Windows 10: Windows 10's Spartan Browser Not Planned for Windows 7...

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  1.    29 Jan 2015 #11

    please IE teams: make the address line scalable!!!
    please IE team, giving me ways to block/toggle resource-hogging media/etc content!!
    please IE team, give me a way to toggle REAL privacy/security!

    the shame of it here is that latest iterations of IE are actually quite fast and efficient except for the above nuisances!

    does anyone use Bing???? hated. Bing Desktop is downright dangerous.... reco remove from everything I see
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  2. Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       29 Jan 2015 #12

    Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

    Read what the Register has to say:
    Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'
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  3. Posts : 273
    Windows 7, 8.1, 10 | Linux
       29 Jan 2015 #13

    labeeman said: View Post
    I think it means that you will not see it on Android or other platforms.
    I think not. According to my knowledge, IE spartan will be released for Windows 10 only. Maybe after a long time they may release IE spartan for Android.
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  4.    29 Jan 2015 #14

    cognus said: View Post
    please IE teams: make the address line scalable!!!
    please IE team, giving me ways to block/toggle resource-hogging media/etc content!!
    please IE team, give me a way to toggle REAL privacy/security!
    Sorry, address line scalable? I have no problem resizing the address line. I can't make it multi-line, but I can resize it or even make it full width. What are you referring to? Or do you mean in Modern mode?

    You can certainly turn off various kinds of media in IE. Have you ever looked in advanced options? Have you looked in Flash options?

    MS has the Do Not Track flag.. what else would you want?
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  5.    29 Jan 2015 #15

    hmmm... maybe something changed. last time I looked, there was no way to alter the scale of font used in the address bar. everything else can be zoomed, or defaults changed, but not that [many many have so noted]

    please tell me what build you refer to so I can talk apples/apples
    I am on 9879
    I see nothing in Flash settings that allows the user to toggle a particular flash media window. on/off.
    as to images, there are spam advertising images, and there are useful images. for chrome and firefox there are numerous addons, apps, for nuancing the type of visual content that is allowed. none are perfect [because our desires are as numerous as people] but many are "good enough" to block a lot of the very clever 'sponsored news' that clutters many websites.
    Mystere said: View Post
    cognus said: View Post
    please IE teams: make the address line scalable!!!
    please IE team, giving me ways to block/toggle resource-hogging media/etc content!!
    please IE team, give me a way to toggle REAL privacy/security!
    Sorry, address line scalable? I have no problem resizing the address line. I can't make it multi-line, but I can resize it or even make it full width. What are you referring to? Or do you mean in Modern mode?

    You can certainly turn off various kinds of media in IE. Have you ever looked in advanced options? Have you looked in Flash options?

    MS has the Do Not Track flag.. what else would you want?
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  6.    29 Jan 2015 #16

    cognus said: View Post
    hmmm... maybe something changed. last time I looked, there was no way to alter the scale of font used in the address bar. everything else can be zoomed, or defaults changed, but not that [many many have so noted]
    You didn't mention anything about font sizes. I thought you meant resizing the bar, which you can do. The only way to change the font size is to change your overall DPI settings.

    cognus said: View Post
    I see nothing in Flash settings that allows the user to toggle a particular flash media window. on/off.
    There are settings in Advanced Internet Options...

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    You didn't mention what you meant by privacy improvements.
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  7.    29 Jan 2015 #17

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    I tried it on my own I.E. in Windows 10 this morning and honestly, it's not faster than my Firefox, tuned for optimum performance.

    Oh well, another MS disappointment. I'll file that one along with Windows ME.
    I guess the OS still being in beta form might has something to do with that?

    Microsoft could create the golden goose with the heavenly browser and they'd still get slammed because its Microsoft
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    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       29 Jan 2015 #18

    Do not track flag
    You realize do not track is voluntary for tracking sites.... right :/
    Which means do not track is utterly useless
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  9.    30 Jan 2015 #19

    Well duh! It's the same reason why didn't make DirectX 12 for 7 or IE 9 for xp, it removes incentive for people to upgrade for one, the other is working backwards through older technology and code to make something like a new browser run flawlessly. There is no point in doing that when Microsoft's already targeting the ENTIRE marketshare of 7 to upgrade to 10 for free.

    But considering Microsoft as of late, I really wouldn't be too surprised if they did or at least built it for android and ios. Cortana is already known to be considered for development beyond Windows, Spartan could possibly as well. That would be a BIG deal because that would mean that is the first browser since the '90s that's been beyond Windows.
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  10.    30 Jan 2015 #20

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Do not track flag
    You realize do not track is voluntary for tracking sites.... right :/
    Which means do not track is utterly useless
    And there's no way a browser can prevent a server from tracking what the user is doing... it's impossible, so the only possible privacy tool is a voluntary one in which both sides follow the rules.

    A voluntary flag is better than no flag at all, since that means at least those who are following the rules will not track you.

    Simply put, there is very little a browser can do to prevent servers from tracking what you do.. Everything you do leaves tracks... from internet router logs, to web server logs, to network traffic analyzers and data aggregators. Once it leaves your computer, you have no control over it.
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