Get My New Microsoft Windows How-To Tips Package!!

Site Index

Using The ADIA 32 System Information Report Manager!

PC Problems? Post Your Question!!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Internet Explorer 6.0

  1. Disabling Animated Gifs In Microsoft Internet Explorer
  2. Opening Favorites In Microsoft Internet Explorer
  3. Entering Addresses In Microsoft Internet Explorer
  4. Obtaining Internet Image Properties
  5. Adding A Web Image To Your Desktop In IE 6
  6. Scrolling in Microsoft Internet Explorer
  7. Working with Microsoft Internet Explorer Favorites
  8. Changing Security in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  9. Opening Files in Microsoft Internet Explorer's Temp Folder
  10. Personalize your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser title bar
  11. Finding the Microsoft Internet Explorer Cookies in XP
  12. Printing from Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  13. Delete Pages from Your History
  14. Accessing the Right-Click Menu in Microsoft Internet Explorer
  15. Copying Text from Microsoft Internet Explorer
  16. Tell Internet Explorer that it can't trust Microsoft any more
  17. Microsoft Internet Explorer for all Windows Systems
  18. How do I change IE so it goes where I want
  19. New Editor for Microsoft Internet Explorer's Edit Button
  20. Changing Link Icons in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  21. A Browser Maintenance Shortcut
  22. Deleting Cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  23. Entering a Name and Password in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  24. Running Applications from IE 6
  25. Moving Between Frames in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  26. Internet Explorer Go Button
  27. Exporting Microsoft Internet Explorer Favorites
  28. Keeping track of your Internet connection speed
  29. Microsoft Internet Explorer Channels on your Desktop
  30. Turn Off Pictures in IE
  31. Another way to Scroll in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  32. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 minus a Start Page
  33. Make Internet Explorer less friendly
  34. Finding the Update Date in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  35. Script Debugging
  36. Finding Content in your Browser
  37. Closing a Browser Window
  38. Make Web Text Larger
  39. Running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 in Kiosk Mode
  40. Date of Last Visit in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  41. Quick Entry in the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Address Bar
  42. Create Shortcuts to Web Pages
  43. Making your Browser the Default
  44. Create custom icons for IE Favorites
  45. Sending E-mail Quickly in Internet Explorer 6
  46. How can I view or modify the content of my Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) zones
  47. Store information locally
  48. Find Your Missing Address Bar in IE 6
  49. Set Internet Explorer to open in a new window each time you click a link
  50. Categorizing your Favorites
  51. Configure your home network
  52. A successful search using Google can be an interesting experience
  53. Stop Debug Issues
  54. Acrobat's pop-under Shall I update? window stalls PDFs from loading in Acrobat Reader and can make it appear that your browser has locked up
  55. Use Internet Explorer in Offline mode
  56. FTP Favorites Workaround
  57. Restore IE Favorites
  58. All of a sudden Internet Explorer started opening up in a tiny window, instead of the full screen. How do I reset it to open in a full window all the time
  59. Clear the temporary Internet files in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
  60. Adjust the amount of space that Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) reserves for temporary Internet files
  61. Including the username and password in a link
  62. Trouble Saving Web Images
  63. Configure Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to empty the
    Temporary Internet Files folder when you close the browser
  64. IE Privacy
  65. If you're annoyed that Internet Explorer tells you when you're switching between secure and insecure websites, disable the notification.
  66. Megapixels
  67. Launch Multiple URLs
  68. Control IE's Initial Size
  69. Control Internet Explorer's Window Size
  70. Force Internet Explorer to open links in new browser windows.
  71. Lock Down Internet Explorer
  72. Add custom icons to your IE Favorites
  73. Faster Web Addressing
  74. Search Internet Explorer Favorites
  75. Enlarge IE Fonts
  76. Remember Sites Your Visited
  77. Improve browser speed and performance by clearing Internet Explorer's cache.
  78. Alphabetize IE Favorites
  79. Get the Links folder in Internet Explorer's Favorites to stop coming back after you delete it

New Help Form.

Get My "Free" Access Searchable Database!  Keep All Your How-To Tips in One Place!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly!  Click Here To Get Yours!

Disabling Animated Gifs In Microsoft Internet Explorer

If you find animated GIFs annoying, or if you just don't really feel a need for all that entertainment, you can turn off the animation in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. To disable the animation, choose Tools/Internet Options. When the dialog box opens, deselect the "Play animations" check box and then click OK to close the dialog box and continue. From this point on, you will see only the quite still first frame of the animated picture.    

TOP

Opening Favorites In Microsoft Internet Explorer As with most Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 features, there are several ways to open your Favorites. You can always choose Favorites and then select a folder. You can also click the Favorites icon in the Microsoft Internet Explorer toolbar.
And, if you prefer shortcut keys, you can simply press Ctrl + I to open your Favorites in the IE Explorer bar. To close the Favorites Explorer bar, just press Ctrl + I again.

Entering Addresses In Microsoft Internet Explorer

Let's suppose that you like to keep your Microsoft Internet Explorer toolbar as uncluttered as possible. As an example, we have a toolbar that includes only the menu and the backward and forward arrows, the home icon, the stop icon, and the refresh icon.We don't keep the Address Bar in the toolbar at all.
If you elect to not keep the Address Bar visible, you don't really lose any function because all you have to do is press Ctrl + O and type in your URL then press Enter.

Obtaining Internet Image Properties

If you're curious about the height, width, and file size of some of the pictures you encounter on visited web pages, you can get Netscape 6 to acquire that information for you. All you have to do is right-click the image you're interested in and choose Properties. This procedure works in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and Opera 6 as well.

TOP

Adding A Web Image To Your Desktop In IE 6

If you run across an image that you like while browsing, you can add that image to your desktop. To do this, right-click the image and choose Set as Desktop Item. A dialog box will ask if you want to do this. Click Yes to continue.

To remove an item from your desktop, move the mouse near the top of the image. When the title bar opens, click the Close box (the X in the right corner of the title bar).

Scrolling in Microsoft Internet Explorer

There are numerous ways to scroll through a web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer. You can always use Page Up and Page Down. You can use Home to go to the beginning of a page and End to go to the end of the page.

We usually scroll a page at a time by simply pressing the Spacebar. If you want to scroll back up through a page, you can press Shift + Spacebar.

