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Adding search providers to IE7 Part Deux

August 19th 2006

Those who know me well know that I am very cautious about recommending sites.  That being said, William North of Next Venture Partners contacted back at the end of July asking me to check out an OpenSeach site that they had developed and launched, and asking me if I’d be interested in publicising the site […]

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KB article IEB2 and B3 – common support issues

August 19th 2006

Common support issues that occur with Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 and Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920082/en-us

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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Uninstaller Kit is available for download

August 18th 2006

There has been a regularly recurring problem with users being unable to remove IE7 Beta 2 because their uninstall directory is missing.  These people were forced to either keep IE7 Beta 2 or source uninstall directories from elsewhere.  I have always said that it is dangerous to source system files from third party sources because […]

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Windows Live Safety Scanner now available worldwide

August 16th 2006

http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm Please, be careful with the Registry scanner.  It has been known to break things.  Don’t run it if you are just curious and don’t have problems.

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Lucky Japan – they get Jesper

August 16th 2006

That’s right folks. Jesper will be presenting in Japan at TechEd. http://blogs.technet.com/jesper_johansson/archive/2006/08/16/447195.aspx

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When is spyware not spyware – considering the scandal around movieworld.com and related sites

August 15th 2006

It has been reported at atg.wa.gov.au that Attorney General McKenna has sued Movieland.com and Associates for what it calls “spyware”:http://www.atg.wa.gov/releases/2006/rel_Movieland_Spyware_Lawsuit_081406.html The full complaint, complete with screenshots, can be read here:http://www.atg.wa.gov/releases/2006/Documents/MovielandComplaint8-14-06.pdf Now, I must say at the outset, that the behavior exhibited by the software being distributed by Digital Enterprises (trading as Movieland.com; Alchemy Communications, of […]

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Fix: Internet Explorer 7 is stuck at the first run welcome page

August 14th 2006

Sometimes IE7 will be stuck at the Welcome page (http://runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx ) that appears the first time IE7 is run.  Attempts to revert to the normal home page may fail: Some possible causes of this problem are: 1)  The Welcome page does not load completely for whatever reason. 2)  Scripting has been disabled (note: blocking ActiveX […]

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IE7 and beyond.. what changes, improvements or additions would you like to see?

August 14th 2006

For various reasons I have been pondering usability in IE7 and beyond, and considering how I would like to see things change, if I had the chance.  Here is my list: 1)       More contrast in color between active and non active tabs. 2)      An ability to move the tabs to bottom or side of screen […]

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Jesper has announced his new blog’s home

August 13th 2006

Yay – Jesper’s has announced his new bloghttp://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/ Susan Bradley, aka Mom, aka SBS Diva, who is the force behind msmvps.com, is also the force behind the new msinfluentials.com blog site.  Gaining a berth at msinfluentials will be by invitation only, so you can expect that only the best will be in there (heck, how can be […]

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Jesper won’t be at TechEd Australia, New Zealand or Japan

August 12th 2006

He’s being “prevented” from speaking.  That suckshttp://blogs.technet.com/jesper_johansson/archive/2006/08/12/446247.aspx Jesper says “I have unfortunately been prevented from speaking at TechEd” and “I cannot express how terrible I feel about this”. Michael says Jesper is “now not able to make it”.  If somebody has told Jesper that he is no longer allowed to present at TechEd, then that […]

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