IE7 Beta 3 now available in multiple languages

The IE team is proud to announce the availability of Arabic, Finnish, German and Japanese versions of IE7 Beta 3 in addition to the English versions we released a week and a half ago.

You can download IE7 Beta 3 from the following locations:


To get support, all users can take advantage of the following forums:

  • Internet Explorer Feedback (English). Read more about how to use this public feedback and bug database.
  • IE Newsgroup (English)
  • Arabic users can also use the Arabic Internet Explorer newsgroup.

    Phone support is also available for German-speaking users.

    Germany: +49 180 5 67 22 55
    Austria: +43 150 222 2255
    Switzerland +41 848 858 868

    Monday-Friday 8:00 – 18:00
    Saturday 9:00 – 17:00

    Please remember to uninstall any previous IE7 builds before installing this new release.

    Check it out and let us know what you think!

    Tony Chor
    Group Program Manager

    Edit: Updated support number for Switzerland

    Comments (101)
    1. Loginvovchyk says:

      Will is released Internet Explorer in russian language?

    2. Richard says:

      Does the Beta 3 install okay on Vista Beta 2?

    3. I have had issues with the way and are displayed.

      I downloaded the registry fix from the internet explorer site, but continue to have these problems where the page is difficult to read.

      Pictures and frames are scattered. I can send a screenshot if need be.

    4. I am using beta 2 outlook etc re office professional plus.I am receiving emails that have no message in the body of the email;yet my seders say the email has one;I cannot open any message.What am i doing wrong?

    5. mcm says:


    6. pcav says:

      it very good

    7. pcav says:

      I am receiving emails that have no message in the body of the email;yet my seders say the email has one;I cannot open any message.What am i doing wrong?

    8. 杰 says:

      When have chinese language,i wait.

      Thank you

    9. vishnu pindi says:

      i have been using IE 7 for a while now. one thing i like a lot is the RSS feed integration into IE. the ease of use is great. it really rock’s, u guy’s have done a good work. i don’t need to use aggregator’s now to check. keep up the good work and give me some more cool feature’s

    10. Andrea says:

      Please localize it in italian!!

    11. Steve says:

      Is it possible to customize the layout of the main buttons?

      Scattering the home, refresh and stop buttons is just crazy, they should be right next to the fordward/back buttons. I use combinations of back, stop, refresh all the time etc, and home, ah, it needs to be close also. Now if this is just the default and they can be customized that’s ok, but this is really unusable for me.

    12. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Richard: IE7 Beta3 will not install on Vista; you’ll need to wait for the next release of Vista to get the newest IE bits.

    13. I think Tony has forgotten to mention that IE7 will be released in all languages that are also offered for Windows when it comes out of beta.

    14. There’s no Italian Version, I’ve several problems by displaying different sites including myspace (as stated by another comment), it doesn’t respect (or I don’t know how to implement them for IE) different css/css2 tags, there are some problems into displaying some SVG files with movements of complex areas, the ie developer toolbar is not working correctly with this version  (I suppose that is normal).

      I hope that the feedback can help a bit.

    15. Joe Molloy says:

      Unfortunately it seems the issue with IE and Dreamweaver where dreamweaver loeses it’s ftp login information is back after disappearing in later versions of Beta

      Not a good idea to alienate us web developers πŸ˜‰

    16. Zop says:

      Will you release av swedish version of Internet Explorer 7 before it comes out of beta?

    17. Lucas says:

      We Want it in Spanish !!!!!!

    18. modicr says:


      Will there will be Slovenian version

      of final IE7?

      Thanks, Roman

    19. BigAl says:

      Just installed German version. Problems:

      – even if I turn Clear Type off, in Outlook Express the preview of the emails are still rendered with Clear Type.

      I uninstalled IE7 Beta 3 and I was left with some problems I didn’t have before installing the Beta:

      – In Outlook Express when I press "send & receive" I get a message saying that it wasn’t able to connect to the internet. I have the option to try again or to work offline. If I try again, everything works fine.

      – I have a phone directory program that I start from a network drive. Now I get a message saying that it is not safe to start this program because the publisher could not be verified. I can start the software or cancel. On the bottom of the window it says that the file does not have a valid digital signature.

      I think that since I installed Beta 3 and uninstalled it, my system now mixes up my internet and intranet.

