IESample Registry Settings

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8/28/2008

Base registry settings for the IESample browser are stored in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main key.

Note

The default registry values vary, depending on which Catalog items are included in your OS design. For more information, see Default Registry Settings.

The following table shows the named values.

Value : Type Description

Display Inline Images : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 1. Determines whether images on Web pages are displayed or not. If set to 0, images are not displayed.

Display Inline Videos : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 1. Determines whether videos on Web pages are played or not. If set to 0, videos are not played.

Disable Auto SIP : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0. When set to 0, the input panel shows automatically when a caret goes into a text input element (input, text area, and so on) on Web pages. If set to 1, the input panel does not show automatically.

Expand Alt Text : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0 (disabled). Determines whether to always expand the image size to fit all the alternative text. Set the value to 1 to enable it.

NoNewWindows : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0. If set to 1, this entry blocks the window.open event. In this case, a new window event becomes an in-place navigation event and a window.close event executes a back command.

NotifyDownloadComplete : REG_SZ

Defaults to Yes. If set to No, the file downloading dialog box closes itself when downloading is finished. Otherwise the dialog box remains after downloading is finished.

Page_Transitions : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0 (disabled). Determines whether Page Transitions is enabled.

Play_Background_Sounds : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 1. Determines whether to play back background sounds. If set to 0, background sounds are not played.

Print_Background : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 1. Determines whether to print background colors and images on Web pages or not. If set to 0, the background colors and images are not printed.

RegBasedFavorites : REG_DWORD

Default value is set to 0. Specifies that favorites are stored in shell folders. Setting this value to 1 causes IESample to store favorites in the registry.

SBSizeV : REG_DWORD

The width of the vertical scrollbar. The valid range is 0 through 400. Set to 0 to hide the scrollbar. Defaults to the system metric value SM_CXVSCROLL, which can be obtained by calling the GetSystemMetrics function.

SBSizeH : REG_DWORD

The height of the horizontal scrollbar. The valid range is 0 through 400 pixels. Setting the value to 0 hides the scrollbar. Defaults to the system metric value SM_CYHSCROLL, which can be obtained by calling the GetSystemMetrics function.

Search Page : REG_SZ

The URL for the default browser Search page. If the locale identifier is 4011 (Japan), the default URL is http://www.yahoo.co.jp/. For all other locales, the default URL is http://search.msn.com.

Show image placeholders : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 1. Determines whether to show placeholders for images before they are downloaded. If set to 0, placeholders do not display.

SmoothScroll : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0. Specifies whether the window scrolls smoothly when scrollbars are used. A nonzero number enables smooth scrolling but can also increase response time.

Start Page : REG_SZ

The URL for the default browser Home Page. If the locale identifier is 4011 (Japan), the default URL is http://www.jp.msn.com/. For all other locales, the default URL is http://www.msn.com.

Use Stylesheets : REG_DWORD

Determines whether to enable or disable style sheets in Internet Explorer. To enable the user of style sheets, it is set to 1. To disable the use of style sheets, it is set to 0.

The following table shows the registry settings for the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs key that caches address that is used in the Address box.

Value : Type Description

Url<n> : REG_SZ

Deleting all the values in this key deletes all the cached addresses that are listed in the Address box. These addresses are stored in values named Url followed by a number. The numeric order starts at Url1, followed by Url2 and so on.

If selective deleting of the cached addresses is required, the value names must be changed to ensure that the numbering system begins at 1 and progresses upward without a numeric break.

Cache Settings

If the system has sufficient RAM, raising the values of these keys can reduce the time IESample requires to display text and images.

The following table shows the registry settings for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Image Caching key.

Value : Type Description

Cache Size : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 1048576 (1024 KB). The size of the image cache, in bytes. Doubling the cache size increases performance when displaying images.

Item Size : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 131072 (128 KB). The maximum size of each cached item.

Max Items : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 128. Number of cache entries.

The following table shows the registry settings for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\GDI\GLYPHCACHE key.

Value : Type Description

Limit : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 00004000 (16 KB). The maximum size of the glyph cache. Doubling the cache size to 00008000 (32 KB) can improve the rate at which text is rendered.

Application Settings

The following table shows the settings in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Htmlfile key that register the sample browser container for viewing Web pages. These settings are registered automatically at build time and should be changed only if the name of the browser application changes.

