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Links don't work in IE 8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by wlegrow, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. wlegrow

    wlegrow Flightless Bird

    Windows 7 Ulitmate with all updates, and IE 8 as installed. I've found that
    I can't get links to respond (including from this site to start a new
    thread)... I've had to use FireFox in order to post this. I can't get them
    to work at all!!! some links work, but others do not at all - not always
    associated with popup windows.

    am I missing a security setting?? It's really frustrating - I love
    everything about win 7, but this is the biggest pain in the butt! Please
    fix. thanks.
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    Tools>Compatibility View Settings - check "Include updated website lists
    from Microsoft"

    Regards.

    "wlegrow" <wlegrow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D84256A2-1F19-4311-9E26-B028DA144ADF@microsoft.com...
    > Windows 7 Ulitmate with all updates, and IE 8 as installed. I've found
    > that
    > I can't get links to respond (including from this site to start a new
    > thread)... I've had to use FireFox in order to post this. I can't get
    > them
    > to work at all!!! some links work, but others do not at all - not always
    > associated with popup windows.
    >
    > am I missing a security setting?? It's really frustrating - I love
    > everything about win 7, but this is the biggest pain in the butt! Please
    > fix. thanks.
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Is it Win7 64-bit?

    Did you upgrade to Win7?


    wlegrow wrote:
    > Windows 7 Ulitmate with all updates, and IE 8 as installed. I've found
    > that
    > I can't get links to respond (including from this site to start a new
    > thread)... I've had to use FireFox in order to post this. I can't get
    > them
    > to work at all!!! some links work, but others do not at all - not always
    > associated with popup windows.
    >
    > am I missing a security setting?? It's really frustrating - I love
    > everything about win 7, but this is the biggest pain in the butt! Please
    > fix. thanks.
     
  4. Terry

    Terry Flightless Bird

    I have a similiar problem. Some of the links from my "favorites" are
    functional. When I click on some of the others IE8 is unable to display the
    web page. It then invites me to diagnose connection problems. Firefox has
    no connectivity issues (I am accessing this site via firefox) and as
    previously mentioned some of my "favorite" links function just fine. I tried
    the "Tools>Compatibility View Settings - check "Include updated website lists
    from Microsoft" solution but that option was already checked. Any other
    suggestions?

    "rob^_^" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Tools>Compatibility View Settings - check "Include updated website lists
    > from Microsoft"
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "wlegrow" <wlegrow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D84256A2-1F19-4311-9E26-B028DA144ADF@microsoft.com...
    > > Windows 7 Ulitmate with all updates, and IE 8 as installed. I've found
    > > that
    > > I can't get links to respond (including from this site to start a new
    > > thread)... I've had to use FireFox in order to post this. I can't get
    > > them
    > > to work at all!!! some links work, but others do not at all - not always
    > > associated with popup windows.
    > >
    > > am I missing a security setting?? It's really frustrating - I love
    > > everything about win 7, but this is the biggest pain in the butt! Please
    > > fix. thanks.
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
  5. Kyler_IE8_Team

    Kyler_IE8_Team Flightless Bird

    Have you tried running the page in compatibility mode? Compatibility
    Mode displays pages as they would appear in IE 6 or 7 with the security
    and speed of IE 8. Here is a link to show you how to run IE8 in
    compatibility mode:

    'Some Web sites may not be displayed correctly or work correctly in
    Windows Internet Explorer 8' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956197/)

    -Kyler
    IE 8 Outreach Team


    --
    Kyler_IE8_Team
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    And you would be reaching out to whom...?

    Kyler_IE8_Team wrote:
    > Have you tried running the page in compatibility mode? Compatibility
    > Mode displays pages as they would appear in IE 6 or 7 with the security
    > and speed of IE 8. Here is a link to show you how to run IE8 in
    > compatibility mode:
    >
    > 'Some Web sites may not be displayed correctly or work correctly in
    > Windows Internet Explorer 8' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956197/)
    >
    > -Kyler
    > IE 8 Outreach Team
     

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