    20. 꼬뢈이 says:

      I want Korean version, please.

    21. Wim says:

      When can we expect the Dutch version of Internet Explorer Beta 3

    22. Christoph says:

      I just installed the German version and I’m still quite disappointed.

      I learned to accept that the layout engine is a few years behind most other browser and will stay that way until the next mayor version, whenever that will be. It still beats the more than half a decade old Internet Explorer 6 that will be a pain in the ass of all web-developers for years to come.

      But why is the user interface so … inconsistent? Quite frankly I think it’s just really bad design.

      Unlike almost everything Microsoft released since Windows 95b I cannot change the layout of the toolbars or buttons or anything.

      If I dock the favorite-sidebar … why won’t it stay docked when I reopen it? Everytime I want to browse through feeds in IE7 (like I usually do with Sage on Firefox) I have to click to open it and lcik to dock it and then click through the feeds. When I don’t like something that Firefox does I can usually change it easily and it still has a much cleaner options menü than IE. If I don’t like the way Internet Explorer 7 does something I’m screwed.

      Firefox is getting more and more popular because of its customizeability and extensability. So why is IE7 LESS flexible and customizable than than … well … even IE4?

      I’m not really concerned about me directly. I chose a different browser a long time ago and IE7, while it has some nice features, still lacks way too much to convince me to switch back. But I wish that IE7 was more appealing to the masses of IE6 users so web developers would have it a little easier in the near future. I’m affraid that a lot of people will stick with IE6 for a way too long time because of IE7’s weird, quirky and uncustomizeable interface.

    23. Aedrin says:

      I think that with all change, complaints follow. In my opinion the amount of people that change anything about their IE layout is quite minimal, just as the amount of Firefox users.

      The only thing that people do is install the Google toolbar, and that is about it.

      With IE7 all they did was move around certain features because – from what I’ve read – usability testing showed that their original position was not the most efficient.

      Microsoft is not trying to recreate Firefox/Mozilla/etc. or convert their users back to IE, they are updating their own browser.

      Should IE be released as an automatic update, it will only take a few months for a large group of people to convert to IE7 from IE6. Simply because for a lot of people it is out of their control or it happens automatically.

      The user interface changes haven’t been that big, it still has all buttons that you use just in a different position. In due time people will get used to them.

    24. Donald Bittenbender says:

      When i put a filename into the address bar to download it, like an .exe file, it hangs up, and shortly therafter asks me to DEBUG. This is the debug dump: (IE7 Beta 3, Windows XP Pro SP 2, 1 GIG RAM, 2.7Gig Intel Pentium in a domain workstartion environment)

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322IEExec.exe’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32ntdll.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32mscoree.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32kernel32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32advapi32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32rpcrt4.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32shlwapi.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32gdi32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32user32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32msvcrt.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32imm32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32ocmapihk.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322mscorwks.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322msvcr71.dll’, Symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322fusion.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32shell32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSWinSxSx86_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.2600.2180_x-ww_a84f1ff9comctl32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32comctl32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322mscorlib.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages1_v1.1.4322mscorlib1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089_acdb1128mscorlib.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322mscorsn.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32rsaenh.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322mscorjit.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyGACIEExecRemote1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3aIEExecRemote.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32urlmon.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32ole32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32oleaut32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32version.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32iertutil.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32wininet.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32normaliz.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32secur32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32ws2_32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32ws2help.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyGACSystem.Drawing1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3aSystem.Drawing.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages1_v1.1.4322System.Drawing1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a_72ee4edaSystem.Drawing.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyGACSystem1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089System.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages1_v1.1.4322System1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089_88230569System.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32hnetcfg.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32wshtcpip.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32rasapi32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32rasman.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32netapi32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32tapi32.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32rtutils.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32winmm.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32msv1_0.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32iphlpapi.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32userenv.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32uxtheme.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32sensapi.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32rasadhlp.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32dnsapi.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32PGPlsp.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:Documents and Settingstech50Local SettingsApplication Dataassemblydl2Y3TXWMXC.M46LWQK6C6C.92T6e4e569b0d1581a_13a4c601KerioKeyGenerator.exe’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32MSCTF.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyGACSystem.Windows.Forms1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089System.Windows.Forms.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages1_v1.1.4322System.Windows.Forms1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089_a526a523System.Windows.Forms.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSWinSxSx86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.2600.2180_x-ww_522f9f82GdiPlus.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32MSCTFIME.IME’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32xpsp2res.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      ‘IEExec.exe’: Loaded ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322diasymreader.dll’, No symbols loaded.

