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How to make Internet explorer display domain name rather than full url in About:Tab (New Tab) Page

On NewTab (About:Tab) page of Internet explorer, under Your most popular sites, it displays full address of recently or most visited sites. I want it to offer only the main domain of any website, ...
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How to block html5 videos system wide

Background: I am a novice web programmer and frequently use different browsers to test for incompatibilities. I sometimes find myself easily distracted and am trying to block video sites such as ...
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Install Java plugin for IE without manual update or install

I have a client machine with JRE installed. Now i see the problem that java plugin is not installed in IE. Is there anyway i could manually register java plugin for IE without using installer or java ...
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How to change Internet Explorer's initial start page?

Not home page, but start page. For those who are still confused, it's the page that will come up when you open the browser. However, if you press the 'Home' button or press Alt+Home, it will show ...
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Force IE to always display certain file types as plain text

How do I force IE to always display certain file types as plain text. When I click on a link to a file, IE is ignoring the text/plain and rendering the file as text/html.
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identifying new GPOs pushed down from Active Directory

How do you identify the recent and Group Policy Objects that have been pushed down to a client machine? I am trying to identify if any new IE settings were pushed down recently.
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Internet works on Firefox, but not Internet Explorer or Google Chrome?

I have the exact opposite problem as this question, so the answer isn't applicable. For some reason, I can connect to the internet via Firefox on one of my computers, but I cannot connect to the ...
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Names of internet pages not showing on some PC's

We use a custom developed piece of software that helps us with our accounts, orders etc. It is accessed via internet explorer and due to the way it works, only accessible via IE :( On some systems ...
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How to prevent internet explorer of being reinstalled? How to delete IE completely?

I have Windows 7. I tried to remove IE completely. However, windows itself always allows it to be reinstalled again: By going to the option "Set Program Defaults" one can always install IE again: ...
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Server Standard `12 IE 11, OneDrive for Business wont opein in Explorer

We are beginning to use OneDrive for Business and I'd like to create connect to a share or map a drive to our shared folder on OneDrive. All the Win7 user & Win8 users have no problems following ...
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IE8 how to hide “Java is obsolete” bar message preventing automatic script execution?

I have a computer which specifically needs to use Java 6 Update 11 AND IE8. (Updating to Java 7 Update 67 crashes all the web apps of my customer). I uninstalled the new Java and installed his old ...
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How to test IE intranet zone

how I can I tell whethear IE treats the given URL as intranet zone or other zone? I have trouble with Kerberos negotiate auth and I need to know if the problem is with zoning, or zone setting. I'm ...
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Connect to Outlook button missing from Sharepoint

I am using IE 11 to access a Sharepoint site with a calendar. On IE 10 I could see the option to connect the calendar to Outlook, but on IE 11 this option is missing. On Windows 7, downgrading to IE ...
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How to see Session Zero UI on Windows Server 2008 R2

Hello I am seeking assistance with a project I am working on. The project is MVC web application with a WCF service on IIS7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2. The WCF service is using Watin web automation ...
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Experiencing issue sending a PDF that is open in IE through Outlook

There is a user in my firm that is having trouble with a PDF that is open in Internet Explorer. What happens is that this user will go File > Send > Page by email. What should happen is that a ...
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How to make Internet Explorer login automatically to Gmail at start even if somebody logs me out

I would like to make IE log in Google account for me automatically at start, silently without any prompt and keep it that way even if I log myself out then when I restart IE I want it make me logged ...
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Internet Explorer connects to the Internet but Chrome does not

I am having trouble connecting to the Internet with Google Chrome, even though IE works just fine and so does a bunch of other software. Chrome seems to work well on other accounts on the same ...
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AD-DS: IE policy to open links either in new window or new tab

Is it possible to apply a AD-DS policy to force the opening of clicked links either in a new window or in a new tab instead of the current tab in the current window? I know the user could simply ...
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Word Help doesn't display help file but wants to download XML file

Word 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2 When I try to open help in Word (or press F1), instead of displaying the XML help file, I see a window asking me whether I want to save the file with a note that ...
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Internet proxy not working until IE is refreshed

My work PC was recently upgraded to Windows 7, and now I'm noticing strange behaviour: Chrome would frequently, usually within the hour or so, fail to access the web. I get the error "The webpage is ...
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How to disable Javascript Debugging in IE11?

I am building an ASP.NET Web Forms application (not site) and whenever I debug with Internet Explorer, I cannot seem to disable the integrated Javascript debugging with Visual Studio 2013 Pro. How do ...
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Internet Explorer 11 dying when access Favorites (star) button on Windows 7

Internet Explorer 11 (64 bit on Windows 7) has been giving me problems for a while, dying when I push the Favorites button. Unfortunately, one time it didn't die, and the next time I ran it, IE ...
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Gateway laptop running windows 8.1 and IE 11

After a critical update was perfomed i began having issues with IE 11. My email and facebook apps work but the IE app only displays a blank page and says "waiting for ..." in the tab. Also, when i use ...
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Does the Store App in Windows 8.1 use Internet Explorer? [on hold]

Does the Windows Store App use Internet Explorer? Also, if the internet explorer tiled app was uninstalled (if that is even possible) would the windows Store still work? Thanks
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Can I upgrade from IE8 to IE9 only? Not go as far as 10 or 11

I'm currently testing an application in IE8, I want to upgrade to IE9 but when I got to the Windows website, it will only let me upgrade straight to IE11, I can't find any option to only go as far as ...
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Browsers behaving very strangely/not working in Windows Vista SP 2

