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That annoying Edge icon in IE11 on CU

Question: That annoying Edge icon in IE11 on CU

Has anyone figured a way to turn this crap off?

Yes, I know that Edge is Microsoft's "preferred" browser. No, I'm not interested. I need IE for work purposes because of legacy ActiveX components, so that annoying icon does no good.

I'm trying to get the new build ready for work on our domain, but considering all our employees heavily use IE every day, this is going to get on everybody's nerves and fast!

I tried copying the iexplore.exe from Anniversary Update (1607) to 1703 VM, and got an error about a missing ordinal in the EXE. So I'm thinking they added it that way - not seeing any settings, GPOs, or any other way to turn it off.

Even better when you're logged in as the local Administrator account which cannot run Edge or any other Modern apps but the stupid icon still shows up and is completely useless

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Answer: That annoying Edge icon in IE11 on CU

Hello drfsupercomputer,

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove the "Open Microsoft Edge" tab in Internet Explorer.

Add or Remove Open Microsoft Edge Tab Button in Internet Explorer - Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials

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Question: IE11 vs. Edge

Does anyone know of a good source that explains the difference between IE11 and Edge? Pretty much all I've gathered is that Edge isn't as compatible with as many web-sites as IE11. Why the introduction of a new browser? Why isn't it more compatible?

Answer:IE11 vs. Edge

Browser Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 10)

IE has become a failure and MS is trying to start over with a new browser, Edge. This is a ground up design of a new browser and it's looking good right now for a browser that's only about a year old. I've been using it for some time and it's been a good experience for me at least.

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Question: IE11 vs. Edge

Does anyone know of a good source that explains the difference between IE11 and Edge? Pretty much all I've gathered is that Edge isn't as compatible with as many web-sites as IE11. Why the introduction of a new browser? Why isn't it more compatible?

Answer:IE11 vs. Edge

Browser Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 10)

IE has become a failure and MS is trying to start over with a new browser, Edge. This is a ground up design of a new browser and it's looking good right now for a browser that's only about a year old. I've been using it for some time and it's been a good experience for me at least.

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edge seems massively dumbed down, very bare options configuration compared to IE11.

From what I can see all of the following are missing.

No options to toggle tls 1.1 1.0 1.2 etc.
No options to toggle gpu acceleration
No options to set file cache location (I like to use ram disk)
No security zones
No tracking protection lists
No addons
No advanced cookie settings
No per domain settings
No options to adjust certificate verification
No options to adjust UTF-8 and IDN
No toggle for crash protection
No tab options

Basically edge feels like a mobile orientated app, as it uses the "modern" interface.

Is there a reason to use edge instead of IE11? aside from future proofing as I am assuming IE11 at some point will be obsoleted by Microsoft.

Answer:is it me or is ie11 better than edge?

Edge is still very early in it's development cycle.. give it time and it will get much better.

Oh and I'm using it right now to post here and I like it.. very fast and clean.

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I have tried both browser ie11 or edge, IE 11 is a little different from windows 10 Edge/
I would like your opinion on which will give you less trouble and is faster
 

Answer:browser ie11 or edge which is better

Firefox or Chrome for me, only use IE for one old email account i check weekly!
 

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I just updated to Win10 and Edge and the Store are not working but I can get access to the web via internet explorer. How do I fix this?

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hello,
when ever I open an internet page that requires a password, I get a password dropdown bar just under the windows tool bar. It is very annoying and I can't seem to turn it off. Not sure if it is a Windows feature, a HP utility or Malware. I have done malware sweeps including booting into safe mode and using a clean install of Malwarebytes. The spec of the computer is shown below:
HP Envy 15 Laptop
Windows 8.1
IE 11
I've enclosed a screenprint showing the offending dropdown box.
Can anyone identify what it is, and even better how to get rid of it?
Many thanks in advance
Steve

Answer:Annoying Password Popup box on IE11

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I have disabled the tab preview for IE11 (through IE Options) so that I can minimize my IE from the taskbar icon even with multiple tabs open. So... can I enable tab previews by hovering over the tab, such as is the case in Edge? Thanks in advance.

Answer:IE11 Tab Preview (Similar to Edge)... Possible?

nobody?

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I have disabled the tab preview for IE11 (through IE Options) so that I can minimize my IE from the taskbar icon even with multiple tabs open. So... can I enable tab previews by hovering over the tab, such as is the case in Edge? Thanks in advance.

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Hi all,
Requesting your votes to get the WebRTC in IE11/Edge:https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...port-of-webrtcWebRTC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All of Skypes biggest competitors are moving towards plugin-free browser calling features, and Redmond is finally admitting it has no choice but to do the same. In Microsofts own words: Its all about convenience imagine youll be able to simply open IE and make a Skype call to friends, family, or get real-time support for that new device right from your browser.
Both Google and Mozilla are way ahead of Microsoft in this area, both in terms of adding WebRTC features to their respective browsers and in terms of building plugin-free calling services that rely on the technology. In short, Skype is under threat, and Microsoft has finally decided to opt for an If you cant beat em, join em strategy.http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/27/mi...rnet-explorer/

Answer:Please vote for WebRTC for IE11/Edge

Originally Posted by Pacific16 Hi all,
Requesting your votes to get the WebRTC in IE11/Edge:https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...port-of-webrtcWebRTC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Won't happen yet as it's only a draft spec, Microsoft don't implement things until they are a standard.

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ok, so I upgraded??? to win 10, now my ie11 is not to be found. how do I remove this edge and put back my ie 11?

Answer:how to remove edge and put back ie11

Its still there,
Go
Controlpanel>programmesfeatures>Turnfeatures On/Off tick Ie11,
Then go to Control panel>defaultprogrammes> select Ie11.

You>> might <<also be able dissable Edge from Tiles .(not sure thou)

Roy

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I can't keep seem to keep games working with EDGE or Internet 10 as they don't take chrome or google. IE11 not working right for everything. Updates very often especially for flash etc.

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Windows 10, HP 6520 Printer
I use IE 11 for most of my work and when I access Print I have the print options as designated by my printer – one of them being to print in Booklet form.
If I use Edge, the print options do not include the ability to print in Booklet form.
How can I obtain the Full print options offered by my printer when using Edge?

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I am having problems on my laptop using things like Cortana across user accounts. The wheel spins and spins when I click on Cortana. I think the problem stems from the fact edge and IE11 cannot load outlook.com or go into things like account settings. It's only this causing the issue, all other sites work apart from these critical MS sites. I've tried changing DNS settings to alternates like google but nothing works to fix this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated? On my other desktop PC I have no issues. All language settings and packs are correctly set as UK. Am at a total loss. I tried a restore point but that was no better. I've had this issue crop up intermittently ever since getting the laptop. Sometimes it works ok but after a while the issue will re-occur without rhyme or reason. I notice under family setitngs 'Can't connect to family settings, your user data may not be upto date' sometimes comes up too. It's as if the laptop is having trouble connecting to MS server some of the time

Answer:Outlook.com unreachable via edge and IE11

The machine seems to be having real problems signing into MS. For example if I launch films and TV I see lower left 'Can't sign in'. I think there is something amiss logging into the MS account causing all the issues. Store is slow and unable to update apps, always an error message after ages of acquiring license. I don't really want to have to try and create a new user acc given everything I have setup/installed

Is there a way of signing out of the MS account and signing back in because something is seriously screwed up

Cheers
Wayne

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Really don't like Edge, and I know my old IE11 is still there, so how can I get rid of Edge and go back to IE?

