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Windows 10 IE11 Compatibility Mode

I have been using Windows 8.1 Pro for awhile and i can access this webpage by adding it into compatibility view in IE. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 via the preloaded options given. I ...
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Windows Server 2012 Missing Internet Explorer Maintenance in Group Policy [migrated]

I'm trying to set Internet Explorer as the default browser for all users on a clients terminal server. I was trying to do it following this guide however I couldn't get passed step 4 Right-click ...
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Isabel 6 (banking) ERROR: “THE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED” OR “THE PAGE CANNOT BE FOUND”

After installation of Isabel 6 Security Tools, cannot login to the Isabel 6 page. error is ERROR: "THE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED" OR "THE PAGE CANNOT BE FOUND" (SSL and TLS error). anyone has an ...
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How Notepad++'s character encoding works?

Link/Synopsis I've made an "Encoding Test" table on one of my free domains with the sole purpose of gaining understanding of character encodings. Here is the link: ...
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How to download a .mov file using Internet Explorer

When I use Internet Explorer to open a url like this: https://…/movie.mov, it automatically uses Windows Media player to open the link. However, Chrome just tried to download the file. How could I ...
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How to enable Edge mode in IE?

I prefer the desktop IE interface to the new “Microsoft Edge” browser and i have IE setup how i want (ad blocking, etc.) I do not want however to be constrained by the legacy MSHTML/Trident engine, ...
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Local font replacement stylesheet crashes Internet Explorer

I'm using the following user stylesheet in Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 8.1 Update): @font-face { font-family: "Arial"; src: local("Open Sans"); } @font-face { font-family: "Verdana"; ...
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Where can I see my downloads history in Internet Explorer 10?

Is there any database or file that saves all the downloads history in Internet Explorer 10? Something like index.dat that contains all the visits history in Internet Explorer or like downloads.sqlite ...
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strange jsfiddle screen, is this a virus?

I got the picture below when I had jsfiddle site open in chrome when my internet got disconnected. Is this a feature of jsfiddle or is this a some sort of malicious software on my machine? Same thing ...
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Internet Explorer does not show up in Start Search

I have Vista. There was no Internet Explorer (that already looked strange to me). Anyway, I installed IE8 (I cannot use IE9 since I do not have Vista SP2). Now I have IE as a pinned program for ...
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What differences exist, if any, between touch and desktop Internet Explorer version numbering?

A typical installation of Windows 8.1 will have two editions of Internet Explorer: one for touch and one for the desktop. When Microsoft chooses version numbers for Internet Explorer, are they ...
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Google Chrome Randomly Downloading itself

I'm not normally a Chrome user. I use IE11 on a business laptop, running Win7-32bit. Lately, Google Chrome is been downloading itself and changing all my IE shortcuts to use Chrome instead of IE. I ...
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Enable silverlight on the site

I was working with regexp on the site that works on silverlight. When I finished and wanted to copy final regexp, system asked me if I want to allow this app to write in my buffer. I automaticly ...
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Website “unsafe” on Chrome and other browsers

I recently switches to HTTPS with a free certificate from WoSign (https://buy.wosign.com/free/ definitely recommend it because it provides free SSL for up to 3 year and free renewal and multiple ...
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Problems with connecting to internet, except for Internet Explorer, OneDrive and Office

Since a few days or so, I have a problem with internet connection on my Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop. Connecting to Wi-Fi works fine and I can also browse the internet using Internet Explorer - also ...
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internet explorer 10 Enable add-on

When I launch my IE10 browser, I very much want to enable the add-on. I keep getting this prompt. I keep hitting the enable button but dialog box stays there and nothing changes. How do I enable this ...
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Chrome cannot use Virtual Smart Card, IE works fine

In Chrome under Windows 8.1, when logging in to a site that requires a certificate, and trying to use a Virtual Smart Card, I'm getting the message "The security device cannot perform the requested ...
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Open a Word document from a webpage without saving it locally [closed]

When I click on a Word document stored on a webpage, it saves the document to my Downloads folder. I would like it to open directly from the web page. I get this behavior on IE and Chrome. Ideas?
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How to stop Google Chrome taking over Internet Explorer? [duplicate]

I have been using Google Chrome for years. Loved it, up until recently. I had Adblock installed but ads were coming through and disrupting my work. Then Adblock just disappeared from the ...
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IE 11 keep crashing and hanging [closed]

For some reason IE around the company is keep hanging when opening new page or opening new tabs. It only happens to some user not all users. We are using Window 7 Enterprise. This been happening ...
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Is it possible to preload the spell check dictionary in Internet Explorer (10 & 11)? [duplicate]

I'm working with a client that would like to use the built-in Internet Explorer spell check to help their staff with some complex legal and medical terms. We have a list of words, and what we'd like ...
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Cannot manually download updates from download.microsoft.com using three different browsers

So, I have both windows 7 and windows 10 installed on two computers. (Total of four operating systems) And I need to download User-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 update for Windows 7, and Windows ...
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Do Internet Explorer 11 tracking protection lists not block Flash requests?

Can anyone confirm that IE 11 tracking protection lists do not apply to URI requests initiated by Flash? And if so, why would Microsoft implement tracking protection like that?
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IE 11 Operating System is not Supported

Am trying to install IE 11 in windows 7 professional 32 bit OS but it showing error. please find the attachment you get know..please help me out this issue... Error Like, "operating system is not ...
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How to check version of IE on Windows 7 with PowerShell?

