IE7 Registry Tweaks (post your IE7 tweaks please)

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MrNxDmX
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IE7 Registry Tweaks (post your IE7 tweaks please)

Post by MrNxDmX » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:19 pm

This thread will help people to modify my IE7 addon or their systems that has IE7 installed.

Codes are for inf files, you can easily add them via an AddReg entry.
I am looking forward to see more tweaks that makes ie7 faster or more user friendly. Thanks for your help.
Here are some from me:

Disable Cleartype

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main","UseClearType",0,"no"
Disable/Hide IE7 Command Bar

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar","Enabled",0x10001,0
Disable/Hide IE7 Search Box

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HKCU,"Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InfoDelivery\Restrictions","NoSearchBox",0x10001,1
Force IE7 Menu Bar to Top (above the address bar)

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser","ITBar7Position",0x10001,1
Remove IE7 First Run Dialogs

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main","RunOnceHasShown",0x10001,1
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main","RunOnceComplete",0x10001,1
Remove Tabs welcome

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing","ShowTabsWelcome",0x10001,0
Make Google as Default Search Engine in IE7

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main","SearchMigrated",0x10001,1
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes","DefaultScope",0,"{4FC1B895-E129-4345-B101-CF4EF5EF80C8}"
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes","Version",0x10001,1
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}","DisplayName",0,"@ieframe.dll,-12512"
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}","URL",0,"http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}&src={referrer:source?}"
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}",,0,"Live Search"
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4FC1B895-E129-4345-B101-CF4EF5EF80C8}","DisplayName",0,"Google"
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{4FC1B895-E129-4345-B101-CF4EF5EF80C8}","URL",0,"http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}"
Last edited by MrNxDmX on Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by 5eraph » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:06 pm

Here are a few more: ;)

Disable IntelliForms

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms","AskUser",0x10001,0
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms","PSMigrated",0x10001,1
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main","Use FormSuggest",0,"no"
Disable default browser check

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main","Check_Associations",0,"no"
Disable the privacy warning when sending data

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3","1601",0x10001,0
Disable the Information Bar popup

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InformationBar","FirstTime",0x10001,0
Enable Phishing Filter by default

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter","Enabled",0x10001,2

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Post by MrNxDmX » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:33 am

Thanks 5eraph. I found one more.

Always Show IE7 Menu Bar

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HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main","AlwaysShowMenus",0x10001,1

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Post by armond » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:49 pm

Thank you for making this thread.
What about making a frequently updated .reg file, so users could import it to their registry?

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Post by Sanjay » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:03 pm

armond wrote:What about making a frequently updated .reg file, so users could import it to their registry?
Hope the following helps.

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;=======================================================================
;-------------[ Internet Explorer 7.0 - Advanced Settings ]-------------
;=======================================================================

;-----  Enable 'Menu Bar'
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"AlwaysShowMenus"=dword:00000001
;-----

;-----  Enable 'Automatically check for Internet updates'
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"NoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000000
;-----

;-----  Enable Install on Demand (IE) - selected
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"NoJITSetup"=dword:00000000
;-----

;-----  Disable script debugging in Applications using IE
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Disable Script Debugger"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Disable script debugging in IE
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DisableScriptDebuggerIE"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Display a notification about every script error
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Error Dlg Displayed On Every Error"="no"
;-----

;-----  Enable Install on Demand (Other) - selected
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"NoWebJITSetup"=dword:00000000
;-----

;-----  Enable personalized favourites menu
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"FavIntelliMenus"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Enable automatic image resizing
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Enable AutoImageResize"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Enable image toolbar
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Enable_MyPics_Hoverbar"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Show image download placeholders
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Show image placeholders"=dword:00000001
;-----

;-----  Search from the Address bar
; 0 = Do not search from Address Bar
; 4 = Just display the results in the main window
; 5 = Just go to the most likely site
; 6 = Display results, and go to the most likely site
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"AutoSearch"=dword:00000006
;-----

;-----  Always Use Clear Type for HTML
;Disable = "no"
;Enable = "yes"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"UseClearType"="yes"
;-----

;-----  
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Use FormSuggest"="yes" 
;-----

;-----  Enable/Disable default browser check 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Check_Associations"="no" 
;-----