      The program ‘[3684] IEExec.exe: Native’ has exited with code 0 (0x0).

    25. says:

      it is sorry that it is not yet in dutch lanquage

    26. Christoph says:

      I’m writing from Germany with a population of 80 million and still a very important market for Microsoft (that’s why German translations are among the first non-English-language beta-versions with every release).

      Firefox usage is among the highest in Europe and currently between 30 and 40% and still rising steadily. Here the the amount of Firefox users is not "quite minimal" at all.

      I don’t have a problem with the new position of the buttons, I’m all for a clean and uncluttered interface. But that’s not what IE7 currently offers at all. Now there are two button-toolbars in IE7, one that I can customize and one that I can’t. The customizeable one however shares its space with the tab-bar and per default is split in the middle so that some options can only be reached by klicking on some tiny >>. For the avarage user the new interface is confusing as hell. For the advanced user it is frustrating as hell since he cannot change anything.

      And why does the sidebar work counterintuitive and different from any other sidebar? I have the choice to dock over and over again it every single time I open or read one bookmark or one feed and then reopen it to click on the next one.

      I seriously doubt that Microsoft will deploy Internet Explorer 7 as an important update via Windowsupdate. And people just don’t download optional software from there. IE7 will most likely not be deployed via the autoupdate feature and IE6 will stay with us for a long, long time. I’m sure I still have to use all kinds of tricks and workarounds to make a website work alright in IE6 in five years from now πŸ™

    27. Aedrin says:

      "(that’s why German translations are among the first non-English-language beta-versions with every release)."

      That’s not the reason Microsoft has stated. According to a previous response in this blog the languages for beta versions are chosen only to test language differences.

      Hence there not being a Spanish beta version available.

      "Firefox usage is among the highest in Europe and currently between 30 and 40% and still rising steadily. Here the the amount of Firefox users is not "quite minimal" at all."

      Companies still are, and should be, wary of Firefox. It hasn’t reached maturity and the security thing is mostly like the Windows vs. Mac dispute. The only reason there aren’t many security threats is because the amount of IE users is far larger than Firefox users. Perhaps some countries are getting closer to a balance, but it will be a long time before it is global. By that time something will change drastically that will create a whole different situation.

    28. Jerry says:

      For those that can’t wait for MS to iron out all the bugs and release IE… see what the competition is cooking up!

      The first beta of the award winning Mozilla Firefox Browser is out!

      Works on Windows, Mac and Linux, and is available in 29 different languages!


    29. Jerry says:

      oops, that should be "first beta of Firefox 2.0"


    30. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @BigAl:  To fix the Zones issue, click Tools | Internet Options | Security | Local Intranet | Sites, and check all three checkboxes.

      @Christoph: Yes, German is an important market but as Aedrin notes, the primary reason for choosing German is that it makes for a good test case, because strings in German are typically much longer than the equivalents in other languages.  This is great to test for UI overlaps, etc.  In contrast, Spanish text has characteristics much like English and hence finds fewer bugs.

    31. David says:

      what time the chinese vision?

    32. Tony says:

      Good job with the new beta!

      Is there a way to change the automatic domain filling (with ctrl+enter from the address bar) back to .com since with the localized version it adds my country domain instead?

    33. amparo says:

      Firefox 2.0 is great! Microsoft is finished..-

    34. Howard says:

      I can’t get registed with the IE Feedback bug site, so I’ll just post my issue here.  

      I use bare favorites, as well as folders with favorites on my Links bar.

      1. Right-click and choose rename on a bare link: Expected and Actual: Get the rename dialog.

      2. Click on the folder to expand the shortcuts, and then right-click on a shortcut in that folder and choose rename.

      Expected: same rename dialog

      Actual: nothing happens.

      IE7 Beta 3 5450.4

    35. DJ says:

      I have downloaded Beta 3 but cannot find the earlier version of 7.0 on the "Add and Remove" list. Any suggestions?

    36. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Tony: In Tools | Internet Options | General | Languages, what do you have in the "Prefix and suffix" options?

