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Internet Explorer 9 bad proxy detection failing when proxy server is completely unreachable

I've searched high and low, and I only find a few mentions of this "bad proxy list" feature of internet explorer. Basically, if you have a PAC/wpad.dat file for auto proxy configuration, and your ...
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Not getting prompted for certificate in IE8

I am unable to connect to a local intranet server using IE8. This server issues an unsigned certificate. When using IE8, it returns "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" instead of "there ...
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IE Search Provider: Specifying gTLD / Country-Specific Site

I am based in the UK, and as such typically use google.co.uk as my search engine. However, my employer is based in continental Europe, and thus my internet proxy is located overseas. As a result, IP ...
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Can't open ASP.NET site on POSready 2009 machine w/ IE 8

When the site gets built, it autopublishes to a LAN location (10.x.x.x). I can reach this location no problem from my workstation. But when I try to go there from the POS machine (connected to the ...
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Connection to Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, etc. compromised via all devices on my home network - How?

I'm a very computer savvy guy (although not very networking savvy), and I may still be wrong about this, but I think my home network may be compromised somehow. I'd like to know if it's possible for ...
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How to create new or modify existing search provider? [duplicate]

I'd like to use https://bing.com instead of the default unencrypted address bar search. Unable to find this option on Internet Explorer's search provider page, I want to create a new one or modify ...
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Can't install (most recent version of) Internet Explorer

My Internet Explorer crashes at startup. I tried to install the latest version (IE11 for Windows7) but then I get the puzzling message I have a version more recent than the current version ...
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Desktop Browsers Not Working, but “Metro” Internet Explorer Works (Windows 8)

I'm trying to help my dad fix his computer after he inadvertently downloaded and installed a bundle of 15 spyware/malicious programs (which he has since uninstalled via the Control Panel). However, ...
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HTML Tables randomly break on all browsers (on one computer) [closed]

I have one computer that, when browsing an html table of search results, will have the tables drawn differently and incorrectly most of the time in Chrome, IE, and Firefox. But on other computers, it ...
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How to block administrative user from accessing the internet on windows 7? [duplicate]

How to force the administrative user to type in a password in order to open and use internet explore in windows 7? Or Uninstall or disable internet explore?
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Print preview default print differs from just normal print

Okay sorry if the title is confusing but here is the issue and i could not find any mention of this exact problem anywhere else. This started as a possible programming issue but I narrowed it down to ...
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How can I use bookmarklets in IE11 that involve cross-site scripting?

I'm trying to use some bookmarklets that involve loading javascript from a trusted website. In particular, OpenSpritz and Squirt I have Squirt working in Chrome, but I use IE11 for the most part. ...
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Limited to one upload in Chrome

I've had this problem on a client's computer for nearly a year now... Windows 7 with the latest version of Chrome and IE. Whenever I try to upload multiple files to a Gmail attachment, Facebook, etc. ...
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Internet explorer has stopped working When I print preview my web page that has highchart

When I print preview a web page that I used highchart component, I encountered an error that is "Internet explorer has stopped working...". This problem is only happening when print preview. At the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to view password text?

Windows 8 introduces a new feature called Password Reveal. While using Windows 8, whenever you enter your password in the password field of a Windows 8 app, IE 10, or the login screen, a Password ...
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Internet Explorer - slow to open on WLAN

Having issues with IE11 opening on a newly built Windows 7 laptop. Laptop model is a Lenovo T431s. IE is working fine on LAN. When connected on WLAN it can take up to 25 seconds for Internet ...
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Where is Internet Explorer 10 history stored?

I'm using Windows7 64 and Internet Explorer 10. I find a strange thing about my IE history: I can search history for certain pages and they show, but they are not in any of those "View by Date", ...
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Codec information missing after clicking on link to wmv file

I am running Windows 7 64 bit. When using Internet Explorer 9 or Chrome, I get the error: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not ...
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Browser dialogs (Alert, Confirm, & Prompt) not longer working in Internet Explorer & Firefox on a specific Windows install

I have a particular install of Windows 7 that will not display the standard JavaScript dialogs from web browsers. e.g. These all fail, regardless how they are called on any site. javascript:alert('A ...
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What does Internet Explorer Version Suffix = CO mean?

I was checking my Internet explorer version after hearing about a big security bug in IE and I noticed that IE stated the following information: Version: 11.0.9600.17105 CO Update Versions: 11.0.7 ...
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Where is this error coming from

I work for a video hosting and delivery company. We supply our clients an iframe to embed our player (Flash or HTML5 based on detection) in their sites. I have a customer with issues and I can not ...
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IE 10 issue with new tab

I have come across an issue in IE 10 where I first open the browser by clicking on Internet explorer icon and then login to the web application.Then I right click and select open in new tab option at ...
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Why is Internet Explorer version dependent on the OS?

