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Selecting a button control in Excel 2013 without clicking it

I want to change the name of a button control in Excel 2013. I have my properties window open ready to go. However, I can't for the life of me figure out how to select the button without clicking it ...
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XP Can't display H.264 video

A friend's win2000 box died so I gave him an old XP box of mine. I updated XP and installed the final rollup. All good. I installed the software he owned and all works well. Finally ran IE-6 (I ...
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Linking a cell to a specific part of an ActiveX textbox

Is there a way in Excel to have a cell refer to a specific part of an ActiveX textbox? I have a large list of references in one ActiveX text box, and in another sheet I need to input various ...
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Excel developer list box dimensions are not preserved

I used the Excel Developer Tab to create a List Box for a macro. Every time I open the file my List Box is in, the list box has shrunk. I need help fixing the width and height of the List Box such ...
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Excel Command Button to change Cell Focus

I have a multi sheet workbook I use for staff rostering. Each sheet is for for a 6 month period (eg Sheet 1 is Jan-Jun 2014, Sheet 2 is Jul-Dec 2014) going back to 2010. I have the dates along Row 3 ...
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Windows, Internet explorer how do i detect if the user already installed TeamViewer application?

Given the fact as below: 1) you visit www.stackoverflow.com in day 1 2) stackoverflow.com in your first visit asked you to install setup.exe 3) day 1 you installed it 4) after few days day 3 you ...
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Access 2010 WebBrowser Control configure Windows Explorer to show Details

I wish to use a WebBrowser control in Access (2010) as a Windows Explorer but each time the control refreshes, it re-sets the view to Tiles. I want the display to show Details view. I have set the ...
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How to select all ActiveX objects in an area using a mouse in Excel?

Because of this problem with ActiveX objects changing size, I am not grouping my ActiveX objects in my Excel worksheet. Grouping them causes my solution hack to not work which is quite annoying. ...
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Play ActiveX slide on a Mac

I need a way on a Mac Air to play an PowerPoint slide that uses ActiveX. Anyone know a way to play that animation for a slide that was originally created for a PC machine?
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Is IE 32-bit by default? even on 64-bit machines? [duplicate]

I know this is a simple question, but I am having trouble finding a clear answer. Is IE 32-bit by default even if you're running a 64-bit Windows OS? It seems that that is the case, even on Windows 8, ...
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What are possible ways to override User Access Control (UAC) while registering an ActiveX Control?

In an ASP.NET 2.0 Application, an ActiveX control is used. When user first time access the appliction and he/she did not have that ActiveX registered. Application show a popup to install ActiveX. When ...
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WINWORD.EXE /Automation and Normal.dotm Error

I've been having a problem with a third-party add-in to Word that I think is related to ActiveX/automation. Here's what I know: When I use the add-in to create multiple new Word files from the ...
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ActiveX Control on Mac OSX Mountain Lion

I am trying to render a page that requires ActiveX. Everything is done locally, so the device I am trying to access by IP is on my local network. Anyway, the error I am getting on my Mac, (using ...
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Outlook: When exporting contacts, how can I force the email type to be 'SMTP' instead of 'Exchange'?

With Outlook, I can export my contacts to a file; and I typically like to export my contacts to an Excel file. Unfortunately, if I've added contacts from my corporate network, Outlook will, by ...
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Quickbooks install Error: 1603

Trying to install Quick books simple start on Windows 8 but I keep getting a Flash/ActiveX error right after entering the product key. Any thoughts? Screen shots of the errors: ...
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How to add IMAGE to rendering extensions?

I have a problem with one ActiveX. The main problem is that I can't print from the internet, since our Group Policies restrict the installation from normal users. I have created a snippet to install ...
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Scrolling text box that cannot be user-edited?

I'm making a dashboard for an Excel sheet, and I want to have a way to output messages to the user. These messages may be fairly lengthy, and I don't want this output console to take up too much ...
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Trying to removed broken Acrobat Reader Plugin from IE9

I installed the latest version of Acrobat X today not realizing I was really installing XI. IE began to crash upon every exit. I traced the problem to Acrobat Reader XI. I uninstalled XI but one of ...
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Windows XP Microsoft Update web page continuous reload loop

So I go to update.microsoft.com. Run the ActiveX, and then the page loads, and says Done on the status bar. However, nothing happens. Windows updater does not run on the page. I have isntalled the ...
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Unable to view ActiveX program through Remote Desktop

I am connecting Remote Desktop to my home computer from work and trying to view an application that is ActiveX driven, but it does not work correctly. The application I'm trying to load is called ...
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VB6 OCX not working in window 7 64bit IE

I have an old VB-6 OCX which works fine in window 7 32-bit IE, but its not working in 64-bit IE. Please tell me the reason why its not working in 64-bit browser? What is the possible option to make ...
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How can I change settings or version of embedded browser in windows7?

Programs like Winamp and SharpReader all use an embedded webbrowser that Windows provides for viewing webpages. By visiting sites like whatbrowser.org, the servers thinks it's internet explorer 8. I ...
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How to call a module written in Excel on the button click of ActiveX control

How can I call a module written in Excel by clicking on an ActiveX control in a worksheet?
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Windows. Active X objects. Excel Chart

i need to find Excel active X object mschart.ocx or mschrt20.ocx. Where are they laying? Thanks! P.S: Am i right, that they can help me to use active x chart: msdn Thanks!
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Can I connect to Windows 7 Remote Desktop with Firefox?

