Windows® Vista Add-Ons
How to enable Windows Vista add ons for Internet Explorer ?
Add ons are the programs which add extra features to your Internet Explorer like PDF, video viewing, pop-up blockers and toolbars. If you are running your computer system on Windows Vista and you are receiving error messages saying that Internet Explorer® is running without the required add ons, then you may need to install the proper Windows Vista add-ons. Also known as extensions, these add ons are usually installed during the installation of other programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Shockwave and Java, and need your special permission to be run. This article will tell you how to enable Windows Vista® add ons in Internet Explorer® and what things to be kept in mind while doing so.
- How to enable Windows Vista add ons?
- Managing the installed add ons
How to enable Windows Vista add ons?
You can install these add ons by using two different methods. You can either browse through the Internet and find them on the Internet Explorer® Add-ons Gallery or select the ‘Get more Add-ons’ button on your Internet Explorer® and visit the desired link. You can choose the add ons as per your desired category like music category add ons. Once the category has opened, you can check the add ons that you want to add and click on the ‘Add to Internet Explorer’ button.
Managing the installed add ons
You will be able to access the add ons by clicking on the ‘Tools’ menu and selecting ‘Manage Add ons’ from the menu. In the window that appears, you can control which search providers, toolbars, extensions and accelerators you are using. You will also be able to configure the ‘InPrivate Filters’. Managing Windows Vista add ons is very easy and makes your task extremely quick and easy than usual.
Before installing or enabling an add on, you must make sure that Internet Explorer® will be able to handle it. Whichever add on you select, it will be followed by the details that will tell you which version of Internet Explorer® it is made to work with. You have to choose the add ons that are meant for the version installed on your computer. Usually, the latest add ons work on the latest versions of Internet Explorer® only and therefore, it is important to keep updating the browser with the latest releases. In this way, you will be able to make use of the latest Windows Vista® add ons available till now.