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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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 to install Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7?

I had installed and working Internet Explorer 8 on my pc. I have Windows 7. Then some days ago i have installed some updates on Windows and Explorer was automatically updated to version 9. But i am a ...
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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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IE8 can't open any secure (https://) sites

This is weird. I can't even access paypal.com, it simply says "Internet explorer cannot display this webpage", as if it couldn't locate it. Yet, I get to it just fine in chrome. I have even gone to ...
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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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Prevent Internet Explorer 8 from exiting when closing the last tab

Firefox doesn't exit when I close the last tab, just by doing some customization in about:config. But now, my company has to work with some website that only works well on Internet Explorer. I ...
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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?
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JavaScript not working locally in any browser

I am operating on Windows7 with IE8, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. JavaScript will work on the live site but it won't work on any local site I am testing in any browser. I don't get an ...
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Internet Explorer 8 not letting one save .SWF's

Not ruling out this being be a GPO setting, but IE8 at my work doesn't seem to allow the download of .SWF's (As one example): Does anyone know why / possible reasons?
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IE8 and trusted sites

Is there a way to tell IE8 to trust all sites by default ? I know that could be a security issue but browsing is controlled by the (transparent) proxy anyway. So users cannot use a site or part of ...
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How to disable file download popup in Internet Explorer?

I was able to disable file download popup in all popular browsers except Internet Explorer. This is the popup: I thought this would do it, but I still get the popup: Internet Explorer > Tools > ...
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“Operation aborted” error constantly on IE8

Just upgraded to IE8, and now I'm constantly getting the following error: Windows Internet Explorer Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://... Operation aborted Sometimes the page ...
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How to create “IE-like” new session window in Chrome?

Like we can open a New Session Window in IE 8 or greater, can do the same in Google Chrome? I know that Google Chrome has New incognito Window feature but by using it, we can open Max 2 sessions at a ...
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Opened window too small from URL shortcut

I have a shortcut (url). When I double click on the shortcut, Internet Explorer opens the link in a really small window. Each time the window must be resized ! How is it possible to setup Internet ...
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Disable work offline in Internet Explorer 8

I am using Windows 7, and IE8. Often, when I have IE8 open, and I resume the computer from sleep, I get the question about working offline - even if at that moment the wireless connection is ...
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Calling Internet Explorer from command line with bookmark

I understand for calling Internet Explorer from command line is iexplore.exe And for opening a site would be iexplore.exe http://superuser.com If I have created a bookmark for site ...
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IE 8 and PDF can not load

I have a very strange issue on my website with IE 8 in particular. Smaller size PDF is able to load in IE8, but any pdf that's a bit bigger (around 3mb),simply can not be loaded. It always say ...
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How can I change a search provider's URL in IE8?

Now that Google finally allows searching over HTTPS, I switched all my browsers to use https://google.com by default (I documented my effort in my blog). The only browser I couldn't change the URL ...
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Save browsing history in IE8 in text format

I want to save browsing history for a certain day (Wednesday) from Internet Explorer 8 in text format. I tried doing copy/paste from the history box in IE8, but it doesn't copy anything. I was able ...
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How to fix Internet Explorer 8 source view when it doesn't work anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you enable view source in ie8 when it gets magically diabled Environment: Windows XP Pro, part of a Domain, restricted User accounts, all Windows Updates / ...
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IE8 Compatibility View issues

I have the IE7 emulater tag in a jsp layout. But when I bring up the page, it defaults to the IE8 view until the user clicks the Compatibility View button. I don't want the user to have to click the ...
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Assign a download folder in IE8?

is it possible to define the download directory in Internet Explorer 8? I can't find this basic browser option!
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View .js files in IE8 in the browser? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to view .js in IE8 by just visiting the .js url, it prompts for a download. how can i view the actual code without downloading it?
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IE 8 Temporary Internet Files not created when using Windows 7

What would prevent Temporary Internet Files from being created/written in Windows 7 to the: C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\ I have come across a ...
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What's IE8 equivalent of Chrome and Firefox/Firebug inspect element?

I'm currently having some issue for my web app in IE8 only. Does anyone know if there's an IE plugin which is similar to Chrome or Firefox/Firebug inspect element?
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Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage for a single User

Heey I have a really strange error with a User when he tries to connect to my ASP.Net web page he Allays get this strange error as you can see on this pic here I already tried to delete the cache ...
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IE8 Crashes When Checking Out XML File From SharePoint

I have a user that edits XML files in Excel. When she tries to check out XML files her IE8 crashes. XLS files work fine. I changed the default program association in Windows 7 so that Excel is the ...
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Adobe Reader 9.0 will open PDFs in browser with local admin account but not 'regular' user?

Im trying to figure out what permission I am missing to get this to work. Adobe Reader 9.0 allows PDFs to be viewed within an Internet Explorer 8 browsing window. This works perfectly if I sign on ...
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IE8 “Developer Tools” window is “stuck” and I can't (easily) use it anymore

Somehow, my IE8 "Developer Tools" window has become stuck somehow in a weird position, and I can't figure out what to do in order to get the application to show it like a regular window again. I have ...
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Merge tabs from 2 session of IE8?

Sometimes I wind up with two or more instances of IE8 running, and each instance has a few tabs open. Is there a way to merge all the tabs from all the IE8 instances into just one instance of IE8, ...
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IE8 wont display .PNG images

I really don't know how the user managed to do this but for some reason .PNG images are no longer working in IE8. When viewing a page that has .PNG images on it they are just displayed as a little ...
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“Display intranet sites in Compatibility View” setting in IE8 is disabled

Regarding browser mode, IE8/9 is supposed to be configured by default to: Render all intranet pages in compatibility mode (falling back to either IE7 "standards mode" or IE5.5 "quirks mode" ...
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Internet Explorer 8 Settings File Location

I frequently use a web site which has been designed specifically for Internet Explorer 8. What's more, I need to adjust a few dozen settings in IE8 for the site to function correctly. The problem is ...
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How to delete all RSS feeds in IE at once?

I'm using Windows 7, IE8. Over the time, I've added many RSS feeds to IE. I now want to delete all of them at once and start over. Is there a quick and easy way to accomplish that? I hate having to ...