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    IE vs Netscape (IE5)

    Has anyone else come across this problem? I'm sure there is a simple checkbox somewhere but I haven't been able to find it!

    A client usually uses Netscape, but due to the way our outsourced website developers created our site, it doesn't work very well with Netscape, so we recommend IE to get in. She opened IE5, typed the address in the address field and pressed return - and immediately the site opened in a separate netscape window, leaving the IE window flat!

    Presumably there is a setting somewhere that is doing this, but I can't find it.

    Help, please! <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>
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    Re: IE vs Netscape (IE5)

    Thanks, Merc - I did think of that one, but the customer does actually want to keep the default as Netscape, she simply wants to be able to use IE occasionally without Netscape hijacking it everytime she tries!

    I've never seen this before and it has me completely stumped!
    Beryl M


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    Re: IE vs Netscape (IE5)

    Try this. Have her create a new desktop shortcut to the Internet Explorer executable:

    "C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerIEXPLORE.EXE"

    Then have her edit the shortcut properties to point to a specific URL (this is merely for illustration, but it probably wouldn't hurt!):

    "C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerIEXPLORE.EXE" "http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/wwwthreads.pl"

    Quotation marks should be included to ward off any complaints about spaces. (By the way, the reason I do this in 2 steps is otherwise Windows thinks it knows better and changes the command line in a way that renders it invalid.)

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    Re: IE vs Netscape (IE5)

    Try Tools/Internet Options/Programs and check 'IE should check to see whether it is the default browser'.

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