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Can I get an icon in taskbar that I can click on and bring up IE with a blank address bar, ready to fill in???? JIM

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No. But you can make a shortcut to

about:blank

Which can start IE and not load any page. But the address witll contain about:blank. Tap F6 and type what you want in.

Bob

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How do I make the short cut to "about:blank" Jim

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Making a shortcut is Windows 101. Please use Start, Help and Support if you need to learn that. Its my choice to point you to where such information is.

Once you start the new shortcut creation, the "target" field contains...

about:blank

Then you set it as you want to start full window size or not.

Bob

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How about this?

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Jim,

May not be what you want,

Right click Task Bar -> Toolbars, left click on Address.

Task Bar will, or should, show a box labeled "Address". Place mouse on address box, hold down left mouse button, you should see a 4 way arrow, drag mouse to left. Web address or file locations can be typed in. Pressing "enter" key or the "go' button will access the files or web pages.

I have deepened my Task Bar, set the address bar to the bottom,all the applications (16) I use in Quick launch and set task bar to auto-hide.

Like I said may not be what you want, just an idea.

Bill

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A blank web page will always have something at the address bar. If you still want an IE icon at the task bar, you can,but it will be in a 'special' area called the 'Quick launch' bar. If you want to keep the desktop IE shortcut icon to open your homepage, you can also put a IE icon at the quick launch to open a blank page: Make a copy of iexplore found at Program Files>Internet Explorer, rename it, and drag and drop it or a shortcut of it,to the Quick Launch bar. The IE icon will appear therein. With this, launch IE and go to Internet Options to configure your home page to open a blank page. You have now two IE icons, one at the desktop and one at the Quick Launch bar, each opening a different 'home page'.

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