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    Starting with a set of tabbed windows (Avant Browser V7.0.5.0.2)

    I just downloaded Avant Browser & have started to use it. I've looked at the Help, but can't find the answers to the following:

    1. Is it possible to start AV with a set of specific tabs? I see how to create groups; I see an option to use current or blank as the home page; I see an option to start with the home page. I don't see an option to start with a set of pages (i.e. a group).

    2. There is an option to save all pages when exiting & to exit without saving. What exactly does saving do?

    3. When I shift click a link, it always opens a new tab. While I see the advantage of having tabs & not taking up taskbar space, I can also see the advantage of combining both ways. Is there a way to open a new window & have it show on the taskbar instead of a new tab?

    4. I found it difficult to create a group in that I had to create it in reverse order. i.e. if I wanted the tabs to be in order Window1, Window2, Window3, I had to open them in reverse order & then make a group. Is this normal or am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance and I apologize for all these questions

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    Re: Starting with a set of tabbed windows (Avant Browser V7.0.5.0.2)

    Hi, Phil ~

    There is no reason to apologize.
    1. <LI>Create a 'Group', name it, the when you click on it they open<LI>Saves the URLs and then auto-opens them next time you start Avant<LI>No, you cannot open more than one instance of Avant. Advantage of combo?? I recommend, Phil, to Shift+Ctrl the link to maintain focus on the current page - I especially dig this feature. I Shift+Ctrl all links of interest on the page. This way I can continue fluid, uninterrupted navigation of current page while the others open quietly in the background, thus avoiding the cumbersome back-and-forth action<LI>I can't answer this - yet - as I am still trying to figure the order out as well. I, too, like them in a particular order, but exiting and next instance will have different order. Not much consolation for you, but I use standby rather than power down anyhow, so for now I just keep Avant perpetually open

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    Re: Starting with a set of tabbed windows (Avant Browser V7.0.5.0.2)

    Thanks, Bruce. I'm still confused about 2. What option do you use so that Avant will open with a complete set of tabs (a group)?

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    Re: Starting with a set of tabbed windows (Avant Browser V7.0.5.0.2)

    Hi, Phil ~<UL><LI>Start Avant<LI>From menubar > 'Groups' > '<groupname>'<LI>They all open simultaneously<LI> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15><UL>

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    Re: Starting with a set of tabbed windows (Avant Browser V7.0.5.0.2)

    I "think" I understand now. When you choose the option to save all pages when you exit, they will all open automatically when you next start AV. However, I don't think there is an option to use specific tabbed pages when AV first starts; i.e. use a group as a home page. If I have this right, there is only one way to start AV with certain tabbed pages & that is to exit with those pages showing.

    I realize that you can create a group & load it, but it's not quite the same as starting it up that way.

    Still, the ability to Ctrl+Shift to open pages in the background is a great option, as I previously would Alt+tab to get back to the original page. It's great when you have done a search & want to look at a few results without losing your place!!

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    Re: Starting with a set of tabbed windows (Avant Browser V7.0.5.0.2)

    Hi, Phil ~

    Yes, you have got it all right <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

    The 'Shift+Ctrl' feature is my ab fav - I hate flipping back and forth. If you open many multiple pages in this fashion as do I, you know you can close them individually by simply double-clicking the tab button rather than going back to the red X, but you can also go to 'File' > 'Close checked...' to fell a bevy.

    If you haven't already, peruse the 'Avant Browser Options...' under 'Tools'.

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    Re: Starting with a set of tabbed windows (Avant Browser V7.0.5.0.2)

    OK, Bruce. I've <big>found</big> a way to start with a set of tabs in the proper order (I hope <img src=/S/please.gif border=0 alt=please width=31 height=23>). As I'm sure you know, if you have the option checked to save pages OR if you have the icon in the systray & click "Save All Opened Pages & Exit", AV will open with those pages next time.

    To get them in the correct order:
    1. Close any pages you don't want to start with & open any that you do.
    2. Click (or ctrl+tab) each page starting with the left page & ending with the right most tab. Then save & exit.

    I'm still working on putting a jumbled mess in order, but I think you can do it by clicking on each tab in the order you want them to open next time, & end showing the page you want to be on the right.

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