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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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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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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Internet Explorer Crashes on GMail, Youtube and other sites

I have a laptop which runs Windows 7 Home Premium, Internet Explorer V8.0. When I launch IE, it works fine. Sites such as StackOverflow, SuperUser, WebApps.StackExchange, Programmers.StackExchange all ...
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Internet Explorer 8 x64 on windows 7

I have windows 7 x64 with 32-bit IE 8 installed. I want to upgrade to x64 edition of IE, but can't find it. There are only links to IE 8 x64 for Vista but I get an error when try to install it, ...
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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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How to set the rendering mode of IE8 permanently to IE7?

Currently when I want to check how web pages look and behave in IE7, I switch the rendering mode of Internet Explorer 8 to IE7 under "Developer Tools". Unfortunately this procedure needs to be ...
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Force applications to open in the foreground when launched from iexplore

I have a slight problem with my project I've working on... I have replaced explorer with iexplore in kiosk mode. iexplore loads a speeddial type of webpage for a set of windows programs. I launch ...
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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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Mystery - IE8 losing all cookies randomly for a few users

Our site, which has a few hundred thousand users log in each day, is experiencing a very rare problem where certain IE8 users abruptly lose all their cookies, and therefore are then logged out. ...
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Internet Explorer and Firefox crash, but Chrome doesn't?

I have a system where either IE 8 or Firefox 3.5 will crash out without any error message, and do this spontaneously after about 1 or 2 minutes of being open. Chrome, however, is stable and doesn't ...
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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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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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How to make an Active X (control) stay 'enabled'?

I am using internet explorer version 8 with Windows XP. If you go to Tools> Manage Add-ons > Toolbars & Extensions, you see: name, publisher, status. Under status it's either 'enabled' or ...
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Measure Page Load Time in IE 8

I have users on IE 8 who claim that an intranet website loads "slow". We are trying to quantify what constitutes "slow" and I am looking for a tool to count the load time of a page in IE. Firebug ...
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Tabbed browsing with internet explorer

On my windows 7 x64 box, IE8/9 don't work. I can use the one default tab all i wish, but as soon as I open a new tab using ctrl-T, or middle click on a link or however, the browser stops reponding. I ...
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Gmail will not load

I have a computer lab with 18 identical Windows XP machines, of which one will not load gmail on IE8. I've tested this both with "normal" gmail and several Google Apps accounts. What happens is ...
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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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are there any ad blockers for IE8?

Firefox and Chrome have Adblock. Does anything similar exist for IE8? By similar I mean: Easy to install Trusted (that is, reviewed by somebody credible) updates easily
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IE8 message “The site you are about to shop will not earn you Contributed”

So I recently opened an XML file on the local file system and got the following (very odd) message at the top of the page: The site you are about to shop will not earn you Contributed. We ...
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IE8 Stopped Keeping History

Like the title says, apparently my IE8 has stopped keeping the history of pages I've visited. I've searched SU and Google and can't find anything that seems to describe what I'm seeing. I have IE set ...
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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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How to report a bug in IE Developer Toolbar?

I found a bug in the IE8 developer toolbar. How do I report it?
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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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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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Windows 7 - User profile corrupted?

Not sure if this is related to user profile corruption but I logged in today into my system and I saw 2 weird things... my IE8 icon has changed to a standard icon and if I right click on my computer ...
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iexplore.exe - The memory could not be “written”

Using IE8 I'm randomly getting the error: iexplore.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x7c0c5a6c" referenced memory at "0x7c0c5a6c". The memory could not be "written". Click on OK ...
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Search result orientation when using IE8

I am from Israel and have Windows 7 64 bit professional english edition. When I do a search using Google as the search provider in IE8 (search input windows at the top right corner) I get the results ...
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How can I block access to Facebook in Google Chrome?

