Internet Explorer has the annoying habit of silently ignoring your proxy settings if it encounters a problem, which makes supporting and diagnosing the problem a pain in the proverbial.
What makes it even more difficult is the way Internet Explorer interprets the proxy settings has changed from version to version. Settings which worked in Internet Explorer 6 will fail in Internet Explorer 7. So make sure in a corporate environment you fully test the settings before you push out a new version of Internet Explorer to 1000 desktop PCs only to find they can no longer access the internet. The most common setting to fail is
Currently with Internet Explorer 9 if you attempt to add a new search provider in Australia by selecting Manage add-ons, Search Providers, and then click on Find more search providers ... you'll be presented with a very meager listing, which doesn't include google search. The solution is quite simple.
Various sites today often have mixed language content (think twitter). Translating parts of the webpage would mean copying the text and pasting it into a translation service such as google translate or yahoo's babelfish. I thought I would share with you a quick way to translate text on a website without leaving the website.