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Fresh Internet Explorer Test Build to be Released in December

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    In April 2006, Microsoft made some changes to how Internet Explorer interacted with ActiveX controls, and ActiveX controls on web pages had a "click to activate" prompt. After hearing from the users that this was extremely annoying, Microsoft decided it was for the better if they licensed and developed technology to eliminate that prompt, and to auto-run all ActiveX controls. Since these changes only affect the browser, web developers with ActiveX controls will have to do virtually nothing for the ActiveX prompts to disappear. The new build of Internet Explorer, without annoying ActiveX prompts, will become available in April 2008, and will be packaged with Vista SP1 and XP SP3. Anyone hoping to try beta forms of this new IE build will get that opportunity in December 2007.

    Source: IEBlog
     
  2. OnBoard

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    Does this mean that it will autorun all those malicious virus scripts without user having to click anything? Sounds so scary I wouldn't beta test it even payed :)
     
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    lol, maybe solaris will give this a try to complement SP1 beta.
     
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    Wow, and I almost thought it'd be something usefull, like... CSS 2.1 support, anyone?
     
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    Exactly, now I feel like I'm taking crazy pills

     
  6. Easy Rhino

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    i thought the whole point of adding the active x prompt was to let the person using internet explorer know that the site they are visiting contains active x which can load malware onto their machine. hmmm....
     
  7. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    God damn Noooooo

    Myspace users will fill up my shop even more. ActiveX = death wish to your computer......
     
  8. Ben Clarke

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    I think they mean it will still say ActiveX is there, but this gets rid of the thing on flash animation and the like where you try and click something but you need to activate it first.
     
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    looks like i'm switching to opera once sp1 comes out
     
  10. Urbklr

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    Firefox FTW!!!!!

    IE kepts getting stupider and stupider
     
  11. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    lol ass sure why not...i hate ie but ill let you know how many times i had to reformat.
     

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