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IE proxy settings reset themselves

I cannot successfully save proxy settings for my Windows 7 computer. I already reset my IE, it did not help. I ran process monitor on my computer after entering the proxy settings and found that the ...
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IE DNS lookup hijacked by Baidu

I have a user who went on a trip to China recently. Since they've come back, attempting to navigate to any of their bookmarks takes them to this url: ...
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Address bar should be disabled in Kiosk mode for Metro IE

I want to use Metro IE in Kiosk mode, but restricting the user's ability to navigate to other URLs. The address bar should be disabled completely. How can I achieve this?
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Show Aptana Studio website/code preview in Virtual Machine's browser

Using VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host I have set up a Windows 7 guest and made several snapshots/linked clones with each having the next version of IE on them starting at 8 going up to 11. Yes I know ...
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How to remove baidu / hao123 from internet explorer

I have tried to set Internet options to http://www.yahoo.com.sg/ And have gone to Internet options manage add-ons to remove baidu etc. Still whenever I open my internet explorer, it redirects me to ...
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Why does placing a Word document as input in a Web form launch the process WINWORD.EXE?

I have IE 11 on Win 7 — yes, I live dangerously. I have a Web form, like this. I click Browse... and I choose a Word document. I don't even send the form. The process WINWORD.EXE starts, and I get ...
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Unable to change browser's default home page

After installing Qvod player, my IE homepage was set to: http://www.hao123.com/?tn=97473572_hao_pg I tried to set the home page via IE settings, however it changed back to http://www.hao123.com ...
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Internet Explorer runs whenever I run an exe file

I'm using Windows 7. Whenever I try to run an .exe file, Internet Explorer runs with it. How can I fix this? P.S. .exe files are working fine, but IE runs with them automatically.
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Error installing IE11 - prerequisite update KB2834140

I'm trying to upgrade Internet Explorer my Windows 7 (x64) development VM from IE8 to IE11. Both the online and offline installers fail with a bland error message: The troubleshooter tells me ...
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Can I access the Windows RT Browser in Windows Pro?

Can I access the Modern UI version of IE in Windows Pro? If you can access the Modern UI version of IE how?
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Browsers gets messed across dual monitor in portrait setup

I have recently changed my dual monitor setup from landscape to portrait. The desktop is extended and not duplicated. I'm having a problem viewing websites when the browser spans across two monitors. ...
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How do I answer 'yes' to script error automatically in Internet Explorer?

While navigating on a page, sometimes I get a script error from Internet Explorer. I need to say 'yes' every time it appears, otherwise the page doesn't work. How can I make Internet Explorer say ...
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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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What is the purpose of the Start Page Redirect Cache registry value?

Under the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main registry key there are a couple of values that I am curious about their intended use. I was looking into setting the default IE home page and ...
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How to revert checkboxes, comboboxes, and scrollbars in Internet Explorer 11 to how they were displayed in Internet Explorer 10?

I recently install IE 11 and I wonder that all checkboxes, comboboxes, and scrollbars are changed. Please see these images: How I can set Internet Explorer 11 to show the classic interface for ...
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NiceAlert (suppresses JavaScript alert) equivalent extension for Internet Explorer [closed]

I live in South Korea which is full of cheap web programmers who don't understand accessibilty or cross-platform, etc. Many major Korean web sites are built by those kind of programmers and managers. ...
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Is there a way to run an HTML file with default browser and a parameter?

I have an HMTL file that I would like to be opened with the user's default browser, followed by a parameter. For example, if your default browser was Google Chrome, it would open as: ...
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Windows 7 IE version mismatch

When I try to upgrade from IE 9 t IE 10 on Windows 7 x64 Enterprise SP1 it runs through the install process and fails. It goes through this process: Downloading required updates Setup needs to ...
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How can I have the buttons “Run” and “Open” work again in Internet Explorer?

I have Internet Explorer 11 on Win 7. I go to the address : https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-stub&os=win&lang=fr The dialog comes. I have the button Run. ...
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What could cause an autolaunch of an Internet Explorer process on Windows 7

We have a very thorny issue going on with an application in a corporate environment. Any clue, no matter how remote, is getting some investigation. We have a client application, written in Java ...
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Windows 8.1 has locked down “c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files” can't manually install/remove plugins for IE

I've discovered that the folder c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\ where IE puts ActiveX plugins that have been installed ... is seriously locked down in windows 8.1 The situation I'm seeing is ...
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Google Docs file association [duplicate]

Can you set a file association in Internet Explorer to open .doc files in Google docs? I use a SaaS application with integrated email that only runs on IE and I would like to open file attachments ...
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Changing proxy settings automatically when connecting to different wifi networks

I connect to multiple wifi networks at home and work every day and I find changing the proxy settings for my browsers all day long to be a waste of life. From previous questions, I find information ...
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How to change the cipher suites list in Chrome & Internet Explorer

In Firefox, it is clear how to edit the cipher suites list simply from about:config. From digging in the web, I know that it is quite complicated in Chrome and IE. Some references show how to black ...
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How to let GUI browser display HTML as soon as possible (dont wait for font/javascript/CSS resources been loaded)?

