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Internet Explorer desktop problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Internet Explorer desktop problem


    IE in desktop taskbar opens but does not display on screen. When you hover over it in taskbar it shows thumbnail of home page opened. Right click shows either maximise or minimise. Click maximise and nothing happens.
    All other items in taskbar like Windows word open okay.
    From Metro screen opening IE is okay. Using Shawn's forum tutorial on how to then switch from IE open in Metro to desktop just gives you the page thumbnail when you hover over the IE in taskbar.
    IE was working okay from desktop on a higher resolution screen(1920x1080 native) but I needed that screen for another PC and changed to a screen that only supports a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 native.
    Windows 8 booted okay and I have changed the system settings for the screen to this resolution. Everything seems okay except this inability for IE to actually open up in the desktop screen. I have tried setting to a slightly lower resolution but that made no difference.
    Any suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks
    Steve

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Steve, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The IE window may be offscreen. You might see if using the tutorial below to drag it back onscreen if so may help.

    Offscreen Window - Move Back to Desktop - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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