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 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 - www.google....
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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 ...
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Pinned Websites with Windows7 / IE8

Internet Explorer 9 introduced the feature of pinned Websites (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/pin-a-website-to-your-taskbar) Is there any possibility to have the same effect with IE8?
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Why can I access a URL from Chrome but not with IE8 on the same PC?

I'm trying to access a URL from my PC. Using Chrome and Firefox it works. Using IE8 and Safari it fails. In IE I get the standard message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". Both ...
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Keyboard shortcut for adding the current webpage to Favourites in IE8?

What is quickest keyboard shortcut to add a page to your favourites, using Internet Explorer 8?
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what does 'cumulative' mean in regard to IE8 updates?

For example if I apply this update - do this mean that it is not needed to apply any other update for IE8 with date earlier than 8/8/2011?
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IE8 is not supported on this operating system

I am using vista. I had IE7 installed on it. Few months ago, I upgraded it to IE9 because I needed it to test few things on it. As now I am done with IE9, y'day I decided to remove it. It wasn't so ...
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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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Is there a way to force-close a single tab instead of the whole webpage with multiple open tabs in IE 8?

Internet Explorer 8 freezes on me a lot and I'm tired of reloading the ten tabs I have open instead of just closing and re-opening the one tab that froze. I can't use Task Manager because it closes ...
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How to add Google as search engine in Internet Explorer 8

I don't have Google listed among available search engines. Search for "Google" in the IE Gallery finds nothing.
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IE 8 + cache clearing… IE8 will not load newer versions of a .jpg file

I have put <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="120"><!-- Should update every 120 seconds--> <meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-cache"><!-- prevent caching --> <...
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JS fails to download in IE 8 only

IE 8 on Windows 7 is failing to download a JS file, IE 9, Firefox and Chrome are unaffected. It can be replicated on several PCs using IE 8. I have checked permissions on the IIS hosting the site. ...
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Internet Explorer not redirecting HTTP to HTTPS to a specific user

One of our users is trying to access a site that automatically re-directs the HTTP to a HTTPS domain, but it's not happening for her. She just gets a page cannot be displayed. However, if I "run as" ...
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Website Not Displaying Correctly [closed]

I have a client that has Internet Explorer 8 installed. There are some websites that are not displaying correctly, they are coming up with text only. Normally when this has come up, clearing the ...
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Why does IE8 show up as multiple processes in Task Manager?

I'm using IE8 on WinXP-SP3, and when I run IE, there are quite a few iexplore.exe entries in the TaskMgr Process List, even when I am not using multiple tabs. I am running this page in one tab ...
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How to download Flash videos in Internet Explorer 8?

I want to download videos which I played in my Internet Explorer. Is there any extension or add-on like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox has? Or any other procedure?
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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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Citrix. Unsigned Active-X doesnt' work in IE 8

I have unsigned Active-X and web page that contains that. I managed to open the web page in IE 8 on dozen of workstations sucessfully after playing with IE 8 security settings. Active-X works fine. ...
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Windows 7 crashes with Nvidia 9800 GTX and Flash

I have an Intel Quad Core Workstation that I used to use for high end games and Hyper-V servers. It has an Nvidia 9800 GTX graphics card. (Driver version 280.26) The workstation has 8GB of RAM. It ...
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DigiNotar Trusted Root Certificates in IE8

In light of the DigiNotar CA compromise I decided to check my Internet Explorer Trusted Root Certificates on all my Windows PC's, Windows 7 showed none from DigiNotar, but all of my XP PC's did. I ...
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How to save open tabs in IE 8 to favourites using keyboard shortcuts?

I've got like 60 webpages + several tabs in each one open in IE 8 and I want to add them all to favourites without doing each page individually. Is it possible to do with just keyboard shortcuts?
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In IE 8, what the quickest way to save a web page (and all of it's contents) offline for viewing?

I want to save a webpage and everything in it for offline viewing. Each page also has tabs within it...can that be saved too or only what you see on the screen can be saved? I want to save all pages ...
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Internet Explorer 8 error: “The file could not be written to the cache”

I try to download a PDF file using Internet Explorer 8. When I right click and save the file, it comes up with the error: The file could not be written to the cache. I have already gone to ...
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Chrome, Firefox and IE all blank pages

IE, Chrome and Firefox are, no matter what page I go to, coming up blank. No content whatsoever. If you view source in all three browsers it is blank. Yet, if you use Wireshark the appropriate ...
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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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How To Import History From Internet Explorer 7 To Internet Explorer 8?

I want to move/import history from Internet Explorer 7 in Windows XP to Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7. How to do that?
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After Update, Internet Explorer has Terrible Formatting, what caused this?

After an automatic security update for Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8 has stopped rendering pages properly. Tables cut off text and images overlap other page content. All drop-down boxes look like ...
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i can't open http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd315413.aspx and Microsoft sites in my all browsers

I have a strange issue that in my system i can open all sites except Microsoft sites ,when try to open this sites it showing error like Oops! Google Chrome could not find msdn.microsoft....
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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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Is it possible to upgrade from IE6 straight to IE8?

I.E will this work? http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=43
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How can I give a VBS script access to run without opening a security hole in IE?

I'm currently working on an application that basically sits on top of IE. This program is used on Windows XP and Windows 7 laptops in police cars. The program has a number of VB scripts that run, ...
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Internet Explorer commandline arguments

I'm trying to run Internet Explorer from a batch file/scheduled task. My batch file contains (in its entirety): cd "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explore" iexplore.exe http://superuser.com -nohome ...
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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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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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Remembering sharepoint password in Internet Explorer 8

I am using IE8 to open a sharepoint portal on local network. Initially, I clicked on remember password after passing domain credentials. However, now I want sharepoint to ask credentials again. I've ...
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Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Office, and other programs are not displaying correctly

I'm trying to help my father with his computer, he had some viruses that were removed by a local company, but since their cleanup everything has been displaying very weirdly. Here are some examples: ...
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Windows XP (SP3) & IE8 cannot connect to (Exchange 2003) OWA

Laptop running XP Pro (SP3) updated to IE8. When attempting to connect to OWA (Exchange 2003), IE8 states "unable to display web page". This occurs prior to any sign-in screen. OWA site has been added ...
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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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Disable Internet Explorer 8 Enhanced Security on Citrix

We've recently upgraded Internet Explorer on our Citrix-servers (running Windows 2003) from version 7 to version 8. Some users (it seems quite random) experience problems with specific sites (ex. ...
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Why are favorites in Windows 7 Internet Explorer 8 the start menu All Programs links?

When I open my favorites in IE8 on Win7 64 bit, all the folders and programs from Start Menu -> All Programs are listed - why? And is there a way to fix this? I don't really want or need to open up ...