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  Reply # 50323 30-Oct-2006 18:06
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I'm responding to a general theme here, rather than any specific comments made, should be on topic though...

The popularity in criticising windows products is an interesting phenomenon. Personally I don't mind MS products (ok, Windows ME was just silly)...

Most the criticisms I see of Microsoft come from technically proficient people... This in itself is telling. Most people who use Windows (well many at least) are not technically proficient, and competing OS's just aren't easy enough to use... (MAC OS is probably the greatest exception to this)...

I use FF for some stuff, but I feel much more comfortable with IE... thing is, I just don't recall the last time it crashed...

it always works for me, and if I didn't need to switch User Agents sometimes I wouldn't bother with FF...

but I do need to, and for me that's when I need FF as a tool...

So basically the way I see it, you use the tools that work best for the job, and 95% of the time MS works fine for me...

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  Reply # 50377 31-Oct-2006 08:56
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This is interesting because I can get it to fail on every machine I use that has IE7 so I'd like to know what your system has that might be causing it to display correctly.

Everytime I view the page in IE7 the main button bar (black one) has a white strip running at the bottom of it.

Ironically I've just made the same assumption as the article that was provided at the start of this thread. At least I can replicate the problem on other machines.

I wonder if it is an Intel graphics issue. The machines I can get it replicating on are all using Intel video cards including my Mac Mini. It is only IE7 that this issue is happening with, all other browsers are displaying everything fine, but the common denominator is the Intel graphics card. That is interesting.

There is still an issue with displaying on IE7 though that you are able to replicate and I guess it seems IE is not very tolerant as the other browsers. I guess that's also the problem with content management systems whereby you're reliant on other people's code to be correct for everything. Joomla itself is fine but the modules written by other people may not be.

That being said though I still only use IE7 for our call system because that was written by idiots and only works in IE. It's a crap system anyway so I hope it dies the death it deserves. I generally use FF on Windows and Safari on Mac.


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Reply # 50379 31-Oct-2006 09:05
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lowededwookie: Everytime I view the page in IE7 the main button bar (black one) has a white strip running at the bottom of it.

I was going to stay away from this, but here we go. I visited and surprise, surprise - no white strip at the bottom. Running IE7 on Windows Vista.

I wonder if you are behind a proxy server that is actually (badly) filtering your content?

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  Reply # 50381 31-Oct-2006 09:20
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That's the thing it's not the proxy.

My work machine is but my Mac isn't. That's going through wireless with no proxy. It's the same if I go through my Vodem when running Windows on my Mac.

If it was the proxy then it makes sense the issue would appear on the other browsers because they would all be accessing the same proxy and thus the same rules.

Cache flushes don't fix the problem either and a forced refresh of the proxy doesn't either but like I said it happens on my Mac running Windows and not going through the proxy and the only common denominator is IE7 and Intel graphics cards.

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