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RSS feed synchronisation: On or off

August 29th 2006 in Uncategorized

By default, RSS Feed synchronsation is disabled in IE7.

This is a good thing, because RSS Feeds will continue to synchronise even if Internet Explorer 7 is shut down.


I prefer that RSS Feed synchronisation be disabled on corporate networks – not only for bandwidth reasons, but because RSS is already proving to be a bit of a distraction and productivity sapper.  If the user wants to update his or her feeds there are two options.  Right click any Feed and select “Refresh All” or, if you are using Beta 2 or older (why haven’t you updated yet, if you are still running that build?) then you can run the following command: msfeedssync forcesync

If IEAK is available to you, you can use that to disable background feed synchronisation.  You can get the IEAK here:


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100% reproducible.  Try to install IE7 RC1 using a different user account to that which was used to install the previous build of IE7 and the installer goes boom.
The fix? Log in as the original user and you’re good to go.

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