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Weird problem - IE only showing thumbnail in desktop mode

  1. #1


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro

    Weird problem - IE only showing thumbnail in desktop mode


    Yes, IE is only showing thumbnails on the desktop icon on the taskbar.
    I can't get it to show the proper window at all!
    It used to be OK. I'm sure it's something obvious. Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello imacken,

    Do you mean that you are unable to see the actual IE window itself?

    If so, then it may be offscreen, and may need to be dragged back on-screen.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    As ever Shawn, you are a total lifesaver! The window was on my 2nd display which I have switched off 90% of the time.
    Now, why didn't I think of that?!?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm happy to hear that was able to sort it for you.
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