Citrix – Unable to open internet shortcuts and links from Outlook 2003.

When using: HDX Flash Redirector 1.1.6.

Issue: When Internet Explorer 8.0 is used and you open an internet shortcut (for example from your desktop or Outlook 2003) it doesn’t open in the browser. The cursor indicates the browser is busy but nothing happens.

When the browser is closed and restartedthe page opens in another Internet Explorer window.

If Internet Explorer isn’t active when the link is clicked the page is opened immediately.




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Manage Citrix NetScaler X with IE9

Author: Ingmar Verheij

NetScaler X

After an upgrade of a NetScaler from 9.3 to NetScaler X (NetScaler 10) I wasn’t able to manage it from Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).  All you would see is a grey bar on top and a white screen Bedroefde emoticon

I’’ve only been able to test this with a non-default (nsroot) username .

This is a known problem at Citrix, but unfortunately it isn’t solved (yet). Enabling or disabling the compatibility mode as described on this thread at Citrix forums didn’t solve the problem for a compete 100%. The ‘best’ workaround is to set the browser mode to Internet Explorer 8.

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Cookie Error on Citrix XenApp

A user reported that the following error while visiting a website on a Citrix XenApp server:

You must have cookies enabled in order to user this tool. Please reload the page and try again.

I tried adding the site to the Trusted Sites List and adding the url to the Per Site Privacy list:


But this didn’t work, but I noticed that the site was “flickering” a lot so I suspected that HDX Flash Acceleration was the problem.

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Internet Explorer 6 countdown!

Internet Explorer 6 sucks 😉 well at least 10 years ago it wasn’t…

A lot of customers (and home users) are still using IE6, one of the reasons is the extra ‘overhead’ of IE7+.

Microsoft has released a countdown website:

10 years ago a browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.

 Daniel Nikolic

A nice weekend tip…

Well today I stumbled upon CTRL – TAB in my Visual Studio project, which get’s you tabbing (proper English 😉 ) between your open tabs (items in your solution)! Quiet often I use ALT – TAB and getting another window and not the item in my solution…

Okay, so here’s the weekend tip: if you want to tab between your Internet Explore tabs just use CTRL – TAB 🙂

UPDATE: I got this tip from Ingmar; besides CTRL + TAB to switch from Windows in an application, you can also use CTRL + F4 as opposed to ALT + F4.
What often is useful in Internet Explorer is opening and closing tabs. Opening a new tab by pressing Ctrl + T (and close it with CTRL + F4). And with the mouse
middle button (often used in the scroll wheel) to open a link in a new tab, or by closing a tab with the middle button on a tab.

Daniel Nikolic

One reason to choose IE8

I’ve found at least one good reason to choose Internet Explorer 8 as your favorite browser:
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Does this prove there is such thing as bad publicity?

Ingmar Verheij

Encrypted pages (HTTPS / SSL) are unable to export to local applications

Internet based applications can be used to export content to a local application. Usually this is done by exporting the content to a format which is commonly used, like .PDF (Adobe Reader), .XLS (Microsoft Excel) or .DOC (Microsoft Word).

When the data is exported the user is confronted with a dialog which allows the user to open or save the document. In this dialog the content type is already shown (because of the file type association), an indication most of the tasks are processed in a correct order. The dialog could look like this (in dutch):
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Intranet links i.c.m. PowerFuse Shell

Bedrijven maken steeds meer gebruik van Intranet/Web-applicaties, iets wat ik alleen maar kan toejuichen aangezien het voor mij als consultant alleen maar makkelijker word om applicaties aan te bieden in een Terminal Server omgeving. Wink
Helaas zijn er ook intranet sites waarin links worden aangeboden naar shares op het interne netwerk. Erg mooi en makkelijk om bijvoorbeeld een link te plaatsen naar foto’s van het laatste bedrijfsuitje.
Maar in combinatie met een PowerFuse Shell kan dit problemen geven. Windows wilt namelijk standaard dan de explorer opstarten. Dit word dan het eerste explorer.exe process wat gestart word en dus start niet de verkenner versie maar de shell versie van explorer, met alle gevolgen/errors.

Hoe gaan we dit aanpassen.

Open regedit en navigeer naar: HKCRFolderShellOpenCommand

Verander de default waarde van: %SystemRoot%Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L naar %SystemRoot%pExplorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

Navigeer naar: HKCRFolderShellExploreDDEEXEC

Verwijder de default waarde: [ExploreFolder(“%I”, %L, %S)]

Vervolgens worden links geopend in pexlorer.exe ipv explorer.exe