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Posted on 2002-04-12
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My question is about Internet Explorer 5.  Since I didn't find any section fitting this, I'll use W98 Area.
One of my users found his Internet Explorer Home Page frame was DISABLED (means the text box where you enter the adress and the 3 buttons are gray (unusable).)

How can it be?? And how can I revert this situation?

Thanks!
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Question by:Sylvania
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by:Sylvania
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To be clearer, I'm talking about Tools\Internet Options' General Tab : Home Page FRAME.
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by:mousmasterbob
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I'am using IE 6.0 but you can try going to Tools\internet Options,Programs Tab and reset web settings This resets if you have another browser loaded after you loaded IE 5.0 if this does not work Upgrade to 6.0
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp

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by:LeeTutor
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I have read about a Registry hack that "locks" the IE Home Page, not allowing it to be modified.  Perhaps this has been applied to the machine.  The general location is this (it might be slightly different if there are more than one users of a machine):

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
"Homepage"=dword:00000001

Open up the Registry Editor (type REGEDIT in the Run dialog box off the Start Menu and click OK) and look for an item such as the above.
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by:Sylvania
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LeeTutor, and what should I do if I find an item "such as the above"? I delete it? I change it to another value? (0)?
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by:LeeTutor
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You can try both, but probably it should be deleted. Remember to reboot after you take whichever action.
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by:LeeTutor
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I am using WinME right now, and I found it in my Registry, with a value of zero.
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On my computer, I found it under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel.  But it might be different in Win98.
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by:Sylvania
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It works!

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

Home Page = 0 --> Home Page Enabled
Home page = 1 --> Home Page Disabled

Thanks Lee!
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by:LeeTutor
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You're welcome, glad to be of help...
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by:Sylvania
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PS: You don't have to reboot for this to be effective.  Each time you click on Internet Settings, the program go fetch registry data.
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