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Ie8 Sort By Name Doesn't Work


I keep getting surprised about how the functionality of microsoft software keeps declining. Windows media player keeps getting worse with each version, and now ie8. I barely use it because i'm almost exclusively a firefox user, but firefox fails in scrolling some pages smoothly when zoomed in, and ie8 is better at that. So sometimes i use it only for that purpose, but now having re-installed windows 7 from scratch and having imported the bookmarks from firefox, i realize that in ie8 the "sort by name" functionality in favorites is broken.

When it imported the bookmarks from firefox, it placed all the bookmarks from firefox's bookmark bar into ie8's favorites bar, which is great, except that it placed them in reverse alphabetical order! Are you freaking kidding me? So i think, ok, this is really stupid, a multi-billion dollar corporation didn't have one person in the internet explorer team that saw this?But well, i figured i would just go to the favorites side bar, or the organize favorites box, right click on the "favorites bar" folder, and choose "sort by name". It doesn't work! It simply doesn't work.

It does nothing at all. And it doesn't work on the other folders in the favorites tree. And this is not an old, corrupted installation of windows, it's brand new from two days ago, from a reformatted hard drive, and it barely has any programs in it except for drivers. This is just pathetic, "sort by name" has been on ie since version 4 or 5, and now they took it away, but they are so lazy that they forgot to take it out of the context menu. Dded to this, ie is really ugly on the eyes, with that hideous baby blue color all over the interface, especially on the toolbars and tabs. Firefox at least has the anycolor and personas plugins to bring some decent visual taste to it.


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Ie8 Favorites Do Not Work

I have the following problems with favorites in ie8:

Adding a favorite creates it twice (once with the url as name, once with the page title as name)
Clicking on any favorite in ie does nothing (no error, no feedback)

Favorites can be deleted without problem
Opening the url file in explorer opens a print window (the print is empty)
Reinstalling ie8 had no effect and no spyware was detected by multiple scanners

Anybody have any clue what could be the cause of this?


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However, for those links which open the web page in the same ie window, seem working fine. I would like to repair the ie8 or windows 7. But i don’t know how. It’s greatly appreciated if someone can provide some solution.


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Posted On: 2009-12-05 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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In addition on ie 8 it shows the sing in but will not let me sign out and doesn't show my google e mail id. When i click on that sign in it doesn't go anywhere, do anything like go to the igoogle sing in as it should. I just reset ie for the 2nd or 3rd time and tried to sign in to igoogle and i got a page that is somewhat like igoogle but isn't my page. I have 3 g mail addresses and i can sign in using firefox with all 3 and they display the igoogle home page correctly.

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I never experienced such behavior in windows xp where all folders remained exactly the same way all the time. What might be wronglso, if i have the indexing service and the indexing feature turned off, why i'm seeing this green bar moving across every time i open a folder? It's annoying and boring really.


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Anyway, ie64 bit lacks the flash player cuz adobe hasn't released a 64 bit version yet, per their website. So i can't use ie64 with xm online music stream (et al). Ie32, on the other hand, supports flash player, but won't successfully link to various embedded hypertext links, such as those embedded in an email. My initial solution was to use firefox, which served me well until an application from a local vendor will only work with internet explorer. Sigh.

I've used windows since version 2 back in the 1980s, have become stoic, and can emotionally cope with having to use 3 browsers to get the job done.

However, just for fun, my current burning question is, with two different versions of ie8 (64 bit and 32 bit) installed into windows 7, why doesn't the control panel default applications utility seem to aware of the fact that there are indeed two different versions installed? It lists firefox and internet explorer, but does not differentiate between the two flavors of ie. My goal was to set ie8 64 bit as the default browser temporarily to accommodate the vendor's application.

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Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Ie8 Graphics Trails

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This is really really annoying and i have not found a solution other then uninstalling ie8 all together, which fixes the problem straight away. This is ridiculous. With sp3 and windows 7 now, i thought these type of stupid issues were gone for good.

If anyone has any possible solution please inform me. All drivers and software are upto date. No third party software or non genuine installed. Brand new out of the box straight onto a wifi network and update causes the problem.


Posted On: 2009-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Ie8 Memory Leak

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Posted On: 2009-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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After one such instance i looked in task manager, and saw that ie was using a ridiculous amount of memory, with 1, 403, 828k listed on one line, and 14, 320k on another, though only one browser window was open.

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I've tried looking up info generally on the internet, but only find a lot of developer info on detecting leaks; nothing about how to fix this (at least that i can understand or am willing to do on my own).


Posted On: 2009-08-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have contacted the support team for the main site this is happening on (emusic.com) who have advised me to do the following:

1. Clear your cache and cookies
2. Try using a different web browser (internet explorer, firefox, safari)
3. Try connecting with a different computer (at work, a friend, another computer in the house)
4.connect directly to your cable modem if you are using a router (bypass the router)
5. Disable any firewall you may be using to see if it will go through

I have also tried adding the site to the trusted list, and ensuring that activex controls are allowed to run in the advanced section.

This problem has persisted through i.e. 7 and i.e. 8 on windows vista and windows xp pro sp3. All my machines are fully patched (i run secunia psi regularly). I don't know what else to try to fix this problem. If anyone has any suggestions i would very much like to hear them.


Posted On: 2009-10-02 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-06-06 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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(C, 1);break}};h. Jot_removealllistenersforname=function(b){for(var c=0;c
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Posted On: 2009-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Even i have thoroughly taken of ie8 with uninstaller it tells me ie7 can not be installed because there is a newer version installed. I'm using xp professional with service pack 3. The only browser working at the moment is safari. I tried opera which worked at the begin but after a few times opening and closing the same problem as with ie8 appeared.


Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Anyone else notice this change after installing this update kb980302? I don't understand why microsoft would release a compatibility update which is supposed to enhance the display of web-pages under ie8 and yet this update really in my situation, made it worse. I guess i could use system restore to go back to a point prior to this install but is there just away to un-install a kb update?


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1. Start ie8.
2. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx
3. Enter vpn in the search box and hit enter.
4. I my case the results have as top entry

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(B) how to install and configure a virtual private network serverin . http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308208

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Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .