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How do I configure my browser to run a JNLP file but not keep it in the downloads folder?

Every day I use a set of JNLP (Java Web Start) files to run my applications. When I run it, it downloads a JNLP file which stays in my downloads folder. This causes a problem after time because the ...
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How to launch Internet Explorer from the command prompt?

I have to launch Internet Explorer from the DOS command prompt. I have done it with Firefox, like: cd \program files\mozilla firefox\ firefox How to do the same with Internet Explorer?
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Why does IE resolve https://localhost but Firefox does not?

We're running Windows 8.1 with the current stable Firefox and IE. There's a fresh installation of Apache 2.2 that has been enabled to do SSL. http://localhost is reachable in Firefox and IE and ...
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Error downloading file with Internet Explorer using HTTPS

We recently have a problem with Internet Explorer when downloading files over HTTPS from one application. Suddenly it started to show this error Internet Explorer no puede descargar ${page} de ...
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Many iexplorer instances open when clicking on a mailto link

Whenever I click on a mailto link, my computer gets whacko and starts a recurrent series of calls that open more and more instances of iexplorer. I need to manually enter the task manager and kill the ...
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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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How can I get IE 11 to stop reverting to Start with tabs from last session?

I'm using Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) with Internet Explorer 11. My preference is to have IE start with my home page. A few times a week, it changes itself to Start with tabs from last session. ...
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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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ClearMyTracksByProcess - all options?

I've seen the list of values floating around the internet for ClearMyTracksByProcess Delete Temporary Internet Files: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8 Delete Cookies: RunDll32.exe ...
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stop ie from closing when draging out a shortcut

I mostly use Firefox but at work all their stuff is setup to use IE and I can't change that. so I'm stuck with using IE and I've noticed one uber annoying thing it does. so I've got several tabs open ...
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Windows 8.1 certificate problems: IE can't open google

I'm on Win8.1 and it appears I'm having problems with certificates. Date/Time is ok (and updates at microsoft)! I removed AVG 2015 (which I installed this week, and the problems started). Symptoms: ...
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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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Firefox Certificate Error

I have this annoying problem - every time I get into a site with a security certificate I always see a warning page that the certificate is invalid. I've grown accustomed to just setting an exception ...
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What happens to a site that is NOT in trusted sites?

Anytime that I open a web app (uses javascript ESRI code) via window.showModalDialog I get the following error: Using window.open does not cause any issues. I have played around with privacy ...
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How can I make an iframe security error occur in IE? [migrated]

A user of one of my websites is reporting an alarming-looking frame content error on a page that embeds Google Maps. I have played with the security settings in IE9, IE10 and IE11 but have only been ...
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How to search on-page with Internet Explorer in Windows 8 on a touch device?

I neither have an external keyboard nor is the virtual keyboard available in the browser. As well, if I try to use the charms bar and choose "Search" in Internet Explorer, a new Bing tab is opened ...
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How to install Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7?

I had installed and working Internet Explorer 8 on my pc. I have Windows 7. Then some days ago i have installed some updates on Windows and Explorer was automatically updated to version 9. But i am a ...
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What reason might all browsers except Chrome take AGES to launch

I tend to use Chrome most of the time and it loads pretty much instantly. But all other browsers on my system (Safari, IE and Firefox) take AGES to load. From clicking on the icon, it can take ...
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Group IE tabs into one taskbar icon?

I like that in Chrome, no matter how many tabs you have open, there is only 1 singular icon on the taskbar. Naturally, IE displays an icon per tab open instead. Is there a way to change this on ...
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IE 10 special characters

I'm using a Windows 8 64 bit laptop with IE 10 installed. I have a problem regarding special characters in IE 10. My OS is English however I'm using a Turkish keyboard. Now in Chrome, Firefox I ...
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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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Can you use a Sandboxie to install multiple versions of IE?

It would seem theoretically possible to install multiple versions of IE on the same machine using Sandboxie (or any other sandbox program). To do this, you would do the following: Uninstall the ...
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Are there any Metro Internet Explorer command-line options?

