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Windows 7: IE 10 Clicking in Search box only briefly shows drop down menus

23 Oct 2013   #11
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I've found that there are two entries for Internet Explorer in Start. One is for Internet Explorer 64 bit, the other is just internet explorer. The problem doesn't occur in the 64 bit selection. It does occur in the other. The problem with the 64 bit selection, is my ISP toolbar won't install.


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23 Oct 2013   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-Mint-Mate 17.1x64
 
 

I believe you just found your problem,
Internet service providers have some of the worst browser add-ons know to man/ woman lol
The 64 bit version is the equivalent of use Enhanced protection mode in ie10 and I suppose ie11 rtm,
Nothing is compatible with them when epm is activated/ or 64 mode is activated in ie9.
It's purely for troubleshooting bad add-ons from numerous third party toolbars...
Cheers.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/How-to-manage-add-ons-in-Internet-Explorer-9
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23 Oct 2013   #13
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I found a partial solution to the original problem. Today I restored the system back to IE 10. I hooked up a mouse to the laptop and found that I could click in a search box and, while continuing to holdown the button, I could drag the cursor into the drop down menu to make a selection. Following up with that on the touchpad, I found that using the right click button on the touchpad enabled the drop down menu and I could make a selection with the touchpad cursor. That is my wifes computer and I'm not usually allowed to touch it so I think she accidentally hit a key or button combination which changed what clicking on the touchpad does. Unfortunately, the software in Control Panel doesn't provide for changing this. I need to look into it further.
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26 Oct 2013   #14
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

My wife only goes to three websites on that system. I had tried my work around on two of them. I told her I was going to show her how it works. She wanted to go to the website I hadn't tried. Sure enough, it didn't work. I found that the only way I could get the drop down menu to come up was to right click in an area near the search/selection box and select Encoding and then click on Unicode. I have Auto Select on as well and the Unicode button is highlighted but I have to click on it. Every website is different. Java is also uninstalled.

Anyone have any more ideas.
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26 Oct 2013   #15
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this.

Open IE> Press F12> When the Developer tools open, on the top menu Browser mode:> Set to Internet explorer 9

Try again, if no help open developer tool again> Top menu Document mode:> Set to Internet explorer 9 standards

See if either helps.

A Guy
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27 Oct 2013   #16
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

The only way it works is to set it to IE 8 standards. I can leave the browser mode as ie 10. The problem is, I don't how to save the settings. As soon as I leave the page where I was testing, the settings default back. The other issue is why is it doing this?

I'm resetting the system to factory condition right now.
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27 Oct 2013   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-Mint-Mate 17.1x64
 
 

If you open links in the same window and not in a new tab the document mode should stick.
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27 Oct 2013   #18
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thanks to both of you for your help.

It's one of those things that just popped up out of the blue with no indication of the cause. Makes troubleshooting tough.

I ended up reformatting and setting the system back to factory condition.

After 120 updates (so far), installation of Java, toolbars, etc., it's working as it should in IE 9. I have one more tool bar to install. If that doesn't cause any problems, I'd say the problem is solved.
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27 Oct 2013   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Do you NEED Java? If you don't have a particular use for it, try without it. I have had no need for it. It is the #1 attack vector for malicious items these days. A Guy
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27 Oct 2013   #20
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I have three systems and they all have Java. I don't really know if I need it or not. When I uninstalled it earlier, it didn't seem to make any difference when on the internet.
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