Answer:Can I go back to IE11 once Edge is installed?

Use the search bar to search for "Internet Explorer" and you will see it there. Just pin to your start-screen/task bar as appropriate.

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To enable the new engine, just type ?about:flags? in IE11?s address bar, select ?Enabled? under ?Enable Experimental Web Platform Features,? and restart the browser. Enabling the "Custom User Agent" option will trick sites that nerf IE specifically into using the Spartan Edge rendering engine.



Internet Explorer Edge Mode - Enable or Disable - Windows 10 Forums

Two words: IT'S FAST

Answer:Using EDGE in IE11 on build 10041

Can't access MajorGeeks through it.

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Hi Folks
Be extra careful currently as there is STILL a problem in security with IE11 and Edge which can allow "unscrupulous" users to hijack your browser / do other nasty things - and currently NO A/V software can protect against this.

BE VERY CAREFUL if using IE11 / EDGE until Ms applies the patch. DO NOT RELY SOLEY ON YOUR A/V SOFTWARE - this won't protect you in this case. People are often lulled into a false sense of security after installing some extra A/V software -- this actually makes them MORE likely to fall into traps than people who only have the base WD stuff installed but browse carefully. !!!

Here's the article - from BBC (and Google) so it's not from some dubious journalist writing for a magazine hoping to make a few bucks.

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code - BBC News

I posted this note also in the Browsers section as some people don't read this part of the Forum.

Cheers - and SAFE browsing

jimbo

Answer:Browser Hijacking (IE11 and EDGE)

Thanks for the heads up. I guess it will be patched soon (I hope it too).

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We want to have a pdf file download on our website for IE11. PDF's seems to act differently on the various operating systems in the various browsers. Also how it is made has an effect: Microsoft 2010 vs Adobe DC on a Windows 7 OS. (we are also trying W10
os & MSWord10 to pdf) Most of our users are in IE. where how it is made makes no difference on a W10 machine. It just puts up blank pages for a long time. Any suggestions?

Microsoft 2010 doc W7 OS used to create a pdf loaded to a W2008 server:

Windows 7- downloaded quickly in IE11, Chrome, FirefoxWindows 8 - downloaded quickly in IE11, Chrome, FirefoxWindows 10 - blank page loaded with no text for many minutes in Edge, fast in Chrome and Firefox
Note - this is with Acrobat DC Reader installed - the Word version worked before the update
In Design to Adobe DC created pdf W7OS  loaded to a W2008 server:

Windows 7- takes many minutes in IE11 (seems to hang midway), fast in Chrome, fast in FirefoxWindows 8 - downloaded quickly in IE11, Chrome, FirefoxWindows 10 - blank page loaded with no text for many minutes in Edge, many minutes in Chrome, fast in Firefox

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I am having problems on my laptop using things like Cortana across user accounts. The wheel spins and spins when I click on Cortana. I think the problem stems from the fact edge and IE11 cannot load outlook.com or go into things like account settings. It's only this causing the issue, all other sites work apart from these critical MS sites. I've tried changing DNS settings to alternates like google but nothing works to fix this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated? On my other desktop PC I have no issues. All language settings and packs are correctly set as UK. Am at a total loss. I tried a restore point but that was no better. I've had this issue crop up intermittently ever since getting the laptop. Sometimes it works ok but after a while the issue will re-occur without rhyme or reason. I notice under family setitngs 'Can't connect to family settings, your user data may not be upto date' sometimes comes up too. It's as if the laptop is having trouble connecting to MS server some of the time

Answer:Outlook.com unreachable via edge and IE11

The machine seems to be having real problems signing into MS. For example if I launch films and TV I see lower left 'Can't sign in'. I think there is something amiss logging into the MS account causing all the issues. Store is slow and unable to update apps, always an error message after ages of acquiring license. I don't really want to have to try and create a new user acc given everything I have setup/installed

Is there a way of signing out of the MS account and signing back in because something is seriously screwed up

Cheers
Wayne

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Hi
I've been passed on to this forum from the office365 support team as they consider the issue I'm having to be a fault with Internet Explorer.
For a while now Edge closes itself as soon as I try to open it event log says...

Faulting application name: MicrosoftEdge.exe, version: 11.0.10240.16771, time stamp: 0x56fa27b5
Faulting module name: eModel.dll, version: 11.0.10240.16771, time stamp: 0x56fa234c
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x00000000001122d3
Faulting process id: 0x1580
Faulting application start time: 0x01d19bc11c2364d6
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\eModel.dll
Report Id: 29bd26ae-51c6-4c0b-9f23-20491f3eef73
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Faulting package-relative application ID: MicrosoftEdge
My Initial problem I had with Office365 was that I didn't have the option to pin apps.  If I reset IE it works ok, if I restart the PC it stops working again.  Pin apps works if I use inprivate browsing. I have disabled all add-ons and that made
no difference.
I have tried with a different user and all works ok for that user, including edge.
If I delete my local profile, it creates a new one for me when I log on and all is fine for a few days until Edge stops working again and all the faults come back.
Any ideas on how to f... Read more

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I have posted this question/complaint on another thread, but I have been locked out. So I'll try again. Why can't Microsoft fix the Edge import process to reliably import all favorites from IE 11? I have tried all the workarounds including copying the IE 11 favorites to the <username>/appdata/local...directory and the editing the Registry. Nothing works. Why should it be so difficult for MS to implement a reliable Favorites transfer? What is the point of using Edge, when IE 11 is more friendly?

Any thoughts/suggestions? I have been using Windows 10 for over a year and the problem persists.

Answer:Problems Importing Favorites into Edge from IE11

Well, you didn't really tell us what problems you were having with performing the import.

So, let's skip the diagnosis and jump right to an alternative approach...

You might consider using a 3rd-party application called EdgeManage to see if you have better luck with performing an import operation from Internet Explorer.

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Folks,

Before I wiped my Windows 7 install, I exported my IE11 favorites into an HTM file, "bookmark", by using IE11's "export" feature.

My clean Windows 10 install only has 2 browsers: Edge and Chrome. I do not want to install IE11.

How do I get the saved favorites/bookmarks to be imported into Edge? There is no browse function. Edge only allows an automatic import, and that seems to require a functioning IE11 install.

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:How do I import saved IE11 favorites into Edge?

Hello Ken,

Windows 10 still comes with Internet Explorer.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how import favorites from IE to Edge.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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Hi all
we have set a EDGE und IE11 GPO for Entersprise Site but it don't work?
have anybody experience with edge and IE11?
XML ????
<rules version="4">
  <docMode>
    <domain docMode="edge">abc</domain>
    <domain docMode="11">xyz</domain>
 </docMode>
  <emie>
    <domain docMode="11">xyz</domain>
  </emie>
</rules>

must set both? IE11 and EDGE


Chris

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Hi Team, I am using  HP Pavilion x2 (OS- WIndows 10).  When I  use this as laptop, most of sites are working good. But when I use this as a tablet few sites are not working as expected. e.g tab functionality is not working in IE11 and edge. Using main menu I am unable to navigate to other pages. You can try https://hmri.org.au/ in IE11 & edge.  Microsoft Edge 25.10586.0.0Internet Explorer 11 I am not sure how to reslove this problem ? is this any problem with device ?  Thanks,Ashwini 

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my windows 10 has the Blue E that states 'Microsoft Edge' when mouse hovers over the taskbar avatar .. but My MSN videos play videos back in black screen( no video) and sound is OK .. BUT every where I look for a fix remedy says to fix this within IE11 settings where is IE11?

