Internet Explorer 9 “Only Secure Content is Displayed”
Nov17

Internet Explorer 9 “Only Secure Content is Displayed”

KB ID 0000502 Dtd 07/09/11 Problem I was trying to do some online VMware training today, and this was really annoying me, every link I clicked up it came. Popup: Only secure content is displayed – What’s the risk? – Show all content Eventually after clicking show all content (A LOT) I could take no more, and had to disable it. Solution Warning: There’s a sound reason for this, over https all traffic is...

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Internet Explorer 9 – Disable the Pop-up Blocker
Nov17

Internet Explorer 9 – Disable the Pop-up Blocker

KB ID 0000514 Dtd 27/09/11 Problem I don’t usually use IE, so when I was asked how to do this I didn’t have the answer to hand. Solution 1. Whilst you have IE open > Locate the small "Cog" icon (top right). 2. From the menu presented choose "Internet Options". 3. Select the "Privacy" tab and locate the "Turn on Pop-up blocker" option, and ensure it is NOT selected > Apply >...

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IE Crashes when you click a Drop Down Box
Nov17

IE Crashes when you click a Drop Down Box

KB ID 0000022 Dtd 06/02/09 Problem When working online usually within a form, clicking a drop down box causes IE to Crash And restart. Solution Note: This solution is for PC’s with HP Protect tools / Credential Manager installed 1. Start > Run > appwiz.cpl {enter}. 2. Locate the "HP Protect Tools Security Manager suite." 3. This is what needs to be uninstalled however if you try you may see the following error,...

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Hide IE connections Tab
Nov17

Hide IE connections Tab

KB ID 0000016 Dtd 19/11/08 Problem You want to remove or disable the Internet Explorer Connections Tab. Solution Hide IE connections Tab via Registry Key 1. Start > Run > regedit {Enter} 2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Control Panel 3. In the right hand pane Locate the DWORD called ConnectionsTab 4. Set Value to 1 (One) for Disabled or 0 (Zero) to enable. Hide IE connections Tab via...

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Disable Internet Explorer Welcome Screen
Nov17

Disable Internet Explorer Welcome Screen

KB ID 0000175 Dtd 02/02/10 Problem On a home PC, the welcome screen is not so bad, but in a corporate environment where users move round a lot, this popping up every time you log onto a new machine can get quite annoying.   Solution You have two options, Option 1: The simplest way in a domain is to disable it via group policy. You can find the relevant group policy at Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >...

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Defining / Locking and Managing Proxy Settings
Nov17

Defining / Locking and Managing Proxy Settings

KB ID 0000181 Dtd 16/02/10 Problem If you have a proxy server at your corporate/home location, then there a few methods you can use to ensure that your clients use it. Before you start running though this, remember if you have a proxy server then it’s common sense that your firewall/router will block web access for your clients, and only allow the Proxy server (and any other servers/machines) that need direct web access out. If...

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