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DMM Help : Recommended browser settings for DMM Registered Users using Internet Explorer



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Add *.dps.ny.gov to trusted sites

Open Internet Explorer.
Click 
Tools, and then click Internet Options.
Click the "Security" tab and choose the "Trusted Sites" icon.

Then click on the button "Sites". A window will open, where you can add any sites that you wish to be in the Trusted zone. Be sure to remove the check by the entry "Require server verification (https:)...."

Enter the site of interest in the line provided. Site URLs can be typed in directly or entered by copying and pasting. A shortcut method of copying and pasting an URL from the IE address bar is to use the keyboardcommand ALT+D to select the Web address and then use CTRL+C to copy it to the Windows Clipboard. Then right-click in the space under "Add this Web site to the zone" and choose "Paste" from the context menu. The example below shows the NY Times site being added. Note that it is not an https site and that the appropriate box is unchecked. After entering a site click the "Add" button.


The site is now added to the list of trusted sites.


Enter the next site and repeat the procedure.

There is a "Remove" button (grayed out in the figure above), should you wish to take a site off the list.

Using wild cards
One disadvantage of using a complete URL like
 http://www.nytimes.com is that it can be too specific. For example, there are related addresses such as http://topics.nytimes.com and these will be treated as a separate URL. To place anything contained within the entire domain "nytimes.com" into the trusted zone, the asterisk wildcard can be used. An entry such as "*.nytimes.com" will put everything in the main domain into the trusted zone. 


Add *.dps.ny.gov to allow pop-ups

By default, Internet Explorer displays pop-ups that appear as a result of you clicking a link or button. Pop-up Blocker blocks pop-ups that are displayed automatically (without you clicking a link or button). If you want to allow a specific website to display automatic pop-ups, follow these steps:

      1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer. 
      2.
      Click the Tools button, click Pop-up Blocker, and then click Pop-up Blocker Settings.
      3.
      In the Address of website to allow box, type the address (or URL) of the website you want to see pop-ups from, and then click Add.
      4.
      Repeat step 3 for every website you want to allow pop-ups from. When you are finished adding websites, click Close.

Add *.dps.ny.gov to compatibility mode sites [external site]

Set .PDF documents to open in Adobe
      1. Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Default Programs. 
      2. Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
      3. Click the file type or protocol that you want the program to act as the default for.
      4. Click Change program.
      5. Click the program that you want to use as the default for the file type you selected, or click the arrow next to Other Programs to show additional programs. (If your program is not listed, click Browse to find the program you want to use, and then click Open. If no other programs are installed that are able to open the file type or protocol, your choices will be limited.)
      6. Click OK.

Set browsing history settings : clear cache
      1. Click on the Tools Menu > Select Internet Options
      2. Click on the General tab > Under Browsing History, click on the Delete button.
      3. In the Temporary Internet Files area, click the Delete Files button to clear the cache. Close the window.
      4. Next, click on the Settings button (still in General > Browsing History area) and check, "Every time I visit the webpage".
      5. Change Days to keep pages in history to 0.
      6. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Settings window.
      7. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Internet Options window.

Set browsing history settings : store 25 mb
      1. Click on the Tools Menu > Select Internet Options
      2. Click on the General tab > Under Browsing History, click on Settings tab 
      3. Click on Disk space to use (8-1024MB), change to 25
      4. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Settings window.
      5. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Internet Options window


      Un install Google tool bar
To uninstall from the Toolbar
      1. Click the down arrow next to the Toolbar's wrench wrenchicon.
      2.
      Select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.
      3.
      Click OK.
To uninstall from the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel
      1. Click the Windows Start menu button.
      2.
      Select Control Panel.
      3.
      Double-click Programs and Features.
      4.
      Double-click Google Toolbar for IE.

Windows User Account Control might appear and ask you for permission to uninstall. If you don’t have administration privileges on the computer, please contact your system administrator to finish uninstalling.


Un install Yahoo tool bar


Yahoo! Toolbar Version 8 for Internet Explorer:

      1. Select the Windows Start button.
      2.
      Select Settings Control Panel.
      3.
      Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
      4.
      Scroll down and click Yahoo! Toolbar.
      5.
      Select Remove.
      6.
      Close and restart Internet Explorer.
       

