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Don't Understand How To Use Parts Of Internet Explorer


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#1 Luvkitty

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:10 PM

Okay, I feel really dumb asking this question, but here goes. I've been using AOL for so long that I kind of get stuck with certain parts of other browsers. I'm trying to stop using AOL altogether, but until I can figure out how to use Internet Explorer better, then I'm more comfortable with AOL.

I'm going to post a link to the screen that comes up when I'm using IE. I just happen to be on Bleeping Computer, too!! :thumbsup: One of the problems that I can't figure out is HOW TO CLOSE A PAGE I'M ON IN ORDER TO GO TO ANOTHER PAGE. For example, I'm on Bleeping Computer, and if I want to close this page or minimize this page so that I can go to, let's say TinyPic.com, how do I do it? IE says they use these things called tabs, but I can't figure out how they work. I've also tried doing what I do on AOL which is clicking on the orange 'x' to close a page and the white line to minimize it. These are in the upper right corner. If I do this when I'm on IE, I end up on the Desktop. What do I do?????

Is there something that is a little more user friendly? I liked AOL's email and Favorites list and ease of using the minimize and close icons, but I HATE AOL. Any advice is welcome!!

Thanks!!!
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#2 Hellish

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:28 PM

There should be a button next to the tab you're on and when you hover it says something along the lines of "new tab".

Also, going to file and clicking new tab opens a new tab. Or just hit [Ctrl] + T. You can pick from the three. From there click on a tab to go to it.

I hope this helps you some :thumbsup:


Edit: On a personal note, i'd recommend Firefox. It just has grown on me, and it's themes/add-ons make it a great thing for a person who likes customizing their internet experience.

Edited by Hellish, 01 November 2006 - 11:36 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:05 AM

I also use Firefox, but there are some site that will not work with it and I am forced to use IE anyway.

Right-clicking a tab should give you an option to close that tab.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:44 AM

I know that right clicking on the tab SHOULD close it, but that option is grayed out so I can' tclick on it. Also, I don't know what button you're referring to that I should hover over. Can you maybe circle it on my picture?

Thanks!
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:16 AM

I also use Firefox, but there are some site that will not work with it and I am forced to use IE anyway.


Have you tried the "user agent switcher" ext. ? should work for eveywhere except for sites that need active x (a huge attack vector from what I've heard)

Sorry I know nothing of tabs in IE

Edited by no one, 02 November 2006 - 11:17 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:16 PM

http://tinyurl.com/y77ef4

The circled items open a new tab in IE7




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