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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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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Can you specify per program how Internet Explorer handles hyperlinks?

Is there a way to configure Internet Explorer's "Open links from other programs in:" option per program? I'm looking for a way to allow different programs to act differently when clicking ...
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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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In VirtualBox, how can I access host localhost from guest (Visual Studio Dev Server from IE7 testing VM)?

Host OS is Win7 running MyApp in the Visual Studio Development Server, bound to localhost:51227, VM is VirtualBox configured with NAT. Guest OS is Win XP with IE7 installed. My goal is to debug MyApp ...
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How to pin sites to the taskbar in Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8?

How can I pin any site to IE8 icon in the Windows 7 taskbar?
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IE8 tabs are shown as separate windows when switching between windows using Alt+Tab

When I open 2 tabs in Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7, they are visible as 2 IE windows when doing Alt+Tab. I want it to behave more like Chrome or Firefox - when I open 2 tabs in Chrome I can only ...
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Upgrading to IE9, able to run IE8 if needed

our corporate is using presently IE8 as standard browser since all of the systems are running on Windows 7 SP1. However I want to upgrade to IE9 due to some upcoming projects and more ...
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Internet Explorer 9 takes a long time to load websites

IE9 on Windows 7 would load Google okay, and we could search on Google okay, but almost any other website would take an inordinate amount of time to load. The loading sprite would sit there ...
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No web browsers open on Windows XP [closed]

I'm having a weird problem here. I upgraded a Windows XP computer from IE6 to IE8 yesterday and everything seemed to work normally until today. Now I can't open any browser on this computer. The ...
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mshtml.dll latest version for Internet Explorer 8, Windows XP Service Pack 3

Many applications in my system (Internet Explorer 8, Yahoo Messenger, Skype 10) are crashing and error details shows module name mshtml.dll. I checked the version of mshtml.dll in system32 folder. It ...
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In windows xp, how can I set the default browser from chrome to IE via Command Line, without admin privs

Situation: 1. Need to Set the defualt browser to IE via cmd(problem) 2. Need to do a citrix login via IE(amounts to loading a url) beause it wont run in google chrome 3. then set default ...
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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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Google Feeling Lucky as search provider

Could you please help me to restore "Google Feeling Lucky" as a search provider in IE8? Some time ago I found a website where you could add Feeling Lucky to search providers in IE8, but after a ...
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IE 8 most popular sites on new tab - setting

MY IE 8 most popular sites tab shows nothing. Where can I change the setting?
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Internet Explorer does not open docx files, saves them as zip

I have several docx documents on an Intranet for my work, but IE8 refuses to open them, instead only saving them as a zip (filename_docx.zip). This seems to be only an IE8 problem as both FF and ...
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Cannot seem to disable ability to view temporary internet files via group policy [closed]

Duplicate on Server Fault: Cannot seem to disable ability to view temporary internet files via group policy Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8 (8.0.6001.18702), within local gpedit.msc I did the below: ...
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What is the default value for Empty Temporary Internet Files when browser is closed in IE8?

We have four different machines that all have "Empty Temporary Internet Files when browser is closed" set to true (checked) in IE8's Internet Options (located under the Security section in the ...
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Windows 7 internet explorer 8 can't download some files

Bought new HP desk top and internet explorer 8 will not download some files. Other computer with same softwre will download. For example it will not download this file no errors or messages ...
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Windows XP update not working

I have a problem with XP updating. It hangs when I try to search for updates on the website. But the automatic updates still work. And it's running IE6, so I'm trying to update to IE8, hoping that ...
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Adobe Reader X is displaying incorrect data

Recently in our organization we moved to Adobe Reader X 10.1.2. We have a web application that displays data in pdf format in IE8 on Windows 7 SP1 64-bit PC. We started observing that the same data is ...
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Removing single site from IE8 browser history

I'm using Internet Explorer 8 and need to remove one particular site from my browser history. I want to leave the other sites still there, but just excise this single entry. How can I do this?
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In IE8, my homepage is redirected by my router to if I don't have a connection. I have to reopen IE to get access. How can I fix this?

I open IE, and the router then redirects to 192.168.0.1 from Google. This is the config page, to try to fix the connection. In time, the connection fixes, but clicking refresh doesn't get me on to ...
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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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IE8 will not load certain sites

I have an issue with our corporate build whereby a select few websites (unfortunately I cannot name them) are causing problems because they simply will not load. There are no error messages we simply ...
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Disable Compatibility Mode in IE8

Is there a way I can disable Compatibility View in IE8? It jumps into it every now and then, which results in rendering pages really oddly. Can it be turned off so it doesn't do this?
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Find what pages IE is fetching similar to console in firebug?

Firebug Lite bookmarklet is no help here, on half the pages it doesn't even show up. What I need is basically this: to show what IE is connecting to, because my application is working fine in ...
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Cannot browse external website with IE8 but still can with Firefox

Yesterday at my workplace something happened that meant that I could no longer visit any sites apart from from those within the company Intranet with IE8 any more. This also applies to Chrome, which ...
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How can I use Internet Explorer's SearchUrl shortcut (in the address bar)?

Internet Explorer has long had a very useful "hidden feature": a shortcut for quick searches from the address bar, allowing you to use any number of websites as search providers (as described in an ...
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What are the advantages of upgrading Internet Explorer if you don't use it?

I don't open Internet Explorer, but I think its code maybe is used in other Windows features, such as desktop gadgets. Will I benefit from upgrading IE8 to IE9 even if I don't use it? Will Windows 7 ...
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internet Explorer 8 manage addon pop disabling

How can I prevent "manage add-on pop up" coming up every time I start IE8. I tried following procedures and nothing helped. Reset IE8 and reinstalled IE8 completely. Disabled all add-on. Is there ...
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Hide tabs for single tab in IE8

I've serached the options menus, and read this question about disabling tabbed browsing, but that's not what I want to do. When there is only 1 tab open in IE8, it still shows as a tab, instead of ...
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Temporarily Disable AVG Antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I temporarily turn off AVG Antivirus? I want to install Dragon Naturally Speaking, Speech Recognition Software. It says I have to diable my Antivirus before I can ...
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Preview a printed page IE 8

I'm trying to print part of a webpage. To begin with, when I try printing this, (from IE 8), only page one printes, without anything but the header. To get around this issue, I tried printing ...
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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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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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Can I tell IE9 to launch with the IE8 or IE7 rendering engine

I'm setting up a testing machine that needs to launch multiple copies of IE when the machine boots, because the browser will be running automated tests. I know IE9 can render IE7 and IE8 but is there ...
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Can I prevent Internet Explorer 8 from running scripts until the page is loaded?

When trying to veiw a number of different websites in IE8, I get the following error message: HTML Parsing Error: Unable to modify the parent container element before the child ...
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Can't open Internet Explorer after upgrading to IE7 or IE8

So, I've got a client who can't open Internet Explorer after upgrading from IE6. The symptoms are hard to diagnose as there is no error message that pops-up nor are there any error messages in the ...
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What is a causing dramatic slow down for a Web App on some computers?

We are looking at rolling out a new GIS web app (served up from servers on our network) but we are having issues with the apps speed on certain PCs. In our testing we identified two physically ...
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Internet Explorer 8 suspended and debug command line options

I have Internet Explorer 8 set as my default browser and whenever I start my web application in Visual Studio 2010 with debugging it starts Internet Explorer 8 with the following command line ...
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Some CSS not working correctly when using an alias to enter website

I have built an intranet for my company, but when I access the site using an alias (DrewNett) so of the styling in IE is incorrect. It's only in IE, and the source is exactly the same and when I go do ...
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log into unix server from windows

I want to log into remote UNIX server from windows through batch file or some script. I have a username and password for that srever. i have to execute the script in unix server with inputs from the ...
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Inprivate filtering in IE disables itself

I recentl discovered the built-in ad blocker in IE8, called inprivate filtering. It however disables itself on every IE start. How to enable it permanently?
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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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Firefox does not play .AVI video but Internet Explorer does

I have a new PC running Windows 7 and Office 2010. My default browser is Firefox. I also have a website that was produced entirely in-house and is hosted by one.com (genesiswatchmaking.co.uk). On the ...
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Printing from IE8 Shrink-To-Fit Strange Behavior

Everything works fine in our testing environments. We have "Shrink-to-fit" enabled on the print preferences to avoid things from running off the edge of the screen. At a handful of customer ...
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Shortcut for maximizing IE 8 windows?

My IE pages never open at maximum and having to click the "Max" button on 60 windows is hand-weary. Any shortcut to maximizing? Also, if the computer crashes and I resume the session every window ...
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Simplest technique to collect text from websites into a program/single document?

I'm having trouble finding an efficient way to gather info I find while researching a particular topic on the web. First, I used to hightlight pieces of information and paste into Word but that ...
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Software to easily organize IE 8 favourites

I have about a hundred links to sort into various folders in Internet Explorer 8 but dragging and dropping each one is time-consuming and is bad for my RSI. Is there a way to select links not in ...
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is there a way or program to load a set of websites in IE 8 at the same time?

I open the same 20 sites daily from Favourites but I'm looking for a way to load all 10 or 20 sites sites with one or two clicks. Currently, I have all of them in a folder and I choose "open in tab ...