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Windows 7: IE icon in taskbar got disabled after windows update


01 Apr 2012   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
IE icon in taskbar got disabled after windows update

My laptop is only 4 days old. The IE9 icon in the taskbar was working properly meaning if I click the icon it will launch a webpage and if I pressed it again it will launch another webpage (the icon in the taskbar then get stacked up which is correct).

Unfortunately after a windows update on my laptop, this feature doesn't work anymore. When I click the icon it will open a webpage but if I click it again the webpage CLOSES! No matter how many times I click the icon in the taskbar it won't launch another webpage.

The IE in the start menu works fine and it will open as many webpages as I like but not in the taskbar (I have unpinned and repinned but to no difference)

I have even done a system restore back to the earliest date possible but the problem has not been reverted. How to I fix it?

Thanks in advance.

p.s.
I don't think the problem has anything to do with the IE software because the Google Chrome icon also has the same problem in my taskbar.

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01 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello SevenBeginner, and welcome to Seven Fourms.

Not sure why it was doing that before, but by default when you click on the pinned IE9 icon on the taskbar, it will open one instance of IE9. Clicking on the IE9 icon again will just show you it's taskbar thumbnail preview with more than on IE9 instance or tab opened. If only one IE9 and/or tab is open, the clicking on the icon will minimize/unminimize the window.

However, you could open another tab in IE9.

You could also right click on the pinned IE9 icon on the taskbar, and click on Internet Explorer in the jump list to open another instance of IE9.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Apr 2012   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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Hello SevenBeginner, and welcome to Seven Fourms.
Thanks.


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Not sure why it was doing that before
All new laptops today do that by default (at least in the UK).


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but by default when you [left] click on the pinned IE9 icon on the taskbar, it will open one instance of IE9.
well, if you left-click on the pinned IE9 icon in the taskbar the second time, it should open another instance of IE9 and the third time and so on. Mine has been disabled on this one.


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Clicking on the IE9 icon again will just show you it's taskbar thumbnail preview.
Placing the cursor over the pinned IE9 icon will also show its thumbnail preview.


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However, you could open another tab in IE9.
How?


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You could also right click on the pinned IE9 icon on the taskbar, and click on Internet Explorer in the jump list to open another instance of IE9.
Yes, I was aware of that but I was talking about left-clicking.
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01 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I'm with Brink on this one. The way its always worked for me is , click it once and it opens IE, click it again and it just minimizes the open window. To launch a second instance I just hold the shift key down and then click the ICON. Clicking the little square next to an open tab should open another tab.
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