MSIE Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process…

This is often troublesome. and occasionally occurs in newer versions of MSIE. This option in MSIE4 and later specifies whether a new process is created for each instance of Internet Explorer that you start. With this setting disabled, all instances of Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer that you start are run in the same process. When you enable this setting, you can prevent one instance of Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer from effecting other instances if it stops responding (hangs); however, if you enable this setting, additional resources are consumed and Internet Explorer’s performance may be affected.

Generally, this option is available on the Internet Control Panel, Advanced tab, but sometimes it isn’t visible. If this is the case, a simple registry change can manually control it.

WARNING: this is a registry change, so please be careful!

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/explorer/BrowseNewProcess
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/explorer/BrowseNewProcess

BrowseNewProcess = Yes



Mozilla networking configuration

Here’s another, albeit awkward configuration change for Mozilla Firefox for networking.

Enter about:config in the URL of the browser and manipulate the following,  I’ve shown the defaults in parethesis to aid in reverting them if you encounter problems.

network.http.pipelining=true (def:false)
network.http.proxy.pipelining (def:false – only required if you use proxies that support)
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests=8 (def:4, max is 8)



WOT – Website reputation

Previously I discussed the McAfee SiteAdvisor plugin. Another similar project is WOT.

The differences with it are as follows:

  1. Instead of a centralized service, WOT is democratic. As such, the result is based on the feedback of any user that takes the time to rate a given website.
  2. WOT is available for Firefox and MSIE.

Since this coexists well within the browser, there’s no reason you can’t use both!


Happy surfing!

Business Jargon – aka Office speak for the cubicle constrained!

I saw this article today and realized just how much of this language has become my own…. I really need to just “get a life” 🙂

For more, see the following:

Like acronyms…. see these:

Personally, i’m into Demotivators….

Now get back to your cubicle and code, you hippie!

McAfee SiteAdvisor

This is a great free plugin for Firefox and MSIE. After installation of the plugin, web links particularly in search engines like Google will contain an image/icon displaying a level of trust as well as some basic information about the website.

As a website owner, it is recommended that you add your site. To do so, you must first prove that you can publish content on the website. This is accomplished by submitting a form, after which you are given a filename (typically the domain with a ‘randomized’ hashcode) to create on your website.

NOTE: when doing this you must also insure that your website generates proper “404 Not Found” HTTP errors for non-existent files, as the verification process also tests that scenario.

Once listed, McAfee will scan your website for vulnerable downloads, reviews, related (linked) websites, as well as track outbound email (possible SPAM) generating from your domain.


Here’s to a safer online experience.