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    ConradE
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    IE 5.5 rude when opening

    Is there a way to stop IE 5.5 from butting in and taking over the desktop while it opens? Click on a hyperlink, browser starts and interrupts everything to open. You have to wait for it to fully load, etc., before you're able to return to your task. A real nuisance -- very bad behavior.

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    Re: IE 5.5 rude when opening

    What operating system are you running?
    That may be the problem.

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    ConradE
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    Re: IE 5.5 rude when opening

    Running NT4 SP6a (128-bit security).

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    Re: IE 5.5 rude when opening

    But I remember this occurs on other machines/earlier installs of IE 3 and 4, Win95, Win98, and Win98SE.

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    Re: IE 5.5 rude when opening

    Most of this is the way IE is coded - and I agree that it's rude behavior. Very rude. So bad that I want it to stand in the corner.

    However, this trick works on a lot of other apps - so give it a shot. If it is an icon that you are clicking on, hold down shift and double click. This should launch the app in the background. With IE, your chances are iffy.

    This will not solve the problem when you click on links out of Outlook, for example, which is running a componetized version of IE and control is not returned to Outlook until IE decides to do so.
    -Mark

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