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Windows 7: Home made session manager for IE9

19 Nov 2011   #1
sl2222

win 7 x64
 
 
Home made session manager for IE9

Just thought I'd pass on this slightly dirty fix for no session manager in IE9
I'm using Win 7 x64

IE9 only offers to restore your session automatically at startup only if IE crashed.
Here's a 1 line batch file that kills the IE process so that when you start it again it offers to restore your last session. I put the shortcut to the batch file in my quicklaunch toolbar and just needed to get in the habit of closing IE via the shortcut.
Here' the contents of the batch file...

taskkill /F /IM iexp* /T

Don't know if anyone would use it but it is a working solution for a session manager until MS adds this option.


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26 Dec 2011   #2
madcowmess

win 7 home 64
 
 

you genius, that is an excellent solution for this failed feature. It works well as a shortcut on my desktop. Not so well on the favourites bar as it asks each time before running the batch file. It would be nice to run directly from the browser without the confirmation question... anyhow, this is a great fix
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27 Dec 2011   #3
sl2222

win 7 x64
 
 

Glad to help. I just wish ms would add a built-in session mgr.
and i can't take credit. i read it somewhere else but my memory is too short to remember where.
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30 Sep 2012   #4
Tara100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi

I would really like to add this fix to my laptop, but have no idea how to set up the batch file.
Could someone add the steps please, including how to run it (does it sit on desktop?)

Many thanks
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30 Sep 2012   #5
sl2222

win 7 x64
 
 

Right click on yourdesktop and select New/Text Document.
There will be a new txt file on your desktop.
Double click on it and then enter this line in the blank doc...
taskkill /F /IM iexp* /T

save the document and rename it to Kill_IE.bat
Or any name u like but make sure that the filename ends in '.bat' without the quote of course.

You can then put the shortcut where it's convenient. If you have the quicklaunch bar on your taskbar that's the best spot.
Then use the shortcut whenever you want to shutdown IE.

hope this helps.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tara100 View Post
Hi

I would really like to add this fix to my laptop, but have no idea how to set up the batch file.
Could someone add the steps please, including how to run it (does it sit on desktop?)

Many thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2012   #6
Tara100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
Right click on yourdesktop and select New/Text Document.
There will be a new txt file on your desktop.
Double click on it and then enter this line in the blank doc...
taskkill /F /IM iexp* /T

save the document and rename it to Kill_IE.bat
Or any name u like but make sure that the filename ends in '.bat' without the quote of course.

You can then put the shortcut where it's convenient. If you have the quicklaunch bar on your taskbar that's the best spot.
Then use the shortcut whenever you want to shutdown IE.

hope this helps.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tara100 View Post
Hi

I would really like to add this fix to my laptop, but have no idea how to set up the batch file.
Could someone add the steps please, including how to run it (does it sit on desktop?)

Many thanks
That was nice and easy; thank you

I just tested it, and IE closed really fast (I had 15 tabs open too)

When I relaunched IE, I received the message:
'Your last browing session closed unexpectedly. Restore last session'
This is how it should reopen isn't it?

Thanks
Tara
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30 Sep 2012   #7
sl2222

win 7 x64
 
 

yes, just answer yes and your 15 tabs will reappear
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30 Sep 2012   #8
Tara100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you so much!
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