Disabling the Clicking Sound in Internet Explorer

June 13, 2008

Some people get really irritated with the constant clicking noise that Internet Explorer makes when navigating through web pages by clicking links. If you want to turn this clicking noise off, it’s pretty easy to do.

  • Go to ‘Control Panel’
  • Double-click on the ‘Sounds and Audio Devices’ control panel
  • Click the Sounds tab.
  • Scroll down in the ‘Program events’ list until you find the ‘Windows Explorer’ section, then highlight ‘Start Navigation.’
  • Change the ‘Sounds’ drop down menu at the bottom of the dialog to ‘(None).’
  • Press the OK button when done.

source:

http://windowstipoftheday.blogspot.com/2005/07/disabling-clicking-sound-in-internet.html 

 


Synch folders between machines

June 1, 2008

Windows XP still includes Briefcase it’s long in the tooth and bit old fashioned. If you want something more recent check out Microsoft’s SyncToy and online beta Folder Share. And if you’re looking for something non-Microsoft based chcek out Allway Sync

Source: http://revision3.com/tekzilla/


Back Up Internet Explorer Favourites

May 19, 2008

To back-up your Internet Explorer favourites list,

1. In Internet Explorer, left-click ‘File‘, then ‘Import and Export

2. Click ‘next‘, then ‘export favorites‘, then ‘next‘, then ‘next again

3. click the ‘browse‘ button to choose where to store the Favorites file (html)

4.  Click ‘finish‘.

5. Now make sure to move that file to your back-up location, or you’re likely to lose it.


Enable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) in Internet Explorer 7

May 16, 2007

Because browsers can host plug-in extensibility, security settings within the browser can make plug-ins fail. This is why in Internet Explorer 7 Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is off by default. Two of the most well-known and commonly used browser plug-ins, the Adobe Acrobat/Reader browser helper object and the Adobe Flash Player, now run when DEP is enabled. You can enable DEP by navigating to the following dialog and checking the highlighted option shown below (note, you must elevated to admin first, otherwise the option is grayed out).

source: techguylabs.com


Autocomplete In Internet Explorer

September 18, 2006

1. Click Tools.
2. Click Internet Options.
3. Go to the Content tab.
4. Click the AutoComplete button.
5. Under “Use AutoComplete for,” check “User names and passwords on forms” and “Prompt me to save passwords.”
6. Click OK.


Can’t open Internet Explorer’s Options menu

September 9, 2006

This is something a System Administrator can do with gpedit.msc – but some anti-spyware programs can, too. For example, Spybot Search & Destroy with the integrated Browser Helper tool. You could fix this with a registry edit, but the best solution is to reinstall Spybot – it’s a good and useful program. Make sure the Browser Helper blocker is set to notify you and all will be well.
You can also change this with a RegEdit. Read this article at WinGuides.


Animations (.gifs,etc) won’t work on web pages

September 8, 2006

Try this

1. Go to Tools
2. Choose Internet Options
3. Go to the Advanced tab
4. Go to the Multimedia section
5. Make sure the checkbox for “Play animations in web pages” is checked.
6. You should now be able to view the animations correctly.

If that does not work, check your software firewall or anti-virus product, as some have settings that can change the way web pages are viewed.