View Full Version : IE forgets it's settings after reboot
01-24-2002, 12:00 PM
I have problems with Explorer that it forgets it's customized settings after I log out or reboot my Mac. Cookies and bookmarks stay, but autocompletions and profile are gone. Anyone knows what might be causing that?
Thanks in advance,
01-24-2002, 03:57 PM
I have the same problem.
One thing to try is delete com.apple.internetconfig.plist (or whatever it's called), restart, open IE, and change any preferences in one shot. meaning, open the prefs immediately, make changes in every pane, then close it. I've found that it will remember those setting permanently, but if i ever want to change anything, I pretty much have to start over and delete that .plist again.
Unfortunately, I've done that about three times now, and it never remembers my settings for file helpers. I want the QuickTime.plugin to handle MP3 files, not iTunes, but everytime I restart, it reverts.
It's really quite annoying.
Well, that's not a complete solution, but it's something to try in the meantime.
12-13-2004, 10:08 PM
I have the same problem with file handlers...did you ever find a solution?
12-14-2004, 09:49 AM
When I first started using OS X as a my primary OS in 2000, I had this problem with IE and it not remembering the changing I made to the file handlers. I think the problem is more with IE not saving it's preferences properly (or at all?). I even emailed Microsoft's support folks 4 or 5 times about this issue. Of course, IE will never be updated for OS X, and I finally gave up on it when it proved to be an inferior browser.
There are some 3rd party apps that can be used with Safari (and other browsers) to control file handlers. ATM, I cannot find the name or link of the app, so I'll have to wait until I can get on my home machine to check it out.
12-14-2004, 09:59 AM
If you have Entourage open at the same time as IE, whichever one quits last is going to overwrite most (all?) pref changes made by the other. So if you need to make some lasting changes to IE, such as file handlers, cookies, window size, etc, quit Entourage before you quit IE.
Like yellow said, IE on the Mac has been discontinued, so don't expect a fix.
Oh, and RCDefaultApp is a prefpane that'll let you deal with file types, internet protocols, mime types, etc on a system level. I'd look into that if you insist on using IE. It might help.
12-14-2004, 01:27 PM
I will take a look RCDefaultApp, maybe that will help.
The problem is the website that requires PDF viewing is IE only.
I wonder if there are hacks for either Camino or Safari that set the UserAgent string based on URL. That would work as well.
12-14-2004, 01:49 PM
You can turn on the Debug menu in Safari that will allow you to change the User Agent to that of IE 6. Do a seach here in the forums and you can find the command line addition to turn on the debug menu, and/or some GUIfied apps that will do it for you.
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