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Some Google Services Encountering Problems On IE11 And Windows 8.1



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The Next Web reports that Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 was creating a load of problems and issues for some Google services. The Windows 8.1 rollout has been hit with some issues more broadly as users have experienced issues downloading the update (notably with it getting stuck at 50%) and many more issues when installing it (such as installation errors and failed update messages).

The issues with Google services occur with Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 11 browser and Windows 8.1. The browser apparently caused issues with rendering the Google search engine (pictured above) and also stopped Google+ working for some people too. The explanation can be put down to the fact Google was added to Microsoft’s IE11 compatibility view list which causes it to render incorrectly, this can be fixed by removing Google from that list.

After complaints about the problems escalated, Microsoft quickly addressed the issue by rolling out a minor update for Internet Explorer 11 which fixes the problems users have been encountering with Google services.

“It appears Google made some changes to its search engine that temporarily impacted the way search results rendered for some browsers,” a Microsoft spokesperson told TNW. “We have already made the necessary adjustments to ensure customers using Internet Explorer are not impacted.”

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  • Skidmarks

    Thanks for the heads up. I haven’t encountered any of these problems yet. Mind you I haven’t looked at 8.1 since it installed a couple of days ago & I don’t use IE.

  • Seb Ferraro

    Use Chrome then 🙂

  • ““It appears Google made some changes to its search engine that temporarily impacted the way search results rendered for some browsers,” a Microsoft spokesperson told TNW. “We have already made the necessary adjustments to ensure customers using Internet Explorer are not impacted.””

    So to put this into English. We added ALL of Google services to the compatibility list and thus broke everything because it wont lode the Javascript, Jquery and Ajax. Oh but we wont tell the world we will blame google.