      @Howard: For #2, which UI entry point are you using for rename?  Using the Favorites center, I can rename Favorites in subfolders without a problem.  Ditto for the Favorites menu. (I am using a later build, so this may have been fixed).

      @DJ: Did you try clicking "Show Updates" on the Add/Remove applet?  If it’s not listed under "Windows Internet Explorer Beta 2" check under the Updates for Windows XP.  If it’s not there, look inside C:windows$ntuninstallie7b2 or similar for the spuninst folder and run spuninst.exe

    37. cosh says:

      Hi. The new IE7 is blocking browser based applications. we have an application which hosts the ie and uses internally activex controls. for allowing script and controls we have implemented an own security and zone manager for the hosting application (atl based, as described in the msdn). since ie7 beta 3 the active x control are blocked. so i assume you implemented new sec. and zone managers, hugh?

    38. Tony says:

      EricLaw [MSFT]:

      "@Tony: In Tools | Internet Options | General | Languages, what do you have in the "Prefix and suffix" options?"

      There I can set the prefix and suffix options, but with suffix there’s only the option for Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut. Sure I can use that to produce ".com", but I’ve used to have it in Ctrl+Enter.

    39. Walmo says:

      IE 7 is really good and fast, I’ve a small suggestion,,, the messege that jumps on my face when I’m redirected to a trusted site (in the trusted zone) shouldn’t jump each time, a [ ] don’t show this message again check box will be good

    40. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Tony: To change what happens when you hit CTRL+Enter, try this tweak…

      @Cosh: Replacement security managers should still work.  Please file a bug with full details of your implementation.

    41. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Walmo: If you’d like to disable this security feature, choose Tools | Internet Options | Security and click the Trusted icon.  You can either raise the security slider, or click "Custom" and set "Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone" to "Enable".

    42. Tony says:

      That’s a great tweak, the Ctrl+Enter works well now, thank you!

    43. Dennis says:

      I musst install it 2 semains!! The Programm is very vell but the buttons of IE7 BETA 2 was better than the buttons of Beta 3

    44. Myspace complainers…

      Browsers take code and display what they interpret. If they get junk, interpret junk, then you will see junk.

      Live’s homepage had 58 errors, Myspace 107, and Yahoo 285.

      Let us keep in mind that the overall quality of the entire world wide web’s clientside code is not even worthy of being called junk. Myspace’s frontpage alone has 107 validation errors. One or two errors with application/xhtml+xml that still render in Firefox are forgivable (such as duplicate id attribute values) but I have rarely witnessed a competently created website.

    45. Actually, I was a bit disappointed with IE7 at first and have serious questions in mind as well.

      First of all: "Huge Memory requirement" , this is what saddens me most. 40 mb’s per tab is not something really nice and imo, needs to be looked at.

      Second of all, allowing we old schoolers, to put "Menu bar" at top especially if not using Vista

      IE7 beta 3, possibly known bug that places "wrong" images from cache as background images which was not in beta 2 as far as I remember.

      Hope those bugs are fixed and here comes our ultimate browser.

    46. You can use the original IE6 executable to use the decent GUI with IE7’s rendering engine located at…


      I agree that the registry tweak is unacceptable but my criticisms of IE7’s GUI are nothing new to the IE team here on the blog. I just don’t know why everyone decided to jump on board with me until the last minute, thanks. >__>

    47. IE team, how do I set the security settings so that the JavaScript on my homepage (which is on my hard drive) isn’t disabled and I don’t have to allow it each time I open up IE? I’ve set the security to it’s lowest settings once and still wasn’t able to figure it out. Thanks!

    48. thongvan says:

      to write e-mail in french, I used to use Alt+0233 to get an e with accent. With IE7 I can’t do it. Help please.thx.

    49. Dave Massy says:

      John A. Bilicki III,

      Take a look at the Mark Of The Web at

      This will make a page from your hard drive run as if it were in the internet zone.



    50. Justin Buck says:

      I just uninstalled IE 7 Beta 2 so that I could install beta 3… now not only can I not install beta 3 but I can’t install any other updates for my computer…

      Is this a known issue?  If so, how do I fix it without reinstalling windows.

    51. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Selcuk: Thanks for trying the beta.

      >"Huge Memory requirement"

      I’m seeing <50% of the memory usage you’re describing.  What toolbars and browser extensions do you have installed?

