I just tried out IE7Pro. (Download from here
Those guys have really done an amazing job. Tinjaw, If you could somehow get it installed all your problems would be solved. It comes with everything you could ever want.
- Add Blocker
- User Scripts
- Spell Checker
- Synchronize Bookmarks
- Form Filler
- Proxy Changer
Anything else you might need you can find at http://www.iescripts.org/
One of my favorite features in Pro is the Smart Drag
The problem with IE is that its not made to be extendable so extenders have to write in a compiled language like C++, as explained in this
article by a developer of adblock plus.
There are also several other "extentions" which I have not tried:
I know this probably does not help much but give it a shot anyways.
I think everyone knows how you feel about the bureaucracy in the office. You are bound to experience it it at some point in your life. Right now I'm feeling it in the college system. Hang in there.