problem opening multiple web pages in multiple tabs in IE7

Posted on 2009-05-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I wrote a simple batch file to open up eight html pages. I want them to open up in multiple tabs in the same browser. I have ie set to use the tabs. When I click on the bat file it does something weird...
It opens up page one in an IE browser.
Then, it opens page two in a second browser.
Then, it just sits there, in the middle of the bat file with the cursor blinking at me stupidly.
If I close the second browser, it opens pages three through eight in the first (still open) browser.
If I close the first browser, it does nothing. I have to then close the second browser too. Then, report three opens in it's own browser. I close it. Report four opens the same way. This happens with each of the following pages. Can someone explain to me what's happening? The code is (basically) as follows:

start iexplore.exe \\server\Reports\page1.html

start iexplore.exe \\server\Reports\page1.html

Open in new window

Question by:StarbuckLives
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions

Accepted Solution

wellhole earned 100 total points
ID: 24338249
Create a file called myscript.js and insert script below. In your batch file, just run wscript myscript.js
var navOpenInBackgroundTab = 0x1000;
var oIE = new ActiveXObject("InternetExplorer.Application");
oIE.Navigate2("\\server\Reports\page2.html", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("\\server\Reports\page3.html", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("\\server\Reports\page4.html", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("\\server\Reports\page5.html", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("\\server\Reports\page6.html", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("\\server\Reports\page7.html", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("\\server\Reports\page8.html", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Visible = true;

Open in new window


Author Closing Comment

ID: 31579545
Perfect, thanks.

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Whether you’re a college noob or a soon-to-be pro, these tips are sure to help you in your journey to becoming a programming ninja and stand out from the crowd.
Although it can be difficult to imagine, someday your child will have a career of his or her own. He or she will likely start a family, buy a home and start having their own children. So, while being a kid is still extremely important, it’s also …
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out whenever you want to search the site. Launch the Search Engine Menu: In chrome, via you…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question