Monday, February 28, 2011

How to Work Offline in IE8

There are times when you need to view the content of a website while your computer is not connected to the internet. To do that, you need to Work Offline. This tutorial shows how to do this in Internet Explorer 8.On Internet Explorer's File menu is a "Work Offline" item that toggles Internet Explorer between online and offline modes of operation. 
When Internet Explorer is set to the offline mode, clicking on hyperlinks and updating channels that refer to online content causes a dialog box to appear asking if Internet Explorer should connect to the network to download the requested content. If the connection is made, Internet Explorer will automatically change from offline mode to online mode for the remainder of the session or until you reselect Work Offline.

Steps to Follow
  • Click the File menu

Saturday, February 26, 2011

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer Add-Ons

Uninstalling Internet Explorer Add-Ons

Many people use Internet Explorer as their default browser. If you're one of them, you may have installed a few add-ons and toolbars that you now want to remove. You may not need the add-ons at all, or they may not work as well as you thought they would. These add-ons could also be taking up too much of your computer screen. It's time to get rid of them.

  • Open Internet Explorer on your computer. Make sure no other programs are running.
  • Click on the "Tools" button at the top of your Internet Explorer page.

Friday, February 25, 2011

How to change the language settings in Internet Explorer

You can choose your preferred language in your browser's settings. You can even choose multiple languages. These settings are used by many websites to automatically display webpages in your preferred languages. This site, for instance, looks to welcome visitors in any of over 100 languages.
One of the reasons for this is that, of those people who speak English, only one quarter of them do so as first language. That three quarters of those who speak English understand other languages better, is increasing leading to websites providing content in multiple languages.

To change the language setting in Internet Explorer follows this procedure

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on the Tools menu
  • Click Internet Options

Set IE to Not Print Web Site Backgrounds and Colors

In an effort to save on ink, Internet Explorer will by default not print the background color and background picture of a web page. It will also print from websites in black and white, but this is a setting you can change from the Print dialog itself, without having to modify your current Internet Explorer print settings. As far as printing background color and image goes though, you do need to customize your internet options, and we'll explain how to proceed in this article - only a couple of clicks allow you to print web pages in their full colors!

Steps To Follow

  • Open the IE
  • Go to Tools

Optimize Internet Explorer - IE Care

IE Care is an easy to use tool for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It offers repairing and cleaning functionality, and a so called IE security shield as an additional feature, but more about that later.

The program displays three tabs in the main interface on startup that lead to Repair, Cleaning And Security related settings.

Both the repair and cleaning section display various items with checkboxes for easy selection. The repair options for instance include fixing the Internet Explorer homepage, restoring the IE search engine, restoring the context menu in the Windows Shell or repairing the source option under the view menu.

Each option can be selected separately, and IE Care will furthermore auto check entries that it believes are in need of repair.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

How to enable Automatic Crash Recovery

Automatic Crash Recovery (ACR) is a feature of Windows Internet Explorer 8 that can help to prevent the loss of work and productivity in the unlikely event of the browser crashing or hanging. The ACR feature takes advantage of the Loosely-Coupled Internet Explorer feature to provide new crash recovery capabilities, such as tab recovery, which will minimize interruptions to users’ browsing sessions. Part of making people more productive is helping to protect them from losing their work. Nearly everyone at some time has experienced work loss and knows the frustrations associated with losing important data.

Disable Changing Home Page Settings

The Home page specified on the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box is the default Web page that Internet Explorer loads whenever it is run.

If you enable this policy setting, a user cannot set a custom default home page. You must specify which default home page should load on the user machine. For machines with Internet Explorer 7 or higher, the home page can be set within this policy to override other home page policies.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the Home page box is enabled and users can choose their own home page.

Disable Changing IE’s Home Page Settings

  • Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to enable Web Slices

Web Slices is a new feature in Internet Explorer 8, enabling websites to connect to their users by subscribing to content directly within a webpage. Web Slices behave just like feeds where clients can subscribe to get updates and notify users of changes. The idea is that web sites that traffic in constantly updating information, such as weather, stock, or online auctions, can provide the option for users to select the section of the page containing that information and save it in the favorites bar. If Web Slices are available on the page, a notification icon will appear when you mouseover the content.

Magnification of Web Pages

Reading the small fonts and seeing images on web pages has always been a bit of an issue for people with low vision. This has becoming an increasingly significant issue as computer screen resolutions have been rising, making the fonts smaller than the web authors intended.

