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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:45 AM

Howdy,

I just had a new hard drive installed and a fresh install of Windows XP Home.

Prior to this ,when using IE-7 I could hover my mouse over a web site in my favorites and press down on my mouse wheel to go to a site and not close the site I am on.

This is not working now. Nothing happens. I have to click on the site to get there and I lose the site I am currently on.


I am using a wireless mouse and keyboard.


Any suggestions ?


Thanks for your time.


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Edited by Dennis H, 20 November 2007 - 10:15 AM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:16 AM

Wild guess:

With IE open, try Tools/Options/Advanced tab...uncheck "reuse Windows..."

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:24 AM

Thanks for the reply hamluis.


I just gave it a try. No luck.


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:48 AM

You have IE 7 installed and updated?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 11:00 AM

Yes. I-E7 was installed and updated yesterday. The

Microsoft mouse and wireless keyboard software was installed yesterday also.

Is it possible that I need to update my mouse and keyboard software ?

I just went to the Microsoft I-E 7 web page.

It told me if I wanted to open a new tab to use the center wheel (which does not get the job done) or press central and left click on the web site.

That works. I am able to open multiple tabs that way. For some reason the wheel method is no good.


I can live with the Ctrl + Left click method though.

Dennis :thumbsup:

Edited by Dennis H, 20 November 2007 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:04 PM

Glad you solved it :thumbsup:.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 03:29 PM

Have you had a look at the mouse settings? Not in control panel but right click on the mouse symbol in the system tray. There are options to set what each button does.
This is how it is for my Belkin cordless mouse anyway. I am using the Microsoft Intellimouse drivers instead of the Belkin ones as they work better for some reason.
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#8 Dennis H

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:27 PM

Howdy wildchild2,

I will give it a try.

After having my computer crash big time last week, I am "gun shy" when it comes to experimenting. :flowers:


I think I should leave well enough alone.


Thanks to you and all who have replied !




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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:31 PM

FWIW: It won't hurt to check your mouse settings, as long as you remember how to undo any changes you might make. It might be a factor, I don't know since I just always use a basic mouse (cause I do basic things).

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:58 PM

I am not sure how to check the mouse settings.

In other words, is there something I should specifically look for that would allow me to use the wheel to solve my problem ?





Thanks,

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:43 PM

If you have the little mouse symbol in the system tray, right click on it and it should bring up a settings or options menu. Then you should be able to set the middle mouse button to do what you want it to.
Mine is set to system default which when clicked opens a link in a new tab in Firefox.
Not sure just how this works in IE (hate it) but have a play with the settings. Just write down what the settings were before you start playing around. :thumbsup:
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Edit:- I just tried this in IE7 and it opens a new tab there too.

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#12 Dennis H

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:08 PM

Howdy,

I do not have a "mouse symbol" in the system tray to click on. :flowers:



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Edited by Dennis H, 20 November 2007 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:49 PM

Howdy,

I do not have a "mouse symbol" in the system tray to click on. :flowers:



Dennis :thumbsup:

There's one in Control Panel.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:00 AM

Thanks RknRusrty, thanks.


Here is a screen shot of my choices. It is now set at default.

Should I try these one by one ?


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Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:56 AM

I would have guessed the default, next window, would be the choice. If that's what you already had it set to, change it, save it, then go back and change it back to default again. Maybe it'll get the right idea then.




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