      > "put "Menu bar" at top"

      See the Tweaks page at

      > "wrong" images from cache as background images

      Please provide a URL that reproduces this problem.

    52. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Justin Buck:  We’ll need more information to help you out.  What happens when you try to install updates?  Do you see any messages?  Where are you downloading updates from?

    53. unfed_neuron says:

      Guys, dont forget India, make IE available in Hindi also…

    54. I went to use the search feature to search for something via Yahoo and I can’t add any search providers because every time I clicked on any provider it was as if some unknown force was against me doing so. Now I know it was working in the previous beta so assuming there are only good folks here playing nice and honoring net neutrality could we have that restored to it’s former glory please? I actually use MSN for a lot of searching but I only do so because it’s an option of my free will.

    55. Sam says:

      Don’t have Chinese versions? Over 1,300,000,000 people speaks Chinese!!!

    56. Wellington says:

      I want it in Brazilian Portuguese (pt-br).

    57. bell says:

      do you know that your stupid IE7 could not open multiple tabs? why did you design it to be in tabs mode? every time I try open a new tab the whole IE exits suddently. Come on, if you can not do it good, then just stay where you were. It’s rediculous to have a tab-designed browser which cannot open a second tab at all.

    58. Some feedback on the integrated RSS reader:

      I’d like to see the number of unread items after each feed name, or as an alternative, the date of the last update.

    59. Mikey says:


      No offence, but have you considered that what you’re experiencing is an isolated bug? Do you honestly think that now, at Beta 3, Microsoft would have shipped a version that is incapable of opening >1 tab?

      It’s a beta, it has bugs. Maybe you should look up the meaning of the word:

      <a href=""></a&gt;

      "It is likely to be unstable but useful for internal demonstrations and previews to select customers, but not yet ready for release" is the key sentence!

    60. Fduch says:

      @Mikey his bug will be closed in an instalnt with "by design" or "not repro"

      So from MS point of view its not bug

    61. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @All: Microsoft will release IE7’s final version in the full set of languages.  

      As stated many times before, we localize betas in descending order of likelihood that a given language will uncover unique language-related problems.  

      For instance, German is good to discover clipped dialog text.  Japanese is used to discover problems with complex scripts.  Arabic is used to discover problems with right-to-left languages.  Etc…

      @Bell: The most likely problem is that you have an older version of Google Desktop search installed.  This is a known problem which they corrected in later builds.

      @John A. Bilicki III: ""some unknown force was against me doing so"

      Please explain what exactly happens with exact URLs and repro steps.  Your description doesn’t give us much to go on– at the moment, I’d have to recommend the Ghostbusters!  πŸ™‚

    62. Thanks to Dave for his earlier response!

      Eric, I think it has to do something with a broken script on the add search providers page…

      Element not found, maybe it went stealth? I’m not an expert with JavaScript by any means!

      Also the external links on my site (intended to open in new tabs/windows) do not open in new tabs but rather new windows.  I think someone mentioned that before but it’s the only other bug I’ve noticed in this beta.

    63. It is well known that IE fav icons normally will only last until your IE Temp files are cleared. I have to use a 3rd party application to keep my fav icons in place. We hope you do something about this. Thank you

    64. Umm, one other bug I just noticed here.  When you are in the Change Search Defaults window and have a different browser other then IE as the default the "Find more providers…" link opens in the default browser! Of course this link should force the page to open in IE if it is to be put to it’s intended use!

    65. @EricLaw [MSFT]

      Warning: This is a table heavy web page.

      There are many mini-images inside tables and as backgrounds, here is my screenshots of what’s happening and randomly (sorry for my poor English, so I thought Screenshot might be best to view, you can also find URL I tested in Screenshots as well)

      After random number of refreshes (or visits without emptying Temp Internet files, images turns out backgrounds of some tables and it is quite random.

    66. @EricLaw [MSFT]

      oh and forgot to add,

      This is not just happening on page example I’ve given, it is on other "frequently" visited pages too.

    67. @EricLaw [MSFT]

      Any news on page displays problems with sites such as myspace and facebook being fixed in the next release (RC1)? I would hope so.

      Also, I agree with Hector. I would LOVE to have fav icons permanentely stored, or clearable through a different manner than other things.

      I clear my temps and caches daily, but want the icons always to keep things looking nice in the favorite folder.

    68. Jim Vaglia says:

      When will the final release of IE 7 be available?

