Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:04 AM
I was wondering how come now since IE7 is bundled with Windows Server 2008, why if I enter a url into the "address bar" does it not open in the same window?
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 6:20 AMModeratorDo you enter it into the address bar of Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) or the file explorer (explorer.exe). Back in the days the webpage would render in some kind of hybrid mode. Nowadays if you enter a url into the address bar of explorer.exe it'll spawn iexplore.exe to show the page. Or did I misunderstand your question?
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 6:30 AM
In the old days yes it did behave how you stated when Explorer looked more like IE6 than IE7, however now that I'm on 2008, I was thinking that maybe it's best to revert back to the old behaviour, albeit with a new interface and a more well defined series of instructions relating to how everything from URI's are handled to local systems and network files.
I honestly don't like it spawning new windows anymore just like I don't like it when I try to view computer properties and manage the local machine yet another window console is opened.
I hope you can address my concerns
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:53 AMModerator
Well, explorer.exe is for browsing files or the local computer if you will. The other windows opening are because when you right-click an object, say "my computer", it's another program handling your request when you select properties. For the same reason Internet Explorer is opened when you enter an url.
I'm afraid that this is not going to be addressed since this is the way it's going to be, kind of. You could of course start lobbying for a change for the next version of Windows.
Thursday, August 23, 2007 6:38 AM
Obviously more work can be done in this area because uniformity and a streamlined approach should be the hallmarks of Microsoft Windows and not that which is constantly aspired to, so instead of me lobbying, how about you do it for me instead.
Thursday, August 23, 2007 11:33 AMModerator
If I was a member of the product team or an Microsoft employee I'd be happy to, but I'm not so...
Friday, August 24, 2007 11:47 AM
I must say that it feels rather obvious.
And change is probably a matter of opinion.
Saturday, August 25, 2007 1:21 AMI don't know about you but I like uniform methods of working instead of disparate modes of operation.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 2:35 AMI love IE7 but I sure as hell miss the consistency of IE6 and Windows Explorer together.