Tony Schreiner's Blog

Developer - Internet Explorer | UX | Privacy | Web Graphics | HTML Platform Infrastructure | Windows. Fighting complexity for 15 years and counting.
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    *Bloop!* - Wow, pop-up ads still exist!

    One thing that amused me as I mindlessly surfed the web while stuck in my parents house due to the snowstorm in Colorado was the number of sites that still attempt to show pop-up advertisements -- sites like and, not just shady sites...
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    IE Automation & Tabs

    A comment to one of my other posts asked about how to launch IE and open several additional tabs. IE7 does not support specifying multiple URLs on the command line, but another way to do this is to use IE Automation to launch IE as an out-of-proc COM...
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    Client-side Code vs. Web 2.0

    As a developer who specializes in client-side applications, I can't help but be amused and somewhat puzzled by some of the types of web-based applications people come up with. A great example are web sites that help resize and crop digital photos. There...
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    My coworker Jeff Davis posted about IE7 and the cyclical nature of blogging, especially for those of us working on things that haven't yet been publicly announced. It includes a great ship analogy, and having been on the "critical path" for most of IE7...
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    Menu Flickering / Toggling Redux - Any Ideas?

    In a previous post I talked about a subtle bug between IE7 and the Office Handwriting recognition service that we discovered too late into IE7 to ship a work-around for, but described how end-users can fix this on their own. However, a couple users have...
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