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      • #1909281 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        From four hours ago: On August 16, 2019 at 7:16 AM a server required for downloading the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) startup page, went down. As a res
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      • #1909288 Reply
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        All browsers should be set to about:blank start page 🙂

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        • #1909296 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          ?says:

          all browsers running on WINDOWS?

        • #1909322 Reply
          GoneToPlaid
          AskWoody Plus

          Either about:blank, or to google.com since the latter almost never goes down and since if you can reach google.com, then you know that your Internet connection is alive and well.

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        • #1909390 Reply
          Ascaris
          AskWoody_MVP

          I use a custom local home.html file that has links to a bunch of my most-used sites.  Been doing that since before Firefox existed– the Mozilla Suite had an HTML editor as one of its bits, and that made it easy to edit the file.  The bookmarks are kind of a kitchen junk drawer… everything goes in there.  The most used pages get a place in home.html or in the bookmarks toolbar.

          Group "L" (KDE Neon User Edition 5.19.3).

        • #1909392 Reply
          Sinclair
          AskWoody Lounger

          My IE browser “Windows 7” is set to about:blank but still had the long delay startup. Even though it is set at that apparently IE still talks to the Microsoft servers on startup. Now that they added a server side fix IE ones again starts up without a delay.

          Other parts of the browser may also talk to the Microsoft servers like the version check. If that goes through the same servers then that might have also caused the delay.

          I use IE for just a few things, anything else is done with Firefox.

          W7 x64 Pro&Home

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          • #1910203 Reply
            anonymous
            Guest

            I’m using Firefox as well and can not update until Symantec/MS fix that SHA-2 only code signing issue in Symantec’s security software. it’s still DEFCON 2.

          • #1911605 Reply
            Anton Karlan
            Guest

            My IE browser “Windows 7” is set to about:blank but still had the long delay startup. Even though it is set at that apparently IE still talks to the Microsoft servers on startup. Now that they added a server side fix IE ones again starts up without a delay.

            Same here, but delay anyway.

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        Noel Carboni
        AskWoody_MVP

        “Oops, we screwed up our server. But our latest update just happens to be immune to that problem – man, what a lucky coincidence! See, that’s why you really need our latest updates…”

        They must have legions of smart folks in the “Lemons to Lemonade Department”.

        -Noel

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      • #1909347 Reply
        juzuo
        AskWoody Lounger

        1709?

        Microsoft’s release order logic for these patches-of-patches is baffling to say the least. It often seem to be ‘last comes first’, though not always.

        Anyway, I’m betting that we who are brave enough to use 1903 will have to wait again until the last week of the month. Just another ‘reward’ for using ‘latest and greatest’.

        Thanks again, Microsoft.

      • #1912302 Reply
        wavy
        AskWoody Plus

        the Mozilla Suite had an HTML editor

        Darn I still recall spending a good amount of time looking for that, ‘Well I know it’s here someplace’ The beginning of the end for Netscape or was it Firefox already ?

        🍻

        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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