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Internet Explorer windows opening in the background.

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Internet Explorer windows opening in the background.

XPsp2 machine fully updated.  No new programs in the last month and yet instead of links on the desktop opening in new foreground windows they are opening in the background.

Only change to settings was a network wide change which removed the default checkbox "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts."

I only have one pc where this is happening.

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Question by:Sean Meyer
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johnb6767 earned 250 total points
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Have you checked for spyware?

cmd prompt....

netstat -abn

Where (address or IP) is iexplore.exe pointing to in these windows?
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ArmyGroo,

On this one PC, re-select Reuse window for shortcuts. Click OK. Restart IE. Now does IE windows open correctly?  Then unselect the reuse window option. Restart the browser.
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ArmyGroo,

We have not heard from you. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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by:Sean Meyer
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I have checked for spyware.  Pretty good network coverage on this.

War1 I tried your solution and it still does it.  I am going to get more details on the problem when I have time to look at the computer again.  I have about many items on my list ahead of this one.  I will be sure to give credit to any solution that hits the mark.

I love this site.  Asking questions and searching through the extensive database has saved me uncounted hours.

Thanks for all the answers!
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by:Sean Meyer
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I would still like to keep this question open.  I would like to solve the problem but it is just not high on my priority list atm.
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by:Venabili
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It is too behind in the list - I doubt that anyone will see it ...
I would advice you  to close this one and post a new one when you have time for it
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