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why Internet Explorer 9 User Agent string (the "MSIE part) mess up with proxy?

In my network we're behind a proxy (pac script), when try to access a site in the following url format: http://serverName.domain.com:8080/somePath IE (9.0.8112.16421) is unable to browser the site ...
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Registry settings for autocomplete “default” options in IE8

I use autocomplete paswords for many sites, but every time I need to change from default option "No" to "yes", because the default value of message: "Do you want IE to remember this password" is "NO" ...
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Why does hyperlink open from Excel create multiple IE windows?

I have a excel document with SageCRM link (e.g. server/eware.dll/SessionFind?Act=ID&Mode=1&CLk=T&key0=7&key7=ID&Oppo_OpportunityId=ID) When clicked on this link from excel or word ...
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Slow loading of website on specific computer (stalling) occasionally

I have a problem with slow loading of a website, the problem is only on a specific computer (Windows8), and only in chrome and IE, in Firefox the problem does not arise. We have several other ...
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How do I get IE to prompt before opening a pdf file?

When clicking on a link to a pdf file, Internet Explorer simply opens it in Adobe Reader. How do I make it ask for confirmation first?
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Unknown Internet Explorer 11 Address Bar Icon

I am a developer, and as part of my investigation our customer sent us a screenshot which contains an icon I could not recognize. Does anybody know what this icon stands for (the one with the arrow ...
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Stubborn Startup Page - MyStartSearch - mystartsearch.com

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
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IE 9 in Windows 7 is not downloading any files

Anytime I try to download any files in IE 9 it sits and spins and will not download the file it does not even show an option to run/save. It does however work in Chrome and Firefox, this is Windows 7 ...
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Internet Explorer IE Restore Session: how does it work? [on hold]

Im using IE 11 on windows7 ultimate 64bit I have a need to figure out how Microsoft designs IE to restore sessions, because: Some time the IE crashes and "restore session" option is not available. ...
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“This file contained a virus and was deleted” on any file

I am getting the above error in IE when trying to download any files. Steps performed: Reset IE Add-ons disabled Safe mode Run as Administrator Reverted to an older version of IE (8-10) or ...
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How long are cookies stored on Internet Explorer & how are they ordered?

my question is about cookies stored on Internet Explorer on a Samsung Galaxy 4. My specific question for you is: How long can cookies be stored on Website Settings? Are the cookies website listed ...
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Why doesn't Internet Explorer follow an upgrade system like FireFox [closed]

Is there a reason why IE does not do in-place upgrades like FireFox? When other browsers update they generally do not break but with IE it seems like every version behaves so differently.
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Why is Internet Explorer used without my intervention?

I don't use Internet Explorer. Yet, since I installed ccleaner, I noticed that some Internet Explorer cookies are set (I noticed that when I ccleaner informed me that some temporary files could be ...
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FireFox SSO session used by Windows for further authentications?

On our document management system we use SSO and I also configured FF for auto login. Now that I extended the DMS with a feature which should load content from the Repository via SharePoint-Module in ...
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Changing IE settings automatically [closed]

i want to change someof the IE setting with a .reg file. but i cant find out how can do this kind of things: I need make sure that cookies are enabled and not blocked. I need to add to my 'Trusted ...
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Internet Explorer 9 will not download [closed]

Anytime I try to download any files in IE 9 it sits and spins and will not download the file, it does however work in Chrome and Firefox, this is Windows 7. I have looked in event viewer for any ...
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Export/Import of cookies in Internet Explorer 11?

There is a lot of Q and A about this on earlier versions of Internet Explorer (ex: How do I transfer / copy cookies from one browser to another or same browser from one machine to another?) but there ...
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Is it possible to have IE10 developer tools launch JavaScript debugger during infinite loop?

The issue is that my client has an application that is deployed to IE8 and IE10. The application doesn't work on any other browsers. Occasionally end-users are reporting browser crashes, where they ...
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Internet Explorer opens when I double-click firefox.exe or chrome.exe

I've been experiencing a problem for quite some time from now. I use Windows 7 and I cannot open Google Chrome or Firefox. When I click on the .EXE it opens Internet Explorer instead of Google ...
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Problems opening sharepoint document, checked out, but opening from temp folder instead

A user at work has a problem with Office 2010 and IE 9 against Sharepoint 2010. Whenever the user clicks on a Word file (.docx) on Sharepoint, he first gets the normal dialog asking whether to open ...
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Why do webpages flicker when I scroll through them? (IE 8)

This happened once before and it went away by itself, I think...or, I accidentally pushed some key that corrected it. Also, if it helps I have Sticky Keys on but I always have them on so I don't know ...
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Cannot open pdf, java, activex from browser after upgrading to windows 7

My computer at work was upgraded from Windows XP to windows 7 with Internet Explorer 10 recently. Below are the problems that I have: 1. Cannot open "Internet Options" from IE 10 browser. (I can only ...
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IE won't open Excel files

I'm visiting a web site that is opening an Excel file in a new window. From one PC (Windows XP, IE8, Office 2003), everything works. By works I mean that the new window appears, and I'm asked to ...
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Exactly the same URL, but 2nd and Nth views change for me, but not for colleague

Note: Although I strived mightily to ask and word this in a way that solicits a real solution, Stackexhange flashed a warning that this post might be too subjective. So, if the moderator does leave ...
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IE11's Document Mode drop down is disabled. Is there any way to enable it?

