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Windows 7: IE 11 windows don't open on top.

03 May 2014   #1
arizonajack

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
IE 11 windows don't open on top.

I started having this problem a few days ago with IE 10 where the browser windows would not open on top. They opened behind whatever was already on my desk top.

I upgraded to IE 11 and it's still happening.

If there's a setting to change that, I'm not finding it.

OS is Win 7 Professional 64 bit Service Pack 1.


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03 May 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The Z-order (stacking) of windows is handled in part by the video drivers.

Maybe you can update to a newer version or maybe revert to an older version.
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04 May 2014   #3
arizonajack

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I updated my video drivers yesterday, did Windows Update, rebooted, and since then the browser windows have been opening on top the way I want them to.

Don't know what did the trick but we'll see how long it lasts.

Thanks.
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04 May 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks for the update,
Possibly you restarted your machine ?
Cheers.
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05 May 2014   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Internet explorer settings and issues carry over when you upgrade internet explorer.

For a full clean start,

Do a reset.

Internet Explorer - Reset

Make sure to check to delete personal settings as well.
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05 May 2014   #6
arizonajack

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

After two days, it started doing it again.

I did the reset and rebooted. It's OK for now.
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05 May 2014   #7
arizonajack

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

So now my browser windows are opening slower than usual.

Is there something I can set to fix that?
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05 May 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you mean loading websites?

That is because the cache is cleared when a reset is done.

If you mean actually opening a browser window, I am not sure why. Have you restarted?
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07 May 2014   #9
arizonajack

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The slowness is resolved but today, just now, the browser windows suddenly stopped opening on top.

Seems like I can fix it by rebooting and the fix is good for a day or two.

But I don't want to have to keep rebooting frequently. Any ideas.
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11 May 2014   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This happens when opening the browser cold? How do you open it? From a shortcut on the desktop, taskbar, start menu? Does this happen if you close it and open it again? If it is repeatable, next time it happens, try opening it from the Program Files (x86) folder itself, also try the version in the Program Files folder, same thing? Try from the alternate places mentioned as well. Does it occur no matter where you open it from? A Guy
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