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View source/edit disabled in IE - why?
musicales

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 4:08 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

My IE6 has stopped allowing me to view source. The icon for edit on the tool bar has also greyed out. Anyone know how to restore it?

 

graywolf

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:15 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Happened to me once the only way I was able to to fix was > tools > Internet options > advanced > restore defaults

jpjones

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:17 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Mine does it from time to time.
It also does it selectively on certain sites.
Very temperamental :(

You can get around it by typing
view-source:
into the address bar before the [url...]

JP

vincevincevince

WebmasterWorld Senior Member vincevincevince us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:18 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

that's an amazing trick! my IE has had view-source broken selectively for ages - thanks so much!

ogletree

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Msg#: 3362 posted 5:26 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Some people put code on their web page to stop that. I don't know why anybody that knows that feature exists knows that you can just go to view } source.

geoapa

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:36 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

It seems "view source" is affected when the cache gets too large in size. Internet Explorer takes the source from the Temporary Internet Files folder to the folder specified by the TMP environment variable.
Microsoft's article Q179829 [support.microsoft.com] talks more about this.

musicales

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:40 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

thanks guys, but neither restore defaults nor typing view-source:http://url worked unfortunately. Any other ideas? Could it be some registry thing?

geoapa

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:43 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Try clearing out your cache.

Try saving any image off any site. Does the file name default to "image.bmp" or "*.bmp"? If it does then your cache is definitely full.

musicales

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:54 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

geoapa - the star goes to you - that did it! Out of curiosity do you know what the .bmp thing has got to do with the cache?
Thanks again.

vincevincevince

WebmasterWorld Senior Member vincevincevince us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 5:54 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

That's MY source viewing problem fixed! (Reduced cache size from 1.5Gb to 380Mb)

geoapa

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3362 posted 7:20 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hey no problem musicales! I run into this problem every few months or so and that's how I resolve it, by clearing out my cache.

No I don't know why the file type defaults to .bmp when the cache is full, but clearing the cache also resolves that.

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