What happened to the File Menu?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tom Stepanski, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Tom Stepanski

    Mark Tangard Guest

    IE7 seems to have a few nice additions in keyboard shortcuts, but the two that
    I'd be happiest to use seem to be asleep on my PC:

    CTRL+Click - Open links in a new tab in the background
    CTRL+SHIFT+Click - Open links in a new tab in the foreground

    My PC is a recent, unadorned, WinXP SP2 desktop and I run nothing out of the
    ordinary. When I try the first shorcut, nothing happens. When I try the second
    shortcut, EITHER nothing happens, OR, *if* my homepage is open, it becomes the
    active tab.

    I can't discern any pattern beyond this. I've tried disabling and re-enabling
    the 'Always switch to new tabs when they are created' setting, with no luck, and
    I don't see any other adjustments that might address this. No add-ons.

    I've seen posts from others saying these two shortcuts work "backwards" for them
    (the former does the latter, and v.v.). I could actually handle that, but
    that's not what's going on. Help?

    'Preciate any clues.

    Mark Tangard
     
    Mark Tangard, Jan 30, 2007
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  2. Tom Stepanski

    PA Bear Guest

    Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode?

    To start IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    1. Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons;

    2. Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer
    (No add-ons).

    More:

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
     
    PA Bear, Jan 30, 2007
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  3. Tom Stepanski

    Mark Tangard Guest

    Hi PA. Yes, I tried that; no change.

    Mark
     
    Mark Tangard, Jan 30, 2007
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  4. Tom Stepanski

    PA Bear Guest

    You may have a horked install of IE7. I suggest reading the following
    link...

    http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install

    ....and then uninstalling and reinstalling IE7 per Sandi's tips, and using
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx as the installation source,
    not Automatic/Windows Update.

    Also see:

    IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/10/11/IE7-Installation-and-Anti_2D00_Malware-Applications.aspx

    What's New in Internet Explorer 7
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/essentials/whatsnew/whatsnew_70_sdk.asp?frame=true
     
    PA Bear, Jan 31, 2007
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  5. Tom Stepanski

    Mark Tangard Guest

    Well, if it was horked before, it still is. There's one difference:
    CTRL+Click, which previously did nothing, now does the same as CTRL+SHIFT+Click,
    which is to open my homepage (still wrong); and while it used to do that only if
    the homepage was already open, it now does it regardless, and opens it in a
    entirely new second IE window.

    This is after 2 complete reinstalls including the extra reboots, closing every
    last program, and following the other tips.

    Anything else I can try? This is an extremely generic machine. Even the mouse
    is Microsoft's own....

    Mark Tangard
     
    Mark Tangard, Jan 31, 2007
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  6. What is your video card and if it is nVidia are you using its auxiliary features?

    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...4a8a58-f9fc-4983-b819-6c66e66864f5&sloc=en-us


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 31, 2007
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  7. Tom Stepanski

    Mark Tangard Guest

    Hi Robert. Interesting question. Yes, the card is an nVidia. I didn't know it
    had auxiliary features, but I looked. Desktop Manager (the feature discussed in
    the thread at your link) was disabled. Are there other features that interfere?
    I did try *enabling* it; the behavior didn't change: Ctrl+clicking and
    Ctrl+Shift+clicking on a link in a webpage both still just open my home page in
    a new active window.

    Most of the discussion at your link is about the inability to multiselect in
    lists on the web. I hadn't even thought about that (guess I don't do it much),
    but are the 2 issues related? Ctrl+Click for multiselecting is a pretty
    standard shortcut, no? Offhand I can't think of a site that invites it or I'd
    test it.

    I appreciate the continuing input. This seems just to get more & more bizarre.

    Mark Tangard
     
    Mark Tangard, Feb 1, 2007
    #27

  8. Yes. Do a search for ctrl nvidia Another symptom that I can recall
    it was involved with was causing a new window to open instead of a new tab.


    Again, I think that the other discussions had examples included.


    Quirky is the word that I use for stuff like this. ; )


    Good luck

    Robert
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 1, 2007
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