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Open In New Tab Just Sticks


I can't seem to get a connection with "open in a new tab" and "open in a new window" doesn't work at all. This worked fine on vista but just did a full install of win7. I thought maybe norton was the problem and unistalled but problem is still going. Anyone else have this problem?

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Tab On Bottom Bar Blinks But Will Not Open

Had the same problem yesterday and the driver wizard poped up, i thought it was from hp so i signed up for it, it has not solved the problem. I could not even finishes registering for it. Have tried to find the company to cancel out but cannot find it. Now i have that tab that i mentioned above blinking and it will not open.

Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie Keyboard Shortcut For Open Link In New Tab

The help file for internet explorer states that the keyboard shortcut for "open links in a new tab in the background" is "ctrl+click", yet last i looked "click" is not a key, it is a mouse activity. How does a non-mouse user (blind, physical disability) perform "ctrl+click", or rather, how does a non-mouse user open links in a new tab in the background?

Posted On: 2009-12-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Memory Sticks Not Recognised

Two of my usb memory sticks (out of a total of 6) crashed win7 to a blue screen when first inserted. These two drives can be seen in device manager and in disk manager they show as disk 6. They have no drive letter and no volume. Attempting to format them or change the drive letter via disk manager always results in an error message saying that disk manager needs to be refreshed but this has no effect. These two disks can be seen and work perfectly on another pc running win7 and they also work on my vista partition.

I tried to apply a microsoft hotfix kb297694 (for xp) but this does not run. I think it is a registry problem (i get the bingbong when the drive is inserted and the safe removal icon but no sign of the drive in explorer or my computer). Does anyone have a fix?


Posted On: 2009-12-08 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Laptop Keyboard Issue - Key Sticks Randomly

I'm running windows 7 pro 64 bit on a toshiba laptop. Basically it started with the 0 key not working properly, it would take two or three presses to make a 0 come up on the screen. I took it off the computer and cleaned all the hair and dust out and now the 0 key will randomly "sticks" itself. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with it underneath the key, it's not physically stuck at all, it's entirely digital.

It's almost always stuck when i turn on the computer, so my sign in password gets instantly filled up. If you tap the 0 key it stops but will randomly start again in the middle of things. In fact it's gone twice so far as i'm writing this. I have cleaned and checked the area under the key many times, it also sticks even when the key is not even on the computer and you don't have to be touching the computer at all for it to happen. Sometimes i'll come in to the room and hear constant beeping as it's 0ing away when no one's even near it.

It also does this quite frequently, making it a major annoyance. I've done some searching but the typical answer to similar questions is "clean under the key" or "turn of sticky keys" neither of which is the solution here. Is it possible for it to be some sort of software problem or is it definitely hardware?  Am i at the point of needing to take the computer in for repair? I'd really rather avoid this option since it's my main computer at the moment and it's also no longer under warranty. Any suggestions are appreciated.


Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Shows Removable Usb Sticks Are For Apple Mac

I recently got a usb mobile broadband dongle which is meant to install its own software when you plug it in. When i put it in any of my other machines, it started the windows installation, but when i put it in this one it came up as if it were an apple drive.

There was no sign of the windows files. Today i have been trying to install filemaker from a cd-rom. The same has happened, the disk is seen as an apple disk on this machine. I really can't figure out why. Any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Tab For Recycle Bin

Can't see files in he recycle bin from drives other than c:all files deleted from the root drive c: can be seen in the recycle bin. Having multiple drives (local and networks), if you delete a file it goes to the recycle bin, but you can 't see. Steps taken. I can see all of my drives' recycle bin when i change view setting to show hidden files. What i can't do - not sure i should be able to do - is change the attribute settings on the recycle bin's to deselected hide file. Maybe that is what's missing. Any suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Solution To Alt Tab Not Working

This is not a question but a solution that took me about a month to find.consistently found alt tab to change programs would not work, and when i hovered over the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, the postage stamp image of the application would flash on once then disappear. Sometimes i could just not get an open application to maximize. Usually use my hp laptop at a workstation but when using it in another location noticed the problem had disappeared.

Figured there was something about the workstation. Tried back at the workstation and through a process of trial and error found it was a logitech skype usb speaker phone. It is a fairly old model - maybe 2007 - which i got as a freebee when i purchased a pc. It doesn't seem to like windows 7. Unplugged it and there is no further problem.


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Classic Mode Using Alt+tab

I'm running win7 ultimate in the classic mode (the aero mode was just too much visual noise) and for years i've used the alt+tab to switch between applications. Starting with vista the contents of the pop-up alt+tab window sorts and does not retain the positions as it did in xp. Are there any settings that i can change to get the xp non-sorted window. With the darn sorting i find myself searching for the "the" window i want to bring to the foreground. I almost always have several applications running (10-20) and multiple windows within each application thus it is not uncommon that i will have 30-50 windows open when i'm researching a topic and attempting to create a document or presentation on the topic.

Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Power Management Tab Missing

I just reinstalled windows 7 home on my tablet pc, the hp tm2t. Since i switched my hdd to an ssd. However, as i'm setting the tablet pc's multitouch function so that it would be responsive after idle (before my reinstall, i could uncheck "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"), i realized the power management tab in device manager isn't there anymore.

The item i'm looking for is under the human interface devices -> usb input device (it's not specified, but this device manages the multitouch for my tablet). I still see the power management tab for my wireless card, biometric devices (fingerprint reader) and some other usb root hubs. Does anyone else have the same problem? Or know a fix?


Posted On: 2010-04-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Access Denied On Drive - No Security Tab

I have a problem accessing one of my drives. I changed permissions on one of the folders on the drive in question. Now i can't access that drive at all. It says "access denied" when i click properties i don't have the security tab (on other drives, i do). I can't access my drive.

I'm using windows 7
I'm administrator
Uac is off for now.
I tried using other administrative accounts


Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Force Aero Tab Preview, Transparency

I am running windows 7 ultimate with dual-monitors and a high-end video card that is aero-capable. However, i run an additional monitor for background work that is connected to my computer viaa usb to vga converter. Upon connecting the converter aero tab preview, transparency and peek go away. I would like to have those aero features enabled, at least on the main monitors, with the usb to vga converter attached.

Running the aero troubleshooter indicates that wddm session manager was disabled, but corrected that problem (actually the wddm session manager is consistently reported as "started" so i'm not sure what the troubleshooter is telling me). I have read in other forums about a registry modification method (adding dwords to hkey_current_usersoftwaremicrosoftwindowsdwm) but this does not work.contacting the manufacturer of the converter, siig, did not result in any solutions.

So i am hoping that you can suggest amethod to force aero tab preview, transparency and peek even if the usb to vga converter does not meet aero hardware requirements.


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Change View Of New Tab Page

I did not manually change the appearance of what i view when i open a new tab. However, it was changed somehow. I want the view i was using back. Presently i see a blue screen with the following info: what do you want to do next?

Reopen closed tabs 
View tabs that you've closed since starting internet explorer.
 Ithelplive
 Msn.com
 Msn.com
 E-mail support
 Screensavers
 Info page
 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 Oncourse : gateway : welcomeopen all browse with inprivate

Browse the web without storing data about your browsing session. Open an inprivate browsing window
Use an accelerator open a web service with text that you've copied from a webpage. Show copied text use this text: blogger define with google dictionary gmail google finance google maps search with google translate with live search

Learn more about tabs and tab shortcuts, accelerators, and inprivate browsing before the change which happened without my participation (maybe on an update?) I viewed thumbnail pictures tiled on screen of my most frequently used websites. On the right were websites i recently visited. How do i get this screen back?


Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I have a particular program that will not start because i do not have write permissions for the folder, sub-folders, and files associated with the program. Going to the properties tab reveals that the folder is read only. I uncheck the box but can't seem to make it a permanent change. It always comes back up as read only. I have gone into every imaginable edit/advanced tab possible and given permissions to every possible group i can think of, yet despite the fact that every kind of permission possible is enabled and visible, i still can't uncheck the read-only box permanently and i still get "you do not have write permissions" from the program. I have tried changing ownership, running as administrator, and yet no progress on this problem.

Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Aero Alt+tab Application Keeps Popping Up

I have a windows 7 professional system and for some reason the little window that comes up when you press alt+tab keeps popping up on its own. Whether i'm at my system working or i'm away from my system it keeps popping up on its own. I've tried reinstalling the drivers for my keyboard and mouse. I've made sure my system is up to date with all the latest updates but this problem keeps happening. I haven't been able to find more information about this anywhere, though i may be using the wrong search terms because i dont know what that alt+tab window is called. Keyboard/mouse i'm currently using is microsoft wireless laser desktop 6000 (v2 i think).

Posted On: 2010-07-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Toolbar New_tab.html - Change New Tab Address

How do i change 'about:tab' back to 'toolbar:new_tab.html, for my new tabs. Can't get rid of 'about:tab' address for my new tabs. Don't like or want the page. Lost all my book marks; tried 'tools' drop down menu, tab settings, but it doesn't have the, 'toolbar:new_tab.html' option. Only allow blank page or home page setting changes. Tried to type: toolbar:new_tab.html on the address line and it jumps back to about:tab. Does somebody know how to change the new tab address?

Posted On: 2010-06-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Stopping Pictures Collapse / Expand Tab In My Documents

I just want to know how to get rid of the my pictures collapse/expand tab in my documents as shown in the picture. How do i hide this tab without deleting it?

Posted On: 2012-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Uninstall Ie8 Tab Missing In Add/remove List

I need to uninstall & reinstall ie8 on my pc running win xp/sp3. But on the add/remove programs list under ie8, the uninstall tab is missing. The reason that i need to uninstall is that ie 8 hangs every so often. It has been suggested to me that my problem might be caused by installing ie8 before installing sp3 after my pc was in for repairs. If this is what is causing the problem, should i uninstall sp3 and see if this allows me to then uninstall ie8? Or is there another fix for this issue?

Posted On: 2010-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

How To Set Margins In Apa Format In Reference Tab For Citations ?

