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11-02-2002, 08:22 PM
Since i have started to use xtra they put a little x on top the right hand corner in internet exploer.

I prefer the windows logo because the stupid lil X spins around like crazy.

Could anyone please tell me how to get rid of it??

thank you

11-02-2002, 08:45 PM
You could uninstall and download again; because xtra provided it they can call it and display certain things; I bet there is a tweak program which will allow you to customise it yourself.

Have you got any PC mags CD which should have it on board(there ie6 will have a title provided by xxx).

11-02-2002, 08:55 PM
Hi. It's a registry setting that you need to modify to get rid of it. For earlier IE versions, you can actually put whatever graphic you like in it's place, as well as rename the title bar. Sorry I don't know exactly what keys to modify in IE 6, as I don't use IE enough to bother with it, but just wanted to let you know it's possible. GO NETSCAPE!

11-02-2002, 11:58 PM
Hiya - What you have is called 'branding' Here is how to remove ISP branding and restore the spinning IE globe


These links will be of help with branding:

Title bar
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q176/4/97.asp

Logo
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q176/7/13.asp


Or...

To restore the spinning globe..
Open Regedit, navigate to this key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]

Delete the 'BrandBitmap' and 'SmBrandBitmap' value, then restart your computer

(note the name may change depending on provider).

If you want to restore the default Windows Title, follow these steps:

Open Regedit, delete the following value in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\WindowTitle

And then navigate to this branch:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express]

Double-click the 'WindowTitle' value and change it to Outlook Express

J.

12-02-2002, 11:19 PM
Hi there I was just wondering is there anyway you can change the pic to some thing of your own like a normal picture??