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IE links don't open IE over OE

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Graham, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Graham

    Graham Flightless Bird

    My elderly neighbour called with a problem using OE and IE. His computer
    is XP based.

    What happens, is that he receives email that includes links to web pages.
    When he clicks on the links, nothing appears to happen. However, when he
    goes to close down the computer, the pages are there. In other words,
    they seem to not be coming to top. They open, but stay hidden behind OE.

    I have never encountered this.

    I had him forward me a couple of the emails, and the links opened in
    normal way on my computer.

    Could it be that some IE or OE setting is not correct?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

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    Graham wrote:
    > My elderly neighbour called with a problem using OE and IE. His computer
    > is XP based.
    >
    > What happens, is that he receives email that includes links to web pages.
    > When he clicks on the links, nothing appears to happen. However, when he
    > goes to close down the computer, the pages are there. In other words,
    > they seem to not be coming to top. They open, but stay hidden behind OE.
    >
    > I have never encountered this.
    >
    > I had him forward me a couple of the emails, and the links opened in
    > normal way on my computer.
    >
    > Could it be that some IE or OE setting is not correct?
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Graham wrote:
    > My elderly neighbour called with a problem using OE and IE. His computer
    > is XP based.
    >
    > What happens, is that he receives email that includes links to web pages.
    > When he clicks on the links, nothing appears to happen. However, when he
    > goes to close down the computer, the pages are there. In other words,
    > they seem to not be coming to top. They open, but stay hidden behind OE.
    >
    > I have never encountered this.
    >
    > I had him forward me a couple of the emails, and the links opened in
    > normal way on my computer.
    >
    > Could it be that some IE or OE setting is not correct?


    Have him try this fix, which might repair the association..

    Get hyperlinks in OE to open IE:
    http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#hyperlinks

    A website checker from PCTools called BrowserDefender can prevent OE
    links from working too. Whether it would cause them to lose focus, I
    don't know.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  4. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Graham wrote:
    > My elderly neighbour called with a problem using OE and IE. His
    > computer is XP based.
    >
    > What happens, is that he receives email that includes links to web
    > pages. When he clicks on the links, nothing appears to happen.
    > However, when he goes to close down the computer, the pages are
    > there. In other words, they seem to not be coming to top. They open,
    > but stay hidden behind OE.


    So tell him to not maximize his OE window. You may have to tell him how to
    do that.

    --

    dadiOH
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  5. Graham

    Graham Flightless Bird

    Thanks - I will bookmark that link.

    I was just over there and confirmed what he had described. For unknown
    reasons, the links in OE "appear" not to work, but if OE is minimized, the
    page the link opened in IE is there. But why would it be BEHIND OE as the
    default? Sure there are work-arounds as some have posted, but there must be
    something that could
    be reset to get it to work properly. The same emails open IE on top of OE on
    my computers.

    In any event, I solved the problem. Just switched to Firefox as the default
    browser and no further problems. I could have tried to find the IE problem,
    but why bother when there is a product that works ;)

    Graham


    "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
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    > Graham wrote:
    >> My elderly neighbour called with a problem using OE and IE. His computer
    >> is XP based.
    >>
    >> What happens, is that he receives email that includes links to web pages.
    >> When he clicks on the links, nothing appears to happen. However, when he
    >> goes to close down the computer, the pages are there. In other words,
    >> they seem to not be coming to top. They open, but stay hidden behind OE.
    >>
    >> I have never encountered this.
    >>
    >> I had him forward me a couple of the emails, and the links opened in
    >> normal way on my computer.
    >>
    >> Could it be that some IE or OE setting is not correct?

    >
    > Have him try this fix, which might repair the association..
    >
    > Get hyperlinks in OE to open IE:
    > http://www.insideoe.com/problems/bugs.htm#hyperlinks
    >
    > A website checker from PCTools called BrowserDefender can prevent OE
    > links from working too. Whether it would cause them to lose focus, I
    > don't know.
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)
     

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