Internet Explorer (commonly abbreviated to IE or MSIE), is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems.

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Has Microsoft stopped offering the free Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image for IE 6 testing?

For some time now, Microsoft has made available free, stripped-down, time-limited Virtual PC images for testing web apps in older versions of IE. The most recent version is here: ...
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How do I serve XHTML to Internet Explorer without breaking Chrome?

I run a forum which serves its pages as XHTML+MathML+SVG; in full: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0 plus SVG 1.1//EN" ...
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How to debug this site in IE9?

Just finished this site: http://brodr-haukaas.no And to my horror it doesn't work properly in IE. Something is breaking my slider script, and I don't have much experience in debugging JS code using ...
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Why can't Internet Explorer render this page correctly?

I've been pulling my hair out but can't figure out why my page looks like a huge mess in IE9, but Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari works great. My website is here: http://173.244.195.179/test-o.html ...
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Why is Internet Explorer seemingly work different then other browsers?

For the past two weeks I have been painfully revising and changing my webpage to run in IE. I was happy to see my page working properly on Safari 4 & 5, Chrome 10-13, and FF 3.6-4.0 BUT I ...
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Rounded corners in IE7 and IE8

Now every major browser supports border-radius, I was wondering what the best way to get rounded corners in IE7 and IE8 is until IE9+ becomes most dominant version of IE. I've seen several javascript ...
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Word docs opened/downloaded via IE cannot determine correct encoding when they contain embedd images

This problem only rears its ugly head when opening/receiving using a version of Internet Explorer. Firefox, Safari and Chrome all work perfectly. When a Word doc that contains embedded graphics (like ...
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Positioning in IE7

I have tried to optimize our site for internet explorer. I have problems with one name Etika, on the first page of our website. It would be nice, if some of you could point out, why IE behaves so ...
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Should I drop support for IE7?

IE9 is out the door, IE8 is on the rise, and IE6 is deemed gone by the internet. What is the future of IE7? Should I continue to support it if I am launching a product in 6 months? I am afraid it ...
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Which Versions of Internet Explorer Should I Support?

I have recently built a template for a website that I see looks very different in different versions of Internet Explorer. I was wondering, as a rule of thumb, which versions of Internet Explorer are ...
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Annoying IE6. Black screen with “loading” when youtube is added

I have had this problem for quite some time. It wasn't actually a big issue until lately when one of our conference site has a lot of IE6 users. The black loading screen appears right after I include ...
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How can I test my site in IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 and Internet Explorer 11

How can I reliably test my site on all old versions of Internet Explorer ranging from IE6 all the way up to version IE11?
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Compared to Firefox 4 and Google Chrome 10, what can't IE9 do?

If a website works in Firefox 4 and in Google Chrome 10, what could potentially cause that website not to work (broken layout or broken JavaScript) in IE9? What limitations and differences does IE9 ...
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Why Opera browser is less supported than IE, FF and Chrome?

Why Opera browser is less supported by web sites than IE, FF and Chrome? IE understanding, but why less than FF and even Chrome?
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Web safe area (optimal resolution) for web app design?

I'm in the process of designing a new web app and I'm wondering for what 'web safe area' should I optimize the app layout and design. By web safe area I mean the actual area available to display the ...
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CSS only rounded corners in IE8? [closed]

Is it possible to get rounded corners in IE8 using only CSS? If so, how?
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Are there any web-sites out there that block IE altogether? [closed]

Since IE8 is such a backward browser, I was wondering if there are any web-sites on the Internet that just don't support IE altogether (and block it via conditional comments, for instance)? I ...
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Any free skinable alternatives for Flowplayer for video playback?

Are there any good free skinable Flash video players, other than Flowplayer? I need something that works well in IE. Something open source would also be nice.
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Embedded youtube video does not show in IE8 64bit

When embedding a youtube video on my website, i get a box with a red 'x' in Internet Explorer(64 bit) Any ways to fix this?
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internet explorer can't open vcard

On my company's website, we have various professionals listed with links to download their vcard. We want to include a link to the vcard in email signatures, however when clicking a link to a vcard ...
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Trouble with my website and IE7

Sorry I'm new here but I have a serious problem: I changed the CSS style sheet for IE7 for my site, but now when using IE7 it has no graphics and all of the scripts code is printed. I have tried ...
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Why does IE still save and update files in the temp folder when caching is off?

