My IE browser is driving me crazy

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If anyone can help me figure this out, I would be thankful.

My IE browser is being difficult. If I happen to click twice on the tab, it closes.
If I click the back button it goes back, not one but two sites. Sometimes the
tab just closes, when I go to another tab.

When I click to highlight, it will only highlight if I go bacwards not forward or just
the opposite, or highlights whole sentance. Or maybe won't highlight, or highlights
when I just want to place the curser between words to add something.

I had a recent windows update, so went back before that time, but
I don't know what is causing this. Would it be a bug, or would it be
a problem within the browser script?(maybe it updated recently.)

Thanks for your help. I am about to go nuts trying to work with this
crazy thing today.

Jeannie
#browser #crazy #driving
  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    The simplest solution of all:

    Stop using a Microsoft browser.

    Get Firefox. The inventor's of tab browsing
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    • Profile picture of the author jjmacky
      Originally Posted by Rebtl View Post

      The simplest solution of all:

      Stop using a Microsoft browser.

      Get Firefox. The inventor's of tab browsing
      Couldn't of said it better, firefox is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
    hi jeannine

    if you insist on using internet explorer and are using ie7 then search for ie7pro, i would give you the url but it wont let it me post one just yet

    i found this to be a great upgrade and hope version 8 includes ome of its features

    it may also fix the problems you are experiencing, if i am not mistaken in ie7 when you double click the tab it does close it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Orman
    Agrees with Rebtl. Firefox has made my life so much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
    Yes, firefox is good. I use IE part of the time,
    beccause of the toolbars I can use with it.

    Any one have some suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Jeannie
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Jeannie - there are some extremely virulent viruses and worms out there right now that start out by just seeming to be minor annoyances and problems. Scan the bejeebers out of you computer with Avast or AVG - they are free and about the only programs out there that pick up some of this stuff.
    Then grab Crap Cleaner - also free and run it when you get online each time before you open a browser.

    Then install Firefox and if you want it to do more than it does - go get some plugins - there are a wide variety you can add to Firefox for just about anything you want to do.

    THen forget you ever HEARD of IE.
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    • Profile picture of the author dwshoup
      I have to agree with Sal, just recently I was reading about some "holes" in IE so windows created a patch that didn't work.

      I use firefox 2.0 had ff3 didn't like it. with some diligence you can still find 2.0 out there.

      I also use super anti spyware. it too is free and have found that it will detect stuff others miss.

      Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    Every computer I build gets Ccleaner/ AVG/ Adaware/ Spybot Search
    and Destroy & Zone Alarm loaded before it goes out of here. All are free.

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
      Thanks, I have ccleaner, adaware, spybot and a couple others. I took AVG off recently to try another, but will put it back on because

      I took avast off this evening, to see if that would make a difference. The puter has always run super slow since I put that on a few weeks ago...

      Originally Posted by Thomas Wilkinson View Post

      Every computer I build gets Ccleaner/ AVG/ Adaware/ Spybot Search
      and Destroy & Zone Alarm loaded before it goes out of here. All are free.

      Tom
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
        I did not get very far in answering people because the memory on the computer
        got low. I have been running several virus programs today. I even tried a trial one,
        and it says I have a trojan.

        So that is at least part of the problem

        Reed, no, I cannot say I went back to before the problem. I will follow
        your directions. Thanks for the in depth info.

        I appreciate everyones help. I am currently re installing AVG and will run it to see if it will pick up the Trojan without me having to buy the other program.

        Computers! in this business, you can't do without them, but sometimes
        they are such a headache.

        Jeannie
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        • Profile picture of the author Sonni
          I used to use IE only, now I don't go there unless it's to check my sites to see if anything I've done to them has gone wacky in IE which happens now and then due to wacky IE stuff.

          I really don't want to even use it then, I'm on there maybe 2 minutes and gone. Firefox and Flock is all I use now.
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        • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
          Originally Posted by Jeannie Crabtree View Post

          I did not get very far in answering people because the memory on the computer
          got low. I have been running several virus programs today. I even tried a trial one,
          and it says I have a trojan.

          So that is at least part of the problem

          Reed, no, I cannot say I went back to before the problem. I will follow
          your directions. Thanks for the in depth info.

          I appreciate everyones help. I am currently re installing AVG and will run it to see if it will pick up the Trojan without me having to buy the other program.

          Computers! in this business, you can't do without them, but sometimes
          they are such a headache.

