[thelist] IE View Source bug

John.Brooking at sappi.com John.Brooking at sappi.com
Mon Mar 1 10:24:00 CST 2004

Hello, list (and some fellow employees). Here's a tip for a problem I just
experienced and its solution, just to be helpful and also to build up my
credit here! :-)

<tip type="IE View Source bug" author="John Brooking">
Internet Explorer has a bug which can cause the View Source command to
suddenly and mysteriously stop working. This seems to be triggered by one of
two things. The first possible cause is having too many Temporary Internet
Files. According to Hørup's Technology Log [1], this may be corrected by
setting the size of this file to less than 80MB, and/or deleting your
temporary files. On IE 6, both of these controls are found at the General
tab of the View | Internet Options command.

Secondly, strange as it sounds, others report that having a shortcut to
Notepad on your desktop can also cause this bug. Just delete the shortcut.

[1] http://www.hoerup.dk/tech/archives/000213.php


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