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Odd thing happening with IE

by chafer444 / May 19, 2010 7:25 AM PDT

I noticed a few weeks ago that if I get a link sent to me in an email and click on it, IE doesn't open up the page that fills the monitor. IE will open but it stays down on the task bar and just flashes until I click on it. I thought maybe some setting has gotten changed, but I can't figure out what it may be. I appreciate any suggestions you may have.

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Reset settings
by bryn_ie8team / May 20, 2010 2:31 AM PDT

Have you tried resetting your Tabbed Browsing Settings?

Go to Tools --> Internet Options --> Under the General Tab see Tabs ans click on Settings --> Now, click Restore Defaults --> Click OK then Apply

Does that solve the problem?

IE Outreach Team

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When I clicked on Settings
by chafer444 / May 20, 2010 6:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Reset settings

I didn't see anything that said Restore Defaults. I did see that on the Advanced tab though.

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by bryn_ie8team / May 20, 2010 7:49 AM PDT
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No, IE 6
by chafer444 / May 20, 2010 8:06 AM PDT
In reply to: IE8

I know it's old, but I like it.

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IE 6
by manmur / May 20, 2010 8:23 AM PDT
In reply to: No, IE 6

If you are using IE 6, then I highly recommend that you up-grade to IE 8. At least switch to an other browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). They are more secure then IE 6. Also many webmasters are no longer code their web pages to work for IE 6. Microsoft is no longer providing support for IE 6.


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I know
by chafer444 / May 20, 2010 8:28 AM PDT
In reply to: IE 6

but I'd still like to get a fix for this if I could.

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Try this test.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 20, 2010 8:51 PM PDT

Open IE, leave the window open and displayed, eg not minimised.

Now open your email software and click a link in an email that should open the browser. Does it open the web page in the existing browser, or does a new instance of ie open?

If it opens in the existing browser, does IE then minimise, or does it stay displayed on the Desktop?

I strongly recommend upgrading to IE 8. The vulnerabilities in IE 6 will not go away.


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If IE is already open
by chafer444 / May 21, 2010 9:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this test.

and then I click a link in an email I get a second IE window that is fully open. So it appears this only happens when I click a link and IE isn't open.

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