Just downloaded and installed Internet Explorer version 8 on my Vista Machine, and was surprised in two ways: At first, it looked pretty nice. Cool new options, cleaner interface, developer tools included. And all my websites still work with it.
But after I returned to programming I noticed that this update crippled some other functionality on the system: Double clicking folders in the file explorer now opens every folder in a new window, despite I've selected the other setting in the options dialog. After googling it seems like I'm not the only one with these problems but none of the workarounds suggested on the internets seem to work, and Microsoft closed the bug as 'not reproducible'. Great.
Update, Solution to this problem:
- Start IE once as administrator. The problem seems then to solved for most users. (not for me)
- IF the above doesn't help, do the following: Start a command prompt as administrator and type 'regsvr32 actxprxy.dll', ENTER. That's it. Solved the problem for me.