IE7 RC1 issue resolved - sort of

IE7 RC1 issue resolved - sort of

Summary: Having had some time to think about what might have caused my IE7/FeedDemon problem, it occurred to me that the culprit might have been an add-in installed into IE6 that did not work in IE7. Turning them all off did the trick.

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Having had some time to think about what might have caused my IE7/FeedDemon problem, it occurred to me that the culprit might have been an add-in installed into IE6 that did not work in IE7. Sure enough, I disabled all third-party add-ins running in IE7 (a process made remarkably easy in this new version) and FeedDemon is working properly again. I haven't had time to do the appropriate regression testing to figure out which add-in, or combination, creates the problem yet (and may not bother).

My apologies to the IE team for spouting off so quickly and I hope the error reports I sent to them and to Nick Bradbury help figure out what's amiss.

For the terminally curious, the add-ins I disabled were the SnagIt toolbar, Google toolbar, a Dell "helper" object associated with the Google bar, Sun's Java console, and MindManager extensions. Of the bunch, the MindManager extensions are the only ones I use regularly in IE. The Google toolbar was preinstalled on my system by Dell. While I use it in Firefox, I prefer to use the Windows Live toolbar in IE so I can live without that easily.

Update: Nope. That wasn't it apparently. FeedDemon still crashes - it just takes a bit longer. I can load one or maybe two browser pages in the app before crashing. So, while the add-ins might have been part of the problem, there something else going on here. I'll wait to see if Nick comes up wioth any ideas from the data I've sent him.

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  • Until this is resolved..

    ..I am not upgrading to IE7 RC1 as my life is partially dependent on FeedDemon.

    Thanks for blogging this Marc.

    Do keep us posted.
    maxthon
  • On-screen real estate.

    Does inertia keep toolbars on your screen, or do they have value for you?

    I've spent the time to reduce top of screen use in IE to one line, from File to Go. For me, it's worthwhile.

    Other people differ, and I'd appreciate a considered opinion.
    Anton Philidor
    • Good question Anton

      I appreciate the conveience toolbars can provide but also hate when things get too cluttered. I am fortunate in that I have a dual moniotr setup in my office and a hi-res display on my laptop (1400 x 900) so I can afford to give a little depth in the browser in exchange for the convenience.

      I also do not consider toolbars to be static objects - I show and hide them as needed for the kind of work (or play) I am engaged in.

      HTH
      morchant
  • Thank you

    I can't remember the number of times (on talk-backs or in the real world) where people vocally blame MS for problems they run into, yet when it is proven that MS wasn't the cause they are silent.
    mdemuth
    • IKWYM

      I try to be careful - sometimes I post too fast and when I do, I think it's only fair to admit I was hasty, in error, or both. In this case the root cuse id as yet undtermined for my prolems but it's clear it's not just IE 7 since it and FeedDemon are getting along fine for others. That's the challenge with troubleshooting this kind of voodoo - it takes a lot of experimentation to determine exactly what ingredients are required to brew up trouble.
      morchant