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Preventing IE from opening Word, Excel, etc. docs in the browser

This is one of the first things I do on a fresh install of Windows. Makes Sharepoint more enjoyable.

My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types tab:

Select the file type you want to modify (I picked Word). Click the Advanced button and get the Edit File Type dialog:


UNcheck "Browse in same window", click OK a couple times and you're done.

Posted: Apr 27 2005, 09:43 PM by jeffreykey | with 7 comment(s)
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Hannes Preishuber said:

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whoch tool did you use to make this kind of screenshots.
I like the kind of dark graying
# April 28, 2005 6:37 AM

Jeff Key said:

I used Paint.NET. Select one or more regions, then Invert Selection. Crank down the brightness and you're done.
# April 28, 2005 8:20 AM

Jeff Key said:

Thanks, Omar. I'll give it a try next time!
# April 29, 2005 12:02 AM

Ben said:

You are a fricken legend. A-grade tip!

# April 23, 2008 10:20 PM

Frank Silva said:

how can this be done in windows vista, I have a customer uset for haing its IE frezzed when clicking a download link of an xls file of up to 50MB of information.

I-ve een surfing and yet no clues in vista

# July 8, 2008 11:46 AM