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This is very annoying.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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
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