Give Us your Feedback - 15 Mar 2001

I've been writing this column for almost 7 months and have been gratified by the feedback I receive from subscribers who want to comment directly to me about the topics and tips I discuss. When I first started writing the column, I asked a few questions about who you are and what you want to see covered. I received a few hundred responses that gave me a good picture of the Win2K Pro UPDATE audience. Well, in the past 7 months, we've added quite a few subscribers, and I have a few new questions for you and a place to respond.

  • Do you have a home network?
  • Do you telecommute?
  • Do you support users who telecommute?
  • Do you support users with home networks (or remote small office networks)?
  • If you do any of the above, do you have specific concerns or problems relating to support issues? Product choices? Configuration and management? Other?

Just click "Post a comment" and give us your feedback. We're really interested, and I guarantee that I'll read them and respond to you directly, if necessary.

This week's tip:
Here's a little personalization you can do that won't affect your work, but you can have some fun with it. Or if you're a corporate person, you can place your business name on an oft-used application.

You'll notice that when you run Internet Explorer (IE), it always displays the page name you're viewing followed by "- Microsoft Internet Explorer." You can change that heading to anything you want: a company name, an identification message (I actually use the computer name so I can tell which machine I'm on when using an inexpensive keyboard/video/mouse—KVM—switch in my home office). To change the text:

  1. Launch regedt32.exe.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. From the Edit menu, select Add Value.
  4. Name the new value Windows Title and make sure it's a REG_SZ data type.
  5. Enter the text you want to display as the string value.
  6. Launch a new IE window and you'll see your change.
  7. To remove the string, just delete the Windows Title value.
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