Internet Explorer 5
Q--So What is New In Internet Explorer 5?
A--Although it looks like little has changed when you first look at
your new Internet Explorer 5, delve a little bit deeper and you will find
a number of great enhancements. Here are just a few: Better control over
favorites, faster browsing, improved Outlook Express, improved toolbars,
better HTML and CSS support, Install on demand components and a radio
Q--Will the websites that I have designed still look
ok in Internet Explorer 5?
A--The majority of websites will work fine in Internet Explorer 5, but
there may be a few that look a bit iffy with images misplaced and CSS
slightly off center.
Q--Hey what's happened to the channel bar?
A--Channels are now displayed in the favorites bar in Internet
Q--Have the minimum requirements increased?
A--They remain the same. Internet Explorer 5 is much faster than the
previous version of IE in terms of loading time, but the size of the
browser and added components like Media Player 6.0 can add to the
Q--How do I now add new components to Internet
A--Simple once you know how. Click on Control Panel | Add/Remove
Programs and then select Internet Explorer 5. Follow the instructions from
Q--Will Internet Explorer 5 Install over Windows 98?
A--Yes! Internet Explorer 5 updates the Windows 98 browser and shell
with this new version.
Q--What's this Customize option all about?
A--You can now choose to add or remove almost any component from
Internet Explorer 5 ranging from Dynamic Binding to the large 4+mbs Java
Q--Does Internet Explorer 5 really offer faster speed
A--The simple answer is yes.
Q--I can't notice any shell changes, what's going on?
A--Microsoft have decided to keep Shell changes to a minimum in
Internet Explorer 5.
Q--Are there any places I can go for Internet
Explorer 5 Tips?
A--Yes, check out our main page.
Over the coming weeks they will fill with Internet Explorer 5 tips.
Q--After installing IE 5 my Start Menu has
changed--is there anyway i can get rid of the scrolling arrows and go back
to the old settings?
A--There is no option to go back at this time.
Q--Can Internet Explorer 5 coexist with Internet
A--For the first time ever - Yes. Here is what you need to do, make
sure you do a clean install of Internet Explorer 5 over your previous
version of Internet Explorer 4.*. When you start setup, select the CUSTOM
install and then click on the ADVANCED tab, the option for compatibility
mode is there.
Q--The "click" - "bonk" sound
that IE5 makes every time I click on a link is getting to me. How do I
turn it off?
A--Open up control panel and go to SOUNDS. The two sounds you are
looking to remove are under WINDOWS EXPLORER and are Complete Navigation
and Start Navigation.
Q--Where are the Cookie options in Internet Explorer
A--Cookie options have a new home in Tools | Internet Options |
Security tab - you'll have to choose Custom and click the Settings button.
Q--Has the problem with images not being displayed if
you use GetRight been fixed in this release?
A--Yes! The problem with GetRight has been fixed since the beta 2
release of Internet Explorer 5.
Q--Internet Explorer 5 keeps asking me if I want to
close the connection every single time I close the browser. How do I stop
A--Open Internet Explorer. On your toolbar at the top you'll find
Tools. Click on it and select Internet options. Select the tab that says:
Connections. Along the right is the Settings button (make sure your
internet provider is highlighted in the "Dial-Up Settings"
section). Hit the Settings button. Along the right of this screen is the
Advanced button. Click it. You should see "Disconnect when all
Internet applications exit"--now, uncheck the box there.
Q--Where can I post bug reports if I am not an
official beta tester?
A--Just follow this link to the Public
Beta Bug Report Form that is on Microsoft.com.
Q--Why does MSHTML.DLL keep crashing when I use
Internet Explorer 4/5?
A--As the file name says, MSHTML.DLL controls many of the layout and HTML
processing functions of Internet Explorer, including stylesheets (CSS),
Outlook Express etc. The cause of this problem may be that the file is
damaged or corrupted. The resolution depends on what kind of system you
have and whether or not you have Active Desktop enabled. To get full,
complete answers, We recommend checking out the Knowledge Base Article
Q--I don't have the Radio option on my toolbar, how
do I get it?
A--You must have the new version of Windows Media Player installed before
this option will come up. Once it is installed, you just click on View
| Toolbars | Radio.
Q--How do I keep the Radio Option on the toolbar?
A--Open Internet Explorer 5 and click on Tools
| Internet options | Advanced tab and scroll down and then select 'Always
Show Radio Bar'.
Q--I've cleared out my history folder but
AutoComplete still shows up some websites. How do I stop it?
A--Click on Tools | Internet
Options | Content | Auto Complete and take it from there.
Q--How do I switch off AutoComplete?
A--Go to Control Panel/Internet Options, then to the Content tab.
