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Old 29-06-2013, 21:11
Peachy Keen
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I had a Windows update appeared on my screen a couple of days ago but l postponed it until l shut down my laptop.

The next time l opened up IE, the general layout changed so l clicked on 'about internet explorer' tab only to find out IE10 had been automatically installed without my knowledge! l previously had IE8 on my laptop as l didn't upgrade to IE9 as l heard that this version was patchy in parts!

I thought the layout of IE8 was much better for me as l'm left handed i.e. permanent favourites tab on the left side was more convenient for me.

Has this IE10 update happened to anyone else without their prior knowledge?

Also, can l uninstall IE10 so l can revert back to IE8?

For the record, I have Windows 7.
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:14
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Unless you have a touchscreen, there's no way that UI elements on one side of the screen than the other are affected by which is your dominant hand.
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:22
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Unless you have a touchscreen, there's no way that UI elements on one side of the screen than the other are affected by which is your dominant hand.
Please can you explain in more detail.

For me, l'm more comfortable using a mouse on my left-hand side
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Old 29-06-2013, 21:33
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Please can you explain in more detail.

For me, l'm more comfortable using a mouse on my left-hand side
What has using the mouse on any particular part of the desk got to do with preferring the the favourites bar on the left hand side of the screen?
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Old 30-06-2013, 12:03
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I had a Windows update appeared on my screen a couple of days ago but l postponed it until l shut down my laptop.

The next time l opened up IE, the general layout changed so l clicked on 'about internet explorer' tab only to find out IE10 had been automatically installed without my knowledge! l previously had IE8 on my laptop as l didn't upgrade to IE9 as l heard that this version was patchy in parts!

I thought the layout of IE8 was much better for me as l'm left handed i.e. permanent favourites tab on the left side was more convenient for me.

Has this IE10 update happened to anyone else without their prior knowledge?

Also, can l uninstall IE10 so l can revert back to IE8?

For the record, I have Windows 7.
You can revert back to a previous version of IE on Windows 7. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features, on the left you will see the option View installed updates - click that and you will see the option Windows Internet Explorer 10. Click that and follow the instructions.

That said, I would not personally recommend you uninstall it. IE10 is more secure and has a considerable performance kick over previous versions. Sure it is has an idiosyncratic and highly unpolished UI but you have other browser choices if that is a show-stopper. A web browser is your window to the Internet, don't risk using an outdated browser.

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Old 30-06-2013, 13:35
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Following on from Dave's comments, a browser is the most important application you use to keep regularly up to date.

UI-wise I like Firefox the most but I use IE, FF and Chrome depending on the use case and feature that I want (e.g. I like how Chrome's tabs can sync across devices).
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Old 02-07-2013, 23:52
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a) Has this IE10 update happened to anyone else without their prior knowledge?

b) Also, can l uninstall IE10 so l can revert back to IE8?
a) It's happened to a great many people. Most who have their Windows 7 computer set to update automatically, in fact.

b) You can. But I'd recommend rolling back to version 9 instead.

Version 8 is coming to the end of it's life, and won't be supported much longer, and at that time security updates will no longer be released.

I've come across a plethora of [business-related] websites that are just not ready for IE10, and don't work properly with it. For those users, they usually end up rolling back to IE9.

IE9 seems like the happy middle ground at this time, for a significant number of users.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:15
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It just happened to me today. No reason to remove it. I have been using it on W8 for some time and I had no problems with it so far. Try getting along with it for a while before you remove it. And if you do at least go to IE9 as already recommended and not to IE8.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:40
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There have been many reports that IE 10 is not compatible with a lot of sites.

To uninstall, check here;
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...2-f10c9b012468

Would recommend getting ie9 though rather than the old ie8
But, would be a better idea to try firefox and chrome, they are much better browsers.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:21
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Following on from Dave's comments, a browser is the most important application you use to keep regularly up to date.
IE 8 will still be security-patched for a while though. But I agree, unless you have a compelling reason not to, you may as well update to the latest version.

UI-wise I like Firefox the most but I use IE, FF and Chrome depending on the use case and feature that I want
Exactly the same as me.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:26
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Has this IE10 update happened to anyone else without their prior knowledge?
It's a recent change from MS that they will push out the latest available version of IE to all platforms if you have automatic updates turned on. It used to be the case that even with auto-updates turned on a new version of IE would present itself and offer you the choice to decline.

However, you can download a blocker kit for IE 10.

Or, if you have auto-updates turned off you won't get it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 15:04
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a) It's happened to a great many people. Most who have their Windows 7 computer set to update automatically, in fact.

b) You can. But I'd recommend rolling back to version 9 instead.

Version 8 is coming to the end of it's life, and won't be supported much longer, and at that time security updates will no longer be released.

I've come across a plethora of [business-related] websites that are just not ready for IE10, and don't work properly with it. For those users, they usually end up rolling back to IE9.

