One of the cool features of Google Chrome is the Past and go. This is where you can copy a URL just like this:
If you use Internet Explorer you are missing out on this really cool feature. Here is how you get this same feature to Internet Explorer.
Setting up Internet Explorer
First thing you want to do is open Notepad and enter this text:
It will look like this in notepad:
Save the file as anything you want just remember to add the .htm extension to it. Also place somewhere you will not loose it. I’ll put mine under the C:\Web. Remember the path you will need it later. Open up registry, type in regedit in the run box or start search. When it opens navigate to the following key:
Make a new key under MenuExt called Past && Go. Then add a new DWORD value called Contexts and give it a value of 1 and change the Default value to the path of your .htm file we created in the above step. Your registry should look like this:
Open up Internet Explorer and right click inside Internet Explore, not on the address bar and you should see Past & Go on the content menu.
Whenever you do this you will get a new window.
This is a neat little tweak but it doesn’t work as good as Chrome or other browsers that have Past and go built in.