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1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To start
IE in No Add-ons mode:
=> Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode:
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
3. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
[Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]
4a. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed, is your
subscription current, and is it supported in IE8? What anti-spyware
applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
Were any of these applications running in the background when you installed
4b. Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
5. Just asking for now!! Do NOT use such a Restore Point yet!! => Do you
have an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> Having issues printing large files in IE8, samples I've been using are
> 12 MB and above 1000 pages. NOTE: This problem did not exist in IE6, I've
> not tested on IE7.
> After opening the file, does not matter if it is HTML, if I try to print
> file (File -> Print - click Print) but then IE just sits there for several
> minutes before the print job actually starts. In the IE8 status bar, the
> printer icon appears, but it takes an unusually long time for the print
> to start.
> Regarding the accelerator button, and again with these large files, if I
> highlight a section of text to print (30 or 40 lines) the browser has
> difficulties scrolling the page and overall slows to a crawl. To help
> address this issue, which I believe should not be necessary, I used the
> following registry entry:
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Int ernet
> "SelectionActivityButtonDisable"=dword:0000000 1
> Continuing with the selection of text, if I try to print just the
> (File -> Print -> choose "Selecton" radio option -> Print) the browser
> continues to take several minutes to print just the highlighted text.
> To reproduce this issue, open any file of substantial size (I even tried
> renaming a 12MB .dll file to .htm) and try printing it or selecting text.
> have tried this in the IE8 (No Add-ons) mode and these two issues still
> exist. I have also been able to reproduce this issue on three different
> systems, all running Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) with the latest patches.
> Hardware on these systems is 4GB RAM, Core2 Duo @ 3GHz.
> If there are any ideas or if anyone can confirm this issue exists on other
> systems would be of great help in reporting this to MS.