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#873660 - 03/13/13 07:00 PM Internet Explorer 10
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Windows 7 is wanting to upgrade to IE 10 and I have been hesitant. I remember when they went from ie 8 to ie 9 and I had problems until they worked out some kinks.

Has anyone moved to ie 10 and do you recommend it?

would appreciate any input.
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#873661 - 03/13/13 07:02 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Good question - I'd like to know too. wave

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#873663 - 03/13/13 07:17 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I'm running IE 10 under Windows 7. It's not that big of a change from IE 9. It does include a spell check feature that's built in, and lord knows I need it smile

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#873665 - 03/13/13 07:28 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: InlandAZ]
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#873681 - 03/13/13 08:56 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I'm using it in Windows 8 in desktop mode and I really don't find a lot of difference either. I also like the spell checker!
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#873708 - 03/14/13 12:55 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Draclvr]
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I had Win 7 upgrades the other day and IE 10 was given as an option, not required as the other upgrades were. What IE 10 is like has been my question also, since my wife used IE 9 more often than I do and I didn't want something she'd have trouble with.

This thread has helped. Thanks for asking the question oldman.


Edited by Homer6 (03/14/13 12:55 AM)
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#873850 - 03/14/13 04:03 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Just downloaded IE10.

Thank you for the info. thumbsup

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#874047 - 03/15/13 06:28 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Thank you all. That reassures me. I guess I'll click on allow to let windows update.
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#874059 - 03/15/13 06:58 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I downloaded IE 10 about a week ago on my laptop with Windows 7 and I can't tell any difference from IE9. I had Googled it and all the reviews seemed to be favorable - so go for it!

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#874115 - 03/16/13 12:46 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: SuMac]
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I went ahead and installed IE 10. Overall, it really doesn't look that much different than IE 9, but there is a slightly cleaner look to the graphics. So far it's been fine, but only time will really reveal the truth.
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#874240 - 03/16/13 02:51 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Just to add more re-assurance to using IE10, I been using it for 3 months and I never had any glitches, crashes or problems Linking to any of the Sites I visited whether it be my Favorites or New sites that I come across during my Web travel.

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#874242 - 03/16/13 02:59 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Homer, I'm with you with the slightly cleaner look. dance

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#874300 - 03/17/13 12:14 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Chief]
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I've also noticed it seems a bit faster loading than IE 9.
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#874336 - 03/17/13 10:02 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I noticed something yesterday while preparing the News of Galore.

With IE9, after checking a link to a game, let's say Dead Cyborg, and coming back to the Galore page, that link was outline by a rectangle around it.


It's interesting to have that capability when checking a few links to see what link you just checked.

IE10 does not give that capability.

Can that capability be reinstall?

Thanks.

Chief wave




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#874368 - 03/17/13 11:45 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Chief]
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Have you checked in tools to see if this function can be enabled?
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#874396 - 03/17/13 01:14 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Homer, just checked Tools and other links and found nothing. duh

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#874428 - 03/17/13 04:07 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I've never seen IE 9 behave this way - but, maybe the following link might help.

Changing IE9 visited link color

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#874431 - 03/17/13 04:28 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Inland, it's with IE10 that I do not get that dotted rectangle or border around a link.

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#874438 - 03/17/13 04:48 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Chief]
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Originally Posted By: Chief
Inland, it's with IE10 that I do not get that dotted rectangle or border around a link.

Chief wave


Yes, I'm running 10 as well - but never recalled IE 9 behaving that way.

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#874479 - 03/17/13 09:30 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: InlandAZ]
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I also don't remember IE 9 having that feature. Only thing I remember, and it still occurs, is the color change from blue to purple when a link from a Google search was visited. Dashed lines around a visited link I've never seen.
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#874483 - 03/17/13 10:11 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Same here as Inland and Homer... a color change, but no "box" around a link and I'm still running IE9 on my Windows 7.
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#874484 - 03/17/13 10:19 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Drac, please go to Galore and click on any game.

Come back to Galore from the site of that game and tell me if, on your computer as it did on mine, you see a "box" around the game you just click on.

If you do not see that "box", then I Wonder why I had one.

And by the way, why are you all talking about colors?

