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Windows 7: How to force only 1 instance of IntExp 8 ?

05 Oct 2010   #1

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How to force only 1 instance of IntExp 8 ?

Occasionally I came to a situation where are more than 1 IntExplorer 8 windows are open (with multiple tabs each).

How can I prevent such a situation?

Whenever an IntExp is called it should use the currently running IE process and NOT create a second window.

Peter

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05 Oct 2010   #2

 
 

Hi pstein, welcome to the forums

If you open up IE8 then click Tools -> Internet Options, click the 'Settings' button in the Tabs section and you can change how IE treats tabs..
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As you can see from the highlights in the image, I have it set to 'Let IE choose...' and 'Open tabs in current window'.

See if that helps you


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05 Oct 2010   #3

 
 

when i check my email with messenger live i get the same problem as the OP (a new instance of internet explorer is opened, instead of a new tab). i tried making the change that you mentioned in your tip a while ago orbital shark with no change in behaviour.
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05 Oct 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
when i check my email with messenger live i get the same problem as the OP (a new instance of internet explorer is opened, instead of a new tab). i tried making the change that you mentioned in your tip a while ago orbital shark with no change in behaviour.
I have exactly the same happen. I think it's down to the link on the MSN page as opposed to the behaviour of IE. If you right-click the link you can select 'Open page in new tab'.

Update:
I've just tried it on IE9 and it actually did open up in a new tab, not a new page. Seems to suggest a possible error with IE8...
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