Suppose you are working on a PC that has Internet Explorer blocked, but you need to access the internet. Do you want to know the sneaky, double agent method of accessing the internet?
There is a hidden internet browser in the HTML Help Component, accessible from a variety of places. One such place is the standard calculator available to Windows XP (at least). Open the calculator by clicking:
- All Programs
- Help Topics
If you then click to the far left of the title bar, you’ll see an option to Jump to URL… – take that. Type in the URL of the website you want to visit, but note that you need to supply the “http://” part or this will not work.
Hey presto – a browser in the right hand pane of the help program. This is Internet Explorer embedded inside the HTML Help application. You may find that Adobe Flash doesn’t work in your hidden browser, but a quick visit to the Adobe site should sort that out.