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IE7 shortcut keys not working and other issues...

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Old 01-13-2009
booomer
 

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IE7 shortcut keys not working and other issues...
First of all, I don't know if I'm in the right place to be asking these
questions, so please forgive me if I'm not.

Issue #1: When I'm using IE7 with multiple tabs open and I want to use the
"ctrl+alt+f4" shortcut to close all tabs except for the one I am viewing,
nothing happens when I use this shortcut. Why?

Issue #2: In Internet Options > General > Tabs > Settings: Under "Enable
Tabbed Browsing", I have selected "Open home page for new tabs instead of a
blank page", however when I open a new tab I still get a blank page. Now I've
restarted IE7 after selecting this, I've restarted my computer and it still
doesn't work. I don't know if it matters, but my home page is google.com.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872 with Windows Vista it came with Norton
360 which I am currently running.

Thanks for any input anybody has to offer.

Mike
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Old 01-13-2009
Don Varnau
 

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Re: IE7 shortcut keys not working and other issues...
Hi,
Re: both problems...
1. Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
or
Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.

For troubleshooting information see:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928426

More at:
Problem: Crashes or hangs
http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp

IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...f9b7e1033.mspx

2. In Task Manager, are nview.exe or nwiz.exe listed? They're part of the
NVIDIA Control Panel and can cause problems like this. The nvidia control
panel is not necessary and can be disabled from Run> msconfig> Startup tab.


Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]

"booomer" <booomer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:103396EF-7D89-4E83-AA95-16FC827AD9CF@microsoft.com...
> First of all, I don't know if I'm in the right place to be asking these
> questions, so please forgive me if I'm not.
>
> Issue #1: When I'm using IE7 with multiple tabs open and I want to use the
> "ctrl+alt+f4" shortcut to close all tabs except for the one I am viewing,
> nothing happens when I use this shortcut. Why?
>
> Issue #2: In Internet Options > General > Tabs > Settings: Under "Enable
> Tabbed Browsing", I have selected "Open home page for new tabs instead of

a
> blank page", however when I open a new tab I still get a blank page. Now

I've
> restarted IE7 after selecting this, I've restarted my computer and it

still
> doesn't work. I don't know if it matters, but my home page is google.com.
>
> I have a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872 with Windows Vista it came with

Norton
> 360 which I am currently running.
>
> Thanks for any input anybody has to offer.
>
> Mike


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Old 01-13-2009
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: IE7 shortcut keys not working and other issues...

"booomer" <booomer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:103396EF-7D89-4E83-AA95-16FC827AD9CF@microsoft.com...
> First of all, I don't know if I'm in the right place to be asking these
> questions, so please forgive me if I'm not.
>
> Issue #1: When I'm using IE7 with multiple tabs open and I want to use the


> "ctrl+alt+f4" shortcut to close all tabs except for the one I am viewing,
> nothing happens when I use this shortcut. Why?


Where do you see that keystroke documented that way?

FWIW I can only see this in the help

<quote>
CTRL+W or ALT+F4
</quote>

Perhaps you misread that?

AFAIK the only way to close all tabs but the current
is to right-click on that tab and use its Close Other Tabs command.
It is feasible to avoid using the mouse to access that command
but not easy. E.g. from a page without frames you could press
Shift-F6, Menu, O to do what you want. Etc.


>
> Issue #2: In Internet Options > General > Tabs > Settings: Under "Enable
> Tabbed Browsing", I have selected "Open home page for new tabs instead of a
> blank page", however when I open a new tab I still get a blank page.



That would happen if your Home page was about:Blank.


> Now I've
> restarted IE7 after selecting this, I've restarted my computer and it still
> doesn't work. I don't know if it matters, but my home page is google.com.



Then it wouldn't be blank.

Did you by any chance register shdocvw.dll?
That is known to have related effects.
Ramesh has a patch for that problem on his web site...

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/wh...ssage-go-away/

(Live Search for
ramesh shdocvw tabs
)


>
> I have a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872 with Windows Vista it came with Norton
> 360 which I am currently running.
>
> Thanks for any input anybody has to offer.
>
> Mike



Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle
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Old 01-13-2009
booomer
 

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Re: IE7 shortcut keys not working and other issues...


"Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

Where do you see that keystroke documented that way?

Menu Bar > Help > Contents and Index > Type "keyboard shortcuts" in the
search bar > Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts > Working with tabs > Close
other tabs >CTRL+ALT+F4
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Old 01-14-2009
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: IE7 shortcut keys not working and other issues...

"booomer" <booomer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:18C21AA1-3856-47CA-BD42-F3BDFAA145A9@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
>
> Where do you see that keystroke documented that way?
>
> Menu Bar > Help > Contents and Index > Type "keyboard shortcuts" in the
> search bar > Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts > Working with tabs > Close
> other tabs >CTRL+ALT+F4



Oops. Ok! I see that now in the same article further down. Who knew? ; )
Thanks. I wonder why it wasn't grouped with the others?


Hmm... It is pretty flakey. First time I tried it, it hung the task.
Then in the recovered task it worked. However, I was trying to be cute
the first time by testing it with my ideal: Ctrl-Shift-Q, select the one
I want to keep, and then use Alt-Ctrl+F4 with that selection.

Also, I suspect we may have to be careful about how we construct the
keystroke. E.g. when it worked I went: Alt+ then Ctrl-F4. E.g. pressing
Alt+Ctrl simultaneously and then adding F4 seems different to me,
more like a keystroke you might define a Desktop shortcut for.
A related factor would be whether the program in control of the page,
(such as the wn3 or acrobat reader UI) could be given a chance to intercept
whatever we do enter. For example, on the web interface that you are
using to post with, notice that there is a difference between pressing
Alt- and then pressing M versus pressing Alt+M (i.e, press and hold Alt-
and while still holding Alt- press M).

Unfortunately AFAIK there are no good diagnostics for us
to help figure out which handler is being given control of
the keystrokes we enter. This has been a longstanding deficiency
of Windows IMO. The best we can do is trace with ProcMon
and use it to get some clues about what happens with them.


Good luck

Robert
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Old 01-15-2009
booomer
 

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Re: IE7 shortcut keys not working and other issues...
Yeah, I tried the ALT+CTRL+F4 and I still got nothing, as far as the rest of
what you said there...let's just say I'm pretty computer illiterate. I'd like
to learn more, especially about Windows Vista and all its quirks, but for
right now, my learning curve is pretty low and most of what I learn is thru
trial and error, mistakes, and limited experience, but thanks for your help,
I need all the help I can get.

"Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

>
> "booomer" <booomer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:18C21AA1-3856-47CA-BD42-F3BDFAA145A9@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
> >
> > Where do you see that keystroke documented that way?
> >
> > Menu Bar > Help > Contents and Index > Type "keyboard shortcuts" in the
> > search bar > Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts > Working with tabs > Close
> > other tabs >CTRL+ALT+F4

>
>
> Oops. Ok! I see that now in the same article further down. Who knew? ; )
> Thanks. I wonder why it wasn't grouped with the others?
>
>
> Hmm... It is pretty flakey. First time I tried it, it hung the task.
> Then in the recovered task it worked. However, I was trying to be cute
> the first time by testing it with my ideal: Ctrl-Shift-Q, select the one
> I want to keep, and then use Alt-Ctrl+F4 with that selection.
>
> Also, I suspect we may have to be careful about how we construct the
> keystroke. E.g. when it worked I went: Alt+ then Ctrl-F4. E.g. pressing
> Alt+Ctrl simultaneously and then adding F4 seems different to me,
> more like a keystroke you might define a Desktop shortcut for.
> A related factor would be whether the program in control of the page,
> (such as the wn3 or acrobat reader UI) could be given a chance to intercept
> whatever we do enter. For example, on the web interface that you are
> using to post with, notice that there is a difference between pressing
> Alt- and then pressing M versus pressing Alt+M (i.e, press and hold Alt-
> and while still holding Alt- press M).
>
> Unfortunately AFAIK there are no good diagnostics for us
> to help figure out which handler is being given control of
> the keystrokes we enter. This has been a longstanding deficiency
> of Windows IMO. The best we can do is trace with ProcMon
> and use it to get some clues about what happens with them.
>
>
> Good luck
>
> Robert
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>
>
>

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