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    Default How do I permenatly disable Caret Browsing?

    I need to permanently disable caret browsing as I am doing an online course and need the use of the function keys.

    OS - Windows 8.
    IE 10

    F7 keeps popping up with "enable caret browsing" and I cannot get on with my studies.
    I have tried searching the internet for a solution and so far haven't been able to find anything that is useful.
    Someone suggested editing the Regedit, that didn't work.
    Windows 8 doesn't have Local Group Policy Editor which the "help sources online" suggest.
    Mmc - all I have for the snap-on (which is the closest) is Local Users and Groups, I am then told to do this through the User Accounts tool in Control Panel. There is nothing in there that will permanently disable caret browsing.
    F7 - This brings up the window to enable Caret Browsing, I click no, hit F7 again and I get the same message.
    Internet options/Advanced - caret browsing has no check in the box next to "Enable caret browsing for new windows and tabs." There is also no option there to turn it off.
    Does anyone have a clue how I can permanently disable caret browsing?

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    Thanx Digerati,

    However, as I have already said the box for Caret browsing is not checked and therefore shouldn't be enabled anyway, but it is every time I hit F7.

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    Thanx HappyAndyK,

    I tried this before I posted my question only to find that after editing the Regedit that "Windows cannot find "gpedit.msc"" so this will not work either.
    "gpedit.msc is only available in windows 8pro which I do not have lol

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    ^ So then use the Registry Editor ....

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