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Windows 7: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - Favorites Keys

23 Jan 2015   #1
ThaChad

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - Favorites Keys

Hey all,

My 5 year old son, just spilled juice on my 15+ year old Microsoft Natural's Keyboard forcing me to upgrade to the new Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, It has 5 favorites hot keys along the top, I would like to use those hot keys to open Internet Explorer (No problem), but I would like then I press the Hot key for IE to open several tabs..

So for example, Favorites Key #1 when pressed would Open IE and have 1 tab with Google.com, 1 tab with Yahoo.com and 1 tab with bing.com.

Is this possible? It's seems rather simple, but I can't figure out how to get it to work...

Thanks!

-ThaChad


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24 Jan 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

The answer you need should be in the Link below ...


How-to: Reassign My Favorites Keys | Microsoft Hardware
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24 Jan 2015   #3
ThaChad

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If it is, I don't see it?

It doesn't say how to open multiple webpages in different tabs in IE....

I tried Google, http://www.yahoo.comI tried http://www.google.com; http://www.yahoo.com


Of course neither worked..

-ThaChad
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24 Jan 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As far as I know that can't be done. One key opens one thing only. It can only open things that are in your system. Tabs are on the internet not in your computer. You could have a favorite to open I.E. and another to open Chrome but only one per favorite key.

This is my understanding but hang in there because their are 3rd party programs that might be available.
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26 Jan 2015   #5
ThaChad

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, I'm wondering if there is a command line command or something to open multiple tabs...
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26 Jan 2015   #6
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi you can have mualitple tabs open at once with just one favotite button. go to internet options and on generals tab then on home page type in what sites you want on seperate lines that should give you three tabs if you put three sites in thier.
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26 Jan 2015   #7
ThaChad

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, I found this on another forum...

var navOpenInBackgroundTab = 0x1000;
var oIE = new ActiveXObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
oIE.Navigate2("http://google.com");
oIE.Navigate2("http://google.com", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("http://google.com", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2("http://google.com", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Visible = true;

Save as IEStartUp.js, I have tried it and it works! So all have to do is select the .js file to execute with the favorites button!

The only problem is that the window doesn't open as maximized.. Does anyone know what to do/add to this script to make the IE Window open as Maximized?

Thanks!

-ThaChad
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27 Jan 2015   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You know, you could also set your homepage in IE to be multiple tabs. It does support that, I'm sure of it.
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27 Jan 2015   #9
ThaChad

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You know, you could also set your homepage in IE to be multiple tabs. It does support that, I'm sure of it.
Yep, but then every time I open IE to go to a webpage, it'll open a bunch of websites!


With the script posted above, I have 3 IE windows open and about 20 tabs...


I don't want that to open every time I click the IE icon to go to a single webpage!


-ThaChad
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30 Jan 2015   #10
ThaChad

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Anyone?
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