IE10 - annoying confirmation when closing TechSpot tab

By mrtraver
Mar 16, 2013
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  1. Just in the last few days, whenever I try to close a tab with Techspot, I get a dialog box asking if I really want to leave the page. Has something changed on the website? Any suggestions? I don't think it is a browser setting, since it only happens for Techspot.

    It only happens with IE, but please don't suggest using a different browser to resolve my issue. I do use chrome and firefox for specific things, but I just prefer IE for general browsing.

    Thanks!

    techspot.png
  2. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294   +81

    I unfortunately get the same thing after the last round of MS updates
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,446   +269

    First time I'm hearing about this, I will look into it...

    We certainly haven't coded this in, but something is triggering it. To help me narrow things down, can you tell me if this is happening on the forum only or also the main site? Please try different pages, for example the homepage, a news story, a forum list and a forum thread.

    I also found this, which may help disabling the prompt (for any page):

    Disable “Scripting” by going to:
    Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Scripting > Disable Active scripting
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,446   +269

    I've narrowed it down to a suspecting JS script, taken down now. Let me know if the problem persists. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
  5. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294   +81

    Thanks, I no longer see it (only tried a few pages tho) at TechSpot.com
    unfortunately I still see it at many other sites.
  6. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294   +81

    I just noticed your fix (I'm tired) I'll have to give it a go
  7. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,907   +115 Staff Member

    Was it KB2809289 that caused this issue?
    I can confirm it's fixed, just being curious :)

    FYI this is how the error looked on WinXP on IE8:

    CloseIE8.png
  8. mrtraver

    mrtraver TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224   +7

    Works great now; thank you!!!!
  9. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294   +81

    I'm not sure what is going on now. Initially I was getting the error msg as shown by mrtraver who started the thread. I then disabled scripting which ended the msg, but reduced functionality by too much so I re-enabled it, and re-enabled the error msg's. I read the KB article, tried to apply relevant patch, told my OS that it is already on my system, but since then I am not getting the error message anymore...seems to work now.
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,446   +269

    It was a bug in one JS script we were running (now removed), so there's no need to modify your IE settings (unless you want to hide that kind of prompt for any site).
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,583   +186

    I can't even get into techspot using IE10. My home page is www.kirotv.com .
    I typed in techspot,tapped enter & nothing.
    I even copied/pasted the techspot URL & still nothing. I'm not concerned since I use Firefox, but
    just bringing it for general info I guess.
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    I was not able to buy using your homepage search tool either. Have you tried typing the URL for Techspot in Ie 10 address bar? That worked for me.
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,583   +186

    Yes, I did try typing, tried copy/paste too.
     
  14. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    Have you tried Ie 10 search
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,583   +186

    If you're talking about a search bar in IE 10, I don't have one.
    I don't have a use for or use IE for anything. Just FF,SeaMonkey & Opera.
  16. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    You should , At the end of the address bar, Their should be a magnifine Glass shape their. Click on that it will give you options for search.
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,583   +186

    Here is my IE10
    IE10.jpg
    I tried your suggestion of the magnifying glass but it still don't go.
  18. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    Sorry, then I am out of suggestions. :oops:
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,583   +186

    Thank you for trying. Have a pleasant evening. :)
  20. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    Your welcome
  21. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,446   +269

    learninmypc, Cobalt006
    Not sure what you are talking about, but doesn't seem to be related to the bug that was reported earlier on.

    Also, how come TechSpot doesn't work in IE10? If you type "techspot.com" on the address bar and then hit enter?
  22. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    I am not having a problem getting to TechSpot threw Ie10. LearninMyPC Is. I was just trying to help him. I don't see this as a TechSpot problem. I think maybe his Ie my not be set up right as far as security settings and so forth.


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