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    IE/OE connection (IE 6)

    I am "fixing up" my older computer for my mother-in-law. Everything is running fine, thanks in part to some very smart and friendly lounge members :-). The last problem is minor. I cannot get the usual dual-blinking-monitors in the system tray when I am connected to the Internet. I also like to have a dial-in shortcut on the quick launch toolbar. The one I made from the connection in the Networking folder works, but dials right in, rather than giving me the dial-in dialog where I have to click "connect". I used to have both but since I changed to a new ISP for mom I cleared out all the old connections first. The dial-in box comes up properly when opening OE or IE. I looked for some .dun files, and there are 5 of them, but clicking on them only yields a "this imported file is corrupt" message. Can I safely delete all five .dun folders? (I have lots of room on this hard drive, so it's not a biggie, just don't want to have anything interfere with a new shortcut.) Upon closing OE I used to get the question "do you want to log off now" - or similar (I don't have it set on auto disconnect after getting the mail), which is a very good reminder to remember to shut off the connection.

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    Re: IE/OE connection (IE 6)

    Hi foxrose,

    To get the icon in the system tray,
    click on Control Panel>Internet options>Connections>Highlight the connection and click settings. On the bottom is "dial up settings", click properties and on the general tab, check "show icon in notification area when connected" OK out of all that.

    To have it ask before dialing,
    Control Panel>network connections. Right click on your connection and scroll to and click properties. On the options tab, check "prompt for name and password, etc."

    You can delete the other DUN settings and start anew by going to Start>Programs>accessories>communications and click on "new connection wizard" which will guide you through making a fresh connection.

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    Re: IE/OE connection (IE 6)

    After rereading your post, here are more settings.

    To have it stay on line ( OE )
    In OE, click on tools>options>connections. UN check "hang up after sending and receiving"

    To put the shortcut in the quick launch,
    Right click on the toolbar and uncheck "lock the toolbar"
    Drag & drop the shortcut down to the toolbar area, very carefully. You will see a black bar in that area when you have it located properly, then release the mouse button. the shortcut then should be in the Quick Launch. Move the slider over to the right to give it enough room and again right click the tool bar and check "lock the tool bar" again.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: IE/OE connection (IE 6)

    Hi Bob:
    I don't know if the OS makes a difference, but on my Win98 SE with IE 6, I couldn't find such an item for the taskbar. However, it did exist under Dial-Up-Network/select connection/Connections menu/Settings.
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    Re: IE/OE connection (IE 6)

    Hi Phil,

    I think that's just 98SE''s way of getting to the same place as XP. Just a different route, ( scenic or direct ) same results. <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>

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