Version 9 of Microsoft's web browser. For more general cases, use the tag without a version specific number.

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What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?

I have the belief that Internet Explorer 9 unable to run on Windows XP is really marketing. But I want to ask you if there really is a technical reason why Microsoft didn't release Internet Explorer 9 ...
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Can IE9 Beta be installed side-by-side with IE8?

Can IE 9 be installed side-by-side with IE 8? If not what are some recommendations for using IE9 for testing?
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How can I block ads in Internet Explorer?

I am looking for an ad blocker which works both in Internet Explorer 9 and all later versions. What options do I have? I would prefer a solution that works without installing any 3rd party DLLs ...
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Why is Windows Update trying to install an update I don't need?

I have a Windows 7 system that currently has a single update pending: Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems If I try to install the update, Windows Update will: Create a ...
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IE9: Permanently accept untrusted certificate

When accessing a website via HTTPS which has an untrusted certificate, Internet Explorer 9 always shows me the following error message: Is there a way to import the certificate permanently, so that ...
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How to get the address bar and tabs on a different row in IE9?

Is it possible to change the layout of IE9 in order to have the address bar be longer or on a different row than the page tabs?
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How to disable caching in Internet Explorer 9?

How can i disable caching in Internet Explorer 9? i browse to a page, and click a link. When i click Back, i need the browser to always re-fetch the page from the web-site. i've tried disabling ...
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Can you change the icon of a pinned IE 9 web application? And how do you do it?

In IE 9 you have the ability to click and drag an open browser tab to the Windows 7 taskbar and pin the shortcut to the taskbar. This has the effect of creating a pseudo-application experience where ...
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How to install a UserScript in Internet Explorer 9?

Is there any way to install a UserScript or GreaseMonkey script in IE9? I know that Trixie used to be able to provide this capability but it doesn't seem to work in IE9 at all.
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How to change browser mode in IE9 permanently?

How can I change the browser mode in IE9 permanently, like for example to IE7? Currently, this change is only temporary and whenever you open a new window, you have to go to the developer mode to ...
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Is there a way to make Internet Explorer 9 always prompt for download location?

Almost every time I download a file, I want to specify where it goes. The default IE9 Save button doesn't ask. Instead, I have to click the drop-down arrow next to it, then choose Save as. Is there a ...
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I don't want Flash, how do I make IE stop asking about installing it?

I don't have Flash installed, so on many web pages I get a dialogue which says something like "this website wants to install the following add-on: Adobe Flash Player". Can I set this dialogue to ...
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Integrating IE9 with a Windows 7 install disk

The latest Windows 7 SP1 ISO from MSDN contains almost every update for Windows up through that point, but does not include some optional packages. Specifically, it does not include the latest version ...
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Cannot view browser history in IE9

For some reason IE9 does not store browser history. The problem has existed ever since I upgraded. Despite resetting the IE settings, the problem persists. I do not have "Delete browsing history on ...
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Problems Uninstalling IE10

Help! IE10 was causing problems for me, so I decided to move back to IE9. This is a Windows 7 machine. Using the Control Panel / Add Remove Windows Components, I unchecked Internet Explorer 10, ...
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How to turn on progress bar in Internet Explorer 9?

I have status bar but no progress bar there during loading pages.
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IE9 keeps telling me that “Your security setting level puts your computer at risk”

So, the other day, after at least two years of being annoyed by the question that Windows gives when I try to run a program that I downloaded, which asks me if I'm sure I want to run it; I searched IE ...
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Can I move the favorite icon to the left in Internet Explorer 9?

In Internet Explorer 9, the favorite icon is located to the right of the toolbar. Can I move the icon to the left of the toolbar?
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Certificate error with Internet Explorer 9

one of my coworkers installed IE9 on their computer. They are now having trouble accessing some websites that once worked(and still work) in other browsers. One example is this page: ...
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Internet Explorer 9 closes immediately on startup

I've just finished installing Internet Explorer 9 on my Windows 7 32-bit machine. It appeared to complete okay, with no errors or warnings in the event logs. However when I try to run Internet ...
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Getting “Only a single instance of this application can run” error when upgrading Flash Player for Firefox and IE

I'm getting this error when I try to upgrade Flash Player for Firefox and IE: Only a single instance of this application can run.. Any idea how to update Flash player then?
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How do I uninstall IE9 if it is half-installed and not on the uninstall programs list?

Today I started to install Internet Explorer 9, but then before the auto-install can complete I forced it to quit. Now I am in an install neverland - it won't let me install because it says it is ...
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Spell Check for Internet Explorer 9?

I just switched to from Chrome to IE9, but there is no built-in spell-checker in IE9... This is a realy pitty. Is there someone out there that know an addon that works for that?
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Profiling add-ons in firefox

One new feature of ie9 I like is that it alerts you to which add-ons are making your browser run slowly. Is there a way to get access to similar information in firefox?
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Can I move the notifications in IE 9 back to the top?

As the title indicates, I'd like to move the notification area in IE9 to the top of my window. My problem is that I've got my monitor in portrait mode for document browsing, and I've wasted several ...
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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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IE9 randomly blocks the cursor from moving up a row in text boxes on wikis

Ever since "upgrading" to IE9, I've been having a super-annoying and very inconsistent problem. While editing wikis, every now and then, I can't move the cursor to the previous row. Pressing the up ...
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How to disable Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 9?

