Posts Tagged ‘ IE ’

IE10 is not saving passwords and user names

2017/04/27
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Modified: 2017/03/03
IE10 is not saving passwords and user names

I hope this post will help a lot of frustrated users out there. PROBLEM: IE10 was working fine, but at one point it stopped saving user names and passwords for web sites. This most securely-configured browser, so switching was not an option.   Here is my solution.  Please see, if it works for you. SOLUTION: For extra security I’ve checked Delete browsing history on exit (see image 1).  I did it without understanding, what it is I am requesting to delete.  To solve my problem, I had to uncheck Cookies and website data on the very next Delete screen (see image 2).  Now IE10 is preserving user names in passwords for visited…

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Next, Previous, Euro, Degree Symbols and Moving Around Inside a Worksheet

2017/04/15
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Modified: 2017/04/30

I never can't remember the Notepad equivalent of "F3" (Find Next) in Word and Excel. Here are the keyboard shortcuts, that are most useful, but almost impossible to remember. Also I constantly need Euro currency symbol (€) and Temperature Degree symbol (°), when writing my travel notes about Europe.

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How to make favicon.ico to work in IE

2017/04/09
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Modified: 2017/03/03
favicon.ico Works in IE8

Did you notice that some sites have an icon next to the address in your browser?  And this icon will be saved next to the link, if you add the site to your Favorites. This article is about how to make this icon to appear not only in all other web browsers, but also in IE8. This article is a response to a great many  blogs, and comments, and posts.  People are complaining that, if you place favicon.ico in the root of your site, it immediately works for Firefox, but stubbornly will not work in IE8.  I hope  I am providing here a comprehensive answer on how to solve this problem.…

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All Background Colors Are Gone from All Sites
Solved with One Click

2017/02/23
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Modified: 2017/01/18
Backgound-Colors-Are-Gone

Just an hour ago your were a happy browser.  Everything worked great. All of a sudden, all the background colors are gone from all web pages on all sites. Pages are now looking bald and stripped.  What just happened?   If you are on Windows 7, I know the answer. You are in a “High Contrast” mode. To get out, press three buttons "Alt + left Shift + Print Screen" all at the same time.   Cheers.

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IE opens blank new tabs instead of your home page

2017/02/04
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Modified: 2017/01/18
IE - Blank page on new tab

You have  masterfully designed custom home page for your Internet Explorer (IE).  All of a sudden, only first tab displays your home page.  All other new tabs in IE open as a blank page.  What happened?  Something is changing IE settings  back to “A blank page” ? This particular fix for this article was tested on Win7 x64 with IE9. In a few words, you need to delete this registry entry vprot.exe from location HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run   A little bit more radical solution is to run a 3 line script on Startup to delete all intruding entries from all 3 possible Startup locations in Registry. This solution is absolutely great, because it…

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WordPress: Image Editor is not loading in IE under tight security

2017/01/13
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Modified: 2016/12/18
WordPress - Image Editor is not Loading

Let’s say you have a very thigh zone security setup in IE.   All Internet sites are set to High security level, and  Trusted sites are set a Medium-High. In that case you might experience a painful WordPress problem – Image Editor is not loading in IE.  It is getting stuck on a dark loading image. Symptoms: when you click on Add an Image or Edit Image buttons, all you see is your screen is darkening and running image in the middle imitating loading is staying on, forever. To solve this problem without killing your security settings add site about:blank to you trusted site list and here we go – problem is solved!

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Properly Validate TextArea Length (IE vs. Firefox)

2016/12/26
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Modified: 2016/12/18
Properly Validate TextArea Length (IE vs. Firefox)

Let’s consider this example, where HTML page has a TEXTAREA and an INBOX.  When user types inside TextArea, Inbox should show the length of TextArea string. <script type="text/javascript"> function TTLength(objTT){ var tt= document.getElementById('TXT1'); tt.value = objTT.value.length; } </script> <textarea onKeyDown="TTLength(this);" onKeyUp="TTLength(this);" rows="10"> This Text Area Contains a string With Newline Characters </textarea>  <input type="text" id="TXT1" value="TT Length"/> Let’s see how this page behaves in IE8 and in Firefox 3.6.11. IE8 Firefox As you can see that IE and FF return two different values for the length of an identical  string in TextArea and that could be a serious problem, if you are trying to validate the string length before updating the…

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How to Remove Search Box in IE8

2013/10/05
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Modified: 2013/09/21
IE - Remove Search Box

Do you hate an extraneous search box that is cluttering your valuable real estate space in an IE address bar? This article was tested with IE8 on Windows XP and Windows 7.   Remove Search box using gpedit.msc If you are using IE8, there is a simple way to remove a search box using Group Policy Editor. Run Group Policy Editor ( gpedit.msc ), navigate to User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Internet Explorer Prevent Internet Explorer Search box from displaying (entries can be sorted alphabetically) and enable the policy. Next time you are in Internet Explorer, the search box is gone.  All instances of IE must be closed before you…

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Very First Experience with Firefox (up to 3.6.12)

2010/11/01
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Modified: 2010/11/08
Very First Experience with Firefox (up to 3.6.12)

Time to Try New Things I just learned that 45% of all my visitors (over the last week) are using Firefox (FF).  And only 5% stayed with Internet Explorer (IE). So, after all these years I am finally ready to try this one.  I downloaded and installed Firefox 3.6.11.  By the time I am finishing this article (2010-11-01 MO) a new Firefox 3.6.12 is out and available. Download Blues for IE Super Freaks http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ie.html If you have a super-protected environment, where only Trusted sites can have script access, it is really a challenge to catch, what site you need to add to your trusted list, to be able to download.  The…

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