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reply "Matthew Wilson" <matthew stlsoft.org> writes:
I've recently had IE6 auto-updated, and now its even more inclined to impose
its will than it used to be.

A few years ago I got sick of IE5 (or 4 maybe, who can keep track) creating
a "Links" folder every time it was started. I don't want a Links folder,
and, by George, I was not going to have one. I created a preposterously
simple tool called dellinks.exe, which simply watches the appropriate folder
and deletes it when IE creates it. Ha!

http://synesis.com.au/resources/dellinks.zip

Now IE6 seems even more aggressive in its creation of the Links folder, in
that it also creates entries "Customize Links", "Free Hotmail", "Window" and
"Windows Media". This is like getting big-brothered up the back door!

If you wish, please feel free to install dellinks.exe. I have a (manually
created) entry in

  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

of

  "DelLinks" = "c:\bin\dellinks.exe"

and now I am only bothered by the mind-warping swill for about half a
second, until dellinks spots it and kills it.

Feel free to do the same.

Shawn the Hippy
Aug 05 2003
next sibling parent reply "Greg Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> writes:
Are you saying that it creates links *each* time you start it? I think I was
experiencing something like that so I just filled the links folder with
favorites that I put in purgatory (note that I have about 20 folders for
links, each categorized. When I find a link I like I first put it in
purgatory (or "Links") before moving it later). IE doesn't seem to throw
anything in there anymore.

"Matthew Wilson" <matthew stlsoft.org> wrote in message
news:bgpbts$29ll$1 digitaldaemon.com...
| I've recently had IE6 auto-updated, and now its even more inclined to
impose
| its will than it used to be.
|
| A few years ago I got sick of IE5 (or 4 maybe, who can keep track)
creating
| a "Links" folder every time it was started. I don't want a Links folder,
| and, by George, I was not going to have one. I created a preposterously
| simple tool called dellinks.exe, which simply watches the appropriate
folder
| and deletes it when IE creates it. Ha!
|
| http://synesis.com.au/resources/dellinks.zip
|
| Now IE6 seems even more aggressive in its creation of the Links folder, in
| that it also creates entries "Customize Links", "Free Hotmail", "Window"
and
| "Windows Media". This is like getting big-brothered up the back door!
|
| If you wish, please feel free to install dellinks.exe. I have a (manually
| created) entry in
|
|   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
|
| of
|
|   "DelLinks" = "c:\bin\dellinks.exe"
|
| and now I am only bothered by the mind-warping swill for about half a
| second, until dellinks spots it and kills it.
|
| Feel free to do the same.
|
| Shawn the Hippy
|
|
|
|
Aug 05 2003
parent "Matthew Wilson" <matthew stlsoft.org> writes:
Don't grok your comments, old chum

What I am saying is that it (re-)creates a folder within Favourites called
"Links", and that latterly it also puts unsolicited links to M$ stuff in
that folder.

Neither of these is desirable or acceptable to me, hence the use of
dellinks.exe (which has to run constantly, because IE does this every time
you open a new window!!)

"Greg Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> wrote in message
news:bgpere$2cnd$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Are you saying that it creates links *each* time you start it? I think I

 experiencing something like that so I just filled the links folder with
 favorites that I put in purgatory (note that I have about 20 folders for
 links, each categorized. When I find a link I like I first put it in
 purgatory (or "Links") before moving it later). IE doesn't seem to throw
 anything in there anymore.

 "Matthew Wilson" <matthew stlsoft.org> wrote in message
 news:bgpbts$29ll$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 | I've recently had IE6 auto-updated, and now its even more inclined to
 impose
 | its will than it used to be.
 |
 | A few years ago I got sick of IE5 (or 4 maybe, who can keep track)
 creating
 | a "Links" folder every time it was started. I don't want a Links folder,
 | and, by George, I was not going to have one. I created a preposterously
 | simple tool called dellinks.exe, which simply watches the appropriate
 folder
 | and deletes it when IE creates it. Ha!
 |
 | http://synesis.com.au/resources/dellinks.zip
 |
 | Now IE6 seems even more aggressive in its creation of the Links folder,

 | that it also creates entries "Customize Links", "Free Hotmail", "Window"
 and
 | "Windows Media". This is like getting big-brothered up the back door!
 |
 | If you wish, please feel free to install dellinks.exe. I have a

 | created) entry in
 |
 |   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
 |
 | of
 |
 |   "DelLinks" = "c:\bin\dellinks.exe"
 |
 | and now I am only bothered by the mind-warping swill for about half a
 | second, until dellinks spots it and kills it.
 |
 | Feel free to do the same.
 |
 | Shawn the Hippy
 |
 |
 |
 |

Aug 05 2003
prev sibling parent reply Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.us> writes:
http://www.mozilla.org/
http://www.opera.com/

I *never* or better... hardly ever use IE... Only on those sites that only seem
to work with IE...

