Did you recently upgrade your Internet Explorer to version 8 and maybe got a little overwhelmed with all the new features? Some of the new features of Microsoft IE8 are great however in my opinion there is to much bloat. It appears that Microsoft has gone a little overboard trying to integrate in all of their MSN Live properties into your desktop. One of the annoying features is the little blue boxes called Internet Explorer Accelerators that pop up every time you highlight something on a web page. Even after uninstalling all of the IE Accelerators a faded out little blue box pops open just to let you know that Accelerators are still available. Below I describe how to completely disable Internet Explorer 8 Accelerators.
A default installation of Internet Explorer 8 has some security settings that can be annoying at times though technically they are the correct way to have things configured. One that will pop up a lot if the default settings is left untouched the the display of “mixed content” or display a HTTPS URL that has HTTP content mixed into it. Technically when visiting a secure webpage being delivered over SSL there should not be any HTTP items on the page as it leaves the door open for a security breach. The problem is there are a ton of web sites out there that display mixed content.
**NOTE: This setting is the same for the Windows XP 32-Bit and Windows 7 64-Bit versions of Internet Explorer 8.
If you get an error message similar to the one detailed below it can be resolved easily by modifying Internet Explorers security settings. Please be aware though that this is not specifically an error but more a security setting within Internet Explorer that is warning you that the web site you are visiting is accessing information outside of the domain you visited.
If you have turned off remember passwords in Internet Explorer it is easy to turn them back on. Follow the instructions below to turn on remember passwords in IE.
- Open IE: Open your Internet Explorer
- Open IE Options: Click Tools from the menu above and then click Internet Options
- Navigate to Content Options: Click the Content tab in the new Internet Options window