Member Rara Avis
Being old has its advantages. I can't personally think of any, but that's what I've been told. Unfortunately, it also has its disadvantages. When I got on the web, circa 1996, IE was little more than a gleam in Billie's eye and Netscape was the only choice we had. I got used to it. VERY used to it. So used to it that I can't stand using another browser for very long.
I am, however, trying real hard. Netscape now accounts for only about 20 percent of the Internet, and that number is only going to continue going down. The result is that "some" people are no longer even trying to maintain compatibility with it. For the past few weeks, I've started keeping IE open at all times, because one of the sites I frequent will lock up Netscape four times out of five (it's actually their ad server that does, but that doesn't help me much). So, when I go to that site, I temporarily switch.
Here's two things that I really hate about IE (and maybe someone can tell me how to fix them). First, I hate the way a page "jiggles" as IE constantly resizes images and tables. A lot of UBB forums don't have page numbers in the forum display, for example, but they do have them at the TOP of a page. On a multipage thread I'll click on the thread link, then click on the last page link before the first page completely loads. Except that's really hard to do when IE moves the darn link every time my mouse pointer gets close to it!
I also hate the way IE opens secondary browser windows. When I right-click a link and do an "Open in New Window," I want the new window to duplicate the one I'm in, not come in with a different size and position. I work full screen, I LIKE working full screen, and IE doesn't seem to be willing to respect that. So, after a right-click, click, I then have to quickly double-click the new window's title bar to open it full screen (and, of course, that completely reloads the page).
Grrrr. Now I'm mad all over again.