Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    643
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Can't Clear "View Downloads" When IE Opens

    Got an Acer netbook running Win 7 that only has IE installed. Whenever I try to open IE, a window opens that says "View Downloads - Internet Explorer." There is a button that says Clear List, but it doesn't work. Next to the download listed, there is a dropdown button that says Save (and apparently would give me other options if the dropdown arrow worked), no joy there either. All that works is the button to Close the window. How can I get rid of this window and just get a "normal" IE window?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Durham UK
    Posts
    8,021
    Thanks
    203
    Thanked 1,048 Times in 996 Posts
    In Task Manager under Applications, is anything listed ?

  3. #3
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    643
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo View Post
    In Task Manager under Applications, is anything listed ?
    Yep: "View Downloads - Internet Explorer"

  4. #4
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Durham UK
    Posts
    8,021
    Thanks
    203
    Thanked 1,048 Times in 996 Posts
    Can you click on it and then on End Task and then reboot to see if it comes back.

    If it does, then click on the Tools cog - Internet options and under the Advanced tab select Reset and check all of the boxes.

    If you can't get to the Tools cog in IE then go Start - type inetcpl.cpl then press enter and that will get you the same Internet options window.

    This requires a reboot but should remove any rogue settings/add-ons.

    You will need to reset your home page probably as well as perhaps your default search provider as that will probably have been changed to Bing.

  5. #5
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    643
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo View Post
    Can you click on it and then on End Task and then reboot to see if it comes back.

    If it does, then click on the Tools cog - Internet options and under the Advanced tab select Reset and check all of the boxes.

    If you can't get to the Tools cog in IE then go Start - type inetcpl.cpl then press enter and that will get you the same Internet options window.

    This requires a reboot but should remove any rogue settings/add-ons.

    You will need to reset your home page probably as well as perhaps your default search provider as that will probably have been changed to Bing.
    Thanks, Sudo, doing a reset throught Control Panel fixed things.

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Durham UK
    Posts
    8,021
    Thanks
    203
    Thanked 1,048 Times in 996 Posts
    Don't quite understand your post about Control Panel ?

  7. #7
    WS Lounge VIP Coochin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    2,484
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 367 Times in 320 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo View Post
    Don't quite understand your post about Control Panel ?
    Control Panel\Internet Options\Advanced\Reset:
    IE_Reset.jpg
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
    Most common computing error is EBKAC: Error Between Keyboard And Chairback
    Confuscius said: "no use running harder if you're on the wrong road" and "any problem once correctly understood is already half-solved".

  8. #8
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Durham UK
    Posts
    8,021
    Thanks
    203
    Thanked 1,048 Times in 996 Posts
    Thanks, John - it didn't seem to tally with what I'd posted in accessing the IE options.

  9. #9
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    883
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 73 Times in 67 Posts
    ...'only has IE installed' would be the historic standard setup, but I'm not sure if even MS thinks highly of IE these days. Why not install one or two others, with one (non-IE) as the default? PaleMoon is up-and-coming, Firefox has lots to recommend it, and Google Chrome is a familiar standard. All are subject to well-documented limitations (see Third Party Browsers), but IE seems to have too many limitations to be taken seriously.
    Last edited by dogberry; 2017-09-02 at 20:25.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •