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Internet Explorer: Do you have problems posting?
Old 09-06-2014   #1
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Internet Explorer: Do you have problems posting?

ADMIN EDIT: For those who are unaware, Internet Explorer is generally regarded as the worst browser there is due to a non ending series of security problems. This is generally considered the result of 1) hackers hating Microsoft so much they make Microsoft products their #1 HACK TARGET and 2) Microsoft doing an extraordinarily poor job of coding IE, year after year, version after version! Both Firefox and Chrome will work much better with RFF, although Chrome has the disadvantage of sharing your browsing habits with Google. For mobile platforms including phones and tables, Atomic Web works well.

All that said, IF YOU STILL HAVE TO USE IE - see directions below ...

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I just joined the forum and I could not post at first, filled out a fairly long message but it kept telling me my message was too short, could not change font or any of the other settings etc, I use internet Explorer.
The problem was in the User Control Panel settings, goto Edit Options, then scroll down to Message Editor Interface and change the default setting of 'Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWIG Editing' to 'Standard Editor - Extra Formatting Controls', and see if that fixes the problem, it did for me, the default setting must be a problem for Internet Explorer.
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Old 02-06-2015   #2
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Oh man, thank you for posting this. I can finally post from my laptop.
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Old 02-06-2015   #3
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FWIW, Internet Explorer has never worked well with RFF, even recent versions. The browser that works most smoothly here is FireFox, with Chrome and Safari also doing fine.

The symptom mentioned by siman is typical for IE... good to know a possible workaround.
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Old 02-07-2015   #4
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Apparently Windows 10 is going to have a completely new browser from Microsoft ... similar to Chrome I've heard.

I gave up on IE years ago ... it has never got on well with RFF.
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Yep my Internet Explorer allows me to view but I have to use Firefox to post.
I really dislike Firefox.
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Old 02-07-2015   #6
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boys, IE is meant to download any real browser for the first time. Launch IE, download FF and you are set.
MS should put this in EULA to be clear.
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I had the same problem when I joined. I contacted an admin or moderator who told me of the issue with IE. I changed browsers to FireFox and now everything works fine.

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Yep my Internet Explorer allows me to view but I have to use Firefox to post.
I really dislike Firefox.


Out of curiosity Michael ... what don't you like about FF?
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Old 02-08-2015   #9
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Any browser other than IE would be preferable. Rich interfaces require javascript, and IE's sole reason for existence is to infect the world with its b4stard implementation of same.
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Out of curiosity Michael ... what don't you like about FF?

The layout is too fussy.
The search engine is rubbish and my protection system keeps flashing it up as dodgy.

"Fire Fox" ...whats all that about anyway
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Good lord there are people that actually use IE?
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Good lord there are people that actually use IE?

Well we would like to
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Good lord there are people that actually use IE?
Some are.

On small Windows tablets (<9") working with touch only, absolutely no other browser comes close to the Modern interface version of IE for functionality. Even with TouchMousePointer installed and enabled, no Desktop browser comes close.
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