In IE I changed the cache setting to "Every time I visit the web page" However, I noticed in the directory \Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files that the files are still being stored in here ...
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web page performance testing in Internet Explorer

How can I get the web page load speed and data amount in Internet Explorer? I know about PageSpeed and Firebug for Firefox, is there an equivalent of those tools for IE?
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Same page looks great in Firefox & crome But Not in IE8

I have a site hosted at: http://41.223.52.100/ which i used jbar to display certain text on the page. The same page looks great in Firefox & google crome but not in IE8, Can't figure-out why! ...
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What's the best way to show a message for only IE 6 and IE 7?

What's the best way to show a text message for only IE 6 and IE 7 ? Should I add a html tag to my webpages and normally hide it with css for all browsers except the above mentioned ? And when I use ...
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Google Search iFrame works in Chrome and firefox but not IE8

I use Google site search in a IFrame for my sites search engine. When I search for something in Chrome/FireFox "Flight" I get the results page. When I do the same search in IE8 I get 404 error. ...
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Memory problem - CPU high usage in IE

I have a problem with a site, in which I try to find out what is wrong. The website is kiteclub.gr. I think that following two scripts are corresponding for the high memory usage from ie and cpu: ...
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My site crashes Internet Explorer!

When I try to open my site on IE (development, environment, or online), it crashes every time. This is my server readout upon entering the home page (it actually crashes on any page view after this): ...
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Problem downloading .exe file from Amazon S3 with a signed URL in IE

I have a large collection of Windows exe files which are being stored/distributed using Amazon S3. We use signed URLs to control access to the files and this works great except in one case when trying ...
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Why are users logged out when they toggle compatibility mode in IE?

On the PeoplePerHour website, If a Internet Explorer user toggles the compatibility mode - they get logged out of the website! What are the possible reasons for this? I was thinking perhaps the ...
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How to set the icon and channels for IE9's “Pinned Sites”

IE9 beta appeared today, and one of the most prominent features is Pinned Sites: drag an url/favorite/whatever to the taskbar, and you create a “Pinned Site”, which follows some custom rules (favicon ...
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Cufon text replacement and IE8 standards mode

I have a perculiar issue. In IE8 standards mode text replaced by Cufon.Replace works roughly 50% of the time, the rest of the time the DOM modifications are there (viewed through IE developer toolbar ...
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What are the most common rendering problems with Internet Explorer?

IE is commonly known as the most problematic browser in terms of consistent look and feel. What are the most important IE rendering 'bugs'? Version specific things are fine, just mention that its ...
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How to overcome eBay CSS limits for auctions' pages?

On eBay you can code the content of a <div> on the auction's page. The problem is that you can't edit the <head> content. I tried using inside the <div> something like this: ...
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What EXACTLY does Compatibility View do in IE8?

I have an ordered list where the text is displaying on the next line from the number in IE 8 (but not other browsers). If I switch on Compatibility View it looks correct. While I think I'll be able to ...
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Form autocompletion not working

I created a HTML form with several input fields, nothing special. Using the most recent version of Google Chrome and Firefox autocompletion works for all form fields which means that whenever I want ...
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Identify “non-secure” content IE warns about [closed]

As many know, if you serve a page over https and the content loads resources (images, stylesheets, js, SWF objects, etc) over http, older versions of Internet Explorer will show the user a warning ...
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How to serve static content without https in a secure site?

I want to serve static content from my site but my site is https-only. My static http server only serve http content (non https) but many IE users are complaining about being unable to log into. What ...
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round corner in IE 8 - made by a mistake [closed]

Recently I wanted to make an overlay on an existing page. Of course on all browsers works fine.. except IE. Although it made an interesting effect - one round corner - this can be seen at ...
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Issue Opening/Saving Word Docs in IE7 and IE8

I'm working on a flex app that relates documents (pdfs, images, etc) with events. When i click the document link in my app for PDFs, images, text files, etc, IE7 and IE8 present them in the ...
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How do I create styles for IE7 (and below)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? I have a site that looks more or less the same in all browsers except Internet Explorer (version 7 and below). ...
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Is there a way to get browser info on one specific page with Google Analytics?

I have an Ajax-based page which has had a history of problems with Internet Explorer (IE). I spent some time working on the JavaScript to try to get it to work in IE. After this I was interested to ...