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Cannot click on 'New Tab'

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    Cannot click on 'New Tab'


    When one hovers over one's browser button, the pages that are open are only displayed and no 'open new tab' is displayed.
    This means that one has to open a page that one is not using (at that moment) to open the browser to then click on 'open new tab'. Have I missed something?
    I know that it seems picky, but why offer it (offer?!) rather than simply doing it the 'old way' by opening the browser (on the last page used)?
    As a comparison, the similar 'file' button is rather good by offering this multi page view, but the option to have another (new) document is also not there.

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    Hello Harrison,

    What browser is this for?

    If Internet Explorer, is this with the Metro or desktop version?

    If you mean from the IE icon on the taskbar, then you should be able to right click on the icon and have a Open new tab option.

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    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Thank you, I see that one now. Still two button presses either way. No time or effort saved there. I don't get it.
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    Well, while in Internet Explorer (desktop), you could also do this below to open a new tab.

    • Press CTRL + T keys
    • Click on the New tab button at the far right end of currently opened tabs.



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    True, but it doesn't work if the explorer is minimised...
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    No, I'm afraid not. Only the option through the jump list in that case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonaard1 View Post
    True, but it doesn't work if the explorer is minimised...
    I tried with minimised window and it opens the new tab, you could try a Reset of IE10:
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    Hello Brummyfan,

    Harrison meant that you cannot open a new tab from a minimized IE10 unless you do so from it's jump list. That's all.

    No need to reset IE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brummyfan,

    Harrison meant that you cannot open a new tab from a minimized IE10 unless you do so from it's jump list. That's all.

    No need to reset IE.
    Hi Shawn,
    Got it now, I didn't see your reply
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    No worries mate.
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