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Title bar problem
Unwanted text

Msg#: 3668 posted 1:06 pm on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi all

This ones a long explanation for a small problem! :)

I got a new laptop recently and connected to the Interent from home for the first time this weekend.

I dont have a dialup account, so i used my landlords account (with their permission).

The problem was that they didnt know the dial up phone number, as their PC had fried a couple of weeks ago and it hasnt been fixed yet.

So, after a few random number attempts, I decided to install a free trial CD for another ISP, go to the original ISPīs website and get the dialup number.

All done and dusted fine, am now able to dialup using my landlords account.

But, the trial CD has left its mark on my laptop in the form of "provided by <company name> <phone number>" on the title bar.

So it now reads <page title><microsoft internet explorer><excessive crap>.

Does anyone know how i can remove this?




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Msg#: 3668 posted 5:29 pm on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure where it went, but there's a thread around here somewhere where someone told me how to fix that. (AOL did that to my wife's machine when we used it for a month of free dial-up while waiting for DSL) Maybe site search would help? I'm not turning it up, but I know it's there.


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Msg#: 3668 posted 6:10 pm on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

google this keyword phrase and hit the first returned site:

aol internet explorer title bar

:) T


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Msg#: 3668 posted 6:25 pm on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)


The short answer is to fire up RegEdit, search for "provided by <company name>", and either modify the text or delete the key that you find containing that value and it's associated customizations. It is a custom key, and if it's not present, Explorer will revert to the default text of "Microsoft Internet Explorer."

If you're not comfortable editing your registry, then don't do it! - And always make a registry backup before editing it!



Msg#: 3668 posted 6:31 pm on Nov 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

ooh dont know if i want to start messing my new laptops insides! ;)

Broke a computer that way before....

...once bitten...

Ill have a look at those sites, if not ill give it whirl!

Cheers folks!



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Msg#: 3668 posted 1:47 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've never caused any notable harm to a Windows installation by deleting keys, nor have I (thus far) heard a first-hand or credible second-hand account of someone so doing. I do know of a number of sticky problems caused by editing them, on the other hand. (I also know of sucessfull edits, and have done a few myself.) If in doubt, I delete...


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Msg#: 3668 posted 1:57 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Window Title"="Microsoft Internet Explorer"

Save as whatever.reg and double click on this file. This will get your old title back.


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