I recently uninstalled Chrome (why is another story) and went back to IE. However IE is not successfully invoked if I click on a URL from another program. If IE is not running then clicking on a URL brings up IE with a blank page (URL needs to be psted in). If IE is running then everything works except that focus remains on the program with the URL rather than moving to IE - clicking on IE on the taskbar shows IE with the requested page in view.
I am running Win 7 64-bit with IE 9. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
gzt: I'll assume that is a yes and move on to the next step.
Time to examine: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\http\shell\open\ for each user.
Under the new user there are virtually no keys under the above directory, however under the existing user there are a number of entries such as .htm, .html etc (note the preceeding dot and no http key) all of which have a default of "ChromeHTML". Looks like paydirt here because Chrome is not installed AFAIK. Is it safe to delete all the entries that show a value of"ChromeHTML"?