IE 11 on Windows 8.1 garbles java applet on window resize or scroll - by dattark

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ID 811816 Comments
Status Active Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 2
Opened 12/17/2013 11:28:37 AM
Access Restriction Public


Webpage is displaying a java applet using any of OBJECT or EMBED tags.  

When web page is initially displayed, it is correct.  

However, scrolling or resizing the IE window causes IE to garble the screen area occupied by the java applet. Thus user is unable to interact with the Java Applet.

This bug only occurs on IE11 on Windows 8.1  (Shipping version / Microsoft store) : 
Version: 11.0.9600.16476  Update Version: 11.0.2 (KB2898785)
Version: 11.0.9600.16521  Update Version: 11.0.4
Version: 11.0.9600.17031  Update Version: 11.0.7 (released April 2014)

This bug does not occur on:
- IE11 on Windows 7
- IE10 on Windows 7 or Windows 8
- IE11 on Windows 8.1 Preview: Version 11.0.9431.0 Update Versions: Preview (KB2841134)
- Mozilla Firefox on Windows  7 , Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Java versions to reproduce the bug:
Oracle Java 7 Update 45, Java 7 Update 51, Java 8 GA  

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Posted by Juan Carlos on 7/9/2014 at 9:33 AM
Hello, we can reproduce this bug every time. We don't want to tell our customers they cannot use IE11 and they have to switch to Firefox or Chrome but we are running out of options.

We tried the workaround listed of changing IE mode to 5 but that makes the page look horrible.

Any news regarding this item or any other workarounds you can suggest?

Thank you.
Posted by dattark on 4/10/2014 at 9:59 AM
To A. S. Oak,

Can you please mark this bug "User(s) can reproduce this bug ... I can too" above if you can . This may help Microsoft take a stronger look at this issue
Posted by A. S. Oak on 4/9/2014 at 9:41 PM
I am observing the same behavior. I have the latest versions/updates of everything.

What happens is that the applet acts like a video overlay, except it's more like an underlay.
ie. The applet remains in a fixed location on the screen during a scroll which causes artifacts.

Firefox does not exhibit this behavior.

Posted by Microsoft on 1/31/2014 at 8:41 AM
Thank you for your feedback. We will be investigating this issue further.

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by dattark on 1/30/2014 at 11:32 AM
The issue is consistently reproducible on Windows 8.1 , IE 11, version 11.0.9600.16476 , with Java JRE 7 Update 45, and, Java JRE 7 Update 51.

Posted by Microsoft on 1/30/2014 at 8:55 AM
Hello dattark,
Thank you for the feedback. I wanted to check with you to find out if the issue is reproducible on your pc after installing the latest update for Internet Explorer? The latest update would bring your IE version to 11.0.9600.16476. In our testing, we have not been successful in reproducing this issue. If you are still able to reproduce the issue can you please post the version of IE that you have installed?

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by dattark on 12/17/2013 at 6:07 PM
I am using Oracles Java 7 Update 45 (32 bit version) on Windows 8.1 (64 bit version) on a Dell Inspiron 15z (with latest updates).

As these are unsigned applets, you will need to give these applets permission to run, else the applets will not render and will error out.
The first two applets do not render. But the remainder of the applets (from applet #3 to #10) should work. (I have just tested them).

If you do not see the permissions box to allow these applets to run, you will also need to set your Java Control Panel | Security | Security Level = High or Medium

Posted by IECustomizer on 12/17/2013 at 5:42 PM
I can't reproduce the issue... What version of Java RT do you have installed?

first three applets do not render..... error encountered in the Java RT.
<applet width="100" height="100" align="RIGHT" codebase="Graph/" code="Graph.class"><PARAM NAME="_cx" VALUE="2646"><PARAM NAME="_cy" VALUE="2646">
<param name="STEP" value="5">