Subkeys and Value : Type Description

\Shell\Open\Command : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe.

\DefaultIcon : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe.

The following table shows the settings in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Http key that register the sample browser container for URL protocols. These settings are registered automatically at build time and should be changed only if the name of the browser application changes.

Subkeys and Value : Type Description

\Http\DefaultIcon : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe,0.

\Http\Shell\Open\Command : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe %1.

\Https\DefaultIcon : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe,0.

\Https\Shell\Open\Command : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe %1.

\Ftp\DefaultIcon : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe,0.

\Ftp\Shell\Open\Command : REG_SZ

Defaults to iesample.exe %1.

The following table shows the settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings key that register the browser Internet and running settings.

Value : Type Description

GlobalUserOffline : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0. Determines whether Internet Explorer starts in offline mode. Setting this value to 1 causes Internet Explorer to start in offline mode.

EnableAutodial : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 1. If set to 0, at first tries to connect to the Internet over a LAN.

SecureProtocols : REG_BINARY

This value is determined by three settings for IESample: SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, and TLS 1.0. Defaults to "A8,00,00,00", that enables all three settings. Corresponding settings for the other options:

Use SSL 2.0; Use SSL 3.0; Use TLS 1.0; (0-disabled, 1-enabled)/SecureProtocols

0;0;0;/00,00,00,00

1;0;0;/08,00,00,00

1;1;0;/28,00,00,00

1;1;1;/A8,00,00,00

1;0;1;/88,00,00,00

0;0;1;/80,00,00,00

0;1;1;/A0,00,00,00

0;1;0;/20,00,00,00

This key can also be set as REG_DWORD "A8".

UrlEncoding : REG_DWORD

Set to 0 for always sending URLs as UTF-8. Defaults to 1.

WarnOnZoneCrossing : REG_DWORD

Determines whether IESample gives a warning when navigating between a secure and nonsecure Web page. If set to 0, IESample does not warn. If set to 1, a warning is given. Defaults to 1.

Registry Based Favorites

The following table shows the value in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Favorites\<name> key that is used for the registry based favorites. There is a separate key for each favorite entry.

Value : Type Description

@ : REG_SZ

This is the URL of the favorite that appears with the same "name" as the key.

The following table shows the settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PopupBlocking key that configure the popup blocking functionality in IESample.

Values: Type Description

BlockPopups : REG_DWORD

Enables or disables the popup blocking functionality. Defaults to 1.

Filter1 : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0. Determines how the browser deals with advanced popup filtering. The value depends on the user's choice of advanced popup features. These features include Keyboard events, Mouse events, MouseClick events, and MouseMove events.

Filter2 : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0. Determines how the browser deals with advanced popup filtering. The value depends on the user's choice of advanced popup features. These features include Keyboard events, Mouse events, MouseClick events, and MouseMove events.

Filter3 : REG_DWORD

Defaults to 0. Determines how the browser deals with advanced popup filtering. The value depends on the user's choice of advanced popup features. These features include Keyboard events, Mouse events, MouseClick events, and MouseMove events.

Notify : REG_DWORD

Determines whether IESample displays an icon on the status bar every time that IESample blocks a popup window. Defaults to 1.

UseFilter : REG_DWORD

Determines whether IESample uses the advanced popup blocker or not. Set this value to 1 to use this popup blocker. Defaults to 0.

The following table shows the settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PopupBlocking\Exceptions key that control the exceptions for the popup blocking functionality in IESample.

Values: Type Description

url<n> : REG_SZ

Each value is set to the URL of a site for which popups are enabled. The URLs are stored in values named url followed by a number.

> [!NOTE] > If the size of the URL is greater than 2060 characters, it is truncated.

Applies to Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2

For Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2, the following settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Clean Privacy key configures IESample to either leave or delete all cookies when the browser exits as usual.

Values: Type Description

Cookies : REG_DWORD

Determines whether the browser deletes all cookies on exit. If set to 1, when the browser exits, the browser deletes all cookies. If the setting is 0, the browser leaves the cookies in storage for future use by the browser.

> [!NOTE] > The user has an interface that also sets this value.

See Also

Concepts

The IESample Browser
Internet Explorer Default Registry Settings

Other Resources

Internet Explorer 6 Registry Settings