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Old 03-05-2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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Minor IE Glitch

Anybody know the setting that is causing this somewhat annoying glitch with msnbc.com?

Whenever there's a breaking news story, the "Breaking Story" banner is empty, rather than having the text of the headline in it.

And some stories that I click on, such as this one:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4029598/

have no actual story.

Thanks,
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Re: Minor IE Glitch
Old 03-05-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: Minor IE Glitch

No immediate answer, but some questions that might help with the diagnosis:

What verson of IE are you running - as in is it relatively current?

Are you still having the problem with this link (If not then it is probably their issue and nothing you can do about it. If you are, then it is your problem because the link works now.)

Have you tried this with Firefox or any other browser?
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:26 AM   #3
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Re: Minor IE Glitch

IE is getting so complex. There are so many settings, so many dependencies, and so little and vague documentation.

I have not experienced this problem. I wonder if it has anything to do with lack of resources. Lack of memory and/or cache, slow connection or busy network.

Have you tried to remove IE and reinstalling it (to get back all the default settings).
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:50 AM   #4
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Re: Minor IE Glitch

Any popup blockers or other s/w that might be limiting content? Any switches turned off in IE to limit active content? Got all the plugins you need?
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #5
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Re: Minor IE Glitch

I have v. 6.0.2900.

I've gone over the security settings. I use the Google toolbar for popup blocking, but even with that turned off, I still get it.

It may not be worth solving. Here's the page today, showing that there's some breaking news, but I don't get to see what it is.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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Have you done a virus scan lately?
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Re: Minor IE Glitch

All I can tell you without looking at your machine is that the content is shockwave/flash based.

Got it installed, the latest version, and enabled?

Try reinstalling it here:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi
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Re: Minor IE Glitch

Thanks, it was related to my blocking of Flash animations:

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}]
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

I had suspected that early on, but when I tested that theory, I was misled because flash isn't reenabled unless I close all IE windows and open them again.
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