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#874490 - 03/17/13 10:51 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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OK. Let me boot up into my Windows 7 and I'll get back to you.

Chief, what's the actual website - I see a number of listings for "galore" in my search.

EDIT: Oops... I see you mean the Games Galore page here at Gameboomers.
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#874493 - 03/17/13 11:02 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Drack, it's our Free Games Galore. Click the link on top of this page.

When in there, click on any game you want.

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#874494 - 03/17/13 11:09 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Yes, it finally clicked in my brain. And, guess what, you are correct. There is a "box" around the name of the game when I come back. This must be something specific to how the link is set up here at Gameboomers. What we were talking about with the colors are links on the internet in general. For instance if I do a Google search for Galore, all the listings are blue. Once I click on a link, it turns sort of reddish purple color to indicate I've already clicked on that link.

I don't know why the links in the Free Games Galore page behave differently. I get the box in both IE 9 and in Firefox. I'm going to boot back up into Windows 8 now.
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#874497 - 03/17/13 11:14 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Drac, if you do the same in the Walkthrough section or in the Game Publishers & Developers section, you will get the same result.

That is why I'm asking if I can get this same effect with IE10 and how to install it if of course it is possible?

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#874498 - 03/17/13 11:20 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Now I'm in Windows 8 and IE 10. As you say, I do not get the box in either the Free Games Galore page or the Walkthrough page. However, I do get the change in color if I click on a link in a list of search results.

I still get the box in my Firefox on Windows 8.

Since IE 10 behaves like it's supposed to with the change in color in other links, I have no idea why the "box" doesn't show up in the links at Gameboomers.

If that feature is helpful to you, I'd suggest using Firefox for the time being. Maybe Inland or Jenny will have a clue about why this is.
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#874500 - 03/17/13 11:26 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Drac, thanks for the help.

I'll see what I can do about Firefox.

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#874501 - 03/17/13 11:31 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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It's not something specific to IE. I see the same thing in Firefox. For example the 3rd entry in this screenshot of a Google search has the "box" around it after I select that entry and then use the "back" button to return to the Google page.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9306/picture1zip.png

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#874504 - 03/17/13 11:38 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Yep, that's what I get at Galore.

I just tried to install Firefox and even come back to IE9. But I can't download them.

Is IE10 blocking them?

We certainly can finish this discussion tomorrow.

Getting late here.

Chief wave

EDIT: sorry, I got Firefox to install.


Edited by Chief (03/17/13 11:44 PM)

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#874506 - 03/17/13 11:49 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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The thing is, Jenny, that the "box" does not exist in IE 10 for both Chief and me. I only shows up in IE 9 and Firefox.
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#874507 - 03/18/13 12:03 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I just had to come back and say that with Firefox, I do indeed get that "box" around a link at Galore. yay

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#874514 - 03/18/13 12:57 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Well, good to know you can use Firefox when you need to have this feature!
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#874616 - 03/18/13 11:41 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Jenny100]
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
It's not something specific to IE. I see the same thing in Firefox. For example the 3rd entry in this screenshot of a Google search has the "box" around it after I select that entry and then use the "back" button to return to the Google page.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9306/picture1zip.png

Absolutely none of my browsers behave this way, I wonder if this is some other (non-browser) specific setting in Windows?

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#874621 - 03/18/13 12:00 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I get it on both Windows 7 and Window 8 in Firefox. I get it in IE 9 on Windows 7, but not IE 10 on Windows 8.

In Firefox on Windows 8, if I do a search for say Galore and click on a search result, I am taken to a website. If I use the Back arrow to return to the search results, the color of the website listed in the search results has changed, plus there is now a dotted line box around the one I clicked on. The screenshot Jenny posted is what it looks like. Now, if I close the window and do another search on Galore, the search result I clicked on will no longer have that box, but the color will be changed.

In Firefox on Windows 7 and in IE 9 on Windows 7, I get the same result. It's in IE 10 that I no longer get the box. It's not important in the search results, but Chief uses it in the Gameboomers links because they do not change color after you click on them. The box is the only indicator you have clicked on one.
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#874701 - 03/18/13 08:55 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I see the box in Firefox on a Mac, but not in Firefox on my brother's Linux computer. I also don't see the box in Opera or Safari on a Mac. I do see it in Seamonkey on a Mac, which isn't surprising since Firefox and Seamonkey are related.

