IE problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Ifty, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Ifty

    Ifty OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi everyone,

    I am having a strange problem that is everytime I open a new internet explorer window, it closes the 1st one and opens a new one !!! I can't open multiple IE windows.

    Any idea to fix it ?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    IEFix should do the trick.
     
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Disclaimer: This post in no way will fix your problem or by anymeans tell you what to do.
    I must say ahead of time "sorry" if any mod out there thinks "this isnt helping" or is "unprofessional". :crosseyed:

    nuff said

    Ever consider Firefox? You should check it out
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
     
  4. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    yeah, firefox is great.
     
  5. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Ifty -

    Clear your cache (delete files + offline content), cookies. Reset your web settings.
    Run HijackThis, and post it here.

    I somehow doubt this is the case, but make sure:

    Tools->Internet Options-> Advanced tab - Make sure the checkbox "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts" is not checked.

    As American Zombie mentioned, IEFix is a valuable tool.

    It should clean it up well for you. If it doesn't work, there are a few ways to proceed from there - you could reinstall IE6 (yes, you can on XP)

    If you go into the Task Manager - take a gander at the process tab - is there only one instance of iexplore.exe in there? When you open another one, do you notice that there are briefly two instances?
     
  6. Red

    Red OSNN One Post Wonder

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    You're right!.. the problem is, you're using internet explorer!!! :p

    I suggest Firefox.. it might be 5 or 10% slower... but i assure you, it is a much better browser 8)
     
  7. FreeWilly

    FreeWilly OSNN Senior In Progress

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    Why is it when questions pop up bout Internet Explorer..there will
    always be some guy who will say...hey use FireFox!! If the
    question is about browser recomendation..then its cool..but every
    single question on IE..there just has to be some dude who have to
    say something about FireFox....

    I think u Firefox users are just Jealous and cant take the fact
    that there are ppl who still enjoy using IE!! So get over it....
    I have both installed on my machine so I am familiar with
    both browsers....If u cant help the IE question then dont
    bother...
     
  8. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    I won't suggest an option but this may be a good reason to consider one (other than that IEfix should work for you):

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