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 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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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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Why does Internet Explorer keep asking me for NTLM credentials in an intranet zone?

Long text, sorry for that. I'm trying to be as specific as possible. I'm on Windows 7 and I experience a very frustrating Internet Explorer 8 behavior. I'm in a company LAN with some intranet servers ...
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How do I install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a machine I want to install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on Windows 7. Specifically versions 6, 7, and 8. (Currently ...
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What's IE8 equivalent of Chrome and Firefox/Firebug inspect element?

I'm currently having some issue for my web app in IE8 only. Does anyone know if there's an IE plugin which is similar to Chrome or Firefox/Firebug inspect element?
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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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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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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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“install Chrome” Ad on IE8

Why does the "Install Chrome" ad appear on IE8 when opening Google home page and not for Firefox?
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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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Internet Explorer will not open

I recently migrated a company to a Microsoft domain environment, logged the users in under their new domain accounts, and then copied the old profiles to the new profile. I am not sure if that is ...
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Cookies are retained even after explicit delete in IE8

I need to be able to delete my entire browsing history in IE8. Even after explicitly invoking the option of clearing browsing history from within IE8, I notice some cookies and files do not get ...
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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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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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IE8 - how to reopen tabs in all windows after a restart?

In Firefox, if I have multiple windows open with several tabs each, all will be reopened when I restart FF. In IE8. If I restart and click "Reopen last browsing session", IE reopens tabs from only ...
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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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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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How do I stop I.E. jumping into compatability view [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: IE: Why does Compatibility View disappear for some websites? At certain points in the application I am writing, I get a pop up bubble saying "A problem displaying XXX ...
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Why does internet explorer 8 fail to locate jpg files that other browsers can find?

The following URL doesn't display for me in Internet Explorer 8. I even tried compatibility mode and it didn't fix the issue. http://beat.com.au/sites/default/files/images/_DSC5596.jpg It appears ...
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IE8 wont display .PNG images

I really don't know how the user managed to do this but for some reason .PNG images are no longer working in IE8. When viewing a page that has .PNG images on it they are just displayed as a little ...
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Internet Explorer 8 Keyboard Shortcut for Find Next

After I type CTRL-F in Internet Explorer 8 and type my query, how do I cycle through the results with the keyboard? In Firefox, I would use CTRL-g. That doesn't work in IE8. It was also suggested to ...
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in Internet Explorer 8, view source with Notepad

How can I set Internet Explorer 8 the old style "view source" to open with Notepad? (I set HTML editing to Notepad, but I want the Right-Click - View source to open in notepad)
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IE plugin for vertical tabs [closed]

I am looking for plugin/add on for vertical tabs in IE, like "Tree Style Tab" for Firefox.
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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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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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how to get rid of certificate error: navigation blocked in ie8

when I access our intranet via https I get this "certificate error: navigation blocked" error in IE8 on Windows XP SP3. I can click Continue to this website (not recommended). but I use IE for ...
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How do I reset/permit a previously denied java applet?

I have a customer with a small problem. A few weeks ago when he get on a web page for his job, he clicked denied on the popup window asking for permission for downloading and running a Java applet. ...
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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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Disable work offline in Internet Explorer 8

I am using Windows 7, and IE8. Often, when I have IE8 open, and I resume the computer from sleep, I get the question about working offline - even if at that moment the wireless connection is ...
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How to fix the IE8 favorites menu (little box icon)?

I'm using Windows XP and Internet Explorer 8, and occasionally one off my favorites (Link) folders will get a very small box in the upper right corner (on the favorites menu drop down itself) and not ...
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How do I change the tab group colors in IE8?

Is there a way to change the tab group colors in IE8?
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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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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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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 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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How do I trust a TiddlyWiki file on my Vista PC in IE8?

Every time I open my tiddlywiki.html file in IE8, I get a warning bar: To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that ...
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Toggle between open Tabs in Internet Explorer

I have multiple tabs open in IE 8 (OS is Windows 7 Home Premium). Let us name the tabs as T1, T2, T3, ... , T7 I am currently on T7. What do I do if I want to toggle between Tab T4 and T7? Alt + ...
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In VirtualBox, how can I access host localhost from guest (Visual Studio Dev Server from IE7 testing VM)?

Host OS is Win7 running MyApp in the Visual Studio Development Server, bound to localhost:51227, VM is VirtualBox configured with NAT. Guest OS is Win XP with IE7 installed. My goal is to debug MyApp ...
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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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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 do you manually add a RSS feed to IE8?

I need to add a RSS feed manually to IE8 (i.e. not using the orange button). I just want to be able to input the URL. Edit: While my specific problem has gone away, this question still needs an ...
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Greasemonkey for IE8?

I've been searching some of the morning today and am unable to find a 'Greasemonkey' for IE8. Does anyone have any good alternatives to Firefox for IE8? I have a horrendous 'Incident Monitor' ticket ...
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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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IE8 VERY Slow to load! Help

I've recently built a website from scratch which I'm very proud of (a new feat for me!) and have begun testing it in dreaded IE. I've noticed that in IE8 if I want to hover over any link it just takes ...
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New IE 8 instances/tabs won't load website

I'm having issues with IE8. Most of the time I can only have one active window. If I open a new window or another tab with the "new" button (either window or tab), the status gets stuck at "waiting ...
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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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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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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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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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InPrivate browsing

Is there a way to make IE 8 open in InPrivate browsing mode?