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Why does Google and Youtube think I'm using Internet Explorer 7 ?

ChrisL
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Registered: 13-12-2007

Why does Google and Youtube think I'm using Internet Explorer 7 ?

.... when I've just removed and re-added Internet Explorer 8 to make sure my actual browser is telling me the truth?
(I know, please don't give me grief about sticking with M$!!)
I hope I don't have to clear all cookies, because I rely on saved log-ins to keep me sane....
Help!
Chris
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Re: Why does Google and Youtube think I'm using Internet Explorer 7 ?

Accidentally stuck in "compatibility mode"?
ChrisL
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Re: Why does Google and Youtube think I'm using Internet Explorer 7 ?

Thank you for the suggestion. I've just unchecked the "Display websites in compatibility view" option (of which I was totally ignorant before). Let's see if it does the trick when I re-start....
Chris
GrahamC
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Re: Why does Google and Youtube think I'm using Internet Explorer 7 ?

I think Google doesn't see IE8 as a "modern" browser and is probably enticing you toward Chrome  Smiley
Plusnet Staff
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Re: Why does Google and Youtube think I'm using Internet Explorer 7 ?

Google Chrome FTW.
Chris Pettitt
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ChrisL
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Re: Why does Google and Youtube think I'm using Internet Explorer 7 ?

Yeah, I'm tempted towards Chrome, but suffering from inertia!  I just like the 'look and feel' -- and all the user settings -- I'm used to.....
Anyway, BIG thanks to ejs -- unchecking "compatibility view" seems to have done the trick. I'll post back if the problem recurs.
Thanks all!
Chris