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Old 03-04-2010
fw_aviator
 

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IE8 and There's a better way to browse the web! message
I have Windows 7 - 64 bit and when running IE8 I am getting this message
There's a better way to browse the web! from sites like Twitter, Drudge. I
have the version 8.0.7600.16385 of IE.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Kevin
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Old 03-04-2010
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Re: IE8 and There's a better way to browse the web! message

"fw_aviator" <fw_aviator@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8DCB74D8-8B0B-43FC-8C80-67772900CDD8@microsoft.com...
> I have Windows 7 - 64 bit and when running IE8 I am getting this message
> There's a better way to browse the web! from sites like Twitter, Drudge.
> I
> have the version 8.0.7600.16385 of IE.
>
> Any ideas?


What is your User Agent string set to? You can see your user agent string
here, for instance: http://whatsmyuseragent.com/

Are you viewing these sites in IE8 Compatibility Mode? This sends the UA
string as IE7 so will make any UA detection think you are using IE7 rather
than IE8.

Is your UA string very long? Some applications add to the UA string and if
it goes over around 200 characters a lot of UA detection routines start to
fail to parse it. Also mismatched parentheses can do this, as well as manual
tweaks that result in a non-standard UA format.

For instance, when I go to http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ I see

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)

and if I click the compatibility view button to the right of the address bar
I then see

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)

The second string identifies the browser as IE7, even though it's really
IE8, because that's how IE8 in compatibility mode ensures that the server
application returns IE7 specific HTML, CSS, javascript, etc if it has been
developed to do so.

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Dan

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Old 03-04-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: IE8 and There's a better way to browse the web! message
1. Open IE to this page: http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx. Highlight/select
all of the red text at the top and copy it to your clipboard. Open a reply
to this post and paste the contents of your clipboard into the message body.

Also answer each of the following questions:

2. Did you upgrade to Win7 64-bit or is it a brand-new computer with Win7
64-bit preinstalled?

3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

4. Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002



fw_aviator wrote:
> I have Windows 7 - 64 bit and when running IE8 I am getting this message
> There's a better way to browse the web! from sites like Twitter, Drudge.
> I
> have the version 8.0.7600.16385 of IE.
>
> Any ideas?


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