cheers desga! that is brilliant getting the path in several ways like that.
'IE go out!'
my thoughts exactly
charlie..here's the tricky part, if you try to use ie(iexplore.exe) by renaming it you will probably get a message when you run ie like ' running in compatability mode.. some blah blah will not function'.. you can stop that message by selecting 'don't remind me again' in the prompt but i'm not sure what blah blah functions will be disabled in ie.
i'd still like to use ie occasionally or run it from km macro but i choose to run it myself.. not a dumb program executing it against my wish. here's what i do to make sure ie still runs properly:
inside internet explorer folder, i create a new folder 'bin' and then i move the original ie iexplore.exe(not the killer version) to it so:
c:\program files\internet explorer\bin\iexplore.exe
for windows update.. i think this will fix the problem for ms related tasks that require ie:
fire regedit and borwse to this path:
under shell>open>command under iexplore, change default string from:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1
to new path:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\bin\iexplore.exe" %1
this will not override the logic for the ie-killer ..as unregistered protocols will always assume the original path.. also same goes for pesky ie-persistant programs.. they don't read that registry key and will use the original path.. from which ie-killer will intercept and send their commands to kmeleon.
it's like having your cake and eating it.. ie will still function for special windows tasks, however rest of protocols/bad programs will execute kmeleon instead.