Open in New Window = Shift+Click, in New Tab = Ctrl+Click

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Michel Merlin, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Right-Clicking a link drops a context menu with:

    Open
    Open in New Tab (with "w" underlined)
    Open in New Window (with "N" underlined)
    ................

    Unfortunately this is:

    - unclear (I tried Alt+w, Alt+N, none worked)
    - incompliant with IE6
    - illogical ("w" for the one with just one "w"... Why not "T" for Tab and "W" for Window?)

    Fortunately the actual function is compliant with IE6, and enhancing over it

    Shift+Click does open the link in a new Window,
    Ctrl+Click does open it in a new Tab.

    I suggest that you make this clearer in the context menu, by writing there in clear English:

    Open
    Open in New Tab Ctrl+Click
    Open in New Window Shift+Click
    ................

    I guess some ones at Microsoft are forgetting how greatly small things like this can improve life. I hope they won't in addition suffer the usual NIHS ("Not Invented Here" Syndrome).

    Paris, Tue 28 Nov 2006 14:49:20 +0100
     
    Michel Merlin, Nov 28, 2006
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  2. Thanks for the info (about your not having the "Open in New Tab" and "Open in New Window" with underlined "w" and ""N").

    For my suggestion, it was about *improving* something - hence yes, it was about *changing* something; no need to explain it has not been done so far. Sorry for this attempt against the usual NIH syndrome on MS Newsgroups.

    Paris, Tue 28 Nov 2006 20:26:20 +0100


    ----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
    From: "Kai Schaetzl" <>
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    Sent: Tue 28 Nov 2006 16:13:53 +0100 (15:13:53 GMT)
    Subject: Re: Open in New Window = Shift+Click, in New Tab = Ctrl+Click

    Michel Merlin schrieb am Tue, 28 Nov 2006 14:49:20 +0100:
    nothing underlined here.
    This is something completely different. "Alternative" clicks are never shown on menus. Menus show the keyboard shortcut, so that you can achieve the same action *without* a mouse.

    Kai
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    ----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
    From: "Michel Merlin" <>
    Newsgroup: news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
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    Sent: Tue 28 Nov 2006 14:49:20 +0100 (13:49:20 GMT)
    Subject: Open in New Window = Shift+Click, in New Tab = Ctrl+Click

    Right-Clicking a link drops a context menu with:

    Open
    Open in New Tab (with "w" underlined)
    Open in New Window (with "N" underlined)
    ................

    Unfortunately this is:

    - unclear (I tried Alt+w, Alt+N, none worked)
    - incompliant with IE6
    - illogical ("w" for the one with just one "w"... Why not "T" for Tab and "W" for Window?)

    Fortunately the actual function is compliant with IE6, and enhancing over it

    Shift+Click does open the link in a new Window,
    Ctrl+Click does open it in a new Tab.

    I suggest that you make this clearer in the context menu, by writing there in clear English:

    Open
    Open in New Tab Ctrl+Click
    Open in New Window Shift+Click
    ................

    I guess some ones at Microsoft are forgetting how greatly small things like this can improve life. I hope they won't in addition suffer the usual NIHS ("Not Invented Here" Syndrome).

    Paris, Tue 28 Nov 2006 14:49:20 +0100
     
    Michel Merlin, Nov 28, 2006
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  3. Don't be fooled by people posturing as stupid: they perfectly understand my suggestion, why it's better to give each message an accurate title, and who started to scorn the other. Please ignore such posts whose goal is only to dilute the original (of 13:49:20 GMT for this thread) and divert from it.

    Paris, Tue 28 Nov 2006 23:20:30 +0100


    ----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
    From: "Kai Schaetzl" <>
    Newsgroup: news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    Message: news://msnews.microsoft.com/
    Sent: Tue 28 Nov 2006 21:14:09 +0100 (20:14:09 GMT)
    Subject: Re: NIH syndrome has struck again

    Michel Merlin schrieb am Tue, 28 Nov 2006 20:26:20 +0100:
    I just told you that there is no such underlining here. Maybe if you think about my hint for a few seconds you'll understand why I told you this. And it also seems you didn't understand the rest of my answer.
    Of course, if you want to be snappy that's up to you and not my problem.
    Anyway, please don't change subjects in the midst of a thread, that's a bad habit of forums, this is a newsgroup.

