Tabs in IE9

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Dan Kap, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Dan Kap

    Dan Kap Guest

    How do I set IE9 so that each time I enter a new website into the web
    window, it opens in a new Tab? Currently, the new window loads on top of the
    existing Tab. I’ve searched everywhere. Ctrl-Enter doesn’t do it. Firefox
    offers it as a check-box item. I couldn’t find such a thing in IE9. Thanks
    for any help!

    Dan Kap,
    Whittier, CA
     
    Dan Kap, Mar 17, 2011
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  2. You have to open a tab then enter the address you want it to display. Well,
    I don't know that you HAVE to do that, but that's the way I do it. My New
    Tab is set to open the First Home Page, then I enter the destination that I
    want to visit.

    How do you expect IE to know that you want a new tab with each new address?
    Sometimes you want the old tab to display a new address, and sometimes you
    want a new tab. How does IE know what you want for any given input of an
    address?
     
    Jeff Strickland, Mar 17, 2011
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  3. Dan Kap

    Dan Kap Guest

    Hi, Jeff. Thanks for your reply. I tried your method and it does work. But
    why should I have to go through a whole extra step to accomplish that? And
    half the time, I'd forget to open a new, empty tab anyway. What a pain.

    How do I expect IE to know that I want a new tab with each new address? My
    answer is that there should be a check-box which allows a default new window
    to open every time, for each web address I enter. That's the way I liiike
    it, uh-huh, uh-huh, as the song goes. Firefox has that option; if I can't do
    something as basic as that in IE9, no reason to change to IE9. That feature
    is that important to me. Again, thanks for the reply.

    Dan

    "Jeff Strickland" wrote in message

    You have to open a tab then enter the address you want it to display. Well,
    I don't know that you HAVE to do that, but that's the way I do it. My New
    Tab is set to open the First Home Page, then I enter the destination that I
    want to visit.

    How do you expect IE to know that you want a new tab with each new address?
    Sometimes you want the old tab to display a new address, and sometimes you
    want a new tab. How does IE know what you want for any given input of an
    address?
     
    Dan Kap, Mar 18, 2011
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  4. What's the point of tabbed browsing IF the window you are in is closed and
    then used for the new address? All versions of IE have always done that. You
    type in an address, and the site you are currently visiting is taken away.
    Formerly, you had to start a new instance of IE and then input the new
    address, then you could switch from one instance to another if you wanted to
    keep the original site available. Now, you simply open a new tab, then
    switch among the tabs you have open.

    Do you want IE to just automatically assume that because you are going to a
    new Website, then it should display the result in a new tab and keep the
    contents of the original tab available? I can't imagine that is a useful
    feature. I hate when my browser makes these kinds of assumptions. I have
    three homepages that each opens in its own tab, and I switch among them
    depending on the content I want. I always want that content, and sometimes I
    want more so I open a new tab for the new content then input the address I
    want for it. Eventually I close the tab because the content is no longer
    needed, but the first three tabs are never more than a click away, and any
    new site is never more than two clicks away -- one to open the tab and one
    to select the address bar.

    Having said all of that. since IE9 only works with versions of Windows later
    than XP, and there are no worthwhile versions later than XP, you may as well
    get IE9 if your machine will run it.
     
    Jeff Strickland, Mar 19, 2011
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    Alan Edwards Guest

    You cannot set it permanently but each time you want to open a new tab
    from an entry in the web window, use Alt+Enter

    ....Alan
     
    Alan Edwards, Mar 20, 2011
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  6. Dan Kap

    klesmiley Guest

    Dan,

    There is a little "blank" tab to the right of the open tabs. Click on that
    one to open a new tab and then type in your URL.

    Also click Tools | Internet Options. Enable Tabbed Browsing has a lot of
    options:
    When a new tab is opened...
    When a pop-up is encountered...

    Hope that helps.

    Now I have a question of my own.

    The tabs are on top of the Menu Bar and they are semi-transparent which
    makes them hard to see. I thought they were under the Menu Bar in IE8 and
    I'd like to move them there but can't figure out how to do that.

    If I have just forgotten where they were in IE8 then I'd at least like to
    make them opaque to make them easier to see.

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance!



    Kathy
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    "Dan Kap" wrote in message
    How do I set IE9 so that each time I enter a new website into the web
    window, it opens in a new Tab? Currently, the new window loads on top of the
    existing Tab. I’ve searched everywhere. Ctrl-Enter doesn’t do it. Firefox
    offers it as a check-box item. I couldn’t find such a thing in IE9. Thanks
    for any help!

    Dan Kap,
    Whittier, CA
     
    klesmiley, Jul 15, 2011
    #6
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    SC Tom Guest

    Right-click on the menu area and select "Show tabs on a separate row." Is
    that what you're looking for? I don't use the menu bar, but I do have the
    Command bar showing, which is customizable (to a degree).
     
    SC Tom, Jul 16, 2011
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    VanguardLH Guest

    After 4 months, it's not likely the OP is still waiting for a reply.
     
    VanguardLH, Jul 16, 2011
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