    69. iframes transparency is not supported?  i.e.

    70. Rajesh Pathak says:

      I am not able to browse some sites. Some Times it hungs while trying to open some link.

      I getting lot of trouble using IE7. I had never had problems with earlier versions of IE. I would like to know how to get rid of issues using IE7

    71. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Hector Morales Piloni: Correct, transparent IFRAMEs are not supported.  Regarding FavIcons: These are saved with a "sticky" bit and should only be removed if you do the "Delete All…" option.  Given that FavIcons serve to show where you’ve been, it’s probably best that they’re deleted when you do so.

      @Rajesh Pathak: Do you run into this problem if you start IE with Addons disabled?  (Try right-clicking on the desktop icon or Start | Run | iexplore.exe -EXTOFF )

      @Dr_DREW_is_GOD: I suspect that most of the rendering problems you’re seeing at this point are the result of CSS-hacks that don’t work correctly anymore (as they’re not needed).  Sites will need to update their code.

      @John A. Bilicki III: If you clear your cache and try adding a search provider again, does it work?  Does this page work?

    72. Wes T. says:

      Great, the gmail rendering problem I was experiencing with beta 2 has been fixed. I’m 95% happy with IE7 now. My only complaints are the buggy display of digg buried comments (the text of the burried comment disappears after you expand it) and a new rendering bugg with digg, regarding overlapping text. (still happens with beta 3)

      The weird thing is the buried text becomes visible if you switch between tabs. (new bug)

    73. Rob says:

      +1 to Christoph. I too fear IE 7 complicates an already messy browser landscape, without providing the clear direction that moves users out of IE 6 into a truly standards-compliant Microsoft browser.

      Latest issue: I installed Beta 3 (after following the instructions for uninstalling Beta 2, a huge pain in the keester), and neglected to choose any of the three options that came up when the install finished. I assumed they would default to the selected values. They didn’t. So every time I launched Beta 3 I would get a modal dialog asking me to choose values for those three prefs (sorry, can’t remember what they were now). The trouble was, the dialog would not accept any user-generated radio button selections, nor would it accept clicks on the cancel button. It was not possible to use the browser with this undismissable modal dialog, and the only way to dismiss it was to kill the process.

      And here I thought later-numbered beta versions were supposed to be improvements on the earlier-numbered ones. This crap was unusable, so I flushed it. Now I wonder what damage it’s done to my system.

    74. @ Eric, what you suggested didn’t work.

      @ Wes, looks like a CSS clear bug in IE. It happens on some of the Gamer pages on my site though I haven’t looked at the code.

      A comment in regards to Robs…web designers should use Conditional Comments per each version (5.0, 5.5, 6.0, and 7.0) of IE to fix bugs on their site and add any proprietary code (I love being able to use cursors and colored scrollbars). I can’t stress conditional comments enough and I’ve never seen anyone actually use them! Throw IE in to quirks mode and start messing around with your conditional comments. I cleaned up my tableless site pretty well for IE 6 as it renders in quirks mode (XML declaration) and overcame a nasty bug left over in IE7. Besides the pure CSS menus most bug fixes for IE are a snap. Read about conditional comments at…

      Visit my site in IE 6 or 7, click the personal toolbar (on the right side) and disable conditional comments stylesheet and see exactly what I’m talking about. Besides :hover bug in IE6 and older the vast majority of bugs can be overcome with simple tweaking and no changes to the (X)HTML itself.

    75. John A. Bilicki III says:

      I hate to seem like I’m trying to get a lot of attention here but I’ve got a JavaScript / Frame related question.  I can’t seem to keep my frame out of itself when using IE and changing the themes.  I’ve tried the following…

      <script type="text/javascript">


      function breakout_of_frame()


      if (top.location!= location) {

      top.location.href = document.location.href ;






      <body onload="breakout_of_frame()">

      …as well as plenty of other scripts all of which fail to keep IE from rendering the frameset page within itself.  The full explenation here…

    76. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @John: What specifically didn’t work?  Both pages?  What error messages did you see on the EnhanceIE site?

    77. Antonio says:

      Downloaded IE7 but can’t seem to find my favorites unless I press [ALT]. I’ve got no favorites center. Do You download it ad an add-on or is it there from the beginning. If so, how do I show it?

