Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 Preview for Windows XP

Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 Preview for Windows XP

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I've been playing with this build for a little while on my Windows XP partition, and I already miss it when I'm forced to use an alternative machine. The combination of tabbed browsing and thumbnailing, RSS feed subscription, filtering and searching, integrated search, page zoom and trustworthy printing all make my life easier as an end-user, and the enhanced accuracy of CSS and XHTML rendering will be a great relief to developers everywhere. (And did I hear "transparent PNG"?)

Download it yourself from the Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7 home page. Note that this is a preview of the beta and is intended for developers and technology enthusiasts, rather than people like my mother (who wouldn't ever describe herself in either of the above categories!)

Oh, and here's the obligatory WPF-relevant piece - try clicking on a .xaml or .xbap link with IE 7 installed... see what you can discover.

  • It renders xbap apps horribly, theres herendous oddities that I see that I didn't see with IE6. However, on a positive note, at least the inbred back/forward navigation bar are history.
  • I'm curious in what the change was between IE6 and IE7 that causes the aforementioned "inbred" back/forward navigation bar to go away. I would hope that the Avalon DocObject implementation isn't using any undocumented interfaces to communicate with ShellDocView...
  • i need ????/
  • Obligatory comment:
    "You could just use portable firefox when you're away from your ie7 installation"
  • Well, it is pretty good, but I have come across numerous bugs on IE7… Then I was pretty much forced to uninstall it. I had a strange bug with Yahoo IM… When you set Firefox as your primary browser, and have IE7 installed… You cannot open up a URL through YIM… If I remember correctly, It opens up the “Temp” directory…
  • Well, it is pretty good, but I have come across numerous bugs on IE7… Then I was pretty much forced to uninstall it. I had a strange bug with Yahoo IM… When you set Firefox as your primary browser, and have IE7 installed… You cannot open up a URL through YIM… If I remember correctly, It opens up the “Temp” directory…
  • If I understand it correctly, png alpha transparency will be supported by IE7.

    Until IE7 gets widely accepted by users, here’s a simple css hack that ensures it that both IE5+ and other browsers (with native png transparency support) display transparent png pictures properly, and at the same time (and without lengthy javascript trickery): http://7black.uw.hu/PNG_css_hack/PNG_opacity.html
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