A browser add-on may be causing both problems.
1. Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
2. Check third-party browser add-ons (toolbars from Google, Yahoo,
Earthlink, etc.) to see if one of them is blocking pop-ups.
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
<itisonlyjunk[at]firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've read a few posts but did not see one that addressed my specific
> problems. Hopefully someone can help me out:
> 1) In previous versions of IE, I was able to use my cursor to select parts
> of webpages that I wanted to print or copy to a Word document. Since
> installing IE8 I can no longer do this. My cursor, while on the internet
> hand, and I can only click or select links. Nothing happens when I try to
> select a sentence or paragraph that I want to print. Two other computers
> my home have IE8 and do not have this problem.
> 2) What happened to the option on my 'Tools' to "temporarily allow pop
> I have the option to Turn on "Pop Up blocker", but if it is not even on,
> the bloody hell can't I get the pop ups to pop up? I noticed an icon on
> toolbar that flashes when a pop up does not appear. that icon did not have
> anything about allowing pop ups either. why do I have two separate 'pop up
> blocker' options but still have no way to allow pop ups? this is