Stand Alone IE7 possible?

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  1. dissonance

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    I use IE6 and generally prefer it over IE7. There are some instances where I would like to use IE7 (purely for its tab interface) but haven't been able to find a hack/etc that works that will allow me to install IE7 on my computer without it replacing IE6. Does anybody know how to do this?

    (I have FireFox and will not switch to using it as my main browser. I just use it to surf on my IP, IE runs on my proxy.)
     
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    opera.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    In for this.
     
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    The problem with that is this section:
    Code:
    [B]Obviously some features will be broken like :[/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Context menus (the one you see when you right click on an empty space).
    [*]The main menu bar.
    [*]Disabling popup blocker.
    [*]Feed reader.
    [*]Installing ActiveX components and ActiveX support.
    [*]Showing combo-boxes
    [*]Web pages that require authentication.
    [*]Adding search providers via websites ([URL="http://tredosoft.com/internet_explorer_7_search_providers"][U][COLOR=#0000ff]like this one for example[/COLOR][/U][/URL])[/LIST]
    I was wanting it to be fully functional. Also, I don't think I tried those exact directions but did try some similar to it that were about as old and didn't work.
     
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    It's a hack. There's going to be problems. MSIE is highly integrated into the shell. That is why (traditionally) it's been difficult to have multiple versions installed... They all want to replace common libraries, and when they expect their own version, with their own functions, and certain returns, things become "interesting" when you mix-and-match.

    You could also run a VM to do it 100% seperate.

    Or just move to opera and get the best of both worlds.
     
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    So pretty much I'm out of luck as far as having two versions of IE... I have to say that I haven't tried Opera yet... maybe time to give it a shot.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Why not just setup IE6 to run a seperate toolbar tab with each web page?
     
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    I didn't know ie6 could do tabs.... just multiple windows
     
  11. raydenvm

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    Normally it is not possible to install IE7 without replacement of IE6
     
  12. cmsurfer

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    Run a search here, there was a program posted that can add tab-functionality to IE6. I tried it out and it was alright, considering all you want are tabs. I use IE7 everyday without issues, so I don't see why you don't just upgrade???
     
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    Use Firefox with the IETab plugin, and don't install IE7. You'll be able to open IE6 windows inside Firefox browser tabs.

    Problem solved.
     
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    Because IE7 is generally obnoxious, and the user interface was changed purely for the sake of doing something different, without considering whether anybody was actually dissatisfied with IE6. Yeah, the tabs are nice, but EVERYTHING ELSE IS IN THE WRONG PLACE.
     
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    firefox is obnoxious.

    opera > firefox > msie.
     
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    I don't mean a tab inside the window like it is on firefox, but you can have a separate tab inside your toolbar for every site you have open.

    Right click your start button > properties > tasbar tab >

    now uncheck "group similar tasbar buttons".

    Now you'll get a seperate "tab" with each web page in the toolbar.

    To get each favorite to launch in it's own tab/window, open up

    internet options > Advanced tab > now uncheck the box for

    "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts".
     
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    I've seen your posts regarding this before, but besides the fact that you don't necessarily like the look and placement of things, there is nothing wrong with IE7.
     

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