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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How can I test my web site in IE6, IE7, IE8, and IE9?

Is there any Windows 7 application for that?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Your Most Popular Sites Screen in IE 10 - Icons not appearing

We use the following code to add icons for favicon, tablets, smartphones, windows 8 tiles and the like:- <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="apple-touch-icon.png"> <link rel="shortcut icon" ...
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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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Unknown CSS font-family oddity with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8

I am seeing the following "oddity" with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8: When declaring font-family: serif; I am seeing an old bitmapped serif font that I can't identify (see screenshot below) instead ...
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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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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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Why do different browsers return different search results at Google and how can I prevent it?

I am running some websites and am constantly checking keywords' rankings on google.com. And it is really important for us to see the organic search result without logging in or setting a specific ...
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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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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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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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Which browsers do not support user-defined tags?

I recently added HTML5 <nav> and <footer> elements to a page, thinking that HTML5-capable browsers would use them for semantic things like navigation, while older browsers would see them ...
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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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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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False positives when testing IE6 in virtual machines

I'm a tester for a small organization that creates web applications supporting the full gamut of IE versions. One of my jobs is to ensure that the application works well in Microsoft Internet ...
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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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Does MSIE recognise StartCom as an SSL Certificate Authority?

Ok, so I'm thinking about getting in on the SSL action, so that my sites can be secure etc, and after hours of shopping for the best priced certificate, I find out that StartSSL offer a free one. One ...
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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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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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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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Unable to print login-required images in IE

I have some images in a section of a site that require the user to be logged in in order to view. These images are served by a PHP script, which checks the user's login state and if valid, serves the ...
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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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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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How to enable media queries on IE < 9

I am trying to add support for media queries in older versions of Internet Explorer, but I am not having any luck. I only need media queries, so I do not want to add a big package like Modernizr, I am ...
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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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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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Why are Win7 IE browers running in IE7 mode?

On our site we currently have approx. 50% of our IE7 users running Windows 7. However, Win7 was released with IE8 meaning that something is not right. Based on this, we made the assumption that the ...
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Website only displays correctly in IE using compatibility mode?

As the resident "IT Whiz" at work (ie: I know how to use a computer) I've been asked to develop a website for our small business. I've altered a wordpress theme for the time being and the company is ...
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Switching off IE8 Compatibility View

I have a site which works fine when accessed from a remote web server. It runs (on IE8, which is what my organisation uses) with: Browser mode: Internet Explorer 8 Document mode: Internet Explorer 8 ...
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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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What's the difference between desktop and mobile IE

In a company I'm working we are planning to get some devices in order to test our software on it. We are doing web app, so I need to know Is there a big difference between Windows 8 IE, Windows phone ...
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Which browsers send “Expect: 100-Continue” request header? [closed]

I just want to make sure which browsers send the Expect: 100-Continue header? So that until the server responds with a 100 Continue HTTP status, no data should be sent.
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Why does Internet Explorer's Developer Tools only emulate back to IE7?

Starting with Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft provided built-in developer tools for Internet Explorer. IE8 provides IE8 Standards, IE8 Compatibility View, IE7, and Quirks Mode. IE9 provides IE9 ...
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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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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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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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Opening PDF files in Internet Explorer

I have a webpage which has a link to a PDF file. Every time I update the PDF file, Internet Explorer will not load the updated file; it keeps showing the old file, even if I refresh the page. At this ...
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What version of IE does Compatibility View use by default?

My understanding of IE Compatibility Mode/View is that you can specify which version of IE you want to render a domain (or set of domains) in. But when I go to Tools >> Compatibility View ...
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Make website work in IE compatibility mode

My newly developed website works well in all browsers except IE's compatibility mode. I have researched and found a number of stack-overflow answers which refer to:- <meta ...
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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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IE strips off parameters from a file URI pasted into an address bar?

Question: How do I stop IE from stripping off parameters from file URI pasted into address bar? Description of a problem: I have a "simpleTest.html" page with only this JS code inside, that returns ...
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Tool to identify Internet Explorer rendering differences with css

I develop website using chrome and mac os as development environment. Since my audience is pretty specific I don't feel the necessity for too much backward compatibility with IE8 and less. However ...
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Google Analytics reporting 5% of users using IE on one site. Most other sites I track are still around 40%. What gives?

I have Google Analytics (GA) tracking set up for a number of websites, many I help friends with, did as consulting in the past, etc, and the one for the company I am working with now. In this case, ...
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Embedded Internet Explorer

I am developing a web page that must be opened in a software that uses the Embedded Version of the Internet Explorer. How does the Embedded Internet Explorer work? Does it come installed with the ...
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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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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 ...