IE6 Search URLs do not open after uninstalling IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by nick2006, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. nick2006

    nick2006 Guest

    I loaded IE7 to try. If we use webmail IE7 crashes on sending (as indicated
    in several other posts) so I uninstalled it

    Now, when searching in IE6, clicking on any search result link does not
    connect to the page any more. We have to use "rt click and "open in a new
    window" to get anywhere. Very annoying.

    Any ideas to fix this please? (Using Win XP SP2)
     
    nick2006, Nov 13, 2006
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  2. nick2006

    Rob ^_^ Guest

    Hi Nick2006, (better be quick, its almost 2007!)

    This is only a guess but try Selecting Start>Set Program Access and Defaults
    and make sure that Internet Explorer is your default Internet Browser
    (though when I just checked now I see that the Set Program Access and
    Defaults applet has changed on my XP system and there seems to be no way to
    change your default browser)

    Regards.
     
    Rob ^_^, Nov 13, 2006
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  3. Hi nick2006,

    See if FAQ #105 in this page helps:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/iefaq.htm
    "Nothing happens when you click a link in the Search pane"

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
    Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    I loaded IE7 to try. If we use webmail IE7 crashes on sending (as indicated
    in several other posts) so I uninstalled it

    Now, when searching in IE6, clicking on any search result link does not
    connect to the page any more. We have to use "rt click and "open in a new
    window" to get anywhere. Very annoying.

    Any ideas to fix this please? (Using Win XP SP2)
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Nov 13, 2006
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  4. nick2006

    nick2006 Guest

    Ramesh, Thank you - this security setting change did the job.
    Is it possible that it got changed by IE7 when I installed then removed?
     
    nick2006, Nov 21, 2006
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  5. nick2006

    nick2006 Guest

    Rob, thanks for the suggestion. Ramesh's solution worked though.

    Nick2006 - soon to be 2007!
     
    nick2006, Nov 21, 2006
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  6. Glad that helped, Nick.

    Yes, that should be case. This setting is set to "Disable" in both the
    systems here running IE7.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
    Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Ramesh, Thank you - this security setting change did the job.
    Is it possible that it got changed by IE7 when I installed then removed?
    --
    Change is tough - unless you are driving.


     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Nov 21, 2006
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