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Gary
31-08-2004, 10:10:32
You know that sometimes, when you open up an application that requires use of an IE window, the thing chooses an already open window ? Usually one you want left well alone. Well is there any way to prevent that, forcing it to open up it's own darn window ?

I was thinking mainly of shortcut properties, or shortcut whatever. Although any general useful answer gratefully received too.

Cheers.

Nav@work
31-08-2004, 10:25:26
Goto Tools | Internet Options | Advanced

De-select the option under the Browsing category entitled:
'Re-use windows for launching shortcuts"

Gary
31-08-2004, 11:05:31
Thanks ! It hadn't occurred to me that it'd be an IE option, but, as I implied, a shortcut option. And I would have thought that the company would have greyed out all the IE Internet advanced options, but they've not !

Have made the change, will have to see how it goes :)

Cheers.

Gary
31-08-2004, 16:08:21
OK another similar question regarding Google. I tick the preference " Open search results in a new browser window" but it too pinches one already open. Is there any way of dealing with that ? It seems unaffected by the suggested change.

Immortal Wombat
01-09-2004, 04:56:47
Holding down shift as you click it should work AFAIK.

Gary
01-09-2004, 07:50:07
Thanks. Yes and right clicking and selecting "open in new window " too. But I was rather hoping not to have to since I often forget and it will inevitably choose a window I want left alone.

Darkstar
01-09-2004, 08:19:24
I usually just open a new IE window so that it's the one on top, and then go use whatever steals an open IE window. Usually works fine, unless it's one of those rare old school openers, which always steals the first IE window.

zmama
01-09-2004, 10:35:16
I just use Firefox :)

Gary
01-09-2004, 13:32:51
Tried that, some non-IE browsers get problems with downloading from certain sites that refuse to download using them.

zmama
01-09-2004, 14:15:16
True, but those sites are few. I still have IE for those, but for everyday use Firefox rules.