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Old 03-24-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Need internet explorer...


I'm having problems with a couple of email accounts. I've been trying to close them because I'm getting so much advertising junk but I'm havin trouble doing so.
When I go through the process, I get to the final "close account" button but nothing happens, it seems to be some javascript problem.
I remember last time I tried closing accounts on both sites, I was using windows and I could only do it with internet explorer since firefox and opera wouldn't work with it.
Well now I don't have windows installed and I've tried with firefox, opera, konqueror, epiphany and galeon, all with javascript fully enabled. Is there any way I can do it?
 
Old 03-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #2
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using wine to simulate the windows environment will allow you to run explorer.
http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/

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Old 03-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #3
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Here's a novel idea: go to your local library and use on of their windows machines with IE on it.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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Here's a novel idea: go to your local library and use on of their windows machines with IE on it.
Ha, ha. I feel so stupid. That never even crossed my mind.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 07:23 PM   #5
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Ha, ha. I feel so stupid. That never even crossed my mind.
Heh. Well, one problem with my solution is that it doesn't necessarily generalize--wine generalizes more. Also, you really should criticize the creators of those web pages for writing something that only works in IE.

I'm serious. Find out where to mail to in order to complain, then write them an angry letter.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 07:29 PM   #6
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If you have to use IE only sites, and are too lazy to spend time with ie under straight up wine, fork over the $35 dollars to codeweavers. Their crossover office is an excellent product that is very easy to use.

I only use it as a last resort, and for my timecard at work. My company uses Deltek's ET crap. There is a fix for it, but my IT won't fix the file unless it comes from Deltek.


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Old 03-24-2006, 07:48 PM   #7
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Well there are no other windows apps I need so forking out naything seems a bit much to occasionally use IE, in fact it's likely to be another year before I'd need to use it again so I'll probably nip to the library.
I've sent emails off to both email providers about this so I'll be interested to see what they have to say.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 08:18 PM   #8
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Personally, I refuse to have IE on my Linux install---seems to fly in the face of the whole principle of the thing....

Two times I had sites that would not work in FF. Both times, they fixed it.

You can also spoof the "user agent" config --to make your browser tell hosts that it is IE---in some cases.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 04:00 AM   #9
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If you are using Firefox now, you can IETab extension to view the problem creating pages in IE.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 05:08 AM   #10
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try installing wine, Wine runs IE6 very well
 
Old 03-25-2006, 11:21 AM   #11
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If you are using Firefox now, you can IETab extension to view the problem creating pages in IE.

That only works on Windows.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 08:01 PM   #12
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That only works on Windows.
There's also "View IE" and I think a couple other similar Firefox extensions, at least one of which may work in Linux.

You mght check the Mozzila site/forums for possibilities.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 08:45 PM   #13
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Unless you have a Wine installation with IE installed, and can get the extension to reccognize that installation, there is no way of getting those to work in Linux. The extension pages all say the same thing, "Windows Only".

They don't give you the IE rendering engine, nor do they install IE for you. They rely on the pre-existing installation that all Windows systems have. View IE and the others only work by opening up an actual instance of IE and telling it to go to the URL you're at. IETab is a little different, in that it can actually load the IE engine in a Firefox tab, without having to open a full IE window.
 
  


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