How do you set the margins in apa format in reference tab for the citations. Only the citation margins. If the margins are set for the paper, the margins do not match for the paper? I need some help here? Or are citation margins hard coded so to speak?

Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

All Programs I Try To Open Will Open In Word Documents

Somehow i've converted all windows programs into a word documents, ie; when i try and open explorer (or other programs), they all open in word. How do i change the settings back, so they all open as they should.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Open Documents In Ie

Recently i have noticed that word and excel documents accessed via ie (7 or 8) do not open in their own application. Instead, they open in what appears to be half browser/half application. Once the document is saved, it is then shown in its native application. This is a change to the way documents used to open in ie, and i was wondering why this change was made.

I know it is browser related because i have tested it on several sites with the same results, but documents opened in firefox open in their native applications. I know this is going to cause a problem with some of my customers who are not very computer literate. Is there a setting that can be changed to avoid this?


Posted On: 2009-09-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Open A New Window

I have a problem when i am online on windows 7. When i am on a website and click a link that requires a new window to be opened nothing happens. No new window. Nothing. This is a problem when i am doing my online banking because i can't open the page to view bill pay or my credit card info. This happens on any link that requires a new window to be opened. Pop-up blockers are off and i've tried right clicking and selecting "open in new tab".

Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Com1 Is Not Open

I have down loaded a palm zire hand held, i have tried to carry out a hotsync operation to up date my lap top this has not been successful. I think the problem is there is no usb connection with the palm and the computer. Fter i carry out a hotync a message appears on the palm informing me to check the set up on the palm. In the set up box there is a file local with drop down box serial port they should be "com1" in there that is my problem ?.

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Tabs Will Not Open

I disabled windows live messenger, because it continued to pop up even so i don't want it to. Why is this such a pain? Another thing is the tabs. Most of them will not open for me. I have to work around wherever i want to go so i can open this page and it does not open. For instance, when i want to send an invoice to my customers for their purchase. I click to send it, but not able to. The new tab tries to open, but fails every time. This is happening on just about every page i try to open.

It will open a new page, but, that's the extent of it. So, i try to find another way to open it. Sometimes i have to copy and paste the address of that particular page. If i do get to it, i then try to open that page and the same thing happens. It's a big mess and taking too much of my time. It can get pretty much confusing after awhile with all these blank pages that will not open.


Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Browser Does Not Open

Intermittent problem: sometimes ie8 does not open after clicking on the icon. Hourglass for a few seconds, then nothing. Afterwards, if i hit ctl-alt-del and the task manager window comes up, the browser will open too. Sometimes hitting ctl-alt-del does not bring up the task manager and nothing happens. I can use the controls to turn the pc off or to reboot, but that doesn't solve the problem. The problem persists for several minutes, goes away and then returns intermittently.

I'm running xp, sp3, 32 bit version on an compaq amd64 with 2gb of ram. The system is five years old and has worked flawlessly until now.


Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Itunes Will Not Open

I'm trying to open i-tunes from icon on left of screen but it's not opening at all! It used to work fine! I'm clicking my i-tunes icon at left of screen but although for a second or so the loading circle appears it quickly goes away and doesn't load/open. It used to work fine and all my other applications seem to be working. Only thing i've noticed is that when i switch my lap-top on it tries to update i-tunes and (i think it might be real-time player but not sure) but takes an eternity but also doesn't manage to complete this. It goes so far then gets stuck.

Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie Does Not Open But Firefox Does

About a month ago ie failed to connect but firefox did, downloaded ie 8 thinking this was the problem, still no luck, attempted the networks diagnostics for windows xp and it states something like this -windows can not connect to the internet due to a problem with the firewall and to check ports 80, 443 and 21-.

So i turned the firewall off from norton and the windows firewall is off, tried again and the same answer, went to the support at microsoft.com and it suggested to download net framework 3. 5 did that but when the program loaded and attempted to "re-connect with the server" it could not, it made 5 attempts and since it could not connect it did not finish the installation. By the way i still have net framework 2 but can not download the new.

It is very important for me to be able to connect as it appears that my itunes is using ie to connect and i can not update my iphone.


Posted On: 2010-02-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Have To Open Games Twice

Why do i have to open my games twice? I'm having trouble with my games. I have to open the file two times to play the game. When i open the first time (double click or enter), the mouse icon indicates that it is opening the game (it turns to be a spinning blue circle), but then nothing happens, and the cpu usage gadget is rising to about 60 %, usually it's just running at 2-25%. At the second time i open, the game is opened, but the game is so lagged (i wonder if it's because the cpu usage is becoming so high).

So is there anyone can help me? At least tell me what is this problem i am facing. Those games are fable : the lost chapter, gta iii and need for speed underground 2.


Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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New windows 7 pc came with ms works 9. Works calendar will not open; message says i have to reinstall entire program! The other modules seems to work ok. Is there a simple fix for getting calendar to open and function? Ms works 9 pre installed on dell inspiron 546mt windows 7 64 bit. When i ran compatibility mode it responded i had to fix with winxp. I do not understand.

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .