Remove the IE Drag & Drop Prompt

Like every power user, I’m annoyed with Microsoft’s “you’re about to hit a pothole” warnings. After installing a recent IE6 security update, I was smacked with an insipid dialog prompt every time I tried to copy an item (image or link) from Internet Explorer to the desktop. “Do you want to move or copy files from this zone?â€? Yes, I’m sure… I’m 100% positive I want to move or copy files from that zone. I must thank Dean Hachamovitch for the initial lead on this registry hack, although I had to change both the HKCU and HKLM subkey structures to eliminate the annoyance altogether:

[code]Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsZones4]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsZones4]
“180B”=dword:00000000[/code]You can “safely” copy and paste that code into a new .REG file, then apply it to your own Registry by double-clicking the newly-created file. If you’re skilled enough, you can probably change the Registry directly with REGEDIT. If you’re too lazy to do any of that, I suppose you could download a ZIP file of the REG hack. And if you’re not sure what any of this means, then I’m telling you not to change a damn thing.