Knowledge Base - Using BarahaIME in Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Vista

Windows Vista introduced new security feature called User Account Control (UAC) that is available for applications runing under it. The IE 7.0 is one such application that implements UAC and calls it the Protected Mode. This enhanced security feature significantly reduces the ability of an attack to write, alter or destroy data on the user's machine or to install malicious code. But, the Protected Mode of IE 7.0 prevents BarahaIME from sending Windows messages, causing BarahaIME not to work.

To fix this problem, follow any one of the following methods.

Method 1. Disable Proteced Mode in IE 7.0.

Protected Mode can be configured in IE's Internet Options dialog. To disable Protected Mode, click the Security tab, select a Web content zone, and then uncheck the Enable Protected Mode check box. By default, Protected Mode is enabled for the Internet, Intranet, and Restricted Sites zones. To verify that Internet Explorer is running in Protected mode, look for the words "Protected Mode: On" next to the Web content zone displayed in Internet Explorer's status bar.


Method 2. Disable the UAC in the control panel.

This action will disable UAC for all the applications running under the current user. Hence this will disable the "Protected Mode" in IE 7.0.

Open up Control Panel, and type in "user account" into the search box.

You'll see the link for Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off. Click it.

Uncheck the box, click OK, and reboot your computer.