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  1. #11


    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Haha I stink at water skiing. But I have gotten up before; never liked falling, which I tend to do often. As I am in the desert, most water they find, they guard like the president. I don't travel but once a year, so I don't have the opportunity to practice much on it.

    I noticed the install time for Win8 was pretty quick too. One thing I was curious about: Some websites attempt to keep you from copying their material by preventing Right-click, which I use to make the tab and search bars pop up. I wonder if there is a keyboard shortcut for this (other than the mouse); I may have to read more on those tutorials.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    One of the nifty things about technology is that it can circumvent technology! Go to Start, type in snip or snipping tool and hit enter. You can make a little snippet of the screen.
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  3. #13


    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Yea, some of them you can also highlight the text and simply press Ctrl+C. But I wasn't sure how to pull up the address search bar or the tabs at the top, if you are using IE10 in 'app' mode. I did find out that if you press the Start key shortcut twice, it will take you back to IE10 and display the address bar, to which you can navigate away from the copy paranoid site.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    I did find out that if you press the Start key shortcut twice, it will take you back to IE10 and display the address bar, to which you can navigate away from the copy paranoid site.
    Or you can just right click anywhere on the screen which brings up the address bar and current tabs that are open.
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  5. #15


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    I did find out that if you press the Start key shortcut twice, it will take you back to IE10 and display the address bar, to which you can navigate away from the copy paranoid site.
    Or you can just right click anywhere on the screen which brings up the address bar and current tabs that are open.
    Yes, and I do. But specifically on the sites that do not allow right click? When I Right click the site, a pop-up appears which says that is does not allow copying of its site (copy paranoid). I haven't encountered many of these websites, but It happens from time to time. Is there a keyboard shortcut for cycling through the tabs? There was one for windows 7 but I forgot it.
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  6. #16


    Ctrl/Tab to flip through tabs. Ctrl/T to add tab. Ctrl/W to close tab.
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  7. #17


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Ah, thanks mate! I'll post back anything else I find.

    I'm really liking those apps that come with it too.

    I've noticed a few odd behaviors (bugs) that will probably be ironed out later, like the browser spasming, but it was temporary.
    Thanks!
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  8. #18


    Posts : 14
    Win 7 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    I did find out that if you press the Start key shortcut twice, it will take you back to IE10 and display the address bar, to which you can navigate away from the copy paranoid site.
    Or you can just right click anywhere on the screen which brings up the address bar and current tabs that are open.
    Yes, and I do. But specifically on the sites that do not allow right click? When I Right click the site, a pop-up appears which says that is does not allow copying of its site (copy paranoid). I haven't encountered many of these websites, but It happens from time to time.
    I haven't tried this, but I imagine you could move your mouse to the top of the screen, and right-click when it turns to a hand.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by wglmb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post

    Or you can just right click anywhere on the screen which brings up the address bar and current tabs that are open.
    Yes, and I do. But specifically on the sites that do not allow right click? When I Right click the site, a pop-up appears which says that is does not allow copying of its site (copy paranoid). I haven't encountered many of these websites, but It happens from time to time.
    I haven't tried this, but I imagine you could move your mouse to the top of the screen, and right-click when it turns to a hand.
    Not to be critical, but no matter where one right clicks on IE 10 Modern (Metro), it pops up the tab menu. Left click the navigation bar pops up the favorites (pinned) and recent bar. A total different animal than desktop IE.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yes, to navigate around tabs in the immersive IE, you do right click, BUT, you need to right click within empty space within the site such as a text box. Or, if you move your mouse over to the scroll bar section on the page, you can right click and go to different tabs, this is especially helpful if you're faced with a large image that takes up the whole screen.

    Another tip for immserive IE is on the tab bar, there is a little icon that has a ... in it, which you can open an InPrivate tab or hit close all tabs, which clears out your current tabs if you don't need them anymore and just keeps your current open one there.
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