"When upgrading from an earlier version of Windows to Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will automatically become your default browser. Microsoft Edge is a new internet browser introduced with Windows 10 ."

in the mean time have made my default browser google chrome and have no problem with MSN videos ...

Answer:Running windows 10 AEd . confused over IE11 and EDGE

Windows 10 comes with both IE11 and Edge built in. Edge is Microsoft's recommended browser and the one where all future development will concentrate. But the business world would throw up their hand in horror if IE was removed - many bespoke company Intranet applications will only work with IE because only IE can run Microsoft ActiveX controls. Indeed Microsoft's own Update Catalog website will only work with IE for the same reason.

You have IE if you really need it but MS don't really want you to use it, so it's hidden away on an infrequently visited part of the All Apps list. It's to be found under 'Windows Accessories'. The only other place you can find it is (ironically) in Edge. Open any webpage, click on the 'three dots' icon at the top right and one of the items in the menu that appears is 'Open with Internet Explorer'. However you get to it, once running you can pin it to the taskbar.

But finding IE isn't necessarily going to help you fix Edge's video problems, the settings you need to change may be in Edge, not IE. It's not clear what you mean by 10 A.Ed. Can you type Winver in the search box next to Start and run it. To be of more help we need to know the full set of numbers shown there for the version and OS build.

What I can tell you is that for my version 1607 (OS Build 14393.187) Edge has no such problems showing videos from MSN.

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Hi there

While Silverlight is as everybody knows RUBBISH it IS a requirement for watching SKY GO on Windows. Sky GO on Android doesn't use it so It must be possible for Ms to have some other method of protecting DRM material.

So (and SKY GO is used by loads of SKY customers --particularly for Sport and Movies) as EDGE which (intentionally) doesn't support Silverlight people will have to keep IE11 for the foreseeable future - unless one wants to use CHROME - which I don't really like --YMMV on this one of course.

If Ms wants people to switch as quick as possible to EDGE they need to get current applications to work with it.

At least though SKY GO works on W10 !!.

(For those who don't know what SKY GO is - it's the service from the U.K Satellite Broadcaster SKY that people can use to stream programs on to their tablets, computers and phones - quite a good service BTW if you have SKY TV.

Good on some Rail services too in UK where trains have fast Wi-Fi available !!!

Cheers
jimbo

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Folks,

Before I wiped my Windows 7 install, I exported my IE11 favorites into an HTM file, "bookmark", by using IE11's "export" feature.

My clean Windows 10 install only has 2 browsers: Edge and Chrome. I do not want to install IE11.

How do I get the saved favorites/bookmarks to be imported into Edge? There is no browse function. Edge only allows an automatic import, and that seems to require a functioning IE11 install.

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:How do I import saved IE11 favorites into Edge?

Hello Ken,

Windows 10 still comes with Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer - Open in Windows 10

If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how import favorites from IE to Edge.

Microsoft Edge - Import Favorites from Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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I have posted this question/complaint on another thread, but I have been locked out. So I'll try again. Why can't Microsoft fix the Edge import process to reliably import all favorites from IE 11? I have tried all the workarounds including copying the IE 11 favorites to the <username>/appdata/local...directory and the editing the Registry. Nothing works. Why should it be so difficult for MS to implement a reliable Favorites transfer? What is the point of using Edge, when IE 11 is more friendly?

Any thoughts/suggestions? I have been using Windows 10 for over a year and the problem persists.

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Just built a new box with an ASUS X99m ws board and Intel 5930 processor, booting from a Samsung 950 Pro with 4 WD blacks configured in a RAID 10 storage and backup.
I've read and tried every googled fix and trick for getting MS Edge to load pages to no avail. Even went so far as to try the admin only delete and reinstall of MS Edge. No luck. Anybody know of anything else that doesn't show up in a standard search?
What's interesting is Edge works fine on an old DELL XPS 720 from 2006 that was upgraded a week ago. No luck on the hot, new one.

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my windows 10 has the Blue E that states 'Microsoft Edge' when mouse hovers over the taskbar avatar .. but My MSN videos play videos back in black screen( no video) and sound is OK .. BUT every where I look for a fix remedy says to fix this within IE11 settings where is IE11?

"When upgrading from an earlier version of Windows to Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will automatically become your default browser. Microsoft Edge is a new internet browser introduced with Windows 10 ."

in the mean time have made my default browser google chrome and have no problem with MSN videos ...

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MS16-064 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3157993)   
has been revised:
KB 3163207 updates Flash (ActiveX) to 21.0.0.242 in Windows 8.1/10 
[ KB 3157993, issued on Tuesday 5/10, had updated Flash (ActiveX) to 21.0.0.241  ]   

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Microsoft has announced that (the embedded) Flash for IE11/ActiveX & Edge on Win10 was finally updated to 20.0.0.272

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2755801
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133431

Remark:   Based on the change in wording in the above document... as well as "confirmed" on my Win8.1 tablet... there has NOT (yet?) been a corresponding update for Win8.x

Answer:Updates 1/5/16 - Flash for IE11/ActiveX & Edge on Win10

So to summarize the Flash confusion at present:
the current Flash plug-in version (non-IE browsers) is 20.0.0.267
The current IE/ActiveX version for Win 7 and earlier is 20.0.0.270
The temporary [?] version for IE10/11 on Windows 8.x is also 20.0.0.267 ; an update was expected, but has not been released as of this writing (6 January 2016, 12:40pm EST).
The current IE11/ActiveX and Edge version for Win 10 is [allegedly] 20.0.0.272
 

 

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Hello,

I am unable to access Sign in to your Microsoft account on my desktop computer running Windows 10 on a home Ethernet network using Edge and IE11. I am connected to the Internet through a Fritz!Box 7490 DSL connection.

I originally tried to solve this problem as a network issue - and it may still turn out to be one - but since I am able to log in to my live.com account using Google Chrome on this computer and from Linux and OS X machines on the network, I am now looking at the possibility that it is some setting shared by Edge and IE11 that is causing my problem.

A secondary effect of this problem is that I am unable to activate Office 365 products, because once I enter my account email address, the activation process wants to take me to live.com to confirm my subscription.

I have seen a number of posts on this and other sites about the "Hmm..." messages, and that's the message I am shown when I try to access login.live.com. Since, in all of the other posts, the issue was a complete inability of Edge to access the sites, this seems to me to be something different. Thus, I started a new thread rather than add to one of the others.

I will be grateful for any and all suggestions on how to fix this problem.

Cheers,
hussar

Answer:Edge and IE11 cannot reach https://login.live.com

Hi:

What antivirus and other security applications are you running?

MM

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Yesterday I was forced to reboot my computer as MS installed some Windows Updates. After the reboot I can no longer access google.com's main page and some other https site like my companies Citrix Storefront login page. These all worked before the forced update. There were 2 updates installed KB3142588 and KB3140768. I uninstalled the KB3142588 and rebooted and everything worked again. Later in the day again MS installed something and forced me to reboot. After the reboot, the same problem came back. Funny thing now, is that those 2 updates are no longer there and were replaced by others. One of them I could uninstall and the other I cannot. I uninstalled the one (didn't write done the KB#) and rebooted and still the same problem. It only really seems to be issues with some https sites. I can't believe that there is a problem with googles certificate.

I get a "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". The security certificate presented by this website is not secure. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept and data you send to the server.

I cannot just accept the cert nor can I look at it like I could in Windows 7.

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Yesterday I was forced to reboot my computer as MS installed some Windows Updates. After the reboot I can no longer access google.com's main page and some other https site like my companies Citrix Storefront login page. These all worked before the forced update. There were 2 updates installed KB3142588 and KB3140768. I uninstalled the KB3142588 and rebooted and everything worked again. Later in the day again MS installed something and forced me to reboot. After the reboot, the same problem came back. Funny thing now, is that those 2 updates are no longer there and were replaced by others. One of them I could uninstall and the other I cannot. I uninstalled the one (didn't write done the KB#) and rebooted and still the same problem. It only really seems to be issues with some https sites. I can't believe that there is a problem with googles certificate.

I get a "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". The security certificate presented by this website is not secure. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept and data you send to the server.

I cannot just accept the cert nor can I look at it like I could in Windows 7.

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Hello,

I am unable to access Sign in to your Microsoft account on my desktop computer running Windows 10 on a home Ethernet network using Edge and IE11. I am connected to the Internet through a Fritz!Box 7490 DSL connection.

I originally tried to solve this problem as a network issue - and it may still turn out to be one - but since I am able to log in to my live.com account using Google Chrome on this computer and from Linux and OS X machines on the network, I am now looking at the possibility that it is some setting shared by Edge and IE11 that is causing my problem.

A secondary effect of this problem is that I am unable to activate Office 365 products, because once I enter my account email address, the activation process wants to take me to live.com to confirm my subscription.

I have seen a number of posts on this and other sites about the "Hmm..." messages, and that's the message I am shown when I try to access login.live.com. Since, in all of the other posts, the issue was a complete inability of Edge to access the sites, this seems to me to be something different. Thus, I started a new thread rather than add to one of the others.

I will be grateful for any and all suggestions on how to fix this problem.

Cheers,
hussar

Answer:Edge and IE11 cannot reach https://login.live.com

Hi:

What antivirus and other security applications are you running?

MM

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Hi there

What a DOGS DINNER of a mess -- SKY GO is still using Silverlight for DRM - however it's deprecated in Windows so sooner or later IE11 won't work with it. Edge of course doesn't work with it, and the non Ms browsers seem randomly to work or not work.

This is NOT an Ms problem though -- surely SKY could use similar DRM / Copyright protection to NETFLIX etc - since the ANDROID application works without any problem whatsoever they must be using something other than Silverlight.

I only suspect that SKY would rather get people to sign up to their SKY Q service -- it's fine but not very portable if you want to watch on a laptop instead of on a small tablet or smart phone.

If Ms would RETIRE Silverlight completely then SKY would be forced to fix SKY GO for their customers !!!!

I suppose the words Customer and Service should probably be removed from the English Language or relegated tp a History archive as it seems with pretty well ANY service one subscribes to there is just about ZERO customer service available any more.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:SKY GO - edge, IE11 and silverlight What a dogs dinner of a mess

Silverlight is expected to have a long life-cycle:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...arch/?c2=12905

compatibility issues are always on the agenda, given that rs3 builds are going deeper into underlying code
I suspect we may see improvements further down the line, at present I am getting hints that Edge is not fully compatible yet..

- no doubt, there will be more on this subject in the coming months..

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Hi there

I believe this also appeared on Google as well but here's a very recent (2 days ago approx) note from the BBC about security problem found in Edge and IE11 browsers.

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code - BBC News

I haven't had any update over this yet --anybody know if Ms has patched this problem yet.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Has Ms fixed security flaws found in Edge and IE11 yet

Not yet, apparently - but someone else has...

Unpatched Windows Vulnerability Gets a 3rd Party Fix

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I would like to replace working certificate for the localhost (127.0.0.1), with an end date in a few months. (Win10 - Edge - IE11)
I managed to create a certificate (made a copy form the previous one with Powershell), and imported it in the list of Trusted Root Certificates. I removed the previous certificate.

But Edge (and IE11 since I suppose Edge has no support for this yet) is still pointing to the old certificate.
Does anyone know how to make the browsers point to the new certificate?

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After a driver (I think one related to Intel graphics, but i am not shure) was unsuccesfully installed, I had a BSOD problem, hard restart, kernel error message (unable to reproduce it afterward). Some applications from taskbar partially work (Office, Skype), some not.
I am unable to open the Start menu (but the right click still works). The Edge disapeared, I post from anothe PC.
Restarted a few times, tried to restore to a previous backup of drivers - nothing helps.
Pls suggest me some solution.
Thank you.

Answer:Start icon not working and Edge icon disapeared

I've got the exact same issue, it all started after a BSOD as well. None of the solutions I found worked (Powershell command etc). I also can't open windows store, I searched for it in explorer. Also tried creating a new account, which fixed the start menu but windows store still wasn't working.

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Hi there

Is there any way to copy the stored passwords / account information saved in IE11 to edge

I've a couple of account logins (not Banks I hasten to add) on some sites where I can't remember all the details -- logon automatically in IE11 but I need to try EDGE a bit more now and can't remember those details.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Copy saved passwords / account info from IE11 to Edge

You should be able to find them in Manage Web Credentials in Control Panel. If there are only a couple you can click on "Show" and it will tell you your password and then you can enter it in Edge.


Both Edge and IE store user id/passwords here I believe but I'm not sure how to make one browser use the credentials saved by the other or even if you can.

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OS: Windows 10 Pro v.1607
Suddenly Pinterest.com fails to load in Edge; a few pins appear but then the page freezes. This same Pinterest account works fine in IE on this same computer and also loads fine in Edge on other computers. Here is what I've tried without success:

1. Clear browser cache and cookies
2. Delete all files in Edge recovery folder
3. Sign in with another Pinterest user account
4. Sign in with local account instead of Microsoft Account
5. Removed saved password for Pinterest
6. Reboot computer

Edge performs perfectly with all other sites. This issue is apparently limited to this one site in this one browser on this one computer. Pinterest support suggested we use IE Of course, but I like to figure out what causes these things to happen. It may be irrelevant but this issue was first observed following a batch of Windows updates on 12/13/16. The only one that looked like a remote possibility was KB3206632, but that was a significant cumulative update that I really do not want to uninstall. Furthermore, that same update was applied to another computer which does not exhibit this issue. I'm out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Regards,
John

Answer:One site (Pinterest) no longer loads in Edge but it will load in IE11.

jhcarver said:

Suddenly Pinterest.com fails to load in Edge; a few pins appear but then the page freezes. This same Pinterest account works fine in IE on this same computer and also loads fine in Edge on other computers. Here is what I've tried without success...



