Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 7: Downloads failing when using redirected folders

It seems that ever since IE9 there has been a weird bug with Internet Explorer and redirected folders, specifically when you are trying to download a file.  Sometimes the file will download, other times, and it’s very random, it will not work.  The usual error is: This program couldn’t be downloaded in the download manager.

It appears to happen to anyone who has redirected folders enabled – this is going to be more for folks who are in the corporate world or someone tinkering with their own Active Directory setup at home.

It also appears that Microsoft fixed this in IE9 and released a patch but IE10 seems to have broken it yet again and there is no word from Microsoft on whether or not this will ever be fixed.

If anyone knows anything or maybe even an IE dev will see this but we’d like an answer please!

IE9 RC is available for download

You can download IE9 RC over here.  Also, they appeared to have fixed the IntelliPoint bug which I’ve been blogging about for over 2 or so years or ever since IE8 came out.  I do believe they have it somewhat fixed.  Not entirely but it’s like 98% there.  I’m ecstatic.

Internet Explorer 9 IE9 beta 1 first thoughts

Well, IE9 is here and I was finally able to get my hands on it.  I first installed it onto my test system which has an Intel SSD.

I have to say that there are some minor quirks and one major bug but for the most part, it’s pretty damn great.

The major bug is that the problem when using accelerated scrolling and Microsoft’s own IntelliPoint software, it still goes haywire when you scroll fast down the page like you want to get to the bottom of the page really badly.

Sure, who uses that, right?  Well, I do.  It’s a really great feature and and I’m even sure others know that it exists but when you’re reading an extremely long webpage or scrolling through an extremely long Excel worksheet, it comes in handy.

On the other hand, there are some minor quirks with the way IE9 displays text.  I am assuming it’s either a hiccup with the way the page is being rendered due to it being much more standards compliant now than IE6, 7 and 8 ever were.

But the text looks blurry, and sometimes bold when it really isn’t supposed to look that way.  Like I said, it’s probably just some early bugs that have to be worked out.

Another thing that bugs me beyond belief is that now you can pin websites/favorites to the taskbar.  When certain sites use a specific .xml files, you can have menus pop up just like with regular apps that allow this feature.

The thing is, say for instance you have Facebook and Amazon both pinned to the taskbar.  You click-hold onto the Amazon link and motion upwards and up pops the menu.  You choose a link such as check status of order.  You then want to check on some friends on Facebook.  So you go over to the Facebook link, click-hold and motion upwards and again it brings up a menu for you to choose which link you’d like to see.  So you want to see what your friends are doing, you click on news.  Up opens a brand new browser window instead of a new tab in an already open/existing IE instance.  This is majorly annoying.  We should be able to CHOOSE what we want the new link to do whether it’s open up in a new window entirely or open up in a new tab.  Well, you can’t.

If any of you are on Microsoft Connect, would you please help me out by logging in and voting up my two bugs that I deem very bad/severe.

Bug #: 598701


Bug #: 554429

I’d really appreciate it!

Internet Explorer 9 beta being released tomorrow, 9/15/10

As you all know, I’m a diehard IE user.  I use IE8 at home but for security purposes, use FireFox at work.

In any case, IE9 beta 1 is being released tomorrow morning via Microsoft’s “Beauty of the Web” event.

Why is IE9 so great?

  • Conforms to web standards – yes, MICROSOFT, notorious for not comforming to web specifications, is now trying to make right what they wronged many years ago
  • Hardware acceleration – this means IE9 can and will use your graphics card to offput some of the rendering for videos and pictures – and this will free up resources available for text
  • More webstandards compliance and more webstandards compliance
  • Bug fixes and what have you
  • I truly hope they have fixed the IntelliPoint accelerated scrolling issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tune in tomorrow at “Beauty of the Web.”

Internet Explorer 9 platform preview 2 was released this morning

You can download it here.  The IntelliPoint bug: bug ID#: 554429.  If you are apart of Microsoft Connect and could take a few moments to verify the bug and vote for it, I would really appreciate it.  In any case, the platform preview 2 seems to be a lot faster.  They still haven’t updated the UI to include back and forward buttons or even an address bar.  Anyways give it a try.