It now takes a movement to get rid of Internet Explorer 6.Â A conglomerate of Norwegian newspapers decided to phase out Microsoftâ€™s Internet Explorer 6 browser and started a campaign to encourage people to upgrade to a later version of Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate is now available for download for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server. According to the the Internet Explorer blogÂ some changes and features to look forward to are:
- Platform Complete. The technical community should expect the final IE8 release to behave as the Release Candidate does. The IE8 product is effectively complete and done. Weâ€™ll post separately about the thousands of additional test cases weâ€™re contributing to the W3C. We’ve listened very carefully to feedback from the betas. With the Release Candidate, weâ€™re listening carefully for critical issues.
- Reliability, Performance, and Compatibility improvements. Weâ€™ve studied the telemetry feedback about the browser’s underlying quality and addressed many issues.
- Security. Weâ€™ve worked closely with people in the security community to enable consumer-ready clickjacking protection. Sites can now protect themselves and their users from clickjacking attacks â€œout of the box,â€ without impacting compatibility or requiring browser add-ons. We also made some changes to InPrivate based on feedback from customers and partners.
Earlier last month I was having trouble with certainÂ websites such as YouTube or MSN Soapbox. It appeared as if the site failed to detect that the Adobe Flash player was installed whereas other sites such as the Adobe Flash Player installation page would detect the correct version of the player and even display the Flash movie. According to an Adobe TechNote, this could happen due to an incomplete installation of Flash Player.
If you’re experiencing a similar problem, try the following:
- Quit all running applications or simply restart your computer
- Run the stand alone Adobe Flash Uninstaller
- Run the stand alone Adobe Flash Installer
I’m one of those users who hasn’t completely moved to Firefox.Â In factÂ the only reasons I use FirefoxÂ are because of:
1) Inline Search or Find in Page – Quick instant searching on the page
2) Session Saver – Restores the state of your browser exactly as you left it, including tabs, windows and anything that you may have been typing.
3) Adblock – Blocks advertisements and other image sources.
Today, thanks to Omar Shahine’s blog titled Inline Search for Internet Explorer, I found out about a similar Find in Page or Inline Search add-on for Internet Explorer. Best part of all is that it works great. If you’re interested, you can download the add-on from Core Services.