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Windows 7: Taskbar

12 Jan 2011   #1
IJmir

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Another problem with the taskbar of Windows 7 seems to be that I can't seem to pin Internet Explorer to the taskbar properly. I have pinned it, but instead of the icon remaining on the taskbar as an icon, it "turns into an active window" (hoping I'm explaining it clearly) once I click on it to launch Internet Explorer. That means that every time I want to open a consecutive Internet Explorer window to go to another site simultaneously with previously opened web sites, the icon is gone and I have to go to the Start Menu. In other words: it is not really pinned to the task bar. This does not happen with previous Windows versions.
Is there a solution for this (other than tabs because they don't work for me).
thanks,
IJmir


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12 Jan 2011   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IJmir View Post


Another problem with the taskbar of Windows 7 seems to be that I can't seem to pin Internet Explorer to the taskbar properly. I have pinned it, but instead of the icon remaining on the taskbar as an icon, it "turns into an active window" (hoping I'm explaining it clearly) once I click on it to launch Internet Explorer. That means that every time I want to open a consecutive Internet Explorer window to go to another site simultaneously with previously opened web sites, the icon is gone and I have to go to the Start Menu. In other words: it is not really pinned to the task bar. This does not happen with previous Windows versions.
Is there a solution for this (other than tabs because they don't work for me).
thanks,
IJmir
I assume you are using IE v.8 == You don't need to open a second instance of Internet Explorer. Just click on the tab to right of the "Favorites" and you have two windows open. This is easier on your system resources and more convienent.
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12 Jan 2011   #3
IJmir

Windows 7
 
 

It is NOT more convenient. I will decide for myself what I find convenient, thank you. As I already explained Tabs don't work for me at all. If you are writing in a word document using information from 2 different web sites, you now have to do 2 actions every time: click the Internet Explorer on the task bar and then find the right tab. Without tabs, I can click on the right window in the task bar straight away. Now that IS convenient! Pinning Internet Explorer to the task bar works fine on the 2003 version, so why not on version 7. IJmir
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12 Jan 2011   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IJmir View Post
It is NOT more convenient. I will decide for myself what I find convenient, thank you. As I already explained Tabs don't work for me at all. If you are writing in a word document using information from 2 different web sites, you now have to do 2 actions every time: click the Internet Explorer on the task bar and then find the right tab. Without tabs, I can click on the right window in the task bar straight away. Now that IS convenient! Pinning Internet Explorer to the task bar works fine on the 2003 version, so why not on version 7. IJmir
No more help from me..............
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12 Jan 2011   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you hold down the shift key while clicking the IE taskbar icon it will open a second instance of IE instead of another tab.
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12 Jan 2011   #6
IJmir

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar

Wow - it works! Thank you very much - very helpful !
IJmir
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12 Jan 2011   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

That also works with the folder icon (Libraries/Explorer), and probably a few others.
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12 Jan 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Middle click also opens a new window. The middle click is usually the mouse wheel.
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12 Jan 2011   #9
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

This might even be helpful: Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable
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12 Jan 2011   #10
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Middle click also opens a new window. The middle click is usually the mouse wheel.
I'd normally never know that, I usually program my middle button/ scroll wheel as a back button. My new trackball has a dedicated back button so thats nice to know, thanks.
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