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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Add-ons

IE 7 Beta 2 Review Part 1
This isn’t really a full review but after using IE 7 beta 2 for a couple weeks I can comment on some changes.  First the most important issue for many folks is going to be Internet Explorer Add-Ons or IE Helpers as WinPatrol calls them.   I can tell you about the ones I use and welcome comments from other IE7 users.

  • Google Toolbar  BHO/Toolbar (Compatible but harder to access most features)
  • SiteAdvisor  BHO/Toolbar (Works OK)
  • ieSpell Extension (Works OK)
  • Local Website Archive 1.15e Extension (Load worksAdd Fails)
  • Adobe Acrobat BHO/Toolbar (No longer works.  Only shows when viewing 1st tab)
  • BlogJet Extension (Works OK)
  • Epson Web-To-Page BHO/Toolbar  (No longer works.  Only shows when viewing 1st tab)
  • HP/Veritas/Sonic DLA BHO (No idea why this is installed as an IE Helper)
  • Researcher Extension (Disappeared)

Overall, I’m pleased. I depend on the top three items everyday.  I really do miss being able to add pages to my “Local Website Archive”. 

The Acrobat feature that broke isn’t the ability to read PDF file. It’s the feature that comes with Acrobat Professional that lets you convert the current web page into a PDF document.

The Epson Web-To-Page helper functionality is now included in IE although most web sites still suck at formating their data for printing.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Cel said...

Bill: I can't find the info about iespell on that link

8:16 AM  
Blogger BillP said...

Hi Cel, Thanks for letting me know.
It's all fixed now.

Bill

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

What is "ServicePact 2" as an IEHelper? How can you get it back if you delete it?

5:45 PM  

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