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When you try to use the Microsoft Internet Explorer user interface to change the Internet Explorer Manage Add-ons settings, you may not be able to make any changes.
This problem occurs because Internet Explorer has no way to turn on additional Manage Add-ons columns through the keyboard.
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If you modify the
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mainregistry subkey, you can turn on these additional columns. When you modify the registry subkey, you must add the ManageAddonColumns DWORD value.
Each Managed Add-ons column is associated with a hexadecimal number. The following table describes the hexadecimal number that corresponds to each column:
To turn on additional columns, add up the hexadecimal numbers of the columns that you want, and then make that sum the DWORD value of ManageAddonColumns. For example, to turn on all the columns, add all the hexadecimal values together, as follows:
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(0x10 + 0x20 + 0x40 + 0x80 + 0x200 + 0x400) = 0x6F0To add only the Class ID column, change the value of ManageAddonColumns to 0x80.
To turn on additional columns, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Manage Add-ons contains a list of add-ons that has a default set of columns. To customize the columns that appear, right-click the column headings, and then click to check or click to clear the column names in the list that appears. However, you cannot use the keyboard to turn on these columns in Internet Explorer. Keyboard users must modify the registry to turn these columns on.
By default, the following columns appear in Manage Add-ons: