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Windows 7: Internet Explorer ??


10 May 2010   #1

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Internet Explorer ??

Why does my comp run two internet explorers at the same time, side by side when i open explorer every time?? thanks


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14 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi bobbyr,

Are you double-clicking on the IE icon on the Taskbar? It only requires a single click to open. If not, please clarify where (what shortcut) you are opening IE from.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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14 May 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

IE8 will open more than one instance of the iexplorer.exe process.
This is normal function of IE8 and nothing to worry about.
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14 May 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
IE8 will open more than one instance of the iexplorer.exe process.
This is normal function of IE8 and nothing to worry about.
Tepid, can you elaborate. I am afraid you lost me. Are you talking about the cached instances you see in Task Manager > Processes?
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14 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
IE8 will open more than one instance of the iexplorer.exe process.
This is normal function of IE8 and nothing to worry about.
Good call Tepid! He could just be seeing the two processes - but let's wait for a response just to make sure it's not two actual windows popping up side by side.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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14 May 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
IE8 will open more than one instance of the iexplorer.exe process.
This is normal function of IE8 and nothing to worry about.
Tepid, can you elaborate. I am afraid you lost me. Are you talking about the cached instances you see in Task Manager > Processes?
Yes, this is a normal function of IE8 in both Win 7 and XP.
And, the more tabs you open, the more iexplorer.exe processes will populate taskmanager. This is normal.

However,, after re-reading the OP, I would agree about the whole side by side could possibly be 2 physical windows opening, which might be strange.

edit: yes I see how that could have been confusing,, I assumed others knew what I was meaning by process, I should have mentioned this would be seen in Task Manager. My apologies.
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14 May 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, that clarifies that one. But the op said he gets 2 IE's opened side by side. So I assumed he actually gets 2 IE windows.
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