;-----  Phishing Filter default settings
; 0 = Disabled 
; 1 = Don't Check Sites (Enable Manual checks)
; 2 = Use Phishing Filter (Enable Automatic checks)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
"Enabled"=dword:00000002 
;-----

;-----  Use inline autocomplete
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete]
"Append Completion"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Disable "Warn if changing between secure and not secure mode"
;-----  Or
;-----  Disable Internet Explorer "You are about to view pages over a secure connection" prompt
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"WarnOnZoneCrossing"=dword:00000000
;-----

;-----  Disable Internet Explorer Cookie "Privacy Icon" prompt
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"PrivDiscUiShown"=dword:00000001
;-----

;-----  Disable Internet Explorer Privacy warning "Send information to the Internet" prompt
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3]
"1601"=dword:00000000
;-----



;=======================================================================
;-----------------[ Internet Explorer 7.0 - Tab Settings ]--------------
;=======================================================================

;----- Set Tab Settings
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"UseMRUSwitching"="no"
"WarnOnCloseAdvanced"=dword:00000001
"Enabled"=dword:00000001
"WarnOnClose"=dword:00000001
"OpenInForeground"=dword:00000000
"OpenAllHomePages"=dword:00000001
"OpenAdjacent"=dword:00000001
"UseHomepageForNewTab"=dword:00000000
"QuickTabsThreshold"=dword:00000002
"PopupsUseNewWindow"=dword:00000000
"ShortcutBehavior"=dword:00000000
;-----


;=======================================================================
;-----------------[ Internet Explorer 7.0 - Preferences ]---------------
;=======================================================================

;----- Remove IE7 First Run Dialogs 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"RunOnceHasShown"=dword:00000001 
"RunOnceComplete"=dword:00000001 
;-----

;----- Remove Tabs welcome 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"ShowTabsWelcome"=dword:00000000 
;-----

;----- Force IE7 Menu Bar to Top (above the address bar) 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]
"ITBar7Position"=dword:00000001
;-----

;----- Disable/Hide IE7 Command Bar 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar]
"Enabled"=dword:00000000 
;-----

;----- Disable/Hide IE7 Search Box 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InfoDelivery\Restrictions]
"NoSearchBox"=dword:00000001 
;-----

;-----  Disable IntelliForms 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms]
"AskUser"=dword:00000000 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms]
"PSMigrated"=dword:00000001 
;-----

;-----  Disable the Information Bar popup 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InformationBar]
"FirstTime"=dword:00000000 
;-----

;-----  Add Government and Military to auto url searches
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\UrlTemplate]
"5"="www.%s.gov"
"6"="www.%s.mil"
;-----

;-----  Adds search keywords to Internet Explorer
; Altavista = A
; FileMirrors = FM 
; Google = G
; Lycos = L
; Microsoft Knowledge Base = MS
; MSN = M
; Yahoo = Y
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\A]
@="http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/web?q=%s"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\FM]
@="http://www.filemirrors.com/search.src?file=%s"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\G]
@="http://www.google.com/search?q=%s"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\L]
@="http://sjc-search.sjc.lycos.com/default.asp?lpv=web&query=%s"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MS]
@="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=%s"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\M]
@="http://search.msn.com/results.asp?q=%s"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\Y]
@="http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%s"
;-----


;---------------> [color=red]NOT SURE IF THIS WORKS IN IE7[/color] <----------------
;-----  Retain Settings & Stop home page from being hijacked 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
"HomePage"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
"HomePage"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
;-----



;=======================================================================
;-------------[ Internet Explorer 7.0 - Search Providers ]--------------
;=======================================================================


;------------------------[ Add Search Providers ]-----------------------

;----- Add 'AOL' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{79096E8E-F8B5-4F97-9EE8-7E59B5566BFF}]
"DisplayName"="AOL Search"
"URL"="http://search.aol.com/aolcom/search?query={searchTerms}&invocationType=msie70a"
;-----

;----- Add 'ASK' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{7C408AA2-928B-4381-A61A-52DF4164615F}]
"DisplayName"="Ask.com"
"URL"="http://web.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}&o=10365"
;-----

;----- Add 'CNET' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{7780F183-7385-4512-8AC8-F4E401767900}]
"DisplayName"="www.cnet.com"
"URL"="http://cnet.search.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
;-----

