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

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

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Hmmm...mine doesn't do that! Maybe you have a special mouse.
12:54 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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

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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

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

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Possibly the mouse driver causing it?
9:30 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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

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Doesn't work for me either, W2K SP4, MS Optical Trackball w/ Intellipoint 4 installed.
6:15 pm on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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...

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

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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.

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

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

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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....

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

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It didn't work for me with either my Wacom tablet or the Compaq mouse. Running XP Pro sans SP2.
6:15 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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