Taskbar doesn't remove deleted IE instances

March 15, 2011 at 10:38:50
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon x2/3Gb
I now have Windows 7 (64-bit Home Premium), and am using the Classic view. Using Windows Explorer, I may open three jpgs with IE, and then minimize each one to the taskbar. Then if I delete one of the files in Windows Explorer, the three IE instances remain on the taskbar. The instance which displayed the now deleted jpg is now displaying another jpg from the same folder that the deleted jpg was located in.

In XP, when a jpg is deleted in Windows Explorer, the IE instance on the taskbar also closes, so only two minimized IEs remain. I would like to continue to see this happen in Windows 7, as it helps me organize my work.

Thank you for any help.


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March 15, 2011 at 16:29:23
This is normal.
When you load a file, it loads itself into active memory and uses the DWM.exe to display it. this is to make windows seemingly faster. where as in windows XP the operating system directly interacts with the JPEG.

So upon deleting the file you only deleting the stored file not the current running file.

There is no way of changing this option

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March 15, 2011 at 19:15:53
IMO XP is more sensible than Vista & Win7 in many respects, particularly file handling. The "immediate" file sort, for example, is a real pain.
That's progress I guess...

Please come back and let us know how you got on.

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March 16, 2011 at 10:47:03
Thanks for your help, TheShadowOne. I don't like it as it seems awkward, but I think you are right.

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March 18, 2011 at 08:48:09
Tired tried disabling the desktop manager DWM.exe under the Services Management. The Service name for this program is UxSms. The Startup type is now 'Disabled'. It did not make a difference. Some other service must be influencing the desktop management, to make it behave differently from XP. I'll search under 'file handing' to see if I come up with a solution.


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March 18, 2011 at 11:30:49
download vmware player and then dowmload widows xp mode and use it in the way you always have and you can have the best of both worlds

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