ hurries with the patch.

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davidbassplayer RE: internet explorer 8
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I have XP SP3. I too prefer to use Firefox. I have so far not updated to IE 8.

You can pretty much avoid having to use IE by installing the Firefox add-on that allows switching to the IE rendering engine for web sites that work poorly or do not work at all with Firefox. The IE rendering engine is good enough that I can download updates from Microsoft's web sites using it, though PCI refuses to use Firefox.

Regarding Firefox security, if you use the No-Script add-on, you can block scripts on sites you select for a significantly increased security.
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bjm__ RE: internet explorer 8
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Hello,

Might you know the name of the FF add-on to allow IE rendering. Is it Vista compatible and IE8 compatible. I run FF but was unaware of this add-on.

Thanks
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davidbassplayer RE: internet explorer 8
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IE TAB
is the FF add on that changes to the IE rendering engine. I believe that this really is IE, and I believe it has the IE bugs and insecurities. You do your "surfing" with FF, which should be safer. I dont' know what you do if you land on an unsafe site that FF doesn't do well on and exploits IE weaknesses and switch to IE.
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bjm__ RE: internet explorer 8
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Hi davidbassplayer,

Thanks for your info. I've been trying to help someone that posted to this Forum running FF with IE Tab. His IE8 tries to open two pages and instantly closes. I suggested ~ Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options > Advanced Tab > Reset Internet Explorer Settings. He's shy about doing it. I was wondering if the IE Tab is somehow involved with his IE issue. Do you know if IE Tab opens a fully functional IE browser or something less. A page that's just IE compatible. Hope u can make sense out of my question.

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Anthony Wells RE: internet explorer 8
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Last edited on 3rd Aug, 2009 11:33
Here is the link to the basic "IE Tab" for Firefox :-

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/141...

If you scroll down , there is a support forum address should you need it.

This is the most used version , there are others.

You can set which sites it accepts as IE & change/set each site you visit (click on status bar icon - left ,centre & right clicks)

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davidbassplayer RE: internet explorer 8
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BJM: I'm sorry I can't help you with IE TAB opening two pages. I have not trouble with IE TAB, possibly because I never never browse with IE TAB enabled.

When I find a site where0 FF doesn't render well, and <i>I believe the site is safe,</i>, I turn on IE TAB. If the web site authors wrote standards non-compliant IE code, then that fixes the problem.

To the author of another post: Thanks for information about how to set the sites that automatically use IE TAB.

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bjm__ RE: internet explorer 8
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Anthony Wells,
davidbassplayer,

Thanks ...for your help.
I understand the functions/features of IE Tab now. My friend was thinking IE Tab was somehow opening a fully functional IE browser session.
Makes the page IE compatible.
Makes sense.
Good point to only enable as needed.

Regards
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