Sunday, December 17th 2006

Google Releases Customized Version of IE 7

Google Inc. has released a customized version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) browser in which Google, not Windows Live Search, is the default search engine. In addition to using Google as the default search engine, Google's customized version of IE 7 also provides users with the Google Toolbar and a Google homepage they can personalize. Google's customized version of IE 7 can be downloaded from here.Source: ITworld.com
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8 Comments on Google Releases Customized Version of IE 7

#1
Wile E
Power User
That's strange, my IE7 let me pick Google for my search engine on the initial setup. And you can have a personalized Google homepage on any browser, it doesn't require a download at all. The only real addition to this is the Google toolbar. Which you can just download by itself. Although I guess it would be a good download for those that haven't made the upgrade to IE7 yet.
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#2
jocksteeluk
m$ and google are cooperating, m$ realised its search engine sucks finaly.
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#3
Jimmy 2004
Well it isn't exactly hard to change the search engine and I'm not a fan of extra toolbars so I wouldn't get this. Perhaps if it had a cool theme...
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#4
xvi
So lets wrap this up. IE7 is introducing enhanced security, browser tabs, better pop-up blocking, google search in the toolbar, and a google homepage.

This sounds like what Firefox has had all along.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
IE's tabbed browsing sucks. Sure, its a nice feature, but when you open something in the new tab, it makes that the center of attention. Now, with me being used to Firefox, its tabbed browsing lets you open the new tab, but you still stay on your current tab. Handy for viewing multiple threads, pages, etc like here on TPU. IE on the other hand is aggravating with its approach. Nice and all, but still aggravating. I had gotten the IE7 Yahoo edition because the regular was just too buggy for my system. I may try this, just because I like Google.

-The Eagle
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#6
Wile E
Power User
I actually prefer the tab becoming the focus. 99% of the time, I'm ready to go to the tab when I open it, but either way doesn't bother me. I guess it's all just a personal preference.
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#7
Jimmy 2004
Got to agree with WarEagle myself, I often open links as I read through an article and come back to them at the end. It also means your don't have to watch the page load.
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#8
Benpi
Avant FTW. No thanks firefox.
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