Archive for Internet Explorer

How-to – Manage your browser add-ons

Posted in Browser, Free Stuff, How to with tags , , , , on October 1, 2015 by Sirusdark

Here’s a quick tip on how to manage your browser add-ons or extensions. Often, when installing stuff compulsively, add-ons often get installed WITH your consent, but without you knowing it.

Internet Explorer

In the menus, go in Tools > Manage Add-ons

Google Chrome

Type this URL : chrome://extensions/

Then delete the extensions you don’t need.


Type about:addons or press Ctrl+Shift+A.

Now, some intrusive add-ons can’t be completely removed that way and must be removed with anti-malware tools. I recommend Malwarebytes free tool to do this. If you have any questions, lemme know!




Microsoft Update KB 3038314 Blocks Search Providers

Posted in Bug, Computer, Knowledge, Windows with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2015 by Sirusdark

Not too long ago while installing a fresh copy of Window 8.1 on a client’s notebook, I encountered a weird issue: I was unable to change Internet Explorer‘s default search provider! After doing some research, I finally discovered the cause:

A Microsoft update, KB 3038314, was the culprit…

So if you installed this update and have the same problem, simply uninstall the update, change search provider and re-install it.

On the same topic, always read updates description.

Before applying any updates on a system, make sure you know what you’re installing! Yes, it’s an extra click and takes a few more minutes, but more than often, you’ll find “recommended” updates that may not even apply to your situation.





Ubisoft’s web programmers love humor! function iesux()

Posted in Coding, Games, Internet with tags , , , , on April 24, 2014 by Sirusdark

Ubisoft LogoI was looking at some website’s script files as usual and I stumbled on something that made me smile. I was looking at Ubisoft’s Watch Dog website and saw this in one of their JavaScript script’s code:

function iesux()

//IE Sucks

In this extract, this first line is a function’s name and the second is a comment written by a programmer.


IE is a very well known abbreviation for Microsoft’s famous Internet browser, Internet Explorer. As for the rest, you can guess yourself. :D


Please note that Internet Explorer isn’t bad, nor does it “sux”: this code is used to display a prompt for people using an obsolete version of IE, which is dangerous and doesn’t offer all the latest features of modern web browsers. For the regular Joe and Joanna users out there, IE is fine, but it doesn’t pack all the feature that power users & developers need.




Favorites – Another reason Firefox owns IE

Posted in Browser, Internet with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2014 by Sirusdark

Here’s another reason why Firefox is better than Internet Explorer (IE).

Favorite Characters

Because each IE favorite are saved as files in your Windows user Favorite folder, you can’t use any of these character in your favorite’s name, as they can’t be use in file names:

\ / : * ? ” < > |

Windows Illegal Characters

Firefox bookmarks (aka favorites) uses a Database instead of individual files, and that’s where its strength relies; you can name your favorite favorites any way you want! Tags, rating, search filters and bookmark management (Ctrl+Shift+B) are also just some of the feature you won’t find in IE.



How to manually transfer bookmarks in Firefox from IE

Posted in Browser, Windows with tags , , , , on October 17, 2013 by Sirusdark

Here’s a nifty trick when Firefox‘s import system doesn’t import all Internet Explorer‘s favorites.

You could copy & paste each favorites one by one, but the only efficient and fast way to do it is actually drag’n’drop! (I tried many things before getting this conclusion)


Open Firefox’s bookmark manager (Library, with Ctrl+Shift+B), then open IE favorites folder (Usually in the User folder), put the windows side-by-side and drag away!