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40 or more IE10 tabs open after typing in Outlook or IE10

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    win 8

    100 + IE10/chrome tabs open after typing in search box


    I have problem with Muliple Broswer tabs (self) opening & pointing to microsoft.com "IE10 start here" pages and when using Outlook it goes to MSOFFICE.com "start here" pages when trying to type in Outlook emails. It is quite something to see over a hundred cascading windows trying to get you started with Welcome to Microsoft Internet Explorer 10... and another one is the go.microsoft.com

    Same problem whether typing any characters in the search engine boxes on IE10 or google chrome. New tabs open "by themselves" and attempt/redirect to go to start MSN/Bing pages. They dont all load fully and new tabs open. Over 180 tabs "self-opened" last time in google chrome. I tried google chrome after having this happen in IE10 - so it seems to be a windows 8 issue. Maybe other programs are affected but ive only tried Outlook 2010 and Web Browsers...thats enough for now!

    This is a new HP Desktop PC with factory fresh windows 8 Home premium and MSOffice Pro Plus 2010 install. Have changed all browsers to home page of google but IE10 or chrome if i make it the defalut browser and still self opens and tries to go to MS start pages.

    I closed IE10 and/or chrome with task manager and created a dump file and also set windows error self reporting to auto (because it was set to manual by default) and it should be running self error reporting windows app like in previous Windoes versions but there is nio indication it is sending anything to MS. Any fixes for this problem? Thanks.
    Last edited by fixter; 31 Jan 2013 at 12:06.

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    Posts : 2
    win 8

    Problem was new Logitech wireless keyboard with sticky F1


    Yep...sure enough there was no other users out there with similar problem so must be something unique to equipment.

    PC was set up with HP wired Keyboard and mouse...no issues after testing installation. New Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse was issued and after a while (few days) problem began to appear.

    F1 key was sticking. Beat it up a bit and problem gone. Hold down the F1 key and same problems...multiple browser windows opening, help windows opening etc depending on application you are in. haha...stupid. To think... blamed windows 8 for this problem when it is only everything else that is wrong that is windows 8 fault.
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40 or more IE10 tabs open after typing in Outlook or IE10
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