;----- Add 'Google' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{E50C76D9-48D9-4941-9327-A3498F3B0E84}]
"DisplayName"="Google"
"URL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}"
;-----

;----- Add 'IndiaTimes' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{91814F9F-43DF-4C65-AD76-BAA6EA56A609}]
"DisplayName"="indiatimes.com"
"URL"="http://search.indiatimes.com/websearch.cms?query={searchTerms}&GO=GO"
"Codepage"=dword:0000fde9
;-----

;----- Add 'LYCOS' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{39FF1121-7EB7-4C51-BCC8-DCE06F3745E3}]
"DisplayName"="Lycos"
"URL"="http://search.lycos.com/setup.php?src=ie&query={searchTerms}"
;-----

;----- Add 'Rediff' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{FA9BB16A-2F4A-4461-B9D0-CD95DED53CE2}]
"DisplayName"="Rediff.com"
"URL"="http://search.rediff.com/dirsrch/default.asp?MT={searchTerms}"
;-----

;----- Add 'Sify' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{E16D1698-A644-4B5D-AA96-5129DEAD3A48}]
"DisplayName"="Sify"
"URL"="http://search.sify.com/search.php?q={searchTerms}"
"Codepage"=dword:0000fde9
;-----

;----- Add 'Wikipedia' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{5A171114-24D8-435B-8A2C-D28AC20D125C}]
"DisplayName"="Wikipedia"
"URL"="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search={searchTerms}"
;-----

;----- Add 'Yahoo' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{91821537-42FB-4108-AF1C-851E2C002716}]
"DisplayName"="Yahoo!"
"URL"="http://search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&ei=utf-8&fr=b2ie7"
;-----


;------------------[ Change Default Search Provider ]-------------------

;----- Add 'Google' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{E50C76D9-48D9-4941-9327-A3498F3B0E84}]
"DisplayName"="Google"
"URL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&rls=com.microsoft:{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&startPage={startPage}"
;-----

;----- Set 'Google as Default Search Engine in IE7' 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"SearchMigrated"=dword:00000001 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
"DefaultScope"="{E50C76D9-48D9-4941-9327-A3498F3B0E84}" 
"Version"=dword:00000001
;-----

;----- Add 'Live Search' Search Provider
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}]
@="Live Search"
"DisplayName"="@ieframe.dll,-12512"
"URL"="http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}&src={referrer:source?}"
;-----



[color=red]-------------> NOT SURE OF THE FOLLOWING, SPECIALLY IN IE7 <-------------[/color]
;=======================================================================
;-------------[ Internet Explorer 7.0 - Performance Tweaks ]------------
;=======================================================================

;-----  Increase Internet Explorer's simultaneous downloads to 10 (default is 2)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020
[HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020
;-----

;-----  Disable slowish folder view for FTP site browsing
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Ftp]
"Use Web Based FTP"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility, and for compatibility with older FTP servers)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Ftp]
"Use PASV"="yes"
;-----

;-----  Increase Network Throughput
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation\parameters]
"MaxCmds"=dword:00000064
"MaxThreads"=dword:00000064 
"MaxCollectionCount"=dword:00000064
;-----

;-----  Faster Web Page Loading
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ServiceProvider]
"DnsPriority"=dword:00000001
"HostsPriority"=dword:00000001
"LocalPriority"=dword:00000001
"NetbtPriority"=dword:00000001
;-----

;-----  Broadband Tweak for Windows XP
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
"DefaultTTL"=dword:00000080
"EnablePMTUBHDetect"=dword:00000000
"EnablePMTUDiscovery"=dword:00000001
"TcpMaxDupAcks"=dword:00000002
"TcpMaxDataRetransmissions"=dword:00000006
"SackOpts"=dword:00000001
"Tcp1323Opts"=dword:00000001
"TcpWindowSize"=dword:0003ebc0
"GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize"=dword:0003ebc0
"TcpTimedWaitDelay"=dword:0000001e
"ForwardBufferMemory"=dword:00024a00
"NumForwardPackets"=dword:0000024a
"MaxForwardBufferMemory"=dword:00024a00
"MaxNumForwardPackets"=dword:0000024a
"DisableTaskOffload"=dword:00000001
"MTU"="1500