Excel minimizes when a linked file launched

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Terrahertz, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Need your help guys and gals. :)
    I have links in excel that invoke internet explorer when I click them. For some reason explorer makes excel minimize to the taskbar. Is there a way for excel to stay maximized after explorer is launched? Mind you it harshly makes excel minimize. I have a dual screen setup and when I click a hyperlink in excel then move the window to the next screen as explorer launches excel is grabbed right from the area I have it with the mouse and slams it to the taskbar lol. Please someone help. :-(
     
  2. jimi_81

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    Can you have the website load into a worksheet?
    You can dump a website into a worksheet by using a web query.
    You could assign a button to call the website and dump the query using macros.

    there is an option to cancel screen flickering, so it would still show you the active worksheet you are working on.

    make any sense?
    not really sure what you need
     
  3. Terrahertz

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    Hmm so I have the website launch in the worksheet then that would be cool. Any suggestions how I progress with this?
     
  4. Terrahertz

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    Update: Oh my God I was not thinking. lol. The browser even though separate is launching with a command from excel. All I had to do was hit back on the the browser and wala excel is back on screen ready for you. Thanks again for your help jimi. Miuch appreciated.
     
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    glad things worked out. i will post a code snippet of what i was talking about.. just as an FYI. i just need to find it..