Windows Internet Explorer 8 is a web browser developed by Microsoft, released on 19 March 2009 for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7.

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Use bat script to add trusted site for IE

I just wrote a bat script file which add trusted site for ie. In my bat script, I add a entry to this location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet ...
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How do I reset the “Close this dialogue box when download completes” checkbox in Internet Explorer?

How do I reset (to the default setting - unchecked), the Close this dialogue box when download completes checkbox in Internet Explorer? The problem is that the internet connection we have is so fast ...
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IE8 Printing Issue - Shrink to Fit is not Shrinking, right side getting hacked

I'm having this problem in a Sharepoint Extranet site. Several long/wide forms and grids are getting their right sides hacked off when printed. In IE7, Shrink to Fit solves this problem. However in ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt?

What command line options can I use for opening multiple tabs in IE 8 from the command prompt or a .bat file? I've tried the URLs separated by "", commas, <> and |, but nothing has worked.
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IE8 how to hide “Java is obsolete” bar message preventing automatic script execution?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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Web shortcuts (.url) not working on Windows 7

I'm experiencing several symptoms, but I believe they are all related to web link files not working. First, I can't create we link files anymore. When I try New > Shortcut and put an URL, I get the ...
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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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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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Opening IE10 in IE8 compatibility mode

I'm wanting a way to open IE 10 in IE8 mode - I can activate it using the F12 dev tools menu after its opened, but ideally I'd like a switch or something so I can open it already in this mode. Is this ...
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Why don't the keyboard shortcuts (e.g. hotkeys like Ctrl-C) work in a SharePoint rich-text field?

I use SharePoint 2010 via Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. I have a standard input mask for a task consisting of text fields, rich-text fields et al. In text fields, I can use keyboard shortcuts ...
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Prevent new window opening at Internet Explorer bookmarks toolbar

There is a computer with Internet Explorer 8, Tabs are disabled completely. When the bookmarks on bookmark toolbar is clicked, they are opened in a new window. The need is; they should open in the ...
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Issue with proxy configuration

I have a Win 2008 R2 server with IE10 installed on it. In the IE (and on firefox too), when I use option "Use Automatic Configuration Script" (this is as per the company policy to access internet) I ...
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Remove menu bar from IE8 or just disable copy and paste

How do I remove the menu bar from IE 8 for the student account? Or even just the Edit menu, or just eliminate the ability to copy and paste? I'm using Windows Steady State to configure student ...
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Internet Explorer 8 – icons on Favourite Bar is not full colours

Some of my icons on the Favourite Bar are stuck in 256 colours. I have even rebooted, cleared the IE cache, run CCleaner, etc. but still no changes. This happened when I remote controlled my Windows 7 ...
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Security warning in IE for non-secure content

I'm faced with strange behaviour in IE8. There is an HTTPS web page which contains an IFrame pointing to non-secure page. When I receive a security warning from IE, if I choose "Yes", I see ...
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Install Adobe Flash 64-bit in IE8 on W2K8 R2

The situation. The BBC iPlayer worked in IE8 before I upgraded to W2K8 R2. The BBC iPlayer works in Mozilla now! In IE8 the iPlayer tells me to get Adobe flash, when I go to the Adobe site I get ...
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Install IE8 on Windows 7 VM

I created a Windows 7 x64 VM on Windows Azure but it came with IE11. So I removed IE11 from "Turn on and off Windows Features". After reboot, it still doesn't give me an option to rollback to IE8. ...
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Can't find IE8 for Windows7 [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 7 and I need to test a web application in IE8. I can't seem to find a version of IE8 anywhere for windows 7. Can IE8 even be installed in windows 7?
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What is the best way to set up a proxy server for IE8? [duplicate]

I have a client who is accessing my website through a proxy and is getting different results then the clients we are accessing my site directly. I want to replicate their system, how can I set up a ...
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IE8 can't download files

We have a windows xp machine running IE8, if it tries to download files the download either sticks @ 0% and nothing happens - no error, no progress bar - as if the download isnt starting at all. ...
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Is Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP still supported?

Can anyone confirm if Internet Explorer 8 will continue to receive updates on Windows XP? I know that XP is now EOL but does that mean that IE8 on XP will no longer receive security updates either? ...
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IE8 Refuses to run Javascript from Local Hard Drive

I have a problem that just started at work recently and the network manager is certain he did not change anything with the group policy. Anyways, here is a detailed description of the problem. My ...
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IE 8 blocks Google as “unsafe”

So, out of the blue, I open up Internet Explorer to get my iGoogle page. Instead, I get a blood red background with a white rounded box quote "This website has been reported as unsafe - ...
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How to force Internet Explorer (IE) to REALLY reload the page?

When using Internet Explorer 8 to test my web application I often find it doesn't reload the page, so I don't see my changes. This has resulted in a lot of wasted time and frustration wondering why my ...
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Internet Explorer 8 still edit html in Expression?

In previous versions I could click an edit button on the toolbar and open up a copy of the web page I was viewing in a specified HTML Editor. Can I still do this-with one click-in IE 8? I have set ...
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How can updating the Java Runtime fix page freezes in IE on a website that has NO Java Applets in it?

