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Why won't “F12 Developer Tools” disappear from my screen?

I have IE11 (version 11.0.9600.16428) open. I was running developer tools a couple hours back to debug my webpage and then I closed developer tools. Now, there is a light gray rectangular bar that ...
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Can I run IE 11 in Compatibility mode 10

If i add a site to the compatibility list, it runs as if IE 7. .. But IE 7 sucks. The feature missing in IE 11, works in IE 10. So how do I permanently run all compatibility sites in IE10 mode, not ...
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Set URL to New Tab page for IE 11

Does someone know how I can change IE settings for set my own url to new tab page. Home page have to be diferent from new tab page.
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Where does Internet Explorer store the last used upload directory?

I have an image of a user's hard drive from which I need to recover some photos, but I don't know the file names or directory they are stored in. The photos are not in any of the typical profile ...
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Change Browser settings without browser restarting via use another program

I don't understand how some programs (e.g. Baidu PC Faster, Search Protect) change the URL of a new tab page, default engine and home page when browsers run. In Internet Explorer even there isn't ...
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Internet Explorer Opening Local HTML Files in IE7 Document Mode

For some reason, no matter what document type I'm using Internet Explorer will open all my HTML files as a Default Internet Explorer 7 Document Type. If I upload these HTML files to a server they'll ...
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Where does Internet Explorer save the files which I have opened? [duplicate]

I opened an Excel file from Internet Explorer, worked on it for 2 hours and saved it. But now I can't find the file. The file was really important. Is there any way I can retrieve it? I'm using ...
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Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...
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How to set up IE startup web page?

I have an e-machines desktop with Windows 7 and IE 11. When we start up IE, it goes to a web page that has an advertisement in the middle of it and requires further URL entry to go to the desired web ...
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IE 11 on Windows7 getting “this page can't be displayed” or page comes as HTML

I have Windows 7 and IE 11 I have a few problems: Sometimes I get : "this page can't be displayed " when asked to search to search for page Also sometimes Hotmail comes as HTML file, and some ...
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How settings of a browser is imported to other?

Recently I installed Mozilla Firefox in my Windows system. After installation a window appeared asking to import settings from IE. How can a different browser like Firefox import the settings of IE ? ...
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What is the sort key in IE's Favorites menu?

I have few hundreds of bookmarks in Internet Explorer (currently IE10). When I open Favorites menu on the menu bar I can see the bookmarks appearing not exactly in order I added them, but their order ...
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Why would a new EC2 East instance take me to www.google.com.tw?

I set up an EC2 instance in the U.S. East (N. Virginia) region. It's a Windows Server 2012 instance, and the very first time I visited Google in Internet Explorer, I got redirected to google.com.tw. ...
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Size of Internet Explorer tile in Windows 8 [duplicate]

While the tutorials say you can customise the size of tiles in Windows 8, this is not possible with the Internet Explorer tile. Because this is the tile I most often use I want it to be large, but the ...
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Yahoo Mail's Drop-down list for log-out fails to appear

Recently, when I am going to sign out from my Yahoo Email Account from within Microsoft Explorer, the pertaining drop-down list, in which there is Sign Out command, does not appear when I move mouse ...
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How do I restore browser tabs which I have accidentally closed?

Sometimes in my haste to close tabs, I have accidentally closed tabs which I still want. How do I restore a browser tab which I have accidentally closed?
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Facebook not available from today

Till yesterday I was using facebook. There was no problems. When I tried to access facebook today it is not loading either in Google Chrome or IE. Both browsers can't load facebook. Chrome says 'this ...
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Modern UI Internet Explorer - Swiping up doesn't reveal navigation bar anymore?

I'm using Windows 8. When I touch my screen on the Internet Explorer tile, an unfamiliar screen comes up. I can still touch on all sides EXCEPT the bottom of the screen where I used to be able to ...
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How to restrict internet access in Internet Explorer to specific sites? [duplicate]

Is it possible to restrict internet access in Internet Explorer to just a few specific websites? I need to set up a home computer for kids and want to make sure they cannot access any websites besides ...
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Can't log in to site using internet explorer, but chrome and firefox work fine

I was given a link to an online web interface for accessing work related things. I was told that the interface will only work with internet explorer. I mistakenly tried the link in chrome, and a ...
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Make Windows Explorer to have 3D borders

In previous versions of Windows (95 - Xp) the borders of the file and tree panes in Windows Explorer were 3D. In Vista and Win7 the are not. Is there a way to make the borders 3D when using Classic ...
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How can I stop having IE11 ask me if I want to save or open an .flv file?

I am working with 6 different video formats in IE11. If I try to directly open on of the other 5 (not .flv), either Windows Media Player or QuickTime will open up directly and play the video. For ...
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Internet Explorer 11 aborting Requests Win 8.1

I have a problem when accessing my site via in Internet Explorer 11. Requests are Aborted about half the time, within <1ms when I try to load a page too soon after a previous request to the same ...
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Have Firefox open video links in IE Metro possible?

Is it possible that I click a video link (youtube etc) in firefox and instead pf opening in another tab right there in ff, it opens up in IE metro mode? By either a script or a plugin or whatever?
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When does windows 8 cause account.live.com account activity?

