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Windows 7: When opening a tab ion IE8, and it temporarily says, "connecting"...

17 Dec 2011   #1

Windows7 64
When opening a tab ion IE8, and it temporarily says, "connecting"...

....what is it connecting to? I have about:blank set as my homepage, so the browser is not trying to connect to a what does "connecting" mean? Thanks!

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18 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasong1968 View Post
....what does "connecting" mean...
Connecting to the blank page stored on your PC. It may be faster if you change the Internet Options/General/Tabs/Settings to "the new tab page" instead of "first home page" or "blank page". The new tab page is also more useful in that you can reopen tabs you previously closed.
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19 Dec 2011   #3

Windows7 64

K, thank you
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19 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

Also, if you're not using any proxy settings, you can uncheck the "Automatically detect" checkbox in Internet Options under Advanced > LAN Settings. This will cause it to always try the direct route to the internet first, before checking the network for a WPAD record or server.
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