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This article contains a copy of the information in the Release Notes file included with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 for Macintosh.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 for Macintosh
Microsoft Internet Explorer is a World Wide Web (WWW) browser for the Macintosh. The WWW is the fastest growing component of the Internet today. In order to use a WWW browser, you will need a modem or network access, access to the Internet, and software that enables your computer to communicate with the Internet.
If you performed a minimum or custom install and did not install Java[ASCII 153] components, the Java features discussed in these Release Notes might not apply to you.
Java users should read the Java Release Notes for Java support information.
You must have access to the Internet through an Internet service provider or the network to which your computer is connected.
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Tips and TroubleshootingProblems Launching Internet Explorer
In general, if you are experiencing difficulties accessing any page on the World Wide Web, please try one or both of the following:
Delete the Explorer folder and the MS Internet Cache folder
Printing a Web Page that Uses Frames
Some web pages are designed using frames (subsections of the window that display different information). In order to print the information in a particular frame, click in that frame and choose Print from the File menu.
Downloading large Web sites is memory intensive and may consume a lot of disk space. Java applets and Macintosh ActiveX controls are not downloaded for offline browsing.
QuickTime and QuickTime PowerPlug
If you have QuickTime installed, Internet Explorer requires that the QuickTime PowerPlug be installed in your Extensions folder in your System folder. QuickTime extensions are available for download from http://quicktime.apple.com/.
QuickTime and QuickDraw 3D
If you use the Extensions Manager to disable QuickTime and QuickDraw 3D, you need to remove the appropriate QuickTime and QuickDraw 3D libraries.
If you are using Internet Explorer to view VRML pages, you must have QuickDraw 3D version 1.5 or later installed. QuickDraw 3D is available for download from http://quickdraw3d.apple.com/
If you experience problems viewing a page that uses plug-ins, you will most likely need to increase the memory allotted to Internet Explorer. To do so, quit Internet Explorer if it is running, select the Internet Explorer icon, and then choose Get Info from the File menu. (Make sure you select the icon for the Internet Explorer program, not an alias to the program.) Try increasing the Preferred Size to 8000K.
Some Web pages may have ActiveX controls that have been built for the Win32 platform and don't support Mac OS. If this happens and you are unable to view the page, you can turn off the viewing of ActiveX content. To do so, choose Preferences from the Edit menu, click Web Content under Web Browser, and then clear the Enable ActiveX check box. If this fixes your problem, the ActiveX control most likely did not support Mac OS.
Note: Please be aware that in this release, Internet Explorer cannot verify the integrity of ActiveX controls. Download and use ActiveX controls from trusted servers only.
Internet Explorer does not currently support VBScript, however, most pages use JScript. If you open a page that uses VBScript Internet Explorer will alert you with a dialog box.
Browsing Secure Pages through a Proxy Server
Sometimes you may encounter difficulties in accessing secure web pages when browsing through a proxy server. With certain proxy servers you may be able to correct this situation (the proxy server must support tunneling):
Using HelpInternet Explorer Help is available from the Help (?) menu and will give you the information you need to use the powerful features of Internet Explorer.
Technical SupportMicrosoft offers technical support and services ranging from self-help tools to direct assistance with a Microsoft technical engineer. For more information on options in your area, read support.txt located in Internet Explorer 4.0: Help: Technical Support.
Also, included in the Technical Support folder are documents that may assist you with setting up, connecting to the Internet, as well as general troubleshooting.
You can also access Microsoft's online support resources at http://support.microsoft.com/
Reporting Bugs and Making SuggestionsSend mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your bugs and suggestions.
System configuration information (on the Apple menu, choose About Internet Explorer, and then click Support).
Although you will not receive a response via e-mail, all bug reports will be read and evaluated by the engineering team. We appreciate your feedback. Technical Support questions should not be directed to this e- mail address. Please refer to the Technical Support section of this document for more information.
Visit the Internet Explorer for Macintosh home pageLearn more about the many features and updates of Internet Explorer by visiting our home page at http://www.microsoft.com/ie/mac/
Join the Internet Explorer for Macintosh newsgroupInteract with other users of Internet Explorer for Macintosh by joining microsoft.public.inetexplorer.mac.
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