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    If you are using AOL 8.0 and you want to close the window and open another in, say firefox - you cant because it needs the AOL browser open to stay connected.

    Is there a way to stay connected to the internet and have the AOL browser closed?

    Thanks in advance.
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    can't you just minimize AOL and open another browser?

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    Surely AOL must create a dial-up option in your Dial-up networking folder (found through My Computer? Can you not access it via this? I'm not sure, as I'd never had any prior experience with them.
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    You can just minimize the AOL window and open another browser - not elegant but it works.

    I can give you an exact answer about how AOL connects tomorrow (when my friend who worked for AOL support is awake ).

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    You cannot use a standard dial-up connection to connect to them, as AOL uses proprietary software for e-mail and connections to their network.
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    I remember a few years back (about 10) seeing an AOL dialer in the dial-up networking list of some PC's.

    I don't know if it still exists though.

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    You will see AOL dialer in network properties, because the AOL software puts it there. Can't use a standard dialer to connect to AOL though.
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    oh, the problem with minimizing is that then it takes up two spaces on the taskbar :'(

    oh well, thanks for the help
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