Well, after re-posting my un-responsive IE 8 post from a few days ago, a helpful Twitterer, @ego_maniac (thanks for the response), said:
@geogray Unresponsive or slow tabs is usually a bad BHO, try disabling all add-ons in ‘tools>manage add-ons’ except for flash. It should help
So, I go into the ‘manage add ons’ page in IE 8 and start to see what was there. I was really surprised to see the crap that was installed. Perhaps my anger has been mis-directed after all. One of the more interesting add-ons I saw was one I did not install:
CHROMEFRAME BHO from Google.
Why the hell is this here? I did not ask for it. I did not install it. Yet, there it is. I suppose that since it is from GOOGLE, I should just accept it and move on, but, I’m still a bit miffed. Microsoft was pummeled just a few days ago for its installation of the WPF helpers in Firefox. Who is going to pummel Google for this? Well, I will start.
Google, what the heck are you doing, installing software that I did NOT approve? What is this ChromeFrame BHO? Why is it there and when did you put it there?
OK, not much of a pummeling. Seriously, though, what gives? I’ll be looking for the angered masses, or, at least, a few angry bloggers…namely this one.