Fritz Theiss wrote:
> thx so far even i prefer regmon for such issues.
> we need these settings being enabled for customers using our software. in
> order to faciliate things we are currently thinking about the possibility of
> firing all changes needed using a script. such a script would also be related
> to a reg-file, which would contain the changes.
> by the way: the values for interest are 1604, 1803 and 2200 beneath
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet
> Settings\Zones\3 ;-). the values have to be changed to 3... thanks to pa bear
> for sending me http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182569/en-us.
There are plenty of security programs that will alert on attempted changes
to settings for the web browser, especially those with HIPS (host intrusion
prevention system), and some will lock out such changes. You better ask the
user for permission during the install of your software to make those
changes and document what changes are needed and why they are needed for
your software (but apparently for no one else's software).
1604: Font download
Corrupted fonts are a cause for application crashes. If you are using fonts
that are included in all Windows installations or those that are commonly
pervasive to each platform (Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Courier
[New], etc) then you don't need to download fonts. The default for IE is
for this setting to be enabled, anyway. Those fonts are temporary and are
removed with normal cleanup after the browsing session terminates. They
don't get installed in the user's hosts. Fonts don't need to be downloaded
if they are already installed on the user's host.
1803: File download
This setting is enabled by default in IE. The user would have elected to
manually disable it. Web browsing is often used to download files to your
host. If this setting is off (disabled) then it is likely a domain policy
has set it to that value so you running a script to change it won't work.
2200: Automatic prompting for downloads.
If off (the default), the user sees a yellow infobar telling them a download
file was requested, so the user clicks on the infobar to elect to perform
the download. If on, a popup window appears asking the user for permission
to download the file. For either setting, the download is NOT allowed to
automatically proceed and instead the user gets prompted to allow or block
the download. How could this setting possibly affect your software?
Whether on or off, the user still gets prompted. It is still their choice.