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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (10/9/09)

In this post:   How Can I Change the Internet Explorer Title Bar? Hey, Scripting Guy! In which programming language should I write to change the Internet Explorer title bar? -- NN Hello NN, You can use VBScript, Jscript, Windows PowerShell, or anything you wish. For Internet Explorer, you can add the following...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Download Multiple Files at Once with Internet Explorer in Windows 7?

 Hey Scripting Guy! Internet Explorer used to be limited to only downloading two items at a time. I found a script that would increase it to 10, but that script does not work on Windows 7. I got accustomed to being able to download 10 things at the same from within Internet Explorer. Do you have a script that will make that change for me...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (03/27/09)

Determining if SQL Is Installed; How to Read Paired Information into a Dictionary Object  Hey, Scripting Guy! Being an avid reader of your columns for the last several years has been a blast. I wrote you once before but with no success (in terms of a reply, which was expected, and in terms of not seeing an article related to my question, ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Change My Internet Explorer Home Page?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I just found out that Internet Explorer 7 and even Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 allows you to have multiple home pages. This is like soooo cool. I would like to be able to write a script that uses Windows PowerShell to change the start page to the Script Center. It would be nice if I could do this remotely, but that is not ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions

How Can I Automatically Open and Monitor Web Sites?   Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoyed reading your Quick-Hits Friday article that talked about opening multiple Web sites in different browser tabs, and that got me thinking. Our company has a number of Web sites we need to monitor, and I was wondering if you could modify the script to monitor...