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  theodor 22:54 12 Apr 2005
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I have created a desktop shortcut to Google (Win XP home)and want to know if there is a way to make it open in a new IE window instead of hijacking an existing open IE window. Thanks

  woodchip 22:57 12 Apr 2005

This will happen in any browser the Benefit of Netscape or Firefox is tabbed browser so you can open a blank page then press the shortcut

  theodor 23:10 12 Apr 2005

Yes, Woodchip, I remember doing it in Netscape and I am thinking of trying Firefox - Thanks anyway.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 23:21 12 Apr 2005

but if you hold the shift key down whilst clicking on the shortcut it will open a new window.

  theodor 09:43 13 Apr 2005

Thanks Arthur, but that dosen't work on my machine, it still uses an existing open IE window.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 22:39 13 Apr 2005

in IE - go to 'tools' - 'internet options' - 'advanced' - look under 'browsing' untick the box 'Reuse window for launching shortcuts'

hope it works

  theodor 14:30 14 Apr 2005

Thanks Arthur - thats done the trick (untick the box 'Reuse window for launching shortcuts') I don't remember seeing that option before! Thanks again.

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