Category Archive: Internet Explorer

Nov 27 2013

The Verdict on Internet Explorer 11

As I wrote about earlier in the month, I thought I would give Internet Explorer 11 a go as my primary browser for the rest of the month. I was keen to see how well it would work given its compliance to most of the recent web standards and improved performance over prior versions and …

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Nov 20 2013

Internet Explorer 11 Eschews Version-Specific Document Modes

It’s been the bane of web developers for many years – Internet Explorer and the unique quirks associated with each version. Sure, you could try and accommodate this by detecting the version of Internet Explorer and writing code for each version but then you have issues of maintaining and updating multiple versions of code for …

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Nov 14 2013

Finding Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 11

If you’re using Internet Explorer 11 then some websites may not work properly for whatever reason. In these instances, you may need to add these websites the compatibility view list to have Internet Explorer use an alternative method of rendering the page. However, IE11 no longer shows the compatibility view button at the end of …

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Nov 13 2013

Internet Explorer 11 – Time to Reevaluate

Those of us in the know are all too aware of the history of Internet Explorer including its quirks, lack of standards compliance and the possibility of having your browser hosed but impossible to fix without potentially compromising the operating system. Microsoft had coasted for years on the popularity of Internet Explorer having the majority …

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Jul 21 2013

Improve Your Web Browsing Security

These days, when you’re browsing websites there can be a stack of cookies being downloaded to your computer by ad tracking sites in order to serve up targeted advertisements. Social network applets, whilst they can make it really convenient to share content with friends and see what friends have liked. can also do the same …

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Apr 03 2013

Disable Flash in Internet Explorer on Windows RT

Since Microsoft has changed the way Adobe Flash operates on Windows RT by going from a whitelist approach to a blacklist approach it may be worthwhile knowing how to disable Flash on you Windows RT tablet. You need to make these changes via the desktop version of Internet Explorer (which will also make the changes …

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Mar 28 2013

Restore a Closed Tab in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome

Here’s a quick tip. Most of us have accidentally closed a browser tab by accident at one time or another and lamented trying to get back to the page contained within (as typically you would forget which page it was as well). Fortunately, you can retrieve a closed tab fairly easily in the later versions …

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Mar 09 2013

Adding Google as a Search Provider in Internet Explorer

It seems that when you attempt to add a search provider in Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10 that the option for Google does not appear at all (at least for me in Australia). A colleague of mine at work pointed this out when his work computer had the default of Bing but wanted to …

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Feb 17 2013

How to Open InPrivate Tabs in Metro Internet Explorer

InPrivate browsing has been around in Internet Explorer for desktop Internet Explorer for a while now but finding this functionality in the Metro-style Internet Explorer in Windows 8 or Windows RT may be a mystery. Fear not, as it is fairly straightforward. When in Metro Internet Explorer do the following: Swipe down from the top …

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Dec 27 2012

Switch Browser Tabs Without Using the Mouse

Here’s a very quick tip for today. If you’re a power user and you don’t fancy wielding the mouse to switch between browser tabs then you might prefer to use Ctrl + Tab instead to move to the next tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the previous tab. This works in all of …

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