How can I prevent Internet Explorer windows from jumping to the front all the time?

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I like to do my web-surfing with several Internet Explorer windows open at a time. I'll read in one window while another one is loading. Or maybe I'll jump over to my email or another application for a few moments while the webpage is loading.  One of my pet peeves is that the window that is loading will repeatedly jump to the front of all my other windows, until it is completely loaded. I keep having to click back onto the window I want to read. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I want the window I am viewing to stay in front of all the other windows.

This is on Windows XP Media Center edition.

By the way, I know it might help a little if I utilized IE's tabs instead of opening new windows, but I don't want to use the tabs.  Please help me find a solution that doesn't rely on IE's tabs.
Question by:Tim86
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    Accepted Solution

    No solution from me, but here's a trick that will help if you still don't find one.
    Use alt+tab.  Pressing it once switches to the last window open.  If you hold the alt and press tab a few times, it keeps backtracking among the last windows opened (in most recent order).
    This saves you moving and clicking all the time.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks.  I guess that's better than nothing.

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