internet explorer 7 ie7 in crossover office shows every time

By thomas, 29 October, 2010
After upgrading from ie6 to ie7 for our crossover pro users, we found that they were all getting the runonce page ( and couldn't get rid of it. Searching the codeweaver support site didn't help, the only advice given there was to ignore the issue. After looking around a bit I found that the way to remove it is to fool ie into thinking it's already displayed it, using regedit as listed in the comments in this page
I ran regedit using cxrun and added these values to the registry.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "RunOnceHasShown"=dword:00000001 "RunOnceComplete"=dword:00000001

After that I decided to change the default search to google using regedit as well (since changing it doesn't work from crossover)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2FEDD0BC-4D55-413C-8B59-BFE70133A2CB}] "DisplayName"="Google" "URL"="{searchTerms}&{language}&ie={inputEncoding}&oe={outputEncoding}&startIndex={startIndex?}&num=20&startPage={startPage}"
After that, ie7 opens to our specified homepage and the search bar goes to google as it should.