Technology Insights

Downgrade IE8 to IE7, Downgrade Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 7

Downgrading Internet Explorer 8 Beta is easy to do on Windows XP. You simply need to remove it from Add/Remove Programs via the Control Panel. Follow the directions below to begin and follow through the removal of IE8 Beta.

  1. Open Add/Remove Programs: Open the Control Panel and then double click on “Add and Remove Programs”.
  2. Remove Windows Internet Explorer 8: Scroll down the list of programs until you get to “Windows Internet Explorer 8” and click the Remove button. The application list with IE8 highlighted is shown in the image below.

    Add and Remove Programs List: Windows Internet Explorer 8

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Outlook IMAP Accounts: Download Headers Only or Download Complete Items Including Attachments

When settings up an IMAP account in Microsoft Outlook you will download only the headers by default. Personally I like to have all of my emails easily accessible online and offline even with IMAP accounts so below I describe how to setup your IMAP accounts to download the entire email message including any attachments.

Follow the below steps to setup a custom Outlook send and receive group. In this group you can pick and choose which accounts to includes and which IMAP folders to download. For each IMAP account you can specify numerous different options including if you want to sync a specific folder, if you want to download only the headers, or if you want to download the entire message including any attachments.

  1. Open Define Send/Receive Groups: First you need to open the “Define Send/Receive Groups” within Outlook. Click on Tools in the top navigation menu, then select “Send/Receive” from the drop down, followed by “Send/Receive Settings” from the pop out menu, and from the second pop out menu select “Define Send/Receive Groups”. The menus are shown below in the image.

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Google Gmail Account Settings Not Showing up In Internet Explorer

Recently I noticed that my Gmail Settings were no longer showing in Internet Explorer on a Windows XP laptop. I figured from the start that it was related to the way Internet Explorer handles CSS and sure enough that was the cause in some shape or form. Below are two images that show what my Gmail settings look like in Internet Explorer followed by what they should look like in every browser (in the correct example FireFox is used).

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WordPress File Upload Error: The uploaded file could not be moved to

When attempting to upload files via the WordPress admin to your blog you might receive the below error. This error can be caused for a couple different reasons of which the main reason relates to permissions. Resolving the issue is a security risk but depending on how convenient you want it to be to upload files will depend on if you should use the WP admin or if you should just FTP the files to your blog site.

Error: WordPress File Upload Error: The uploaded file could not be moved to /wordpress/root/wp-content/uploads/2009/04

Below I list two different causes and resolutions for each one.