Last.fm loaded in Internet Explorer 10 (desktop) on Windows 8 Professional computer
Stumbled upon this site:
Stumbled upon this site:
Very common message. I’ve been seeing this for a while. Pops up at the bottom of the Internet Explorer window. In the notification bar.
The hyperlink (URL) that I had opened to trigger the above message is the following:
I’m pretty sure that http://www.howstuffworks.com or http://howstuffworks.com (without the www.) was added to the Trusted Sites zone but fairly certain that http://electronics.howstuffworks.com is not.
I tried adding the following URL to the Trusted Sites zone in Internet Explorer 10.
In my case, the address http://electronics.howstuffworks.com is pre-populated (already there) in the Add this website to the zone box. So I just had to click the Add button and the Close button in the lower right of the Trusted Sites dialog box.
Internet Explorer has modified this page to help prevent cross-site scripting.
If you’re in a corporate, locked down environment, the only thing you can do at this point is modify the Internet Explorer settings. But many organizations do control or govern their systems, including Windows and its native web browsing application, Internet Explorer. The best thing I can offer to any end-user (information worker) having this message is to simply click on the x on the right of the message bar at the bottom of Internet Explorer.
internet explorer 9 messages at bottom
Yes. The bar might be displayed until you navigate to a new webpage or click the Close button. For notifications involving security or privacy, Internet Explorer automatically takes the most secure action, and allows you to take less secure actions if you’re confident they won’t put your computer or information in danger.
Click the x to ignore the message and close the notification bar. The bar should [I think] also simply close itself if you do nothing, within like 5-10 seconds.
How do I prevent Internet Explorer from modifying pages for cross-site scripting? Under the security tab for IE8 there is a new Scripting Section for XSS Filter, Disable it and the issue goes away.
I don’t ever touch this setting unless there’s some business justification or an RFP (request for proposal) outlining why it’s feasible to disable that setting. However, if you’re not at work and just in the context of a home computer, not used for business, then I’d suggest do it only if you understand what it does.
For more on the [Cross Site Scripting] XSS Filter, read the following articles:
Information workers, home, and end-users
I checked on msnNow just now and was pleasantly surprised with tweets. Normally, I’m not a big fan of more Twitter anytime, all the time so to speak. For sanity sake I prefer to stay out of it and only use it when I need it. But this is nice because now I don’t need to go to Twitter for the news. I can get both search [SEO] trends. The one catch is that I need them connected for search engine optimization (SEO) and should be logged into both Bing and Twitter persistently, meaning that I check the keep me logged in checkbox when I login and connect the two in the respective governance settings. Those settings are usually on the settings menu on the top nav bar of most sites.
The song I was just listening to started skipping and I don’t know exactly why. Just that the only thing in Resource Monitor that I could find is a spike like the ones above. Particularly the second highest spike in disk activity.
If it’s disk activity then it would be either:
I always suspect the external to be the bottleneck based on previous experiences with performance lags on Windows 8.
Close all apps. If that doesn’t work, try logging off [Windows] by going to Start and clicking on your name on the upper right, then click Sign out:
Press the Start key on the keyboard, swipe from the right [if you’re on a tablet], or
Click Sign out to log off your user account. This will terminate the current user session and start you off with a clean slate in terms of what Windows loads from the user profile when you login. It saves a reboot and thus less wear and tear on moving parts like hard disks if you don’t have a solid state drive (SSD).
If I really want to go the extra mile I’ll disconnect the drive and test. But it probably won’t get to that. The drive, I believe, is USB 2.0. Will need to verify that later.
Ran into the issue again today and noticed the song is still downloading. I’m not sure if the song yesterday was having the same problem.
Receive/Transmit appears fine for a 10MB Ethernet connection. The bottleneck is in the cross connect cable from the computer’s NIC to the DSL Actiontec modem
WWAHost.exe is the process I check under the Overview tab in Resource Monitor.
When I check that I’ll also get another process in the Network tab that I’ll check called BackgroundTransferHost.exe.
Don’t think it’s a network issue on my end since regular internet is working and the TCP Connections and Network counters appear normal (above). It’s either with the ISP and/or XBOX in the cloud.
The only thing I could see Windows developers do to remedy situations like this would be to better buffer the packets as they come down. But in this case it’s just easier to play another song and wait for the song to download. In this case, I waited until the download box disappeared. Then it played fine without skipping.
Wait for song to download. You can play another song in the meantime. Once the download box disappears go back to the song exhibiting the problem earlier and play.
When trying to hit the above site I get the following error message:
There’s a Show content button with an x next to it.
The Apple World Wide Developer Conference is going on now. Products discussed, some new:
There’s an interesting command I discovered several weeks ago that exposed an even more interesting and previously unused feature of the [XBOX] Music app on Windows 8. In this post, all the screenshots were taken either with the print screen key [Prt Scn] or the Start + S combo [OneNote required] to get those tight lasso shots like this next photo below.
There’s this little hyphen icon in the lower right portion of the screen in the Music app:
This is the easiest, best way to get that same record store style experience. Especially with the new touch devices. Even on a non-touch PC like my Dell it’s a nice feature. In some cases, preferable to the built-in search that you get in all metro or modern apps in Windows 8. You just type and the search kicks in. When finished typing you just hit enter. You also get that same integrated search functionality from the Start screen and you can choose which app to use to search from. For example, the Bing app.
Caught this in a Bing search for Windows 8.1:
“_ Internet Explorer 11, the next generation of Microsoft’s Web browser, will come with Windows 8.1.”
For more information, check out the following Microsoft blog post.
Technology news related to electronic mail on ARM [chip] touch devices.
Applies mainly to the touch devices. Those being the [Microsoft] proprietary Surface RT (not Surface Pro) or [3rd party] ARM devices running Windows RT.
Surface Pro (AMD/Intel) should [in theory] allow it. Haven’t checked to see if it’s free or there’s a cost.
On my Dell desktop at home running Windows 8 Professional, even with OneNote 2013 RT installed, I can still use the legacy OneNote 2013 [desktop] version installed with the Click to Run digital distribution of Microsoft Office 2013 via Office 365 Home Premium.
The biggest advantage to having an Outlook 2013 RT will be more intuitive, modern, touch user interface.
Good news for Outlook users with touch devices, such as tablets running Windows 8. I’m not sure about modern MS Office for Mac equivalent for iPads. They do have a Mac version of Office but I’m not sure about the metro UI.
The screenshot below [figure 1] is from a free metro app I installed a while back called Metro Commander.
Good app compared to the Desktop app. You need to download it from the web using the Store app [figure 2].
The app is a metro or Modern UI app so it runs in what I like to call native mode that some may call metro or modern. UI stands for user interface. The screenshots are from my desktop that I’m typing from this very moment. It should be more touch intuitive, if you will, than File Explorer that you would use to explore the file system in the legacy Desktop mode.
Swipe [gesture] from the right to get the Charms menu then tap the Start button [figure 3]. Tapping on this button will get you to the Start menu or as I sometimes call it the Start screen.