Friday, March 20, 2009

Internet Explorer 8 - IE8

Internet Explorer 8 is officially released. Would be downloading it and test all the web application on it. Wonder how many application will be broken?


My name is Chan said...

So whats the your review?

William Beh said...

I few of my site are broken. Mostly cost by CSS. Have not really work on making them compatible. Can always use IE8 compatible mode at the moment.

edelwater said...

Symptoms :
When you open the email, especially from outside your corporate domain (mostly HTML format), the mail will take a very long time to be opened.

Cause :
It will happen when you install Lotus Notes 8.5 Standard / Eclipse Edition & Internet Explorer 8. If you have process monitor installed, you can view that notes2.exe will check all sites (Restricted Sites) are in Internet Explorer 8 internet settings. After that notes2.exe do query open in file “C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\framework\rcp\eclipse\plugins\org\eclipse\osgi\framework\internal\protocol\about\Handler.class” but the result is not found repeatly (may be hundred times according the restricted sites amount). Then the email will be opened after 1-2 minutes query.

Solution :
<< Backup your registry before delete some keys >>
You have to delete all Restricted Sites list from Internet Explorer settings in Tools - Internet Options - Security - Restricted Sites - Sites. Or you can remove the list manually from registry in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains & \EscDomains & \Ranges. Also remove in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap.

Will C. said...

Thanks a million for the tips. I suspected an interaction with IE8, so I Googled and found this page. I was having 45-second load times on my IE8 / Lotus Notes 8.0 full client machine, with excessive CPU usage on a fairly high-performance machine.

Your post reminded me that I have used Spybot's "Immunize" feature in the past. I fired up Spybot, went to the Immunization screen, and clicked the Undo button which cleared out its extra entries without damaging the ones that I had put in there. This dropped my zone count from over 16,000 registry entries total to under 200, and load times are quick again.

Note: It should be safe to leave Spybot's non-IE immunization entries intact.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This was driving me nuts until I found this thread. Thank you!!!

I apreciate it.