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  • Blog Post: Optimizing Performance with automatic Proxyconfiguration scripts (PAC)

    Hi Team, when creating an automatic proxy-configuration script (PAC-filer or also known as wpad.dat), questions arrive on how these could be optimized in order to speed up their performance The functions which can be used in order to evaluate an address (URL and hostname) are explained in the following...
  • Blog Post: How to implement the -ms-touch-action: none property to disable Double-tap-zoom on Windows Touch devices

    In this quick blog post I will provide you with steps on how to implement the Cascading Style Sheet Touch Zooming property to disable Double-tap-zoom functionality on your html page. SCENARIO: A new Windows 8 Touch Capable device is deployed on your environment. The developer wants to disable...
  • Blog Post: Mixed content and Internet Explorer 8.0

    Hi everyone! My name is Anshu. I am a support engineer in the Internet Explorer Core team at Microsoft. Today in this blog I am going to talk about a change in Internet Explorer 8.0 with respect to a setting related to security zone called “Display mixed content”. Now to take you back in IE 7 when...
  • Blog Post: Session management within Internet Explorer 8.0

    Hi everyone! Veena again, back with a discussion on session management in IE8. Many application developers expect that they lose their session when they close the IE window. So when the user launches a new instance of IE, they expect that the user is shown the login screen. However, to their surprise...
  • Blog Post: Compatibility View Button Displays on web pages with X-UA-Compatible Tag in Internet Explorer 8

    Hi everyone! I am sure you have noticed Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View button, located on the address bar next to the ‘stop’ and ‘refresh’ buttons. As we discussed in the blog Introducing Compatibility View , the Compatibility View button only appears when it makes sense to do so.  ...
  • Blog Post: Why is Internet Explorer 8 opening my web page at 125% zoom?

    Hi Everyone, This is Bac Hoang with the IE Support Team. Today I want to discuss one of changes in IE8: Page Zoom. Traditionally, many existing web sites are coded to be displayed on a 96-DPI (dots per inch) display device. With fast growing technology, many computer monitors today are able to...
  • Blog Post: Closing an IE 8 TAB does not immediately close the spawned iexplore.exe process

    Hi everyone! Just a quick blog about another feature of Loosely Coupled IE (LCIE)… When using IE8, you may notice that a tab process does not exit right away when you close the Tab window or when IE navigates away from it (due to changing Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC) levels, for example)....
  • Blog Post: Clicking on the blue “e” in taskbar does not launch a new process in IE8

    Hi everyone! This is Shahinur continuing our discussion on IE8 changes related to its Loosely Coupled IE design. In previous versions of the browser, when you start a new instance of Internet Explorer (by clicking on the blue e in taskbar, for example) you will notice that a new iexplore.exe process...
  • Blog Post: What does ielowutil.exe have to do with Internet Explorer 8.0?

    Hi everyone!   Let’s start off by providing a little history around the challenges seen with Protected Mode and Internet Explorer (first introduced with Internet Explorer 7).  In Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Internet Explorer 7 runs, by default, in Protected Mode.   This helps...
  • Blog Post: Opening a New Tab may launch a New Process with Internet Explorer 8.0

    Hi everyone! Shahinur again, with an IE8 topic this time… If you have been using IE7, you are probably used to all your tabs opening under the same iexplore.exe process. The only exception is if you are on a Windows Vista machine and you are moving from Protected to Unprotected mode. Internet...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying the file version information in the Help->About dialog in Internet Explorer

    Hi everyone! Louis Shanks again with another blog that discusses a long-known issue in amongst IE support engineers at Microsoft, but confuses the heck out of our customers when they are trying interpret the Version string in the About Internet Explorer dialog…   Recently I had a question come through...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 and what you need to be aware of regarding the Compatibility View sites list

    I want to spend a few minutes discussing an issue I suspect may have some folks scratching their heads. So, what is the Compatibility View list and why do you care? You can read up on the feature in this blog .... Go ahead... I'll wait... Ok, so when browsing the web with IE8, users who experience...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of Browser Helper Objects

    Friday, December 07, 2007 6:00 AM In our last few posts on Internet Explorer, we've looked at ActiveX Controls. Today we're going to take a look at the Basics of Browser Helper Objects (BHO's). We're not going to cover BHO's and Security in this post, that will be covered in our next post on BHO's...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer and SSL Closure Alerts

    Friday, November 09, 2007 6:00 AM Today we're going to talk about SSL Closure Alerts in Internet Explorer. This is usually manifested as the user getting the "Page Cannot Be Displayed" error when connecting to a secure website hosted on a non-Microsoft Web Server. Before we get too deep into the analysis...
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