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Overlappinf Windows/Title Bar

by szn9rg / April 14, 2008 9:48 AM PDT

I am running Windows XP and until recently I was using Windows Internet Explorer 6. I've updated to IE 7 two weeks ago. I've experienced this problem with both versions of IE.
When I invoke IE, a window initally opens and shortly thereafter a second window appears to open on top of the first. This is most evident in the title bar. There is a letter "I" in front of the normal text to the left ( - Netscape - Windows Internet Explorer).Almost like the underlieing window's title bar starts with I. There is also a light blue bar that covers most of the minimize button. If I minimize and recall or maximize or drag any sides the window than corrects itself and looks OK. If a open a new window through IE the same issue appears again. THis hasn't been this way for ever. It appeared a month ago. Any ideas what is causing this. This is really starting to get annoying. Thanks in advance for all your suggestions. PS I have a screen dump which shows the issue but don't know how to attach.

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(NT) Try disabling all Add Ins. Aka "BHO"s
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2008 9:54 AM PDT
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I agree with Bob.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 14, 2008 6:31 PM PDT

Google will help define BHO and how to remove them.

If ever you want to show us an image you will need to host it at an image hosting site like ImageShack or Photobucket and then let us know the URL, (the web site address for that image).


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The first step.
by Kees Bakker / April 14, 2008 7:02 PM PDT

In the Start>Run box type iexplore -extoff

That runs IE7 without 'extensions', in so called safe mode. If it doesn't happen then, in IE go to Tools>Manage Add-ons and one by one turn them off to find the culprit.

Please post your findings.


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Problem Corrected
by szn9rg / April 15, 2008 11:45 AM PDT
In reply to: The first step.

I ran a program called IE title bar.bat and cleaned up using Ad-Aware 2007 and the problem went away. Not sure which one actually corrected problem. Thanks for everyone's help

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(NT) Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for reporting back.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 15, 2008 6:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Problem Corrected

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