Well today was the day I could no longer put off testing within the new, 'Gold' release of the IE 7 browser. I had been checking now and then, but when issues arose, I kept saying, 'its a Beta - when they've finished playing, I'll get on the case'.
Its not such a terrible effort, considering the enormous difficulties MS face, simply due to their number of users, and the diversity of uses IE is put to. However I'm a little suspicious of a few failings.
The zoom problems, which make screen-readers and Java-script think the mouse is somewhere it isn't, for one. Luckily, our own Zoom feature work fine still. But theirs still needs work. As you will see if you follow the link above, or turn on the screen-read on the bar below.
But THIS made me laugh!
1) Install IE7.
2)As recommended, have anti-phishing switched on.
3) Then click on the link to Free Hotmail in your Links section of your toolbar.
Apparently Hotmail Login (I'm a Live user) is a "Suspicious website". Or so say MS, via their latest and greatest browser feature.
Should we tell them?
I've not tried duping this on any other installs, so may this may be a very rare bug, I have no idea, but I can reproduce after reboot on the VPC XP pro SP2 machine in question...
I have to say that this feels particularly good after so many years of seeing their hideous pop ups telling my users that my software might be a "security risk", after following their own guidelines to the letter on how to develop and deploy applications, for their operating system.
Better go play with Firefox 2.0 now...