I'd lilke to connect to my home Windows 7 Pro x64 PC from work. The only tool I have to do this with is Firefox. I've tried running TSWeb on IIS for the RDP session but I can't connect. I think ...
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Citrix. Unsigned Active-X doesnt' work in IE 8

I have unsigned Active-X and web page that contains that. I managed to open the web page in IE 8 on dozen of workstations sucessfully after playing with IE 8 security settings. Active-X works fine. ...
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How do I enable ActiveX controls in Windows XP or Windows 7?

My friend has a desktop with Windows XP installed, and he does not have a UPS set up. Yesterday, the power went out and the PC underwent a hard shutdown. This caused a problem, (ntldr disappeared), ...
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How can I give a VBS script access to run without opening a security hole in IE?

I'm currently working on an application that basically sits on top of IE. This program is used on Windows XP and Windows 7 laptops in police cars. The program has a number of VB scripts that run, ...
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Play DVD video from within PowerPoint 2003 (no ripping)

So I have to create a PowerPoint presentation for my company, which will be used at multiple locations. We want to use some video on a DVD. Problem: the license terms for the DVD specifically forbid ...
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I need intranet users to run an application in Firefox, certain links should open in IE8. OS is Windows 7

I investigated activeX object but it seems there is no chance to make Firefox understand activeX. Any ideas please ?
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USN Journal entries 700,000 lines in Notepad - BUILTIN Administrator cannot delete

I don't really understand much, but have been having a LOT of problems. Zero-filling / low-level formatting my hard drive doesn't seem to touch the USN Journal entries on there (I've tried DBAN, ...
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How to view an ActiveX application installation log?

When I install an ActiveX software from the internet, how can I view the installation log? I am more interested in what files go where, so I can thoroughly remove it later on.
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How to get list of available Activex controls

In RegEdit are registered all of the ActiveX. Is there a way to make a list of the available controls, not browsing in the RegEdit?
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unblock activex just for one local html page

I have a local html page that will run in IE 8 (need to use it because of an application dependent on it) and want to unblock activex just for this local web page. How could I do this? Thank you in ...
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Website downloads IE components again after changing IP address

We are running HP Quality Center 10. This can only be run in Internet Explorer as it relies on ActiveX. When logging into this web based app for the first time, various components download and ...
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Error 800A01AD in VBScript on Windows Vista 64bit when create ActiveX object

I write script in VBScript for converting images. It use ImageMagic ActiveX. I write this script in Windows XP, it's run normaly, the same with Windows Vista 32bit, but in 64bit I have 800A01AD error ...
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User has no right to activate COM component

A user (lets call him Peter) in our domain cannot activate a given COM component. Other users on the same client are allowed to this. Peter is not allowed to do this from other clients, too. The ...
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Windows XP Microsoft Update web page loop

When I visit http://www.update.microsoft.com/ I get the warning about a blocked add-on 'Microsoft Update'. (Running Windows XP SP2.) This is fine, but when I then let the ActiveX control run the ...
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How to remove ActiveX which is preventing the sending of compressed photos

I am trying to send compressed photos as attachments to my hotmail e-mails. I am blocked from doing so because of ActiveX. This problem has only started recently and the only downloads to my ...
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Trying to run Microsoft Virtual Labs online, gets stuck at “Checking ActiveX Control”

I'm running Win7 x64 and IE8 with all updates and patches installed. I just tried to access a few of the virtual labs (Exchange 2010, Sharepoint 2010, Forefront) but all of them are stalling at ...
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Huh? Can anyone explain why I'd care about the previous page?

So this is one of the more bizarre messages I've seen. Going to a web page to get access to a remote session via Citrix: "The previous webpage might require the following add-on: ... Click here to ...
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How can I Install ActiveX in Windows 2008 R2?

I am testing Windows 2008 R2 as a desktop OS. But Oa in my company must be installed in it. Unfortunately the "Administering the ActiveX Installer Service in Windows 7" document by Microsoft states: ...
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Firefox displaying error messages

My Firefox 3.6.3 started displaying weird error messages when I load pretty much every page (a few per page): --------------------------- ActiveX Error --------------------------- Could not create ...
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Changing the default TIFF viewer in IE

I have installed the AlternaTIFF viewer in IE (both 6 and 7, on separate computers), but based on the results of the test page, it is not being recognized as the default TIFF viewer inside Internet ...
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Which ActiveX controls are used by an application?

Is there an easy way to figure out which ActiveX controls are used by an application on a Windows XP box?
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How can I figure out what is triggering “An add-on for this website failed to run” message in the Internet Explorer Information bar?

How can I tell what the website is trying to do? Is it trying to download a file, install an ActiveX control, activate an existing ActiveX control, etc. The "Information" bar doesn't seem to provide ...
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How to remove ActiveX Add on from IE 7 (normal method does not work)

Does anybody know how to remove an ActiveX control from Internet Explorer 7.0 ? I had been deleting and adding this control numerous times using the built in delete button in Tools, Manage Add-ons, ...
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Sharepoint annoyances: What is name.dll?

When I log into our intranet (using IE, unfortunately), each page has a warning that it wants to run the following add-on: "name.dll" from "Microsoft Corporation". How can I make this warning go away ...
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How do I persuade IE7 to show the “Accept ActiveX control” yellow bar?

Background: our IT gurus just upgraded the default browser on our desktops to IE7. Try not to be jealous at our state-ot-the-artfulness. This would not normally be a problem since I use Firefox for ...
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How does IE register ActiveX controls?

How does IE register ActiveX controls for use in the browser? Does it just run regsvr32 for the DLL?