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    View Multiple Sites (6)

    Is there a way to have new pages or sites open in a new window <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15> i.e. So you can compare one site to another.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    To open a link in a new window:
    1] Hold down the SHIFT key whilst left-clicking the link
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    2] Right_click the link a select Open In New Window

    Some links are coded in such a way as to automatically open in a new window. To (help) ensure a new window is opened:
    Tools > Internet Options > Advanced >
    DE-select "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Yeah, Baby! That's the ticket. Leif you are AWESOME!! <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Leif--
    That "reuse windows for launching shortcuts" seems to be pretty key, and the SHIFT key is a nice key aid, but when you say "to help ensure a new window is opened," does that mean it's not 100%? I haven't been let down yet with keeping that unchecked, except that I can't find a direct way to make the links you drag to the IE toolbar open in a new window, but Phil's adaptation here is prettty close.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Is anything 100%?

    I do not understand what you mean: "the links you drag to the IE toolbar " - which toolbar?

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    I think he is refering to the Links Toolbar and/or Favorites.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Ah - in other words, equivalent to clicking on a Favorite and having it open in a new window?
    I have IE on my QL - if I want a new window I just start another instance of IE. I'd rather do that than have a new window open automatically every time I wanted to visit a Fave.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Yessir Leif--that's what I mean--the Links up on the IE toolbar not the quick starts from the taskbar quick start area--and as Phil pointed out earlier, that seems to be the way you have to get the links to open in another window--the only way. The convenience of the links( I'm calling them links so as not to confuse them with all the items ["links"] in quick start) for me is that it's faster than "favorites" which a lot of utilities allow you to display as a web page and hyperlink list on the page and make the favorites work like a favorite web page.

    Favorites take a while to come up--that's why I like the web page format.

    Links are great for reminding you on the IE toolbar to go to some of your favorite places--which makes me realize that the big trick is finding the time to get to them every day--and realizing that before the web and widespread computers and this explosion of devices there wasn't the problem of finding the time to get to the important web sites to teach you how to use them. When you look at links up on the toolbar, and the quick start menu, favorites as a web page it becomes a matter of where someone wants to locate these items which are all links.

    I am convinced that the best way to get the links to open in another window is just to open up another IE window which is really just as fast --you can hit it from the task bar.

    On close to the same subject, I find it really convenient to have multiple search engines on my desk top and/or a "google shadow" that will float on my desktop available in my system tray if I click it open--that hide all the time with a retractable task bar (including the quick starts on it) until I flick my mouse down there--that gives me the most possible desktop real estate to crowd hundreds of short cuts a day onto it so that I can drag them somewhere so that I have room to continue the vicious cycle.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Why do your favorites "take a while to come up"? Mine display instantly. Are you using one of the personalized or transition effects for your menus?
    Alternatively, just put your favorite URLs onto your Quick Launch pad . . .

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    I just Google Search from the address bar -- takes up zero real estate!

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Leif--
    To save a url as a favorite doesn't take any time, but to bring the whole Favorites list up takes about a minute ---and funny it's one of the few things ME did better if any others than XP. If I enabled personalized favorites, I suspect this would improve, but I don't use the favorites as much as I save them because I use Favorite's Home Page when I want to view them all because it is so much quicker to use and more options to use them--possibly with the exception that with the regular favorites menu you can create a shortcut to a favorite folder and use the favorites bar to navigate to it and toggle between them with Ctrl + I. But then this would be added to the "Favorites Home Page"
    automatically.

    Are you seeing any difference in time between saving a favorite and displaying all your Favorites on the toolbar beneath?

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    R2--
    Do you mean the Google toolbar, or that you have made Google your default search engine when you put a term in the address bar--as mine is MSN and actually MSN isn't bad--I like the way it displays the sites it finds as thumbnails. That does save real-estate.

    I have Google's many sites like news on links, a few on my quick launch toolbar that is hidden but pops up with a click much like a very quick favorites menu, and I have several search engines in a duplicate address bar that retracts and only pops up if I point my mouse down to the bottom of the desktop with the very academic name Dave's Quicksearch Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar
    -- try saying that really quickly sixteen times--it sounds like those vacuum cleaner, car cleaner, can opener, "take Dr. Bozo's vitamins and you'll drop 65 pounds before Wednesday commercials" on late night TV where the sound jumps way up that I spend most of my life watching, as opposed to CNN making the news up when they can't find any, but I like the searchability and the disappearing taskbar a lot.

    There are some other interesting applications that do searches from an icon in the sys tray, or an icon on the taskbar, but none of them sound as classy.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    Well, the answer then probably lies in the number of Favorites you have listed. If I click on Favorites on the Menu bar, it drops down as quickly as clicking on File or Edit.
    I know nothing about "Favorites Home Page". Are you sure it is not introducing some kind of delay?

    Have you always had a one minute delay in displaying your Favorites?
    If not, has it got progressively worse?
    How are you displaying your Favorites? - From the Menu bar or with a side panel?


    >> Are you seeing any difference in time between saving a favorite and displaying all your Favorites on the toolbar beneath?

    Sorry - you'll have to run that one by me again. I don't display my Favorites on a toolbar - I simply access them from the drop-down menu. Adding another seems to make no perceptable difference in the time it takes to display the whole list.

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    No Google Toolbar -- just "Google sites" in place of MSN as the Address bar search engine. I also make use of Microsoft's QuickSearch function -- which also takes up no real estate because it also uses the Address bar.

    QuickSearch allows you to enter a small code (1-4 letters) at the begining of the Address, and this will utilitize the assigned search engine -- or you can customize this however you want. For example, on my boxes:

    Q ######## - (where # = integer) brings me to a specific MSKB article.
    SB ##-### (where # = integer) brings me to a specific MS Security Bulletin
    ALL ... - uses the AllTheWeb Search engine
    RFC ... - brings me to a specific RFC

    You can specify any number of these that you like. Obviously, there are many ways to skin a cat. ;-]

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    Re: View Multiple Sites (6)

    know nothing about "Favorites Home Page". Are you sure it is not introducing some kind of delay?

    Have you always had a one minute delay in displaying your Favorites?
    If not, has it got progressively worse?
    How are you displaying your Favorites? - From the Menu bar or with a side panel?


    >> Are you seeing any difference in time between saving a favorite and displaying all your Favorites on the toolbar beneath?
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    Leif--

    This is Favorites Home Page Site. Please take a look. You'll see what I mean. My favorites come up immediately on it--I really like the way it works. Take a look at the features it offers, and the price is free.

    I don't think it's introducing any delay or has any impact on the other three sources of Favorites which I'm sure you have--two are part of the IE toolbar as standard issue, and the third is on my Start Menu because I opted to display it there through the checkmark in the Advanced tab option after hitting the Customize button of Start Menu properties.
    Hitting Favorites from my Start menu brings them all right up.

    I see Favorites in two places on my IE toolbar. I apologize no screen shot. I am trying to follow Jefferson's instructions. I can't post one. I convert to a 24 bit and a GIF of a Print Screen paste into Paint. I don't have any other utility yet. Then I hit the browse button and select it and I get a 500 lounge error. Sorry.

    File/Edit/View/Favorites/Tools/Help. Sometimes this takes a few clicks, but it comes right up generally--and if I hit it and it takes a few clicks, the next time (say a few minutes) it will come right up. The problem is in displaying the Favorites below it. The one on the IE Toolbar with the Star. In other words the Favorites you hit to save or do the same as "bookmark" in Netscape comes up pretty quick. It's the whole favorites display that takes time from the IE toolbar, but not as "Favorites Home Page."

    I'm displaying my favorites from the Menu Bar. This star symbol "Favorites" has always taken a while to bring up and a while to kill. It has stayed the same; it hasn't gotten progressively worse.

    Hope this helps you help me. If I can get a screen shot posted, I'll post my IE toolbar, and Favorites Home page. But you can take a look at Favorites Home Page's Home Page.

    Thanks,

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