Posted by AAG-ArchivedMessages on Apr 12, 2011 in General Questions, Miscellaneus | 2 comments
When your Internet Explorer window disappears when you are trying to view the page source code, don’t panic. This is Microsoft’s less than subtle way of letting you know your temporary internet file cache is too large and it needs to be cleaned up. This isn’t one of those notable features they put in on purpose but the bug does a good job at reminding us to keep the internet file cache size to a minimum.
Depending on the version of Internet Explorer you use, the browsing history or the area where temporary files are maintained should be located in Tools>Internet Options. On this window there is a section labeled Browsing history. To delete the temporary internet files, click the Delete button under Browsing history. Find and click the Delete button for Temporary Internet Files. Click Yes to confirm your actions.
It may take a few moments to delete everything, especially since it is full. Wait for it to finish and close all Internet Explorer browser windows. Reopen Internet Explorer and go to the page you wanted to view the page source code. Now click View>Source to see if the window stays open.
WARNING: By deleting temporary internet files you will make web surfing slightly slower over the next few days. This is because it has to reload all the images and HTML pages from the web sites you visit instead of referencing them from cache (which is faster).
I did what you stated and the window still disappears….very annoying. Any idea how to fix this?
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