The only thing this tool does, is open an url specified on the clipboard with internet explorer. This might seem a silly thing, but if you're an opera user, this could come in handy from time to time ;) (although these occasions become less and less with each new release of Opera!). I locate internet explorer by getting the system dir to get the system drive, then I append /program files/internet explorer/iexplore.exe. I don't know if this is good practise and whether there exists a better way to do it. Suggestions are welcome.
30 may 2003 Update
On the general Opera forum I found out that my program isn't needed anymore if you're using Opera 7! Non-troppo showed me it can be done, just be tweaking an ini-file! You can find a detailed explanation on his Opera wiki. In any case, whether you're new or old to Opera, his site is a must-read. ;)
So now my program is kinda superfluous. However, just before I was going to shred it, non-troppo pointed out to me it could still be useful to Opera 6.x users and Mozilla users (for example). ;)
In the future, it is possible that I add the possibility to configure the program to be executed, so that you can also use it for other browsers. Again, only useful in older versions of Opera.. I believe older versions of Opera should still be supported since some users don't switch to O7 yet because of the "immature" mail client.
I managed to find at least 1 feature =)
this install will unpack the runIE.exe file in the directory you specify and place a shortcut on your desktop. This way you can specify a shortkey to the tool (so the shortcut on your desktop is obligatory). You can specify a shortkey by rightclicking on the shortcut, look under the shortcuttab, the field just under "start in"Then, when you're browsing and you encounter a page which is not correctly displayed, you can copy the link address to the clipboard and use the shortcut you assigned to runIE.
You can download runIE here(self-extracting rarfile).
Version 0.01 (9th april 2003) -------------- - first release
You can contact me at matti3[at]yucom[dot]be