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Problems with Internet Explorer

Posted on 04/13/2013 5:22:49 AM PDT by quintr

Am having trouble with Internet Explorer. Is anyone else experience problems with this browser. Return key won't work when typing emails and some attachments won't download with a note that there's a problem with IE. Any suggestions?


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1 posted on 04/13/2013 5:22:50 AM PDT by quintr
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To: quintr

Clean your cookies and history and then close IE and restart.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 5:24:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks. Will give that a try.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT by quintr
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To: quintr
Try Opera.com and use their web browser.
You'll be a lot happier.
4 posted on 04/13/2013 5:30:43 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: quintr

Uninstall Exploder. Install Chrome.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 5:35:48 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: quintr

That may not solve the problem, but then it might...good luck.


6 posted on 04/13/2013 5:36:58 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: quintr

I prefer Firefox and Safari to IE. Both are excellent.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 5:37:45 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: quintr

Use Chrome. Maybe Firefox.

Explorer should only ever be used to download a decent browser on a new PC.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 5:37:55 AM PDT by EricT.
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To: quintr

I noticed this exact problem with the ‘enter’ key not working in some forums and some websites. It only happens with IE 10 and not the earlier 8 or 9 versions. I sent a message on a Microsoft forum but never heard a response to that issue. For something like the ‘enter’ key not working it seems more like IE10 is still a beta version and not ready for prime time. I also would recommend Chrome or Opera.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 5:38:52 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: quintr

I noticed they released an update yesterday (I think).

Since I use Chrome, I spent 1/2 second saying “oh”, and then I promptly forgot all about it until your post.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 5:39:24 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: quintr

You don’t indicate what version of Windows you’re on, or what version of IE you’re using. My browser of preference is Firefox. My experience with IE is that it’s a slow, bloated-pig of an app. And, as much as I like Chrome, I’m doing what I can to minimize my use of products from that bastion of leftists infecting Google.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 5:44:20 AM PDT by Be Free (I believe in gun control. The more people that control their own guns, the safer we'll all be.)
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To: quintr

Another Chrome user here.
Haven’t used IE in years on my personal computer.

I have a work computer that my employer has set up to use IE only for their network but if I’m surfing for something on that computer I’ll use Firefox or Chrome.

Hate! IE


12 posted on 04/13/2013 5:45:22 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Yosemitest

Second that: Use Opera.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 5:45:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: quintr

my IE crashed a couple years ago. switched to Firefox and NEVER looked back!


14 posted on 04/13/2013 5:46:11 AM PDT by oldmomster
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To: quintr
Return key won't work when typing emails

You might have some pizza crust stuck under the key. Pull the key off the keyboard and clean it.......

15 posted on 04/13/2013 5:48:14 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: carriage_hill

I works real good on a 27” screen iMax.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 5:48:52 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: quintr

Never use it. I either use Chrome or Firefox. IE breaks too often.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 5:51:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: EricT.
Use Chrome. Maybe Firefox.

Explorer should only ever be used to download a decent browser on a new PC.

What you said.

18 posted on 04/13/2013 5:52:19 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: quintr
If you use the Firefox browser and the Greasemonkey addon then you can install the Replace Text script and rename Obama to Dummy.
19 posted on 04/13/2013 5:55:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: quintr

You probably are infected with a virus. Google “eset online”, go to the eset site and run the eset scanner. After that, malwarebytes.org and run theirs.


20 posted on 04/13/2013 5:57:30 AM PDT by Harry Pothead (Go Sarah!)
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To: quintr
If you've got a 64-bit OS, I suggest Mozilla's Waterfox.
21 posted on 04/13/2013 5:57:37 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oldmomster

yep firefox


22 posted on 04/13/2013 6:07:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: quintr
After scanning for virus or malware you will need to repair dll files that are registered with windows. To do this download this Microsoft fixit tool
23 posted on 04/13/2013 6:10:11 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: quintr

Windows is dying.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 6:14:24 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: oldmomster
switched to Firefox and NEVER looked back!

Fireflop has their own problems, especially with their rapid release insanity.

Like an add-on/extension? Don't get too used to it, as the developer might get tired of the frequent FF updates and quit updating the extension -- making it obsolete and incompatible with future FF releases.

I have FF 15. I quit upgrading when FF and Adobe Flash got where they would fight each other. I found a version of Flash that would work with FF15 and stopped upgrading both.

Now, FF 20 is out. With that release, a program that creates security tunnels between FF and specific websites (banks, etc) quit working with FF 15. If I want to upgrade FF15 to FF20, I lose several extensions that are no longer updated by their developers. Rock - hard place.

As much as I like FF, I am about ready to dump it. I may have to as FF15 will eventually become unusable on new media and secure websites. By then, FF 25 or FF 30 will probably out and will be incompatible with Windows 7 [/s].


25 posted on 04/13/2013 6:26:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: quintr

Try the reboot first.

Sometimes, another program will interfere with the keyboard and its interaction with web posting boxes. Usually, a reboot will clear the problem.


26 posted on 04/13/2013 6:28:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: quintr

I’ve got Chrome, Firefox, Camino and Opera ready. When one starts messing up I switch browsers. If there’s a problem with IE, they’ll get it fixed soon enough.


27 posted on 04/13/2013 6:35:00 AM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: oh8eleven
If you've got a 64-bit OS, I suggest Mozilla's Waterfox.

As a a matter of fact, my Linux distribution is 64 bit. I think I'll give it a try.

I'm not a fan of Google Corp., but Chrome is by far the best browser I've ever used.

28 posted on 04/13/2013 6:51:49 AM PDT by EricT.
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To: oh8eleven

Nevermind. It’s Windows only. Boo.

Oh, well. Chrome is still great.


