Internet explorer problems with online control panel

Posted September 1, 2014 3.1k views

I do not live in a area that has 4G. So when I go to school I have to use the school computers to do my digital ocean edits. Until recently I used Opera portable on a flash-drive to do my internet-ing. However, said memorystick was recently rendered useless by the school banning the use of memorysticks on computers that do not have the latest government approved filter. Anyone who has to work in or with the public sector in the UK will not be suprised that the said security software is currently only installed upon 2 of 211 computers, which the IT bloke tells me he was assured by his government counterpart that it was “enough”.

So rant aside, I have to use a versionless, HEAVILY limited internet explorer package. This has the problem for me of causing (on the DO homepage) the sidebar to cover most of the page. And on the actual control panel itself whenever I try to use the links to move away from the droplet selection screen it loads the next page… and promptly yanks me right back to the droplet selector.

Is this a known bug?
Is there anything I can’t do about it save wait for my Samsung <S3 to slowly chug on the terrible bandwidth?


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Unfortunately we made the decision in our company, basically from day one, not to support IE. We make sure that everything works in Chrome and Firefox primarily, and most other modern browsers like Opera follow suit very well.

IE is basically a nightmare to retain compatibility and given how low the usage of IE is amongst our customers and the tremendous amount of work that it takes to make every compatible we ultimately decided to not actively support it.

In cases like yours it’s definitely frustrating so I apologize for that.