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#1 bradavon

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 23:57

I understand this green button is supposed to appear but no matter what I do, it does not. For example I understand eBay supports it, so I search for something, move over an item but no green button appears (nor does any toolbar button appear).

If I click here:

http://www.ieaddons....om_Live_Search/

And try to add the Weather Web slice, all it actually does is load a new tab with:

http://search.live.c...ather&form=QBLH

Not exactly useful. What am I doing wrong? Thanks


#2 OP bradavon

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:12

Anyone? Thanks.

#3 iron2000

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:33

Theres a bit on adding web slice here:
http://blogs.msdn.co...explorer-8.aspx

#4 OP bradavon

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 00:03

Thanks Iron2000. That link tells you an toolbar button should appear or it should appear when you move over a suitable link. Whenever I go to eBay nothing like this happens. That links also says:

"Try it out with on the IE8 eBay site! Go to http://ie8.ebay.com and type in a product like “swatch watch” in the search box at the bottom right of the webpage."

A: There is no search box, bottom right.
B: In IE8 it just tells you about the three new ways IE8 works with eBay.
C: In Firefox you get what appears to be a Vista and XP eBay Custom build of IE8, which is 32Mb (twice as big as the normal one) but when I run the Vista x86 one it says my version of Windows isn't compatible (also Vista x86).

Besides none of this explains how I'm supposed to use Web slices. Presumably I'm not the only one having trouble working out how the stupid feature is supposed to work, it certainly does nothing on eBay.co.uk or .com.

#5 iron2000

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 04:08

Not sure about that.

Tried adding web slice from here
http://www.ieaddons.com/en/webslices/

And it seems like only the Hotmail and MSN Headlines web slices work.

#6 Eric

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 04:39

Slices on a page have a green box around them when you mouse over them, and the RSS icon changes to a green one that looks like the accelerator icon.

Here's the sample slice page on mine:

[attachment=222994:SliceSample.jpg]

I'm not seeing slice tags on eBay's pages. Maybe they haven't implemented it yet?

#7 OP bradavon

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:08

Tried adding web slice from here
http://www.ieaddons.com/en/webslices/

This site looks to currently be down :( -

"An error occured while that page was being displayed. Someone is looking into this problem. Thanks for your patience."

It's good job they can spell correctly too: occured.

And it seems like only the Hotmail and MSN Headlines web slices work.

Ah, that may explain why I cannot get the Weather one to work. I thought I was doing something wrong.

I'm not seeing slice tags on eBay's pages. Maybe they haven't implemented it yet?

Ah, that would explain it. I guess that ie8.ebay.com link is beta.

Do you have any examples of sites that are enabled? Thanks guys.

#8 dnewstep

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:01

you can learn here..

http://www.labnol.or...for-blogs/8013/

#9 OP bradavon

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 20:01

And it seems like only the Hotmail and MSN Headlines web slices work.

Thanks Guys. Problem sorted. The Hotmail one works fine. How dumb, to realise an entire site of Web Slice add-ons and then have none of them actually work.

Do you guys know of any other working web slices? I've no use for the Hotmail or MSN ones.

#10 FDM80

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 23:32

I also cannot get any ebay web slice content. Waiting patiently for that to come.

Espn.com also has a bunch of web slices.