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Is it possible to use the IE10 App without making Internet Explorer the default browser?

Windows 8 comes with two versions of Internet Explorer: the normal desktop version, which looks just like IE9, and the Modern UI version, which is a full-screen tablet-style app. By default, links ...
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Multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a machine

Is it possible to have multiple versions of Internet Explorer on the same computer?
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Unable to open IE 10 in 32-bit mode

I need to run IE 10 in 32-bit mode on 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise N. When I run IE 10 from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer" I can see in task manager that I have only one process ...
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How do I block certain websites from being accessed through a browser?

A friend of mine (who is not a geek) asks me how to stop her little brother from playing web games on her computer. She is currently using Chrome and IE, and I have never done that before, even on FF. ...
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Prevent Internet Explorer tabs from opening tabs in stack in taskbar

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate, and IE 8, and have the taskbar in icon view. I'm not sure how to explain this, but I'm amazed at how each tab in IE8 seems to act like a new "thing" in the taskbar (as if ...
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How do I remove the “eye symbol” from password fields in Windows 8?

While I was entering my password in Gmail and other mail accounts, I could see a symbol of an "eye" in the text box. This is really dangerous because once you click on the eye, your password is ...
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Set Internet Explorer as the default browser from the command line

Is it possible to set Internet Explorer as the default browser to launch from the command line? I have a web application that only runs under Internet Explorer, but if it happens that Firefox is ...
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How do I change Firefox's user agent via about:config?

My work has blocked Internet access with Firefox. I know how to change the value of “general.useragent.extra.firefox” through about:config, but when I try to change it to IE, I still can’t access any ...
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How to disable file download popup in Internet Explorer?

I was able to disable file download popup in all popular browsers except Internet Explorer. This is the popup: I thought this would do it, but I still get the popup: Internet Explorer > Tools > ...
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Greasemonkey for IE (8)? [closed]

I've been searching some of the morning today and am unable to find a 'Greasemonkey' type program for IE8. I have a horrendous 'Incident Monitor' ticket app at my company and it looks like it was ...
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How to maintain different active sessions in single firefox and internet explorer?

Suppose we are working in Firefox. Now I have opened 3 tabs. In all 3 tabs I need to work on an application e.g. gmail account. i.e. Tab 1 has Account 1, tab 2 has account2 and tab 3 has account 3. I ...
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How can I start up Windows without explorer loading up?

What I'm looking to do is to start it up, then have it load IE in kiosk mode. The IE part is easy, (-k) but I'm looking to find out how I can get the computer to start up without explorer. I've ...
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Firefox displays garbage characters in lieu of web page

On this web page http://taj.chass.ncsu.edu/Hindi.Less.05/dialog_script.html, firefox and opera running on windows and linux display the source html interspersed with garbage characters (for me, they ...
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IE: Why does Compatibility View disappear for some websites?

IE9 displays the Compatibility Mode button for some websites, but not for others. For the others, I can still enable it by adding it via Tools > Compatibility View Settings, and then it behaves as ...
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Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 and install Internet Explorer 6

How do I install Internet Explorer 6 as my default browser and remove Internet Explorer 8? I need this because of the script in my course syllabus.
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How to manually edit the search providers in Windows Internet Explorer 9

On a Windows 7 system, the search provider has been hijacked, and keeps prompting us to change it when Internet Explorer 9 starts up. It brings up the Manage Add ons dialogue, and we can click on any ...
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Where does Internet Explorer keep downloaded files that are merely “opened” on Windows 7?

I decided to open a file instead of saving it, made lots of changes saved many times, but when I closed it, I realised I couldn't find it anymore. I'm hopping the file is still here, but can't find ...
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Disable spell checking in IE 10/11 (on Windows 7, 8, 8.1)

[Note 11/2014: I updated the question title to better reflect answers given.] I installed the release preview of Windows 8, which comes with Internet Explorer 10. IE10 has been endowed with a spell ...
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How do I get back the Metro version of Internet Explorer on Windows 8?

I'm trying to open the Metro version of Internet Explorer, however it opens as a desktop app. It just goes from the metro interface to the desktop. How can I do this?
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How do I restrict certain sites in IE?

Is there a way to restrict access from certain sites so that IE can't access ? I would like a solution that doesn't need installing a third party program to do so. Either something in IE or some ...
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Is Internet Explorer 10 limited to Windows 8?

I couldn't find it on the internet anywhere. I know that it has a Metro version and a regular version, so since Microsoft isn't supporting Metro with earlier versions of Windows, I'd understand if it ...
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How to force Internet Explorer (IE) to REALLY reload the page?

When using Internet Explorer 8 to test my web application I often find it doesn't reload the page, so I don't see my changes. This has resulted in a lot of wasted time and frustration wondering why my ...
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How to view Internet Explorer auto-detected proxy settings?

When Internet Explorer is set to auto-detect proxy settings, is there a way to view what it detects?
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How to browse safely?