My daughter is addicted to this site, and this is having an adverse impact on her studies. What methods are there to prevent her accessing Facebook in Google Chrome? Kindly help
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Browser freeze-ups really getting on my nerves. Please help!!! How to stop this?

I have a relatively new Windows 7 laptop (Gateway NV79). Inexplicably, all browsers on the machine periodically freeze-up for 10-20 seconds while browsing common popular sites - Gmail, Facebook, ...
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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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Iframe not showing on IE7 and 8?

Iframe not showing on IE7 and 8 on my PC but showing on all other non IE browsers. and working on my friend's IE7 and 8.
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Do the IE developer tools get installed with every IE 8 now?

I've just been around a bunch of machines in our office and they all appear to have the IE Developer toolbar installed. This doesn't make sense for a lot of them. No-one appears to consciously ...
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Windows 7 IE 8 changes color

In the tabbed view of IE window in Windows 7, at times the color of the tab changes to Red/green/yellow/blue. Does it convey any message to the user?
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How do I prevent IE from opening itself when pressing Ctrl+Shift+A?

Whenever I press Ctrl+Shift+A IE opens a popup window that says 'enter abbreviation', even when IE isn't open and I'm in a different program. My computer (Vista) has IE8 installed on it, but if fixing ...
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Can we automatically open a second tab with IE8 with another browser (IE6 Virtual)

AT the company I work with they have legacy applications that work only with IE6 with no plan to upgrading them. The company will be rolling out IE8, the solution was to rollout IE6 Virtual (VMWare) ...
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Why are images blurry in Internet Explorer 8?

Internet Explorer 8 is scaling up all bitmap images on webpages, making them blurred. I have my machine's DPI settings at "Smaller - 100% (default). Any idea why this is happening, and whether there ...
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Win7/IE8 White Screen

After running a recovery on a new laptop (there were problems with the Turbo Boost and the manufacturer said running the recovery would solve them) I started getting a white screen in IE8 which had ...
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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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Confirm form resubmission dialog in IE8 doesn't have focus

When the "Confirm form resubmission" dialog comes up (after pressing F5 refresh) in certain sites, I used to just press Enter or the space bar and it would hit enter. In IE8, the dialog box doesn't ...
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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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Internet Exploer 8 - Internet Access Issue

I am using IE8 since last 6 months and its working fine. I am using it by providing proxy server address. Suddenly it started not working today. Strange thing is that it fails to communicate with ...
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Retrieve an html page from history?

I was looking at a very important page, and then the server disconnected and the page is gone I went offline and shut my internet browser Is the page stored somewhere locally so I can go and load ...
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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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IE8 crashes with all add-ons disabled in “Manage Add-Ons” GUI, but runs OK when launched with -extoff

I'm trying to clean up an old Windows XP machine that had malware on it. I ran a "quick scan" with Microsoft Security Essentials, which found and removed one "threat." [1] However, I still have a ...
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Copy and Paste Doesn't Work in IE8 on My Website - Windows XP

I noticed I can't copy and paste on a certain website (Proteome Software) using IE8. I can right click and copy links and pictures, etc, but not text. Is this my site or settings in IE8? I have ...
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IE has trouble with Flash content

For some time now (dunno exactly) Flash doesn't load here when it's embedded using the <embed> element. It works fine, however, if done via <object> alone. So most embedded videos in web ...
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Huh? Can anyone explain why I'd care about the previous page?

So this is one of the more bizarre messages I've seen. Going to a web page to get access to a remote session via Citrix: "The previous webpage might require the following add-on: ... Click here to ...
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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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IE 8 plays sound, Ulead pop-up message appears, crash

I'm experiencing a problem on a new PC using Outlook Web Access in Internet Explorer 8. When OWA plays a sound, a message box appears: the about box for Ulead MP3 codec. When I click OK to dismiss the ...
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How to get get IE to remember you new website password

When you change your password for a web site that you login to, how can you get IE to use the new password. I have changed my password for a password-protected site I use and IE keeps filling on the ...