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Click on shortcut => Two instance of IE8?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bob Altman, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Bob Altman

    Bob Altman Flightless Bird

    Hi all,

    When I double-click a shortcut whose target is a URL then I get two IE8
    windows. One window is blank. The other window displays the target of the
    URL.

    This behavior doesn't happen if I type a URL into the Start->Run dialog. In
    that case, I get one IE8 window as expected. Also, this behavior only
    affects the non-privileged domain user that I normally log in as. If I log
    in as an admin then shortcuts behave as expected.

    I've reinstalled IE8, but that made no difference. Anyone have any clue
    what may be going on?

    TIA - Bob
     
  2. Bob Altman

    Bob Altman Flightless Bird

    I guess I should add that this is on Windows XP SP3

    Bob

    "Bob Altman" <rda@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:eftg6nl5KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > When I double-click a shortcut whose target is a URL then I get two IE8
    > windows. One window is blank. The other window displays the target of
    > the URL.
    >
    > This behavior doesn't happen if I type a URL into the Start->Run dialog.
    > In that case, I get one IE8 window as expected. Also, this behavior only
    > affects the non-privileged domain user that I normally log in as. If I
    > log in as an admin then shortcuts behave as expected.
    >
    > I've reinstalled IE8, but that made no difference. Anyone have any clue
    > what may be going on?
    >
    > TIA - Bob
    >
     
  3. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    See if a browser add-on is causing this behavior.
    For troubleshooting information see:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Bob Altman" <rda@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:u5kuyEm5KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I guess I should add that this is on Windows XP SP3
    >
    > Bob



    > "Bob Altman" <rda@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:eftg6nl5KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > When I double-click a shortcut whose target is a URL then I get two IE8
    > > windows. One window is blank. The other window displays the target of
    > > the URL.
    > >
    > > This behavior doesn't happen if I type a URL into the Start->Run dialog.
    > > In that case, I get one IE8 window as expected. Also, this behavior

    only
    > > affects the non-privileged domain user that I normally log in as. If I
    > > log in as an admin then shortcuts behave as expected.
    > >
    > > I've reinstalled IE8, but that made no difference. Anyone have any clue
    > > what may be going on?
    > >
    > > TIA - Bob
     
  4. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Bob Altman" <rda@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:eftg6nl5KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > When I double-click a shortcut whose target is a URL then I get two IE8
    > windows. One window is blank. The other window displays the target of
    > the URL.
    >
    > This behavior doesn't happen if I type a URL into the Start->Run dialog.
    > In that case, I get one IE8 window as expected. Also, this behavior only
    > affects the non-privileged domain user that I normally log in as. If I
    > log in as an admin then shortcuts behave as expected.
    >
    > I've reinstalled IE8, but that made no difference.


    > Anyone have any clue what may be going on?
    >
    > TIA - Bob



    Try to work it out? E.g. in a cmd window enter:

    assoc .url
    and
    ftype InternetExplorer
    (assuming that that is what the first command shows would be appropriate.
    If not, something would be already broken. And if the open action shows
    that some third-party product e.g. another browser is involved, that would
    be broken too IMO or at least a good clue that your problem symptom was most
    likely not caused by IE by itself.)

    Then, you could try simulating that "open action" in a Run... dialog.
    E.g. copy and paste whatever you see after the InternetShortcut= prefix
    and then replace the %l with the full path and filename of the thing you
    would be clicking on. Notice that there are no quotes around the parameter
    in the template so you shouldn't try to add any either. Then you could try
    executing your simulation, e.g. press Enter. What happens?

    BTW doing that should show that ieframe.dll is involved with the URL open
    action and there is a repair procedure available which involves it:

    regsvr32.exe /n /i ieframe.dll

    However, I'm not certain if just that would be enough to regenerate the
    correct open action. We could check on that by running ProcMon when that
    command is executed. If it was not enough you could get more of the same
    here:

    http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&cat=42&id=133&artlang=en


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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