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    IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    Is there a way, if I'm trying Windows 7, to get the IE8 to look like IE7?

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    Re: IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    You are not very specific. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    First, IE 8 is at the moment in beta. However, changes in this area will of course not be added. But for beta software I would think the forums at the developers' sites would be best.

    Second, ehm, anything particular in mind? The similarities between IE7 and IE8 are striking, to say the least, if you compare with for instance IE6. That said, I have not used IE7 that much (but I do use IE7 & IE8, and have used more or less every IE ver.), but obviously IE8 builds on the changes that were made with IE7.

    You don't have to use compatibility view, you don't have to group tabs, you don't have to use SmartScreen Filter. As far as I can see, tabs etc. are working as in IE7.

    What is it you want; the old dialog box for managing add-ons?

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    Re: IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    Argus:

    Isn't there an "agent" that makes programs see the browser as a particular version? I go to some sites that freak at IE8, which makes Windows 7 unusable at those stes for IE. I thought I could try setting it so that the site would see it as IE7.

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    Re: IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    Click Page | Compatibility View on the Command Bar to the right, if you use it, when you are at the site.

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    Tools | Compatibility View, on the Menu Bar, if you use it.

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    Click on the Compatibility View button on the address bar when are at the site. (See screen shot.) Next to the menus you will also see Compatibility View Settings that holds some options, to make IE remember the address etc.
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    Re: IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    As Argus posted you need to use the Compatibility View Settings to allow some sites to work with IE8. Be aware though that even with compatibility view enabled there are still some sites that won't work correctly. I have issues with NirSoft for one.

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    Re: IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    Joe / Argus:

    You're right Joe, it seems to not be "spot on". And yet, thanks Argus, because it does work on a couple of key sites for me that IE8 was giving me problems on.

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    Re: IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    How and if it works on a particular site is difficult for anyone to know, it is up to anyone to test (if needed) I think, so you are doing the right in testing. And I'm sure experiences are described in their beta forums.

    Since it (Compatibility View) is one, albeit smaller, new feature among all the other it most probably is covered on the IE8 beta site, and yep <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> a quick look at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-...ta/default.aspx, it is there, among the "Top features". Click at it, read a little, then click "Learn more" and you will end here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-...navigation.aspx, under "Enhanced navigation" it is covered a little more.


    Perhaps, also see: Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit Beta though it isn't directly for end users it holds some more info. Under the link "Developers" you'll find "Features that change how sites and add-ons work" and there is a "Click here to continue" and you'll end here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-...s-existing.aspx. The last page mentioned describes a little about User-Agent String and more important, again, Compatibility View.

    Though I got everything as the number one and number two results in a quick MSFT-dedicated Google. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> But as mentioned, it is mentioned well and visible on the IE8 start page. The info is out there!

    Or perhaps I should say "in there" first <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>; if one do press F1 or selects Help in IE8, on the first page there is a link "New features", and among them "Compatibility View", see screen shot. It has a link to more info.
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    Re: IE8 to IE7 (8.0.7000.0)

    Thanks Argus.

    The info's a big help.

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