          Jeannie
          Jeannie:

          Don't run multiple anti viruses at the same time, they will alarm on each other.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
            hi jeannie i can finally posts urls now

            please check out

            Code:
            http://www.ie7pro.com
            i have been using it for about 18 months now and find it a great upgrade for IE7, it uses the IE7 core but includes lots of plugins that make it somewhat functional - hth

            it may fix your problems also - good luck!

            jay aka ukescuba
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          • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
            Originally Posted by Floyd Fisher View Post

            Jeannie:

            Don't run multiple anti viruses at the same time, they will alarm on each other.
            Amen to that.


            One of the problems with IE is that you can't "uninstall it" the same way
            as you do other programs because its an integral part of windows. (That's
            what all the lawsuits are about.) One of mine (maybe this one) has had a
            minor glitch with IE for a year. I gave up tryin' to find it ages ago. I almost
            never use IE anyway. I don't build sites on this one and the only time I switch
            around to IE is to check out how the new sites look in different browsers.

            Tom

            Edit: Teo, I don't think I remember ever having a datbase problem with the
            AVG update. That's one of the things I like about it. It auto updates everyday
            at 03:00. (my choice of times) Avast is an OK program, I guess, I just have
            never cared for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author reed
    Jeannie,

    You have one to multiple issues that relate to IE, upgrades / patches, configuration issues or even a faulty mouse.
    Check your settings under options for the functionality of your tabs. You can set them up many ways in IE and Firefox.

    From what I can tell you recovered to a previous state before the problems, correct?

    With that said start your upgrade path again:
    *newest IE version
    *reboot (yes it is important)
    *apply or re-apply XP SP3 (assuming you are using XP)
    *reboot (yes again)

    To fix this you will need to use these type of diagnostics steps and yes it is very frustrating.

    I have been a computer technician for almost 20 years so just drop me a line if you have further problems after these basic steps.
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    • Profile picture of the author reed
      Thomas,

      Yes, those are great tools that no pc should be without. Check these out below, all FREE as well and give a bit more ump in keeping your system up to par...

      Argente - Disk Cleaner
      Argente - Registry Cleaner
      Defraggler - Disk Defragmetation
      Auslogics - Registry Defrag
      Autoruns - get rid of those annoying start up programs
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  • Profile picture of the author eikliw
    ie is the worst, use firefox
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  • Profile picture of the author sevenish
    I agree that FF and Chrome will ease your misery. I use IE only to QA sites that I or my team builds. I've not used IE as a browser in several years now.

    Ditch it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Moody
    Skip Firefox and go straight to FLOCK! Much better and it uses Firefox extensions.

    Plus there is an IE tabs Firefox extension that allows you to open a new tab and/or window in Firefox or Flock that is really running IE. I have to use it to access some accounts, etc that only work with IE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    J, Most of the scan and pay programs are always gonna tell you about a
    problem only they can fix if you buy their stuff. Without mentioning any
    names, Registry Mechanic (oops) has got to be one of the worst. I advise
    most users except the most experienced that the only thing they're ever
    gonna find in their registry is trouble. Stay out of there. If its really a
    problem with registry (in this case I doubt it) let a good tech go looking.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    Originally Posted by Jeannie Crabtree View Post

    If anyone can help me figure this out, I would be thankful.

    My IE browser is being difficult. If I happen to click twice on the tab, it closes.
    If I click the back button it goes back, not one but two sites. Sometimes the
    tab just closes, when I go to another tab.

    When I click to highlight, it will only highlight if I go bacwards not forward or just
    the opposite, or highlights whole sentance. Or maybe won't highlight, or highlights
    when I just want to place the curser between words to add something.

    I had a recent windows update, so went back before that time, but
    I don't know what is causing this. Would it be a bug, or would it be
    a problem within the browser script?(maybe it updated recently.)

    Thanks for your help. I am about to go nuts trying to work with this
    crazy thing today.

    Jeannie
    Are you seeing this kind of behaviour elsewhere?

    Could be your mouse either needs cleaning, or replacing.
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  • Profile picture of the author meisters
    I suggest you uninstall the old IE with the new one, before install IE scan your computer for viruses or malware, fix windows registry, defrag your HDD then install your IE.

    If your IE still having this problem try use system restore choose a date before your IE has this problem.

    If this doesn't solve your IE problem. I suggest use firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author Skylot
    Just stop using IE it never works well for me. I switched to to FIREFOX and I have never had any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trieu
    I use firefox, but sometimes sites dont load initially so i use ie7. Software for security I now use is AVG, Spyware Doctor 6 (free from google) and ccleaner. Although had a few update, database problems with avg recently. So I tested Avast and that pretty good
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