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Alternative IE8 nomerge Option To Login Multiple Web Accounts

First, let me thanks Simon for highlighting this alternative option to me. I have been used to the menu-less window since IE7. Therefore, I am not interest to look at those menu options carefully after upgrade to IE8.

However, there is this useful option in that auto-hide IE Menu bar and this option is not seen elsewhere, not even associated with a keyboard shortcut to trigger this “useful” option.

So, what is this exactly? OK, go to File menu then click the New Session.

By default installation, IE8 menu bar is auto-hide. To access IE8 menu bar, just press ALT+F keyboard shortcut, and then click “New Session” in the File menu.

If you want to display or show the IE8 menu bar permanently (as seen in IE6 or before), right click the blank area next to the New Tab button and select Menu Bar (as seen in the following screenshot):

How to display the Menu bar in IE8?
How to display the Menu bar in IE8?

This “New Session” menu option works as if you have started the IE8 with -nomerge option switch. Although, the IE8 processes triggered by “New Session” and “nomerge” look differently in Windows Task Manager:

IE8 nomerge get IE8 to start new session or new frame and tab processes to allow user who login one web service with different multiple accounts at one go.
IE8 nomerge get IE8 to start new session or new frame and tab processes to allow user who login one web service with different multiple accounts at one go.

IE8 is running with noframemerging and sessionmerging option when the browser window is started with New Session menu option.
IE8 is running with noframemerging and sessionmerging option when the browser window is started with New Session menu option.

Regardless of the IE8 process differences shown in Windows Task Manager, it’s certain that both “New Option” and “nomerge” option switch fix the same “problem”, as far as the “session cookies” issue is concerned.

That’s to say, these are the options to allow user who would like to login one web service with multiple account credentials concurrently (for example to login Gmail or Google Account with different login ID simultaneously).

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