Configure Internet Explorer 8 To Open Or Load Websites In Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode

Configure Internet Explorer 8 To Open Or Load Websites In Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode

Microsoft offers IE8 which is a new version of Windows Internet Explorer that replaces the old IE7 version. However, it has been noticed that the new version IE8 has a number of compatibility issues. The main complaint related to IE8 includes frequent freeze, hang or crash issues while browsing or sometimes while opening a new tab.  

The cause of this issue is the rendering engine in IE8 which behaves in a different manner as compared to IE7. In IE8, by default the rendering engine used is IE8 standards mode which might not be compatible with some of the websites, thus causing problems while loading them.

However, to resolve this compatibility issue related to IE8, Microsoft offers webmasters with a Meta element which they can choose to put on their web pages so as to open or load the web pages in Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode.

From time to time, Microsoft also updates the IE8 compatibility/ incompatibility list which includes all the websites which are compatible/ incompatible with Internet Explorer 8. But, not all incompatible websites use the Meta tag offered by Microsoft. Some of the websites might not load efficiently on Internet Explorer 8 if they are unable to comply with the stringent browser protocols.

Therefore, it is better to make necessary configurations in Internet Explorer 8 so as to open or load all websites in Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode. In IE8, you can easily identify whether a website needs to be loaded in compatibility view or not, as for such websites, IE8 displays a small “broken paper” like icon towards the end of URL/ address bar.

To reduce the possibility of browser crashes in IE8, you need to display all websites in Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View mode which would automatically open web pages in Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode. To turn on or enable the Compatibility View mode in IE8 for displaying all websites, follow the below mentioned steps.

  1. You need to click on the “Tools” menu and then select the option “Compatibility View Settings”.
  2. Within the dialog box that appears, check or tick the checkbox corresponding to the option that allows you to display all the websites or web pages in Compatibility View mode.
  3. Finally, close the dialog box after you finish.


Once you have done this, all websites in IE8 will open in Compatibility View mode i.e. in Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode.

Configure Your Keyboard To Control Cursor Movements In Windows Vista

Configure Your Keyboard To Control Cursor Movements In Windows Vista

Most of us are very much dependent on the mouse for controlling the cursor on GUI (Graphical User Interface) of our PC. Have you ever thought of controlling the cursor movements without using a mouse? You might like to give it a thought to prevent yourself from being stuck in the middle of an important task due to some problem with your mouse.

However, if you are a Windows Vista user, you need not worry as Vista allows you to configure your keyboard and control the movements of the cursor using numeric keys. Although, you won’t be as comfortable as you are while using a mouse, it is certainly a trick worth learning as it would definitely help incase of an emergency.


You need to use the below mentioned steps.

  • Click on the “Start” button to open the Start Menu. Go to “Control Panel” and open “Ease of Access”.
  • Click on the option that helps you in making the use of mouse easier.
  • Check or tick the checkbox corresponding to the option for turning on mouse keys. Now, click on the link that allows you to set mouse keys.
  • You will be prompted with a window in which you can configure or set the mouse keys as per your preference. The window includes various options such as turning on mouse keys, setting pointer speed, configuring whether the mouse keys should be used when the NUM LOCK is ON or OFF, etc.

Configuring Google Mail To Download, Transfer Mails From Hotmail Through POP3

Configuring Google Mail To Download, Transfer Mails From Hotmail Through POP3

Hotmail, at last has officially announced POP3 supporting feature’s addition for its users. Even though it will not be made available for all countries in the world, a hack can allow all its users to utilize its POP3 feature. This hack can immediately turn on and initiate POP3 support, even if a user is not registered.

Users from all countries can utilize this feature without registering at the launch. Once this feature is enabled, all your email, messages can be quickly downloaded to Gmail’s Inbox through POP3 communications protocol. Now user has to count on certain time-consuming processes to transfer messages from Hotmail to Google mail.

Tip: Before starting the linking process, set up Hotmail’s POP3 feature.

Steps to follow in order to set, configure Google mail to download e-mails from MSN’s Hotmail account

  1. Sign-in to the Google mail Account.
  2. Select the Settings option which is provided in the right side.
  3. Click on the “Accounts” tab.
  4. Select a hyper-link named “add another mail account” from get mails from other accounts division.
  5. Type in the Hotmail’s “e-mail address” in the popped page. The mailing address should follow the format [email protected] Now go to next step by clicking on the “Next Step” button.
  6. Set up the settings for a Hotmail user account with the values provided below:
  7. Click on the Check box for enabling SSL, named as “Always utilize a secure SSL connection when retrieving mails”.
  8. Few more options which are not mandatory, and can be set are as follows:
    • Storing a copy of a retrieved message on this server.
    • Labeling all incoming contents, messages with certain identities like moving it to folders.
    • Archiving the incoming messages excluding Inbox. 
  9. Select a button named “Add Account: when completed.
  10. A user is given the liberty to make a choice of selecting mail service provider. One can use either Gmail or other mail service providers to send /receive mails. To utilize this option one has to complete a wizard, verify and confirm by sending the confirmation link to Hotmail’s Inbox. This appears in the Gmail’s Inbox afterwards. POP3 initiates the retrieval and downloading of all mails received in Hotmail’s Inbox to Gmail’s Inbox.
  11. Mails received in MSN’s Hotmail will be recovered, downloaded & shifted to Gmail’s Inbox automatically without any intervention.

How Can I Add Additional Mailboxes In Outlook Express

Adding an Extra E-mail Account in Outlook Express

An increasing clutter in your Outlook Express mailbox might cause you to think of options of reducing the clutter. One option is to add another mail account in Outlook Express. However, setting up an additional account in this application is not as trivial as you would think it to be. It involves several steps and a lot of information entering. The steps given below will guide you through the process in a simple and detailed manner – so that you are ready with the new account in Outlook Express in no time.

  1. Launch Outlook Express.
  2. Next, navigate to the Tools -> Accounts option.
  3. In the Internet Accounts window that pops up, click on the Add button to the right, and then select the Mail option from the drop-down list.
  4. On doing this, a wizard pops up, that will guide you through the process of adding an extra e-mail account. The first thing you are required to enter is your name.
  5. Enter your name and click on Next.
  6. After this, you are required to enter your email address in the form [email protected]. Enter this and click on Next.
  7. Next, you will have to enter the incoming and outgoing mail server details – entering which you are to again click on Next.
  8. Finally, you will have to enter you account username and password details – and then you have to click on Next.
  9. You will then come across a message saying that your account has been successfully added to Outlook Express and that you have to click on Finish to complete the process.
  10. Click on Finish, and then Click on Close in the Internet Accounts dialog.

That is all that you have to do – your e-mail account will be accessible from the Outlook Express application after this procedure.