Magnification of Web Pages

Reading the small fonts and seeing images on web pages has always been a bit of an issue for people with low vision. This has becoming an increasingly significant issue as computer screen resolutions have been rising, making the fonts smaller than the web authors intended.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How to Change Default IE Text Colors

Changing the colour scheme of text involves changing text color (foreground) and/or the page color (background). This can help many computer users by reducing glare and therefore reducing eye fatigue and headaches. It can also help people who are sensitive to certain colors or can not easily read text in a black on white format

How to Empty Temporary Files when IE Closed

The Temporary Internet Files (or cache) folder contains Web page content that is stored on your hard disk for quick viewing. This cache permits Internet Explorer or MSN Explorer to download only the content that has changed since you last viewed a Web page, instead of downloading all the content for a page every time it is displayed.

  • Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  • Open Internet Options in the Control Panel.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Internet Explorer error "connection timed out" when server does not respond:

When you connect to a Web site that runs for a while before it returns information to Internet Explorer, you may receive one of the following error messages.
·         Error message 1: Microsoft Internet Explorer error 10060 connection timed out.
·         Error message 2: Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site <Web address>. The operation timed out.
·         Error message 3: The page cannot be displayed. Cannot find server or DNS Error.

How to Enable and Disable AutoComplete in Internet Explorer

AutoComplete is a feature, which enables Internet Explorer to automatically fill in a web address or a username/password combination in a form when it recognizes such information based on your typing of a partial entry. It can save your typing, especially if you frequently visit the same site or reenter the same information in forms. However, it could also cause some safe problem, if someone else uses your PC. The feature can be enabled / disabled by modifying a preference in Internet Explorer.

Steps to Follow

  • Launch your Internet Explorer.

  • Go to "Tools" -> "Internet Options".

How to add websites to safe list

In order to protect the security of the Internet, Microsoft Internet Explorer provides a filtering function. Sometimes, innocent Web pages get caught up in the filters by Internet Explorer, and you need to mark them as "safe" before you can visit them or allow them to add cookies to your computer. Here I teach you how to add site to safe list. Solution

  • Open the Internet Explorer, click Tools --> Internet Options.

Friday, February 18, 2011

How to Run Multiple Download sessions in Internet Explorer

By default, Windows Internet Explorer limits the number of files that you can download at one time. For example, Internet Explorer 8 limits the number to six at one time. In fact, you can increase the limited number to 10 by modifying a registry key.

Steps to Follow

1. Press "Win + R", type in "regedit". Click "OK" to start "Registry Editor".

2. Locate the following key in the registry:

How to Delete Addresses in the URL Bar

When you type something in the IE address bar, You can see that the content that you had previously entered will automatically appear in the drop-down list. This is very convenient for searching the same content again, but it may disclose your privacy.

Steps To Follow

1.Manual Cleaning

  • Click Start -- Run, type regedit and click OK.

  • Locate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedUrls, you can see the addresses in the right window.

How to fix Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close

Have you ever been browsing the Internet using IE happily until all of a sudden you get this error “Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close” error message, after which IE completely shuts down and you lose all of your tabs along with any forms you might have been filling out? This has not happened to be even once, but it happened all the time with Internet Explorer.

 Steps To Follow

1.      Open IE, go to Tools, Internet Options, and clear out the temporary Internet files. Click Delete All and choose the option to delete all offline content also. In case you downloaded some executable file that is causing the problem, this will remove it.

Error 403 Access Denied/Forbidden error message

Let us see how to fix Error 403 Access Denied/Forbidden error message when trying to access the Windows Update Web site
1.      Disable Security, Download Assistant, or Web Accelerator Software:
·        Disable any third party software that fits a description in the following list:
·        Ad Removal programs
·        Web Accelerators
·        Download Assistants
·        Security software such as "At Guard" or "Net Zip"
·        Antivirus Software

   Try to connect to the Windows Update site. If you still cannot connect, try the next resolution.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

How to Add RSS Feed to Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer supports live RSS feeds. When you visit a site with an RSS feed, the RSS feed icon will become active by turning red, which means that you can add the RSS feed to Internet Explorer.

  • Go to a page with an RSS feed. Click on the RSS feed icon shown in "Command Bar".

  • Internet Explorer will take you to a new page. Click on "Subscribe to this feed".

How to Uninstall, Disable or Delete Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7

If you do not want to have IE8 in your Windows 7, we can easily turn off that from the PC

How to disable auto refresh page in IE

Auto refreshing the pages in IE eats up a lot of bandwidth. This situation may disturb you when you have a limited bandwidth network. This guide will show you how to disable auto refresh page in IE.

  • Click Tools menu  on IE, then choose Internet Options.

How to Fix IE When It Will Only Show Https Sites.

Sometimes, after downloading software, or after the expiration of your anti virus software, or after a Virus infection, Internet Explorer will mysteriously only work when going to an https site and will not go to any http sites.

