Recently, official support for Internet Explorer ended. Ref this question (status-complete):

Maybe it's time to formally drop support for IE 11

Due to dumb IT policies at work, out of my control, Internet Explorer is the only browser available to me. I'm a regular user of the site, and now I have to see this banner every time I visit, on every page I visit - without being able to close the banner or update my browser!


I understand the move to drop official support, and I understand the need for a banner, but can you please add a close button which hides it for at least the current browser session?

By example, Github has a similar message with a helpful "Ignore" button:

Github banner

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    @Mark thanks - I didn't find that dupe before posting
    – Wolfie
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 12:21
  • As an aside, from someone who works (and has worked) at a place with similar policy, have you considered portable versions of your favourite browser? I'm posting this from portable Firefox and it runs SE a heck of a lot better than IE does.
    – Mast
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 12:33
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    Why are they sorry that they don't support it though? :)
    – Lundin
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 12:37
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    @Mast The policies are there for a reason - part "vetted software = OK", part "IP protection enforcement". I'd likely risk my job if I started running portable versions.
    – Wolfie
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 12:38
  • Ah, that's unfortunate. We don't share that risk.
    – Mast
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 12:40
  • For my job, the only reason we have internet is that our database access is via internet-type apps, and for development reasons (including accessibility, back-compatibility, slow rollouts across the country), we're also on Win10 at all of HQ, but regional offices are mostly Win7. We tried a project using an app developed by another gov't agency, and because they ONLY tested on Chrome, they missed all the usability/accessibility issues that clean coding would have solved. (A lot of our employees have vision/mobility impairments) Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 13:22


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