Tag Archives: internet explorer

I’m pretty sure IE9 sucks

I have been a loyal IE user since Windows 95.  I even had IE installed on my iMac back in the 90’s.  I’ve stuck with IE on Windows 7 even though I have Firefox and Chrome installed.  IE just doesn’t work in every situation.  For some reason I can’t edit forms properly on some sites.  I’ve noticed this on Invision Power Board based sites.  There are other sites where the menus won’t load right or the ads are in the wrong spots.  It’s very annoying.  I try the same site on Chrome and magically it works!

One of the most peculiar IE9 issues I run into is with ConstantContact.com.  Constant Contact tells me that I’m using IE7!  WTF?  I know this is ConstantContacts fault, but that’s pretty messed up.

Microsoft likes to compare their browser to Chrome and Firefox.  They claim they have more features.  Good for them, but the basic features DON’T WORK!

I think I need to change browsers.

Adobe Download Manager is a WASTE OF TIME!

Dealing with Adobe’s freebee products has always been a pain.  This goes back to the Macromedia days.  It periodically and unpredictably stops working because it needs to update.  This process has always been annoying, but manageable when I could just download the installer.

Now Adobe forces you to install a “Download Manager.”  The installation of the “Download Manager” is slow on its own, but the installation of the software I ACTUALLY WANT (ughhhh) is even slower.  It takes several minutes to install PDF Reader and Flash instead of seconds without the Download Manager.

Adobe is wasting peoples time with this Download Manager scheme.  I am a lot more sympathetic to Steve Jobs view of Flash than I used to be.