I recently installed Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 on my computer, and now cannot get into the HWI forum without it prompting me to install an ActiveX control. When I use IE 6 on the laptop it works just fine. I'm confused! Why doesn't the newer version work on this site? Am I the only one who has experienced this problem?
I am not aware that you have to run ActiveX controls to get into this forum. In fact, when I disable ActiveX in IE6, it doesn't seem to change anything and it certainly doesn't stop me accessing the forum.
As I'm sticking with IE6 for a while longer, I'm afraid can't help you much regarding IE7 - I am wondering if it is something peculiar to your individual setup or settings? I'm sure that if others have problems using IE7 they will post about them in here.
IE7 is a bit cluttered for my liking. It is essential you switch to it though, for security reasons. When playing streamed videos from HWI using FireFox2 they stop half way, so you have to use IE7 when playing those videos. But I would recommend switching to FireFox.
I think I finally figured it out. I adjusted some settings, and now it only "yells" at me occasionally; but at least I can browse and post on here now. Thanks, Jon, for your suggestion on Firefox. I may have to give that a try.
I have installed Internet Explorer 7 and have not yet encountered any problem. On the contrary, since installing it, on one website I visit regularly, I get a message that Internet Explorer is blocking an add-on from ... Microsoft.
Three cheers for Microsoft - they now have released a product that is so good, it apparently blocks their own hidden add-ons to web pages. I for one am not in a hurry to go and unblock ....