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How do I add web slices?

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I understand this green button is supposed to appear but no matter what I do, it does not. For example I understand eBay supports it, so I search for something, move over an item but no green button appears (nor does any toolbar button appear).

If I click here:

[url="http://www.ieaddons.com/en/details/909/Weather_from_Live_Search/"]http://www.ieaddons.com/en/details/909/Wea...om_Live_Search/[/url]

And try to add the Weather Web slice, all it actually does is load a new tab with:

[url="http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=weather&form=QBLH"]http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=weather&form=QBLH[/url]

Not exactly useful. What am I doing wrong? Thanks

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Anyone? Thanks.

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Theres a bit on adding web slice here:
[url="http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/06/activities-and-webslices-in-internet-explorer-8.aspx"]http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/0...explorer-8.aspx[/url]

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Thanks Iron2000. That link tells you an toolbar button should appear or it should appear when you move over a suitable link. Whenever I go to eBay nothing like this happens. That links also says:

[i]"Try it out with on the IE8 eBay site! Go to [url="http://ie8.ebay.com"]http://ie8.ebay.com[/url] and type in a product like

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Not sure about that.

Tried adding web slice from here
[url="http://www.ieaddons.com/en/webslices/"]http://www.ieaddons.com/en/webslices/[/url]

And it seems like only the Hotmail and MSN Headlines web slices work.

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Slices on a page have a green box around them when you mouse over them, and the RSS icon changes to a green one that looks like the accelerator icon.

Here's the sample slice page on mine:

[attachment=222994:SliceSample.jpg]

I'm not seeing slice tags on eBay's pages. Maybe they haven't implemented it yet?

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[quote name='iron2000' post='590750826' date='Mar 24 2009, 04:08']Tried adding web slice from here
[url="http://www.ieaddons.com/en/webslices/"]http://www.ieaddons.com/en/webslices/[/url][/quote]
This site looks to currently be down :( -

[i]"An error occured while that page was being displayed. Someone is looking into this problem. Thanks for your patience."[/i]

It's good job they can spell correctly too: occured.

[quote name='iron2000' post='590750826' date='Mar 24 2009, 04:08']And it seems like only the Hotmail and MSN Headlines web slices work.[/quote]
Ah, that may explain why I cannot get the Weather one to work. I thought I was doing something wrong.

[quote name='GreyWolfSC' post='590750894' date='Mar 24 2009, 04:39']I'm not seeing slice tags on eBay's pages. Maybe they haven't implemented it yet?[/quote]
Ah, that would explain it. I guess that ie8.ebay.com link is beta.

Do you have any examples of sites that are enabled? Thanks guys.

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you can learn here..

[url="http://www.labnol.org/internet/write-ie8-web-slice-for-blogs/8013/"]http://www.labnol.org/internet/write-ie8-w...for-blogs/8013/[/url]

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[quote name='iron2000' post='590750826' date='Mar 24 2009, 04:08']And it seems like only the Hotmail and MSN Headlines web slices work.[/quote]
Thanks Guys. Problem sorted. The Hotmail one works fine. How dumb, to realise an entire site of Web Slice add-ons and then have none of them actually work.

Do you guys know of any other working web slices? I've no use for the Hotmail or MSN ones.

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I also cannot get any ebay web slice content. Waiting patiently for that to come.

Espn.com also has a bunch of web slices.

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