Solved

Minimised Word doc's opens when opening new file

Posted on 2014-01-31
3
2,971 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-04
This is very annoying.
Sample:
In Office (Word or Excel) i open e.g. 9 word documents. I then minimize them so they don't show on the screen.
I then open the 10'th document (just double clicking in Explorer).
When this 10'th doc opens, suddenly ALL the other doc's also pops up on my screen (even if they are minimised)
How do I turn off this most annoying feature.
0
Comment
Question by:nbtnt1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:MrBullwinkle
ID: 39823943
http://www.ehow.com/how_7382046_stop-documents-opening-new-document.html

I was hoping to find a solution like holding shift or control while opening to achieve this, like I usually do in Chrome, but that didn't seem to work.  The downfall of this solution is all opened documents will be minimized, including the first one.
0
 

Author Comment

by:nbtnt1
ID: 39828996
Thanks, but does not really solve the issue.
My colleague sitting next to me does not have these symptoms, but we cannot figure out which setting is "wrong".
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
MrBullwinkle earned 500 total points
ID: 39831470
I had the same issue you did.  I created 3 blank docs on my desktop, opening 1, minimized it, open another and both were then maximized.

running regedit>
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\shell\Open\command

A forum post suggested deleting   "  /o "%u"  " from the command line, but mine didn't have that.  I did add "/q " before the "/n" so it read "/q /n" and that did change the behavior.

Now my word files open normal, not maximized, and minimized windows stay minimized.

Reference:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-word/how-do-i-prevent-word-from-redisplaying-multiple/3b7594f1-0c1e-4108-9d5f-ced532781812
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Preface: When I started this series, I used the term CommandBars because that is the Office Object class that it discusses. Unfortunately, when Microsoft introduced Office 2007, they replaced the standard Commandbar menus with "The Ribbon" and rem…
This code takes an Excel list of URL’s and adds a header titled “URL List”. It then searches through all URL’s in column “A”, looking for duplicates. When a duplicate is found, it is moved to the top of the list. The duplicate URL’s are then highlig…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.
This Micro Tutorial well show you how to find and replace special characters in Microsoft Word. This is similar to carriage returns to convert columns of values from Microsoft Excel into comma separated lists.

770 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