Yahoo! Toolbar Version 7 for Internet Explorer

Via the toolbar:

      1. Select the Settings button. 
      Note:
       If you do not see a gray or green settings button, you may not have Version 7. If you're unsure, learn how to tell which version of Yahoo! Toolbar you have.
      2.
      Select Help | Uninstall toolbar.
      3.
      Select Uninstall.
      4.
      Close and restart Internet Explorer.

Via the Control Panel

Note:
 The instructions for finding the Control Panel on the Start Menu may differ depending on the version of Windows you are running.
      1. Select the Windows Start button.
      2.
      Select Control Panel from the "Settings" menu.
      3.
      Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
      4.
      Select Yahoo! Toolbar.
      5.
      Select Change/Remove.
      6.
      Close and restart Internet Explorer 
      Note:
       You may need to restart your computer to fully uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar.
       

Yahoo! Toolbar Version 6 for Internet Explorer

Via the toolbar ( icon):


Via the Control Panel:
Note:
 The instructions for finding the Control Panel on the Start Menu may differ depending on the version of Windows you are running.
      1. Select the Windows Start button.
      2.
      Select Control Panel from the "Settings" menu.
      3.
      Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
      4.
      Select Yahoo! Toolbar.
      5.
      Select Change/Remove.
      6.
      Close and restart Internet Explorer 
      Note:
       You may need to restart your computer to fully uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar.


Un install AOL tool bar 
      1. Open Internet Explorer web browser.
      2.
      Click the "Settings" button on the far right of the AOL toolbar. Select "Help."
      3.
      Click "Uninstall." When the program uninstalls, restart your web browser.
      O


Un install "other" tool bars 
      1. Start Internet Explorer. Click the Tools icon and choose Manage Add-ons→Enable or Disable Add-Ons.
      2.
      In the drop-down box marked Show, choose Add-Ons Currently Loaded in Internet Explorer. Click the Name column heading.

          You should see a list of add-ons, sorted by name.

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      3. One by one, select any toolbars that you don’t want, and any “helpers” that come along for the ride, and click Disable.

          Only Disable the toolbars — don’t Delete — if you have the option.
      4. When you’re done, click OK twice, “X” out of Internet Explorer, and then restart Internet Explorer.
Set Google toolbar to allow pop-ups from *.dps.ny.gov
      1. Click Toolbar's wrench wrenchicon.
      2.
      On the Tools tab, select (or deselect) the 'Pop-up blocker' Pop-up blockercheckbox.
      3.
      Click Save.

Allow pop-ups

To allow pop-ups, just click Toolbar's Pop-up blocker button. The button's icon should change from 'Pop- ups blocked' Pop-ups blockedto 'Pop-ups allowed' Pop-ups allowed. Once you allow pop-ups on a specific website, Pop-up blocker adds the website to an 'Allowed sites' whitelist.

View the 'Allowed sites' list

      1. Click Toolbar's wrench wrenchicon.
      2.
      On the Tools tab, click the Edit link next to the 'Pop-up blocker' checkbox.

Set Yahoo toolbar to allow pop-ups from *.dps.ny.gov


Allowing Specific Pop-Up Windows

      You can allow pop-up windows from specific sources by creating a list of allowed sources based on pop-ups that Pop-Up Blocker has blocked during the current browser session.

Here’s How
      1. From the Pop-Up Blocker menu on the Yahoo! Toolbar, select Always Allow Pop-Ups From.

          Select Always Allow Pop-Ups From.

          The Pop-Up Blocker window opens.

      2. Select the source of pop-ups that you want to allow from the list of sources of recently blocked pop-ups at the top of the window, then click the Allow button.

          Select a pop-up source, then click the Allow button.
      3. Confirm your selection.

          Confirm your selection.

          The selected source appears in the list of allowed sources at the bottom of the Yahoo! Pop-Up Blocker window

          The source appears in the list of allowed sources.

      4. If you want to remove an item from the allowed list, select it and click the Remove button.
      5.
      Click the Close button.

          The Blocker allows all pop-up windows from this source until you remove the source from the allowed list.
Set AOL toolbar to allow pop-ups from *.dps.ny.gov
In the Internet Explorer window, on the AOL Toolbar, click the Blocking Pop-ups icon, then click Allow Pop-up from <website name>.

Note: The Pop-Up Blocker icon will display a green light symbol over a yellow window to indicate that you have allowed Web pop-ups to display on the current website that you are viewing.




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