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    IE8 Google Doodle Not Working

    I know this is very minor but it's bothering me and I wonder what's going on. Today's google page has a doodle of basketball that you play a game with. I was using Chrome checking out my Chrome issue, saw it and was able to play, but IE8 doesn't have the button to click to start the game. Anyone with IE8 here able to see the button and animation? Any idea why I'm not able to see and play this?

    Here you can play even after today I believe and it doesn't work with IE8 either:

    https://www.google.com/doodles/basketball-2012

    Any idea why I'm not able to see and play this?

    It may be that these google doodles use HTML 5 canvas which doesn't work with IE8. Can anyone shed more light on this?

    Thanks

    Last edited by VFN; 08 Aug 2012 at 02:41 PM.
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    Re: IE8 Google Doodle Not Working

    Hi VFN,

    Yes, it sounds like a HTML5 compatibility problem Is there any reason that you haven't updated to IE9 yet? IE9 has HTML5 support and you'll be able to waste as much time on those doodles as you like (like I do!)

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    Re: IE8 Google Doodle Not Working

    Thanks for replying. I haven't updated to 9 because I read that a lot people didn't like 9 or had probems with it. If I do update, should I do so through Windows Update--I've got that old IE9 update hidden right now--or another method?

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    Re: IE8 Google Doodle Not Working

    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    Thanks for replying. I haven't updated to 9 because I read that a lot people didn't like 9 or had probems with it. If I do update, should I do so through Windows Update--I've got that old IE9 update hidden right now--or another method?
    Try IE9 and see how it goes. You can always revert back to IE8 if it doesn't work as you expected, or you just don't like it

    I would do it through Windows Update, because then you're definitely going to get the right version installed.

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    Thanks.

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