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    IE icons stick together


    For the last several weeks, when I have more than ONE IE open, they stick together. If I have 3, and try to move 1, I can not do it, as all 3 move as one.
    I have no virus's and have run full scans in 'safe mode' and from the desktop, and with no results found.
    I also ran Spybot and CCleaner and all is good.
    I am still not able to get the icons detached from each other, but it is only IE icons, none other.
    Is there any help available for me ? NONE are pinned to task bar. I tried pinning, and unpinning to no avail.
    Thanks

    I have also made certain that in the taskbar they are 'not stacked' and 'never combined'.

    I am beginning to think Microsoft 'creates' these problems so you must use their 'PAY' tech service to rid yourself of them.

    I hope someone has an answer, or am I right about Microsoft techs?
    Last edited by samnbrone; 01 Oct 2011 at 14:26. Reason: more information added

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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I am beginning to think Microsoft 'creates' these problems so you must use their 'PAY' tech service to rid yourself of them.
    Na, I think you are victim of a conspiracy theory.

    Regarding your problem I would look into an Aero problem and the graphics driver. It is most likely caused by that.
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    Hi, and thanks for your response, however, being a little less than novice, I don't understand what an Aero problem might be?
    I have googled icons stuck together, and find also that firefox users are having similar problems.
    Could you be a little clearer so I can follow your help?
    Thanks again
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    As a first step you should check in Device Manager whether the driver for your Monitor is properly working.
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    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Try right clicking the taskbar/properties and set taskbar buttons to never combine.See if thats what your looking for.

    Danny

    EDIT-Forget that Sorry miss read the question
    Last edited by xxxdannyxxx; 01 Oct 2011 at 14:27. Reason: Missread
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    Device manager shows "This device is working properly." Anything else to check?
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    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    That's the way Win7 and Win8 is designed to work.

    There is a tweak available to split them up as I remember posting about it on the Seven Forums some time ago.

    I'll try to hunt it up.

    Ah, here ya go.
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    Thanks for your time, I'd really appreciate that. Not a rush tho, it's just an annoying thing.
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    See above ... updated.
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    I tried to download it, but after clicking twice on run, Norton advised they 'removed' the file and didn't let it run. Said, reason was it was 'too new' and 'had too few people trying it'.

    What next ?

    Ah, here ya go.[/QUOTE]
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