Jan



Matthew Wilson wrote:

 I've recently had IE6 auto-updated, and now its even more inclined to impose
 its will than it used to be.

 A few years ago I got sick of IE5 (or 4 maybe, who can keep track) creating
 a "Links" folder every time it was started. I don't want a Links folder,
 and, by George, I was not going to have one. I created a preposterously
 simple tool called dellinks.exe, which simply watches the appropriate folder
 and deletes it when IE creates it. Ha!

 http://synesis.com.au/resources/dellinks.zip

 Now IE6 seems even more aggressive in its creation of the Links folder, in
 that it also creates entries "Customize Links", "Free Hotmail", "Window" and
 "Windows Media". This is like getting big-brothered up the back door!

 If you wish, please feel free to install dellinks.exe. I have a (manually
 created) entry in

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

 of

   "DelLinks" = "c:\bin\dellinks.exe"

 and now I am only bothered by the mind-warping swill for about half a
 second, until dellinks spots it and kills it.

 Feel free to do the same.

 Shawn the Hippy

-- ManiaC++ Jan Knepper
Aug 06 2003
next sibling parent "Greg Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> writes:
"Jan Knepper" <jan smartsoft.us> wrote in message
news:3F313B40.37E612BA smartsoft.us...
| http://www.mozilla.org/
| http://www.opera.com/

Mozilla is awesome. I love the tabbed browsing feature. Have you tried
Galeon (http://galeon.sourceforge.net)? I used it when it was in alpha
status and liked it. Haven't used it since though...
Aug 06 2003
prev sibling next sibling parent roland <nancyetroland free.fr> writes:
Jan Knepper a écrit :
 http://www.mozilla.org/
 http://www.opera.com/
 

yes, since 1.something mozilla rocks. Only on those sites that only seem to work with IE...
 

 Jan
 

roland
 
 
 Matthew Wilson wrote:
 
 
I've recently had IE6 auto-updated, and now its even more inclined to impose
its will than it used to be.

A few years ago I got sick of IE5 (or 4 maybe, who can keep track) creating
a "Links" folder every time it was started. I don't want a Links folder,
and, by George, I was not going to have one. I created a preposterously
simple tool called dellinks.exe, which simply watches the appropriate folder
and deletes it when IE creates it. Ha!

http://synesis.com.au/resources/dellinks.zip

Now IE6 seems even more aggressive in its creation of the Links folder, in
that it also creates entries "Customize Links", "Free Hotmail", "Window" and
"Windows Media". This is like getting big-brothered up the back door!

If you wish, please feel free to install dellinks.exe. I have a (manually
created) entry in

  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

of

  "DelLinks" = "c:\bin\dellinks.exe"

and now I am only bothered by the mind-warping swill for about half a
second, until dellinks spots it and kills it.

Feel free to do the same.

Shawn the Hippy

-- ManiaC++ Jan Knepper

Aug 09 2003
prev sibling parent reply roland <nancyetroland free.fr> writes:
Jan Knepper a écrit :
 http://www.mozilla.org/
 http://www.opera.com/
 
 I *never* or better... hardly ever use IE... Only on those sites that only seem
 to work with IE...
 
 Jan
 

jan: by the way, what is the one you use OpenBSD or FreeBSD ? there is a magazine here that comes with FreeBSD this month. I'm wondering if I give it a try.. thanks roland
Aug 09 2003
parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.us> writes:
 jan: by the way, what is the one you use OpenBSD or FreeBSD ?
 there is a magazine here that comes with FreeBSD this month. I'm
 wondering if I give it a try..

FreeBSD... www.digitaldaemon.com ManiaC++ Jan Knepper
Aug 09 2003