On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:56:08 -0500, Leonard Grey
>Tell me: Can you change the way the gauges are laid out on your car's
>dashboard? Can you rearrange the controls on your microwave? Of course
>not...these are designed with function and safety as first considerations.
>If I was designing a web browser, and I was getting hammered by internet
>scammers, and I had only X number of people I could assign to the job, I
>would tell them "Address security first! This is a web browser, not Barbie."
>Errare humanum est
Leonard, With all respect, IE6 DID have the ability to rearrange its
"dashboard", so it was not a matter of adding new features; they
subtracted useful ones. As others have mentioned, there are other nice
UI features in IE6 that ended up being removed or changed to something
clunky in IE7. No apparent logic to some of the decisions, and they
actually had to spend programmer hours to screw this up.
UI code is far removed from security issues, so I can't imagine how
any of that would relate to security.
Some of the ugly UI stuff in IE7 renders it unusable for me. For
example: I personally need to keep a lot of Favorites folders IE7,
for some bizarre reason, insists on expanding all of them when adding
a link. It takes up to 20 seconds while IE7 crunches to expand all
those subfolders, then I have to scroll through page after page of
expanded folders. At least there should have been an option to use a
conventional tree control, as on IE6.
That was just bad UI design. Can you imagine designing a drive folder
browser, like Explorer, like that?
Of course, if you don't need the same features, I can understand why
that would not matter much to you. Bottom line is that if I can't use
the browser, then heightened security is not a strong selling point.
>> On Sun, 11 Jan 2009 19:44:54 -0500, Leonard Grey
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> What you're talking about is eye candy. You completely ignore the
>>> significantly upgraded security of IE 7. Internet Explorer is about web
>>> browsing. You want to play dress-up.
>>> Leonard Grey
>>> Errare humanum est
>> So get yourself an ugly girlfriend so no one will hit on her? <g>
>> Seriously, I believe MS could address security without making the UI
>> so clunky. They did have a lot of things right in IE6 that are now
>> broken, or at least ugly.
>>> trainor wrote:
>>>> I reformatted a friend's hard drive and once installed I loved IE6's layout
>>>> all over again. So on my own computer I went from 8.2 BETA to the 7, then to
>>>> the 6 and just love it, but missed the tabs is all.
>>>> I notice that many complaints in this newsgroup, at CNET relate to issues
>>>> that IE6 had nicely resolved. With IE6 I could move the entire address bar
>>>> with accompanying buttons to the right of the file menu - WAS GREAT!
>>>> Microsoft, why make toolbar relocation options so limited in IE7 & 8? I do
>>>> not like the HOME buttom clear to the right on the tab bar line - I liked it,
>>>> with the Refresh and Stop buttons exactly as they were in IE6.
>>>> Thank you very much for listening.
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