Steps to Follow

       Method 1

  • Open up Internet Explorer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to Change Your Internet Explorer Home Page

  • Open Internet Explorer 
  • Click “Tools”>“Internet Options.” >“General” tab.
  • If the webpage you want to set as your Internet Explorer homepage is currently open, click the “Use Current” button under “Home Page.”

How to Change a Search Provider on Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer's pre-installed search box lets search the web without having to visit a search engine. The search box is also customizable. Yahoo, AOL, Google and Bing are just a few of the popular search providers you may want to use. With Internet Explorer, you can use any search provider.

  • Open Internet Explorer. Closely look at the Internet Explorer search box to find the downward arrow. Click on the arrow.

How to Disable Internet Explorer Script Error

An Internet Explorer Script Error occurs when your Internet Explorer experiences difficulties running a client side script from a website. If you are possibly running a pop up killer of some kind which closes the pop up too quickly this causes the script of the website to fail and thus giving you the error for this.
You have some sort of spyware or adware infection that tries to launch something such as a popup but causes script errors. By disabling the debug feature, you can eliminate the possibility of getting script error messages while you are online. Just follow the simple steps to disable the error message.

Steps to Follow

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Toolbar menu > Tools.

How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer

If you have experienced trouble logging into some of your favorite web sites.That could be caused by the new cookies permissions set in Internet Explorer .Learn how to enable cookies and set permissions on your favorite web sites to accept cookies.

Steps to Follow

·        Open IE

·        Select Internet Options from the Tools menu at the top.

·        Now on the option screen select the Privacy tab.

·        Make sure the slider is not set to “Block All Cookies”.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Oops the Link is Broken!

1.      If this happens when trying to access any specific website, add the website to trusted zone.
·       Go the Website you want to add to a zone.
·       Press ALT+D to select the Web address, and press CTRL+C to copy it to the Windows Clipboard.
·       This saves you from having to type it later.

·       On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
·       Click the Security tab, and then click the Trusted sites.
·       Click the Sites button. See step 5 in the image below.

How to fix "Page cannot be displayed "error in IE

1. To check your network activity in the Network and Sharing Center - verify network connection is on:

·         Network and Sharing Center is where you get a bird's eye view of your machine's relationship with the network. Access the Window's Network Sharing Center feature by clicking on the "Start" icon located on the bottom left of your screen. Click "Control Panel" and select "Network and Sharing Center.

How to fix website redirection in Internet Explorer.

It is a very frustrating and common issue that internet explorer redirects to  website that are not choosen  by the user.This type of problem  is usually caused by a virus or a spyware or a malware that infected the computer.

Steps to Follow

1. Run Antivirus/Anti malware Softwares

The best thing to do if you are experiencing unintended redirect issues in Internet Explorer is to first ensure that you have an antivirus program running, and that it has been updated recently with latest virus definitions. If the problem is still present after running your antivirus program, you should move on to applications that specifically target spyware and malware( For example: Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwarebytes)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 and Its Security Options

 Internet Explorer  9 will only run in Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. It’s currently in beta phase. To those who tried or currently using IE 9, you are aware already of the new design and feature improvements but for those planning or wanting to know what is the new security options in the upcoming and new version of Internet Explorer or what to do with IE 9 security settings.

How to fix if the "Mail" button is missing in IE

You can customize the toolbar to add or remove icons, including the mail icon

  • Right-click the Star icon in the IE window
  • Choose Customize Command Bar

Saturday, February 12, 2011

How to Fix Error "IE 6 Open with Blank Page"

When you try to connect to website by using Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 6 with Service Pack 1 ,it may open with blank page, instead of web site. The issue occurs because; some dll's didn’t register themselves during system update.

Steps to Follow

1. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> and register the following dll's by using regsvr32 command:

How to Open Ms Office Files in Internet Explorer

Sometimes when you click a link to a Ms Office file, It will automatically open it in internet explorer instead of in relevant software in Ms Office. The following will show you how to fix it.As there are many types of software in MS Office, here we just use Microsoft Word as an example. The rest we can do in the same way.

How to Stop Internet Explorer from Downloading Files Automatically

It's annoying and also not safe if your Internet Explorer downloads files automatically. Turn off this function so that you will be prompt for the authorization to download the file.

Steps to Follow

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Go to "Tools" -> "Internet Options". This will open an "Internet Options" window

  • Switch to "security" tab. Make sure "Internet" zone is highlighted. Click on "Custom level". A "Security Settings" window will open up.

  • Scroll down to the "Downloads" section and select "Disable" underneath "Automatic prompting for file downloads

  • Click "OK" to close the window.