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    How to automate IE6? (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Is there any reasonable way to automate repetitive actions under IE6 (as one would with a macro in Office)? I'm thinking, in particular, of the sequence of clicks necessary to invoke Tools | Internet Options | Accessibility | Ignore colors... The reason I do this a lot relates to Web pages that suppress the color changes associated with visited links. If I want to verify which links I've already followed I have to set the Ignore Colors check box, and then clear it when I'm done. It would be nice to assign those functions to a button or hot key. I could write a little VB app that would use SendKeys() to do this, but that would be so lame that I can't bring myself to do it. Any thoughts?

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    Re: How to automate IE6? (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Unfortunately, there isn't a built in function for this, (as I'm sure you're aware...)

    Your best bet might be to download a third-party utility for coding macros in the Windows environment. Several options exist at http://www.download.com for this purpose. I have used AceMacro with some success to automate various tasks in Windows for a long time.

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    Re: How to automate IE6? (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Many thanks for your quick response. I took a look at AceMacro, but I don't think it's the way I want to go since, when you get right down to it, it's really a SendKeys-like solution. I found the registry entry that will effect the desired change (it's "Always Use My Colors" under IE/Settings) - so the problem has been transformed into one of getting IE to re-read the Registry. I'll ask that question in a different post. Thanks again.
    -John.

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