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Internet Options tabs have gone

By ken ·
Not sure what or when things went wrong, but there are only 2 tabs left on my Internet Options; Security and Privacy. All the others have disappeared for some reason. I need fix this because some Active X files need to run but I have no way adjusting and settings suddenly. Anyone have any ideas please...and thanks.

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by NQBEST In reply to Internet Options tabs hav ...

pls run some anti-spyware (AD-aware SE, etc.), could be that your ie settings was change by these programs.

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by ken In reply to Internet Options tabs hav ...

Thanks. I have done all the usual things like scan for spy/malware/virus etc. Then I did a full defrg and optimisation on HD and Registry.
Uninstalled IE, re installed, uninstalled and reinstalled. Im using IE7 and it worked fine before then I removed it for an update and wham..this. I have it reloaded but with this irritating issue. Anything else I should try?
Thanks in advance.

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by TxA In reply to Internet Options tabs hav ...

First of all: If you're working in a domain environment, a group policy might block the right to see the tabs.

Anyway, wether IE shows the tabs in your internet options is defined by registry values.

Do the following:

1 ) Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
Before you make ANY modifications, first backup your registry to a safe place. (File - Export - Save)
2 ) Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft registry subkey.
3) If the Internet Explorer subkey doesn't exist, create it (from the Edit menu, select New, Key and type "Internet Explorer" without the quotes) and navigate to that subkey.
Under the Internet Explorer subkey, create a subkey called Control Panel, then navigate to that subkey.
4) From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value, and create the first value (i.e., GeneralTab) from the table below. Press Enter.

GeneralTab General
SecurityTab Security
ContentTab Content
ConnectionsTab Connections
ProgramsTab Programs
PrivacyTab Privacy
AdvancedTab Advanced

5) Double-click the created value, set it to 0 (zero) to disable the specified tab, then Click OK.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each value in the table below.
6) Close the registry editor.

The changes take effect immediately. To re-disable the tab, set the registry value to 1 or delete the value.

Good luck :-)

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by TxA In reply to

Sorry, in step 5 I meant "..set it to 0 (zero) to ENABLE the specified tab..." ;-)

Greets,

David

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by ken In reply to Internet Options tabs hav ...

David, IT WORKED !!! Im so happy!
For some reason all the entries were there but they had a 1 instead of the 0. This has been a life savaer, thank you so much.
I cant figer out how they changed to 1-disabled.
Can I buy you a drink! Thanks again for your help. ken

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