There was at least one good thing about IE7, at that is it allows you to have open up to 4 windows at one time (with supposedly no degradation of speed). That way, I could open my blog, gmail, Bloglines and Michele all at the same time, and it was fairly easy to click from one to another. However, IE7 also provides a "phishing filter" which is supposed to weed out sites that do something bad (I can't remember what phishing is). When I loaded a blog or some site that I had not been to before, it took absolutely forever (well, it seemed like forever) to load. The little window across the bottom of the screen had a small square window with green waves going across it, to indicate that they were checking for "phishing". Well, Microsoft ought to get all the bugs out of it before it releases a new software, don't you think?? So, I wanted to get rid of this piece of crapola, but I was not clear on how to do it.
In our local newspaper, there is a weekly column called "Stump the Geeks". Maybe you have it too. Some wonderful person wrote to them, complaining about IE7, and on Sunday they gave instructions on how to delete it and go back to IE6. God bless 'em - I just did it and it worked and now I am back to the speed I used to have! It's so freaking fabulous it makes my head swim!