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RoyG
03-10-2007, 04:46 PM
OS Windows XP SP2; Browser IE6.

The computer is about 3-4 yrs old with 1.2GHz processor and 512MB RAM.

The Home Page opens quite normally on booting up and clicking on links within this page opens new pages using the same browser window. But if one selects a site from Favorites or types in an address in the address bar a new browser window opens each time so that after selecting a number of favorites there are numerous browser windows open. The result seems to be a drastic slowing down of the computer. This multiple browser opening does not occur on any of my other computers when I go through the same procedure.

I seem to recall some setting that ensured that pages opened in the same browser window and you navigated between them with the arrow buttons but have been unable to locate it. I tried checking the box in Advanced Internet Options that says something like: re-use window.. but this just seemed to cause the computer to freeze.

Any suggestions would be welcome. (Already considering changing to Firefox.)
Thanks.

wratterus
03-10-2007, 05:13 PM
in IE6, there is no way to open something in the same window without overwriting whats already in there.

You can upgrade to IE7, IE7 has tabbed browsing - multiple tabs in the same windows, not multiple windows.

Firefox, however, is better in every way than IE, some of it's features include tabbed browsing, and much better security. I'd recommend you change to Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/launch/?utm_id=Q406&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=postlaunch&gclid=CICOvvjz8Y4CFSAuhgod4x07Iw). :thumbs:

Edit: too much good advice floating around. :p

Bozo
03-10-2007, 05:16 PM
Several suggestions:

1 - If you must keep with IE then get the latest version from here (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx)
2 - Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7. Download from here (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/launch/?utm_id=Q406&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=postlaunch&gclid=CL3ri6r08Y4CFQi7YAodclInNg)

I recommend that you use Firefox, as it is more secure than IE and has many good features that you may find useful, such as AdBlock Pro, and FireFox Filter.

Edit: wow, once again, we post at the same time!