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Authenticode dialog as it always should have been
March 24, 2004 9:51 AM   Subscribe

Do not install software from "GAIN" - and never ask me again Microsoft's Internet Explorer team is actually churning out some improvements - the authenticode dialog "Do you want to install this?" in their latest SP Preview Release now functions like it should have from the start, a more usable (understandable) set of choices, and the option to say "No, never ask again". Also, pop-up-blocker apparently quite functional, is set to 'on' by default. Glad to see at least a little progress being made (still no word on PNG or CSS support changes, nor plans for a 7.x version, afaik).
posted by kokogiak (19 comments total)

 
Oh. Good.

Do you have any details about McDonalds or Deisel jeans?
posted by jon_kill at 9:54 AM on March 24, 2004


too little, too late.
posted by trondant at 10:04 AM on March 24, 2004


Keep in mind...don't just block "GAIN", block "Claria". They changed their name a while back.
posted by borgle at 10:06 AM on March 24, 2004


[warning] 10 seconds to Pepsi Blue reference [/warning]
posted by Outlawyr at 10:12 AM on March 24, 2004


I've been using SP2 for its updated Tablet PC capabilities, and like it quite a lot.

Of course, with dozens of third-party utilities adding "pop-up blocking" to their otherwise unrelated software, it's getting hard to figure out why you can't get a pop-up when you actually want it.
posted by pzarquon at 10:13 AM on March 24, 2004


People still use Internet Explorer?
posted by Blue Stone at 10:57 AM on March 24, 2004


I always used IE because I wanted the benefits from a perfectly compatible suite of software (IE, outlook, ms *.*).

Then after IE took 90% of market share and all competition seemed dead, MS revealed that they would stop developing free versions with updates. IE started crashing a few weeks later, I switched to Firefox... NEVER LOOKED BACK!
posted by crazy finger at 11:23 AM on March 24, 2004


This feature got a rabid applause at the Atlanta DevDays 2004 last week.

lame.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:44 AM on March 24, 2004


People still use Internet Explorer?

According to this article, IE has 94.8% of the worldwide browser market share. Yes, I realize I'm responding to a trolling.
posted by angry modem at 11:51 AM on March 24, 2004


Looks like the USer Experience people are out of solitary in Redmond. compare "When things happen automatically and those things are the wrong things users get annoyed" with Clippy's "It looks like you're writing a letter!!!".

But I got my Google bar for when required to use IE. Gimme CSS 2.1, PNGs and the ability to stop lurgies shitting on my system any day.
posted by Pericles at 12:11 PM on March 24, 2004


As a recent convert to the dark (OS) side, I really can't see a reason to use IE any more. Especially the aformentioned PNG and CSS support. How the hell someone who push forward the standard can still balls it up so badly is completely beyond me. Get those two things fixed and I'll consider using it as more than just a test browser.
posted by twine42 at 12:14 PM on March 24, 2004


Hang on... random thought that hit exactly 3ms after I hit post - What are the chances Google could be convinced to add a PNG support functionality to thier googlebar? It's already obviously got some kind of access to the rendered to highlight search terms, so...
posted by twine42 at 12:16 PM on March 24, 2004


totally lame. what they need is a clearly documented place where you can change your mind six months later when doofus mc'crapware inc produces something useful, and you simply can't install it. ever. unless you are some sort of registry hive encyclopedia.
posted by quonsar at 12:36 PM on March 24, 2004


Twine42, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just altering the HTML.
posted by jon_kill at 12:55 PM on March 24, 2004


possibly, but IIRC the view source doesn't change. Don't have IE w/ googlebar here to test it.
posted by twine42 at 1:45 PM on March 24, 2004


If anyone's feeling adventurous and wants to try the pre-release SP2, it's freely downloadable from microsoft.
posted by Edge100x at 3:17 PM on March 24, 2004


The SP2 pre-release is running happily on some test machines here, as well as on my current workstation. The firewall improvements are nice and the new security features will be a big step ahead.

Its good work all in all, not that many peopel on the 'net will ever admit it :)
posted by soulhuntre at 10:13 PM on March 24, 2004


totally lame. what they need is a clearly documented place where you can change your mind six months later when doofus mc'crapware inc produces something useful, and you simply can't install it. ever. unless you are some sort of registry hive encyclopedia.

What, like the "Internet Options" part of the Tools menu where you can do exactly that?
posted by ed\26h at 3:31 AM on March 26, 2004


too little, too late.

For what?
posted by ed\26h at 3:43 AM on March 26, 2004


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