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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

How to put IE7 menu back on top, and hide that new search box

Microsoft did a pretty bold move in removing the user's freedom of choosing where we want our address bar and menu displayed, and forcing their search box to be displayed. Fortunately there are some ways around that change: some registery tweaks.

To put the IE7 menu back on top: create a .reg file with this content:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]"ITBar7Position"=dword:00000001

To revert back the change:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser] "ITBar7Position"=dword:00000000

To hide that extra search box they added, that is redundant if you already have, say... the Google toolbar:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InfoDelivery\Restrictions]"NoSearchBox"=dword:00000001

To bring it back on:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InfoDelivery\Restrictions]"NoSearchBox"=dword:00000000

To allow 16 simultaneous connections (that improves speed of downloading pages:)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000010"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:0000010...

Hope this helps you too ;-)

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