Re: Why can't I post text into a new tab in IE and use it like Notepad
"Matthew Sickinson" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I think if I paste some text I have copied into a blank (or even a
> IE tab it should suddenly change that tab into Notepad.exe and paste the
> there as if I did paste it into Notepad.exe and then the file menu would
> change a little bit so I can do something like "save as," even though I
> already do that with IE's file menu.
> Why can't I do that?
Because it's a web browser, not a text editor, which you already know.
> I mean I know it's a web browser, but you used to be able to use the IE
> address bar to access contents on your own hard drive, which never made
> sense, but that's fine. I think it was a good idea. I like tying things
> together and don't understand the strictness of keeping programs so
> and apart from each other.
Local files are simply another type of URI, so it makes sense that you can
browse to them in IE. Any files you attempt to open will be handled in a
similar way to if you downloaded from the internet. But it's not relevant to
your first paragraph anyway, if you open a text file in IE from the address
bar does IE turn into a text editor? No.
Why don't you just keep Notepad open, and Alt+Tab to it to paste text? Or
use an MDI text editor if you want "tabs", I use EditPad Lite.