      Im’ using Flock which has all the features (and more) that IE7 is promising.

    78. Brian says:

      Rob, I ran into the same problem.  After I upgraded to beta 3 I couldn’t get past that damn opening dialog.  I had to uninstall back to IE6.

    79. matrix says:

      Many problems with .mht file in IE7

      –problem with creating

      –problem with opening(only from File menu)

      –file opening loooong time,for relative small file.

      Please fix this.

    80. matrix says:

      I just try Opera 9.0 for .mht files

      and match more fast for opening and creating then IE7 Beta 3.

      Please fix .mht in IE7,yes and cannot open .mht file when internet connection is active.

    81. Lorenzo says:

      We Want it in Spanish !!!!!!

      We Want it in Spanish !!!!!!

      We Want it in Spanish !!!!!!

    82. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

      @Antonio: Are you saying you don’t see the yellow/gold star next to the leftmost tab?

      @Brian: I believe the issue with the phishing filter optin dialog is fixed in later builds.  One workaround to try: START | RUN | INETCPL.CPL.  In the Internet Control Panel, click Advanced, and scroll down to the Phishing Filter section, and choose a setting.

    83. Mezcar says:

      Some people on IE7 newsgroup mention that after uninstalling Internet Explorer 7.0 beta 3 that the Internet Explorer 6 has been unstable and not working properly. If encountered by user How do we fix broken Internet Explorer 6.0?

    84. Yong Bakos says:

      Please, please, if there is anything you can do to convince your very smart developers to implement the BUTTON element correctly.

      Since IE4, (since ie4!) it sends the value of InnerHTML instead of the value of the VALUE attribute.

      This means that you can’t have a button label independent of its value.

      Among other issues.

    85. Mezcar says:

      I just uninstalled IE 7.0 beta 3.

      Is this the version i should have: 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.060220-1746

    86. antonio says:

      i want it in italian!

    87. ajaymm says:

      Good job guys. I am really impressed with many of the features of IE7. Maxthon has been my default browser for a long time and you guys have done really a nice job in incorporating most of the features I look for in any browser. I don’t see a option to open a link in a new tab as opposed to a new window. I thought I saw the option once which I right click on the link, but I don’t see it anymore. Is there some setting that needs to be enabled for this feature to work?

      Ajay Mungara

    88. msvista says:

      I have XP prof with IE 7 Beta 3 running; and yeterday upgraded to July Vista CTP; and upgrade was smotth; but IE doesn’t work anymore. It just hangs for ever and need to kill it.

    89. @Eric

      If you go to…

      …and at the top right change the theme (note: default is City Blue) it will load the frameset in to itself for some reason.

      If you first disable JavaScript and then visit…


      …for example you can check out the JavaScript code in the body element. For your convenience it is…

      <body onload="if (location.href != top.location.href) {parent.border.location.reload(); parent.copyright.location.reload(); parent.mplayer.location.reload(); location.href=document.referrer;} else {location.href = document.referrer;}">

      So the temporary page that reloads the frames somehow ends up loading the frameset in to a new frame of itself.

      Any idea? Thanks!

    90. Raj says:

      Some suggestions,

      – Favorities Center (Star Button) is not easy to locate for users

      – Why I can’t I read the feeds within my browser, why does it take each individuals sites to read the feeds, this just becomes a feed like collector, it should read allow you to read multiple feeds with the browser rather then user going to each individual feed.

      – There should be better integration with Windows Live Favorties, I should be able to search my favorite links with in the quick search area.

    91. tester says:

      have used it few weeks


      1. when view in tabs, loading big pages(lot’s of pic download), then click other tabs…the odds to hanging is HIGH!

      2. the go button often replace by refresh button, then click it , the address reset to last successful connected addresss. its a chaos to ie6 users.

      3. some compatible issues.

      4. tabs mode performance is not as good as other browser

      5. why not make add-on manager a command button?it shoud save a lot

      i am bit dissapoint as long time ie user

    92. Frenchy says:

      Lots of french are waiting for the french version of IE7. I’m surprised that there is a finnish and a german versions (languages whiwh are rare), and no french (french language is very used in the world). Can you tell us when it will be available ? Thanks.

    93. kerim says:

      Hey everyone i just wanted to know when the IE7 Beta 3 will be available for the Vista Operating System.


    94. Today we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. I encourage everyone to download the final version

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