Experts Exchange site on IE9

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
A couple of weeks ago the Experts Exchange site went from the nice gui to this overlapping jumbled view.  I cant figure if it was a windows update or something with java.  How can I make the view look nice and crisp like before
Question by:cobmo
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    Expert Comment

    If it's anything like IE8, I'd check a couple things:
    1.) When you open the site, does IE indicate "Protected Mode: On" in the lower right?
       If so, you may need to add the site to your Trusted Sites list for it to function properly
    2.) In "Internet Options", "Security", is the Internet Zone setting at <b>High</b>?
         You could move that to <b>Medium High</b>, which is the default of IE7
    We we having to add 99% of all the sites to the "Trusted Sites" zone for them to show up properly in IE8.  We eventually discovered that the Internet Zone had been switched to <b>High</b> as the new <u>Default</u> in IE8, so we remove the sites from the "Trusted Sites" zone and set the "Internet" zone to <b>Medium High</b> and all is well. :)

    Author Comment

    Well I added it to the trusted site and thought it worked.  When Im not logged into Experts Exchange, the gui looks fine.  As soon as I log ini it goes ugly.  Cookie maybe?
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    Expert Comment

    Hi cobmo, that is really odd, have you considered reporting this to the bugs zone?
    To speed up performance, Internet Explorer 9 uses the power of your computer's graphics processor, also known as a GPU, to handle graphics-heavy tasks, sometimes though certain graphic cards cant handle the power of the new Internet Explorer 9,
    By default, Internet Explorer 9 uses GPU Rendering mode (hardware acceleration).
    However, some outdated video cards/chips and video drivers do not support GPU hardware acceleration.
     If Internet Explorer 9 determines that your current video card/chip or video driver does not support GPU hardware acceleration, Internet Explorer 9 uses Software Rendering mode (off).
    If GPU hardware acceleration is turned off, then you may experience slow performance when you browse a webpage using Internet Explorer 9.
    so you need to use Software Renderring instead of GPU, you can turn this on or off in the tools Internet options Advanced<at the top of the list

    Author Comment

    I turned it on and closed IE reopend and the same.  I also have this look on one of my servers so now it is not isolated to just my PC.  My guess is a MS update because nothing else has changed.
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    Accepted Solution

    this overlapping jumbled view<< try changing the skin to Expert instead of premium.
    It's not a fix but rather maybe a work around.
    Look over to top right "My Account" below this Profile >Skin
     overlapping jumbled view<< sounds like  you have you modified the look of your web pages by adding a zoom?
    Open the VIEW at the scroll down to ZOOM
    The Problem with Changing the Size of the Text
    May also be your video card drivers are outdated to run 2D, Internet Explorer  new  browser
    every windows updates only updates somethings and mya bring out problem areas with outdated video cards old display monitors. Not that they are old but MS wants you to keep buying.
    Which windows do you have there cobmo, xp or windows 7?
    IE9 text overlaps

    Author Closing Comment

    View was set to 125%.  Changed to 100% and the overlap behavior went away. thanks
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    Expert Comment

    Thanks, I knew it had to be something simple like that


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