Working with Microsoft Internet Explorer Favorites

You can work with your Favorites by choosing Favorites|Organize Favorites. But, depending on what you want to do, you can modify your Favorites with a right-click. Just left-click the Favorites menu. When it opens, move down through the menu until you reach an address you need to work with and then right-click the mouse button. You can choose from any of the pop up menu commands that you need to use.

TOP

Changing Security in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

If you want to change the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Security settings, you can choose Tools|Internet Options and then click the Security tab when the Internet Options dialog box opens. You can also open the Security dialog box by double-clicking the small Internet icon in the right corner of the IE 6 status bar at the bottom of the IE window.

PC Problems?  Post Your Question!!

See My 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

This One Also Comes With My Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Opening Files in Microsoft Internet Explorer's Temp Folder

If you navigate to Temporary Internet Folders and double-click a file--perhaps a JPG file--you get a warning that running commands on the item may be unsafe. It isn't really unsafe and, if you want to open files in Temporary Internet Folders, you can instruct IE 6 to let you do it.

To do this, choose Tools|Internet Options. When the Internet Options dialog opens, Click the Security tab and then click Custom Level. Select the radio button labeled "Enable" under "Launching applications and files in an IFRAME". Click OK to close the Security dialog and then click OK again to close Internet Options and apply your new selection.

TOP

Personalize your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser title bar

If you'd like to personalize your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser title bar, you can make some changes to your system's registry. Or, you can take a much easier and safer approach and download a copy of Internet Explorer Personalizer version 3.00.

I tested this program only in Windows XP Pro and we chose Custom install and elected to not install any of the file labeled System. I am not saying this is a problem--just that we haven't tested the program under any other circumstances.
Internet Explorer Personalizer

Version:

final release 3.00 (build 2000)

Description:

A user-friendly freeware program that customize and restrict Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. Customizations like changing the name in the title bar, changing the image logo located at the right-top corner of the browser, changing the background of the toolbar, changing the page of the search button and changing the browser's server identification, or the so-called User Agent. Restrictions like preventing unauthorized users from accessing the Internet Explorer configuration, the Internet Option. Aside from customizations and restrictions, it can also revert back the default settings of Internet Explorer from customized versions of Internet Explorer.

Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 9x/NT4/2000
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and above
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Runtimes

http://accesscodes.hypermart.net/product01.html

Finding the Microsoft Internet Explorer Cookies in XP

In Windows 98 the cookies are located at c:\Windows\Cookies\. However, Windows XP is a different story because of the logon name requirement. Let's say your logon name is Eli. Your Microsoft Internet Explorer cookies are located at C:\Documents and Settings\Eli\Cookies. Printing from Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 When you want to print a web page from Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you may have some problems with some pages if you print the background. If you print to a black and white printer, you'll almost always have trouble with the background.

To turn off background printing in IE 6, choose Tools|Internet Options. When the dialog box opens, click the Advanced tab. Scroll down to Printing and deselect the check box labeled "Print background colors and images". Click OK to close the dialog box and save you selection.

TOP

Delete Pages from Your History

In Internet Explorer 5, you can delete individual pages from your History. Do this by clicking on the "History" button in the toolbar, right-click on the page you want to delete, and select "delete" from the pop-up menu. You can delete your entire History of visited by pages, by going into the Tools menu, under Internet Options

Accessing the Right-Click Menu in Microsoft Internet Explorer

As you know, you can right-click in a Microsoft Internet Explorer web page and select from a variety of options in the pop up menu that opens. However, many users aren't aware of the fact that you can open the right-click menu with shortcut keys. All you have to do is press Shift + F10 to open the menu. Valid options depend on your cursor location though. Copying Text from Microsoft Internet Explorer When you need to copy text from IE into a word processor, you simply select the text and press Ctrl + C. Next, you move to the word processor and press Ctrl + V to paste the text.

If your word processor recognizes all the web formatting (as MS Word does), you can paste with the formatting intact. If you want to lose the formatting, you can paste first into Notepad and then copy the Notepad contents and paste that into the word processor.                

TOP

See My 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

This One Also Comes With My Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

Site Index
I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Tell Internet Explorer that it can't trust Microsoft any more

In Internet Explorer, click Tools | Internet Options | Content. In the Certificates section, click Publishers | Trusted Publishers. If you see Microsoft Corporation listed, click on it and click Remove.

TOP

Microsoft Internet Explorer for all Windows Systems

When you install Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 from the Microsoft Site, you'll get the correct version of IE 6 for your system. However, if you happen to be currently running Windows XP, but want to download files for a system running Windows 98, you'll have trouble finding those files.

This is what you do: go to the Download.Microsoft.com site at the link following this tip. Download just the setup file to a folder (let's say you choose c:\IE6). Now, close your browser and click Start|Run, type in (using the quotation marks as shown)

"c:\IE6\ie6setup.exe" /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d /s:""#E"

and press Enter.

Setup will open a dialog box from which you can make your system choices.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/ie6/download.asp

How do I change IE so it goes where I want

Here's how you change the default startup page in Internet Explorer:

Navigate to the page you want to start at. Personally, I use A Custom main page.

Click Tools | Internet Options and bring up the General tab.

Up at the top, where it says Home page, click Use Current, then click OK.

That's it. From that point on, every time you start Internet Explorer, it'll start with your chosen home page.

On the other hand, Fred prefers a blank start page because he's always heading off to different pages. To do that click on 'Use Blank' instead of 'Use Current'.

TOP

New Editor for Internet Microsoft Internet Explorer's Edit Button

Imagine that you've just installed a brand new HTML editor. But, when you click the Edit button in Microsoft Internet Explorer, all you get are the same old choices. To add your new program to the list, run Windows Explorer and choose Tools|Folder Options (this may vary depending on your Windows version). When the Folder Options dialog box opens, click the File Types tab.

Now select HTML Document and click Advanced. Select Edit and then click the Edit button. Click Browse and locate your new program. Double-click the program's EXE icon to select it and then click OK.

Click OK to close the dialog box and then click OK to close the Folder Options dialog box and save your new editor selection.

TOP

Changing Link Icons in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

If you use the Links bar in IE 6, you may like to change the icons to something more meaningful--or more attractive. To do this, right-click the link you want to change and choose Properties. When the dialog opens, click Change Icon. Now, click Browse and locate a suitable new icon.

We keep a special Icon folder for our collection of icons and usually choose a new icon from this folder. You'll find some free to use icons at http://www.website-designs.com/icon01.htm.

TOP

A Browser Maintenance Shortcut

If you want to organize your Favorites in IE 6, you can choose Favorites|Organize Favorites to open the Organize Favorites dialog box. If you prefer to use keystrokes, you can open the Organize Favorites dialog by simply pressing Ctrl + B.

You use the same keystroke to work with your bookmarks in Netscape 6.

Deleting Cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft Internet Explorer never offered an easy way to delete cookies--until Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 came along. You can now delete those no longer needed cookies quite easily. Just run IE 6 and choose Tools|Internet Options. When the Internet Options dialog box opens, click the General tab (if necessary) and then click Delete Cookies. Click OK to close the dialog box and return to IE 6.

TOP

Entering a Name and Password in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

When you access a site that requires a user name and password, you can simply type the whole thing into the Address box. As an example, suppose you want to access www.mysite.com using a name and password. You would enter

http:// username:password@www.mysite.com

and press Enter.

If you need to access the same site frequently, you can simply save the address as a URL and place it in the Links bar for easy access.

TOP

Running Applications from IE 6

If you're working with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and need to check something on your hard disk, or even run a program located on your hard disk, you don't have to leave the browser and open Windows Explorer. All you have to do is type the folder you want to visit in the browser's Address Bar and press Enter.

As an example, let's suppose that you want to view or run a file in C:\MyFolder. Just type

C:\MyFolder into the Address Bar and press Enter. IE 6 will take you to that folder. To run a program, just double-click its icon.

New Help Form.
I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Moving Between Frames in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

When you encounter a web page that uses multiple frames, you can move to a frame by clicking in it. However, as usual, there is always more than one way to do something in Microsoft Internet Explorer. In this case, you can move between frames with some keystrokes. Press Ctrl + Tab to move to the next frame and press Ctrl + Shift + Tab to move to the previous frame.

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly!  Click Here To Get Yours!

Internet Explorer Go Button

If you'd like to just eliminate the Go button, you can choose Tools|Internet Options. When the Internet Options dialog box opens, click the Advanced tab. Now, scroll down through the list and deselect "Show Go button in Address bar". Click OK to close the dialog box and continue without a Go button. You get a little more space for your addresses this way.

TOP

Exporting Microsoft Internet Explorer Favorites  

If you use both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape 6/7, you may find that the Netscape Bookmarks no longer map the IE 6 Favorites. You can solve this problem by exporting your IE Favorites to Netscape.

To do this, run Microsoft Internet Explorer and choose File|Import and Export. When the Import/Export wizard opens, click Next. Select Export Favorites and click Next. You can now select a folder or the entire Favorites folder and click Next.

Since IE will most likely find the correct location for your Netscape Bookmarks, all you have to do is click Next again. When asked if you want to replace the Bookmark file, click Yes. Now, click Finish and your Netscape Bookmarks will match your IE Favorites.

Keeping track of your Internet connection speed

If you're like most people, you want to know how fast your Internet connection
is when you're surfing the net. Fortunately, Windows Me's System Monitor now
contains counters that allow you to track your Internet connection speed. When
you're connected to the Internet, you can load System Monitor from the Programs
| Accessories | System Tools menu. Once you have System Monitor up and running,
you can configure it to monitor your Internet connection speed by pulling down
the Edit menu and selecting the Add Item command. Choose the Dial-Up Adapter in
the Category panel and Connection Speed in the Item panel and then click OK.
Now, use the buttons on the toolbar to configure System Monitor to use a Line,
Bar or Numeric chart to display the connection speed.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Channels on your Desktop

If you often use the Microsoft Internet Explorer Channels from the Favorites folder, there is a way to place Channels on your desktop for greater accessibility. To do this, click Start|Run. Type

iexplore -channelband

into the Run entry box and press Enter. Your Channels will now appear on the desktop as a floating toolbar. When you're finished with Channels, you can click the Close box (the X in the upper right corner) to dismiss the toolbar.

TOP

Turn Off Pictures in IE

1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools and then Internet Options.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Scroll down to Multimedia and deselect Show Pictures.
4. Click OK to save your changes.

Another way to Scroll in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

There are a number of ways to scroll a page in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. First of all, you can press the Page Up and Page Down keys. You can press the Spacebar to scroll down and Shift + Spacebar to scroll up.

You can use the Up and Down arrows in your keyboard's number pad, and you can also right-click in the scroll bar and choose from one of the options offered in the resulting pop up menu.

TOP

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 minus a Start Page

By default, Microsoft Internet Explorer starts up by loading your selected start page. Most of us choose a popular start page that is busy and contains a bunch of graphics. Such pages often take a significant time to load.

If you'd like to start Microsoft Internet Explorer with no page at all. Right-click the shortcut you use to open IE and choose Properties. Click in the Target entry box and then use the arrow keys to move to the end of the existing line. To the end of the line add -nohome. Your new Target box should resemble the following:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome

Click OK to close the dialog box.

Note: if you don't use a shortcut to open IE, you can create one. Just right-click the IE icon and choose Create Shortcut.

PC Problems? Post Your Question!!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

See My 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

This One Also Comes With My Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly!  Click Here To Get Yours!

Make Internet Explorer less friendly

Like many Microsoft applications, Windows 2000's Internet Explorer includes features that are designed to make it less intimidating and easier to use for casual or novice users. However, these features can be a hindrance if you're trying to troubleshoot server errors for a Web site or if you rely on the Internet Explorer status bar to identify a page's URL.

Internet Explorer's Show Friendly HTTP Error Messages setting determines how error information is displayed. When this option is enabled, Internet Explorer shows only the error name and code, but doesn't offer information on the error's potential source or a solution for it. If you're trying to diagnose a server problem and you need this additional information, go to Internet Explorer's Advanced tab and turn off this option.

The Show Friendly URLs setting determines how Internet Explorer shows the current page's URL in the status bar. If this option is enabled, Internet Explorer shows, for example, Shortcut To www.internetfixes.com/somedoc.html rather than http://www.internetfixes.com/somedoc.html. When the URL is more complex, stripping out the site has a greater impact on the status bar. For example, the status bar might show Shortcut To somedoc.html rather than http://www.internetfixes.com/public/documents/show.asp?somedoc.html.

Having the entire URL displayed in the status bar can be helpful if you're trying to identify the target link or if you're troubleshooting links on a page you're developing or testing.

To change either the Show Friendly HTTP Error Messages or Show Friendly URLs setting, choose Tools | Internet Options, click Advanced, and look in the Browsing group of options.

TOP

Finding the Update Date in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

When you visit a web page, you may not have any way of knowing how old the information really is. If this is important to the information's validity, you can at least find out when the page was last updated. Just click in the Address Bar and type

javascript:alert(document.lastModified)

and press Enter. A dialog box displays the last date and time that the page was modified.

Script Debugging

It can drive you mad ... you're surfing away when you get a message saying there's an error on the web page and what Script Debugger do you want to use. Here's how to get rid of it.

Mostly these web page bugs won't effect your use of the page, it might but usually they don't. The intrusive 'script debugging' errors are a nuisance. That nuisance is made worse by many of these bugs generated by pop-up web ads. Sometimes the same message comes up again and again for the same web page (one for each separate error)

To stop the script debugging dialog in Internet Explorer:

In Internet Explorer choose Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
Near the top of the long list is the Browsing section.
In that section are two items:
Disable Script Debugging - should be ON
Display a notification about every script error - should be OFF
Click OK to finish.

Finding Content in your Browser

Although you use a search engine to locate information on the Internet, you may often find that you're faced with many pages of text that you must read through to locate the information that you need. Instead of plodding through all that text, just press Ctrl + F and type in the word or phrase that you need to locate. Press Enter to start the page search.
This works in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Netscape 6/7, and Opera 6.

Closing a Browser Window

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 5/6 or Netscape 6/7, you can very easily close the currently active window by pressing Ctrl + W. In fact, since Ctrl + W is a Windows command, you can also use it to close other active windows such as Windows Explorer, My Computer, etc.

To close completely an active application, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape, you can press Alt + F4.

Make Web Text Larger

If you have trouble reading the text on a Web page, you can make it larger and easier to read. To do this, from the View menu, select Text Size (in IE 5 and above) or Fonts (in IE 4). Select the Larger or Largest text size from the list for easier viewing.

Running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 in Kiosk Mode

There are any number of reasons that you might like to run Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 in kiosk mode. Whatever your reason might be for wanting a completely full-screen view with IE6, it's very easy to switch to and from kiosk mode.

To switch to kiosk mode, simply press F11. Now, right-click the toolbar and choose Auto-Hide. Move the mouse cursor away from the top of the window and the toolbar will disappear. To use the toolbar, just move the mouse cursor to the top of the IE window.

To return to standard view, press F11 again. You can also right-click the toolbar and select Auto-Hide again to recover the default toolbar action.

TOP

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly!  Click Here To Get Yours!

See My 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

This One Also Comes With My Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Date of Last Visit in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

If you'd like to know when you, or someone else who uses your computer, last visited a Favorite site, you can easily find out in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. All you have to do is choose Favorites|Organize Favorites.

When the Organize Favorites window opens, click the URL of interest. In the left side of the window, you'll see the date and time of the last visit.

Click Close to dismiss the Organize Favorites window.

Quick Entry in the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Address Bar

When you enter an address into the Microsoft Internet Explorer Address Bar, you don't have to enter the entire address. For example, if you want to navigate to the internetfixes.com site, you can simply type in

internetfixes.com

and instead of pressing Enter, hold down the Ctrl key and press Enter. Microsoft Internet Explorer will fill in the rest of the URL and take you to the site.

TOP

Create Shortcuts to Web Pages

You can create a shortcut to the Web page you are viewing in any of three ways. Drag and drop the icon in the upper left corner of IE to a folder (or onto your desktop); drag and drop the icon that's next to the URL in the Address line to a folder; or right-click a Web page (not on a link or graphic) and choose Create Shortcut.

Making your Browser the Default

If you want to make sure that your favorite browser is the default browser for your system, here's what you do.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, choose Tools | Internet Options. When the Internet Options dialog box opens, click the Programs tab. Select the check box labeled "Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser". Click OK and then restart Microsoft Internet Explorer.

In Netscape 6/7, choose Edit|Preferences. When the dialog opens, click Navigator in the "Category" list. Click Set Default Browser and then click OK to dismiss the dialog box.

In Opera 6, choose File|Preferences. When the dialog opens, click Default Browser and then select the check box labeled "Check if Opera is default browser on startup". Click OK to close the dialog box.

Create custom icons for IE Favorites

As the Web site shortcuts in your Favorites list accumulate, it can be difficult
to differentiate one from another. One way to lessen the problem is to organize
your Favorites list contents into subfolders. However, if you want to make a Web
shortcut really stand out from the rest, you can change its icon.

To do so, click on the Favorites menu and then locate the Web site shortcut
whose icon you'd like to change. Right-click on the Web site shortcut, and then
choose Properties from the resulting shortcut menu. Click the Change Icon button
on the Web Document property sheet, and then choose a new icon from the Change
Icon dialog box. To choose an icon from a different library, click the Browse
button and then locate and select the icon file or library you'd like to use and
click Open.

After you've selected the icon you'd like to apply in the Change Icon dialog
box, click OK to return to the Web Document property sheet, and then click OK to
close it. The icon you selected should now appear next to the corresponding Web
site shortcut in the Favorites menu.

Sending E-mail Quickly in Internet Explorer 6

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you can quickly send e-mail without leaving the browser. Just press Ctrl + O. When the Open dialog box appears, type

mailto:the recipient's e-mail address

and then press Enter. If you want to send mail to more than one recipient, separate the e-mail addresses with commas. For example,

mailto:test@test.com, newtest@test.com, anytest@anytest.com

After you press Enter, your default mail client will open and you can enter your message as usual.

TOP

WE DEPEND ON YOUR DONATIONS
I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

You can view or modify the content of my Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) zones

To access the IE zones, perform the following steps:
1. Start IE.
2. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Select either "Local intranet" or "Trusted sites," then click
Sites.
5. If you click "Local intranet" in Step 4, click Sites, then click
Advanced in the "Local intranet" dialog box to add or remove Web sites
from the trusted zone. If you click "Trusted sites" in Step 4, click
Sites to add or remove Web sites from the trusted zone.
6. After you finish, click Close.
7. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Store information locally

Internet Explorer's off-line browsing capability lets you keep important reference information close at hand. When you want to retain a local copy of a page or site, choose Favorites | Add To Favorites and check Make available offline. Press the Customize button to choose just what you'd like to store and how often to update it.

When you pull down the Favorites menu, you'll see your off-line Favorites marked with a red dot. Choose one and even if you're not connected to the Internet, you'll get whatever portions of the page Internet Explorer had downloaded. You can even follow links, so long as the target pages are also stored locally.

You can update the off-line material on your hard drive by selecting Tools | Synchronize. If you click on a bookmarked item's properties, you can also set a schedule for updates.
Find

TOP

Find Your Missing Address Bar in IE 6

Right-click an empty space on Internet Explorer's toolbar.
Uncheck "Lock the Toolbar."
Right-click an empty space on Internet Explorer's toolbar again.
Check "Address Bar."

While the toolbar is still unlocked, you can move or expand each section of the toolbar. Simply click and drag the gray section dividers. If you still can't see the address bar, look for a gray divider squished on the side of your screen. If you find one, drag it out to see if it's your hidden address bar.

If you still can't see the address bar, somebody may have used the Policy Editor to remove it.

Set Internet Explorer to open in a new window each time you click a link   

Set Internet Explorer to open in a new window each time you click a link.
1. Open IE.
2. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Under the Browsing section uncheck "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts."

Now your current window won't be hijacked once you click a new link.

Categorizing your Favorites

Categorizing your Favorites one at a time using Internet Explorer's Organize Favorites feature can be very tedious. It's much faster to manage the Favorites files directly within Windows Explorer. 

In Windows XP or 2000, go to C:\Documents and Settings\your-username\Favorites. Here, you can view thumbnails (at least for cached pages) by selecting View | Thumbnails. Now just cut and paste or drag and drop files to the places you want them.

Configure your home network

If you have a home network, you'll probably want to configure your firewall so that all your machines are in a trusted zone. Since home networks often assign IP addresses dynamically using DHCP, you'll need to indicate that a whole range of possible IP addresses are trustworthy. 

To tell NPF about your home network, click on Personal Firewall, press the Configure button, choose the Home Networking tab, and either run the wizard or press the Add button.

A successful search using Google can be an interesting experience

"A successful search using Google can be an interesting experience. The key is to use the best possible keywords for the search and to use as few keywords as possible. After you have your initial Google results, if you are lucky or have used these keywords before and know they work, you will find what your looking for on the first Google page of results.

"If you cannot find what you're looking for on the first (or only) page of results, there are three choices to consider:

Use different, or additional, or fewer keywords for a new search:
If your search results appear to have too many different topics of information, remove one or more of the keywords from your search that relate to the more obvious results that you didn't want - even if those keywords seem essential to your search.
If you have more keywords that you didn't use for the first search because you wanted to keep it simple, now would be a good time to use them either for a new search or in place of some keywords you removed. Sometimes your second or third choice of keywords is the right one.
At the bottom of a Google results page is a link to "search within results". Sometimes you can narrow your search down using better keywords that may come to mind after you view the first search results. Just click the link and type in your keywords. No need to repeat the ones you already used.

If there is more than one Google page of results, try clicking the second and then third page and see if you get lucky. Do not waste much time doing this. The odds are greatly diminished if you don't find it on the first couple of pages.

Right-click links (see Hint #3 below) that don't have exactly what you're looking for, but which DO display words that appear to have something similar to what you're searching for, and open them in a new window.
Quite often, you will find a link to what you're looking for on one of these pages.
Just as often, you will discover better keywords to search for on one of these pages.
Almost as often, you will get lost for an hour looking at really interesting stuff you were not originally looking for.

"Hint #1: This one is a no-brainer, and you will kick yourself every time you realize you didn't do it: use a keyword that will obviously always be on the page of information you are looking for. This keyword will have absolutely nothing to do with what you are looking for. Example: If you are searching for a program to download called "cars" and perform a search for "cars," you will get a whole bunch of cars. Red cars, green cars, blue cars, new cars, used cars, 1998 cars, 2000 cars, etc... Now, change your search and use the keywords "cars download" and see what you get. Downloads, all kinds of them, and there is a game called Tiny Cars that you can download. How about that?

"Hint #2a: If you have something you're looking for that has more than one word to describe it, and those words are in the shape of a phrase, try searching with quotes around your phrase with no other keywords present. You may get lucky. For example, if I'm searching for information on my Samsung CDRW, I can get the exact name of it from my system information and search using that exact name. But, I will get search results containing all of the words scattered around, and not just together as they would be if the page had specific information on it regarding my particular make/model. What I'm looking for WILL be in the search results, but I will have to spend an hour clicking page 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc., to find it. In most cases where there is a page of detailed information, it will also have the exact title of what you are looking for. If I put the quotation marks around the title of it, I will be more likely to get the results on my first or second page of search results.

"Hint #2b: The use of quotation marks also applies to error messages. But searching for error messages needs a separate hint. Sometimes taking chunks of a long error message and searching for parts of it that seem to be most specific to the error can provide quick results.

"Here's an example of how I would do a Google search for this error message: 'The error CMDNINST caused a general protection fault in module KRNL386.EXE at 001:00002867'

Try the entire thing first without quotation marks (The error CMDNINST caused a general protection fault in module KRNL386.EXE at 001:00002867)

Try the entire thing enclosed in quotes ("The error CMDNINST caused a general protection fault in module KRNL386.EXE at 001:00002867")

Try the entire thing with some words removed; no quotes. (error CMDNINST caused general protection fault module KRNL386.EXE 001:00002867) or (CMDNINST caused protection fault module KRNL386.EXE)

Try different, completely intact sections of it in quotes
"CMDNINST caused a general protection fault"
"fault in module KRNL386.EXE"
"module KRNL386.EXE at 001:00002867"

Try the idiot numbers that showed up, with and without quotation marks. You might get lucky and find yourself hollering BINGO really loud. (001:00002867 or "001:00002867")

"Hint #3: Always right-click and Open in New Window every link you look at from your search results. This will save you a lot of time. To go back to your search results, just minimize the new window or click the X to close it. But do remember to keep the link window open if there is even the remotest chance you will want to look at it again. By keeping the original search results open in their own pristine window, you will save a lot of time and irritation.

"Hint #4: 'I've got a similar tip along the same vein - ever have a song stuck in your head, but you can't remember what it's called? I just go to Google, enter the whole line of lyric I can remember, enclosed in quotes. I always find a page that's got the whole lyric of the song, and get the title from that.' (Note: I would add that in this case, the keyword you might consider including is "lyrics," used for the same reason I suggest using "download" in hint #1.

"Hint #5: 'Another thing is that Google is so good you can sometimes do away with bookmarks. Just type the name of any major company, software application, TV show, etc., and hit the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' link, and it usually takes you to the official site. I do this from the Google toolbar, so I don't even have to surf to Google first!'

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly!  Click Here To Get Yours!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Stop Debug Issues

These errors are to let programmers know there's a Javascript error on the webpage. There's no reason for you to know about them. Here's how to stop getting these messages in Internet Explorer.

1. Click Tools, Internet Options, and go to the Advanced tab.
2. Under Browsing, check "Disable script debugging."
3. Uncheck "Display a notification about every script error."
4. Click Apply and OK.

Acrobat's pop-under Shall I update? window stalls PDFs from loading in Acrobat Reader and can make it appear that your browser has locked up

Acrobat's pop-under Shall I update? window stalls PDFs from loading in Acrobat Reader and can make it appear that your browser has locked up.

By the time you get fed up, close the browser, and see the update window, you may close it impatiently without noticing the check box that tells Adobe to stop bugging you and a drop-down list to control the frequency of update checks. You can access the same scheduling and notification options from within Acrobat Reader by choosing Preferences from the Edit menu and clicking Update in the list at left (Updates if your'e running Acrobat Reader 6).

TOP

Use Internet Explorer in Offline mode

There are benefits to using HTML pages for publishing company information to your network users. However, you may have users who rarely connect to the network.

If the HTML pages in question are basic, static pages that require no Web server processing, you can copy them to the users' computers when they log in to the network--either as part of a login script, as a manual procedure, or as an e-mail attachment.

Next, create a shortcut to a batch file that starts Internet Explorer and points straight to the page on the disconnected computer without the browser trying to go online. The batch file should contain the following lines:

reg update "hku\.default\software\microsoft\
windows\currentversion\internet settings\globaluseroffline=1"

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe c:\htm_pages\start.htm"

You may have to alter the path to Internet Explorer. The first line forces the browser into Offline mode--regardless of the mode it was closed in--and the second line opens the first page. This provides a good start for a mechanism that makes distribution very simple for users.

TOP

FTP Favorites Workaround

With the advent of Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, I've noticed a change in the way IE 6 displays FTP URLs in the Address bar. Before I installed SP1, I could access an FTP site by using the following URL format: ftp://username: password@ ftp.hostname.com. This method is very convenient for saving FTP sites to your Favorites list. Since SP1, I can still access a site in this way, but as soon as the user name and password are authenticated and the FTP site displays, the user name and password disappear, leaving only the host name in the Address bar. Microsoft has obviously realized that a user name and password sitting in the open during an entire FTP session is a security risk.

The problem is that adding the trimmed FTP address to Favorites saves the host name—with no user name or password. Launching the Favorite will not open the FTP site, and the log-on fails. To work around this problem, type in the URL with the user name and password and copy it to the Clipboard before pressing Enter. Once you've opened the FTP site, save it to your Favorites. Right-click on the item in the Favorites menu and choose Properties. Paste the full URL into the URL field and click on OK. You can now access the FTP site using your Favorites.

Having your user name and password visible in the Address bar is certainly a security problem, but maintaining a Favorites link that logs on automatically is only slightly more secure. If you do implement this tip, be sure to log off any time you leave your desk. Otherwise, you might come back to find the contents of your FTP sites erased and replaced with the latest flock of popular MP3s.

TOP

New Help Form.
I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

See My 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

This One Also Comes With My Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

Restore IE Favorites

Your Internet Explorer Favorites are stored in a folder on your hard drive. In Windows 98 you'll see an Internet Explorer folder with a star on it in your Windows folder. In Win XP you'll find the Favorites folder in the Internet Explorer folder for each user. Back up the Favorites folder. You can also use the Import and Export wizard in the IE File menu to export the folder and back it up.

When you export your IE Favorites, the file is named bookmark.htm, a file any browser can read or import.

When you want to import your file, either copy the files to your IE Favorites folder or launch IE's Import and Export wizard and choose Import.

All of a sudden Internet Explorer started opening up in a tiny window, instead of the full screen. How do I reset it to open in a full window all the time?

Many readers report problems with IE's window sizing. Like its cousin Windows Explorer, IE has a notoriously bad memory for certain things, window sizes among them. Here is a technique that often fixes the problem, though it's not guaranteed. 

First, close all open IE windows, then launch IE again. Right-click on any link and choose Open in New Window. Resize the resulting secondary window to the size you want for all secondary windows.

Now close the window by holding the Shift key and clicking the X icon in its top-right-hand corner. Set the remaining window to the size you want IE to have when initially launched, and close it in the same way. IE should now remember your preferred window sizes. If it forgets after a while, apply this simple fix again.

TOP

Clear the temporary Internet files in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

When you visit a Web page, IE caches the page contents to disk so
that the next time you visit the page, IE can read certain elements
(e.g., images) from the local disk instead of having to download them
again. This functionality also lets you view pages you've looked at
before, even if you're not connected to the Web.

IE stores the files in the \%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files folder (e.g., C:\Documents and Settings\john\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files). Although you can delete the
content directly, which also removes all your cookies, the
Microsoft-supported method is as follows:
1. Go to the Control Panel Internet Options applet (or open IE,
then select Internet Options from the Tools menu).
2. Under the "Temporary Internet files" section on the General tab,
click Delete Files. You can also select the "Delete all offline
content" check box on the Delete Files dialog box to delete offline
files.
3. Click OK to return to the main dialog box.

If you haven't previously deleted the temporary files, the delete
process might be time consuming because it might need to delete
thousands of small files.

  I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly!  Click Here To Get Yours!

Adjust the amount of space that Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) reserves for temporary Internet files

To modify the amount of space that IE uses for temporary files,
perform the following steps:
1. Go to the Control Panel Internet Options applet (or open IE,
then select Internet Options from the Tools menu).
2. Under the "Temporary Internet files" section, click Settings.
3. Under the "Temporary Internet files folder" area, move the
slider or enter the amount of space to use (in megabytes), then click
OK.
4. Click OK to return to the main dialog box.

Including the username and password in a link

There may be times when you want to grant viewers access to a
password-protected site but you don't want them to have to enter
the information in the Password dialog box. Fortunately, you can
include this information directly in the link itself. For
example, let's assume the page www.freelyenter.com/secret.htm is
password protected. Also assume the username is semiprivate and
the password is 48thRg. To include all the information the viewer
would need to successfully enter the site, you would create a
link using the following address:

http://semiprivate:48thRg@www.freelyenter.com/secret.htm

To add a little bit of security to this page, you might opt to
hide the link in the browser's status bar. That way, the username
and password wouldn't be obviously visible in the browser.

Trouble Saving Web Images

There are two common causes.

1. Your Internet Temporary Files folder may be full. Delete the Temporary Internet files.
- Click Tools and Internet Options.
- Go to the General tab and press the Delete Files button.

2. The second cause is more obscure. It can occur if you have "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" selected.
- Click Tools, Options, and go to the Advanced Tab.
- Uncheck the option to load the page over a secure connection (https).

PC Problems? Post Your question!!         57 Vista Run Commands

See My 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

This One Also Comes With My Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

Configure Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to empty the Temporary Internet Files folder when you close the browser

Temporary Internet files are essentially a log of everything you've
viewed on the Web. To clear the Temporary Internet Files folder when
you close the browser, perform the following steps:
1. Open the IE Tools menu, then select Internet Options.
2. Select the Advanced tab.
3. Scroll down to the Security section.
4. Select the "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser
is closed" check box, then click OK.

You can also use the registry to configure IE to empty the Temporary
Internet Files folder upon exiting the browser by performing the
following steps:
1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
2. Navigate to the
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings\Cache registry subkey.
3. Double-click Persistent, set its value to 0, then click OK.
4. Close the registry editor, then start IE for the change to take
effect.

Remember that although you can configure IE to automatically empty the
Temporary Internet Files folder each time you close the browser, your
History log will still list the sites you've visited, so you might
want to also manually clear this setting each time (go to the Tools
menu, select Internet Options, select the General tab, then click
Clear History).

IE Privacy

To get to the IE privacy settings, click Tools, choose Internet Options, and go to the Privacy tab. The Medium level should work for most people. It blocks cookies from first- and third-party sites (ads) that collect personal information without your consent and cookies that don't have a privacy policy IE can recognize. Don't try to override the default settings by clicking the Advanced button.

Go to the Low setting if you're having a lot of problems. If you go to the highest privacy setting, your surfing experience will probably be horrible. It will be like you're going to a site for the first time every time you visit and you won't be able to use message boards that set cookies to track which! threads you read and post.

TOP

If you're annoyed that Internet Explorer tells you when you're switching between secure and insecure websites, disable the notification.

1. Click Tools and choose Internet Options.
2. Go to the Advanced tab.
3. Uncheck "Warn if changing between secure and not secure mode."
4. Click OK.

 

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly!  Click Here To Get Yours!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Make A Donation.

 

Megapixels

 

A megapixel is a million pixels. A pixel is a picture element. It's a dot in a digital image. A 1-megapixel image looks OK at 640x480 on your desktop, but blow it up or print it and the image looks blurry.

If you want to print 5x7 pictures, get a camera with at least 2 megapixels. If you want to print 6x10 images, get at least 3 megapixels. A 6-megapixel camera offers roughly the same resolution as film. You'll also want to make sure any camera you buy has good optics.

 

Launch Multiple URLs

In order to have all three sites appear, you need to change a setting in IE. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu, click the Advanced tab, and uncheck the box titled Reuse windows for launching shortcuts. As for using the JavaScript trick from the previous tip, you definitely can do so as long as the URLs you want to open don't make the batch file lines longer than the command processor accepts. The following batch file launches your three URLs in such a way that each takes about one vertical third of a 1,024-by-768 screen, with a bit left over at the bottom for the taskbar:

start iexplore.exe javascript: resizeTo(1024,240);moveTo(0,0); document.location.href="http://google.com"

start iexplore.exe javascript: resizeTo(1024,240);moveTo(0,240); document.location.href="http://www .internetfixes.com"

start iexplore.exe javascript: resizeTo(1024,240);moveTo(0,480); document.location.href="http:// www .internetfixes.com/customer_support.com"

These three batch file lines wrap dreadfully when formatted for publication, so keep in mind that each begins with start and ends with a URL in quotes.

I discovered an odd problem with this technique on an older Windows 98 system, however. Every time the batch file sent the three commands in rapid succession, IE's Content Advisor kicked in, even though it was clearly turned off. To solve this problem, I introduced a delay of a few seconds between the commands using an old batch file trick: 
The CHOICE command presents an optional prompt and waits for the user to press one of a specified set of keys. It can optionally return a default value after a specified time-out. To get a batch file delay of 5 seconds, insert a line like CHOICE /c:x /t:x,5 between each line that launches a URL. With this addition, the Content Advisor problem disappeared.

Control IE's Initial Size

You can force Internet Explorer to open in whatever size or position you want by going to Tools | Internet Options and entering the following line as the Address in the Homepage panel: javascript: resizeTo(800,600);moveTo(0,0);document.location.href='http://www.internetfixes.com'

Change the size and location to whatever values you prefer, and replace yourhomepage with your actual home page.

You can also control the initial size and position for Favorites menu items. Open the Favorites menu, right-click on an item, and choose Properties. In the URL field, enter the JavaScript command shown above, specify the size and position you want, replace the homepage with the item's original URL, and click on OK. IE will complain The protocol "javascript" does not have a registered program. Do you want to keep this target anyway? Click on Yes. Now this Favorite will open at the size and position you prefer.

TOP

Control Internet Explorer's Window Size

You may find that Internet Explorer opens at a peculiar size—too small, too large, too narrow. When you open a link in a new window, that window's size may also be wrong.

To control the size of primary and secondary IE windows, start by closing all IE windows. Then launch IE, right-click on any link, and choose Open in New Window. Size the secondary window the way you want all such windows to be. Now close it by clicking on the X icon at the top-right corner while holding down the Shift key. Repeat this for the primary window that remains. You may have to repeat the process from time to time.

If you always want your home page to open in precisely the same size and position, you can add a little JavaScript to the home page URL. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu and edit the Address line in the Home Page panel so it looks something like this: javascript:resizeTo(1024,400); moveTo(0,0);document.location.href='http://www.internetfixes.com'.

Replace www.internetfixes.com with your own home page (if you insist). You can also edit any Favorite in the same way. Right-click on the item in the Favorites menu and choose Properties. In the URL field, enter a command like the one above. When you click on OK,IE will tell you there's a problem and ask whether you want to proceed anyway. Click on Yes.

New Help Form.

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

Force Internet Explorer to open links in new browser windows.

When you click a hyperlink in Word or Outlook, the webpage opens in a new IE window -- unless you already have a window open. Then the new link replaces what's currently open in the browser window.

In IE
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu.
3. Go to the Advanced tab.
4. Under Browsing, uncheck "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts."
5. Click OK.

Registry tweak

Before making any changes to your registry, back it up in case you make a mistake.
Open Registry Editor by clicking Start and Run and typing "regedit" (without quotes).
Go to registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
Look for value AllowWindowReuse. If you can't find the value, create a DWORD value for it.
Set the Data Value to 0 for "Do not reuse window." (A setting of 1 specifies "Reuse window.")

Exit the registry and reboot for your changes to take effect.

Lock Down Internet Explorer

The best way to do this is with the content advisor in Internet Explorer.

1. Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu.
2. Go to the Content tab.
3. Click Enable.
4. Specify which sites you want to allow without a supervisor password. Make it the site for your gym and none other.

Add custom icons to your IE Favorites

As the Web site shortcuts in your Favorites list accumulate, it
can be difficult to differentiate one from another. One way to
lessen the problem is to organize your Favorites list contents
into subfolders. However, if you want to make a Web shortcut
really stand out from the rest, you can change its icon.

To do so, click on the Favorites menu and then locate the Web
site shortcut whose icon you'd like to change. Right-click on the
Web site shortcut, and then choose Properties from the resulting
shortcut menu. Click the Change Icon button on the Web Document
property sheet, and then choose a new icon from the Change Icon
dialog box. To choose an icon from a different library, click the
Browse button, and then locate and select the icon file or
library you'd like to use and click Open. After you've selected
the icon you'd like to apply in the Change Icon dialog box, click
OK to return to the Web Document property sheet, and then click
OK to close it. The icon you selected should now appear next to
the corresponding Web site shortcut in the Favorites menu.

Faster Web Addressing

Instead of typing "http://www" and ".com," type your keyword, such as "internetfixes" (without quotes), in Internet Explorer's address bar, and press Ctrl and Enter. IE will add the prefix and suffix and whisk you off to the website you want to visit.

TOP

Search Internet Explorer Favorites

You don't have to search for the Favorites folder; you can reach it from the Favorites menu. Click on Favorites in Internet Explorer's main menu, right-click on any submenu, and select Open in the context menu that appears. This will open the subfolder corresponding to that submenu in Windows Explorer. Click on the Up button in the Windows Explorer toolbar to select the Favorites folder itself. Then drag the Favorites folder from Windows Explorer's Address bar to IE's Links toolbar.

When you click on the shortcut in Links, the Favorites folder will open in Windows Explorer. Pressing F3 invokes the standard Search dialog, and you can launch the found favorite by double-clicking on it.
Enlarge IE Fonts First, select a larger font by clicking View, Text Size, and selecting a larger size. Now change your font to something a little more screen-friendly.

1. Click Tools, Internet Options, and go to the General tab.
2. Click the Font button.
3. Select something a little more legible, such as Georgia, and click OK.
4. If you're still having trouble seeing what's on your screen, tell IE to ignore the website designer's specified formatting.
5. While you're still on the General tab, click the Accessibility button.
6. Check "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages."
7. Click OK.
8. Click OK to exit the dialog box.

Remember Sites Your Visited  

To quickly add a website to your favorites, just right-click anywhere on the site you're visiting and select "Add to Favorites." This works in Netscape and Explorer.

Improve browser speed and performance by clearing Internet Explorer's cache.

1. Go to the Tools Menu.
2. Select Internet Options.
3. In the General tab, click the Delete Files button.
4. When the confirmation message appears, click OK.
5. Click OK again to close the Internet Options dialog box.

TOP

Alphabetize IE Favorites

Click on Favorites.
Right-click anywhere in the list of your Favorites.
Select Sort by Name.

Get the Links folder in Internet Explorer's Favorites to stop coming back after you delete it.

As you've noticed, simply deleting the Links folder is pointless, because Internet Explorer re-creates it. 

To block the reanimation of that folder, launch REGEDIT from the Start menu's Run dialog. Navigate to the key HKEY_ CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Internet Explorer\Toolbar. In REGEDIT's right-hand pane, find a String value named LinksFolderName and rename it to NOT_LinksFolderName (so you can easily reverse this change if you wish). 

Now right-click on the right-hand pane, choose New | String value, and name the new value LinksFolderName, leaving its data blank. When you delete the Links folder one final time, IE will not re-create it.

Note: Always back up your registry before making any changes to it.

Site Index

PC Problems? Post Your question!!

Get My Windows XP and More Newsletter that comes out Weekly! 

Click Here To Get Yours!

See My 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

This One Also Comes With My Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

I have added Two More Microsoft Access 2000 Searchable Databases with Tips For Download.  11/27/2010

 

Get My New Microsoft Windows How-To Tips Package!!

New Help Form.

 

WE DEPEND ON YOUR DONATIONS           Official PayPal Seal

 Hit Counter   

All products mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to the Webmaster.
Copyright © 1999-2009  Internet Fixes. All rights reserved. 
Legal Disclaimer