You've tried all the obvious things I would have suggested, but there is one more you could have a look at, the 'Use Microsoft Compatibility List' setting. This is hidden on a 'Developer settings' page which you get to by typing about:flags in Edge's address bar. Are the 'working' Edge PCs also on 1607? If so, compare this settings page on the Edge that doesn't work with the settings for one that does and see if they are different. If only the 'non-working' Edge is on 1607, then try turning 'Use Microsoft Compatibility List' on or off and see if it makes a difference.

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Microsoft’s Security Staff on Monday announced that they have made the decision of keeping Adobe Flash Player as default in both the Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge browsers in Windows 10... until a good replacement is found.
http://news.thewindowsclub.com/adobe-flash-player-microsoft-browsers-86550/

Answer:Adobe Flash to remain as default in IE11 & Edge in Win10

How much did Adobe have to pay MS for that..?? 

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Hello,
I'm encountering a problem on different computers.
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge are not able to open files from a shared folder located on the same computer.
For example, let's say I typed this "\\10.100.100.10\folder_1\DOC_FILE.doc" on the address bar.
The browser then shows : "This page can't be displayed".
When I display more information, the error "INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND" appears.
I have already tried to uncheck "Enable TCP Fast open" and it is still not working.
It seems like this problem cannot be reproduced on all IE11/EDGE browsers, and can be encountered on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Any ideas ?
Best regards

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I belong to a forum where we sometimes post a music video, and I never had problems until a couple of days ago seeing a video that was downloaded to the forum in full-screen mode.

It happens in IE11 and Edge browsers, and just started. A couple of other people are having the same problems. The error message actually blocks the title of the video, so you can't read who it is.

Any idea how to go in these browsers and change the permissions to view full screen for YouTube videos even if they're on another site? On YouTube, the full screen works fine.

I haven't changed any settings at all in the last couple of days. Any advice appreciated.

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I belong to a forum where we sometimes post a music video, and I never had problems until a couple of days ago seeing a video that was downloaded to the forum in full-screen mode.

It happens in IE11 and Edge browsers, and just started. A couple of other people are having the same problems. The error message actually blocks the title of the video, so you can't read who it is.

Any idea how to go in these browsers and change the permissions to view full screen for YouTube videos even if they're on another site? On YouTube, the full screen works fine.

I haven't changed any settings at all in the last couple of days. Any advice appreciated.

Answer:Sudden YouTube Full-Screen Issues with both IE11 and Edge Browsers

I also get the same full view error with videos here. Not a big deal, can go to youtube to see full screen if I really want to....but wondering why this is suddenly a problem in the last couple of days.

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I setup a new user on a stand-alone Windows 10 laptop this weekend and noticed that most websites hang in both Edge and IE11.  I had a look at the user's rights and made sure that they were removed from the local USERS group and only were a member of
the Administrators group.  Then I looked at IE itself and found that if I ran IE as administrator, it worked fine, so I logged the user out and back in again, and still nothing.  I also noticed that IE has a setting to run with administrative privileges,
which I enabled and still nothing.  I thought at this point that it might be a website issue, or at least an ISP issue.  I tried the same sites with the first logged in account on the same machine and everything worked fine.
At this point I was looking at a user rights issue, I thought.  Then I tried the same sites with the new user using Chrome and everything worked fine.  So I'm at a loss as to what this might be.  I've check that IE is using software rendering
so that's not the issue.
Any ideas, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
An example of a site would be to go to www.webex.com then try to log in.  The login page just spins and spins.

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Can I HIDE the Amazon 1Button icon in IE11 without uninstalling the app? I have a shortcut on my desktop but don't want it in my IE11 Frame...

*Update* - I have resolved this. For some reason, after restarting my machine (multiple times) the .dll files for the browser extension appeared under the program files folder. I simply moved them to a .zip (in case I wanted to restore them) and it now works on my taskbar and does not appear in IE... Just thought i'd post this in case anyone else had the same question. Not sure why the .dll files didn't appear in program files immediately, but nevertheless..

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Today I just upgraded from IE10 to IE11 on two laptops, having seen that IE10 is not supported since January. After updating I ran Windows update, and an Important update to IE11 appeared - KB3134814. I installed it and restarted and immediately the Windows 10 icon appeared in my task bar (I have been rid of it for months until now).

So I checked in installed updates to go and remove it and noticed that KB3141092 had also been installed - not something that had been offered or ticked it just appeared along with KB3134814. I googled to see what 3141092 is and apparently it is for Windows 8! (Both our laptops are Windows 7) and is installed by the back door and is causing issues apparently. So I uninstalled it, hoping the Windows 10 Icon would go. Restarted and Windows 10 icon still there.

So I then went to uninstall the Important IE11 update KB 3134814 and my computer is now frozen shutting down on the screen saying "Preparing to configure Windows..Do not turn off your computer".

So it seems to me that KB3134814 - the 'Important' update for Windows 11, is not safe to install and also installs the Windows 10 icon. I had also upgraded our other laptop to IE11 but had not yet done the update, and that one is fine and no Windows 10 icon and no unexpected KB3141092.

I am writing this on the still working laptop and have decided to turn the other one off and try restarting. It is restarting and teling me it is at update operation 19266 of 19266.

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Answer:KB3134814 update to IE11 installs W10 Icon

I did all the patch Tuesday updates for Feb yesterday, unchecking everything optional except for net framework one, and all was ok yesterday. So it is just since installing IE11 and then the update for it.

Am back to IE10 now and Windows 10 Icon has gone. Will install IE11 again, but not the update for it.

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Can I HIDE the Amazon 1Button icon in IE11 without uninstalling the app? I have a shortcut on my desktop but don't want it in my IE11 Frame...

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When you have a website like http://website.com/blabla you can't double click 'blabla' to select it and remove it for example. In other words, the problem is that you can only select the full address and not the parts between / and /. It is very annoying.
Please vote:
Copy this link in your browser: Windows-Feedback:?contextid=347&feedbackid=3353d8b8-3694-4fd9-8204-f27640bb3394&form=1&src=2

Answer:One of the most annoying things in Edge

Yeah, this is happening in recent builds to me as well... it was fine until some time ago.

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hi,i installed latest driver of Hotkey features for my Edge 13  0196-2zg but it doesnt work good. when i press CapsLock button On  it appears on screen " A " normal but when i press again to make it off it still shows " A " like CapsLock is On   and sometimes it gets frozen on screen in CapsLock Off mode even in settings i set it as " dont show always when CapsLock Off "another problem is when my edge sleeps - hibernates after logon again OnScreen Notifications doesnt work or doesnt work properly.why this happens ? before the latest driver it was working good .  pls help me about this problem . thank you .  





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Lenovo Edge 15 Laptop makes an annoying static chirp whenever the cpu is at idle, any possible problems/solutions? Thanks

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I absolutely hate not being able to do a right click search! That is the main thing, so far. Other than that, I don't think it's quite ready for prime time. I'm still trying to give it a shot though.
edit: I forgot about ?Cortana. I miss the 2 finger scrolling though, and a lot of times it's pretty slow and laggy.

Answer:Most annoying thing about the Edge browser so far.

There are a few things that irk me a little (understandable for a first release) but I cannot understand why we don't have swipe to go back / forward. IE (metro / modern version) did it in Windows 8, why not Edge in Windows 10?

