Techy Windows Question

#1
When I have a website minimised in the taskbar and then want to open a link to a second website, the minimised website in the taskbar is restored and the link to the second website is opened.

In other words, I can only open one website at a time instead of browsing one whilst have 2 or more opened but minimised in the taskbar.

What setting or option do I need to change so I can have more than one website open...??

(Although very rarely, it WILL allow more than one website to be opened - just when it seems to feel like it. I can have as many office type programmes open and minimised as I want by the way)...

Does all that make sense............???

Come on Bleeps - get it sorted
 
#2
Try this: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox - it will let you browse as many websites as you like on individual tabs.

It will also help reduce your chances of getting infected with spyware.

msr
 
#3
You can change your setting from within "Tools" "Internet Options", if I emember correctly. Somewhere there is a tab marked "open sites in new window" or something similar. May I suggest you use the windows help file which is resident on your machine. I had this problem and that was how I went about fixing it but it was some time ago.
 
#4
Firefox Mate.

PS
PJ Harvey is one of the most untalented things to come out of Poole since Brens band Bigshot.
 
#5
If you insist on using MS Internet Explorer (which I do) then you can right click on the link and select 'open link in a new window' from the submenu, or, hold down the shift key and click the link.

Editted to add (having read your original post again) the reason that some windows will open in a new browser is because the page designer has written the link to open a new browser.
 
#7
Try this -

1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Internet Options.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Click the Browse in a new process check box.
5. Click OK.

Hope that helps
 
#9
Thanks for your responses.... Downloaded firefox, but got confused and started to panic.......

Will try the 'Windows Options' tips...

Guru

PJ Harvey is talented, but skinny...

I would

Get my room sorted... I'm back soon
 
#10
It's getting pinker by the moment (the room that is!) BTW check your hotmail for a good deal on MP3 player
 
#14
Seriously, put the PC back in its box, reseal with tape and take it back to where you bought it. and repeat after me tot he shop assistant "i am too dumb to own one, can i have a refund, Rincewind said it would be OK".

:)

Rincewind

PS the default settings on IE are to open in a new browser - unless the geek who wrote the site specified links are opened in the same window. in which case IE is just doing as its told.
 
#15
Santa_Sunday said:
the_guru said:
It's getting pinker by the moment (the room that is!) BTW check your hotmail for a good deal on MP3 player
I'm lurking on E-Bay.

There is a 20GB Zen Creative up for grabs......
If you win that Creative Zen, make sure you get the stylus changed before you use it, a dirty one ruins the sound quality :wink:

You should have another go with Firefox - its quicker and more secure than IE.
 
#16
boney_m said:
You should have another go with Firefox - its quicker and more secure than IE.
Not true on the second fact.

Firefox uses open source - same as linux.

Meaning the code to write the application is publicly owned - anyone can get it, the idea being we share knowledge and collectivly make it better.....

the flip side is this.

Its open source - same a linux.

Meaning the code to write the application is publicly owned - anyone can get it, to write their own trojans and find loops holes with which to exploit it.

Rincewind

Free doenst always mean good. with computers - you ALWAYS get what you paid for.
 
#18
Rincewind said:
boney_m said:
You should have another go with Firefox - its quicker and more secure than IE.
Not true on the second fact.

Firefox uses open source - same as linux.

Meaning the code to write the application is publicly owned - anyone can get it, the idea being we share knowledge and collectivly make it better.....

the flip side is this.

Its open source - same a linux.

Meaning the code to write the application is publicly owned - anyone can get it, to write their own trojans and find loops holes with which to exploit it.

Rincewind

Free doenst always mean good. with computers - you ALWAYS get what you paid for.
I understand that - the main reason for heightened security is that the majority of exploits are written to target IE, due to its proliferatoin in the home computer market. The code in Firefox is just as vulnerable as that of IE, its simply targeted less.
 
#19
MUID_MAN said:
Try this -

1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Internet Options.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Click the Browse in a new process check box.
5. Click OK.

Hope that helps
Did all of that, but don't have the 'Browse in a new process' check box..

I'm getting fed up now
 
#20
SS,

Which version of IE are you using ? Click on help, then on About Internet Explorer.

msr
 

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