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Internet explorer taskbar title

When my IE windows are minimized, I am no longer getting the web page displayed on the taskbar title area (when I pass my mouse over the minimized IE windows on the taskbar).  Instead, I just get gobbly-gook (technical term - they look like squares.)  The funny thing is, if I open Explorer from the taskbar (not Internet Explorer) and treat it like IE (go to a web page), then minimize it, it will still show me the page I am on.  I do a ton of research in my line of work and will typically have 8-10 browsers open at once, so not being able to identify which minimized one goes with which site is a real pain in the neck.  I have updated the video driver and run adaware and spybot, norton is running to keep viruses out.

Thanks!

Paul
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gecko_au2003Commented:
Reset IE settings maybe, if not then since you do a lot of research etc, I would highly recomend you use firefox or opera ;)

Opera :

http://www.opera.com/download/

FireFox :

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Maybe that doesnt help you in general but I think its a good future reference thing to take into consideration :)
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wolfpaxAuthor Commented:
Hey, thanks.  How do I reset my IE settings?  Someone recommend I uninstall/reinstall it, but it doesn't show up in my "add or remove programs".
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MudieCommented:
It sounds like you need to repair or reinstall,
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378

Hope that helps!
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MudieCommented:
This will walk you through step by step to reset IE back to it's default settings:
http://webct.uark.edu/howto/iereset/

Hope it helps!
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wolfpaxAuthor Commented:
Mudie,

Thanks for the advice.  I do not mean to sound stupid, but it looks to me that, once you have SP2 loaded onto XP, there is no way to uninstall IE6:  "By default, Internet Explorer 6 is preinstalled in all versions of Windows XP and cannot be removed. To provide computer manufacturers more flexibility in configuring desktop versions of Windows XP, Microsoft has made it possible for OEMs, administrators, and users to remove user access to Internet Explorer while leaving the Internet Explorer code intact and fully functional to make sure the functionality of programs and operating system functions that rely on it. For example, Windows XP supports an "IEAccess=off" switch in the Unattend.txt file, and Internet Explorer has been added to the Add/Remove Windows Components section of the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. This does not reinstall Internet Explorer"

The link on the page you sent that says it is to unistall IE6 if you have SP2 (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx), just brings me to a page talking about installing SP2, but has no information (that I can see) about uninstalling IE6.  

Am I missing something? (feeling kinda stupid...)

Firefox is wonderfu!!  But, the one page I need to get to each and every day and have mulitple copies open of at once, does not seem to load correctly within it; I cannot log into it.
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gecko_au2003Commented:
How to un install IE 6 :

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q293907

Here is a thread you will find useful :

http://forums.wugnet.com/IE6-Borked-XP-SP2-ftopict361586.html

Let me know how it goes :)
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wolfpaxAuthor Commented:
This question was successfully answered in another forum.  The problem was the Google Desktop search. Once it was uninstalled, the problem was fixed.
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moduloCommented:
PAQed with points refunded (500)

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