How to Disable the Zoom Level Option in Internet Explorer?

One of our readers wrote asking me how to disable the zoom feature in Internet Explorer, as the zoom level in Internet Explorer changes when the CTRL key is accidentally pressed when scrolling a webpage using mouse. Sometimes this does happen to me as well, and the only workaround that I know is to disable the zoom level feature altogether. This also prevents you from changing the zoom level via the View menu in Internet Explorer. If you don’t use the zoom feature in IE, go ahead with this registry edit.Read more

How to Disable Adobe Flash Animations For All But White-Listed Sites in Internet Explorer 8

You can disable Adobe Flash animations in websites by disabling the Adobe Shockwave Flash Object using the Manage Add-ons dialog in Internet Explorer, or by setting a "kill-bit" in the registry. What if you want to enable Flash animations by default on a handful of sites (whitelist) but not on other sites? In Internet Explorer 7, only the developer of an ActiveX control could configure it as a per-site control, using the SiteLock ActiveX Control Template. In Internet Explorer 8, it’s possible for an end-user to enable ActiveX Controls on a per-site basis, via the Manage Add-ons dialog.Read more

How to Disable Start Navigation or the Clicking Sound in Internet Explorer

The Start Navigation sound can be sometimes annoying. We understand that the clicking sound is generated when you click a hyperlink in Internet Explorer. That’s obvious! Have you wondered why the clicking sound is generated even though you don’t click on a link? It could be possible that the page you’re viewing is set to refresh automatically after some time. But that’s not the only action that triggers the Start Navigation sound event.Read more

Register Internet Explorer (InPrivate) with Default Programs in Windows 7 and Vista

InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer 8 helps prevent your browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser, leaving no evidence of your browsing or search history. We covered InPrivate browsing in our previous articles which our readers found useful. Here is an utility which adds Internet Explorer (InPrivate) entry to the Default Programs applet in Windows Vista and Windows 7.Read more

BlockThisSite Menu Extension for Internet Explorer

Did you accidentally land on a bad site when browsing the Web? While it’s advisable to close bad websites immediately, you can quickly block that particular site before closing it so that you don’t visit that site in future. This can be done using the BlockThisSite Internet Explorer Menu Extension that I’ve created. The extension works by automatically adding an entry to the HOSTS file for each site you block.Read more