Change Default View Source Editor From Notepad To Other Text Editors In IE
When you click on “View Source” tab in the Internet Explorer, the source will be released by means of notepad as default viewer. However, we all know hat the Notepad is not an excellent viewer or editor since it displays only the simple text. If you want to modify the default text editor instead of notepad to some other new text editor like Microsoft FrontPage, now you can get it done easily using the following way.
Following are the couple of ways, and by using either of them, you can modify the IE default viewer to view source:
1. Changing the default viewer by means of View Source Editor
- Go to the website http://www.iconico.com/viewSourceEditor/ and download the file named as “View Source Editor”
- Just open and run the application file. You will be prompted with a pop up window, it shows your existing default viewer
- Alter the default viewer via browsing to some other advanced viewer selection. You can run the .exe application directly at any time you want
2. Modification of the registry key
- Click Start open Run, and then type regedit.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->Software -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer
- Generate a sub key as “View Source Editor” below the Internet Explorer
- Make a sub key, named as “Editor” and name it below View Source Editor
- Modify Default value of the Editor Name to D:\Tools\Notepad2\abc.exe (abc is an exemplar of viewer name).
On the other hand, you can generate the file of the registry key and perform it to make the sub keys as stated over. In a notepad, you need to copy and paste the codes that are given below and save the file as default_viewer.reg.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name]
To execute the process, just double click on the default_viewer.reg file.
Find Text or Words in Web Pages By Getting Firefox Style Find Bar in Internet Explorer with Google Toolbar 5
The browser Internet Explorer has been made with the feature to find / search and locate text on web pages in a quite primitive way. Although “Ctrl+F shortcut” is present, the command “Find on this Page” is awkwardly hard to access. In addition, the Find dialog box utilized in IE 6 and IE 7 (it seems to be continuing in IE 8) has limited in search functionality and it is not user friendly.
The Internet fans that make use of Firefox web browser before will definitely miss the Find bar in Mozilla Firefox. The Find toolbar does not acquire various screen spaces, and also it doesn’t cover or hide any element of the webpage. It has new functionalities to easily create finding or searching of words on web pages. The users, who currently use beta version of Google Toolbar 6, Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 respectively, have the choice to change the Find dialog box into Find bar.
Using this Find bar, user may well search for phrases or words and can promptly place and highlight key across each and every page. The Google Toolbar Find bar is can be turned on by just clicking on “Find” button on Google Toolbar, otherwise press Ctrl+F keyboard buttons.
If in case the Find bar doesn’t get activated, follow the outlines to turn on and enable the feature Find bar:
- First click on the wrench icon present on your Toolbar.
- Next, click on the tab “Tools” which is in ‘Toolbar Options’ window.
- Uncheck the checkbox Find bar.
- Hit the Save button.
Google Toolbar 6 has been improved and added number of features, which are custom buttons, provided with the gadget support, Google Notebook integration, synchronized Google Toolbar settings, improved AutoFill, suggestions for navigation errors, Browse by Name and Web History.
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Get Multiple Internet Explorer Versions on your PC
Internet Explorer does not have the feature to allow users to install and use its multiple versions. Whenever a new version is installed, the new IE overwrites the existing version. In this way none of the previous versions can coexist. This is useful for daily users who just utilize IE for net surfing. However, the web developers might find the need to have multiple versions to carry out a few testing or to update some features.
Getting Multiple IE versions in the same PC is very simple, owing to the Multiple IE solutions. Multiple IE is a freeware and an executable file which has IE 3.0, IE 4.01, IE 5.01, IE 5.5, and IE 6.0, and the latest versions too. All these versions are available in one package and after installing this, all the versions of IE will be installed in your computer simultaneously.
If you desire not to have any particular version you can always uncheck it before installation. After installation you can run any version of IE from the start menu. To make it convenient for you to recognize which version of IE is running, the version is displayed on the title bar.
Windows XP is the only Operating System that supports the Multiple IE.
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Enhance Internet Explorer with the new IEPlus 1.1.1
The recently released IEPlus 1.1.1 is a well-designed add-on for the Microsoft Internet Explorer, and has been created with the express interest of enhancing your internet experience. This add-on builds up on the standard interface of the Internet Explorer (IE) – to make your browsing safer, easier, and more convenient. Some of the features supported are: the super drag-and-drop that lets you drag a link on to a new tab, closing of a tab on double-clicking, ad/popup blockers, mouse gestures, and a host of other plug-ins.
Besides the above, several new features have been incorporated in this version. This include – your own customized search engine, a mask layer that hides flash content and lets you view flash by clicking on it, improvements on the page translation, ad-blocker, and auto-scroll plug-ins, and improved user interface. Further, a few handy touch-ups are there – such as automatic activation of ActiveX controls, complete exporting/importing of configuration settings, directing to home page on double-clicking the last tab, and inclusion of filter rules that are content based. Moreover, the mouse gesture, hotkey, and configuration files for plug-in management have all been merged into the IEPlus.ini file in this version.
However, anyone who has used IEPlus will know of the frequent bugs and errors that come with it. Some of the previous bugs that have been fixed in this version are – the SysFader error, the bug that caused IE crash due to double-clicking on the last tab, the bug that caused IE crash because of ClickBlock, and the bug that prevented showing of menu when you click the IEPlus button.
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