SOLVED: The Ultimate Guide To Fixing Internet Explorer On Windows 10

If you have problems with Internet Explorer like: IE will not launch IE crashes frequently IE will not refresh IE will not connect IE will only run when using RIGHT CLICK, RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR … We will go through the fixes from easiest and fastest to more technical solutions: Clear Temp Files: CONTROL PANEL > INTERNET OPTIONS > BROWSING HISTORY button > check all of the options that you would like, but ensure you have…

SOLVED: How To Disable Edge Icon Tab in Internet Explorer

If you have Windows 10 1703 or newer your Internet Explorer will have a “Edge Tab” to the right of your “new tab” tab.  This means people will frequently launch the Edge Browser when they are really trying to open a new tab.  Microsoft calls this ‘assisting people to migrate to the new Edge Browser’.  I call it obnoxious and want to remove it so I can keep our corporate standard of a single browser, IE11,…

SOLVED: What is EDGE in Windows 10

Edge is the new default Internet browser in Windows 10.  It is not available for previous versions of Windows or other operating systems BUT it is available on all new Microsoft devices, from the Xbox, to Lumia Phones.  It effectively replaces Internet Explorer and has two highly visible differences: Edge does NOT support ActiveX – ActiveX is a fantastic Microsoft technology ONLY functional in Internet Explorer that allows ‘programs’ and addins to automatically install.  This has been a…

SOLVED: Internet Explorer Not Prompting For Download SAVE

If you click a link to download a file in Internet Explorer and the SAVE SAVE AS dialog does not appear, you may find that disabling PROTECTED MODE solves the issue. How to Turn Off Protected Mode: In Internet Explorer, click the small cog icon in the top right corner (under the red close X) to bring up TOOLS Click INTERNET OPTIONS from the menu Click the SECURITY tab UNCheck TURN ON PROTECTED MODE Restart Internet…

SOLVED: Can Not Install Internet Explorer 11 (or 10, or 9)

If you find the IE (Internet Explorer) will not install there are several things to try but I have found the most effective to be: UNINSTALL THE CURRENT VERSION OF INTERNET EXPLORER: CONTROL PANEL > PROGRAMS AND FEATURES > on the top left click VIEW INSTALLED UPDATES Either find INTERNET EXPLORER or just perform a search (top right corner) Attempt to UNINSTALL the version you have RUN SYSTEM FILE CHECKER: Run a CMD window using…

SOLVED: What is the Fastest Browser… In Real World Use

We see benchmarks and anecdotal evidence of so called “browser speed” all the time, but what really counts is real live production data.  How fast does each browser take to load real web pages?  Tonight I was playing around with my GoogleAnalytics and checking a dozen or so sites I run when I notice a new metric, well new to me, named SITE SPEED.  Below are the stats from Google Analytics for this site, www.urtech.ca…

SOLVED: How to Copy .SWF or Animated .GIFs, or any Content From a Web Site

Usually you can save content from a website by RIGHT CLICKING your mouse and selecting SAVE but some content like Flash Files (.SWF) and animated GIF’s just don’t work that way.  When you right click on an .SWF Flash element you will not see the SAVE option and if you right click and save an animated .GIF you will only save one of the slides from the .GIF, not all of them. Sooo, all you need to do is think bigger.  Instead of saving the elements,…

SOLVED: IE9 Welcome Page “Meet your new browser” Tab Always Opens

If the IE9 Welcome page titled “Meet your new browser” keeps coming up and you want to disable it, use the local Group Policy editor and set PREVENT PERFORMANCE OF FISRT RUN CUSTOMIZATION SETTINGS:   run GPEDIT.MSC from the Start button search bar; Expand USER CONFIGURATION, ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES, WINDOWS COMPONENTS, INTERNET EXPLORER Double click “PREVENT PERFORMANCE OF FIRST RUN CUSTOMIZATION SETTINGS” (in the right pane) Set it to ENABLED and set GO DIRECTLY TO HOME PAGE…