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Thread: Stop Focus stealing websites




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    I had this problem with internet explorer. Some web pages stole focus from other web pages, this was annoying when you opened mulitple windows as you couldn't read anything until all the other windows were loaded. After looking around the internet for a quick fix i found nothing. I then went diving into the registry and found nothing to fix the problem.

    But all was not lost, i did fix the problem quite easily in the end. And for all those people who i know suffer the same problem will be kicking themselves they haven't done this.

    Open internet explorer. Go to tools>interent options>advanced, in the advanced tab under browsing uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart)".

    Please take note of the requires restart. It will not work until you completely close your browser. Close all browser windows and make sure "iexplore.exe" is not an active process.

    (You can check to see whether internet explorer is active in the background by pressing ctrl-alt-del and click on the processes tab. If iexplore is still running right-click on it and press "end process")

    PS.
    A moderator should stick this window at the top, this internet explorer problem is the most comon cause of interent rage.

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    You can join the ppl here, http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthre...&threadid=3145 , with that prob though neither of mine has done this yet. :?:

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    hmm, interesting -- I wonder if this will affect any useful functions?
    I'm willing to give it a whirl and see what happens --- OK, unchecked the option......but I haven't commited myself to the restart yet:D
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    I don't think it has any useful functions. With third-party browser extensions diabled, flash animations and java applets still work.

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    hmmmmm yer post sounds too much like a sales pitch, i was expecting you to say we needed to buy evidence elimenator or somefin
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    Buying something wouldn't be a soloution i would give to solve a problem. But yeah the post seems a little bit sales-pitchy.

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    Hmm. one co-worked disabled 3rd party browser extensions and was pissed that it disabled Hotbar, the google toolbar and Yahoo toolbar.

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    It is to be suspected that the potential is there for this tweak to affect surfing in a negative way depending on what 3rd parties you may be relying on.

    I haven't tested extensively yet (ooh, I need a day off work) but so far focus hasn't been stolen when I used this technique.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Yea, I can't live without my google toolbar. Displays the relevance and credibility of every page you go to, tells you what type of a site it is, (what its subject matter is) Tweaktowns rating recently increased to a rating of 7 out of 10 ! :eek: (a rank boosted by the slashdot like no doubt-haha) That is tied with www.dansdata.com ... 7/10 is quite a feat.

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    Not to mention the other features, which go on and on, but the real time highlight word option, as well as searching JUST within the site you are at with never leaving the site. Well worth the space at the top of the screen.

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