Questions tagged [internet-explorer]

A web browser developed by Microsoft and included with Windows. Commonly abbreviated to "IE".

Internet Explorer is a and built-in component for the family of Microsoft Windows operating systems. It uses the Trident rendering engine and the Chakra engine.

News and information about Internet Explorer is published on MSDN Blog and new capabilities are demonstrated via benchmarks on IE TestDrive (which now redirects to Microsoft Edge TestDrive).

The latest stable release is Internet Explorer 11, with an interface allowing for use as both a desktop application, and as a application.

Versions of Internet Explorer for other operating systems have also been produced, including an Xbox 360 version called Internet Explorer for Xbox and an embedded OEM version called (Pocket Internet Explorer), later rebranded Internet Explorer Mobile, which is based on Internet Explorer 9 and made for , , and previously, based on Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Mobile. It remains in development alongside the desktop versions. Internet Explorer for Mac and Internet Explorer for ( and ) have been discontinued.

It should be noted that Microsoft Edge is Microsft's next-generation web browser, and comes pre-installed alongside Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10.

Targeting IE in HTML and CSS

Internet Explorer is assigned the -ms- by the for use in .

As of Internet Explorer 10, conditional comments are no longer supported but previous versions of Internet Explorer were able to be manipulated using .


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Use the following tags for questions related to specific versions of Internet Explorer:

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Hide scroll bar, but while still being able to scroll

I want to be able to scroll through the whole page, but without the scrollbar being shown. In Google Chrome it's: ::-webkit-scrollbar { display: none; } But Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer don't seem to work like that. I also tried this…
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What does do?

What's the difference if one web page starts with and If page starts with Only this is recognized: Does this break the concept of XHTML support? Note: This statement…
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Why does JavaScript only work after opening developer tools in IE once?

IE9 Bug - JavaScript only works after opening developer tools once. Our site offers free pdf downloads to users, and it has a simple "enter password to download" function. However, it doesn't work at all in Internet Explorer. You can see for…
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Is there a tag to turn off caching in all browsers?

I read that when you don't have access to the web server's headers you can turn off the cache using: But I also read that this doesn't work in some versions of IE. Are there any set of
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Check if user is using IE

I am calling a function like the one below by click on divs with a certain class. Is there a way I can check when starting the function if a user is using Internet Explorer and abort / cancel it if they are using other browsers so that it only runs…
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Stop Visual Studio from launching a new browser window when starting debug?

I already have a window open with the web site I'm debugging. I don't need VS to launch another one for me every time I need to debug. Is there a way to stop this behavior?
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.trim() in JavaScript not working in IE

I tried to apply .trim() to a string in one of my JavaScript programs. It's working fine under Mozilla, but an error displays when I try it in IE8. Does anyone know what is going on here? Is there anyway I can make it work in IE? code: var ID =…
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Tools to selectively Copy HTML+CSS+JS From A Specific Element of DOM

Like most web developers, I occasionally like to look at the source of websites to see how their markup is built. Tools like Firebug and Chrome Developer Tools make it easy to inspect the code, but if I want to copy a specific section and play…
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Cookie blocked/not saved in IFRAME in Internet Explorer

I have two websites, let's say they're and On, I have an IFRAME SRC="". That IFRAME displays a form for the user to fill out and submit to…
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Force IE compatibility mode off using tags

I am doing work for a client who forces compatibility mode on all intranet sites. I was wondering if there is a tag I can put into my HTML that forces compatibility mode off.
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'console' is undefined error for Internet Explorer

I'm using Firebug and have some statements like: console.log("..."); in my page. In IE8 (probably earlier versions too) I get script errors saying 'console' is undefined. I tried putting this at the top of my page: