|Use smooth scrolling||Unchecked||Irritating, jerky scrolling, or do something logical and fast.|
|Show friendly URLs||Unchecked||Show brain dead file names with all useful information removed, or show the real URL.|
|Use Autocomplete||Unchecked||It is very irritaing for the computer to add extra characters as you type.|
Show Document Date
(Using File/Properties, IE 5 shows a random date, not the date the document was changed. For instance, on a test file, the change date was 2-16-01, File/Properties showed 7-20-01, and the date I tested it was 6-29-01. Well, that's worthless.)
These features can be disabled via
In general, cookies are safe. They are just text files and there is no way for them to harm your system. However, each one uses 64K on your hard disk and they provide a mechanism for companies to store and retrieve personal data about you. If you have cookies turned off, then you normally can't buy things over the internet.
(Netscape cookies only use ~100 bytes each.)
Viewing a Link's URL
|Netscape 3.x||Very good|
|Netscape Communicator 4.05||Almost enough, so so|
|IE 3.02||Very good - the best possible - the entire lower status bar|
|IE 4.40||Totally worthless - about 20 characters|
|IE 4.72||Totally worthless - about 20 characters|
|IE 5.0||Pretty good - about 70 characters (70% of the status bar)|
Freeware with a few bugs
Well, there has to be a way!!)
I opened the registry and searched for Outlook. Suprise, all 3 of those options are listed under
Well ... this created all the correct keys, and Netscape xxx now shows up as a possible email client, but some of the data did not import! I had to manually add all the data associated with the 2 command keys and with the DefaultIcon key!
The registry entry tied to
Using the following Windows Explorer menu selection
|Netscape||"C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\netscape.exe" %1
Partial solution - Opens both Navigator and Compose
"C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\netscape.exe" -mail
|Exchange||rundll32.exe url.dll,MailToProtocolHandler %l
|MS Outlook||"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE" -c IPM.Note /m "%1"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE" Outlook:Inbox
|Outlook Express||"C:\PROGRAM FILES\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\MSIMN.EXE" /mailurl:%1
"C:\PROGRAM FILES\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\MSIMN.EXE" /mail
Temporary Files are NEVER Deleted
IE 5 Configuration
Hey, if you want to change the defaults (a fairly user hostile action), at least be a little friendly about it and tell me what you changed, and how to change it back.
IE 5 Friendly (Worthless) Error Messages
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ ErrorThresholdsThese values can be over-ridden in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, or disabled via Control Panel / Internet Options / Advanced / Show friendly HTTP error messages.
IE 5 Uses Only One Window
Hey! That isn't how IE 4 works (or any other existing browser).
I right clicked the files and there was no option to simply open a new browser window. (More frustrating, user hostile performance.)
The solution is to select Tools / Internet Options / Advanced and uncheck Reuse windows for launching shortcuts.
Well, this wasn't so obvious since I was clicking on files, NOT shortcuts.
This way, you can configure 2 options and select the one you want by right clicking the file. (Be sure to name them logically.)
Windows 98, IE 5.50 Action: "C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\iexplore.exe" DDE Message: [ViewFolder("%l","%l",%S)] Application: Folders Topic: AppProperties
Well, IE 5 added a very irritating click to these user actions. You can disable it via Control Panel / Sounds and set the Windows Explorer / Start Navigation event to none.
For more info, click here.
Apparently, with the most recent version of IE 5 (actually IE 4 may also do some of this), your computer regularly tries to go out and look for stuff on the internet.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q154/3/59.asp Pretty complete description of registry entries and Microsoft command line options.