We have a product written as an ASP.NET website deployed at over 70 sites. Recently, one site reported an issues where IE8/9 browsers would hang at certain post-back points, and would require the ...
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Wikipedia Images don't show up in browsers

It's a weird issue with wikipedia which had left me frustrated. When I go to wikipedia, with different browsers ( IE8, Chrome3, Opera10 ) no image in the site will show up. Even right-clicking the ...
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Flash standalone installer for Win 2008/64/ IE8

I am working on a x64 Win2008 server that does not have external network access. The software I'm working with uses flash, but doesn't install it. I need to find a standalone flash installer that I ...
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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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Script Error when trying to print a page from IE8

Get the following "Internet Explorer Script Error" when trying to print from IE8 on XP SP3: ! An error has occurred in the script on this page Line: 291 Char: 1 Error: The specified module could ...
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What is wrong with my Internet Explorer?

I have a brand new laptop, Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB ram, running 64-bit Windows 7. It came with IE 9, which locked up 50% of the time. I eliminated Silverlight, thinking that could cause some ...
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Uninstall the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 8 (Windows 7)

Can I uninstall or override the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, so that it won't get activated as the default browser? I would like to leave the 32-bit version installed.
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How do I set IE8 default start-up arguments?

I want to set IE to start with arguments every time launch it or he get invoked by an another process. The argument is -nomerge
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Quickly toggling between Java versions in Internet Explorer 8

I have two web-based applications that are very picky. Both prefer Internet Explorer 8. One site requires Java 6, while the other requires Java 7. Is there a quick way to toggle between Java ...
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How can I run legacy versions of IE (IE7/IE8) on Windows 8?

I'm doing web development on a Windows 8 system. I'm running the latest IE, but I need to test the app with older versions of IE as well (especially IE7 and IE8). Is it possible to run these legacy ...
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How to “load unsafe script” in google chrome frame

Since a week or two one of our web applications is having issues. Because in our corporate environment only IE8 and Chrome latest version are allowed, the web application was made to work in Chrome ...
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Drag and drop images from a webpage into a local folder

I used to have this problem on my Windows XP, and then Vista computer and managed to find a fix to stop it happening - but I can't find any information this time round. I am using IE8 and Windows 7 ...
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Where is the registry location for IE settings?

Where is the setting (registry I'm assuming) that holds this Advanced setting for Internet Explorer 8: "Disable script debugging (Internete Explorer)" I keep needing to uncheck when debugging ...
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Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8: no grouping per browser instance?

The following picture shows two open instances of Internet Explorer 8 on my computer: The system groups them as one instance showing all the tabs. I want to distinguish not even the tabs but also ...
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How can you go from IE 8.0.7600.16385 to IE 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7?

Simple question: How can you upgrade Internet explorer from version 8.0.7600.16385 to version 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7? There doesn't seem to be much of an "Update button" anywhere on IE for this ...
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How do you use the Ruler in the IE8 Developer Tools?

I have no idea how the Ruler is supposed to work in the IE8 Developer Tools. I am obviously missing a simple step somewhere. Here's what I'm doing: Open IE. Load a web page. Open the Developer Tools ...
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In IE8 and IE9, opening links in new tabs does not work properly

When I attempt to open links in IE8 on a Windows 7 PC the tab launches but the web page does not open. This has only started happening in the last week and no obvious software changes have been made. ...
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Security Warning Window in Internet Explorer

I am trying to download file from Internet Explorer 8 and I am using the following URL http://servername:8080/apps/controller?getfile=test.xls I am getting Security Warning window when I click URL, ...
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Inconsistent options when saving files from Internet Explorer

I have two identical files. stored in two different locations on SharePoint. When I try to download one, I get the options: Open, Save and Cancel. When I try to open the copy in another location, I ...
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Windows Update preventing Internet Explorer 9 to download files from the internet

In the last 2-3 weeks I have been getting this problem where my clients cannot download files from the internet, when they try to download anything from IE 9 they don't even get a "Save As..." screen, ...
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Youtube asking to update Flash Player?

My friend has IE8. Everytime he opens his IE8 browser to visit youtube.com, this site asks him to update Adobe Flash to the newest version. We uninstall it, reinstall it, reboot windows, installed ...
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How do you manually add a RSS feed to IE8?

I need to add a RSS feed manually to IE8 (i.e. not using the orange button). I just want to be able to input the URL. Edit: While my specific problem has gone away, this question still needs an ...
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How do I revert back to IE8 on Windows7 after uninstalling IE10?

We recently pushed out a test package of IE10 for a small pilot group of Windows7 users. IE10 was not compatible with some software for a user. User requested reverting back to IE8. We uninstalled ...
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Is there a way to get larger buttons on the menu bar in Internet Explorer 9?

It seems the hip new design for browsers since Google released Chrome is to minimize the browser's chrome in any way possible, usually including making the buttons tiny as possible. The size of the ...
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Change Internet Explorer's interface

I don't like Internet Explorer 8's default interface. Does IE8 on Windows 7 support any sort of user-created themes or skins?