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Default Registry Settings for Internet Explorer Embedded (Compact 7)

3/12/2014

This section lists the default registry settings for Internet Explorer Embedded. For a description of user agent and authentication support settings for Internet Explorer, see WinInet Registry Settings.

Base registry settings for the Internet Explorer browser are stored in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main key.

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The default registry values vary, depending on which catalog items are included in your OS design.

The following table shows some of the settings that are available.

Name: type Description

Start Page : REG_SZ

Default settings exist for the sample browser UIs, but not for Internet Explorer Embedded in general. URL of the default browser home page.

Search Page : REG_SZ

URL of the default browser search page.

Use_DlgBox_Colors : REG_SZ

Default setting is "no", which means that the browser window will display text, links and backgrounds with the user-selected colors instead of the Windows colors.

Anchor Underline : REG_SZ

Default setting is "no", which means that links will not be underlined.

SmoothScroll : REG_DWORD

Default setting is 0 (zero).

Access Key Behavior : REG_DWORD

Default setting is 0 (zero), which enables desktop-style access key behavior. To enable mobile-style access key behavior, set to 1.

The following setting in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SPP key sets the user preference for sub-pixel positioning (SPP).

Name : type Description

EnableSPP : REG_DWORD

To enable sub-pixel positioning, set EnableSPP to 1. Set to 0 to disable sub-pixel positioning.

The following settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Settings key set user preferences for color and font for the browser.

Name : type Description

Anchor Color : REG_SZ

Default setting is "0,0,255", which represents the color blue.

Anchor Color Visited : REG_SZ

Default setting is "128,0,128", which represents the color purple.

Background Color : REG_SZ

Default setting is "255,255,255", which represents the color white.

Text Color : REG_SZ

Default setting is "0,0,0", which represents the color black.

Always Use My Colors : REG_DWORD

If set to 1, the browser ignores colors specified on Web pages in favor of user preferences. (Accessibility option.)

Always Use My Font Face : REG_DWORD

If set to 1, the browser ignores font styles specified on Web pages in favor of user preferences. (Accessibility option.)

Always Use My Font Size : REG_DWORD

If set to 1, the browser ignores font sizes specified on Web pages in favor of user preferences. (Accessibility option.)

The following settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Styles key set user style preferences for the browser.

Name : type Description

Use My Stylesheet : REG_DWORD

If set to 1, the browser ignores styles specified on Web pages in favor of user preferences. (Accessibility option.)

User Stylesheet : REG_SZ

Location of the user's style sheet, for example, "file:///Windows/Mystyle.css". (Accessibility option.)

The following setting in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ViewSourceEditor key enables source-code viewing. To use this functionality, the user types view-source: in front of the URL in the address bar of the browser, as in the following example:

view-source:http://< URL >

Name : type Description

Editor Name : REG_SZ

File name of the text editor to use, for example, "pword.exe".

The following settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache registry key and subkeys specify the cache names and initial cache limits in hexadecimal.

[Subkey\]Name : type Description

Signature : REG_SZ

"Client UrlCache MMF Ver 4.7"

Content\CachePrefix : REG_SZ

"Content:"

Content\CacheLimit : REG_DWORD

Default setting is 00000200, which represents a cache size of 512 KB. To change the cache size to 4096 KB, for example, change the value to 00001000 (4096 hex). The upper limit is determined by how much free disk space exists on the device.

Cookies\CachePrefix : REG_SZ

"Cookie:"

Cookies\CacheLimit : REG_DWORD

Default setting is 00000100, which represents a cache size of 256 KB.

History\CachePrefix : REG_SZ

"Visited:"

History\CacheLimit : REG_DWORD

Default setting is 00000100, which represents a cache size of 256 KB.

The following setting in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings registry key specifies when the browser should check for updated Web pages.

Name : type Description

SyncMode5 : REG_DWORD

Default value is 4, which instructs the browser to automatically check for updated Web pages. Other valid values are as follows:

0: Never check for updates (always use cached page).

2: Check for updates one time per session.

3: Always check for updates.

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