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Internet Explorer 6 Default Registry Settings (Windows CE 5.0)

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The registry settings in this section are the default settings. For a description of user agent and authentication support settings for Internet Explorer, see WinInet Registry Settings.

Base Registry Settings

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

Note   The default registry values vary depending on which Catalog items are included in your OS design. For more information, see Default Registry Settings.

The following table shows some of the settings that are available. The device manufacturer sets the actual registry values for a particular OS design.

Value : typeDescription
Start Page : REG_SZThe URL for the default browser start page.
Search Page: REG_SZThe URL for the default browser search page.
NoNewWindows : REG_DWORDDefault setting is 0. If set to 1, this entry blocks the window.open event. In this case a new window event will become an in-place navigation event and a window.close event will instead execute a back command.
SBSizeV : REG_DWORDDefault setting is the system metric value SM_CXVSCROLL, which can be obtained by calling the GetSystemMetrics function. Sets the width of the vertical scrollbar. The valid range is 0 - 400. Setting the value to 0 hides the scrollbar.
SBSizeH : REG_DWORDDefault setting is the system metric value SM_CYHSCROLL, which can be obtained by calling the GetSystemMetrics function. Sets the height of the horizontal scrollbar. The valid range is 0 - 400 pixels. Setting the value to 0 hides the scrollbar.
StackRes : REG_DWORDThe size of the stack. Default setting is 40000.
Error Dlg Displayed On Every Error : REG_SZDefault setting is "no". This disables the JScript error dialog in the browser, allowing the JScript engine to ignore errors and continue running.
Use_DlgBox_Colors : REG_SZDefault setting is "no".
Anchor Underline : REG_SZDefault setting is "no".
SmoothScroll : REG_DWORDDefault setting is 0.
Anchors jump on accesskey : REG_DWORDDefault setting is 0 and pressing ALT+<accesskey> selects the specified link. When set to 1, the access key combination navigates to the linked page.

User Colors and Fonts

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

Value : typeDescription
Anchor Color : REG_SZDefault setting is "0,0,255", which represents the color blue.
Anchor Color Visited : REG_SZDefault setting is "128,0,128", which represents the color purple.
Background Color : REG_SZDefault setting is "255,255,255", which represents the color white.
Text Color : REG_SZDefault setting is "0,0,0", which represents the color black.
Always Use My Colors : REG_DWORDIf set to 1, the browser ignores colors specified on Web pages in favor of user preferences. (Accessibility option.)
Always Use My Font Face : REG_DWORDIf 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_DWORDIf set to 1, the browser ignores font sizes specified on Web pages in favor of user preferences. (Accessibility option.)

User Styles

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

Value : typeDescription
Use My Stylesheet : REG_DWORDIf set to 1, the browser ignores styles specified on Web pages in favor of user preferences. (Accessibility option.)
User Stylesheet : REG_SZSpecifies the location of the user's style sheet, for example, "file:///Windows/mystyle.css". (Accessibility option.)

View Source

The following setting in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ViewSourceEditor key enables source-code viewing. To use this functionality, the user should type the following command in the address bar of the browser:

view-source:http://<url>

Value : typeDescription
Editor Name : REG_SZThe name of the text editor to use, for example, "pword.exe".

Thread Priorities

The following settings in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ThreadPriority\MSHTML key set thread priorities for MSHTML function calls.

Value : typeDescription
base : REG_DWORDThe thread priority for the main thread. The default is 251 (thread priority normal).
stride : REG_DWORDThe thread priority for the download thread, which is the base+stride.

The following setting in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\WININET key sets thread priorities for WinInet function calls.

Value : typeDescription
base : REG_DWORDThe thread priority for the main thread. The default is 251 (thread priority normal).

Cache Size Limits

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

[Subkey\]Value : typeDescription
Signature : REG_SZ"Client UrlCache MMF Ver 4.7"
QuotaAdjustCheck : REG_DWORDDefault setting is 00000001, which represents the minimum cache size of 256 KB. If this entry is not in the registry, the initial cache limit is 8192 KB.
Content\CachePrefix : REG_SZ"Content:"
Content\CacheLimit : REG_DWORDDefault setting is 00000200, which represents a cache size of 512 KB. For example, to change the cache size to 4096 KB, change the value to 00001000 (4096 hex). The upper limit is determined by the amount of free space on the device.
Cookies\CachePrefix : REG_SZ"Cookie:"
Cookies\CacheLimit : REG_DWORDDefault setting is 00000100, which represents a cache size of 256 KB.
History\CachePrefix : REG_SZ"Visited:"
History\CacheLimit : REG_DWORDDefault setting is 00000100, which represents a cache size of 256 KB.

Cache Configuration

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.

Value : typeDescription
SyncMode5 : REG_DWORDDefault value is 00000004, which instructs the browser to automatically check for updated Web pages. Other valid values are:

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

2: Check for updates once per session.

3: Always check for updates.

Image Cache Limits

The following settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Image Caching key specify cache limits for downloaded images. Increasing these values gives improved performance but uses more RAM.

Value : typeDescription
Cache Size : REG_DWORDThe size of the image cache, in bytes. Default setting is 1048576 (1024KB). Doubling the cache size increases performance when displaying images.
Item Size : REG_DWORDThe maximum size of each cached item. Default setting is 131072 (128KB).
Max Items : REG_DWORD Number of cache entries. Default setting is 128.

Glyph Cache Size

The following setting in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\GDI\GLYPHCACHE key sets the size of the glyph cache.

Value : typeDescription
Limit : REG_DWORDThe maximum size of the glyph cache. Default setting is 00004000 (16KB). Doubling the cache size to 00008000 (32KB) can improve the rate at which text is rendered.

See Also

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows CE


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