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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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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How to enable the flash player plugin in IE8?

I updated to IE8 the other day on my Vista laptop, mostly because Windows Update kept bugging me about it. As a Chrome user, I don't really care so much about IE8, but I do have to use it ...
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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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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 ...
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Is Internet Explorer 8 password storage encrypted and/or safe?

I use Internet Explorer 8 at work. My system is part of a corporate domain. I am allowed to use personal email. As much as I don't want to, for convenience, I save my username and password so that I ...
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Running isolated Internet Explorer instances side by side? (separate cookie sets)

I'm using PAMIE (http://pamie.sourceforge.net/) to automate some testing routines on a client's web site via IE8, and would like to be able to run multiple tests under different user credentials. The ...
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Typing in web forms lagging - output very slow!

Just recently, typing in forms on the internet has become rediculously slow. I'm on an oldish PC with low memory (1gb) and amd athlon XP 2800+ (2.08 ghz) and get an awesome 1.0 rating from windows :) ...
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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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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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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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Internet Explorer 8 compatibility issues

My website is developed in IE6 environment, and it is working fine. On one of our users' pc we have IE8. Here some of the controls are overlapping with other controls, and Infragistics grid is not ...
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Explorer.EXE ordinal 423 not found in urlmon.dll after updates/IE8 install

Setting up a brand new Dell Optiplex 980 with Windows XP SP3, and everything started up fine on the first boot. My first task was to install system updates, including IE8 and WGA. After the required ...
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Internet Explorer not loading third-party CSS

I'm having some problems with a user's Internet Explorer. It looks like it isn't loading CSS for sites properly. For example here on Super User the front page seems to have loaded the fonts ...
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How do I limit the number of tabs in IE?

Is it possible to limit the number of tabs that can be opened in IE8? Is that something that can be handled by a rule enforced through a registry key, or something like that, in Windows 7 Ultimate?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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IE8 - Can't add sites to favorites bar

I can't add new sites to IE8 Favorites Bar anymore. I can remove already existing sites from the Favorites bar without any problems. It was working before but I can't quite pinpoint the moment when it ...
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What to do with “Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer”?

I switched from IE 6 to IE8. Now when I open some pages I used to open for many years already they sometimes do open and sometimes I see a message "Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help ...
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How do you turn off IE 8 from searching on a bad url?

I hate it when I type or paste a bad url, and instead of just a 404 page coming up, which would allow me to modify the url, a search page comes up trying to search on the bad url. How do I disable ...
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New Windows 7 Install Crashing

One big reboot crash and one smaller crash already, 15 minutes in. Did a basic install of Windows 7, installed Chrome and Firefox. I had just finished loading up my gmail account in Chrome/Firefox to ...
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Where does IE8 store SSL cookies?

I was trying to carrying out some cookie tests with a web site my colleagues are maintaining. In Windows Vista/IE8, cookies should be stored in the ...
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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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IE8 Accelerators

Does anyone know of any useful Accelerators for IE8? I have to use IE8 at work sometimes and I noticed this feature, but I couldn't think of any real application of it other than search.
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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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How can I go back to IE8 without major system changes on Windows 7 SP1?

I am a consultant and for that reason, I need to use VPN to do work for customers often. However, after having upgraded to IE10 recently, I am unable to connect to their system. They only support ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I see the Internet Explorer 8 console?

I've read that Internet Explorer 8 has a console. I can't find it, even in Developer Tools. Where can I find it?
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Code formated with pre tag copy/paste problem

I have created a blog on Blogger and would like to display some short code snippets in my posts. I used pre tag with some simple formatting (no syntax highlighting). When displayed in browser code ...
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Logging out of one application causes sessions to be destroyed in all other web applications -How to Fix?

I have two web applications deployed in a corporate environment on IE6/8: App A uses smart card authentication, App B is just standard authentication When App A logs out/de-authenticates, it seems to ...
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Win XP IE8 Show blank pages on some the website

When I go onto some of the pages in IE8, I get blank pages. e.g. Windows Update, Google Maps, Adobe Also, when I click on some of the download click I get redirected to same page. I have done this: ...
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I'm asked for credentials for s0.2mdn.net when browsing! Why? How do I stop it?

Occasionally on my Media Center (running Windows 7) I have to download something from the internet to install. I use Internet Explorer 8 (over my normal favourite, Firefox) simply because it's there. ...
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Install IE8 Add-on in Windows 7 from .cab file

I have an Internet Explorer add-on that is a .cab file which contains a .dll and a .inf. Does anyone know how I can install this as an IE add-on? I've tried the most obvious: drag-and-drop, extracting ...
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Internet Explorer 8 - Back Button Stops Working

I've been trying to support an issue with IE8 where when a user clicks the back button, then the forward button, the back button becomes disabled. If you google for "IE8 back button stops working" ...
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Weird problem with Flash

Somehow or another, some, but not all, of flash objects now show up as empty rectangles on my browser. For example, embedded YouTube videos simply don't display. Yet if I go to Youtube directly, ...
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IE8 on Windows 7 gives user HTTP Error 400 on all ASP.NET websites

I have a user on an SBS 2003 domain who cannot surf any ASP.NET webpage [asp/aspx] using IE8 on Windows 7. Notable websites include pretty much all of Microsoft, the domain Intranet and a few other ...
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IE 8 “Find on this page” Feature is very slow

I've tried to find a work around for this, but most of my searches end up in people who can't use the find-on-this-page feature at all in IE8. It appears for me, but for some reason takes forever to ...
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IE8 Unable to download files

I recently installed Windows 7. I can browse to any webpage using IE8, but if I click on any links to download files, I receive the following error: Unable to download [filename] from [website]. ...