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Run IE8 with different connection settings (e.g. proxy, favourites)

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by gervaz, May 9, 2010.

  1. gervaz

    gervaz Flightless Bird

    Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    saved pwd and no proxy enabled?

    I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.

    Thanks,
    Mattia
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum or
    newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    gervaz wrote:
    > Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    > personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    > my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    > saved pwd and no proxy enabled?
    >
    > I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.
     
  3. gervaz

    gervaz Flightless Bird

    Re: Run IE8 with different connection settings (e.g. proxy,favourites)

    On 10 Mag, 02:07, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    > Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum or
    > newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.
    >
    >
    >
    > gervaz wrote:
    > > Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    > > personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    > > my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    > > saved pwd and no proxy enabled?

    >
    > > I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.- Nascondi testo citato

    >
    > - Mostra testo citato -


    Ok, sorry: Win7 32bit. Hope this helps.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    gervaz wrote:
    >>> Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    >>> personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    >>> my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    >>> saved pwd and no proxy enabled?

    >>
    >>> I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.-

    >>
    >> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    >> SP2;
    >> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum
    >> or
    >> newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    >
    > Ok, sorry: Win7 32bit. Hope this helps.


    Create separate (password-protected) User Accounts, one for use at work &
    one for use at home.

    OT: MS is soon dropping this and all other public newsgroups; cf.
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx. When that comes
    to pass, you'll find support for Win7 in these forums:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    --
    ~PA Bear
     
  5. gervaz

    gervaz Flightless Bird

    Re: Run IE8 with different connection settings (e.g. proxy,favourites)

    On 10 Mag, 20:26, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > gervaz wrote:
    > >>> Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    > >>> personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    > >>> my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    > >>> saved pwd and no proxy enabled?

    >
    > >>> I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.-

    >
    > >> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    > >> SP2;
    > >> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum
    > >> or
    > >> newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    >
    > > Ok, sorry: Win7 32bit. Hope this helps.

    >
    > Create separate (password-protected) User Accounts, one for use at work &
    > one for use at home.
    >
    > OT: MS is soon dropping this and all other public newsgroups; cf.http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx.  When that comes
    > to pass, you'll find support for Win7 in these forums:http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    > --
    > ~PA Bear


    Although drastic, it can be the best solution to isolate the work/home
    activities, but doesn't resolve the original issue.

    Thanks,
    Mattia
     
  6. gervaz

    gervaz Flightless Bird

    Re: Run IE8 with different connection settings (e.g. proxy,favourites)

    On 11 Mag, 12:38, gervaz <ger...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On 10 Mag, 20:26, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > gervaz wrote:
    > > >>> Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    > > >>> personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    > > >>> my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    > > >>> saved pwd and no proxy enabled?

    >
    > > >>> I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE..-

    >
    > > >> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    > > >> SP2;
    > > >> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum
    > > >> or
    > > >> newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    >
    > > > Ok, sorry: Win7 32bit. Hope this helps.

    >
    > > Create separate (password-protected) User Accounts, one for use at work&
    > > one for use at home.

    >
    > > OT: MS is soon dropping this and all other public newsgroups; cf.http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx.  When that comes
    > > to pass, you'll find support for Win7 in these forums:http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    > > --
    > > ~PA Bear

    >
    > Although drastic, it can be the best solution to isolate the work/home
    > activities, but doesn't resolve the original issue.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mattia- Nascondi testo citato
    >
    > - Mostra testo citato -


    For a best understanding of my original qustion, here is what I was
    thinking:
    http://lifehacker.com/5481213/master-multiple-firefox-profiles-for-more-productive-browsing
     
  7. Laura

    Laura Flightless Bird

    Re: Run IE8 with different connection settings (e.g. proxy, favourites)

    gervaz wrote:
    > On 11 Mag, 12:38, gervaz <ger...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> On 10 Mag, 20:26, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> gervaz wrote:
    >>>>>> Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    >>>>>> personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    >>>>>> my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    >>>>>> saved pwd and no proxy enabled?
    >>>>>> I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.-
    >>>>> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    >>>>> SP2;
    >>>>> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum
    >>>>> or
    >>>>> newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.
    >>>> Ok, sorry: Win7 32bit. Hope this helps.
    >>> Create separate (password-protected) User Accounts, one for use at work &
    >>> one for use at home.
    >>> OT: MS is soon dropping this and all other public newsgroups; cf.http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx. When that comes
    >>> to pass, you'll find support for Win7 in these forums:http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    >>> --
    >>> ~PA Bear

    >> Although drastic, it can be the best solution to isolate the work/home
    >> activities, but doesn't resolve the original issue.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Mattia- Nascondi testo citato
    >>
    >> - Mostra testo citato -

    >
    > For a best understanding of my original qustion, here is what I was
    > thinking:
    > http://lifehacker.com/5481213/master-multiple-firefox-profiles-for-more-productive-browsing


    Internet explorer does not support user profiles like FF does. The only
    way to accomplish this is to create separate windows user accounts as
    suggested by PA Bear.

    An alternative would be to use Profile option with Firefox or use
    different browser for work and home purposes.
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    gervaz wrote:
    >>>>> Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    >>>>> personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    >>>>> my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    >>>>> saved pwd and no proxy enabled?

    >>
    >>>>> I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.-

    >>
    >>>> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    >>>> SP2;
    >>>> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum
    >>>> or
    >>>> newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    >>
    >>> Ok, sorry: Win7 32bit. Hope this helps.

    >>
    >> Create separate (password-protected) User Accounts, one for use at work &
    >> one for use at home.

    <snip>
    >
    > Although drastic, it can be the best solution to isolate the work/home
    > activities, but doesn't resolve the original issue.


    WYSIWYG. See Laura's reply.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "gervaz" <gervaz@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:a2a78d12-d27f-43d6-bc57-d849203fedf0@e35g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi all, I use my laptop both at work and at home. I would like to
    > personalize IE 8 in a way that at work I have my favourites sites and
    > my proxy configuration, while at home I have different favourites,
    > saved pwd and no proxy enabled?
    >
    > I know in firefox this is possible, wonder if it is the same for IE.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mattia


    You could use a 3rd party tool such as IEProxy which allows the settings to
    be switched when you change location. See http://ieproxy.codeplex.com/ for
    more details.

    --
    Dan
     

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