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Topic # 111867 17-Nov-2012 16:31
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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?

TIA

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  Reply # 722295 24-Nov-2012 14:34
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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"?



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  Reply # 722313 24-Nov-2012 15:11
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I simply deleted the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\classes where the data value referenced chrome.  There were some keys here that did not.  It worked!!  Problem fixed!!

***Many thanks to all.***

Yes I backed up - er exported - the registry first.

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