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Cant minimize screen since update to 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Cant minimize screen since update to 8.1


    Please have patience. I am 70 years old with Basic Computer skills.

    Usually when on my Desk Top screen I could go to Google Search,find a site that I wanted to add to my desk top (not bookmark) , minimize it and then drag the address on to the Desk Top screen.

    What happens now is that when trying to minimize it shows a blank screen underneath ? The only way that I can get back to the Desk Top is by going to top left corner and obviously I cant drag to there.

    Would be eternally grateful if, in simple layman's terms, someone could explain how to rectify this

    Cheers

    Chris

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What browser are you using ?
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    I suspect you are using the Metro version of IE?

    I think you have done this, but:

    Open the Tools - Internet Options - Program, tab

    Tick "Open Internet explorer tiles on the desktop"


    I am not sure I understand your procedure, as posted, after that.

    I then right click a space on the site I am looking at and, in the drop down, select, "create a shortcut"

    I answer yes to the panel which appears, and then have a shortcut on my desktop, which, if needed, I can rename.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Right off the bat I would say to do this---

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    Hope this helps.
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    San Jose - California
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    @David, You should not have to do all the steps above to create shortcut, just do what is shown here:

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    @OP,
    I think you need to do what Davehc said above, Here's the screen shot:

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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    @David, You should not have to do all the steps above to create shortcut, just do what is shown here:

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    I have tried that & it doesn't work for me.
    See picture---


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    I don't use Opera but it works for other browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I don't use Opera but it works for other browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome
    It's probably just an Opera thing.
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    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I don't use Opera but it works for other browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome
    It's probably just an Opera thing.
    Just try a portable version of Opera and it also works. Perhaps it has something to do with your security settings that prevents it.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I just add a page to Speed Dial or Stash with Opera.
    One click for either.

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