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Internet Explorer problem

by Awful_Falafel / August 11, 2005 8:44 AM PDT

I'm running on a compaq presario 8000t with windows xp home sp2 and IE6. Anyway the problem is when I hold down ctrl and left click it opens the page in a new window the way shift is supposed too (shift still works.) The reason this is a problem is because a website I would like to use has a function on it that you trigger by ctrl + left clicking. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Please supply one more clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 8:46 AM PDT

The web site that requires this.


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It's a html game on the site neopets
by Awful_Falafel / August 11, 2005 9:05 AM PDT

Heh don't judge I get bored so I play the little games like minesweeper there, I could link you the page but you would need to have an account to view it, basically it wants you to ctrl+click to mark which of the mines are bombs. (minesweeper)

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You may be confused with the shift key.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 9:11 AM PDT

The stock setting is not the control key, but the shift key to open the link in a new window.

Try again.


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I meant control key
by Awful_Falafel / August 11, 2005 9:36 AM PDT

I know shift is the stock key for open in new window but for me both shift and control are doing it hence I posted on this board to try to find a solution.

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by Awful_Falafel / August 11, 2005 9:38 AM PDT

It should also be noted that if I am in a internet explorer windown and I hold down control and click on something other then a link it opens a new window in my homepage.

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Use System Restore after ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 11:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Also

You make sure your machine has no virus, trojans, spyware, P2P software (iMesh was implicated), keyboard loggers, keyboard enhancers.

IE is broken on your machine so you get to fix it.


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I reformated the drive and still had the problem
by Awful_Falafel / August 11, 2005 11:14 AM PDT


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This is not stock behaviour.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 11:15 AM PDT

What's different about your XP?

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Re: What's differnet about your Xp
by Awful_Falafel / August 11, 2005 11:43 AM PDT

I guess the fact that I don't have a install disc because its a compaq it came on the drive. I tried installing netscape and if it is set to render pages like mozila its a-ok but if I set it to render like internet explorer it opens the ie homepage when I ctrl+click... any ideas?

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Whoa. Stop. Make the CDs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 12:02 PM PDT

HP/Compaq offer a way to make the restore CDs. Email me your hijackthis log so I can pick over it tomorrow, but the most important next thing to do is to make the CDs.


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