Clicking link in e-mail opens minimized IE and new window

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by jonathandh, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. jonathandh

    jonathandh Guest

    I have noticed a strange behavior while using IE7 on Windows XP SP2. If I
    have IE7 set to NOT use tabbed browsing, and I also UNcheck "Reuse windows
    for launching shortcuts", then clicking on a URL in an e-mail message causes
    a new IE window to open (as expected), but also causes any minimized IE
    windows to also open. They don't open to the new page, meaning they retain
    the page they were on, but why are the coming up at all? I'm guessing this
    has something to do with the tabbed browsing code, but I'm not sure. Anyone
    else experience this, and know of a fix?
    jonathandh, Jul 16, 2007
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  2. jonathandh

    P. Di Stolfo Guest


    for me it's not every IE window that gets maximized, but the last. I think
    this is normal behavior. The link must be somewhat sent to one of these IE
    windows and this window is opened and proceeds with the link, or something.
    Is really every window opened when you try?

    P. Di Stolfo
    P. Di Stolfo, Jul 16, 2007
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  3. jonathandh

    jonathandh Guest

    You are right. It isn't every minimized IE window that maximizes, just one
    of them. However, I noticed that each time I opened a new IE session from a
    link in an e-mail, it pulled up a different minimized window to fulfill the
    request. Weird.

    I understand your point about it bringing up a window to open a new window
    and fulfill the request, but that still seems like bad coding. If I minimize
    a window, I expect it to stay minimized until I tell it otherwise. :)

    jonathandh, Jul 17, 2007
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