    If that NIH thing was meant as an insult it was in vain, I don't understand it :)

    Kai
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    ----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
    From: "Michel Merlin" <>
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    Sent: Tue 28 Nov 2006 20:26:20 +0100 (19:26:20 GMT)
    Subject: NIH syndrome has struck again

    Thanks for the info...
    ................
     
    Michel Merlin, Nov 28, 2006
    #3
  4. Michel Merlin

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Kai:

    I Killfiled MM about two months ago. (Unfortunately, I still see posts since
    other reply). He cannot be reasoned with and insists that the proper way to
    reply to a post is by starting a new one and quoting people rather than
    using Reply Group.

    Don't waste your time with him.
     
    Bruce Hagen, Nov 29, 2006
    #4
  5. Michel Merlin

    rgilinsky Guest

    The context menu I see when right-clicking a link does NOT include "Open in
    New Tab." I wish it did. I've explored every setting imaginable in IE7 to
    no avail. (I'm running XP Pro with SP2.) Do you have a suggestion how I can
    get this to happen? Thanks.
    --Richard
     
    rgilinsky, Nov 29, 2006
    #5
  6. Try http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/10/24/203178.aspx

    (Thanks to "Don Varnau" for his message news://msnews.microsoft.com/% "Re: IE7 Problem, Title at top of web pages are Boxes" of Sun 26 Nov 2006 14:13:03 GMT).

    Paris, Wed 29 Nov 2006 08:27:45 +0100


    ----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
    From: "rgilinsky" <>
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    Message: news://msnews.microsoft.com/
    Sent: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 21:27:02 -0800 (Wednesday 29 November 2006 06:27)
    Subject: RE: Open in New Window = Shift+Click, in New Tab = Ctrl+Click

    The context menu I see when right-clicking a link does NOT include "Open in New Tab." I wish it did. I've explored every setting imaginable in IE7 to no avail. (I'm running XP Pro with SP2.) Do you have a suggestion how I can get this to happen? Thanks.
    --Richard


    ----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
    From: "Michel Merlin" <>
    Newsgroup: news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    Message: news://msnews.microsoft.com/%
    Sent: Tue 28 Nov 2006 14:49:20 +0100 (13:49:20 GMT)
    Subject: Open in New Window = Shift+Click, in New Tab = Ctrl+Click

    Right-Clicking a link drops a context menu with:

    Open
    Open in New Tab (with "w" underlined)
    Open in New Window (with "N" underlined)
    ................

    Unfortunately this is:

    - unclear (I tried Alt+w, Alt+N, none worked)
    - incompliant with IE6
    - illogical ("w" for the one with just one "w"... Why not "T" for Tab and "W" for Window?)

    Fortunately the actual function is compliant with IE6, and enhancing over it

    Shift+Click does open the link in a new Window,
    Ctrl+Click does open it in a new Tab.

    I suggest that you make this clearer in the context menu, by writing there in clear English:

    Open
    Open in New Tab Ctrl+Click
    Open in New Window Shift+Click
    ................

    I guess some ones at Microsoft are forgetting how greatly small things like this can improve life. I hope they won't in addition suffer the usual NIHS ("Not Invented Here" Syndrome).

    Paris, Tue 28 Nov 2006 14:49:20 +0100
     
    Michel Merlin, Nov 29, 2006
    #6
  7. Michel Merlin

    rgilinsky Guest

    Perhaps I'm naive, but I would think that MS would test a variety of popular
    add-ons (of which Google is very likely #1) in their usability clinics.
    Perhaps I'm wrong, in which case, indeed it has nothing to do with Microsoft.
     
    rgilinsky, Dec 24, 2006
    #7
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