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Windows 7: IE8 Tabbed browsing

09 Aug 2009   #1
mats

Windows7 Enterprise
 
 
IE8 Tabbed browsing

In IE7 you could configure the browser to open a link in a new tab directly to the right of the tab that opened it.

The same thing can be done on firefox by installing a pluggin like tabs open relative.

Im trying to find a way to do this on IE8 but the only answers I find is no answers . Grouping the tabas manually or just using drag and drop to rearange them is not a doable solution if you are going to have to do it 100 times plus per day. Therefore I realy needs the IE7 behaviour on this point


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09 Aug 2009   #2
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Right click on the link and choose "Open in New Tab" will work...
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09 Aug 2009   #3
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
Right click on the link and choose "Open in New Tab" will work...
On a 3 button mouse, the middle mouse button does the same thing too.
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09 Aug 2009   #4
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
On a 3 button mouse, the middle mouse button does the same thing too.
Nice tip. I never remember that the scroll wheel is a button too...
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09 Aug 2009   #5
mats

Windows7 Enterprise
 
 

No, I know how to open a new tab. The question is about how do you get them to be sorted the right way in IE8
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09 Aug 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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09 Aug 2009   #7
mats

Windows7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Unfortunally it doesn't. It does not contain any information on how I can Get IE8 to sort tabs in the way that IE7 did
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09 Aug 2009   #8
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mats View Post
Unfortunally it doesn't. It does not contain any information on how I can Get IE8 to sort tabs in the way that IE7 did

Im sorry I dont completely understand your problem but lemme try to interpret wat you are saying....

So basically, are you saying that you want links to direct you to new tabs rite? (i might be misunderstanding you )

"Grouping the tabas manually or just using drag and drop to rearange them is not a doable solution if you are going to have to do it 100 times plus per day. Therefore I realy needs the IE7 behaviour on this point"

but that comment doesn't make sense .....are you saying that the issue is with the ORDER of the tabs or how the tabs are CREATED?

as far as i know, ie 8 is a superset of ie 7 so there shouldn't be any new features.
if you want links to ALWAYS direct you to new tabs, you should use the middle mouse key (scroll wheel) and press it and it will automatically link you to a new tab. If you want the tab to be automatically viewed up front, or save that tab to be viewed later, you can always do that from
Internet Options>Tabs>Settings>Always switch to new tabs as they are created.

If you want the order of the tabs to be changed for your convenience, as far as i know, when new tabs are created, they are ALWAYS located to the right of the previous tab. If your problem was that you wanted the new tab to be to the left of the previous tab, then it isn't possible, and this feature wasn't in ie 7 either...

To open a link in a new tab, if you don't want to use the middle scroll wheel, you can always left click it and then select open in new tab...

If you are on a search engine and you want all the results to open in a NEW tab automatically instead of directly your current tab, you can use the middle mouse key, the left click, or the search engine settings. I knoww that in Bing, if you want the search results to always direct you to another tab you can go to the upper right hand corner and select extras, and change your preferences. In google, the preferences option is right next to the search box...
srry dont know if i helped you or not, but please elucidate your problem for me because I kinda dont really understand...(srry)
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10 Aug 2009   #9
mats

Windows7 Enterprise
 
 

I don't know how to explain this so that you understand but I want to change the behaviour of IE8 so that it opens tabs in the same way as IE7 does.

I'll try to make an example.

In IE7:
Open two tabs, lets call them tab1 and tab2. if i now in tab one clicks on a link (with the middle button or use ctrl + click), IE7 vill place this new tab, lets call that tab 1.1 in the following order tab 1, tab 1.1 , tab 2

If you do the same thing on IE8 it will place them in the order Tab1, tab2, tab 1.1

In other words its about how IE8 sorts a newly created tab.
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10 Aug 2009   #10
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mats View Post
I don't know how to explain this so that you understand but I want to change the behaviour of IE8 so that it opens tabs in the same way as IE7 does.

I'll try to make an example.

In IE7:
Open two tabs, lets call them tab1 and tab2. if i now in tab one clicks on a link (with the middle button or use ctrl + click), IE7 vill place this new tab, lets call that tab 1.1 in the following order tab 1, tab 1.1 , tab 2

If you do the same thing on IE8 it will place them in the order Tab1, tab2, tab 1.1

In other words its about how IE8 sorts a newly created tab.
My IE8 does it in the order you described for IE7 (and groups them with the same colour)

Have you got your ordering mixed up in that post?
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