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I have updated to Windows 10.
I didn't like Microsoft Edge (I use the favourites bar a lot for basic navigation, and it doesn't work very well in Edge - Folders cannot be added, titles cannot be edited etc...), so I reverted back to IE11, and made this my default.
Now every time I click on a hyperlink in an email I get a nag screen asking me if I want to switch to Microsoft Edge. Any way I can disable this?

Answer:Microsoft Edge: How to disable annoying Nag Screen?

Many thanks to whomever moved this to the correct forum for me, and apologies for having posted incorrectly.

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I have updated to Windows 10.
I didn't like Microsoft Edge (I use the favourites bar a lot for basic navigation, and it doesn't work very well in Edge - Folders cannot be added, titles cannot be edited etc...), so I reverted back to IE11, and made this my default.
Now every time I click on a hyperlink in an email I get a nag screen asking me if I want to switch to Microsoft Edge. Any way I can disable this?

Answer:Microsoft Edge: How to disable annoying Nag Screen?

Many thanks to whomever moved this to the correct forum for me, and apologies for having posted incorrectly.

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Hi there

Edge has an annoying prompt every time it launches another app.
Anyway to KILL it.


@mods -- Adding attachments INLINE via EDGE - can't move the image -- you just see ATTACH some code ATTACH. You don't see the image until you exit the edit mode.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Edge - how can I remove annoying prompt when another app is called

jimbo45 said:

Edge has an annoying prompt every time it launches another app.
Anyway to KILL it.



I don't think so, at least not yet.







jimbo45 said:

@mods -- Adding attachments INLINE via EDGE - can't move the image -- you just see ATTACH some code ATTACH. You don't see the image until you exit the edit mode.



They switched the default editor mode for Edge users, because the WYSIWG mode was too unstable when using Edge.

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Hello , it s pitty that Edge 13 doesnt have LED indicators to show CPU or Turn On / Off  level. as u know Windows hibernates after some minutes ( after 15 minutes default ) if i dont use it  or when i close the Lid. but it s annoying for me that i cant log on when it sleeps after 15 minutes without Lid close.  in my other SL500 i could logon by pressing any button , but in Edge i have to press Power button and without indicator lights cant understand if it s opening or not . can u pls tell me how do u Logon from Sleep mode ? 





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Every few hours the Edge shortcut pops up this annoying message that interrupts my work. It says: "Have you customized Microsoft Edge ?" I do not use Edge, I use Firefox. I thought I had stopped all these popups but I can't seem to find this one.

Answer:Annoying popup message from Edge, just started 2 days ago

Hi:

I don't use Edge, either.

But have you tried this, from the Settings app:

"System" > "Notifications & Actions" > Scroll down to the "Notifications" section > Disable the ?Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows? option.

Someone will correct me if I am wrong about this...

Cheers,
MM

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Every few hours the Edge shortcut pops up this annoying message that interrupts my work. It says: "Have you customized Microsoft Edge ?" I do not use Edge, I use Firefox. I thought I had stopped all these popups but I can't seem to find this one.

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When i open any webpage in microsoft edge in my w10m (Lumia 640 xl with official w10m build 10586.218) and start to scroll up and down, the webpage stutters a lot and sometimes it becomes completely blank. The only way to get that webpage to normal is by entering the tabs view and then re-opening the current tab or zoom in and out inside that webpage. I have been facing this issue since a long time (since insider build 10586.63). Did a hard reset couple of times after updating to newer builds but that didn't help. Therefore rolled back to the official release but the issue is still there. Is anyone here facing this problem and is there any fix for this problem?
Note: I am using Lumia 640 xl dual sim official release build 10586.218

Answer:Why there is still the annoying stuttering issue in microsoft edge in w10m.

Originally Posted by Andy620 When i open any webpage in microsoft edge in my w10m (Lumia 640 xl with official w10m build 10586.218) and start to scroll up and down, the webpage stutters a lot and sometimes it becomes completely blank. The only way to get that webpage to normal is by entering the tabs view and then re-opening the current tab or zoom in and out inside that webpage. I have been facing this issue since a long time (since insider build 10586.63). Did a hard reset couple of times after updating to newer builds but that didn't help. Therefore rolled back to the official release but the issue is still there. Is anyone here facing this problem and is there any fix for this problem?
Note: I am using Lumia 640 xl dual sim official release build 10586.218 What if you change the scaling settings in display? It might make the experience better
Also, in edge, under settings you should have website preference (either mobile or desktop). Could you change that and test to see if it works better?

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Question: Annoying icon

I have an icon in my lower right taskbar and I can't seem to get it away. Its "Safely Remove Hardware" icon and when I click it, it has my 2nd hard drive highlighted for remove... I do not wan't this icon anymore, or have my 2nd harddrive removed.. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Annoying icon

anyone?

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Question: Annoying Icon

This is probably going to sound silly and trivial, but it's really annoying me. One of my kids played a game on my computer and I don't know what they've done but my CD-Rom icon on the desk top is a picture of a kids rattle. Even after shutting the computer down when it rebootes the b---dy rattle is still there. Can anyone please tell me how to get the default desktop CD-Rom icon back please.

Answer:Annoying Icon

Right click on the icon.click properties.change icon.

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Question: Annoying Icon

Hi everyoneCan anyone tell me how to remove an annoying icon in the task bar.I downloaded a screensaver and a programme called SpywareQuake has placed an icon in the task bar which keeps flashing and telling me that my system has been affected. Of course it is not. The software company is trying to convince me to buy its product. I have tried "change/ remove", from control panel but itīs not listed and tried to right click on the icon but the prompt that tells me of the infection keeps poping up and recommending that I should download its programmeYour help would be most appreciatedThanks

Answer:Annoying Icon

click here[note: I haven't used this myself]. Interestingly, one hits of softwares you can download to remove this is advertised on SpywareQuake's own website!! Bet it costs!!!HTHPaul

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Hi,
1. I cannot find a solution for a problem accessing Microsoft forums websites from Windows 10 - IE11 and Edge browsers:
in EDGE - Hmm, we can't reach this page.   IE11 this page can't be displayed.
For about a year it worked at least from Edge. Now both cannot access Microsoft forums. All the other sites are accessible.
I am using a corporate proxy. The same sites are accessible from Windows 7 with IE11.
First I blamed our IE GPO with multiple settings. So for a test I placed my machine in Blocked OU (no IE GPO, proxy is set from different GPO).
Everything what I tried didn't help. The question: why just Microsoft forums (no other sites) are not accessible.
Did couple of tests from Windows 7 IE11 machines. The same Microsoft forums are perfectly accessible (all GPOs are applied).
Suddenly, found that one corporate Web App does the same : "This  page can't be displayed". On other Windows 7 it does work.
I am out of ideas now... cannot blame anymore our GPO or proxy...
Any advice?
Thanks



--- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis

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I have xp sp2, and i have a problem with this irritating icon in the tray (by the clock). It's a hp logo and whenever i hover my mouse over it, it disappears only to come back when i move the mouse away. If that isnt bad enough, if you leave it (dont hover the mouse over) it flickers in a way, it looks as though it disappears and reappears every 3 seconds. Any suggestions? I'll inclue a picture of the icon from a screenshot. Thanks
 

Answer:Annoying icon in tray...