IApplicationActivationManager::ActivateForProtocol works fine but only takes one parameter that has to be a URL. ActivateApplication(..., L"-private http://example.com", ...) does not work. 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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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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Stop IE 11 from creating temporary internet files?

Question How do I -- preferably at a machine or registry level -- disable storing temporary internet files, either altogether or for a specific service account? Background We utilize software that ...
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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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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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IE 11 gets unstable

After some time, IE goes into this unstable state. The best way to describe it is with this screenshot: Before: After: So after some use, the tabs lose the title of the page, the menubar gets ...
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When I click on view in store, it takes me to store home page

I want to download an app called iGun Pro on my Windows 8 laptop, yet when I click view in store on the app page it takes me to the store home page instead. I have tried in both Chrome and Internet ...
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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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Apply HTML changes to 3rd party Website permanently in Internet Explorer

I have to use a 3rd party website, that only runs fine in the Internet Explorer. But I still need to edit the HTML of some of the pages by using the F12 Developer Tools. Otherwise it would be very ...
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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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“ctrl”+“F”—keyboard shortcut of “Find” option—is not working in Internet Explorer 8

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 crtl+F for search option. ...
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Open local HTML files in compatibility view (IE7) in IE11/WIN7

Friend of mine has an interesting issue on his new corporate PC - it looks like his IE11 is somehow configured to open all HTML files from the local file system in compatibility mode (IE7). While I'm ...
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How can I stop having IE11 ask me if I want to save or open an .flv file?

I am working with 6 different video formats in IE11. If I try to directly open on of the other 5 (not .flv), either Windows Media Player or QuickTime will open up directly and play the video. For ...
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Why isn't the proxy server isn’t responding in IE 11?

I'm having problems with Internet Explorer 11 I'm getting the message; The proxy server isn't responding and it won't connect to the Internet. Firefox works fine but other programs need ...
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“Access Denied” when accessing a web site

I am using Windows Vista IE9. I live outside the US, if it matters. Recently, I have problem accessing www.cvs.com. I always get the message, Access Denied You don't have permission to access ...
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Can't remove Internet Explorer Add-On

I'm using IE8 on Windows 7. I'm trying to delete an add-on from my "Manage Add-ons" panel. But when I double click the add-on I'd like to delete, the "Remove" button is grayed out. Only the disable ...
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On Windows Server 2012, I cannot connect with IE, but telnet or powershell works just fine

On Windows Server 2012R2, I have the following issue: I can ping my other (Linux) server I can telnet into it on port 80 I can send a GET /url/ and I receive a response with html (in telnet) I can ...
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Bookmarklet: run JS command after page is loaded

I build quite a lot of bookmarklets to automate my every day's work. Now I faced a problem: I would like (by clicking on a bookmarklet) to open a page in web browser (I use Internet Explorer 8) and ...
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Resize open file dialog Internet Explorer

I'm a little bit stuck here. I'm trying to get the common dialog that appears when you open/save a file in Internet Explorer fullscreen and be persistent. If i open the dialog, resize it, close it and ...
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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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ERR_INVALID_CHUNKED_ENCODING from Chrome

when i type chrome://help/ in Chrome's address bar, i get Version 41.0.2272.101 m Google Chrome is up to date. but when i try to go to https://twitter.com i get on win8.1: This web ...
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Create origin aliases for a web browser?

Is there a way to configure browsers with a list of "origin aliases" so that a web app functions as expected? If so, how? For example, I would like to tell the browser https://wiki and ...
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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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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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Why isn't Internet Explorer respecting Compatibility View settings?

In Internet Explorer 11, I've set compatibility view for a particular site. The setting seems to set and save alright, however, IE11 won't change the user-agent. I've watched this through IE's ...
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How can I recover an IE11 crashed session when recover previous session button isn't shown?

Platform: windows 8.1 Tablet, z3735f, main storage: 32GB emmc, ram: 2GM physical+4GB virtual When I was browsing with IE11, windows reminded me that my battery was running low so I plugged in to ...
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How to define what IE is going to be launched by default (32 bit vs 64 bit)

Following my previous question here, how do I define what browser will be opened by default when running a web address from Run Dialog? At the moment my issue is that at the moment it opens the 32 bit ...