Nice one Microsoft: Internet Explorer 9 will not let me download Visual Studio 11, but Google chrome will.

When I click to download Microsoft Visual Studio 2011 on MSDN in IE 9, the MSDN Subscriptions Download Manager starts and when I click the [Save] button in the "Save As" dialog box:




The error [The requested file is not available for download. Contact the author of the page that contains the link. This download will be canceled.] appears.




Well in Google Chrome, the download just starts ?!

Solving IE 9 new tab hang

After you install a very old version of the SourceGear Vault client (v3.1.9.3798), opening a link in a new tab in IE 9 will hang that new tab. This is caused by the SourceGear Vault isntaller, overwriting some registry settings. I posted a similar problem on IE 8 [], but that fix, did not fix the problem in IE 9.


I found my solution on:;cat=42&id=133&artlang=en

Running the [ie8-rereg.all] fixed my problem.

IE 9: Microsoft JScript runtime error: Unable to get value of the property ‘srcElement’: object is null or undefined

When accessing an .net 3.5 web application in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, I get the error:

Microsoft JScript runtime error: Unable to get value of the property ‘srcElement’: object is null or undefined


When the "Compatibility View" button is pushed the error is resolved, but I am still investigating what the cause of the error is and if it can be fixed without reminding all the users of the website to push the "Compatibility View" button Winking smile

Internet Explorer 9 and SharePoint 2010: Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer

When you want to open a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 library in Microsoft Windows Explorer you can get the error:

Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer.

This was due to installing a very old version of the SourceGear Client v3.1.9.
I solved this issue by using the same trick as with the IE 8 tab hang issue

Showing the feed xml instead of the feed content in IE

If you automatically want to show the feed xml instead of the feed content in IE, when viewing a RSS feed.

Disable the “Turn on feed reading view” setting.

Tools > Internet Options > Content > Settings > uncheck “Turn on feed reading view”

(after changing the setting, I had to restart IE)


For developing ODATA services, this can be handy.




Showing the feed: will result in:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:content="" xmlns:wfw="" xmlns:dc="" xmlns:atom="" xmlns:sy="" xmlns:slash="">



<atom:link href="" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />


<description>Blog on Microsoft SharePoint, C#, BI and PowerPivot</description>

<lastBuildDate>Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:03:21 +0000</lastBuildDate>






<title>Showing and styling items in an ASP .NET 4.0 CheckBoxList using CSS and EF4.0</title>



<pubDate>Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:01:02 +0000</pubDate>

<dc:creator>Roel van Lisdonk</dc:creator>




Normally you would see:


Stop the presses: mega performance boost for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 on opening office documents, by using a Internet Explorer setting

We are using Microsoft SharePoint for our intranet since 2006, but users started to put there office documents local or on other products like TFS, NAS (File Share), just because opening a Microsoft Office document would take a lot of time (ranging from 10s to 2 minutes). The VISIO documents were the worst of all (always waiting for minutes before I could start working on the document, but then when I saved the Microsoft VISIO document I was waiting for minutes again).  So after being frustrated for over 4 years, here comes along our Microsoft SharePoint Administrator: Jan Willem Nieuwenhuizen, he did a google on it and found the solution:

Start Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings”:

Disable “Automatically detect settings”

Enable “Use a proxy server for LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections)”

Enable “Bypass proxy server for local addresses”



Press Advanced


Enter *.* in the “Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with”:

Press OK

Can I have a hooray for JW: hooray hooray hooray

IE 8 Developer Tools do not show when pressing F12 (Windows 7)

If you press F12 in IE 8, the developer tools should show (In IE7 this was the developer toolbar). But if you’re developer tools are “un-pinned” it will be a separate window, by hovering the IE icon on the widows bar, you will see the developer tools window (right window):


Right click on the Developer Tools preview windows and click maximize, then press Ctrl+P to pin the developer tools.