China CCP government is blocking Google services heavily recently, I can't even use basic Google search service now. So if websites are using Google services like http://ajax.googleapis.com ...
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Clear IE10 AppCache Security request

Unsure if this is more suited in StackOverflow. ?? My website is using the AppCache API. When IE users open it the first time a confirmation box pops up saying something like: "Allow this website to ...
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How to install older versions of Internet Explorer?

I currently have Internet Explorer 11 installed, but I need Version 8 or 7 for some onlinework. Do I have to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 prior to installing 8 or 7?
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Getting someone else's browsing history

If I was interested in knowing what someone else was browsing, could I boot up to a Linux LiveUSB and copy the file off of their computer where Internet Explorer saves history, brink it back to my ...
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IE9 not prompting to save downloaded CSV file, opens in Excel

I am accessing a website that generates CSV files when I click a "download" link. Instead of prompting to "save or open", IE 9 is going right ahead and trying to open the returned file in Excel. Since ...
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IE 11 only works without Add-ons

There are two programs related to the Internet Explorer on my computer: 1) Internet Explorer 2) Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) The first IE program does not response to any url I entered. Also, most ...
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How to copy text from webpage dialog?

I am using a browser based (mainly internet explorer) application, sometimes I need to click on input boxes to get the possible list of options. Is there a way to copy the popped up (like this) ...
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Internet Explorer Dev Channel Won't Run

I'm currently running IE 11 and wanted to use some of the new tools in the IE Dev Channel, but every time that I run it I get error code BEX64. I've uninstalled, re-installed and even attempted to ...
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Flash Player not working in IE 11 Windows 8 Mode

I am having an issue with Flash Player acting strangely. Originally, the problem was occurring in both IE 11 desktop and Windows 8.1 (app) mode. I posted a question about this on Microsoft Answers and ...
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Adobe Flash Player Does Not Load on Internet Explorer 11

I am having a problem with Adobe Flash Player with Internet Explorer 11. The problem is that whenever I visit a website that has content that needs the flash player in order to work, Internet Explorer ...
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MSIE11 Developer Tools not showing requests made by EMBED element

UPDATE: I assume the cause behind this weird behavor is that some plugins (WMP, VLC, ...) in some DOCTYPEs talk to the remote server directly, therefore browser simply can not detect their requests. I ...
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Java applet only runs if IE is run as administrator

Java applets don't work at all (not detected by browser) if IE is launched normally. I'm currently using the latest version of Java 7u60 with Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1. This issue seemed to ...
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IE11 webmail issues with touch, Chrome seems not to have

So my company is starting to experiment with giving users tablets (Windows 8.1, Dell Venue 11 tablets). And I'm running into an issue with our webmail application. On a desktop, you'd normally have to ...
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iehttpheader doesn't work for me

I installed iehttpheader It's like livehttpheader for firefox but it's for internet explorer http://www.blunck.info/iehttpheaders.html At first it works. Now it no longer works. I want to ...
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What are the consequences of deleting AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery?

My laptop is starved for space and at times something goes crazy and eats it all. Today I was down to 3 MB (yes, meg) on C at one point. I keep no working files on C, they are all on D. I can't adjust ...
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Internet Explorer Slow throughout whole Network

Currently I'm facing a very strange Behaviour. I know, that Internet Explorer might be slightly slower than it's competitors, but i used to use it for various reasons. However at the moment it is ...
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Is there a way to configure IE to prompt for user credentials for a single specific site instead of an entire zone?

I have a single intranet site that I require users to enter a custom credential on (that isn't the same as their Workstation credentials). If I set IE to use "Automatic Logon", the dialogue prompt ...
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What changes my default browser from Chrome back to IE10 in Windows 8?

I follow the steps outlined here but set Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. If I close all browser windows, Chrome and IE, the changes are reverted and IE becomes the default browser. I am the only ...
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I can't play downloaded music on my media player

I just got a used laptop from a relative – a Dell Latitude E4300 with Windows 7 Enterprise. This is because my old desktop is using the now unsupported XP software. So I'm transferring files from ...
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Batch file to open 4 or 6 internet explorer screens and place them by dividing the desktop equally

I intend to write a script that can open 4-6 IE screens that can be automatically be placed on the desktop. So essentially all of them will get equal space on the desktop. I am aware of the command ...
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Internet Explorer browser did not support my machine?

I am using IE browser version 8, but I want use IE10 or IE11,so I had downloaded IE10 and IE11, but did not support my machine. This is my system properties. Operating System: Windows 7 ultimate ...
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Exclude site from Compability View policy

I have a client who enforces the policy in IE that all local intranet sites be loaded in the Compatibility View. Unfortunately our webapp doesn't support this and gives alot of issues in the comp. ...
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How to open a webpage if it isn't already open, and if it is, switch to it instead?

I am currently executing this command in my batch file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://localhost" to open up my page in Internet Explorer after generating it and ...
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Stop Foxit PhantomPDF Standard from Opening PDFs in Internet Explorer 11

Is there a way to stop Foxit PhantomPDF from opening a linked PDF in the browser plugin? My desired behavior is for it to open the PDF in a Foxit PhantomPDF window. I've looked for an add-in, but ...
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Can ping localhost but can't browse

I know this is a pretty common question but I did my research and couldn't find a solution for this issue. I'm configuring a development application server and I came to the point where I can ping ...
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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. ...