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DrDoc




msg:582701
 12:45 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Did you know that you can open a new window in IE by double-right-clicking?
Is that something new, or has it been around for a while? I accidentally discovered it 37 seconds ago...

 

submitx




msg:582702
 12:50 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hmmm...mine doesn't do that! Maybe you have a special mouse.

DrDoc




msg:582703
 12:54 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Switched mice just to try... Even an old ugly MS mouse does it.
I certainly haven't done anything "funky" or installed browser extensions... It's a brand new installation of XP Pro (with all updates). SP2?

RammsteinNicCage




msg:582704
 1:39 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just tried with SP2 and it didn't work for me. The second option when you single right-click is "open in a new window" - is that what's happening for you?

Jennifer

TheDave




msg:582705
 2:54 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Possibly the mouse driver causing it?

BlobFisk




msg:582706
 9:30 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hmm, I can't get this to work either (IE6sp2 on WinXP Pro), I think that TheDave could be correct and that this could be a mouse specific feature... Although if DrDoc tried it on a number of different mouses (mice?!?) there should be a difference of behaviour...

MatthewHSE




msg:582707
 12:46 pm on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Doesn't work for me either, W2K SP4, MS Optical Trackball w/ Intellipoint 4 installed.

DrDoc




msg:582708
 6:15 pm on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

No, it's not selecting anything in the context menu. Hmm, weird, it doesn't work on this page (when typing a new post). It works on all other types of pages though... even blank ones.

Strange... but kinda cool :)

Yeah, might be a driver thingy...

Lance




msg:582709
 6:22 pm on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hmmm... It worked for me on this very page. I right double-clicked on the "Terms of Service" link. There was a slight delay and then a new window open up, full screen.

XP SP2 - Logitech Opti-Wheel but nothing fancy set up to cause that.

And it had nothing to do with the context menu.

bumpaw




msg:582710
 4:44 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

It worked for me. Now if IE had the Mouse Gestures like Opera. I'm so in the habit of going Back with a little left twitch of the mouse.:)

BlobFisk




msg:582711
 5:07 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Now if IE had the Mouse Gestures like Opera.

Look at a programme called StrokeIt which allows for Opera like mouse gestures not only in IE but in the Windows environment also....

krieves




msg:582712
 6:10 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

It didn't work for me with either my Wacom tablet or the Compaq mouse. Running XP Pro sans SP2.

flashfan




msg:582713
 6:15 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

doesn't work for me either. XP Pro + SP2

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