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  • My company recently switched payroll companies and as such we have to punch in and out using a virtual timecard on the payroll companies website. In order not to forget to punch, I have used windows task scheduler to open the browser to the site at windows login and at 4:30pm (End of Day). Sometimes when 4:30 roll around, the browser opens, but I have a number of programs and browser windows open and the new window gets lost in the shuffle. How can I force the window to open on top of other windows?

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:35 PM

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  • Hello,

    in this case I suggest you to use task scheduler to run a script to open the webpage. The command is:

    start http://yourwebpage.com

    Please, let us know


    Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:56 AM
  • In addition, we can also try reset it and check the result.

    Change or reset Internet Explorer settings:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17441/windows-internet-explorer-change-reset-settings

    If the problem still persist, you may need to repair or reinstall IE11.

    How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/318378


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    Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:46 AM
  • Thanks for the suggestions. I currently am running a script on the website to get it to open. I will try repairing the browser, but do not know if this will change anything as the browser does not open behind other windows often. I'd say once every two weeks or so.

    I was hoping that there was a setting either in task scheduler or in IE to FORCE new windows or new tasks to open in front of everything else, IE take focus.

    I will let you know.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:41 PM
  • OK, we are looking forward to your good news:)

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    Monday, August 22, 2016 6:25 AM
  • I removed and reinstalled Internet Explorer and everything has been fine so far. The hard part is that the problem occurred infrequently so I won't know if the problem is gone until it returns.
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:40 PM
  • It didn't take long at all for the browser to exhibit the problem. Yesterday at 4:30pm, it occurred again.

    On another note, I have a second symptom: If I click a link which opens in a new window, sometimes the new window opens but not fully, kind of like a window that has been restored down to a smaller size. The weird thing is that the controls for the window are in the upper right corner as though the window were maximized.

    Photo example: http://www.rcda.org/ieExample.jpg

    This second symptom is as random as the first.

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:12 PM