If you click the icon what does it do? If it's a program of some kind maybe you can go into it and find where to turn it off from running in the tray.
 

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I got latched onto spy dawn. I was successful in getting it unistalled. I have run several programs on my computer and it shows no viruses or spyware.
However, I still have a blinking blue, question mark, icon in my taskbar. When it is highlighted with the mouse is says system alert. When it is double clicked it opens a solicitation page for spy dawn. I cannot get rid of this annoying icon.
My system is Windows ME
HELP!
Bigjt

Answer:Annoying Icon In Taskbar

Try one more scan with this in Safe Mode it is very effective on SpydawnSuperAntiSpyware By the way Welcome to bleeping computer

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ok, like the name says this thing is realllllyyy annoying..especially since i've tried searching for nearly a day and have still not found a way to fix this...but as im sure im not the only one, all of sudden (3 days ago) windows xp started displaying the old icons for WMP (i have version 9 but it showing like the original crappy icon) and also for the "windows picture and fax viewer", i just get that icon it gives programs that they dont understand (you know?) Well, dont get me wrong when i click on the jpgs and bmps and play my media files the right programs are used, but its SOOOOOOOO annoying having to look at the wrong icons..trust me!

is there anyway to fix this? (im sure there is a simple solution that i have completely overlooked..but im not afraid of blushing..haha)

thnx in advance!
 

Answer:Annoying Icon Problems In XP

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How do I get rid of the annoying icon next to the clock, it says "This version of Windows is no longer secure"

No duh...I dont want SP2 on my puter...SP2 sucks , but I still got this annoying icon, any tips on how to make it go bye bye?
 

Answer:Solved: Annoying Icon

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Somehow today I now have an icon in my right hand tray which keeps popping up as a system warning advising me I have spyware applications running and suggesting I download software from a specific vendor to deal with it.
I have avast, zone alarm and superantispyware and all tell me I have no threats.
I have tried always I know to remove this annoying bit of software.
Holding my cursor over it does not tell me who or what it is. If I click it I go straight to the vendors site. i cannot see it in programme files etc.
Can someone please tell me how to defeat it as its driving me up the wall.
 

Answer:annoying unasked for Icon

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A registered version of Cyberlink Power2Go came with my laptop. I only use it occasionally but do not wish to uninstall it.
I try to keep my desktop free of clutter and the program had an icon ever since my first boot. I delete the shortcut and it disappears as with any other program, into the recycle bin.
When I next boot the PC the icon has recreated itsself.

Any ways to stop it?

Answer:Annoying Cyberlink Icon

Try dragging it to your documents. Out of sight out of mind.

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Ok...I have a problem. Let me start by saying I have Avast Antivirus running full time, and all the security settings in wondows xp sp2 are on. Two days ago, avast caught 4 instances of a virus trying to settle in, and when it asked what to so with them, I told it to delete them. Afterwards, I get this annoying little "shield" icon that resembles those from the windows security thing, with the exception that this one flashes red with a white X, to blue with a question mark, and about every 3 minutes or so pops up the little ballon saying "SYSTEM ALERT: System has detected a number of active spyware applications that may impact the performance of your computer. Click the icon to get rid of unwanted spyware by downloading an up-to-date antispyware solution."
Now, since that has started, I've ran my antivirus scanner twice (found nothing), SpySweeper twice (found nothing), and TrendMicro's online scan, which also found nothing. I've also downloaded and used Windows Defender, which has found nothing. This silly little annoying icon, when I click on it, sends me to a website...www.virusheat.com/?aff=1012...so while there they offer a free scan as well, but when i downloaded the "scanner" thing, it set my antivirus off again!!

So tell me please please please.....how do I get rid of this thing?

Thanks

Here's the results of the HJT scan:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:37:17 PM, on 4/26/2008
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Answer:Annoying flashing icon...help

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I don't know if this is the right place or not. I have Windows 7 installed on a Vista computer many years old. I did the windows 10 inquiry and it said that my computer is compatable with Windows 10. sorry, my computer is old and not very fast, windows 7 installed on it runs a little slow. Drive went so my buddy installed windows 7 on it. Anyway, is there any way to stop the annoying windows 10 download from coming up all the time. Its really getting annoying now, about every 2 days. The icon in the taskbar is there and waiting. All I would like is to have the annoying thing gone. Hid updates for it in windows update and still comes on. If I had a better computer yes I would but I don't. A friend of mine has one just about my computer only a few years younger and he downloaded windows 10. He had to get a new video card, increase memory, and display was not working properly.
 

Answer:annoying windows 10 icon

KB3035583 rises from the dead (supposedly hidden) every month (three times so far). All I know to do is ignore it or each time uninstall it if necessary and then Hide it again (this is what I do).
 

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Hi folks, there is strange icon on my desktop, it looks like a file icon yet it is much smaller, no text attached to it, cant get in as if it is part of the background I tried to change the wallpaper yet it is still there with every other wallpaper. Any ideas? Cheers.
 

Answer:annoying icon on desktop

Can you post a screen shot of it?

Please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I have a lovely new Pavilion 27xw monitor.I also have an annoying little blue icon which I believe is a "My Display" icon.  It won't go away.What is it for ?  Do I really need it ?  I'm quite happy with the picture on my monitor, the image is crisp and clear and colourful, and I don't want to be able to re-size or re-position my open windows with a single click.Can I get rid of this little blue annoyance ??Thanks

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if like me you use a third party firewall and after installing xp service pack 2 the little security centre icon in the tray annoys you and you want to remove it heres how:open 'task manager/processes' and notice 'wscntfy.exe' listed, this is the icon in the tray.to remove it click 'start/control panel/administrative tools/services' and scroll down to 'security centre' click it and set the start up type to 'manual' then restart the computer.security centre will still be listed in control panel and you can open it from here if you want to.

Answer:XP SP2. is the icon in the tray annoying you?

There's an easier way than that. Believe it or not, Microsoft thought that people might use their own software or hardware firewall.First, switch off the Windows firewall using the 'Windows Firewall' icon in the control panel. Then open the 'Windows Security Center', click 'Recommendations...' in the 'Firewall' box, and you'll see a check box down at the bottom of the dialog that reads "I have a firewall solution that I'll monitor myself." Check it.:-)

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I have a Dell E6530 running Win 7 Prof, and on occasions would like to attach a 24" screen when doing CAD work. However as soon as the screen is attached, the icon positions on both the laptop and second screen are "adjusted" (i.e. scrambled) to fit the screen's default resolution.
The screen resolution can be changed to a more useful value, but the icons remain scrambled even when it is disconnected.
Is there any way to prevent the "adjustment" or at least restore the icons to their original positions when the extra screen i removed?
I have a lot of icons on the laptop display, so manual restoration is painfully slow and tedious.

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I have a Dell E6530 running Win 7 Prof, and on occasions would like to attach a 24" screen when doing CAD work. However as soon as the screen is attached, the icon positions on both the laptop and second screen are "adjusted" (i.e. scrambled) to fit the screen's default resolution.
The screen resolution can be changed to a more useful value, but the icons remain scrambled even when it is disconnected.
Is there any way to prevent the "adjustment" or at least restore the icons to their original positions when the extra screen i removed?
I have a lot of icons on the laptop display, so manual restoration is painfully slow and tedious.

