IE6 extra windows after IE7-beta2 uninstall

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tim, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    Ever since I uninstalled IE7-beta2, I've noticed a strange (and annoying)
    behavior with IE6 (on XP-SP2). If I open a browser and type in a URL and hit
    enter, it will always open a new window. Same goes if I simply click a link
    from the standard "links" toolbar. I have the "reuse windows for launching
    shortcuts" options un-checked, but it has always been this way (ie. before I
    tried and removed IE7).

    Another example is when I went to create this post via the web interface. It
    left behind an orphan window. Another example is when I open a link from my
    RSS reader (sharpreader) always opens two windows, the first one
    completely blank (with nothing in the location bar) and the second with the
    proper destination.

    thoughts? thanks.
    Tim, Feb 2, 2006
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    JC Guest

    Same thing happened to me, except no web site would ever load on either
    window. Ended up using a restore point to recover. 1st time I got a restore
    point to work. Will wait for next release.
    JC, Feb 2, 2006
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    Rctfreak Guest

    Go to Tools\Advanced

    Make sure "Reuse Windows for launching shortcuts" is checked in the
    Browsing section of the list.
    Rctfreak, Feb 3, 2006
  4. I had to uninstall because of my antivirus and have the same issue. I
    shouldn't have to turn a "feature" on (reuse windows) to have IE perform the
    way it always had in the past. In addition, between 7-10 times the last few
    days I will click a link, or go to a favorite and 60 blank windows open. I
    either have to close each one, or close all, which means i loose where I was
    in the original window.

    I'm sorry if this is a repeat. I did a search and this is the first think
    related that came up.
    PC Help4U-Lisa Hall Bates, Feb 19, 2006
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