29 posted on 04/13/2013 6:53:58 AM PDT by EricT.
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To: EricT.

I use Comodo Dragon, which is chrome without the spyware.


30 posted on 04/13/2013 6:59:34 AM PDT by auggy ( http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/THISWILLMAKEYOUPROUD.HTML)
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To: Blue Highway; quintr

Yes. IE10 is buggy with Win7. I immediately uninstalled it last week after similar problems with my email.


31 posted on 04/13/2013 7:09:41 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Install Chrome.

Chrome is a Google product, isn't it? No thanks.

32 posted on 04/13/2013 7:25:22 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: mountainlion
Windows is dying.

Look at the subject being discussed. It's about Internet Explorer, not Windows.

But, I gather you just had to put in another attack against Windows in every thread dealing with anything from Microsoft.

BTW, Windows is still the number one OS with desktops and laptops and ultrabooks. Windows 8 is meeting with some resistance, but then, most people are still happy with Windows 7 and XP and see no big need to upgrade to the newer version of Windows.

Plus, in a rotten economy, not too many people are going to be spending some $700 or more on a new PC, and they'll use whatever "disposable" income they have on the cheaper tablets.
33 posted on 04/13/2013 7:30:05 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: EricT.
I'm not a fan of Google Corp., but Chrome is by far the best browser I've ever used. Oh, well. Chrome is still great.
Sooo, you don't like Google, but Chrome is great.
34 posted on 04/13/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: adorno
Internet Explorer was so bad and unusable that I went back to Firefox. I got tired of not being able to use IE and try to figure out what was wrong and fix the piece of junk. XP was ok until a virus destroyed it. This computer had the windows virus vista on it. It loves to freeze up and the directions to fix it do not work. I have to have a virus program running most of the time looking for a trojan that visits me every day. I got a new computer that had windows 8 and was rudely treated by the commuter and windows programs. Windows is dying, IE is dying, Vista is dying and I can't say anything good about Windows 8.
35 posted on 04/13/2013 7:43:23 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: oh8eleven

Yes, I don’t like Google. But I despise Microsoft. In case you haven’t noticed, there aren’t many good guys in the internet biz. I could switch to something else, but chances are high that it will also be making an evil bastard tons of money, too.

When someone decent comes up with an equal or better product, I’ll switch.


36 posted on 04/13/2013 7:43:51 AM PDT by EricT.
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To: mountainlion

Your hate for all things Microsoft is already on record.

ON the other hand, I’m one of those that is pretty happy and trouble-free when it comes to my usage of Windows (any version) and IE.

Trojans and spyware and viruses are things that don’t bother my computer much, and when they do try to invade my computers, they’re caught by IE and my anti-malware software. Perhaps you need to try harder in making your computers “worry-free”. Nothing is going to guarantee that computers are completely worry-free, but, the basic precautions should be enough to keep you out of trouble.

I use FF and IE, and once in a while, Opera. But, I keep coming back to IE, because, it’s still the most secure browser and the fastest around. That’s been confirmed by many security gurus and by benchmarks that tested the more popular browsers.

The one browser which I will never trust, is Chrome, where it’s mere existence spells spyware. All things from Google are spyware, and I value my privacy and my personal data.


37 posted on 04/13/2013 8:04:11 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: quintr

explorer constantly dies on me, locks up, then reloads, then repeats itself

I have run every anti-virus, upgraded, everything

I switched to Chrome

I dont know what I downloaded to kill it, but on my home pc, it is a non functional program


38 posted on 04/13/2013 8:04:27 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: oh8eleven
I just tried to download waterfox and get the error message that it is not a proper 32 bit file. The stupid computer can't even see that it is a 64 bit computer.
39 posted on 04/13/2013 8:06:36 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: quintr

Vacuum out your keyboard or shake it upside down to get rid of the dirt in it.


40 posted on 04/13/2013 8:07:39 AM PDT by bgill
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To: mountainlion
I've been running Waterfox (18.0.1) on Win7 Pro for a month w/ no problems.
What browser are you using - IE or Firefox? Try switching to the other browser.
Try downloading the setup file and running it from your HD (rather than running/installing from within your browser).
41 posted on 04/13/2013 8:17:16 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: adorno
Your hate for all things Microsoft is already on record.

It is not hate but frustration with something that does not work. I also delete all google. IE had a serious problem on my computer and I quit using it. I run MRT regularly. I used to use AVG and Avira both until they started fighting. Windows defender is shut down by AVG. I have windows security updated almost daily. MSMPENG.com sure slows things down. I never had these problems with 3.0, 95, or 98.

42 posted on 04/13/2013 8:21:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: oh8eleven

As soon as AVG is done I will reboot and try again. Something shut down my downloads box so I may have other problems.


43 posted on 04/13/2013 8:24:06 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: quintr

Any suggestins? Stop using XP and upgrade to Win 8 (an assumption since you didn’t say). You can choose between the traditional look of IE or use the Bing tile. I really prefer my email on the tile vs. traditional IE.


44 posted on 04/13/2013 8:30:05 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Uninstall Explorer. Install Chrome.

That solved my problem some months ago.

45 posted on 04/13/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: oldmomster

I’m surprised there’s not more of us Firefox users haha


46 posted on 04/13/2013 8:46:21 AM PDT by next media
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To: oh8eleven
I have waterfox.
47 posted on 04/13/2013 9:01:46 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Have you seen a doctor? :)


48 posted on 04/13/2013 9:06:03 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Man that Waterfox is fast. Does Adobe flash play well with Waterfox or do you suggest something else?
49 posted on 04/13/2013 9:09:59 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: oh8eleven

Have you seen a doctor? :)

Sure did, He said my Prostate cancer was in remission. Thanks for your concern.


50 posted on 04/13/2013 9:16:07 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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