List of Internet Explorer fixes in Windows XP Service Pack 2

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Microsoft Internet Explorer-related problems and update scenarios that are addressed in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

For additional information about the problems that are resolved in Windows XP Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
811113 List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2
For additional information about how to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

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Windows XP SP2 addresses the following Internet Explorer-related scenarios:

The ALT+N keyboard shortcut does not work as expected

When you use the ALT+N keyboard shortcut to select a screen element, the screen element is not selected. For example, if you run the Microsoft .NET Passport Wizard, the ALT+N keyboard shortcut does not select the Next button after the first page. Instead, the ALT+N keyboard shortcut selects the Internet Explorer Information Bar.

This behavior occurs only if the Information Bar is displayed. For additional information about the Internet Explorer Information Bar, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
843017 Description of the Internet Explorer Information Bar in Windows XP Service Pack 2
To work around this problem, use the TAB key to move to the screen element, and then press the SPACEBAR or press ENTER. You can also use the pointing device to select the screen element.

You cannot add the My Computer zone to the Internet Explorer security zones

You cannot add the My Computer zone to the Internet Explorer security zones by using the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0
For more information about how Internet Explorer security zones and privacy settings are managed in the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
182569 Internet Explorer security zones registry entries for advanced users

Malicious ActiveX controls are blocked in Internet Explorer

Windows XP SP2 uses the Kill-Bit to prevent Web pages from loading malicious ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer. However, this functionality prevents some Web pages from working correctly. For additional information about how the Kill-Bit affects ActiveX controls, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
240797 How to stop an ActiveX control from running in Internet Explorer
870669 How to disable the ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer

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