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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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IE will not seek audio/webm file

I'm trying to create a WebM audio only that will playback and seek in all browsers using the HTML5 tag and mime type audio/webm. I've found workarounds to get this to work in all browsers, but they ...
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Browser emulation not availble in ie11

My ie11 emulation option doesn't give me any options to choice from, meaning that I can't view older versions. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Is Zscalar's HTTPS Everywhere for IE affiliated with EFF?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a tool called HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox, Chrome and Opera. But they don't list Internet Explorer. There is a company called Zscalar that provides HTTPS ...
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Can't install Internet Explorer for Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. My IE crashes when starting, so I tried to reinstall. I downloaded IE11-Windows6.1.exe from the MS site. But when I run it, it says That's odd. I thought IE11 was ...
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Download stops at 99% and gives error

Some EXEs from our website are not downloading completely. (ex: "winmansoftware.com/files/WinmanCAERP_Update.EXE") Download completes 99% and gives error. But the same EXEs are downloading from ...
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Touch gestures in IE not working without explorer.exe being run once

Edit: Rephrasing my question: Upon further troubleshooting, I can conclude that: Touch gestures (dragging, pinch to zoom, touch-and-hold right click) in Internet Explorer start to work when: The ...
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How to change the about: pages in IE?

My PC was infected by the delta-homes nuisance yesterday. I think as part of it, the about:navigationfailure, navigationcanceled, etc, have been redirected to various adware sites. Where is the ...
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IE 11 (with standard settings) forgets login session between restarts

IE 11, Windows 7 I rarely use IE but I noticed that on some but not all sites when I quit IE and restart I have to login again. Because I use it so infrequently my settings are all "standard", the ...
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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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The option “Print all linked documents” in Internet Explorer 11 does not print all linked documents

I manage a website which provides a resume management service for recruiters. We have a feature that allows the end user to print a batch of resumes. This is accomplished by rendering a web page ...
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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 would a new EC2 East instance take me to www.google.com.tw?

I set up an EC2 instance in the U.S. East (N. Virginia) region. It's a Windows Server 2012 instance, and the very first time I visited Google in Internet Explorer, I got redirected to google.com.tw. ...
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Switch to certain Browser/Document Mode for certain Bookmark

Is there any way to tell Internet Explorer 11 to use a certain Document/Browser mode for a certain Bookmark/URL? Alternatively, is it possible to make a shortcut that points to the website like so: ...
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Delete cookies in IE11 F12 Developer Tools and Document Mode not Edge

I want to delete the cookies in IE10. I'm running IE11 on Win7 and have set the document mode in Emulation tab in F12 Developer Tools window to 10 (insted of default Edge). My site sets some cookies ...
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iexplore.exe stays open after closing Internet Explorer

I sometimes use Internet Explorer 10, and I noticed that once you start Internet Explorer the process iexplore.exe shows up in the Task Manager. This is normal, however this process is not killed ...
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Browsers don't respond to Taskbar's context menu

Running Win8.1 RTM with patched-to-current copies of Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Attempting to start any in private/incognito mode by right-clicking and choosing the given context menu item will fail ...
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Trusted Site displaying as Unknown Zone (Mixed)

We have an application that must run in IE and the client insists the application runs as a Trusted Site. When we set the url as a trusted site in IE settings the login page loads fine and IE says ...
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Vimperator-like addon for Internet Explorer

Is there a vimperator-like add-in for Internet Explorer? More specifically I'm looking for something similar to the QuickHint feature of Vimperator: You hit some predefined key and every link (or ...
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Download file behind Integrated Windows Auth from command line

I'm looking for a way to be able to download the contents of a particular url that's protected behind Integrated Windows authentication from a computer that is a member of the domain, using the ...
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Internet Explorer 11 in a terminal (kiosk) with low resolution

We are currently using Porteus Kiosk (Linux) on our terminals. The terminal boots and starts with Firefox open on the default page (our client’s web address). Now we are considering switching to ...
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Captcha unification mechanism in different browsers?