Someone recently sent emails from a third-party email address (spoofed to look like me) to a number of contacts of mine. The only place that contact list the email drew from could have come from was ...
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Disable IE 9 Addon on IE startup, w/Powershell and then Enable on IE exit

I know we can disable all addons/exts when we start IE using the "-extoff" switch. But is it possible to disable a single IE addon from a shortcut start or through a script? And then re-enable the ...
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Internet Explorer 11 doesn't show user agent strings

I just got two calls from clients saying that on IE11 they don't see a list of user agents in the dev tools anymore. I tried it myself on my machine, but I do see the list. The only two things in the ...
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IE “automatically detect settings” gets unchecked

we need to have the "automatically detect settings" on in order for users to connect to the internet while in the office. But at times, the setting is unchecked when the user takes the laptop home or ...
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Internet Explorer Touch Delay

I just noticed this today, and now it's really bugging me. Internet Explorer (11 in my case, may not matter), has a delay when you touch buttons or links. Using a mouse is instantaneous, but using a ...
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Internet explorer missing from assigned access list

I'm attempting to use windows 8.1 assigned access mode to create a kiosk displaying an interactive website. The problem I'm coming up against is that there are no browsers is the list of available ...
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Stop IE from being started from a URL shortcut

This question is similar to How to disable Explorer.exe for given user?, but with a key difference: I've already blocked IE, mostly. In Group Policy I have added iexplore.exe to the list of ...
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Switch to certain Browser/Document Mode for certain Bookmark

Is there any way to tell Internet Explorer 11 to use a certain Document/Browser mode for a certain Bookmark/URL? Alternatively, is it possible to make a shortcut that points to the website like so: ...
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SSL error on Chrome, IE, Safari (but not on FF)

I am getting this error on trying to access a couple of sites from Chrome - one is the webmail of our company and another is a banking website. Cannot connect to the real somesite.com Something ...
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Wndows 7, 64 bit xampplite 1.7.3 won't work with IE but works with Chrome

I need to be able to use Xampplite with IE, however I can only use it with Chrome. I haven't set up any password and Chrome lets me go straight in. The messeage I get with IE is: mysql said: ...
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Internet Explorer doesn't preserve cache when forced to

I need to edit an .swf file, cached by Internet Explore (IE version doens't matter), so that when a certain website opens, IE should use the cached file, instead of the newer one. I disabled checking ...
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Ctrl+0 for my own default zoom level for IE?

I would like to assign Ctrl+0 to my own default zoom level in Internet Explorer 11. How can I do this?
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How to open internet explorer in “desktop mode” and not the “windows UI mode” in windows 8.1

Just needed a new laptop and windows 8 came with it.. One of the issues we're frustrated most about is those applications that open in de "windows ui" mode (formerly known as metro-style). Such as ...
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Apache 2.4 localhost very slow and unpredictable

Every so often, in other words intermittently, Chrome, FireFox and IE hang for a long time or sometimes forever and don't display, or don't fully display, a localhost page. A simple test.htm page can ...
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Set proxy settings and proxy authentication

I've asked this question on StackOverflow but it's not getting lots of attention, I thought it would be better to port it here: I'm new to PowerShell, and I'm tired of changing proxy settings and ...
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How to make IE look like Mozilla Firefox in taskbar?

Whenever more than one tabs are opened in IE, the task bar shows all the tabs. But, in the case of Mozilla Firefox, the task bar shows like there is only one tab opened. I want know if there is a way ...
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IE E-Mail Picture via Outlook, embed picture rather than attaching

From within Internet Explorer, you can right click on a picture and get the option "E-Mail Picture...", which opens a dialog and attaches the (optionally resized) picture to a new Outlook e-mail. Is ...
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How to apply zoom-in only to a specific website (not all websites) - Internet Explorer

Is there a way I can apply zoom-in to a particular website (i.e. to not apply the adjusted zoom to all websites, just like Google Chrome does). I prefer Internet Explorer for reading content online ...
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Inject script on every page in IE11/Windows RT 8.1?

I want to automatically load myScript.js in every web page visited in IE11 on Windows RT 8.1. I've read that BHOs and toolbars are not possible on Windows RT. How else can I accomplish this? Thanks ...
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Firefox and Internet Explorer display garbage instead of a specific site

I've got a really weird problem. I often use a specific site, namely www.wunderground.com. For some time, however, both Firefox and Internet Explorer display weird characters whenever I try to open ...
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How to close a browser window open by a scheduled task in Windows

I have some scheduled tasks that opens IE Windows on the background to execute periodic routines. The problem is, as the day goes on, several IE instances are left executing on the background and ...
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Plug in doesn't work in IE 11 on Win7 64bit

I have three browsers, Chrome, Firefox and IE11. Last pass works as expected on Chrome and FF but not on IE 11. It is as if it isn't even installed. I have re-installed Lastpass several time, ...
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How to transfer Google Chrome history to IE?

I switched to Google Chrome for about two months to try it out (on Windows 8.1) and now I am switching back to IE. I can't be opening up Chrome every time I need to access my history. I also get ...
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Why does IE8 running on XP and Win7 Virtual Machine deletes the history while browsing the same site with javascript routing?

I am using sammy.js with my asp.net mvc web application for client-side routing so as to provide single page user experience. I have created a demo application which works fine in IE9+ and other ...
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What's the logic behind the “W” in Control+W to close a Tab in IE?

I like to make connections so I can remember keyboard shortcuts. I get Ctrl+T to open a new tab - but what's the logic behind Ctrl+W to close one?
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How to automatically download exe files in Internet Explorer 11?

In IE 11 and before downloading files there's the annoying bar (as seen here under Internet Explorer 9 & 10). I've been trying to disable it for a while... I tried enabling in gpedit.msc Turn off ...