I'm using Internet Explorer 11 (more specifically, 11.0.9600.16384) on a fresh Windows 8.1 install. For whatever reason the Document Mode drop down in the browser's developer tools is disabled, ...
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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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IE11 Developer Tools is blank white/gray [duplicate]

When I run F12 Developer Tools in my Windows Server 2012 R2's install of IE 11.0.9600.17498 (Update 11.0.15), I get a blank white area with grayed out buttons: (That white rectangle at the bottom ...
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How can I block access to local files from Internet Explorer?

I want to create a kiosk station that will allow web browsing, but won't allow access to local files. How can I go about doing this?
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Internet Explorer 64bit Hyperlink

I was wondering if anyone knows how to create a hyperlink shortcut to specifically use 64bit IE. By default my system uses 32bit but there is one particular site that needs to run 64bit IE. Is there ...
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How to forbid IE to browse a https site if the cert is not trusted?

I've been Googled for a while, and didn't find any easy way to do this. Basically, I want to make sure the IE users in my network cannot browse possibly phishing site, or those are compromised with a ...
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What's the logic behind the “W” in Control+W to close a Tab in IE?

I like to make connections so I can remember keyboard shortcuts. I get Ctrl+T to open a new tab - but what's the logic behind Ctrl+W to close one?
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Configuring group policy to bypass proxy server for local addresses and adding a domain to trusted root certificate authorities

I am an intern who has just started in a new company. I have never used the group policy editor before. However I suggested that I believed it is possible to accomplish the two tasks we wish using the ...
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Can't type Turkish characters in Internet Explorer

I can't type some of the Turkish characters in desktop version of the Internet Explorer. I tried to explain the situation below. How can I fix this? When I press the key ş, it types _. When I press ...
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Why would Internet Explorer not run in normal user mode, but run in administrative mode?

System is Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Internet Explorer 11. I reinstalled my operating system within the last week so there's very little in the way of "extras" on here that could be causing this. The ...
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Why doesn't Javascript work in Internet Explorer?

I'm trying to use Internet Explorer to test a website, but scripts don't seem to be running. This seems like it's an issue on a lot of pages - for example, I tried going to the Acid3 page, and it said ...
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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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Ie11 skip past dialogue on certificate error. “do you want to open or save”

I'm trying to visit site where it says There is a problem with this website’s security certificate. and when I click visit the site a popup opens below saying do you want to open or save. When I click ...
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How to view all IE Trusted Sites when security settings are managed?

If the Security Zones for Internet Explorer are managed by my system administrator, the list of Trusted Sites is disabled and I cannot scroll through the list. Is there a way I can view the full list ...
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Windows 8.1 “Modern” Internet Explorer space key undoes itself

When I use the "Modern" Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 (x64) to access facebook pressing the space key after some words (I didn't see a pattern) simply undoes itself, even when I backspace to the ...
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IE “automatically detect settings” gets unchecked

we need to have the "automatically detect settings" on in order for users to connect to the internet while in the office. But at times, the setting is unchecked when the user takes the laptop home or ...
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Internet explorer missing from assigned access list

I'm attempting to use windows 8.1 assigned access mode to create a kiosk displaying an interactive website. The problem I'm coming up against is that there are no browsers is the list of available ...
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Highlighter for a broswer

Just something that can used to highlight text on a page in a way that can be viewed later (after refresh, etc). Any ideas?
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Error code: ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED

I get the error code: ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED whenever I try to go to http://reddit.com on my computer. So far I have tried: setting my static DNS server to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. executing netsh ...
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Open File - Security Warning dialog box

How do i disable this Open File - Security Warning dialog box? everything i find involves adding ip's to trusted sites etc. but this application is installed locally. I've already unblocked the exe ...
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Ctrl-F shortcut of Find option not working in IE8

In one of my PC if press Crtl-F (find) in Internet explorer then it's not working(Find option does not come). But in chrome this option works. Actually IE also has option of Ctrl-F for search option. ...
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Issue with google display and results, on all browsers

I have a 3-yr old desktop with a new SSD and a fresh copy of Windows 8.1. Googling is producing some subtly strange results which are consistent across different browsers. On other computers (which ...
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Bold fonts rendered ugly in web browsers (IE and Chrome)

I have a terrible issue with both browsers, I've read that is caused by Helvetica fonts, I've removed that fonts, deleted FNTCACHE.dat, restarted Windows and this ugly font still appear in bold text, ...
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Weird adware source code in every website

I've got a weird script popping up on every website I go on. What makes it even weirder is that it does absolutely nothing. I didn't notice anything until I saw this kind of stuff: I've tried ...
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How to enable the 'Save and Open' option in Internet Explorer

I've recently upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 and now when I try to download/open a *.csv file from the internet I get the following options in IE. The Save and Open option is disabled/greyed out. ...
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Is there a Chrome version of IE's “Every time I visit the webpage”?

In IE, there are caching options like the following image - "Every time I visit the webpage" Is there an equivalent setting Chrome? I want to avoid CTRL + F5.