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PF no longer works properly w/ my IE 10

  1. Oct 20, 2014 #1

    phinds

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    I use both Firefox 32.0.3 and IE 10.0.9200.17116 regularly. For various reasons, IE is my default browser, so whenever I get an email notification from any forum and click on the "view thread" (or equivalent) button in the email, it uses IE

    If I am just opening a browser to check forums, I use Firefox.

    Both browsers work just fine with all forums and all web sites, with the single exception that about a week ago IE stopped working properly with PF.

    It screws up in all kinds of ways.
    • Mouse hover on "alerts" and "forums" doesn't do anything.
    • Avatars are not shown (just empty boxes).
    • For recent threads I've posted in, my own mini-avatar in the lower right of the starters avatar also shows up as just a little empty box.
    • Clicking on "search" brings up the left 1/3 of the search box, with the rest being cut off on the right of the browser window unless I go full screen with the browser (this didn't use to happen and still doesn't in FireFox).
    • And then the WORST problem which is that the response box is not present so to respond in the thread, I have to copy the URL and open Firefox and drop the URL in and then use Firefox to respond (and yes, I AM logged in in IE)
    And all of that is just what I remember off the cuff. There are more issues I'm sure.

    This is a real pain in the neck. None of these problems used to be here up to about a week ago and none of them occur in Firefox. I assume this is some kind of incompatibility between PF and an IE auto-upgrade from Microsoft, but I haven't seen anyone else post on having this problem so I wonder if it is somehow my computer. I haven't touched IE since upgrading to 10.0 quite some time ago, but of course Microsoft does auto-upgrades.

    Any clues?
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2014 #2
    Are you still on XP? Unfortunately I can't test because I use 11, which works great :)
     
  4. Oct 20, 2014 #3

    phinds

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    Sorry, I should have noted that I am on Window 7 Home Pro and have been since I got this laptop about 5 years ago.

    Guess I'll have to update to 11
     
  5. Oct 20, 2014 #4

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    After seeing you have Windows 7 Professional and using Firefox (same here), I decided to check my IE version 11 to see if it works okay here (rarely use it though). ........... Looks good. Go for it.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2014 #5

    phinds

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    Is there ANYBODY else here using IE 10? My concern is that the problem is somehow local to my computer and updating to 11 won't solve it.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2014 #6
    Why do you resist upgrading?
     
  8. Oct 20, 2014 #7

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    Perhaps I'm not being clear. Let me say it with slightly different words. If the problem with IE 10 is not happening for anyone else, then my computer may (probably does) have a problem that is NOT an IE-related cause. Thus upgrading to 11 may not solve the problem.

    I'm not resisting upgrading but would like to know what's going on.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2014 #8
    You are clear and your request is valid, I'm just curious why you wouldn't want to be up to date anyway.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2014 #9

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    I'm ALWAY loathe to "update" because the newer better software often isn't JUST newer and better, it's also DIFFERENT in unpleasant ways and sometimes drops features that I've come to depend on. I find Microsoft to be particularly bad about this. I've been REALLY pleased at how great the update to PF is. That is not the way it often works out in my experience.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2014 #10
    Maybe you need to clear your cache and cookies in IE 10. I've noticed when sites start to not load correctly I clear my cache and it sorts the problem out.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2014 #11

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    You're right. I should have already done that. The complexity of the miscellany of problems may have led me to underestimate the likelihood of there being such a simple solution. Thanks.

    EDIT: did that, no joy.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2014 #12
    It is probably in your best interests to upgrade to IE 11. To see a list of changes from IE 10 to 11, you can probably find some good answers by Googling.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2014 #13

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    Just create a Restore Point. Just sayin'
     
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