IE overlaying windows. help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mylord, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. mylord

    mylord Guest

    I have XP Pro edition, and when I use internet explorer I tend to do my internet browsing with more than 1 window.

    So while a window in IE is doing something , like loading, or finish loading, it will pop up overtop of any other window I am using. it's extremely irritating!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If that doesn't make sense , here's another example of my problem:

    I am browsing the net with WINDOW A, and I decide to open a link in a new window [WINDOW B], while WINDOW B loads, I then switch back to WINDOW A for something to do while B loads; however, WINDOW B will pop-up over top of WINDOW A while it loads or does any sort of activity, and/or after it finishes loading.

    How can I keep Internet Explorer windows from their always-on-top nature? IT's like I am fighint with my computer, I want one window and it wants to show me a different window. VERY ANNOYING. The only way I can stop it is wait for it to stop activity, or click the minimize button.

    I've even reformatted, but that didn't fix it.

    is there an option I can't seem to find for this?:mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  2. yoyo

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    If you have TweakUI, go there to : General - focus check: Prevent applications from stealing focus . This should fix it in most cases.
     
  3. mylord

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    Okay, I'll get that. But is this problem something windows does by default? because I don't remember it until recently..
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    A lot of people have this problem.
     
  5. mylord

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    and some don't? why is that?
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Probably some setting that has been changed by the user. What setting?? If we knew that it wouldn't be a problem. :D
     
  7. yoyo

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    Hey Hipster Doofus you recommended in another thread PowerMenu to someone. It may be helpful in this case, too. It can keep windows 'Always On Top'. FileboxExtender has the same feature.
    Edit: Sorry it wasn't you, but the program is good nevertheless.;)
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've never used powermenu. :confused: But others have said tweakxp has something like that.
     
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  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Khayman says no! But he's not here. Go for it. :eek:
     
  11. yoyo

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    :D He was it. This time I'm sure :D
     
  12. mylord

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    problem solved

    well I seem to have fixed the problem here. I just restored the defaults under my IE options/advanced, and I had to restart as well. I am too lazy to find the exact option, but it must be a restart required option.

    but then again, I could be imagining all this.


    NEVERMIND THAT DIDN'T FIX IT :mad:
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Looks like that imagination did kick in. :eek: Hope you sort it out.
     
  14. cruiser78

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    I find that it only happens on some pages... on most pages it doesn't pop up when it finishes loading. Part of the problem could be the webpage and not the browser.