I need to disable Protected Mode for the Local Intranet in Internet Explorer 9. So I go into Wrench/Internet Options/Security Tab/click on Local Intranet. The Enable Protected Mode checkbox is ...
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Is there a way that I can tell IE9 to stop running in IE9-Compat View for “Local intranet” sites?

I have a site which only functions in IE9/Chrome/Firefox. The site is an internal only site from a vendor, so we access it by https://serverName/ -- IE9 correctly identifies this as an intranet site, ...
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IE9 development tools giving “Unable to attach to the process.” error

Notice: I have now rebuilt my machine to remove this bug, so I can no longer verify any answers. I recently installed Internet Explorer 9, and activated the development tools by pressing F12; I then ...
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IE9 enable searching from address bar

In IE9 there is no search box part of the toolbar anymore to search without going to a search page. I want to be able to search via the address bar. When I was in IE8, I disabled searching via the ...
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Can I move the tabs into the title bar in Internet Explorer 9?

Internet Explorer 9 has a nice minimalistic arrangement of URL box and tabs. However, when the window is maximized, there is a ugly title bar line on top of the browser: For comparison (Chrome): ...
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Is it possible to disable ClearType in Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Is it possible to disable ClearType in IE9b? I know about Options->Advanced->Multimedia->"Always use ClearType in HTML" option, but that doesn't solve my problem. btw, besides all web sites that are ...
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Why do some IE10 browsers get stuck in IE7 mode?

We were doing some investigation into user sessions on our consumer facing sites and came across something that really disturbed me. On an average day, we have ~140k visitors to our sites who bother ...
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IE9 reporting “Virtual Storage Mount Notification” add-on from “EldoS Corporation” is ready for use. Where from and can I trust it?

I usually use Firefox to browse the web when I'm using my Windows 7 computer, but today I had a need to use Internet Explorer 9. When I launched IE9 – for the first time in a while – I ...
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How can I install IE7 or IE8 on a new PC that came with Windows 7 and IE9 installed?

I have Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9. However, I am trying to find a way to get IE 7 or 8 due to requirements for a job that does no allow IE9. Yet I can find no way to download them, as they do ...
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Internet Explorer 9 send page by email grayed out

Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit has the items Send Page by email and Send link by email grayed out. The default email client is Windows Live Mail 2011. I have used the "Set ...
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IE9 crashes when I visit a certain site. Why?

I just installed IE9 to give it a test run. One of the first sites I've visited - http://fundcentre.newireland.ie - causes IE9 to crash, close the tab, and attempt to reopen it, thus repeating the ...
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IE9: How to save a web page as an image (jpg, png, etc)?

I used to be able to use the IE7 Pro plug-in for IE8 and IE7 to save the entire web page as an image, but this plug-in is no longer supported by IE9. Now I have to find an alternative. Are there any ...
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Why does Internet Explorer 9 need to close (these) other programs during install and are any changes made to Firefox?

When I tried to install Internet Explorer 9 on my development machine I got a dialog box stating that I need to close some programs during install. It also says that these programs use files that ...
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Internet Explorer 9 Compatibility mode

Some sites look bad in IE9 (GMail being one). I found that pressing F12 to get the developer console then switching from compatibility mode to "Internet Explorer 9" mode fixed the problem. However, ...
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Where does IE9/Vista store cookies?

I'm testing my website on my local computer and I can't find the cookie in the Temp Internet Files folder. But there is definitely a cookie somewhere, because when I close browser and open again, I'm ...
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Location of Microsoft Live Sign-in Helper credentials on Windows 7

When I go to live.com using Internet Explorer 9, with the Microsoft Live Sign-in Helper, it used to show all my Live IDs. I could then click on any one of them, and it would sign in. A tab crashed ...
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Selectively use Internet Explorer 7 alongside machine with IE9 installed

I have Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9. I am a government employee needing to access my travel department from my personal computer. Security protocol indicates I must use Internet Explorer 7 or ...
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How does the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature work?

What is so special about the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature? What does this have to do with W3C compliance and HTML5? Isn't this just a browser feature? As I understand it, it is a normal blocklist ...
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How can I view my browsing history in Internet Explorer 9 (Beta)?

I can't seem to find a way to do this. Is it possible to view IE9's browsing history?
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Can't install Internet Explorer on Windows 7 64 bit

I'm trying to install IE 9 but it says I have already installed the latest IE version, while I have no internet explorer installed. Instead, there is an update called Windows Internet Explorer 9 which ...
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Internet Explorer 9 won't start

I have installed Internet Explorer 9. Now when I try to start it the application window flashes up briefly before closing again. What's wrong? I have tried to uninstall IE9, then the problem ...
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How to get Internet Explorer 9 to log into the Event Viewer logs

I'm trying to find a way to enable IE 9 to log events into the event viewer. We have some clients reporting problems and we think IE crashes. I'd like to be able to log this event. Any Ideas?
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IE9 freezes with Protected Mode enabled

After a disk failure and a new build of Win7, IE9 locks up on most web pages including Bing. Running it as Admin works, and turning off Protected Mode also works. Neither of these was necessary prior ...