Click on the AutoComplete button
Q--When I click on the address bar, it sometimes
takes around 10-15 seconds to open its drop down menu, what is going on?
A--For some unknown reason, if you have an FTP site address on your
address bar when you click to get the drop down menu on your screen,
Internet Explorer 5 likes to try and connect to that site to see if it is
available, thus causing a painful waiting time. No fix is currently
Q--I have installed Windows 98 over Internet Explorer
5, now I can't uninstall Internet Explorer 5 - What is wrong?
A--Either manually uninstall IE5 or delete the IE5 migration DLL before
reinstalling Windows 98 (this will get you back to IE 4.01 sp1 that came
with Win98. However Outlook Express will no longer function, and you will
have to manually delete 5 Outlook Express files to get it to work also.)
Please see KB article Q222564 for details.
Q---I've loaded up my favorites, what has changed
since Internet Explorer 4?
A---There are a number of important and useful changes to the way
Internet Explorer 5 handles and deals with Favorites. Check out our
Internet Explorer 5 section to learn more.
Q--How can I sort my Favorites by name fast?
A--Click START and then move to your favorites folder, right click one
of your favorite URLs and then click SORT BY NAME
Q--Offline Pages that require a password do not
synchronize, what is wrong?
A--There is currently no fix for this problem. The only workaround is
to manually type the password during synchronization.
Express 5 Questions
Q--Why is Outlook Express so slow at opening some
A--This is a problem for a number of people. Outlook Express 5 seems to
have some problems opening news servers that have 25,000+ newsgroups. Some
people make the mistake of saying that this must mean that your news
server is just slow, but the problem has nothing to do with that, it is to
do with the way Outlook Express opens up the list of newsgroups when you
click on the specific news server. At this present time, there is no work
Q--Can I now use Multiple Signatures?
A--Yes. Open up Outlook Express and then click TOOLS
| OPTIONS | SIGNATURES. You can now add and remove as many as you
Q--Is the "Outlook" bar back in Outlook
A--Yes, this feature was put back in beta 2, and is also included in
the final version after so many people complained about it going AWOL in
Q--Can I download Outlook Express as a standalone?
A--No--Outlook Express contains many files related to Internet
Explorer 5--and thus will not be released as a separate release.
Q--When selecting an account it would be nice if the
default window showed "Subscribed" NGs within that account. The
default is "All". Anyone see how to do this yet?
A--When showing your subscribed News Server accounts in the All
Folders view, click on the News Server name which opens a larger window
with three tabs at the bottom: "All," "Subscribed" and
"New." Selecting the "Subscribed" tab changes to only
your subscribed groups. When you then click to the "All Folders"
view via the down arrow in the newsgroup title bar, followed by a click on
the check box next to the News Server name, you will see the subscribed
Q--Where has the option to send BCC mail gone in OE5?
A--Compose a message and then click VIEW | BCC.
Q--Is it possible to change the icon of Outlook
Express in my Quick Launch Bar?
A--Right-click the icon in your quick launch bar and choose Properties
| Change Icon, then the OK button. You can do the same for the Outlook
Express icon on your Desktop.
Q--When clicking on an e-mail hyperlink on a web page
I sometimes get told that my mail client isn't installed properly, but
everything is working fine. What is the problem?
A--First, try going to OE's Tools | Options and clicking the Make
Default button for default mail client. If that doesn't help, see - Q154359
(How to Change Default Mail Client for Internet Explorer)
Q--How can I Hide my desktop Icons when I have Active
Desktop set as on?
A-- The same way as in Internet Explorer 4. Click on VIEW -- Then
FOLDER OPTIONS -- Then click the VIEW TAB -- Scroll to the bottom area and
check the correct box.
Q--I installed some Active Desktop Components--Now I
would like them removed-how do I take them off?
A--Right Click your desktop--and go to Properties--then on to the
DESKTOP Tab--Unclick any of the components you no longer want.
Q--How can I create my own desktop items?
A--Creating a Desktop Component is just like creating a HTML
document-Visit our advice page for the correct Desktop Component install
Q--Can the Active Desktop in Internet Explorer 5 do
anything that the one in 4.0 couldn't?
A--No, although it does seem a shade faster than before.
Q--Why aren't there many shell updates in this
version of Internet Explorer 5?
A--Microsoft decided to go for compatibility instead of adding a mass of
shell enhancements this time round.
Q--How do I get rid of the Task Scheduler on the
A--To remove the Task Scheduler from the taskbar, open the Task
Scheduler, then use the Advanced
menu, then select Stop
using Task Scheduler.
Q--Where has Detect & Repair gone?
A--Detect & Repair is now kept in ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS - just click
on the Microsoft Internet Explorer
5 and Internet Tools option and then Detect & Repair can be
selected from the next menu.
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