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Internet Explorer - Enable or Disable Accelerator Add-ons

How to Enable or Disable an Internet Explorer Accelerator Add-on
Published by Brink
20 Dec 2008 - Views: 98034
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How to Enable or Disable a Internet Explorer Accelerator Add-on

information   Information
This will show you how to enable or disable a Accelerator add-on in IE9 and IE10.

To get free add-ons from Microsoft, see: Internet Explorer Gallery

Note   Note
You can use Accelerators to search text that you select, map, e-mail, translate, or share content from any web page you’re currently viewing with just one click. Learn more.





Here's How:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
A) Click/tap on the Page Command Bar icon button, and click/tap on All Accelerators and Manage Accelerators. (See screenshot below)
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B) Go to step 5 or 6.
OR

2. Open Internet Explorer.
A) Click/tap on the Tools Menu Bar item, and click/tap on Manage Add-ons. (See screenshot below)
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B) Under Add-on Types (left pane), click/tap on Accelerators. (See screenshot below step 5A or 6A)

C) Go to step 5 or 6.
OR

3. Open Internet Explorer.
A) Click/tap on the Tools Command Bar icon button, and click/tap on Manage Add-ons. (See screenshot below)
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B) Under Add-on Types (left pane), click/tap on Accelerators. (See screenshot below step 5A or 6A)

C) Go to step 5 or 6.
OR

4. Open the Control Panel (icons view) .
A) Click/tap on the Internet Options icon.
NOTE: You can also select Internet Options from steps 2 or 3 instead.

B) Click/tap on the Programs tab and Manage Add-ons button. (See screenshot below)
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C) Under Add-on Types (left pane), click/tap on Accelerators. (See screenshot below step 5A or 6A)

D) Go to step 5 or 6.
5. To Disable a Accelerator Add-on
A) Select a enabled Accelerator add-on that you want to disable, and click/tap on the Disable button. (See screenshot below)
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B) Go to step 7.
6. To Enable a Accelerator Add-on
A) Select a disabled Accelerator add-on that you want to enable, and click/tap on the Enable button. (See screenshot below)
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7. Click on the Close button. (See screenshot above)

8. If you did step 4, then click on OK. (See screenshot below step 4B)
That's it,
Shawn





05 Feb 2009   #1
coberfranc

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

How do you turn the darn thing off so it does not show up in the middle of an email?? In my opinion, it is very annoying. Any help would be appreciated.


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05 Feb 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Why not just reset to defaults and when it runs through the setup again make sure you select custom and just disable all the accelerators.
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05 Feb 2009   #3
coberfranc

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion.

I disabled all of them but the Search one still shows and I still get the little blue box right smack in the middle of my email. I was wondering if there was a way to just get rid of it entirely?
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05 Feb 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Coberfranc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I believe it is a bug in IE8. I have all accelerators disabled as well, and I still get the blue arrow accelerator box that includes the Google search option.

You should send feedback to Microsoft to help make them aware of this bug. The more people that do, the more likely it may get fixed in a future release.

Shawn
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05 Feb 2009   #5
coberfranc

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

Thanks Shawn, will do.
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03 May 2009   #6
tommystam

Windows XP
 
 

Oh My Gawd! Shawn please help!

How annoying is this new STUPIDLY annoying geeky microsoft accelerator stuff!!

Why do they keep cramming stuff like this down our throats!!

When you go to Page/all accelerators why isnt there a damn DISABLE option along with get more or manage accelerators. Not only do I still get that blue box with microcrap search in it (I love Microsoft for the record, I just hate the way they think all their new nerdy inventions will be liked by everyone) but now on almost every new page I visit a small pop up on the middle bottom of the toolbar tells me I have something disabled, blah blah blah,! !!!

I dont believe this sh!t! Should I uninstall Explorer 8? Download Google Chrome Browser? Please advise! I just want that damn accelerator stupid option to dissapear from my PC dammit!!

Sorry Shawn, they just manage to always frustrate me!

Please advise, alos your link on feedback does not work.
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03 May 2009   #7
tommystam

Windows XP
 
 

Sweet I found a fix, very simple! I just hope I didnt enable/disable any important add ons in the process! Oh well, should be easy to enable them back, i think.

Hello,

For your current situation, if you really want to disable the accelerators feature in IE 8, please perform the following steps.

1. Start Internet Explorer 8.


2. Click Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced


3. Then uncheck the box for Display Accelerator button on selection, under Browsing.


4. Click Apply and OK.


Cheers.

Completely disable accelerators feature in IE 8
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03 May 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tommy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Thank you for sharing your results and solution.

Shawn
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10 Jul 2009   #9
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

You can completely remove accelerators in the local computer policy editor, here's how:

Go to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Componets\Internet Explorer\Accelerators\ select "Turn off Accelerators" and Enable it.

This will remove all accelerator links from the right click menu, along with the blue shortcut icon that appears when something is highlighted. It will also remove accelerators from the manage add-ons window.

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