Is it IE 11? Is it Windows 8.1?

Is it just me?

By on October 18, 2013 6:50:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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Hey computer users. I have a problem, was wondering if anyone else is seeing it, or has any suggestions? Only happens at WC, btw.

 

When on WinCustomize forums, you can mouse over a topic and get a small preview of that topic, well, mine aren't going away.

I have to close IE 11 and reopen it to get rid of it.   Windows 8.1 MCE 64 bit.

 

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October 18, 2013 6:57:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

 

Even stays on the desktop with IE minimized. And the bad part is, I don't have to hover over the topic to get this popup. All I need to do is have my cursor pass over it. It happens on it's own.

 

Help....

 

 

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October 18, 2013 7:16:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's IE 11. I had the same problem especially with pop up boxes that you add information in. Boxes didn't have boarders or title bars. Also all my buttons at the top of my keyboard didn't work. So I used the Refresh My PC command and put my laptop back to the way I got it and happily it saved all my files and folders. I saw no difference between 8 and 8.1.

 

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October 18, 2013 7:21:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh and another thing with 8.1 the laptop took a long time to boot up. Now that I went back to 8 it boots real fast.

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October 18, 2013 8:28:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting ALMonty,
I saw no difference between 8 and 8.1.

 

There are a few differences, but minor ones.

 

Too bad IE 11 is what I'm stuck with if using Windows 8.1. It did fix my problem with double previews on WC.

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October 18, 2013 9:53:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like they will have to look into it at WC, doing it here too on Windows 8.1. Coding change time!

 

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October 19, 2013 8:52:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now I'm glad I didn't go there. Was going to upgrade Susan's to 8.1 but not now. 

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October 19, 2013 12:32:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

For the record, putting WC in compatibility view fixes the popup problem, but brings back double previews.

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October 19, 2013 12:58:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

They're not double previews. They're incorrectly rendered reflections.

I'll never understand why people adopt products early, when they're most problematic while abandoning OSs like W7 which are perfectly good. I can't stand W8, so 8.1 is probably MOTS.

Next OS? iOS or Linux.

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October 19, 2013 1:10:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
I'll never understand why people adopt products early

We beta test for Stardock, don't we? I have run every Windows OS beta/preview since XP. Nothing wrong with using a new release OS and sharing your findings, it actually can help with development.

 

 

Some of us haven't abandoned 7, but dual boot with 8/8.1.

 

OK, so incorrectly rendered reflections, you say. Why don't they exist in IE9? 

 

Either way, you say tomato, I say tomahto.

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October 19, 2013 2:01:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
I'll never understand why people adopt products early, when they're most problematic while abandoning OSs like W7 which are perfectly good. I can't stand W8, so 8.1 is probably MOTS.

Exactly. Well said.

Quoting RedneckDude,
We beta test for Stardock, don't we?

Some of us don't. I haven't used Stardock software in years.

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October 19, 2013 2:18:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kona0197,
Some of us don't. I haven't used Stardock software in years.

Well, most of the people that frequent these forums do use Stardock software.

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October 19, 2013 5:26:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,

They're not double previews. They're incorrectly rendered reflections.

I'll never understand why people adopt products early, when they're most problematic while abandoning OSs like W7 which are perfectly good. I can't stand W8, so 8.1 is probably MOTS.

Next OS? iOS or Linux.

I have to agree with you Doc , I tried the Win 8.1  Preview, and initially I thought it was going to be o.k. , but then I was finding myself doing extra work just to navigate, and there were tiny glitches here and there that were popping up , so all in all ,it made me ask myself  "What are you doing ?"  Windows 7 was perfectly fine with none of these issues, so why abandon a perfectly good, if not better , system?  So I'm back on Win7 now and my smile has returned. Doubt that I will be making the switch anytime soon , (if ever )      -- Ace --

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October 19, 2013 6:02:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
We beta test for Stardock, don't we?

 

You "Beta test" everything you use, every day.

There's no 'end product' until a program is abandoned. Updates/fixes/patches only mean RTM is a slightly more finished Beta.

 

I see no point in supporting an OS which is inconvenient to use. Next? W9 - can only be used standing on your head, singing its praises while deluding yourself you're in New Zealand.

OS's are meant to make computing easy and productive. W8/8.1 do neither until altered to look and work like W7. For MS, it seems success means going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm (W. Churchill)...and there's something ineffably sad about that.

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October 19, 2013 6:42:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Also, Doc, we skinners need to have the new OS if we want to skin for it. Helps immensely. 

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October 19, 2013 7:24:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I suppose, Jim. I doubt anyone could sell enough skins to compensate for the cost of looking and using that OS.

For me, it's crap to be avoided. I wouldn't have it were they giving it away.

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October 19, 2013 8:21:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I got it for $14.99 and I like it. Matter of fact, it is and has been my default OS for weeks now. 8, and now 8.1.

Stardock makes it useable. 

 

It's like a SAAB, you either like it, or you hate it. Not much middle ground. 

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October 20, 2013 1:58:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

I got it for $14.99 and I like it. Matter of fact, it is and has been my default OS for weeks now. 8, and now 8.1.

Stardock makes it useable. 

 

It's like a SAAB, you either like it, or you hate it. Not much middle ground. 


true 

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October 20, 2013 5:45:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

Quoting RedneckDude,

For the record, putting WC in compatibility view fixes the popup problem, but brings back double previews.

 

Well, that is wrong. Compatibility view doesn't fix the popups. After a while, I got them again. I guess, until MS fixes IE11, or WinCustomize is made compatible, I'll think about another browser while at WinCustomize, which is the only place I see a problem.

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October 20, 2013 7:42:43 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Having done both an upgrade to and a clean install of 8.1, I think it is safe to say that most of the issues people are having (slow boot times, problems on the internet, programs no longer working) are simply due to the upgrade process and not W8.1 itself...these problems aren't a whole lot different than when people upgraded to vista or 7 and suddenly had problems cropping up out of nowhere...

As with any OS, clean installs are the only way to ensure stability....

Btw, I do not experience this problem on the forums, even if coming from wincustomize...I really don't think it is an inherent problem with 8.1 or IE 11....

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October 20, 2013 7:50:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Seleuceia,
I really don't think it is an inherent problem with 8.1 or IE 11....

I think it's a combo of IE11 and the WinCustomize site. I say this because I had the same problem on Windows 7 and IE 10. Also Windows 8 and IE 10. On both this rig, and my laptop.

Even in a Virtual Windows 8.1 Preview.   ONLY at WinCustomize.com. 

 

That is the borked double previews/reflections on the home page. The popups on the WC forums is new to IE 11.

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October 20, 2013 10:30:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would also report that with IE 11, it seems when I reply/post in the WC forums, I type my text, then try to add a screen shot, the screen shot goes first, and forces the text down. Then I have to manually move the pic down and move the text back up.

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October 21, 2013 2:02:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Next? W9 - can only be used standing on your head, singing its praises while deluding yourself you're in New Zealand.

Gotta admit, that was funny...lol!!!     

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October 21, 2013 9:03:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
It's like a SAAB, you either like it, or you hate it. Not much middle ground.

Anyone who hates SAAB is a blithering idiot....

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October 21, 2013 9:17:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like the jets they make. lol

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October 21, 2013 11:13:12 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Bigger question here:

Why are you all using IE11 instead of Chrome? Even Firefox.

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