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Getting a period after each word in Microsoft Office? That is due to formatting marks, being enabled. To disable them follow the instructions below:

  1. Open Word
  2. Click Tools
  3. Click Options
  4. View and untick the SPACES box
  5. Click ok

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Internet Explorer limits the amount of concurrent downloads. This is how you increase it

  1.  Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type in “notepad” and press enter
  4. Copy the following and paste the HKey Local machine code underneath these instructions.
  5. Save the document as “IEDownloads.reg
  6. Go to where you saved the document and double click it to merge it into the registry. If a confirmation prompt appears then accept it.
  7. Restart the computer and you should be able to download more then 8 files at a time.

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMAINFeatureControlFEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPERSERVER]

“iexplore.exe”=dword:0000000a

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  1. Click Start
  2. In the Search box type regedit.exe
  3. Press Enter
  4. In the registry editor locate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer
  5. Create a 32-bit DWORD value called NoWinKeys and set the value to 1.
  6. You’ll need to log on and back off for the changes to take effect.

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Nothing causes more frustration, then when your favorite Internet Explorer search engine keeps resetting. This is how you fix it.

” IE8 will reset the search provider setting to default setting of xxx search. IE8 will open the search provider dialog where you can change your search provider”.

  1. Close any instances of Internet Explorer you have open
  2. Click Start.
  3. Click Run.
  4. Type in regedit and press enter
  5. In the editor, expand and navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser
  6. Right click User Shell Folders
  7. Select New and then Expandable String value.
  8. A new value is added in right pane
  9. Type in AppData and press enter
  10. Double click AppData
  11. Under value data type in_** %USERPROFILE%Application Dat_a**.  Note: If there is already AppData in the right pane, double click and correct it to %USERPROFILE%Application Data
  12. Exit Registry Editor
  13. Open Internet Explorer