Open links in tabs

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Katipo, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Katipo

    Katipo Guest

    Is it possible to give us the option to have links clicked on open in a new
    tab rather than a new window? Not being able to do this would seem to defeat
    the whole purpose of tabs!

    Katipo /\(**)/\

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    Katipo, Jan 31, 2006
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    Nocturnal Guest

    You're talking about the "Links" toolbar, right? Yes, I believe this should
    be implemented. Also in that if you have a folder in the "Links" bar that
    when you middle click on it or right click on it there should be the option
    to open that entire group in tabs instead of opening it or treating it like
    an explorer window.
    Nocturnal, Jan 31, 2006
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    palingenesis Guest

    i like this idea, if i'm running a lot of programs i don't need another
    window taking up space in my task bar.
    palingenesis, Jan 31, 2006
  4. If you hold down the Ctrl key when you click on a link, it will always open
    it in a New Tab. Alteast for every link I have tried it on, regardless what
    the target is on the anchor tag.

    William F. Robertson, Jr., Jan 31, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    Tip: Right-click on the link > Open in a new tab
    PA Bear, Jan 31, 2006
  6. You can also middle-click to open a link in a new tab.
    Andy McCalib [MSFT], Jan 31, 2006
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    Nocturnal Guest

    The thing is, if you have a folder of links on your "Links" toolbar and you
    right click or middle click on the folder, the folder is opened in Windows
    Explorer and not in IE7. It's just attached to the explorer part of
    Nocturnal, Jan 31, 2006
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    SVictor Guest

    I think what the original poster was getting at is being able to set the
    default behavior to always open a link in a new tab in the current window,
    instead of opening a new window each time a link is clicked (with a normal
    left click, not Ctrl-click or right-click or whatever). Not just within IE,
    but from any source, such as an email or the Google sidebar, for example.
    It's possible to set Firefox to always open a link in a new tab, and it would
    be nice to be able to do this in IE (in fact, for a current Firefox user this
    option would probably be an absolute must; the problem the original poster
    noted was something I noticed almost immediately after beginning to use IE7).

    SVictor, Jan 31, 2006
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    Frank Guest

    When I right-click a Link, I do not have that option, only Open.
    Frank, Feb 4, 2006
  10. I don't think this can be emphasized enough
    SimplyAwesome, Feb 6, 2006
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    James Guest

    I think that the orginal poster wanted to point out the really need to have
    an option to open any links clicked externally (like in Windows Explorer or
    Outlook) to open in new tab of currently openned IE window, not just openning
    new window.

    In addition there would be an option to set behaviour of openning links -
    open them always in new tab (I know that there's middle mouse to do that but
    not all people have 3 button mouse or any mouse. I use touchpad and I can set
    a zone to emulate 3rd MB but I have all zones used for different tasks.
    Best regards,
    James, Feb 12, 2006
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    Mr Wolfie Guest

    I find that right clicking and open in new tab does not work at all for me.
    Ctrl and left clicking on a link opens in a new tab though.
    Mr Wolfie, Feb 28, 2006
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    dlheaton Guest

    This does not work for me. I've tried changing settings, right-clicking,
    control-clicking, and middle clicking. What else have you got?
    dlheaton, Dec 3, 2006
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    Don Varnau Guest

    You may have an incompatible add-on.
    for troubleshooting information.

    Specifically, uninstalling and reinstalling the Google toolbar may fix this.

    Additional information on all aspects of IE7 at:
    Known issues - IE7-
    Release Notes for Internet Explorer 7:

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Dec 4, 2006
  15. Are tabs visible at all?
    Can you click on the small tab to the right and paste an address in the
    Address Bar and go to it?
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Dec 4, 2006
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    Melmak Guest

    I agree with you Katipo. It is the main reason for not using IE7. I like the
    way in Firefox that you can tell it to always open links in a tab and not a
    new window. I think there should be a setting in Tab Browsing Setting to let
    you do that.
    Melmak, Jan 29, 2007
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    Gordon Guest

    There is.
    Gordon, Jan 29, 2007
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    Melmak Guest

    Hello Gordon
    Can you tell me what one it is as I have tried them all.
    Melmak, Jan 29, 2007
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    Gordon Guest

    There are two factors here - links in external programs and links in web
    pages. For the first, go to Tools-Internet Options-general and in the tabbed
    browsing section click on Settings. Under the "Open Links from other
    Programs" section, check the "New Tab in Current Window".
    For links in a web page, just right-click on the link and select "Open in
    New tab"....
    Gordon, Jan 29, 2007
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    Melmak Guest

    Hello Gordon

    Thanks for that answer but I was asking if there was a setting to let you
    click on a link in a web page and let it open in a new tab. I know that you
    can right click on the link and select open new tab. I had stated that I
    liked the way in Firefox that you could just click on a link and have it open
    in a new tab as there was a setting in the options that would let you do
    I was just wondering if I had missed some setting or if IE7 will not let you
    do this.
    Melmak, Jan 30, 2007
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