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This page focuses on bugs in MS software mainly related with Internet.

It only reveals these bugs I've stucked on. Of course, there are many more, and especially these documented on http://www.microsoft.com/security/ should by considered very serious.


Windows 2000 doesn't restore numlock state after logon

Q262625 - How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon Using a Logon Script
advices to use WSH to set numlock using set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") :  WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"

Deja.com: Post indicating ist's Terminal Serverices' "feature"/error


IE5 ignores proxy settings

Deja: IE5-5.1 manual proxy problem (no help here as on today)

Q236920 - Connections No Longer Use LAN Automatic Configuration and Proxy

Non public fix (!): 07/27/99 2:29 p.m., 5.00.2719.2700, 459024 bytes, Wininet.dll (x86)

According to Q244655 - Description of Internet Explorer 5.01, this issue is also addressed in IE 5.01.

How to find the fix file:

You must edit registry to benefit from this fix, add a new DWORD value called DialupUseLanSettings with a data value of 1 to the following registry key: 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings


Launch in a new process option cannot be changed anymore

Q240928 - Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process Setting Is Not Available in Internet Explorer 5.01

In IE 5.01 it is not possible to manually change the setting to start a separate process each time you open new IE window anymore. This option now depends on the amount of PC's RAM -- less then 32 MB => disabled, 32 MB or more => enabled. What an ignorance!


Form autocomplete controlled by mouse reacts very slowly

in opposite to keyboard control. In any text input field, when suggested entries show up depending of what you typed so far, you can either select one of them by using cursor keys and pressing enter, or by clicking left mouse button on it. However, when you select it using the mouse, it activates after almost one second, and if you move the mouse in the meantime (after the click), some other option can be easily selected my mistake.

No fix known yet. Tell me if you have/know one. Priority: low.

OE5, OL2000,

When selecting the text with mouse, you cannot see the text cursor

compare it to Windows' Notepad. In addition, when selecting empty lines among other ones in OE, you cannot even see when it is selected. In opposite to this, in OL2000 it seems one space (which of cource isn't there) is selected on such empty line.


Cutting the line then pasting it back loses CR+LF

In OL2000 when you do "Home, Shift+End, Ctrl+X, Up, Ctrl+V", it pastes the deleted text not on it's own line, but at the beginning of the previous line. It's in the direct opposite to the fact, that when you did "Ctrl+X" as described above, you've got the current line deleted -- but, it never pastes back again. (Compare with Windows' Notepad.)


1 - Before:
2 - After:

In OE it works good, because it doesn't delete the line first time, if you wanna cut whole line incl. CR+LF, you should issue "Home, Shift+Down, Ctrl+X, Up, Ctrl+V" and everything is just alright.

Why the hell they don't have it behaving still the same way?

No fix known yet. Tell me if you have/know one. Priority: above normal.

(c) 2001 Karel Fajkus