Does Internet Explorer ever lock up when you save a page?
I save web pages I might need later. Often, seemingly not due to any animated gif or flash banner, the progress bar on the modal Save Webpage
dialog never moves and clicking the Cancel button or close box has no effect.
Even if you minimize the unresponsive dialog, you cannot click on that web page or another tab. You can kill it with Task Manager, but that closes all tabs and I think any instance of Internet Explorer running. If you Ctrl-clicked to open a bunch of pages from say a Google search, your efforts are lost.
Solution: After you click the Cancel button on the Save Webpage
dialog, open another instance of Internet Explorer and close it. You should then see the stubborn dialog box has disappeared.
You probably still won't be able to save that web page, but I've copied the URL and pasted it into a new instance of Internet Explorer and sometimes this lets me save the page. Don't ask me why it works that way.
Also, it helps if you click the Cancel button several times before opening a new instance of Internet Explorer. It doesn't do anything to click it more than once, but it feels good.
If this is a general problem, feel free to pass this tip on.