Answer:Annoying screen icon scrambling.

Not that I'm aware (both questions).

I will add that while desktop icons can be helpful, you should limit their usage to just shortcuts.

Everything on the desktop gets scanned during bootup. So large amounts of icons delay Windows bootup. Also, if you are storing actual files, they can affect performance after Windows is running.

There are other ways to organize than by simply putting everything on the desktop.

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I've got a picture of it here:

if i accicentally click it, i get thrown into safe mode....yay

can't right click and delete....the only option that comes up is to run it.

anybody got any clue how to get rid of this bastard?
 

Answer:Annoying Icon in Start Menu...help!!

Have you run some kind of XP-tweaking program that may have added the option?
 

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My desktop (in all apps) has suddenly started showing a black brightness slider on top left of the screen. I can neither drag it or close it. Very annoying as it covers important details in Excel & other programs! How do I get rid of it please?

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Just got a new gateway 500. Microsoft word has a "Paper Clip Man" icon that moves around annoyingly (at least to me) along
with annoying sound - Serves no useful purpose.

Anyone know if the "Paper Clip Man" can be suppressed in some relatively simple manner??

Thanks,
Dank
 

Answer:Microsoft Word Annoying Icon

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/word2002/officeasst.htm
 

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Hi, I've been looking for a solution to my two problems, but i cant quite find anywhere that has these same problems, and I've tried a few things to fix them.

First Problem:
Since i installed Vista Service Pack 2 last week, my Desktop Icons have had a white icon OVER the top of the normal Icons, changing to 16-bit colour fixes this issue, but I've no desire to keep it that way. If you look closely you can see the normal Desktop Icons BEHIND the white icon.
Here's a screen-shot:
Second Problem:
Ever since I installed my copy of Vista Business (well over a year and a half ago), some Folder Icons in the tree view have the same white icon as in the Desktop Icon problem listed above.
Here's a Screenshot:
Now I've tried to rebuild the Icon Cache multiple times to no avail, changing the icons themselves does nothing, I'm at a loss. The problems are not a hindrance to my system, but it makes it look damn ugly and is simply annoying.

What is the cause, and what else can I try to remedy this if anyone knows? Thanks in advance.

Rig Notes:
Windows Edition: Windows Vista Business - Service Pack 2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 3800+ 2.00GHz
RAM: 2.50GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System
 

Answer:2 Icon Issues, Simply Annoying

This "white" icon means there is NO program associated with this file type.
On the desktop, Right click the Icon and select properties, and then Change Icon. See what is listed there.
 

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Hi, after scanning with AVG, AdAware and Windows Defender I still cant get rid of this red circle with an exclamation mark in it claiming to be a security warning ...a blatant lie .

Anyhow this is my hijackthis log: ...can someone help me please?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:12:35 PM, on 04/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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Answer:Annoying new system tray icon

Download WinPFind
Right Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"
Extract it somewhere you will remember like the Desktop
Don’t do anything with it yet!
Click here for info on how to boot to safe mode if you don't already know how.
Reboot into Safe Mode.
Double click WinPFind.exe
Click "Start Scan"
It will scan the entire System, so please be patient and let it complete.
Reboot back to Normal Mode!

Go to the WinPFind folder
Locate WinPFind.txt
Copy and paste WinPFind.txt in your next post here please.

 

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Today I installed an ini file editor and it changed my icon from the usual configuration look to a wordpad icon with "ini" over it. The program wasn't too amazing and the icon annoyed me so I uninstalled it but, by doing so, it removed the default software for it. I reset it to open with wordpad in an ini file's properties but it now has the usual icon-within-an-icon look where it has a wordpad icon inside a no-icon.

Is there any way to change it back to the configuration file-looking icon?

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Answer:Annoying Icon Change/Removal

Problem solved; changed the default from wordpad to notepad and it's back. Confusing, considering it looked like a notepad doc. to begin with.

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As someone who likes Windows' tray icons as they were in Windows 95 until Vista, I wonder if there is a way to turn off the icon popup (and make the icons appear sidewards again) or, at least, to close it automatically instantly instead of having to wait for a few moments after clicking an icon there...

Any ideas?

Answer:The new tray icon popup is annoying

Sorry but I'm pretty sure there are no notification area hacks of as of yet.

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Hey, I have a slight problem. Well, it aint actually a problem, but itz annoying as hell.

I have dialup, so normally, when a dialup user connects to the net, it shows the 2 comps linked together icon in the tray.

For some time now (can't remember when it started, nor can I link anything to it), when I connect, it actually, connects (I know, cuz I can look at websites, ect.), but doesn't show the icon. About 40% chance of it happening, to 60% of everything going fine.

I have found out, that if I connect, and it doesn't display the icon, I can kill explorer.exe in task manager, then restart it, and when it loads the tray, it loads the icon.

Does any1 know why this might be happening? And/or how to fix it?

And does this happen to any1 else? And if yes, can you remember when did it started?

Thnx!
 

Answer:Annoying internet connection icon in XP

Try this. Go to Control Panel, Click on Network Connections, right click your ISP icon. In the general tab - at the bottom make sure that "Show icon in notification area when connected" is checked.
 

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I have an annoying symbol in my system tray that when clicked leads me to a website trying to sell me anti spyware softwear.

How can I get rid of it?

Answer:Annoying Icon In System Tray - I Want Rid Of It!

Sounds like you might have an infection.
What anti-spyware software is it trying to sell you?

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my 16 yr old has been on my system and downloaded some questionable software. now i keep getting the icon in my system tray telling me my pc is infected,install spyware,etc. and about every 30 minutes or so i i get pop ups from various websites. as i'm writing this another icon is popping up in my tray saying"a critical error could occur.
****stop:0x000007b(0fx20 184,0x00000,0xcc0034)***
inaccessible handler or device.
click this balloon to fix the problem.
i have spyware terminator installed but it hasnt solved the problem. any help would be greatly appreciated.
system specs:
Field Value
Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name INSIGNIA-PC
User Name JSTARHEEL

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (28 x 100)
Motherboard Name Intel Sea Breeze D845GVSR (3 PCI, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GV
System Memory 502 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (08/11/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
Monitor Gateway LE500 [15" CRT] (LIC03859754)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

Storage
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Controller
Disk Drive IOI MediaBay 7 in 4 USB Device
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Answer:annoying yellow icon and popups

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I have enabled "Quick Launch" function on my win10 machine just like in WIn7, but am unable to put "Default Edge" icon there. Leme post pics to explain better.

- Icon I want in Quick launch

- Icon I get by default (Last one)

So how I can get the icon as in 1st pic.... Even in customization icons it is not there.

Answer:IE Edge icon - Location pls ?

I don't think it's possible, but I do see why you would want it.... it looks much better

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So I see this example
http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/09/16/get-quick-results-with-microsoft-edge-and-cortana/
I visit http://www.cuoco-seattle.com/ but there is no Cortana icon.
What am I doing wrong?

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Edge icon on desktop after creator update is different, the e is very small while the text is correct.
I have icons set at medium, changing to large makes them way too large.
Icon works fine, it is a minor annoyance but would like it back to the size it was.
I have looked up creating another icon, that is way more involved than I want to get into.
Is there another way other than making folder and telling it what to do.

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