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The Reuse windows for launching shortcuts setting is used to determine
whether a new or existing instance of Internet Explorer is used when
exploring a Web site using one of the following methods:
• Double-clicking an Internet shortcut (.url file) from within Windows
• Opening a URL by clicking Start, and then clicking Run.
• Using a desktop toolbar, such as the Address or Links bar.
When this setting is selected, an open instance of Internet Explorer is used
to display any Web site loaded using the above methods. If the setting is
cleared, then the above methods start a new instance of Internet Explorer.
Open Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options. In the Advanced tab,
uncheck the option "Reuse windows for launching Shortcuts."
Disable all Pop-up blockers if installed any. Here is a detailed note from
Don Varnau, MS-MVP Internet Explorer
You probably have a program running which is blocking pop-up windows-
something like Yahoo Companion, Google toolbar, MSN toolbar, a firewall,
Earthlink (or another) pop-up blocker, MyIE2 (or another shell for IE) etc.
You'll have to turn off the feature that's blocking new windows or, perhaps,
uninstall the program.
You'd be interested in using my program ToolbarCop to disable the IE add-ons
(that includes browser extensions, toolbars, additional buttons to the
standard toolbar, Browser Helper Objects) selectively, to isolate the
problem. ToolbarCop can be downloaded from: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4126.html
"Frustrated Beyond Belief" <Frustrated Beyond
Belief@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> If I have the IE6 Browser open and I try to open a link in a 2nd IE6
> Window, the Original Browser Window closes as the 2nd Window opens.
> It won't let me have multiple IE6 Browser windows open at the same time.
> prodigy web browser still lets me do it but I want to use IE6.
> Any ideas?