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Enable/Disable the “AutoComplete” option in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer uses the option "AutoComplete" to remember the typed text in a web form or a URL. You can disable or enable this option.

Using Internet Explorer URL Protocol Prefixes.

Internet Explorer uses URL protocol prefixes in the address bar to detect the right protocol when accessing a website. If you type an incomplete syntax to access a website, Internet Explorer will try to complete it.

“Online Support” option in Internet Explorer can be linked to different websites.

Microsoft defaults the "Online Support" link in Internet Explorer Help menu to its support page. This setting lets you change the URL of the link to any other website.

Create your own animation logo and set the toolbar image.

This tweak lets you replace the animation logo of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.

Change the Internet Explorer source editor.

Internet Explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. By default, it launches "Notepad" when trying to view the source. However, you can make use of your favorite Text or HTML editor in place of "Notepad". This setting enables you to change the "Source Editor".

Customize the title of Internet Explorer window.

With this setting, you can customize the title of the Internet Explorer window.

Change the name of “Windows Update” option in Internet Explorer's “Tools” menu.

This setting lets you change the text of “Windows Update” option on the Internet Explorer “Tools” menu to a customized string.

Remove Internet Explorer Cache/Temporary Internet Files.

This setting enables you to clear the entire Internet Explorer Cache (Temporary Internet Files).

Remove Cookies from Internet Explorer.

You can clear all the cookie files stored on your computer through this setting.

Remove Internet Explorer Typed URL History.

When you type any URL/website address in the address bar of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer will cache this URL in the folder "Temporary Internet Files". This setting enables you to remove the cache of Internet Explorer.

Clear the search arguments list from Search Results window.

This setting allows you to clear the drop-down list created while trying to find a file or folder.

Set default download path of Internet Explorer.

This tweak lets you specify the default path for the downloaded files.

Move Internet Explorer favorites folder to new location.

If you use web pages very often with Internet Explorer, you can save these web pages to your favorite folder, so that you can access these web pages later directly. You can move over to some other location through this setting.

Move Internet Explorer cookies folder to new location.

This setting enables you to change the default location of cookies folder.

Change default location of Internet Explorer history folder.

This setting lets you change the default location of history folder of Internet Explorer to some other location.

Turn off “Close” option in Internet Explorer.

You can control some features and behaviors of Internet Explorer. One of them is to disable the “Close” option.

Disable context menu in Internet Explorer web pages.

Some features and behaviors of Internet Explorer can be controlled by the user. One of them is to disable the context menu which appears in Internet Explorer web pages.

Block “Internet Options” dialog in Internet Explorer.

You can stop some of the features of Internet Explorer from functioning. One of the features that you can block is the “Internet Options” dialog on the “Tools” menu.

Remove the “Save As” option in Internet Explorer.

You can take control over some features of Internet Explorer. One of them is to remove the “Save As” option in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Favorites” in Internet Explorer.

You can remove the “Favorites” menu and disable the “Favorites” button in Internet Explorer.

Restrict the launch of new window from “File” menu in Internet Explorer.

You can control some features and behaviors of Internet Explorer. One of them is to prevent the launch of new window from “File” menu in Internet Explorer.

Turn off “Open” dialog in Internet Explorer.

You can turn off the launch of “Open” dialog in Internet Explorer.

Disable search option using “F3” button in Internet Explorer.

In Internet Explorer, the “F3” keystroke adds a Search panel to the left of the screen. This setting can make “F3” keystroke ineffective and restrict it from launching the Search panel.

Disable navigation buttons in Internet Explorer toolbar.

Internet Explorer toolbar displays navigation buttons to access already visited web pages. This setting can disable the use of these buttons.

Disable the new window option in “File” menu of Internet Explorer.

You can control some features and behaviors of Internet Explorer. One of them is to disable the new window option in Internet Explorer.

Remove printing functions from Internet Explorer.

This setting can control the printing functions in Internet Explorer. You can remove the “Print” and “Print Preview” options from the “File” menu as well as stop these icons from functioning from the toolbar.

Restrict saving a file from the “File Download” dialog on a website.

You can control some features and behaviors of Internet Explorer. One of them is to turn off the file saving command while initiating the file download process on any website, through Internet Explorer.

Disable “Full Screen” mode in Internet Explorer.

If you press the “F11” key or select “Full Screen” option in “View” menu, you can switch to “Full Screen” mode. This setting can disable this feature of Internet Explorer.

Restrict viewing “Source” of a webpage in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. With this setting, you can turn off the option to view the source.

Disable the “Mail and News” item in “Tools” menu of Internet Explorer.

The option to access your default e-mail program is incorporated in Internet Explorer. The “Mail and News” item in the “Tools” menu of Internet Explorer will launch the default e-mail program. With this setting, you can disable access to this item.

