problem with web browser module

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Dec 16 03:14:25 CET 2012

On 12/15/2012 6:11 PM, Eric Johansson wrote:
> I need to be able to invoke a specific webpage with Internet Explorer.
> If the browser is not up with that page, I needed to come up with that
> page. If the browser is already up, I only need to bring that browser
> and page to the top of the window piles.
> When I use the web browser module today, it always seems to bring a new
> browser instance up. Is there anyway to get it to work with a single
> instance?
> the use case is to invoke a specific evernote page and make it available
> for immediate dictation using speech recognition. There's a whole bunch
> of other things I need to do around the browser invocation but that's my
> problem and fortunately I know what I have to do.  I just need your help
> in making sure only a single browser instance is created and it
> references a single page. If I have multiple pages I need to refer to,
> it would be nice if they came up the separate tabs within the same
> browser instance.:-)

I believe this worked with Firefox the last time I tested. I just read 
the docs. Never tried IE. I believe details partly depend on browser.

Terry Jan Reedy

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