Is there a configuration setting that can be set to allow multiple windows to be open at the same time, in Windows 7 Professional with the current updates.
Right now it overwrites the current page with the new one.
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No, its just how you access the short cut. I've actually forgot how I've been doing it, but try to right click the shortcut and then select open instead of a double click. It's as simple as that. Or select from the start menu, not the shortcut.