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why do all the windows close when i close one?
« on: February 09, 2008, 10:19:46 AM »
I'm new to this, so I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong place.  When I have multiple windows open through the internet and I close one, they ALL close.  I've poked around my computer trying to fix it, but I am pretty much computer illiterate.  It is a problem when a window opens during an online purchase and it automatically closes when I click in it (it's not a pop-up, but for purchasing a warranty on electronics).  Can anyone help using layman's terms?

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Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 11:18:28 AM »
I assume, this is Internet Explorer? What version? What Windows version?
Try to disable all add-ons...
Tools > Manage Add-ons > Enable or Disable Add-ons

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Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 12:02:22 PM »
I disabled all add-ons, and it seems to have worked.  THANK YOU!! :D

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Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 12:08:04 PM »
Now, you can start enabling them one-by-one.
Enable first one, open couple of IE windows, close one, and see if second one stays.
Repeat this procedure with each add-on, until you'll find the culprit.

Try Firefox, you may like it better.

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    Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
    « Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 04:18:21 PM »
    I'm new to this, so I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong place.  When I have multiple windows open through the internet and I close one, they ALL close.  I've poked around my computer trying to fix it, but I am pretty much computer illiterate.  It is a problem when a window opens during an online purchase and it automatically closes when I click in it (it's not a pop-up, but for purchasing a warranty on electronics).  Can anyone help using layman's terms?

    This is explore 7 its just the way it was made by default so that multi pages didn't have to come up.  Just so you know.
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    Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
    « Reply #5 on: February 18, 2008, 04:44:57 PM »
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    This is explore 7 its just the way it was made by default so that multi pages didn't have to come up.  Just so you know.
    Nonsense.

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      Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
      « Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 06:10:57 AM »
      I am also having this problem with IE 6.0 but when I look under Tools I do not have Manage Add-ons as an option. Any ideas? :P

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      Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
      « Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 05:39:03 PM »
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      You need to start your own topic.

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      Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
      « Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009, 01:54:36 PM »
      Thank goodness someone had sound advice.  My computer just started the same thing of closing all tabs when I just wanted one.  Disabling add-ons worked perfectly.  Thanks for having this post, it saved me!

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      Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
      « Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009, 06:44:56 PM »
      Two birds with one shot ;D

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        Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
        « Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 01:28:33 PM »
        how can that noit be??  In IE 6 you had all these windows all over the place compared to IE 7 an its security improvements.
        Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

        If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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        Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
        « Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 02:22:55 PM »
        how can that noit be??  In IE 6 you had all these windows all over the place compared to IE 7 an its security improvements.

        you said IE7:


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        This is explore 7 its just the way it was made by default so that multi pages didn't have to come up.  Just so you know.
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          Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
          « Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 02:28:08 PM »
          thats what I'm saing but someone was saing I was wrong and such about it.
          Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

          If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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          Re: why do all the windows close when i close one?
          « Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 02:28:36 PM »
          You're confusing yourself again.