How to solve: IE 8 new tab hang on Connecting… on Windows 7 x64

The solution posted on: solved my problem

For Win 7 64 bits :
1 – Create a new notepad document and paste this text :
@echo off
echo IEREREG Version 1.07 for IE8 27.03.2009
echo by Kai Schaetzl
echo installs and registers (if suitable) all DLLs known to be used by IE8.
echo should only take a few seconds, but please be patient
REM ******************************
echo registering IE files
REM IE files (= part of setup)
regsvr32 /s /i browseui.dll
REM regsvr32 /s /i browseui.dll,NI (unnecessary)
regsvr32 /s corpol.dll
regsvr32 /s dxtmsft.dll
regsvr32 /s dxtrans.dll
REM simple HTML Mail API
regsvr32 /s “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\internet explorer\hmmapi.dll”
REM group policy snap-in
regsvr32 /s ieaksie.dll
REM smart screen
regsvr32 /s ieapfltr.dll
REM ieak branding
regsvr32 /s iedkcs32.dll
REM dev tools
regsvr32 /s “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\internet explorer\iedvtool.dll”
regsvr32 /s iepeers.dll
REM Symptom: IE8 closes immediately on launch, missing from IE7
regsvr32 /s “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\internet explorer\ieproxy.dll”
REM no install point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s /i iesetup.dll
REM no reg point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s imgutil.dll
regsvr32 /s /i /n inetcpl.cpl
REM no install point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s /i inseng.dll
regsvr32 /s jscript.dll
REM license manager
regsvr32 /s licmgr10.dll
REM regsvr32 /s msapsspc.dll
REM regsvr32 /s mshta.exe
REM VS debugger
regsvr32 /s msdbg2.dll
REM no install point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s /i mshtml.dll
regsvr32 /s mshtmled.dll
regsvr32 /s msident.dll
REM no reg point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s msrating.dll
REM multimedia timer
regsvr32 /s mstime.dll
REM no install point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s /i occache.dll
REM process debug manager
regsvr32 /s “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\internet explorer\pdm.dll”
REM no reg point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s pngfilt.dll
REM regsvr32 /s /i setupwbv.dll (not there anymore!)
regsvr32 /s tdc.ocx
regsvr32 /s /i urlmon.dll
REM regsvr32 /s /i urlmon.dll,NI,HKLM
regsvr32 /s vbscript.dll
REM VML renderer
regsvr32 /s “%CommonProgramFiles%\microsoft shared\vgx\vgx.dll”
REM no install point anymore
REM regsvr32 /s /i webcheck.dll
regsvr32 /s /i /n wininet.dll
REM ******************************
echo registering system files
REM additional system dlls known to be used by IE
REM added 11.05.2006 Symptom: Add-Ons-Manager menu entry is present but nothing happens
regsvr32 /s extmgr.dll
REM added 12.05.2006 Symptom: Javascript links don’t work (Robin Walker) .NET hub file
regsvr32 /s mscoree.dll
REM added 23.03.2009 Symptom: Find on this page is blank
regsvr32 /s oleacc.dll
REM added 24.03.2009 Symptom: Printing problems, open in new window
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
REM mscorier.dll
REM mscories.dll
REM Symptom: open in new tab/window not working
regsvr32 /s actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 /s asctrls.ocx
regsvr32 /s cdfview.dll
regsvr32 /s comcat.dll
regsvr32 /s /i /n comctl32.dll
regsvr32 /s cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32 /s /i /n digest.dll
regsvr32 /s dispex.dll
regsvr32 /s hlink.dll
regsvr32 /s mlang.dll
regsvr32 /s mobsync.dll
regsvr32 /s /i msieftp.dll
REM regsvr32 /s msnsspc.dll #no entry point
regsvr32 /s msr2c.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
REM regsvr32 /s plugin.ocx #no entry point
regsvr32 /s proctexe.ocx
REM plus DllRegisterServerEx ExA ExW … ?
regsvr32 /s /i scrobj.dll
REM shdocvw.dll hasn’t been updated for IE7 and IE8, it still registers itself for the Windows Internet Controls
regsvr32 /s /i shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 /s sendmail.dll
REM ******************************
REM PKI/crypto functionality
REM initpki can take very long to run and is rarely a problem
REM if there are problems with crypto, SSL, certificates
REM remove the three following REMs from the lines
REM echo We are almost done except one crypto file
REM echo but this will take very long, be patient!
REM regsvr32 /s /i:A initpki.dll
REM ******************************
REM tabbed browser, do at the end, why originally with /n ?
regsvr32 /s /i ieframe.dll
REM ******************************
echo correcting bugs in the registry
REM do some corrective work
REM Symptom: new tabs page cannot display content because it cannot access the controls (added 27. 3.2009)
REM This is a result of a bug in shdocvw.dll (see above), probably only on Windows XP
reg add “HKCR\TypeLib\{EAB22AC0-30C1-11CF-A7EB-0000C05BAE0B}\1.1\0\win32” /ve /t REG_SZ /d %systemroot%\system32\ieframe.dll /f
REM ******************************
echo all tasks have been finished
2 – Close all your IE windows and processes.
3 – Save your document on your Desktop by example, with the .bat extension. Right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator”.
4 – Test if this tip resolved your issue by openning IE. If you use a Windows 32 bits version, please replace %ProgramFiles(x86)% by %ProgramFiles% in your .bat file.