Hide Help menu items in Internet Explorer.

You can hide the Help menu items in the Internet Explorer with this setting.

Hide the Help menu item “For Netscape Users” in Internet Explorer.

This setting can hide working knowledge tips for Netscape users by removing the Internet Explorer’s Help menu item "For Netscape Users".

Hide the Internet Explorer Help menu item “Send Feedback”.

This setting enables you to hide the Internet Explorer’s Help menu item “Send Feedback”.

Hide the Internet Explorer Help menu item “Tip of the Day”.

This setting enables you to hide the Internet Explorer’s Help menu item “Tip of the Day”.

Hide menu item “Tour” from Help menu.

This setting disables the tutorial part of help menu in Internet Explorer.

Restrict changes on “Advanced” tab in Internet Explorer.

This setting restricts you to make any change on the "Advanced" tab of Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Restrict changes to Automatic Configuration in Internet Explorer

This setting prevents making changes to automatic configuration in connections tab of Internet Options.

Restrict changes to Temporary Files settings in Internet Explorer

This setting prevents you from making changes to Temporary File settings in General tab of Internet Options.

Disable changes to Security Certificates

This setting prevents you from making changes to Security Certificates in Content tab of Internet Options.

Prevent changes to Contacts List

This setting prevents you from making changes to Calender and Contacts List in Programs tab of Internet Options.

Prevent changes to default Web browser settings

This tweak restricts you to make changes to the default browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Disable color changes in Internet Explorer.

This setting prevents the background and text color changes of a Web page in Internet Explorer.

Disable font changes in Internet Explorer and text documents.

This setting disables you to make changes in fonts displayed on Web pages and text documents. that do not have a specified text font.

Prevent changes to Internet Explorer history period

This setting disables you to make changes in history settings in General tab of Internet Explorer.

Disable changes to home page settings in general tab in Internet Explorer

This setting lets you disable any changes made to home page settings in general tab of Internet Options.

Disable language changes in general tab of Internet Explorer

This setting disables making any changes in the language option in general tab of Internet Explorer.

Disable changes in links option in general tab in Internet Explorer

This setting disables making any change in links in general tab of Internet Options dialog.

Disable changing the default programs Windows uses for messaging service.

This setting can disable the facility to change the program Windows automatically uses for each Internet service in Internet Explorer.

Disable changes to user profile in Internet Explorer.

This setting can disable changes to user profile using Profile Assistant setting in Internet Explorer.

Disable changes to Internet proxy settings.

This setting permits you to disable changes to proxy settings in the Connections tab of Internet Option dialog in Internet Explorer.

Disable changes to content ratings in Internet Explorer.

Ratings helps you to control the Internet content that can be viewed on your computer. This setting can disable this option in Internet Explorer.

Disable changes to wallet settings.

This setting disables changes to Microsoft wallet settings in contents tab of Internet options on Internet Explorer.

Disable all options under “Accessibility” in Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to disable all options under “Accessibility” in General tab of Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Remove “General” tab from Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to remove “General” tab from Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Security” tab from Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to remove “Security” tab from Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Content” tab from Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to remove “Content” tab from Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Connections” tab from Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to remove “Connections” tab from Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Programs” tab from Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to remove “Programs” tab from Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Privacy” tab from Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to remove “Privacy” tab from Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Advanced” tab from Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to remove “Advanced” tab from Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Prevent changes to personal security certificates configured in Internet Explorer.

This setting can disable the “Certificates” feature in Content tab of Internet Options dialog box, which withdraws the facility to make changes in the security certificate configuration.

Prevent changes to Web site security certificates configured in Internet Explorer.

This setting can disable the “Certificates” feature in Content tab of Internet Options dialog box, which withdraws the facility to make changes in the security certificate configuration.

Prevent changes to publisher’s security certificates configured in Internet Explorer.

This setting can disable the “Publisher’s” feature in Content tab of Internet Options dialog box, which withdraws the facility to make changes in the publisher’s security certificate authentication list (Trusted/Untrusted).

Prevent changing security levels in Internet Explorer.

This setting enables you to prevent changing security levels for Internet or Local Intranet zone in the “Security” tab of Internet Options in Internet Explorer.

Prevent adding Web sites in security zones of Internet Explorer.

This setting prohibits you from adding Web sites either in “Trusted Sites” or “Restricted Sites” list in the “Security” tab of Internet Options dialog box in Internet Explorer.

Prevent changes to privacy settings in “Privacy” tab in Internet Explorer.

This setting enables you to prevent changes to privacy settings in “Privacy” tab of Internet Options in Internet Explorer.

Disable auto complete for forms in “Content” tab in Internet Explorer.

This setting allows you to disable auto complete for forms in the “Content” tab of Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Prevent auto completion of username and password in Internet Explorer.