IE9 seems like the happy middle ground at this time, for a significant number of users.
You know, IE10 has a compatibility mode that can be turned on, just like IE9. No need to roll back. Just click the icon in the address bar that looks like a torn bit of paper.
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Old 03-07-2013, 16:54
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They should have done this years ago, maybe they would have been able to kill the mess that was IE6 that way.

I use Chrome and that updates all the time by itself, doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 03-07-2013, 17:28
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I thought the layout of IE8 was much better for me as l'm left handed i.e. permanent favourites tab on the left side was more convenient for me.
When IE9 first moved the favourites to the right hand side of the screen I, as a majority right handed person, initially found the moved strange but quickly adapted to it. So well that I am now convinced that commonly used icons should be on the right of the screen.

Using Firefox on Ubuntu I install an add-on to mimic IE10s favourites layout on the right side.

If that is true for right-handed people then clearly the converse applies to the left handed, hence Peachy's concern.

Following on from this, I believe that this is the main reason concern was raised at the moving of the window controls in Ubuntu from right to left. It just doesn't seem 'right'.
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Old 03-07-2013, 23:53
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There have been many reports that IE 10 is not compatible with a lot of sites.

To uninstall, check here;
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...2-f10c9b012468

Would recommend getting ie9 though rather than the old ie8
But, would be a better idea to try firefox and chrome, they are much better browsers.
How can it not be compatible, have Microsoft not learnt their lesson? i thought we had gone past all that crap with certain browsers not being able to access certain sites. I am so glad i don't use IE, I even uninstalled it for windows 8, ok I have done as much as I could to get rid of it. I know it is still integrated.

Hated IE on windows 95 and I still hate it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:01
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Personally, I have seen very few compatibility problems with IE10. I recall quite a few problems with IE9 when it first came out but I guess website developers have caught on with it. I find I use Compat-mode less and less.

Seriously, apart from the sloppy UI, IE10 is actually very good.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:24
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How can it not be compatible, have Microsoft not learnt their lesson? i thought we had gone past all that crap with certain browsers not being able to access certain sites. I am so glad i don't use IE, I even uninstalled it for windows 8, ok I have done as much as I could to get rid of it. I know it is still integrated.

Hated IE on windows 95 and I still hate it.
This is not MS problem, it's usually the web page developers' problem. If somebody checks the browser version as string then "10" would be a lower version than "7" or "8". It worked so far, but not anymore. Or instead of making a comparison version >= "7" they using == "7" and everything else is IE6. You would be surprised at incompetence you can find there.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:26
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As for favourites, left or right, I have maybe 20, actively use maybe 10. I use a Favourites bar to access them.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:41
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you can download a blocker kit for IE 10.

Or, if you have auto-updates turned off you won't get it.
You don't need a 'blocker kit', and turning off updates is a bad idea.

You just run Windows update, right-click the IE10 upgrade item, and choose 'hide update'.

It will not install via WU, and all other updates are still downloaded and applied.
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Old 04-07-2013, 18:42
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You know, IE10 has a compatibility mode that can be turned on, just like IE9. No need to roll back. Just click the icon in the address bar that looks like a torn bit of paper.
I know what compatibility mode is, and if it worked universally to 'fix' compatibility issues with websites that aren't ready for IE10, I would recommend it to users. Since it doesn't, I don't.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:16
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You don't need a 'blocker kit', and turning off updates is a bad idea.
Lots of people do it. I don't but I was just describing the options.

You just run Windows update, right-click the IE10 upgrade item, and choose 'hide update'.

It will not install via WU, and all other updates are still downloaded and applied.
I was under the impression that in this case IE 10 will still install eventually due to MS's change in policy.
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Old 05-07-2013, 19:46
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I've had problems on 2 of my regular sites with IE10

First was Companies House, the Companies Registry site which wouldn't allow me to download my monthly invoice. There was a note on the site explaining that there was a compatibility problem with IE10 and guiding as how to get around it by adding the site to your 'Compatibility View' list

That did the trick

For the last couple of days certain features on the Racing Post site have not been functioning and eventually it occurred to me that it might be a compatibility problem so I added the site to my Compatibility View list and now it works ok

One strange thing though.............

I was advised to try Firefox for the RP site as others said it was working fine for them in Firefox. So I downloading it and opened up the Post site............and the same features were not working !...........I can't explain that

Would a site that had compatibility problems with IE10 also have them with Firefox ?

Or could it be something entirely unrelated to compatibility and it's just coincidence that it started working when I switched to compatibility view in IE ?

BTW............it's still not right in Firefox and I can't find an equivalent tool to 'Compatibilty View' on the Firefox menu or toolbar
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Old 06-07-2013, 14:14
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security wise , older versions of IE aren't as secure , always best to be up to date imo
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:42
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This is not MS problem, it's usually the web page developers' problem. If somebody checks the browser version as string then "10" would be a lower version than "7" or "8". It worked so far, but not anymore. Or instead of making a comparison version >= "7" they using == "7" and everything else is IE6. You would be surprised at incompetence you can find there.
If all other browsers work with websites and then IE don't work with them, then how can it not be a MS problem?

Microsoft always thought they was the standard, i thought we got past that stage, seem like we have not.
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