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    Internet Options/Connections/Never Dial... (WinXP Pro Build 2600)

    WinXP: similar enough to be comfortable, different enough to be frustrating.

    I have my Internet Options/Connections/Never Dial a Connection option selected, yet whenever Netscape Messenger checks for mail, it tries to establish a connection. This was not the case under previous versions of windows (Me, 98SE, 98). Am I missing something here? Is this done differently under XP. Or is this (shudder) a new design feature under XP?

    Under previous versions of Win9x, you could get rid of the "Log Off user..." on the Start menu. I have a single user XP system. Is there any way I can do this in XP?

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    Re: Internet Options/Connections/Never Dial... (WinXP Pro Build 2600)

    As far as the Internet connection dialog, Netscape doesn't use the Internet Options in the Control Panel so far as I know. You'd need to check in the Netscape preferences for that. Set up Netscape to use a LAN connection and that should knock that dialog off.

    You can disable the "Logoff" option a few different ways. I prefer to use TweakUI in the XP PowerToys to do this - a nice little GUI checkbox instead of hacking the registry.
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    Re: Internet Options/Connections/Never Dial... (WinXP Pro Build 2600)

    You may be a single user of your machine, but you did set up a seperate account from the Admin account? <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> If not you have locked the backdoors to your system if you have major problems <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Internet Options/Connections/Never Dial... (WinXP Pro Build 2600)

    Netscape does not, as far as I know, have any dial/no dial options. It relies on the OS settings (Internet Options) to do its thing. In any event, my problem is not unique to Netscape. If I launch Windows Update (IE) it dials up automatically even with "Do not dial..." selected.

    With respect to using Tweakui to disable "Log Off user...", it doesn't work. This option of Tweakui didn't work in 98SE or Me either. There was a native check box to do this, which I can't find (or doesn't exist) in XP.

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    Re: Internet Options/Connections/Never Dial... (WinXP Pro Build 2600)

    I was having this problem also, with IE rather than Netscape. The problem is solved deep in the bowels of the IE discussion group, and it's XP's fault. The solution can be found at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertz...ust/cosden1.asp

    Be sure to make both the changes mentioned when you get to that remote connections manager properties box.

    Woody should really mention this in the XP column as it seems many people are troubled by Windows XP making unnecessary attempts to dial a connection when a persistent cable or DSL connection is already present.

    Edited by WyllyWylly to add URL markup

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