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Prevent message: “A script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to run slowly”, globally?

What dire unintended consequences will I create for other users or applications if I add this registry setting whenever we install? Adding this registry change prevents this warning message from ever ...
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Can I download all PDFs linked on a Page with Internet Explorer

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); ...
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Edit cookies in Internet Explorer 10

Is there a way to modify a cookie in IE10? (windows 7) I've tried editing the cookie in the following folder but it had no effect: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\
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Add Google as Default Search Provider in IE 11 [duplicate]

Google Chrome becomes more and more unusable: crashing, eating memory, etc. So I decided to come back to IE and use it as my default browser. Chrome used to be much faster. But not recently. It slows ...
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there is a issue with security certificate - ads displayed instead of “continue” button

I'm using https to access one trusted website. By some reason I now receive such strange picture As you can see some ads is displayed. Instead I would like to see regular IE page which allow me to ...
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How can I remove the 'Deltahomes' virus from my browsers? [duplicate]

I am unable to remove the 'deltehomes/istart123' virus from my browsers. I have followed instructions for Chrome,but this time it's not working!(that's changing new tab address etc) Last time,I simply ...
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How to load insecure content in IE through command line switch

Is there any command line switch in internet explorer to load insecure content? I know we got one in chrome --allow-running-insecure-content....is there anything like this in IE?
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insert image from computer in Gmail, IE 11 Windows 7 FAIL

trying to insert (or drag n drop) an image from my computer (upload) into Gmail on Windows 7 IE 11 returns this: "Selected file (xxx.jpg) is not supported for upload. works perfectly in FF and ...
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Chrome & IE can't access local website, while Firefox can. How to debug?

1. Enviroment 1.1 Host machine Windows 8.1 Enterprise Chrome v42.0.2311.152 Firefox v38.0.1 IE v11.0.9600.17031 VirtialBox Vagrant 80 port forwarded to port 80 at guest machine at 192.168.56.101 ...
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Is there functionality in Edge/Spartan similar to about:tabs in IE 11?

I'm trying to configure Edge/Spartan to operate the same way I used IE 11, with about:tabs as the homepage and new tab page. However, in Edge/Spartan, about:tabs just displays a blank page similar to ...
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How to change the about: pages in IE?

My PC was infected by the delta-homes nuisance yesterday. I think as part of it, the about:navigationfailure, navigationcanceled, etc, have been redirected to various adware sites. Where is the ...
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Play mp4 video in Internet Explorer 11 with security level set to high

I am using the html5 tag to embed mp4 videos on a site. They play well in all browsers except on IE-11 but only when the security level is set to high (if security level downgrade to medium video ...
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How can I search of my favorites bar in IE10?

I am using Windows 7. Is there a way to search on my favorites in IE 10, specially in the Favorites bar? I tried different things but I couldn't find any window that let you search. The Organize ...
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Closing IE and other metro apps on touch screen

I'm trying to configure a device for a client who wants to use metro apps on a touch screen. The problem I'm running into at the moment is that the interface for some of these metro apps is not ...
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JavaScript error on embedded Internet Explorer

I have a wallboard setup to display statistics in the office, however the widget that uses embedded Internet Explorer keeps coming up with a JavaScript error. The error can be closed without ...
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home page troubles in IE

I am having trouble in changing IE homepage. Everytime I change my home page to google.com or default it changes my home page into annoying one called http://go.speedbit.com/?pid=s What the heck ...
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Will Windows 10 ship with Internet Explorer? [closed]

The web seems to be full of conflicting messages. "The existing version of Internet Explorer will ship in Windows 10 alongside Microsoft’s new Spartan browser, the company revealed Thursday." - ...
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javascript not working in ie 10 (win7 - 64)

I have tried so many time to enable active scripting, but I cannot seem to get ie 10 (or 11 - i backed down to 10 as a wild stab at solution) to do anything with javascript. Firefox and Chrome both ...
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SOLVED - Open Internet Explorer Desktop version from Start? [duplicate]

Is it possible to pin IE tiles that when you tap it, it open IE in desktop mode? I imagine it will be possible to make a shortcut with iexplorer.exe /somecommand or something like that and then pin it ...
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How to stop automatic popup asking to save/open PDF files in IE 11?

Every page of an ebook which is delivered as a pdf file, has the pop up asking if you want to open or save on each page - extremely annoying. Any help on how to turn this off would be appreciated.
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Why doesn't Google Chrome block all pop-ups?

For example, if you go to the website nba-stream.com and click on a game, the website will open up a pop-up, but since I have disabled pop-ups in Google Chrome in Chrome://settings, I shouldn't get ...
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Using curl to simulate Internet Explorer's auto logon

I have a webpage on my intranet in which Internet Explorer can automatically login using whatever user is logged in the network. How can I use curl (or: what are the HTTP headers I need) in order to ...
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IE homepage for all users without GPO plus IE in startup folder for all users

Can you please suggest me how you did this. I am in a situation where I login into a system as administrator but have to set a specific IE homepage for all local users on that system and also setting ...
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using runas with diffrent user to run “Internet Explorer”, navigated to a simple html page, printing generates permission denied

I am in a situation where I need to run "Internet Explorer" v11 under Windows 8.1 using runas to provide different user account and profile, everything works fine till I try to print. To replicate my ...
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Links not working

When I click a target=_blank[1] link IE11 opens a new blank tab, rather than the expected tab. This works fine in Chrome[2] but fails in IE8, and now in IE 11. I reset my browser settings (Internet ...
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Cannot add a search provider in IE 11 on Windows 7 x64

Just installed Windows 7 x64 and I'm trying to change my default search provider and I cannot. I thought it might have been a Google thing but I cannot ANY search provider. JavaScript is working and ...
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How to remove luckysearches.com? [duplicate]

I accidentally opened an unknown sofware installer out of sandbox and kaboom! It installed lots of useless adware most of which was easy to remove, but even after following the uninstall instructions ...
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Can not disable cookies for HTTPS pages

In Firefox v36 (Windows) I set the Privacy / History option to "Never Remember History", but they still seem to be used for HTTPS pages. For example the page ...