Why are XP users stuck with IE8? It seems like such a weird tight-coupling. Almost all other applications seem to work perfectly fine with XP, Vista, 7 and 8. I don't really see why this specifically ...
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Unable to block websites in internet explorer

I am using Internet Explorer and want to block certain websites (to increase my productivity, not that it matters). I went to: Internet Options > Privacy > Sites. It promises to block certain domains ...
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Command line option to print from Internet Explorer or Mozilla firefox

Is there a Command line option to print from Internet Explorer or Mozilla firefox? for Ex. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -print -url www.google.com
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support level for w3c specifications for different broswers

Where can I find information on the level of browser support, for each browser, for w3c HTML5/CSS3 specification. I found a Wikipedia Article which provides some info on this, but the comparison ...
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Weird special character issue in all browsers

Today Chrome started behaving in a rather weird way. Some websites no longer display special characters properly. For example: I see a 6 instead of an á but if I copy and paste the character itself ...
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Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
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Internet Explorer crashes on statup

Immediately when I open ie it crashes and shows me this dialog box I tried running it with no add-ons like many sites suggest but it doesn't fix the problem. Last time I rolled back to ie-8 and the ...
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Am I safe from MS Advisory 2963983 by using a different application to host the MSIE rendering engine?

Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: April 26, 2014 General Information Executive Summary Microsoft ...
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No “hardware accelleration” enable/disable on internet explorer

In chrome if I right click on a flash video and go on "settings" in the context menu I get a tab in which I can enable/disable video accelleration. How come this tab is not present if I do the same ...
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How to view the source of a non html page?

I need to view the source of a webpage. This web page is a plain text page with some text regarding an error. But the page's content type is set to image/jpeg. If I visit the page in Internet Explorer ...
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Need to set document mode for specific sites in IE 11

I'm facing an issue where certain sites in my organization are defaulting to render mode 5 and the page won't load. If I change the document mode to 8 or 9 it works fine. Is there a way to set the ...
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IE10 downloading files has .exe become _exe

I have a Windows 7 SP1 x86 machine with IE10, fully patched, which has strange issues with downloads in internet explorer. Specifically, any exe (as well as others) has the period/dot/full stop ...
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How to copy a cookie in Windows 8.1 Metro IE from one domain to another

I want to copy all cookies from domain1.com to domain2.com for the Windows 8.1 Metro IE browser. How can I do that? Where are the files stored?
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How to run 32-bit IE 11 browser on Windows 8.1 64 bit [duplicate]

Is it possible to run Internet Explorer 11 32 bit on Windows 8.1 64 bit? Since only 32 bit ActiveX is available for Check Point Software VPN. Currently when I go into site it wants me to download the ...
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How to pin modern ie to the taskbar?

Regarding the new Windows 8.1 Update 1's ability to pin modern apps to the task bar, I have a problem - I cannot pin the modern IE to the taskbar. When I right click and set "Pin to taskbar" it pins ...
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Gesture to switch between IE tabs [duplicate]

I have the Yoga 2 pro (touchscreen convertible). In tent or stand mode, with no access to the keyboard, what is the quickest way to switch between open tabs in Internet Explorer (running in Modern ...
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Why is Chrome the only major browser that supports printing to PDF? [closed]

Chrome has had the ability to print a webpage to a PDF for quite a while now. Why is it that the other 2 major browsers have not followed suit? Is it because of... licensing technological hurdle ...
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Using different java versions with different browsers [duplicate]

How to run two browsers (Google Chrome and IE) with Java plugins in Windows 7 having different versions (1.7 64-bit for Chrome and 1.6 32-bit for IE)? Thank you
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IE11 Metro/Modern showing menu bar

Since the latest couple of upgrades IE11 Metro/Modern version permanently shows the menu bar at the bottom. Usually, clicking inside the page showing would make it disappear downwards, now it remains ...
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Installing IE 11 onto VMware fusion w/ Windows 7 64-bit

I'm a tech at my school's Help Desk and I'm running into this strange issue. I've already installed all possible Windows Updates. I can't seem to remove IE 10 from the computer. When I attempt to run ...
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Why won't “F12 Developer Tools” disappear from my screen?

I have IE11 (version 11.0.9600.16428) open. I was running developer tools a couple hours back to debug my webpage and then I closed developer tools. Now, there is a light gray rectangular bar that ...
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Can I run IE 11 in Compatibility mode 10

If i add a site to the compatibility list, it runs as if IE 7. .. But IE 7 sucks. The feature missing in IE 11, works in IE 10. So how do I permanently run all compatibility sites in IE10 mode, not ...
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Set URL to New Tab page for IE 11

Does someone know how I can change IE settings for set my own url to new tab page. Home page have to be diferent from new tab page.
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Where does Internet Explorer store the last used upload directory?

I have an image of a user's hard drive from which I need to recover some photos, but I don't know the file names or directory they are stored in. The photos are not in any of the typical profile ...
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Change Browser settings without browser restarting via use another program

I don't understand how some programs (e.g. Baidu PC Faster, Search Protect) change the URL of a new tab page, default engine and home page when browsers run. In Internet Explorer even there isn't ...
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Internet Explorer Opening Local HTML Files in IE7 Document Mode

For some reason, no matter what document type I'm using Internet Explorer will open all my HTML files as a Default Internet Explorer 7 Document Type. If I upload these HTML files to a server they'll ...
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Where does Internet Explorer save the files which I have opened? [duplicate]

I opened an Excel file from Internet Explorer, worked on it for 2 hours and saved it. But now I can't find the file. The file was really important. Is there any way I can retrieve it? I'm using ...
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Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...