Sorry, that I'm posting this as a guest, but I couldn't log in. Maybe you can help me. I had a virus and gave this inspiron 1525 laptop to a computer expert, who removed it. I think he reinstalled ...
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Is Zscalar's HTTPS Everywhere for IE affiliated with EFF?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a tool called HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox, Chrome and Opera. But they don't list Internet Explorer. There is a company called Zscalar that provides HTTPS ...
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Unable to play embedded audio in IE11 using RDS 2012 R2

I am currently attempting to play an audio file on an RDS session using Windows Server 2012 R2. When loading the web page in IE11 (which has all of the same settings as a version of IE11 on a ...
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IE proxy settings reset themselves

I cannot successfully save proxy settings for my Windows 7 computer. I already reset my IE, it did not help. I ran process monitor on my computer after entering the proxy settings and found that the ...
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IE DNS lookup hijacked by Baidu

I have a user who went on a trip to China recently. Since they've come back, attempting to navigate to any of their bookmarks takes them to this url: ...
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Address bar should be disabled in Kiosk mode for Metro IE

I want to use Metro IE in Kiosk mode, but restricting the user's ability to navigate to other URLs. The address bar should be disabled completely. How can I achieve this?
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Show Aptana Studio website/code preview in Virtual Machine's browser

Using VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host I have set up a Windows 7 guest and made several snapshots/linked clones with each having the next version of IE on them starting at 8 going up to 11. Yes I know ...
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How to remove baidu / hao123 from internet explorer

I have tried to set Internet options to http://www.yahoo.com.sg/ And have gone to Internet options manage add-ons to remove baidu etc. Still whenever I open my internet explorer, it redirects me to ...
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Why does placing a Word document as input in a Web form launch the process WINWORD.EXE?

I have IE 11 on Win 7 — yes, I live dangerously. I have a Web form, like this. I click Browse... and I choose a Word document. I don't even send the form. The process WINWORD.EXE starts, and I get ...
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Unable to change browser's default home page

After installing Qvod player, my IE homepage was set to: http://www.hao123.com/?tn=97473572_hao_pg I tried to set the home page via IE settings, however it changed back to http://www.hao123.com ...
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Internet Explorer runs whenever I run an exe file

I'm using Windows 7. Whenever I try to run an .exe file, Internet Explorer runs with it. How can I fix this? P.S. .exe files are working fine, but IE runs with them automatically.
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Error installing IE11 - prerequisite update KB2834140

I'm trying to upgrade Internet Explorer my Windows 7 (x64) development VM from IE8 to IE11. Both the online and offline installers fail with a bland error message: The troubleshooter tells me ...
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Can I access the Windows RT Browser in Windows Pro?

Can I access the Modern UI version of IE in Windows Pro? If you can access the Modern UI version of IE how?
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Browsers gets messed across dual monitor in portrait setup

I have recently changed my dual monitor setup from landscape to portrait. The desktop is extended and not duplicated. I'm having a problem viewing websites when the browser spans across two monitors. ...
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How do I answer 'yes' to script error automatically in Internet Explorer?

While navigating on a page, sometimes I get a script error from Internet Explorer. I need to say 'yes' every time it appears, otherwise the page doesn't work. How can I make Internet Explorer say ...
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What is the official end of support for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7?

From http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/?sort=PN&alpha=internet+explorer Releases known as Components follow the Support Lifecycle of their parent Major Product. Which leads me ...
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What is the purpose of the Start Page Redirect Cache registry value?

Under the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main registry key there are a couple of values that I am curious about their intended use. I was looking into setting the default IE home page and ...
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How to revert checkboxes, comboboxes, and scrollbars in Internet Explorer 11 to how they were displayed in Internet Explorer 10?

I recently install IE 11 and I wonder that all checkboxes, comboboxes, and scrollbars are changed. Please see these images: How I can set Internet Explorer 11 to show the classic interface for ...
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NiceAlert (suppresses JavaScript alert) equivalent extension for Internet Explorer [closed]

I live in South Korea which is full of cheap web programmers who don't understand accessibilty or cross-platform, etc. Many major Korean web sites are built by those kind of programmers and managers. ...
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Is there a way to run an HTML file with default browser and a parameter?

I have an HMTL file that I would like to be opened with the user's default browser, followed by a parameter. For example, if your default browser was Google Chrome, it would open as: ...
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Windows 7 IE version mismatch

When I try to upgrade from IE 9 t IE 10 on Windows 7 x64 Enterprise SP1 it runs through the install process and fails. It goes through this process: Downloading required updates Setup needs to ...
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How can I have the buttons “Run” and “Open” work again in Internet Explorer?

I have Internet Explorer 11 on Win 7. I go to the address : https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-stub&os=win&lang=fr The dialog comes. I have the button Run. ...
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What could cause an autolaunch of an Internet Explorer process on Windows 7

We have a very thorny issue going on with an application in a corporate environment. Any clue, no matter how remote, is getting some investigation. We have a client application, written in Java ...
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Windows 8.1 has locked down “c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files” can't manually install/remove plugins for IE

I've discovered that the folder c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\ where IE puts ActiveX plugins that have been installed ... is seriously locked down in windows 8.1 The situation I'm seeing is ...
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Google Docs file association

Can you set a file association in Internet Explorer to open .doc files in Google docs? I use a SaaS application with integrated email that only runs on IE and I would like to open file attachments ...