Re: Stopping IE's Automatic Dialing
by "howardm" <howardm(at)achilles.net>
||Mon, 22 May 2000 13:19:24 -0400
"Richard Holden" <rholden(at)byu.edu>
Why not create a new home page on your local hard drive, and then set it up
as the default?
Something like C:\whatever\index.html
Then IE won't try to dial out
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Kmecak <pjkmecak(at)snet.net>
To: Richard Holden <rholden(at)byu.edu>
Sent: May 18, 2000 12:44 PM
Subject: Re: Stopping IE's Automatic Dialing
> I should have specified I have IE 4.72.3110.8 under NT Workstation 4.0
> Sorry. When I start it up I see a "Tools" menu option briefly, but all it
> contains are file find and disconnect network drive options.
> Options or right clicking the icon and selecting Properties-Connections
> shows me the dialer list, but I can't delete the entry and there's no "Do
> Connect" check box.
> I also tried Laura Mollett's idea of blanking out the home page. Again no
> success. However, I can hit the cancel button when IE starts to connect
> select "work off-line", but it still brings up the home page. I cleared
> history, but the home page still shows up. Lord knows from where.
> Since I have a work around, if someone has another idea, ok, but I can
> with things as they are. Again, Thanks.
> Paul Kmecak
> Richard Holden wrote:
> > In IE5 under Tools click on Internet Options, it is in the connection
> > that you can tell it to never dial a connection. After doing this you
> > have to manually connect every time you want to use IE online. If you
> > Netscape for your online browsing this should be no problem.
> > -Richard Holden
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org
> > [mailto:owner-hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org]On Behalf Of Paul Kmecak
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 1:13 PM
> > To: hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org
> > Subject: Stopping IE's Automatic Dialing
> > When I check HTML code in Netscape Communicator without connecting to
> > ISP, Netscape asks if I want to connect to my ISP. I have the option
> > not connecting at the moment or not at all during this session.
> > When I kick off IE without connecting to my ISP, IE starts connecting
> > my ISP without asking. I've looked at everything I could think of
> > the menu items and didn't find anything useful in "Help".
> > All I want to do is see if the HTML looks good in both browsers.
> > Netscape is my default browser. Could that make a difference? Is
> > a way to make IE behave? Should I send an amicus curiae brief to
> > Thompson? Please, just answers, no M$ bashing. It's fun and all true,
> > but wastes bandwidth and clogs up everybody's in box. TIA.
> > Paul Kmecak
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