All of us live on the Web these days, and the demarcation between the operating system and the Web has gotten fuzzier with each iteration of Windows. XP has even more web-based tools built into it than its predecessors.
While Internet Explorer 6 betters all previous versions of the browser, it could still use some help. It doesn't give you much help when you want to protect your privacy or fight against annoyances like pop-up ads, for example. And its searching capabilities and offline display of web pages leaves much to be desired.
In this chapter, you'll find hacks to fix all that and more, including a great grab-bag of Registry hacks for Internet Explorer, a way to speed up file downloads, shortcuts for starting and running Internet Explorer, and more.