Life After Stardock?
Are you using it yet?
Published on October 4, 2010 By skyzyk In Personal Computing

I was wondering if anyone is using Internet Explorer 9 Beta and if yes, how does it interact with Impulse and other Stardock programs and apps? I remember reading that there would be updates with respect to IE9 and I imagine that was it, the last update. 

Ans a question please. If I install IE9, x64, can I stil keep IE8 x86? 

Thank you for your time. Gary


Comments (Page 1)
on Oct 04, 2010

WindowBlinds did get an update that took care of some problems with IE 9 but I found that the WC site didn't work well with it, I had problems being able to download from the libraries.  I'm just going to wait for IE 9 to come out of beta and Stardock announce that compatible problems have been worked out.

From what I understand IE 9 builds on IE 8 so I don't think you can have both.  Maybe is you dual boot or have a virtual setup.

on Oct 04, 2010

AFAIK you can always uninstall IE9, but it cannot coexist with IE8.

on Oct 04, 2010
on Oct 04, 2010

Sorry for the blank post. I was going to write about IE9 problems with this site and was unable to get any text to work.

I use Win7 Home Premium 32 bit OS and IE9 on one of my computers.

I have no Stardock issues, but I am seeing some interesting behaviour with Wincustomize site.

When trying to download a skin/wallpaper/icon I sometimes get vast pages of tiny text (script?) instead of the item I want.

And I am unable to type on the forums without first changing font size or in some way actioning the task bar section before attempting to type my message.  

I have problems with one other internet site too.

 

 

on Oct 04, 2010

Use "Compatibility View"

on Oct 04, 2010

I just installed ie9 and I like it much more than I ever did V8. Wait! I could not write this comment until I clicked on the smile, then clicked on one of the emoticons. Somehow, the action activated or I may say enable me to write this. It was even worst! After I installed IE9, the explorer wouldn't load. I had to unload windowblinds for it to load. I did not want to go to its setting and force it to ignore ie9 completely. I should NOT have to. Now I'm running windows7 stardock's free. And yes, I have the latest windowblinds installed.

 

The good thing about the latest windowblinds version is that when I load any of my old vista skins, it automatically updates them to look 99.9% right on windows 7. Even the shutdown images look perfectly skinned without using windows default' skins. It's almost like a miracle lol. But nothing will come between me and IE9. I just notice the emoticons are inactived. I guess I'll just have to write the code

on Oct 04, 2010
IE9 is a work in progress, Maybe its latest updates do not see eyes to eyes with windowblinds which blinded the love. Blind love isn't already good lol ---->BANG<----
on Oct 05, 2010

Elsius Saint
IE9 is a work in progress, Maybe its latest updates do not see eyes to eyes with windowblinds which blinded the love. Blind love isn't already good lol ---->BANG<----

I am not aware of any problems with IE9 and the latest beta of WB so please check that you really do have the latest beta of WB as it sounds like you do not.  It should show as 7.19 in the WB about box (Ignore whatever Impulse says)

on Oct 05, 2010

I'll check on it when I get home and reply the finding. Thanks

on Oct 05, 2010

FOR NEIL:

Impulse does not tell me about any update available

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.9
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 6.8

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.1 (build 273 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic Non-PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

Wblind.dll         2010/06/07 15:10:20
Wblind64.dll         2010/06/07 15:10:52
Wbsrv.dll         2010/06/07 15:10:56
SevenConfig.exe         2010/06/07 15:10:02
Wbload.exe         2010/04/01 17:40:18
Wbhelp.dll         2010/04/01 17:40:07
Tray.dll              2010/04/01 17:40:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 15:10:25
Screen.exe         2010/04/01 17:39:26

on Oct 05, 2010

Elsius...my version appears to be newer. Do you have "show pre-release" versions enabled in Impulse?

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 7.3
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 7.3

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.19 (build 290 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(HP w2207 Wide LCD Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Wblind.dll      2010/09/23 15:59:20
Wblind64.dll      2010/09/23 15:59:51
Wbsrv.dll      2010/08/09 14:03:56
SevenConfig.exe      2010/09/23 15:59:27
Wbload.exe      2010/09/07 17:02:35
Wbhelp.dll      2010/09/07 17:02:34
Tray.dll           2009/10/21 10:13:19
Wbload.dll           2010/04/27 11:10:25
Screen.exe      2010/05/26 11:18:43

on Oct 05, 2010

IE9 beta sucks

on Oct 05, 2010

I'm not having any issues with Stardock programs that I've seen yet.  WB works fine.  I am, however, having some issues with WC.  Most of the buttons on the site do not show up unless I hover on them, and I can't post in the forums unless I click either the BOLD, ITALICIZE, or UNDERLINE button first.  I usually choose to italicize.  Not a big deal since it is a beta afterall.  So far I really like it.  I like how you can drag the Favicon to the taskbar.  Some sites then have built-in jumplists from the taskbar icon.   (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  That's pretty cool.

on Oct 05, 2010

Most of the buttons on the site do not show up unless I hover on them

That is by design. See this thread.

on Oct 05, 2010

Thanks CarGuy, I now have the latest version and all seems fine right now.

But some of the features such emoticons are nowhere to be seen. I also downloaded the Firefox 4 beta and I like it very much. All seem fine on FireFox 4 beta. I'll use it for now for my wincustomize needs.

 

Nonetheless, I'm a happy Teddy bear

 

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.9
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 6.8

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.19 (build 290 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic Non-PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

Wblind.dll      2010/09/23 15:59:20
Wblind64.dll      2010/09/23 15:59:51
Wbsrv.dll      2010/08/09 14:03:56
SevenConfig.exe      2010/09/23 15:59:27
Wbload.exe      2010/09/07 17:02:35
Wbhelp.dll      2010/09/07 17:02:34
Tray.dll           2010/04/01 17:40:19
Wbload.dll           2010/04/27 11:10:25
Screen.exe      2010/05/26 11:18:43