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 to disable file download popup in Internet Explorer?

I was able to disable file download popup in all popular browsers except Internet Explorer. This is the popup: I thought this would do it, but I still get the popup: Internet Explorer > Tools > ...
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Downgrade from IE9 to IE8 on Windows 7

I upgraded my IE version to IE 9 in Windows 7 Enterprise. When I felt some compatibility issue with a web application that I created, I turned off the IE 9. Now I have to install the previous version ...
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Does Chrome use a different DNS server from Firefox and IE which use the OS default?

Is the common set up for Chrome that it will use a different DNS server, while Firefox and IE will use the OS networking default? My Chrome (including one on virtual PC) will sometimes show ...
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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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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 do I get IE8 to open a blank page with CTRL-N?

When I used CTRL-N to open a new window with Firefox, it gives me a blank window (because I've set my start page to be blank). How do I do the same thing with IE8? Using CTRL-N there opens a new ...
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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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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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Windows: how to downgrade Internet Explorer 8 to an older version?

I need to demote my IE to 7. Please tell me how to do that. I have some links that don't support(?!!) Internet Explorer 8; they work only in IE 7 or older versions. I tried installing IE 7, but the ...
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How do you enable view source in ie8 when it gets magically diabled

I have multiple computers that all seem to have View Source disabled from the content menu when you right click on a web page. Now I know it's not that the web page is some how disabling it, I'm ...
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IE 8 likes to save photos as BMP when the photo is JPG. How to solve this?

When I use FF or Chrome to look at photos on Facebook, and save the photos to the hard drive, the photos will be saved as JPG, which is what the photo is originally. But once in a while when IE 8 is ...
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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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Uninstall the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 8 (Windows 7)

Can I uninstall or override the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, so that it won't get activated as the default browser? I would like to leave the 32-bit version installed.
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IE homepage set to some site I don't know about

Looks like I have some kind of virus on my computer. The default home page for Internet Explorer keeps getting set to some site called socio.fusionace.com Gmail has also been giving me problems in ...
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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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Endless Security Certificate Errors

Recently Internet Explorer 8 has started displaying the information bar on almost every web site I visit, with the following message: To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has blocked this ...
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How do I fix browser icon that remains just like Internet Explorer 8 after installing 9?

I installed Internet Explorer (IE) 9 on my Windows 7 32 bit OS, the installation was successful, but the icon remain same as that of IE 8. How do I fix this?
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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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How do I view or delete individual cookies in Windows 7 or Windows Vista?

I'd like to be able to view and delete individual cookies in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. I've looked in all the Internet Options dialogs that I can find, and also done ...
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Auto-refresh on Internet Explorer 8

Is there a way to set an auto-refresh on IE8? I want to refresh Superuser's page on a specific interval. Like each minutes...
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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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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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Internet Explorer 8 Loses Cookies

I'm running Windows 7 for some time now and use Internet Explorer 8 as my main browser. What I've noticed is that it "loses" cookies A LOT! I mean it! Typical situation: I log in into a side ...
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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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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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Can we disable tabs in IE8?

IE7 allows to disable tabs to retain the single window working functionality as in IE6. Can we do the same in IE8? Can we disable tabbed browsing in IE8?
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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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Limit IE8 to a single window (always use tabs)

How can I prevent Internet Explorer 8 from opening multiple windows? I only want a single IE window, with multiple tabs. Sometimes a have multiple browser windows open and I don't like it when I ...
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“Operation aborted” error constantly on IE8

Just upgraded to IE8, and now I'm constantly getting the following error: Windows Internet Explorer Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://... Operation aborted Sometimes the page ...
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Opening Word documents from IE LAG Windows 7 IE8

I'm having a lot of trouble opening documents from a network share in word using IE. The documents are located in a network share which is mapped to a virtual directory. The documents are accessed by ...
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what's the problem of using 4 browser at the sametime on one pc? [closed]

I have four browsers on my computer. They are: Internet Explorer 8 Mozilla Firefox Safari Opera The default browser is Firefox. My problem is that sometimes the other browsers (except Firefox) ...
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Gmail does not load on IE8

I have an email with Google Apps for Domains. It loads fine in every other other browser, but not IE8. First it will sit there with the non-moving progress bar, saying Loading blah@blah.com. Then ...
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IE8 search provider corruption keeps forcing Bing.com upon me?

As you can read on my blog I got the following dialog after IE8 was rolled out to the workstation I do daily work on (there's an image of the dialog there too): --------------------------- Internet ...