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Windows 7: can't use internet after using minimizing button

04 Nov 2012   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I guess the OP has left the building.


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04 Nov 2012   #12
georgex

windows 7 home
 
 

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Georgex.
All you need do when you have one icon in the taskbar on top of another is just rest your curser on the icons and thumbnails of all your open tabs will appear!
See this screenshot:
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problem is I can have only one open tab because if I want to use the internet I have to close that open window
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04 Nov 2012   #13
georgex

windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Or just go into your start menu and click on internet explorer again, but you should be using tabs, as suggested. You could have 20 windows (random number) open if you want.

There`s no plus mark, just a small tab next to the last current tab on the right at the top of the window.

Here is an example of 9 windows open, can you see them across the top ?
Do you have tabs enabled ?
when I hit the start button there is no button for IE
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04 Nov 2012   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Or just go into your start menu and click on internet explorer again, but you should be using tabs, as suggested. You could have 20 windows (random number) open if you want.

There`s no plus mark, just a small tab next to the last current tab on the right at the top of the window.

Here is an example of 9 windows open, can you see them across the top ?
Do you have tabs enabled ?
when I hit the start button there is no button for IE
Let me give this a shot......Open Internet Explorer to any website. At the top you will see a tab that has the name of the website you are on, see it? To the right of that is a second tab, click on it and a new IE window will open so you can go to a different website. This should solve your problem.
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05 Nov 2012   #15
georgex

windows 7 home
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Or just go into your start menu and click on internet explorer again, but you should be using tabs, as suggested. You could have 20 windows (random number) open if you want.

There`s no plus mark, just a small tab next to the last current tab on the right at the top of the window.

Here is an example of 9 windows open, can you see them across the top ?
Do you have tabs enabled ?
when I hit the start button there is no button for IE
Let me give this a shot......Open Internet Explorer to any website. At the top you will see a tab that has the name of the website you are on, see it? To the right of that is a second tab, click on it and a new IE window will open so you can go to a different website. This should solve your problem.
yes it works. thanks. I never saw that before but it works so I will use it. But I will always be curious to know why the minimize button won't put the running web page on the task bar because that is the only way I have ever seen it.
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06 Nov 2012   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Or just go into your start menu and click on internet explorer again, but you should be using tabs, as suggested. You could have 20 windows (random number) open if you want.

There`s no plus mark, just a small tab next to the last current tab on the right at the top of the window.

Here is an example of 9 windows open, can you see them across the top ?
Do you have tabs enabled ?
when I hit the start button there is no button for IE
So then, why don`t you put it there ? start>all programs> internet explorer

right click and pin it to the start menu.

What do you mean, when you minimize it, it won`t go to the taskbar ? That`s where it goes.

Do you now know how to open multiple tabs ?
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06 Nov 2012   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgex View Post
yes it works. thanks. I never saw that before but it works so I will use it. But I will always be curious to know why the minimize button won't put the running web page on the task bar because that is the only way I have ever seen it.
Internet Explorer 6 did not have tabs. Then you would have multiple icons on your Taskbar. As far as I know, IE 8 was the first to have tabs and allowed you to have only one instance of it open at a time. If you only need one instance of it open, it saves memory and makes your PC faster.
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06 Nov 2012   #18
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post

Internet Explorer 6 did not have tabs. As far as I know, IE 8 was the first to have tabs and allowed you to have only one instance of it open at a time.
I can confirm that!
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06 Nov 2012   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post

Internet Explorer 6 did not have tabs. As far as I know, IE 8 was the first to have tabs and allowed you to have only one instance of it open at a time.
I can confirm that!
You better confirm that, you are the one that told me.
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06 Nov 2012   #20
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post

Internet Explorer 6 did not have tabs. As far as I know, IE 8 was the first to have tabs and allowed you to have only one instance of it open at a time.
I can confirm that!
You better confirm that, you are the one that told me.
Touché
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