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Article ID: 936953 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0

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256986  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ ) Description of the Microsoft Windows registry

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You use the windowless SELECT control to create a list in Windows Internet Explorer 7. You use the mouse to open the list, and then you use the keyboard to select an item in the list. In this scenario, the item may not be selected.

Notes
  • This problem does not occur if you use the windowed SELECT control by changing the registry key.
  • This problem does not occur if you do not use the mouse to open the list or to close the list.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com (http://update.microsoft.com)
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx)
Note This fix was first included in security update 937143 (MS07-045). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937143  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937143/ ) MS07-045: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Hotfix information

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205933,584,00009-May-200723:09x86
Microsoft Windows XP, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205933,584,00009-May-200715:53x86

Registry information

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

After you apply this hotfix, you must enable this hotfix. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Internet Explorer 7.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate the following registry subkey, and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  5. Type FEATURE_COMBO_SUBMIT_ONCLOSE_KB936953, and then press ENTER.
  6. Click FEATURE_COMBO_SUBMIT_ONCLOSE_KB936953.
  7. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  8. Type Iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  9. Right-click Iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  10. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  11. Exit Registry Editor.

WORKAROUND

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To work around this problem, use the windowed SELECT control. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey, and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_USE_WINDOWEDSELECTCONTROL
    Note If you cannot locate the FEATURE_USE_WINDOWEDSELECTCONTROL key, create the FEATURE_USE_WINDOWEDSELECTCONTROL key under the FeatureControl key.
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type Iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click Iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the windowed SELECT control and about the windowless SELECT control in Internet Explorer 7, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
927377  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927377/ ) Information about the Windowed SELECT control and about the Windowless SELECT control in Internet Explorer 7
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. To open the list, use the mouse to click the arrow.
  2. To select an item in the list, use the keyboard.
  3. To close the list, use the mouse to click the arrow.

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
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