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Internet explorer won't hold setting to dial out instead of network log on/ Also defualts to a window instead of Full Screen

Posted on 2002-06-26
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All of a sudden, (actually after I installed SBC prodigy upgrade and then reverted back to original internet browser settings) my dial up connections always default to never dial up, even though I reset it each time to always dial versus connect to network save and restart.  Just won't hold, Next time I start INternet Explorer 6 for Windows will default right back to never dial up.

Also whenever I start a site as a shortcut from the desktop always brings up the internet explorer site as a window instead of a full screen which drives me nuts.

Any registery tweaks or other.
Jerome
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by:Adam Leinss
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Tools>Internet Options>Connections

Make sure "Always dial my default connection" is checked
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by:JRKLEIN
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Thats the problem, I check it appy save etc. And I go on the internet no problem.
When i close the connection and RESTART SAME PROBLEM AND THE BOX IS NO LONGER CHECKED.  IT WILL NOT HOLD THE SETTING ON WIN 2000
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Try installing IE 5.5 SP2 or IE 6 from www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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As for the full screen problem, try opening just one IE window, then maximize it.  Then hold Shift while clicking the X to close the window.

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Optionally, start RegEdit and go here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

There is a value "FullScreen" of type REG_SZ, set it to YES instead of NO.

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by:JRKLEIN
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The full screen worked perfectly after the regedit!!! THanks
Any registry setting for the connection to default to dial up if no network present instead of never dial a connection button being checked by default.  For some reason, all of a sudden the connections just don't want to hold my preference on a long term basis

I can close out the question after your answer
thanks
Jerome
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by:Thomas Qvidahl
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Hi JRKLEIN!



HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\
Set the value EnableAutoDial to 1. This will enable the "Always dial my default connection" option. Alternatively you can set the NoNetAutoDial option to 1 to enable "Dial whenever a network..." option.

There are two ways around the problem with it not sticking:

1. The empirical way: Install Regmon from sysinternals.com and filter your way through the startup-process until you find the critter that's changing your setting.

2. The workaround way: Export the registry settings to a .reg file, and put this in your startupfolder. OR, if you are running w2k, you can add the registry key in a GPO or logon-script.
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by:JRKLEIN
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I tried  to edit the regisery and found it is a binary setting
0000 00  00  00  00    ....
What is the proper way of putting in 1 and what should it look like on a binary?
Thanks
Jerome
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Another possibility is that the SBC/Prodigy program is still running and is disabling the setting each time.  On Windows 2000, my favorite tool for managing startup is Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel:

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

There is an actual control panel applet or a standalone EXE, either one will be fine (though the EXE is simpler and doesn't require any install).

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Thomas Qvidahl earned 100 total points
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1 in binary, hex or decimal is 1. 0 is 0. :)

But it might be 00000001... You can enter the value in your preferred way, and convert it by clicking one of the other.

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by:JRKLEIN
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Hello every one>
1. I tried the new control panel but it does not have internet settings.
2. I need to somehow change the binary code as you suggestd.
3. If I change the registery to full screen this holds for one double click of a internet site. But then back to a window each time and the registery setting reverts back to no for full window.

Something weird.  I may need to reinstall the IE6
Jerome
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