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How can I promote Firefox and show people "the light"

Why promote Firefox? If you're using it already, then there's no reason to not tell everyone!

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Browser Issues

Typed URLs Do Not Go Away

When use the "Clear History" option in Internet Explorer 6.0, the URLs typed during that sesion go away, but there are a couple of URLs that remain.  Those two URLs also show up whenever I type the first letter of them,  but they do not appear in the windows registry when I try the following:

  1. Click on Start, Run
  2. Type REGEDIT
  3. Navigate to the following 2 keys by clicking on the little plus signs (in the left hand pane) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs   HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
  4. Delete whatever string contains the URL you want to erase.

I am wondering from where Windows is getting those two old typed URLs.

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Browser Issues

Internet Explorer Clear History Does Not Work

When I select "Tools|Internet Options|Clear History" in Internet Explorer 6.0, I still have the sites visited in the History Pane. Read More

Borders in Netscape 4.75

How to set background image in a table of 1 row and 1 column if that table contains another table which has mXn rows and columns

Also If u take a table with cell padding and/or cell spacing not equal to zero then Netscape put some colour in the border of the table

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Browser Issues

No framepage escape from frameset

How can I prevent a framepage from being viewed outside of its frameset ?

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Internet Explorer

Launch a program or open a file from the browser.

I recently had a requirement where I needed to launch a program from a browser window. LaunchinIE allows you to start an appllication Word, Excel or any *.exe file from a Link on a web page.

You can download the LaunchinIE.dll and find full installation and set up instructions at the developers site:

NOTE this will only launch a program on the local hard drive, so it's only really of use for Intranet type scenarios.

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Browser Issues

Hand Cursor with JavaScript


How can i make the user aware of a button (OnClick Event) when there is now link (HREF) attached ?


Use a CSS style with a OnMouseOver event.

Create the following style in your document or CSS:

<style type="text/css">
.cursor {  cursor: hand}

Attach it to the OnClick Event:


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Netscape error 405

HTTP Error 405

405 Method Not Allowed

The method specified in the Request Line is not allowed for the resource identified by the request. Please ensure that you have the proper MIME type set up for the
resource you are requesting.

Please contact the server's administrator if this problem persists.

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