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#874756 - 03/19/13 01:02 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Jenny100]
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I see I misunderstood what Chief was talking about, so I did as suggested and this is what I see.

Using IE 10 or Opera I only get a change in color when I click on the name of a game in Games Galore and return from that site. As I said above, the same thing happens when selecting a link after Googling a topic.

I missed Jenny's link and after seeing the image, remembered I've never seen a box around anything like that. Just the color change after selecting the link and returning.
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#874816 - 03/19/13 10:03 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I didn't ever remember seeing it either, but I did when I tried it out.
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#874821 - 03/19/13 10:24 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Interesting to read your comments.

Thank you.

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#874839 - 03/19/13 11:31 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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We're always trying to solve a mystery here, Chief!
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#874861 - 03/19/13 12:22 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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While there plenty of references to remove the dotted lines with CSS, none will replace them for the last followed link, at least that I've run across. I'm sure you could do it with a combination of JavaScript and CSS, but that doesn't solve your problem.

From what I understand it was a usability feature built into the browser, unfortunately none of mine ever behaved this way.

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#874865 - 03/19/13 12:27 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Draclvr]
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I just looked through Opera's settings and only saw an option to underline links and change visited links color. I also looked at IE 10 and only found underline always, hover, never. Nothing about boxing a visited link. So I guess the question is why some see a box and others don't.
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#874866 - 03/19/13 12:28 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I don't think anyone sees the box in IE 10. We only see it in IE 9 and Firefox.
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#874871 - 03/19/13 12:39 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Draclvr]
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I Googled this topic and found many links to sites showing how to disable the dashed box, none how to enable it. On the sites I looked at, it was explained these boxes were once used for those who didn't have a mouse, and were used to let them see where the cursor was at the moment. Now they are considered ugly, and unneeded, their words not mine. Google the topic of dashed box around links to read a lot more on this topic.
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#874873 - 03/19/13 12:52 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Wow, I had no idea! But I do remember the days of navigating using the Tab and other keys and the "box" would move around. Interesting. I think mostly this was an issue for Chief because the links do not change color in the Free Games Galore page here at GB.
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#874874 - 03/19/13 01:45 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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You can still change the color of followed links with IE 10 using your own CSS (specified in Tools, Options Accessibility). But it’s a global setting, in other words, every followed link will be affected.

Just create a text file in your Documents folder and paste something similar to this -

Code:
a:visited
{    
 background-color:lightyellow;
  
} 


Rename the file to my.css and point to it in the options above. Make sure you place a check mark in the "Format Documents using my style sheet" box)

Chief, you mentioned that the links are highlighted (boxed) when you return to the GB page - when you follow a link does it open in a new tab? Or, does it replace the current page?

By the way, the above mentioned trick will not work well here at Game Boomers, but should work just fine on most pages. Try it on a Google search if you want to see it work.


Edited by InlandAZ (03/19/13 02:24 PM)

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#874897 - 03/19/13 03:46 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Inland, it replaces the current page.

I checked to be sure, using Firefox.

And I'm sure that it did the same with IE9.

Chief wave

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#874907 - 03/19/13 06:02 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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That would indicate you've got tabbed browsing turned off. I tried that, and all links open in a new window. Normally for that to happen you have to code it in the HTML as: window.open("some_page", "_self");

I'm not sure why that's happing for you - maybe the Web Master can answer that one. Like I said, it's been years since I've done serious Web design.

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#874913 - 03/19/13 06:52 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Chief,

As to color on Free Games Galore, can you reload the page and try to see if that is what you want.

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#874922 - 03/19/13 07:51 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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MaG, with IE10, at Galore, after clicking on a game to see it and come back at Galore, I see that the title of the game is darker, but not by much.

If I didn't know what to look for, I would probably have not see it.

I checked other sections and got the same small difference.

Chief wave

EDIT: and all of this for trying to keep up with a new technology. Can't stop progress. grin



Edited by Chief (03/19/13 07:58 PM)

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#874924 - 03/19/13 08:09 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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lol Thanks for testing Chief.

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