Nate Weiner

This is an old archived post from my former blog The Idea Shower. It's where I cataloged my product explorations and releases, one of which ultimately became Pocket.

This post was published back in 2007. It may not function as originally intended or may be missing images.

IE6 Background Image Flicker

September 01, 2007

Apparently, previously unknown to me, IE6 checks for a newer version of the background-image CSS property on links every time you move the mouse over a link. You can disable this behavior by running a short line of javascript:

try {
  document.execCommand("BackgroundImageCache", false, true);
} catch(err) {}

I learned about this from: