Windows Forum will not work in 8.1

Sonny

Excellent Member
Not sure what the problem is but Windows Forum will not let me read or log in in Windows 8.1. It seems to not want to load for me. Any suggestions on how to fix it.

I not sure if I am posting this in the right place. My apologies if not.
 


Mike

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
There are problems with IE11 and XenForo and it is not officially supported until release. Force compatibility mode by going to Tools -> Compatibility View Settings-> windowsforum.com-> add
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
Thanks Mike, I will do that.
 


Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
Or try another browser, I know IE is familiar but it has its limitations and drawbacks.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
Thanks Ralph. Using google chrome and it allows me to log in and read. IE in compatibility mode lets me read but not sign in. Thanks guys, appreciate the help.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
Hi Sonny:
I had the same issues as you are having with IE 11.
Compatibility mode is essential or you will not be able to post from within the browser. And for logging in, try right clicking the signin link and choosing open in new tab, switch to the new tab and see if that will get you past the sign in issue with IE 11
 


Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
Thanks Ralph. Using google chrome and it allows me to log in and read. IE in compatibility mode lets me read but not sign in. Thanks guys, appreciate the help.
Yeah sometimes an alternate browser is a good idea, especially the way IE is sometimes.
For a browser that seems so popular because people know no better or prefer it IE does have severe drawbacks nowadays.
Blame that on web standards, Microsoft seems unwilling to adapt to them and they lose out.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
The issues is likely nothing more than a clash of betas.
Windows 8.1 is pre-release, Internet Explorer 11 is pre-release, the forum software is pre-release.
I'm sure everything will play nicely together at some point down the road.
 


Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
The issues is likely nothing more than a clash of betas.
Windows 8.1 is pre-release, Internet Explorer 11 is pre-release, the forum software is pre-release.
I'm sure everything will play nicely together at some point down the road.
I am sure it will, i did factor in that its a pre release myself.
Though just because something is pre release doesnt mean it cant be good.
After all some of the Windows Vista pre releases were actually better then the final product.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
Hi Sonny:
I had the same issues as you are having with IE 11.
Compatibility mode is essential or you will not be able to post from within the browser. And for logging in, try right clicking the signin link and choosing open in new tab, switch to the new tab and see if that will get you past the sign in issue with IE 11
I will give that a shot next time I log in. Thanks, Trouble!
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
Hi Trouble, Just logged out and logged back in using a new window like you suggested. It worked. I don't know why but have taken to Windows 8.1 and would rather use it than Windows 8 or Windows 7.
 


Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
Hi Trouble, Just logged out and logged back in using a new window like you suggested. It worked. I don't know why but have taken to Windows 8.1 and would rather use it than Windows 8 or Windows 7.
Well I myself do like windows 8.1 more then windows 8, but more then 7 nope.
It still a touchscreen OS, and I have a desktop not a phone.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
I have a desktop and laptop. Using windows 8 and 8.1 on desktop. Windows 8 is now on my laptop. No touchscreen on either one. The only touchscreen I have is my Windows 8 phone. Don't see it as just a touchscreen OS.
 


Ralph Bromley

Extraordinary Member
I just feel its too touchscreen centric thats all, but i am planning on a video comparing it to another UI that is supposed to be for all interfaces, Ubuntu's unity.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
Hi Trouble, Just logged out and logged back in using a new window like you suggested. It worked. I don't know why but have taken to Windows 8.1 and would rather use it than Windows 8 or Windows 7.
Thanks for the update Sonny, glad it worked for you.
That's the whole purpose of testing pre-release software, to find the glitches and determine if there might be a remedy / solution or at minimum a work around until such time as the product's problems have been exposed, reported to the software vendor and fixed and the product reaches a General Availability release status.
Thanks again for testing and reporting back.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
Your welcome, I really appreciate the help you and others have given me here.
 


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