Category Archives: Web Browsers

Add a URL Address to the Taskbar

Here is a cool tweak you can do to your PC so that an address bar will open up in your taskbar (the bar at the bottom of your screen), this means you can type a quick URL in your taskbar and the webpage will open.

Some people may find that it just clutters up their taskbar and is useless, while others may prefer to use it rather than using their browser. This tweak can be done in both Windows XP and Vista;

  • Right click on your taskbar
  • Click toolbars
  • Check address
  • Done
  • Type in a URL and the page will open up in your default browser

Stop IE7 Storing Names and Passwords

For security reasons (especially if you are using a shared PC) you may want stop Internet Explorer 7 from saving all passwords and user names.  This will prevent other people from possibly getting access to anything you need a password for (banks, social sites etc).

To stop IE7 from saving any user names and passwords do the following;

  • Open IE7
  • Click tools and select internet options
  • Click the content tab
  • Click the setting buttons next to autocomplete
  • Uncheck prompt me to save passwords
  • Click OK
  • Done

Disable IE7 Command Bar

If you use or have used IE7 you will have noticed that new bar at the top of the page, this is the command bar. The command bar comes with these menu choices;

  • Home
  • Feeds
  • Read mail
  • Print
  • Page
  • Tools

Some people do like this feature on IE7 and quite a few more have emailed me asking just how they can disable the command bar. Disabling the command bar in IE7 is fairly easy but it does require a registry edit so if you are unsure make sure you backup your registry before you attempt anything.

Disabling the IE7 Command Bar

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar\

  • Create a DWORD called enabled
  • Set the value to 0
  • Done
  • Set the value to 1 if you want it back again