The Capranica

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Location: Hemet, California, United States

Co-Pastor of First Baptist Church of San Jacinto, California

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Internet Explorer 7.0

2-9-06 UPDATED: Tim Challies points us to the new IE 7.0 in beta version - with tabbed browsing (of which I am very addicted). I downloaded it this morning and will be trying it out through the day. I'll let you know how it goes. Well, actually, I encountered my first frustration with it. I went to post this blog about IE 7 througth my freshly installed IE browser - yet - when I type in the posting window, the text is white - I CAN'T SEE IT. So, I fired up my trusty Firefox and all is well. Thus - I'm posting about IE 7 from my Firefox browser. Is this a glimpse of frustrations to come? UPDATE (THURSDAY 12:19 p.m.): So far: Positive:

  • Colors and graphics are clearer than Firefox
  • So far it works with my Fingerprint Reader (Christmas gift - Firefox doesn't work) - THIS IS BECOMING A REAL POSITIVE FEATURE
  • It starts up faster than Firefox (not a huge issue)
  • The QuickTab feater is excellent: I can view all open tabs in Thumbnail size and go to any of them quickly.
  • It has its own feedreader capability. It checks a page for an RSS or Atom feed. You can then subscribe to it and it will automatically check for updates to the feed. I'm playing with this one.
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Include certain folders on the links toolbar


  • Loads pages slower than firefox
  • Firefox is easier to use in organizing links
  • Still have some problems posting with Blogger
  • Does not have near the toolbar or add-ons available as Firefox (i.e., no blogger toolbar that I've seen)
  • The right click options are not as extensive as Firefox (i.e., In Firefox I can right click on an item in my favorites drop down list and choose to open it in another tab).
  • Firefox has more search engine options to choose from for the Search Engine Tool Bar


Blogger J.OTIS MERSTER said...

Please say hello to Kelly for me, and thank you for your hospitality and gifts. Spending time witth the pastor of the FBC of H and his wife was a highlight of that weekend, and an evidence of God's providence, as we would be in that area anyway.

2/07/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Bret Capranica said...

Hey Jen - It took me a minute to figure out who JenM was, but I think I did. Kelly says HI - keep in touch and say hello to Jay for us.

2/07/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger J.OTIS MERSTER said...

I usually do (say hello to Jay.)

2/07/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Scott Hill said...

Fingerprint recongnizer? You must be the James Bond of Pastors.

2/08/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Scott Hill said...

Fingerprint recongnizer? You must be the James Bond of Pastors.

2/08/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Bret Capranica said...

Oh yes - the Fingerprint reader is WAY cool. I updated the post and included a link.

2/09/2006 12:29:00 PM  

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