Just curious. What are the best practices and tools you use for safe Internet browsing? How to stay away from spywares, adwares etc? Update: For my work, I use Internet Explorer on Windows and ...
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Does holding down Ctrl/Shift while clicking refresh actually have an effect in modern browsers?

I have been pressing Ctrl or Shift while clicking refresh for so long out of habit that I am not even sure it has any effect in modern browsers. In the past it was used to do a 'hard refresh' - i.e. ...
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Advertisement suddenly appearing on top of almost every page

Since this morning strange advertisement is appearing on top of many pages I open in webbrowser (see screenshot at the end). It's happening in any browser (tested FF, IE and Chrome), on any of three ...
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After virus, Chrome & Internet Explorer won't connect to the internet, but Firefox works fine

I cannot connect to the internet with Chrome or Internet Explorer. Firefox works fine. It seems it happens when I was infected by a "Trojan Horse Generic 17.BWIK", "Trojan Horse SHeur.UHL" and ...
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Windows: how to downgrade Internet Explorer 8 to an older version?

I need to demote my IE to 7. Please tell me how to do that. I have some links that don't support(?!!) Internet Explorer 8; they work only in IE 7 or older versions. I tried installing IE 7, but the ...
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How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9 or rollback to Internet Explorer 8?

I wanted to try, and I installed Internet Explorer 9 and now Firefox is acting strangely. For example, the URL Windows aren't opening in time. When I Maximize Firefox the window title is blinking like ...
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Create a basic html file that opens in IE

I created a basic html file and it opens fine in firefox. But in IE it just shows up as plain text (the tags are shown instead of rendered). My file looks like this <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC ...
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How to set IE as the default browser?

Just a few days back I made Chrome my default browser. Can you please suggest how to make IE the default browser again?
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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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How do I access tabbed browsing when using the modern UI Internet Explorer?

When running Internet Explorer from the the modern UI, I can't find out how to access tabs. I can create tabs using Ctrl + T, but I'm not sure how to switch between tabs, see what tabs I have open, ...
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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 can I access a website which only allows Internet Explorer users to view it?

My university website is designed in such a way that just users with Internet Explorer can use it and if you try to access it through other browsers(like: chrome or firefox) it wont allow; Is there ...
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How can I install Internet Explorer in Linux?

How can I install Internet Explorer in Linux?
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How to stop spyware/adware popups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I think my brother got a case of adware on his Windows XP PC, since he gets occasional pop-ups out of ...
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Disable/configure Back & Forward (History Scroll) through Shift + Mouse Wheel in Internet Explorer

I have a problem with Internet Explorer. Sometimes (not always) when you use the mouse wheel to scroll a page up/down it instead chooses to go back or forth in the web browsing history. This behavior ...
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Web page does not display properly

I have a problem with one of my computers. It does not display any website properly. The background clouds on some websites do not show up, the layout of some websites are not properly displayed. And ...
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Why is IEx64 not the default for x64 Windows?

I don't think I've seen any answers to this question, but I'm curious as to why, when you have a 64-bit OS installed (ex: Vista x64), IE defaults to the 32-bit version? Are there drawbacks to using ...
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How do I uninstall Internet Explorer from windows?

Seems simple, right? Well it's not listed as a program, and no updates. So uninstalling from control panel is out of the question. And deleting them manually give a "You need to be TrustedInstaller" ...
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Black screen when attempting to watch videos on cbs.com

As of about three weeks ago, I haven't been able to watch streaming videos from cbs.com. I don't remember making any changes to my system configuration around that time. When I try to load any ...
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Cannot download/install Internet Explorer 9 and Live Essentials 2011

I have performed a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installation yesterday. The installation was a charm (as always). I successfully installed all the drivers and software that I needed without ...
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Automatically refreshing a browser when a particular file in a directory changes?

Are there any add-ons that will cause a browser to automatically refresh a page when a particular file changes on disk?
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how can i have internet explorer 7 and 8 installed on windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple versions of internet explorer on a machine Hiya. I'm a developer and I need to test my web applications on IE 7 and 8. how can I have them both installed on ...
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Why is it not possible to delete IE addons from the IE interface?

You can disable but you can't delete them from the "Manage addons" dialog. In IE 7 there was a delete button but I've never seen it enabled, in IE 8 I don't see the button at all. My guess would ...
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not enough storage space available to process this command

Hi I am using windows vista and IE7. I was trying to upgrade to IE8 or update my IE7. Either way i am getting the error message not enough storage space available to process this command This ...
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Printing Tall Images with IE

Printing tall images with IE crops the image and only prints one page. For example: Try a print preview of this image with IE. It prints fine with Google Chrome. I don't want the image to be ...
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Internet works on Firefox, but not Internet Explorer or Google Chrome?

I have the exact opposite problem as this question, so the answer isn't applicable. For some reason, I can connect to the internet via Firefox on one of my computers, but I cannot connect to the ...
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Internet Explorer connects to the Internet but Chrome does not

I am having trouble connecting to the Internet with Google Chrome, even though IE works just fine and so does a bunch of other software. Chrome seems to work well on other accounts on the same ...