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I usually squizz through SO by opening the frontpage, then right-clicking on the questions I find interesting or want to help answering and open them in a new tab.

When I open SO in IE7 and do as described above, the page stops responding to PgDn. It works when it first loads, then stops working when a new tab is loaded in the background. If I hit the scrollbar once, it's responsive again. It's been like this for a while.

Even though this is not a major issue, it's still something that someone should look into.

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I can certainly see how you would find this annoying. Unfortunately, the team has indicated that IE7 is now in the same bucket as IE6, development-wise. In other words, they'll only fix bugs that make the site unusable. – Pops Nov 11 '10 at 23:51
@Popular demand: Add your comment as an answer so I can mark it as accepted. Otherwise I'll just use Jeff Atwood's since his is identical (but you were first). – Pedery Nov 29 '10 at 18:25
thanks, but my answer wasn't exactly the same as Jeff's. Just choose his. Besides... he's Jeff. – Pops Nov 30 '10 at 17:59
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Popular is correct -- IE7 is the new IE6.

In other words

  • it is the absolute minimum browser required to use the site
  • we will only fix bugs in IE7 that make the site unusable
  • we do not guarantee the site will look absolutely correct in IE7
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