1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cannot add any new accelerators in IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by bearspa, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. bearspa

    bearspa Flightless Bird

    I'm using Xp Pro, and IE8. I cannot seem to add any accelerators. I go to
    the "Add-ons Gallery: Accelerators" page, and click on the "Add to Internet
    Explorer" button, and nothing happens. I have tried it with several
    accelerators, and have tried going to the page that describes the accelerator
    and clicking on the "Add to Internet Explorer" button

    HELP!
    --
    TIA.

    bearspa
     
  2. bearspa

    bearspa Flightless Bird

    While searching for solutions on the net, I came across suggestions to
    reinstall IE8 to solve other similar problems, which I did by running
    "rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132
    %windir%\Inf\ie.inf". Took a while, and had a few nerve-wracking moments,
    but now it seems that I can add accelerators. I guess it must have reset
    some "switches" that allow this.

    Things seem a bit slower, but at least the accelerators work.

    Thought I'd report this in case anyone else has similar problems in the
    future..

    "bearspa" wrote:

    > I'm using Xp Pro, and IE8. I cannot seem to add any accelerators. I go to
    > the "Add-ons Gallery: Accelerators" page, and click on the "Add to Internet
    > Explorer" button, and nothing happens. I have tried it with several
    > accelerators, and have tried going to the page that describes the accelerator
    > and clicking on the "Add to Internet Explorer" button
    >
    > HELP!
    > --
    > TIA.
    >
    > bearspa
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2)
    as well as your IE version when posting in an IE-specific forum or
    newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    bearspa wrote:
    > I'm using Xp Pro, and IE8. I cannot seem to add any accelerators. I go
    > to
    > the "Add-ons Gallery: Accelerators" page, and click on the "Add to
    > Internet
    > Explorer" button, and nothing happens. I have tried it with several
    > accelerators, and have tried going to the page that describes the
    > accelerator and clicking on the "Add to Internet Explorer" button
    >
    > HELP!
     

Share This Page