This setting prevents you from opting to auto complete username and passwords on Web forms available in “Content” tab of Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Disable Internet connection wizard in “Connections” tab in Internet Explorer.

This setting can disable the Internet connection wizard to configure dial-up connection in “Connections” tab of Internet Options dialog.

Prevent deletion of Internet history.

This setting prevents you from deleting Internet history or applying other relative settings in Internet Explorer.

Prevent adding up of Internet connections in Internet Explorer.

This setting prevents you to make changes in Internet access connection settings in the “Connections” tab of Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.

Disable the option to reset the default Internet Explorer settings.

This setting disables the option to reset the default Internet Explorer settings for you home and search pages.

Search process shortened by typing in Internet Explorer address bar.

An address bar search is a quick search instated in Internet Explorer address bar. As a default feature, users’ call search engines to look for information on any subject. With address bar search, users can directly pass the argument to search, in the address bar of the browser, and evade the step of calling search engines.

Change the Search Assistant URL in Internet Explorer.

This setting enables you to change MSN search page to a different URL of your choice.

Restrictions about URLs in Internet Explorer Disabled.

This setting enables you to control the running of scripts during website page display.

Remove password caching in Internet Explorer.

This setting removes the option to save password while connecting to Internet or to a website that requires username and password to login.

Disable Check for Internet Explorer Updates

This setting disables checking for new version updates.

Disable install-on-demand for Internet Explorer

This setting disables you to install Microsoft approved add-ons to have better display of web page.

Enable Installation of Third Party Components

This setting enables you to install third party components like Shockwave of Macromedia and My Comet Cursor.

Set periodic interval to check for Internet Explorer updates.

This setting enables you to control how often Internet Explorer checks for a newer version.

Change homepage URL in Internet Explorer.

This setting can change existing homepage URL with the desired in Internet Explorer.

Set First Home Page URL in Internet Explorer.

Homepage is a website URL that is loaded as soon as Internet Explorer starts. But, with this setting the homepage URL is loaded only for the first time the browser is launched.

Change default homepage URL in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer calls Microsoft’s website when the default homepage URL is loaded with the browser. This setting can change the default homepage URL with the desired.

Disable the display of fully qualified URL in Internet Explorer.

This setting enables you to control the display of fully qualified URL when you hover the mouse over a link in Internet Explorer.

Enable full screen display of Internet Explorer.

This setting enables you to run Internet Explorer in full screen mode.

Customize the title of Internet Explorer window. (For Windows 98/Me).

With this setting, you can customize the window title of Internet Explorer.

Restrict viewing source in Internet Explorer (For Windows 98/Me).

Internet Explorer gives the option to view the source of a webpage. With this setting, you can turn off the function to view the source.

Disable the ability to change toolbar selection status in Internet Explorer.

This setting can turn off the function to activate/deactivate toolbars in Internet Explorer. It prevents users from messing with toolbars by changing their selections regularly in Internet Explorer.

Hide Standard toolbar in Internet Explorer (For All Users).

This setting hides the Standard toolbar in Internet Explorer. It prevents users from messing with toolbars by changing their selections regularly in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Address Bar” from Internet Explorer.

This setting can disable the “Address Bar” from being shown in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Links” toolbar from Internet Explorer browser window.

This setting can disable the “Links” toolbar from being shown in Internet Explorer.

Turn off the “Synchronize” menu item in Internet Explorer.

This setting turns off the functionality of the menu item “Synchronize”, on the “Tools” menu of Internet Explorer.

Disable the ability to customize toolbar in Internet Explorer (For Current User).

This setting prevents you from determining which icons should appear in the Internet Explorer Standard toolbars.

Disable the ability to customize toolbar in Internet Explorer (For All Users).

This setting prevents you from changing which icons should appear in the Internet Explorer Standard toolbars.

Disable toolbars list in Internet Explorer (For Current User).

This setting can disable the toolbars list that is available in “Toolbars” sub-menu of “View” menu in Internet Explorer. It prevents users from messing with the toolbar display.

Disable toolbars list in Internet Explorer (For All Users).

This setting can disable the toolbars list that is available in “Toolbars” sub-menu of “View” menu in Internet Explorer. It prevents users from messing with the toolbar display.

Set your toolbar icons of Internet Explorer to small size

This setting enables you to customize the size (Small or Large) of the icons used for the toolbar of Internet Explorer.

Disable the expanding of the menu item “New” in Internet Explorer (For Current User).

This setting can reduce the default list of sub-menu item “New” in Internet Explorer to a single-sized option list “New Window”, which can open a new Internet Explorer window.

Disable the expanding of the menu item “New” in Internet Explorer (For All Users).

This setting can reduce the default list of sub-menu item “New” in Internet Explorer to a single-sized option list “New Window”, which can open a new Internet Explorer window.

