May 12, 2011
The main thing that's immediately obvious is that Microsoft has done everything they can think of to maximize the central viewing area.
IE8 used an unconscionable amount of vertical space with big icons, entry fields, menu pull-downs, and permanent report areas. The new layout in IE9 manages to regain at least 30 vertical pixels, and that's a huge win.
The ridiculous amount of space used for overhead and graphics cruft was my biggest complaint about IE8, but it was something I was forced to live with. It's nice that Microsoft was aware of the problem, and has done something about it.
UPDATE: Well, that's interesting. None of the buttons on the text entry box work. I think I know what I have to do about that.
UPDATE: Nope, my idea was wrong.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 12, 2011 09:38 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at May 12, 2011 10:19 AM (9KseV)
Posted by: RickC at May 12, 2011 11:42 AM (pVOtX)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 12, 2011 12:03 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 12, 2011 12:06 PM (+rSRq)
Testing, testing, testing.
Indeed. I can do an underline using control-U, but the underline control does nothing. It doesn't even act like a button; no response when I click it.
This is rather a problem. I may have to use Firefox to do my posting. (Ick.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 12, 2011 12:18 PM (+rSRq)
Yeah, I knew about the resizing thing, but forgot to mention it/didn't want to make a suggestion (take your pick.)
I can confirm the buttons not working but the keyboard commands are working in the entry area.
testing Ok, turning on Compatibility Mode in the address bar makes the buttons work.
Posted by: RickC at May 12, 2011 01:46 PM (A9FNw)
Posted by: RickC at May 12, 2011 05:46 PM (VKVOz)
Posted by: RickC at May 12, 2011 05:47 PM (VKVOz)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 12, 2011 08:51 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 13, 2011 09:41 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 13, 2011 10:49 AM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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