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Opening an image in the same IE window with WinXP.

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by xfrisbee, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. xfrisbee

    xfrisbee Member

    Apr 6, 2007
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    I recently switched from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro. With Windows 2000 I
    was able to click on a saved image from a folder using Windows Explorer and
    it would open in Internet Explorer. If I clicked on additional images they
    would open into the same window of Internet Explorer thus allowing me to page
    back and forth between multiple images. With Windows XP comes with Windows
    Picture and Fax Viewer, I do not want to use this because instead of paging
    back and forth between images I have opened from folders, it wants to page
    between every image in the folder it currently has opened.

    I was able to change what program opened the image file by going to the
    folder options and change the association to Internet Explorer instead of
    Windows Picture Viewer. This worked fine except that when I click on a saved
    image from a folder it opens each addational image into a new Internet
    Explore window.

    I have searched the support knowledge base and could not find a solution for
    this. The closest solution was
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/253788, but this was for Windows
    98. It basically said to ecit the action for jpg by adding -nohome to the
    application used i.e. "C:program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe" %1 so
    that it looked like "C:program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplorer.exe" %1
    -nohome. Then under DDE use the following:
    DDE Message:"file://%1",,-1,,,,,
    Application: iexplore.exe
    DDE Application Not Running: leave blank

    This is also how it appears in my settings for a jpg file in Windows 2000.
    However, when I do this in Windows XP it still opens the file into a new
    Internet Explorer window and also produces an error message to the effect
    that the file could not be found even though it did open fine in the new

    So my question is, can I get my image files to open into the same Internet
    Explorer window with Windows XP Pro?
  2. ireland

    ireland Active member

    Nov 28, 2002
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    get acdsee its better then opening pixs with Windows Explorer
    ye can save or fix pixs..go from pix to pix to view..

    thats all i use on all my computers


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