Disable the ability to change toolbar selection status in Internet Explorer (For Current User).

This setting can turn off the function to activate/deactivate toolbars in Internet Explorer. It prevents users from messing with toolbars by changing their selections regularly in Internet Explorer.

Hide Standard toolbar in Internet Explorer (For Current User).

This setting hides the Standard toolbar in Internet Explorer. It prevents users from messing with toolbars by changing their selections regularly in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Address Bar” from Internet Explorer (For Current User).

This setting can disable the “Address Bar” from being shown in Internet Explorer.

Remove “Links” toolbar from Internet Explorer browser window (For Current User).

This setting can disable the “Links” toolbar from being shown in Internet Explorer.

Turn off the “Synchronize” menu item in Internet Explorer (For All Users).

This setting turns off the functionality of the menu item “Synchronize”, on the “Tools” menu of Internet Explorer.

Enable auto complete mode

This tweak lets you control the automatic text completion feature of Windows explorer.

Use default HTML Editor in Internet Explorer.

This tweak can show the default HTML Editor icon on Internet Explorer toolbar, even when the HTML file is created using various Microsoft Office applications.

Open Web pages in new Internet Explorer window.

By using this tweak you can force Windows to open new instance of Internet Explorer each time.

Hide “Links” folder from Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer persistently creates a Links folder on the Favorites menu, this tweak allows you to remove it.

Change the installation folder of ActiveX control.

The downloaded ActiveX control makes a folder in Windows directory to install the ActiveX files. This tweak allows you to change the default installation location of these files.

Disable Floating Toolbar in Internet Explorer.

This tweak enable or disables the floating toolbar that appears in Internet Explorer allowing an image to be Saved, E-mailed, or Printed.

Launch Internet Explorer windows as separate processes.

This setting specifies whether a new process is created for each instance of Internet Explorer that you start. This can prevent one instance of Explorer from affecting other instances if it stops responding.

Remove Windows Messenger from Internet Explorer.

By using this tweak you can remove the integration of Windows Messenger into Internet Explorer. It will remove both the toolbar icon and Tools menu item.

Disable script debugging in Internet Explorer.

This tweak lets you control the use of the Internet Explorer script debugging functions.

Disable download notification in Internet Explorer.

This setting is used to disable download completion notification in Internet Explorer.

Change the navigation sound in Internet Explorer.

This setting lets you change or remove Internet Explorer navigation sound.

Unlock the Internet Explorer toolbars.

This setting allows you to unlock the Internet Explorer toolbars and position them.

Disable Internet access on proxy settings.

This setting restricts changes to proxy settings in the Connections tab of Internet Option dialog in Internet Explorer.

Make Favorites to use IntelliMenus.

Internet Explorer has a feature that automatically hides site that are rarely visited from the Favorites menu. But a click on the arrow shows all the items in the menu. This setting allows you to enable IntelliMenu feature with Favorites.

Hide “Go” button in Internet Explorer.

This tweak lets you to hide the "Go" button from the Internet Explorer's Address bar.

Dont show friendly HTTP error messages.

Internet Explorer displays a friendly error message rather than the messages from web server. This tweak makes the browser to display the messages from Web server.

Position Internet Explorer to default location.

This tweak makes sure your browser window opens at the default position.

Disable image resizing in Internet Explorer.

This tweak allows to deactivate the automatic resizing of images in Internet Explorer.

Expand the Add Favorites dialog box in Internet Explorer.

This setting controls whether the expanded dialog box should be shown when a website URL is added to the Internet Explorer favorites.

Enable user given style sheets in Internet Explorer

This tweak lets you enable user given style sheets in Internet Explorer.

Turn-off import and export of Internet Explorer settings.

Disable import and export of Internet Explorer cookies and favorites.

Set the Internet Explorer toolbar image.

This tweak lets you set the Internet Explorer toolbar background image.

Disable automatically installing Web components.

This tweak lets you to automatically install Web components to display the page properly.

Disable playing animations on Web Pages

This tweak lets you disable the feature play animations in web pages.

Disable playing sounds in Web pages.

This tweak lets you disable playing of sounds in Web pages.

Disable playing videos online on Web pages.

This tweak lets you disable playing videos on Web pages.

Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid.

This tweak lets you run the software or install it even if the signature is invalid.

Allow running of active content from CDs on user machines.

This setting allows active content from CDs to run on user machines.

Enable checking revocation of server certificate.

This tweak lets you check for server certificate revocation.

Disable signature verification of downloaded programs.

This setting enable check for signatures on downloaded programs.

Enable saving encrypted pages to disk.

This tweak lets you enable saving encrypted pages to disk.

Enable Status Bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.

Show Status Bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer in Windows XP SP-2.

 
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