November 2, 2009

How to Disable Internet Explorer 8 Accelerator Add-ons

The Accelerators are a pretty neat idea introduced in Internet Explorer 8, but unfortunately they can become quite annoying, especially when using the e-mail client. Fortunately, in this tutorial I will show you how to disable (and re-enable, if you wish) the Internet Explorer 8 Accelerator Add-ons.

1. Launch Internet Explorer 8 and click the Tools tab and select “Manage Add-ons“:

2. In the new window, under “Add-on types” click on Accelerators. All of them (blog, e-mail etc) will be listed to the right:

In order to disable any accelerator in Internet Explorer 8, simply click on it and then click on the Disable button as shown in the screenshot above.

If you wish to re-enable an Accelerator, simply follow the same steps as above but instead click on the “Enable” button which becomes available for all disabled IE8 Accelerators.

NOTE: Some users, even after disabling the accelerators (especially the e-mail one), still get annoying blue boxes in the middle of their e-mails. If this is happening to you, you can completely remove the accelerator by clicking the Remove button. And voila! No more annoyance!

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