Bing Search in new tab page after October Cumulative update MS14-056 kb2987107 – Search in the address bar and the search box on the new tab page

After installing the latest October IE Cumulative Update from  MS14-056 kb article 2987107 you may find a new feature for tab browsing adding the “Search in the address bar and the search box on the new tab page”. This is a really good option to have and makes the tabs much more useful!. This is currently…

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How do I test the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature?

On the previous blog “How to manage the new “blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls”  feature in IE?” we showed you the location and settings for the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature and on this one, we are outlining the step by step instructions covered in article KB2991000 | Update to block out-of-date ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer under the…

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IE10 Removing IEMaintenance from Window 7 and Windows 2008 R2

Hi, we just want to share some information regarding some changes introduced with IE10 that may impact the way you manage your Internet Explore Policies. As the TechNet article “Replacements for Internet Explorer Maintenance” states that: “By default In Windows® 8, the IEM settings have been deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx),…

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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 full page double-tap-zoom functionality.   DEFAULT…

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.NET control no longer loads in IE8 in Internet Zone

Hello There!   Veena here to discuss an important change made in Internet Explorer 8 that could impact you. With Internet Explorer 8 it is no longer possible to load .NET controls in Internet zone under the default(medium-high) security setting. In Internet Explorer 8, we have added a new UI-less URLAction (0x2005) that we check…

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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…

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Printing improvements within the User Interface of Internet Explorer 8.0

Hi everyone! We have made several CSS related improvements around printing to improve the readability of printed Web content and offer more control and functionality in the print medium.  To read more about that, click here. Today, I will discuss two non-CSS related feature improvements that enhances printing experience in IE8: Improved header and footer user…

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Understanding Compatibility Modes in Internet Explorer 8

Hi everyone! With the release of IE 8, we felt that providing a little more detail around the different Compatibility Modes might be useful, so here goes! A fundamental problem discussed during each and every Internet Explorer release is balancing new features and functionality with site compatibility for the existing Web. On the one hand,…

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“Open as Web Folder” Not In the Internet Explorer 8 File | Open dialog

Hi everyone! David Conner here.  I am a Senior Escalation Engineer on the IE Core and SDK team in Microsoft Support. If you’ve installed the IE 8 Beta builds or the Released build and tried to open a WebDAV share via the File | Open dialog, you may have notice that the checkbox to “Open…

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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 handle higher screen…

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