Internet Explorer Specific Settings
This section is dedicated to settings that you may need to set in Internet Explorer for things to work properly in KioWare. It also contains an explaination of things that work in Internet Explorer but do not in KioWare and how to work around the issues. Keep in mind that many times "Internet Explorer" will be referred to as "IE".
Script Errors with Media Files
Most times if you try to link directly to a media file (such as a flash file) rather than wrapping the file within an object tag on your page you will get a script error in KioWare but it will work in IE. The reason that it does not work in KioWare is because KioWare runs in a more secure manner than IE. There are at least three ways to work around the issue. They are listed from the most preferred method to the least:
- Wrap your media files within HTML pages using object tags.
- Add the domain that the media file is on to your Internet Explorer trusted sites list.
- The NOT recommended way: Open the registry and create the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BLOCK_LMZ_SCRIPT" if it is not already there. Create a dword inside the key named "KioWare.exe" and set it to 1.
- * If you chose the last option, please reconsider using one of the first two.
Printers that Print Long Pages
IE, by default, will set up headers and footers that are normally printed at the top and bottom of web pages that you print. In some cases, the headers and footers do not print but all of the space that would normally be needed for them will still be there, causing waste of paper. For instance, a page that should only be 3 inches long could be 11.
To disable IE headers and footers:
- Run IE.
- Open the Page Setup dialog.
- Clear out everything in the Header and Footer textboxes.
- Press Ok.
- Re-run KioWare to test.
IE Shrink to Fit
IE 7, by default, will always size down documents to make them fit on the pages that you are printing. In some cases this is very annoying and makes the print out look bad or unusable. Fortunately Microsoft has provided a registry setting to disable this default setting for programs that use the IE browser control. The batch file command below can be copied and run to set print size to 100% by default in KioWare.
reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_STF_Scale_Min" /v KioWare.exe /t REG_DWORD /d 100 /f
Keep in mind that the command above will only work for the user that runs it. If you are running KioWare as a different user, you will need to run the file on that account as well.