Internet Explorer 11 - Fast like hell?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by sunesio, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. sunesio

    sunesio MDL Novice

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    I was using Chrome now for years and after a fresh re-install I had to use the IE to download some stuff.
    But dude, this browser is fast like hell. The UI is smooth and snappy and the page loading times do feel a lot better than Chrome. It feels like the same as if I would use Firefox and then switch to Chrome.
    It's interesting because Chrome is supposed to be the king in all disciplines. (Or most of them at least)
    But still it's a lot more fluid in every scenario I've tested. Youtube, Facebook etc.
    Sure there seems to be a lot placebo going on
    (smooth scrolling, which is by the way very smooth and more fluid than any other browser I've seen so far)
    but i'm impressed and I begin to wonder why Chrome feels so sloppy.
     
  2. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Funny, I just switched from Google Chrome to Firefox for the same reason: Chrome was awfully slow, especially on this very forum:(

    Therefor I tried Firefox and this does the job much faster! But I do agree: IE11 is the winner! One bad side of IE11 and any other IE-version: they lack of any method of blocking ads! These ads - on some pages - are that annoying, that I chose for Firefox, which has a decent adblocker: Adblock Plus 2.3.2.
     
  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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  4. mdl870152

    mdl870152 MDL Novice

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    I only always use an portable browser
     
  5. sunesio

    sunesio MDL Novice

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    Adblock Plus does work, but in order to use it you have to disable the Enhanced Protected Mode.
    Don't know if that's such a great idea. Only thing I've been missing so far is a possibility to sync my bookmarks etc. like in Chrome.
    Don't want to use any extra tools so only way is to have an Windows online account for Windows login.
     
  6. Redmist77

    Redmist77 MDL Novice

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    IE11 is extremely fast and smooth compared to Chrome and FF but it has some compatibility issues with some web sites. I guess that will get sorted out as it becomes more popular. It's good that MS have really lifted their game with IE.
     
  7. sevenacids

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    And it's working pretty well... every time I use a machine where Tracking Protection is not enabled I'm really shocked about the amount of ads on some sites, almost forgot about them. You should also enable ActiveX filtering (and disable it for the sites where you need Flash, for example) as it will effectively block Flash-based ads.
     
  8. Terepin

    Terepin MDL Member

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    h**ps://downloads.adblockplus.org/devbuilds/adblockplusie/
     
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  9. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Neither the Chrome nor the IE version comes even a bit close to what it can do under Firefox.
     
  10. Camazza

    Camazza MDL Member

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    I'm sorry, I don't want to be the bad guy, but AdBlock kills website revenue... it's EVIL! I run a website with some friends and although we get thousands of visitors per month, we barely manage to cover the provider's costs, imagine if all of them were running AdBlock...
     
  11. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    adblockplus gets disabled in IE11 but works fine on IE10
     
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  12. jasoos

    jasoos MDL Junior Member

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    IE 11 is fast but facing some compatibility issues
     
  13. Terepin

    Terepin MDL Member

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    Do you want to know what is truly evil? 35% of page's space filled up with animated Flash bulls**t, with sound and with those little f*ckers that will block the entire page to show you what you don't need nor want. Site admins on those websites should burn in hell.
    Disable enhanced security level.
     
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  14. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    I know, but I don't want this
     
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  15. Camazza

    Camazza MDL Member

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    That's true, but that's why I don't visit those awful websites. They may have the best content on earth, but if they are run like that, it's best to avoid them. I know AdBlock has an "acceptable ads" whitelist, but that can be disabled too, and I sincerely hope that nobody does that.
     
  16. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Websites are not supposed to make a living out of annoying people. If that's the only way for a website to survive, it's probably not needed anyway.
     
  17. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    #18 WIKIMACK, Sep 8, 2013
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    I appreciate IE 11

    The advantage of Chromeis is double spelling checker.
     
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  18. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    very true! The addons of Firefox like AdBlock Plus, DoNotTrackMe, Google Browser Optout Plugin, are irreplaceable
     
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  19. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    Why do you need ABP when you can simply let IE11's Enhanced Protected Mode handle the ad-blockage for you?
    What I love about it - it can block by specific ad source (I can kill all DoubleClick-sourced ads or all Google-sourced ads on a site, but leave everyone else alone), not everybody.
    It also is NOT a plug-in - it's built in.
    Because it's built-in, it doesn't mess with the one IE plug-in I rely on - Internet Download Manager.