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Visual Studio 2012 - stop debugging when IE closed / close IE when debugging stopped

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I am running Windows 7 on two computers, one with VS2010 and the other with VS2012. On either computer, when I start a website in debug mode it will open an IE window.  On the VS2010 computer, if I stop debugging it will close the associated IE window and if I close the IE window, it will stop the debugger.  On the VS2012 computer, this does not work.  I want VS2012 to behave like VS2010 does.  I have found several comments that says to use 'Detach All' if I don't want one to impact the other, but I can't find any instructions on how to make this work.  I did find some that says that this is supposed to be the default, but they don't explain how to reset this.

Can someone please tell me how to fix this?

Thank you!
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I'm sorry that it took so long to get back...personal issues kept me from work.  This did not resolve the issue.
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I found the solution to this issue.  It appears to have to do with the installation of a later version of IE (10 in my case) after the installation of VS (2012 in my case).  I am not sure that it is limited to these versions, so I am qualifying my answer here.  I am also running on Windows 7, in case that matters.

The problem was that if I clck on the down-arrow located next to 'Internet Explorer' in the browser to debug with, I saw two 'Internet Explorer' entries, one of which was marked as the default.  Apparently this caused some confusion.  Now there may be two solutions, but the one that worked for me was to start the debugger but I selected Google Chrome for the browser this time, then stopped the debugger, came back and started it the debugger with IE again.  This time there was only one instance and everything worked just fine.

What I think may be another solution is to select the 'Browse with...' option under the list of browsers.  In this window, you have a choice to remove browsers from the list of options.  It may be that you could choose one here.  However, it isn't really clear what they are pointing at, which is why I chose the first option.
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This solution worked perfectly for me.
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