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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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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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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Did Google Maps stop working in IE8 in late 2014? [migrated]

Google maps in IE8 now appears to generally look like this (checked several machines): I'm fairly sure it worked a few weeks ago. But googling for the problem only shows up a 2012 news item about ...
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Changing multiple Internet Option in IE8 for all users

I am trying to change some Internet Options for all users that log into a laptop (on a domain). Things like, turning off the popup blocker, "Check for newer versions of stored pages" changed to ...
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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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Ctrl-F shortcut of Find option not working in IE8

In one of my PC if press Crtl-F (find) in Internet explorer then it's not working(Find option does not come). But in chrome this option works. Actually IE also has option of Ctrl-F for search option. ...
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Missing the “add tab group to favorites ” option in IE8

I have internet options selected for quick tabs and tab groups in settings, IE8 WIndows XP. I can open a list of favorites from the menu using the blue arrow as a tab group. I can then use the quick ...
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Changed my mind - I WANT IE to remember my password

Question from one of the sales guys and I don't have a ready answer for him.. You know how IE8, by default, offers to save passwords? Right after submitting username and password it prompts with "Do ...
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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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Greasemonkey for IE (8)? [closed]

I've been searching some of the morning today and am unable to find a 'Greasemonkey' type program for IE8. I have a horrendous 'Incident Monitor' ticket app at my company and it looks like it was ...
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Internet Explorer doesn't remember SharePoint password on saving

I am connecting to a SharePoint hosted site outside of my intranet through Internet Explorer 8. While accessing the site, I am required to provide user name and password with an option to remember the ...
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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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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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IE8 Printing Issue - Shrink to Fit is not Shrinking, right side getting hacked

I'm having this problem in a Sharepoint Extranet site. Several long/wide forms and grids are getting their right sides hacked off when printed. In IE7, Shrink to Fit solves this problem. However in ...
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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 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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IE8 how to hide “Java is obsolete” bar message preventing automatic script execution?

I have a computer which specifically needs to use Java 6 Update 11 AND IE8. (Updating to Java 7 Update 67 crashes all the web apps of my customer). I uninstalled the new Java and installed his old ...
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Make IE stop asking me to install adobe flash player

I don't have adobe flash player installed, and don't miss the flashing ads a bit. The only thing that annoys me: IE8 keeps asking me "this web site wants to install Adobe Flash Player", and I want to ...
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Web shortcuts (.url) not working on Windows 7

I'm experiencing several symptoms, but I believe they are all related to web link files not working. First, I can't create we link files anymore. When I try New > Shortcut and put an URL, I get the ...
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Increasing Java Heap Space causes IE 8 to freeze

I am running a large applet that performs better if the Java heap space is increased to 300m. I adjusted the heap space in the java control panel utility as I usually do and restart IE 8. This ...
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Is there any way to set the version of degradation for ie11 running in enterrpise mode to something other than ie8?

Our company is insistent on running I.E.11 in enterprise mode to solve certain "security" issues, and as a result, is adding the intranet to the emulation list. This intranet is currently running boot ...
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Can I upgrade from IE8 to IE9 only? Not go as far as 10 or 11

I'm currently testing an application in IE8, I want to upgrade to IE9 but when I got to the Windows website, it will only let me upgrade straight to IE11, I can't find any option to only go as far as ...
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What is the official end of support for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7?

From http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/?sort=PN&alpha=internet+explorer Releases known as Components follow the Support Lifecycle of their parent Major Product. Which leads me ...
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Opening IE10 in IE8 compatibility mode

I'm wanting a way to open IE 10 in IE8 mode - I can activate it using the F12 dev tools menu after its opened, but ideally I'd like a switch or something so I can open it already in this mode. Is this ...
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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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Prevent new window opening at Internet Explorer bookmarks toolbar

There is a computer with Internet Explorer 8, Tabs are disabled completely. When the bookmarks on bookmark toolbar is clicked, they are opened in a new window. The need is; they should open in the ...
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Issue with proxy configuration

I have a Win 2008 R2 server with IE10 installed on it. In the IE (and on firefox too), when I use option "Use Automatic Configuration Script" (this is as per the company policy to access internet) I ...
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Remove menu bar from IE8 or just disable copy and paste

How do I remove the menu bar from IE 8 for the student account? Or even just the Edit menu, or just eliminate the ability to copy and paste? I'm using Windows Steady State to configure student ...
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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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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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Install Adobe Flash 64-bit in IE8 on W2K8 R2

The situation. The BBC iPlayer worked in IE8 before I upgraded to W2K8 R2. The BBC iPlayer works in Mozilla now! In IE8 the iPlayer tells me to get Adobe flash, when I go to the Adobe site I get ...
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Where is “Browse in same window” in Windows 7

How in the world do you configure IE8 to NOT open excel documents in its window. There was a setting ("Browse in same window") in XP under Folder Options > File Types where you could specify the ...
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Install IE8 on Windows 7 VM

I created a Windows 7 x64 VM on Windows Azure but it came with IE11. So I removed IE11 from "Turn on and off Windows Features". After reboot, it still doesn't give me an option to rollback to IE8. ...
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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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Outlook 2007 - Internet Security warning (Certificate error)

I have a user running still running on Windows XP + Outlook 2007. He uses a google apps email account through IMAP w/ SSL on port 993 Recently he's started receiving an error message shown here. ...
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What is the best way to set up a proxy server for IE8?

I have a client who is accessing my website through a proxy and is getting different results then the clients we are accessing my site directly. I want to replicate their system, how can I set up a ...
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How do I disable automatic cursor placement in web browsers?

Well, pretty much my question is the title. I use Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8 and was wondering how I could disable the automatic cursor placement when accessing ...
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IE8 can't download files

We have a windows xp machine running IE8, if it tries to download files the download either sticks @ 0% and nothing happens - no error, no progress bar - as if the download isnt starting at all. ...
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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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IE8 Refuses to run Javascript from Local Hard Drive

I have a problem that just started at work recently and the network manager is certain he did not change anything with the group policy. Anyways, here is a detailed description of the problem. My ...
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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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How to add a local file to trusted zone in IE8?

I want to add a file on my local drive (C:\something.html) to the Trusted Zone in IE8 (my OS is Windows Server 2003). The Add Sites Dialog box, does not seem to take entries for files on the local ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from batch file?

Upon searching for an answer to this question, I stumbled upon an almost identical question on this site, to which someone answered: "For launching multiple URLs in tabs in a single IE window, use the ...
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How to force Internet Explorer (IE) to REALLY reload the page?

When using Internet Explorer 8 to test my web application I often find it doesn't reload the page, so I don't see my changes. This has resulted in a lot of wasted time and frustration wondering why my ...
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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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How can updating the Java Runtime fix page freezes in IE on a website that has NO Java Applets in it?

We have a product written as an ASP.NET website deployed at over 70 sites. Recently, one site reported an issues where IE8/9 browsers would hang at certain post-back points, and would require the ...
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Wikipedia Images don't show up in browsers

It's a weird issue with wikipedia which had left me frustrated. When I go to wikipedia, with different browsers ( IE8, Chrome3, Opera10 ) no image in the site will show up. Even right-clicking the ...
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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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Why does IE8 running on XP and Win7 Virtual Machine deletes the history while browsing the same site with javascript routing?

I am using sammy.js with my asp.net mvc web application for client-side routing so as to provide single page user experience. I have created a demo application which works fine in IE9+ and other ...
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Script Error when trying to print a page from IE8

Get the following "Internet Explorer Script Error" when trying to print from IE8 on XP SP3: ! An error has occurred in the script on this page Line: 291 Char: 1 Error: The specified module could ...