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Hitting F12 on IE8 it should start the Developer Tools that allows you to emulate IE7 (not IE6) using the Browser Mode. I suppose on IE9 you will be able to emulate back at least until IE7, but I'm only supposing because now it irritates me the simple idea to have to buy W7 in order to test this. UPDATE: as specified by Jeff Atwood: IE9 emulates back ...


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IE Tester It does IE6, 7, 8 & 9


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Internet Explorer and I think some other browsers will warn a user when the assets for a site using the https protocol are served from http. The first best solution is to allow your static asset server to serve secure content and have your site use a consistent protocol. The second best solution is going to be to create a page on your secure site that is a ...


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Direct from Microsoft for just this purpose: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image


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The free IETester application allows you to test IE10 preview, IE9, IE8, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, and requires no installation of separate virtual images. I've been using it for several years for IE tests without issue. I don't know of an 'official' alternative from Microsoft, but it's possible that they'll be dropping support for the ...


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MS keeps updating the list of Windows Virtual PC VHDs of different Internet Explorer versions so they MAY provide it during their next update cycle. There are multiple options to test web apps in IE6. Check this Smashing Mag review of free & commercial tools for cross-browser testing to find out which will fit your need best. Update [26/Feb/13]: IE VMs ...


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Compatibility View renders the page as if it was Internet Explorer 7 (including Javascript). There are a few differences between IE8 with CV and pure IE7 but essentially it is the same. You can also force IE8 to use CV with this meta tag: <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" /> If you are having problems, I'd suggest first ...


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If Google has any tracking associated with the browser you are using, you can clear it by removing any cookies in each browser. Without cookies, there is nothing to connect your search session with any previous session. The chances of Google presenting differing results based on browser user-agent seem fairly low, but you can test this by using a ...


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Use Conditional Comments that only IE browsers support.


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Conditional CSS commenting or use the JQUERY browser detection: Link to CSS conditional Comments Link to Jquery browser detection Using these you can set styles like hide the divs of normal content and display the divs of alternate content. Or us JS to alter the content and how it's displayed. If you're looking to just remove everything for IE6 users and ...


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It sounds like the session created by that web site is tied to the browser's user agent string, which will change as you switch modes in IE.


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I think it's too hard to debug those JS-files, costs much more time, as you can expect somebody here to do. I suggest, that you remove all scripts and flash from your page, and put them back one after one, testing each one looking for the phenomenon, when it comes back again. That way you can be sure, which script or flash object is buggy. But even if you ...


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You can also use the browser shots website if you are testing layout. You put in the url and it returns images of your site in a bunch of different browsers. http://browsershots.org/


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You can use conditional comments for IE users and then use JavaScript to redirect them to a page that tells them whatever it is you want to say. Try something like this in the <head> of your web page: <!--[if IE]> <script type="text/javascript"> window.location = 'ie-only.html'; </script> <![endif]-->


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Testing with browser modes that IE8 & IE9 provide is not the same as testing compatibility in lower versions of the actual browser. It is just an emulation. Even Microsoft wants to kill IE6. In several countries around the world, IE6 usage is dropping to less than 1%. So it's no surprise that it doesn't provide IE6 emulation.


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The Can I Use? website is excellent to determine browser support for various features, including HTML5 semantic tags: http://caniuse.com/html5semantic You'll see that IE8 and below let the team down. If you need to support IE6, 7, and 8, then using the HTML5 shiv is a good idea. IE8 is still in use by roughly 7% of visitors, according to StatCounter, but ...


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I would recommend dynaTrace AJAX Edition for testing page performance in IE6+. It's a free download (although you have to create an account to actually get a download link) and hooks in to the browser to get low-level timings of network, rendering, scripting, and other metrics. It can also show you what is taking the largest amount of time. This tool has ...


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Add these type of HTML conditional comment in your page HTML source <!--[if IE 6]> <h1>Hello, u r using IE6, your message here</h1> <![endif]--> <!--[if IE 7]> <h1>Hello, u r using IE7, your message here</h1> <![endif]--> <!--[if lt IE 8]> <h1>Hello you are using a version of IE less than IE8, ...


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Compatibility View in IE8 basically renders the page as it would appear in IE7. IE8 is far more standards compliant than IE7, but pages designed for IE7 may not appear correctly using IE8 standards mode, thus compatibility mode was introduced to make the page fall-back to the IE7 way of rendering. If you really want the detail of what is going on then read ...


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What you want are IE Conditional Comments: <!--[if lte IE 7]> <link rel="stylesheet" href="ie7-or-less.css" type="text/css" /> <![endif]-->


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This article from MSDN should tell you everything you need to know.


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Fiddler is what I normally use. Its an http sniffer and will show you all the requests that make up your page. On a secure page they should be shown with a padlock to signify the use of SSL and be listed with the protocol HTTPS. Anything that isn't like this is being served in an insecure manner. http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/ Matt


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See Quirksmode.com's Compatibility Master Table (and related comparison tables) for examples of IE9's "quirky" interpretations of X/HTML and CSS.


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IE lags behind in support for CSS3 (CSS3 Transitions, text-shadow, CSS3 Gradients, border-image, columns) IE lags behind in support for SVG (SVG Filters) Doesn't support Web Workers Doesn't support drag-and-drop Doesn't support SVG animations Doesn't support the File API Doesn't support Geolocation (I think) Doesn't support HTML5 Forms WebGL MathML None ...


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Microsoft recently released their own tool for testing compatibility with the IEs. It's supposed to make that process easier. It's called Modern.ie: http://www.modern.ie/


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Microsoft has now launched modern.ie, a website dedicated to testing web pages in Internet Explorer. It includes downloads of virtual machines for testing (although not currently for IE 6): http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools


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You're conflating two seperate functions for two different audiences. Developers can use meta tags to force IE to render similarly to an older version:- <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" > Users can click the compatibility view button in the browser front end, which forces IE to render similarly to it's previous version ...


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StartCom are in the Microsoft list of root certificate issuers. The process whereby the certificates get updated is described here. In brief - the certificates are recognised by the operating system, not on the browser version. If this IE6 is on XP and the XP machine received Windows updates, then it could be that they weren't recognised in 2010, but are in ...


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I can confirm the observation, using IE 9 on Win 7. Checking in the IE settings (Tools → Internet settings → General → Fonts), I can see BatangChe mentioned as the font under “user defined” for normal text, and the font used for serif looks like Batang Che but has different spacing. And setting fonts there does not seem to change this. I guess they only ...


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Edit: it's quite possible that I got this the wrong way around and you have to do Browser first, then drill down to the Page. See Jamie's answer. Yes, you need to create an advanced segment for the specific page you want information on. On the left side of your Analytics report, click on "Advanced Segments" Click on "Create new custom segment" Expand the ...



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