IE 7, click "Don't Install"
I recently wrote how Microsoft was going to install IE7 as part of an automatic update. I provided information on the “Internet Explorer 7 Update Blocker” After a week of using IE 7 I have decided it’s highly overrated. If Internet Explorer 7 is an example of new advanced technology from Microsoft, they will surely have a hard time selling folks on Windows Vista.
This is by no means a full review of new features or problems with IE 7 but I wanted to share a few issues I’ve found very annoying. I won’t even mention how stupid it is that I can no longer drag the command bar around to customize my menu and controls.
The biggest problem for me is how IE7 reacts after I click on any link.
If I click the wrong link or if it can’t find a page I have to click on the Stop X icon before I can do anything else. As far as I’m concerned, this is a dramatic change in how the browser works and is unacceptable on systems designed for multitasking.
The next annoying problem apparently has to do with how cookies are handled. I’ve already had two cases where I was told to enable cookies before I could continue. First, it happen when trying to follow the refund procedure with Norton Internet Security. That may be another whole Blog story but as of now I don’t know if my $69 refund was processed and can’t get the same screen back. Today it happen again with Quicken as I was trying to use my autobill paying service.
Lastly, I’d like to know why Internet Explorer has re-activated the Alternate User Input service that shows up as CTFMon.exe in my Startup list. This is a component of Microsoft Office and I had this option turned off!
WinPatrol users can select CTFMon.exe and then click the “Disable” button. This will tell Scotty to remove CTFMon.exe from the startup list anytime in the future. Microsoft does provide a better solution on the web page Frequently asked questions about Ctfmon.exe .
Ultimately, if you’ve disabled the feature in Office you can unregister the components so it doesn’t continue to run in the background.
|1.||Click Start Button and then select Run.|
|2.||In the Run… dialog box, enter the following command: |
Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll
|4.||In the Run… dialog box, enter the following command: |
Regsvr32.exe /u msctf.dll