How the captchas which are generated from one site could be valid at the same time but in 2 different browsers (e.g. IE and FF)? What makes this separation? How I can find these values or factors? I ...
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buttons and input fields are shown with X symbol in MS IE

I have an issue with MS Internet Explorer 11 ver 11.0.14 where most of buttons and input fields are shown with X symbol as in the below image: I am using Windows 8.1 Any advise?
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“Display intranet sites in Compatibility View” impacts normal internet sites

When I use the default Compatibility View Settings, internet sites are in Document Mode 7 by default. The culprit appears to be the "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" setting. When I ...
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how to clear caching? of .url files

I'm doing some scripting that generates .url files in my C:\temp directory. These files are only 2 lines long. For example, as a test, I created a file C:\temp\test_shortcut.url: (echo ...
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Cannot download from browser inside of my VM

Just as the title states, I am unable to download anything from the browser from within my VM. Forinstance trying to download a windows program called ActiveX from internet explorer inside of my VM, ...
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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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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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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 can I get org-protocol to work with Internet Explorer?

I am using org-mode in Emacs, and can successfully use org-protocol with Firefox, that is, the following org-protocol://store-link://http:google.com//google successfully works in Firefox, after ...
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Youtube videos become out of sync with chrome

While watching youtube videos, slowly but surely they become out of sync. By pressing progress bar ticker and dragging it to, for example, same position - audio sync issue is fixed, but, after a while ...
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Internet Explorer clearing browser history mid-session, causing the back and forward buttons to be greyed out

Recently we've had a problem with some of our users; it seems as though IE is clearing it's browser history, forcing the back and forward buttons to not function (both greyed out for the rest of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When does windows 8 cause account.live.com account activity?

Someone recently sent emails from a third-party email address (spoofed to look like me) to a number of contacts of mine. The only place that contact list the email drew from could have come from was ...
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Inject script on every page in IE11/Windows RT 8.1?

I want to automatically load myScript.js in every web page visited in IE11 on Windows RT 8.1. I've read that BHOs and toolbars are not possible on Windows RT. How else can I accomplish this? Thanks ...
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How to automatically download exe files in Internet Explorer 11?

In IE 11 and before downloading files there's the annoying bar (as seen here under Internet Explorer 9 & 10). I've been trying to disable it for a while... I tried enabling in gpedit.msc Turn off ...
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Internet Explorer is messing Firefox & Chrome

I there: I am developing a system in PHP (language) using Apache as a web server (WAMPServer 5.4). My site (located in http:\127.0.0.1) works fine in Firefox (my main browser). I tested in ...
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downgrade internet explorer while retaining settings

I need to downgrade IE 11 to IE 10 for someone. This is simple enough. However, there are many settings that the person needs to keep so that can retain access to their remote desktop at work. They do ...
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Disable the Yellow Popup in InternetExplorer 10

I am saving a file to particular folder but I get an IE popup asking "Do you want to open or save (filename.png) from localhost?" Is this possible to disable this manually?
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Unable to continue after certificate error i IE

I am on a closed HP ILO network, and I am trying to access the web interface (https) of a HP c7000 Onboard Administrator (though I do not believe this is an issue specific to the equipment) through ...
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Internet Explorer 10 freezing when accessing Siebel 7.5

I am seeing a Windows 8 machine running IE 10 which is having issues causing it to get slower and slower and ultimately freeze after trying to access a Siebel 7.5 site. It also hangs when trying to ...
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How to stop IE opening Excel spreadsheets in embedded mode?

When we open an Excel workbook with Internet Explorer (D:\Book1.xlsx in address bar) - IE opens the Excel workbook in embedded mode. It triggers Excel with the following option C:\Program Files ...
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how to prevent third party program installs from changing browser settings without permission

I'm sure everyone knows how it is. You install a third party program and it wants to install 101 'useful' toolbars and change your search and homepage; some even install add-ons that spam you with ...
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Redirect URL Warning (like Firefox) equivalent for IE, Firefox, & Maxthon

Firefox has an option (Option | Advanced | General): Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload a page. This isn't precisely the behavior I want (lots of pop-ups and slows things down) but it ...