I want to check which version of IE I have on my Windows 7 machine. I would like to do this with the command line, either through Command Prompt or PowerShell. Thank you!
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IE on windows 8 Can I remove selected tabs from the restore last session list before the restore

I have windows 8 installed on my system with IE 11.0.9600. I have about 30 some tabs open while searching for some information. I opened one more and IE hung. When I try to restore last session It ...
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Would this registry change affect you or your users negatively?

Would this proposed registry change affect anyone's PC they take care of, or any software you are involved in creating or supporting? If I proceed, it's possible you would see this change on a PC you ...
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Can I download all PDFs linked on a Page with Internet Explorer [duplicate]

I want to download all the pdf's that are linked on a web page. The site contains a long list with links to pdf files. As it is many and I want to download all of them I want to download them all at ...
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Internet Explorer 11 in a terminal (kiosk) with low resolution

We are currently using Porteus Kiosk (Linux) on our terminals. The terminal boots and starts with Firefox open on the default page (our client’s web address). Now we are considering switching to ...
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How to Disable Back/Forward Swipe Animations in Internet Explorer Modern/Metro

I've noticed that when using Internet Explorer in the metro or modern UI, swiping back and forth to navigate pages is very slow and problematic. First, there is a slow forward or backward animation. ...
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Internet Explorer and Synaptics TrackPad Three-Finger Swipe Issue

I am using Internet Explorer with a Synaptics trackpad. Note: My Synaptics drivers are up-to-date! I also have the trackpad set to maximum sensitivity on all relevant settings. I also have all ...
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IE11 intermittently not connecting

I'm at work, running Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 in a corporate domain environment. Our IT department isn't too great with intermittent issues, especially if there's a workaround - they'll just ...
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Will HTA (HTML Application) still be a thing after windows 10 is launched?

HTAs rely on Internet Explorer. IE is about to get replaced, so will hta files also die??
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Why does Internet Explorer 11 Tracking Protection Not Block Certain Requests

I have an IE 11 tracking protection list with the following filter: - .com/c.gif? But when I go to www.msn.com, for example, I see a bunch of POST requests to http://otf.msn.com/c.gif? that appear to ...
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IE Favorites and SharePoint Excel Services Graphs

We've recently discovered a weird issue in our SP2010\W7x64 environment that is bugging the heck out of me. There are a number of sites that use Excel graphs for KPI on our SP farm. If you enter the ...
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How to close Internet Explorer from the Run box?

When using the Run application from Windows desktop, what command would one use to close all instances of IE? I know you can open IE by typing "iexplore.exe" but I need a way to close IE as well. ...
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Internet Explorer Run/Open download location

I'd like to know where Internet Explorer stores a downloaded file if I click "Run" or "Open" instead of "Download". Is it a directory like %temp%?
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Why there is no external addon/extension for internet explorer?

Why there was no extenal[third party] addons/extensions for internet explorer?is it there any technical reason behind it or it was just a microsoft glitch to prevent opensource stuff? what were the ...
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Captcha unification mechanism in different browsers?

How the captchas which are generated from one site could be valid at the same time but in 2 different browsers (e.g. IE and FF)? What makes this separation? How I can find these values or factors? I ...
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Why does Back button in Internet Explorer IE 11 not work in StackOverflow?

If I click the back button in IE when I am browsing in stackoverflow, I see the earlier website web address for a second and but the web address reverts back to stackoverflow. I assume this is the ...
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buttons and input fields are shown with X symbol in MS IE

I have an issue with MS Internet Explorer 11 ver 11.0.14 where most of buttons and input fields are shown with X symbol as in the below image: I am using Windows 8.1 Any advise?
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Can I install IE4 on Windows XP?

I'm experimenting a bit with older browsers, so in addition to some later versions of IE, I thought I'd try installing IE4 on a virtual machine. This is in one of those pre-installed virtual machines ...
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“Display intranet sites in Compatibility View” impacts normal internet sites

When I use the default Compatibility View Settings, internet sites are in Document Mode 7 by default. The culprit appears to be the "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" setting. When I ...
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setting proxy with username & password & proxy server?

IE proxy setting dialog looks like this: Through some applications (for e.g. npm) I've to set proxy details using the following pattern (using their specific api or commandline tools): ...
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2 Internet Explorer (32 bit) processes taking up CPU

I am running Windows 8.1 N Pro x64 and there are 2 Internet Explorer processes that must be for 32 bit. It stays there even if Internet Explorer is closed. I tried ending the processes but they just ...
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how to clear caching? of .url files

I'm doing some scripting that generates .url files in my C:\temp directory. These files are only 2 lines long. For example, as a test, I created a file C:\temp\test_shortcut.url: (echo ...
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How to import only selected bookmarks from Firefox, to Chrome, and Internet Explorer?

I already know, and so ask NOT about, how to import ALL bookmarks from Firefox. Instead, how do I import only SELECTED bookmarks and their folders, from FIrefox, to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE? I ...
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Cannot download from browser inside of my VM

Just as the title states, I am unable to download anything from the browser from within my VM. Forinstance trying to download a windows program called ActiveX from internet explorer inside of my VM, ...
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Internet Explorer: Editing User Agent String so it is Seen By the Server

OS: Windows 7/8 Browser: Internet Explorer 11 Platform: x86 How can I edit the user agent string on a machine to be universally seen by server-side code and web server logs? This needs to be a ...
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Website security certificate page not shown

I access an https:// blackberry website for administration with two different pc, on pc1 appear the security certificate webpage where i can choose to close the webpage or continue (not recommended); ...