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When I launch a link from Outlook Express v6, it opens Internet Explorer (v6.026) minimized with just the title bar showing.  It does this also when I use the Open in New Window option from the Right Mouse button menus. I have looked in every option that I can think of and can't find where to unset this.  Very annoying.

Thanks, Cathy
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by:slink9
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Have you tried a Repair on IE6?  Start-Settings-Control Panel-Add/Remove-IE6-Repair.
Have you done a virus check with a current signature?  http://housecall.antivirus.com
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Hi,

Viruses are not the problem because I run Norton Anti-virus constantly.  And....I don't have IE6 Repair in my Add/Remove list...

Thanks, Cathy
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by:slink9
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That is an option after you select Add/Remove on IE.
Is your Norton virus signature updated regularly?
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Automatically.
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Is the date current?  Do you know the automatic updates are running?  You can do a scan at housecall as a precaution if you want.
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I have run IE6 repair and that didn't help.  The virus scans are up-to-date.  Now what ;-)

Thanks, Cathy
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Try opening IE and then maximizing it.  Now close it.  Did that help?
Have you checked Windows Update to see if there are any updates to your software?
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by:ITsheresomewhere
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Do you by chance have any "pop up window" killer software loaded on your machine?  

You may want to look at the url file association properties and see if there has been a modification made to limit the normal OPEN command.  The standard is simply OPEN but if it being handled as a "pop up" then it would have a modifier that limits it to just this bar.

I have been searching for this very same problem and this might be the answer.

Additional information at MS KnowledgeBase  Q256953

Hope this helps
ITsy
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by:ITsheresomewhere
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Actually, in looking a bit deeper you have to check (i.e edit ) the open command to see what the actual modifier, if any would be.  The normal expected action would be seen as \path\iexplore.exe -nohome  which causes IExplorer to open at the targeted site page.  If the -nohome were not there then it would open IE at its home page, which isn't what you would want to have happen.

I would be interested in the exact modifier you do find.

ITsy



 
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I think that you've hit on my problem, thanks.  I'm using Pop-up Stopper. I don't have any options that allow me to change this preference.  There's evidently a "Pro" version that should have more choices.  Might have to buy it.  I have certainly loved not being interrupted by unwanted windows.

Is there a better pop-up window killer that you know of?

Cathy
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There are quite a few.  Take a look at www.simtel.net
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Ok, I uninstalled Pop-up Stopper and installed Smooth Surfin' and have the same problem-whether or not the pop-up killer is going.

Something probably changed my registry.

Any suggestions?
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Uninstall all Popup Stoppers and then do a repair on IE.
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Hello CP

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