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Open Source Add-on Rewrites the User Interface of IE11 86

Posted by timothy
from the people-still-use-ie? dept.
An anonymous reader writes "This is how Internet Explorer would look if you move the tabs to the top like in other browsers. Developed as a design and UX study, the open source add-on replaces the default navigation bar and combines three traditionally separate toolbars into one. The UX project started in 2004 to demonstrate that it is feasible to combine the address, search, and find box into one. Additionally, Quero offers a variety of customization options for IE, including making the UI themeable or starting Microsoft's desktop browser always maximized."
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Open Source Add-on Rewrites the User Interface of IE11

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  • Why? (Score:4, Informative)

    by bankman (136859) on Saturday December 21, 2013 @04:41AM (#45752429) Homepage

    This is how Internet Explorer would look if you move the tabs to the top like in other browsers.

    I have yet to understand the reason for the UI change in the other browsers.

  • by jones_supa (887896) on Saturday December 21, 2013 @06:02AM (#45752547)

    Sure.

    AdBlock Plus supports IE.

    As for blocking Flash, click the gear menu and tick Safety -> ActiveX Filtering. As Flash is an ActiveX plugin in IE, this blocks Flash by default. You then can whitelist individual sites by using the blue address bar icon.

  • Re: Who cares (Score:4, Informative)

    by Vanderhoth (1582661) on Saturday December 21, 2013 @07:45AM (#45752773)
    I'm a web developer. Firefox is fine. If I develop a site for Firefox, or Chrome, or Opera, or Safari it will work in any of those four browsers without issue, but I have to redevelop the site for IE. If I develop for IE I have to redevelop the site again to work in the other browsers.

    I will give that my company recently decided to stop supporting IE 6, 7, and 8. IE 9 isn't nearly as bad, and doesn't require as many workarounds as the previous iterations. IE 10 is a little better, it's still slow as shit for mapping applications that HTML 5 and javascript (not written by me) for the mapping engine (works great in Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari), and I haven't used IE 11 as of yet. Hopefully with IE 11 they'll finally have it right and I won't have to waste time rewriting sites and having to explain over and over to management why it's necessary. It's so stupid, our management insists sites work in all major browsers, but then they get pissy when extra time is needed to actually make sure things are working correctly.

    I'd also like to know who sets the metrics for how long development should take, because it's not me.

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