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netable's picture

Ok, just got this netbook and I need some help setting it up When I open up internet explorer it goes to my home page, and i have an address bar, my problem is that I dont have those little tabs that can take me to another page

For example

1st tab i am on fishtown.us

then I can click on the other tab and go to another address

well i dont have any other tabs

if i want to go somewhere else, i need to type the address in the 1 and only address bar and it will take me to the new address, but NOW i CANT SWITCH BACK TO FISHTOWN.US I have to retype it back in the address bar.

I want to be able to be on multiple pages, any ideal how to fix this?

dan's picture

www.getfirefox.com

netable's picture

dan

dan wrote:

www.getfirefox.com

So, download firefox and use that? because all my other computers i use internet explorer and it has those little tabby things

dan's picture

netable wrote:dan

netable wrote:
dan wrote:

www.getfirefox.com

So, download firefox and use that? because all my other computers i use internet explorer and it has those little tabby things

I definitely prefer firefox over IE.

If you want to stick with IE, hopefully someone can help you with that.

NEW KENZO's picture

explorer is outdated and

explorer is outdated and obsolete. Firefox has been the most contemporary and best designed browser, though I suspect it's due to be replaced too.

dan's picture

I actually prefer Chrome's

I actually prefer Chrome's speed and independent processes.
However, it still has a long way to go to match Firefox's capability.
Opera is pretty nifty too!

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

people still use IE?

people still use IE?

dan's picture

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rot

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You wrote:

people still use IE?

some sites require it

jmminarik's picture

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rot

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You wrote:

people still use IE?

Beyond some sites braindeadedly requiring it (like some of Sun's console tools no less!), most people use what comes with the computer. In the case of Windows, IE, which then eventually requires lots of other software to fix what IE let in. But that's ok, it keeps PC repair people in business even if it does occasionally mean I have to help fix a friends windows box and admonish them I'm not going to if they don't use FF which I downloaded and made their default browser.

Thankfully, MS (which is both a crippling disease AND a neurological disorder) stopped making IE for the mac.

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Pure_Fishtown's picture

To me, it sounds like you

To me, it sounds like you don't have the latest version of IE. You can go to microsoft's site and download the newest version. I would also make sure you have all the latest updates from MS.

I use Firefox 99% of the time and for those few sites that you must use IE I just click IE on.

netable's picture

Thanks Everyone, I think I

Thanks Everyone, I think I got it

=)

george's picture

dan wrote:Opera is pretty

dan wrote:

Opera is pretty nifty too!

Yeah..."M. Butterfly" is timeless.

MichelleLynn's picture

If it is like my Laptop,

If it is like my Laptop, where it would say the name of the site you are on, ex. mine right now says Problem Fishtown.US-Philadelphia, PA, and right next to that is a smallbox, if you click on that it should open up a new tab for you where you can search for a new page.. When you want to close that tab and only that one go again with the mouse towards the end of that tab and you will see the x to close just that tab.
Hope this helps

Ftown66's picture

Go to Tools then Internet

Go to Tools then Internet options. At the bottom of the box you will see Change how web pages are displayed in tabs. Click settings. Check enable tab browsing at top if not checked. Then at the bottom choose a new tab in current window. After this the tab bar will always show.

netable's picture

Ftown66 wrote:Go to Tools

Ftown66 wrote:

Go to Tools then Internet options. At the bottom of the box you will see Change how web pages are displayed in tabs. Click settings. Check enable tab browsing at top if not checked. Then at the bottom choose a new tab in current window. After this the tab bar will always show.

Ftown66, your my Hero......

netable's picture

Thanks for Everyone's

Thanks for Everyone's help!!!

I am loving this netbook, it is so dainty and cute'

Nunzio's picture

Does firefox have a "back"

Does firefox have a "back" button that I can click with the mouse, like IE, or do I have to keep using the ALT-arrow keystroke?

dan's picture

Nunzio wrote:Does firefox

Nunzio wrote:

Does firefox have a "back" button that I can click with the mouse, like IE, or do I have to keep using the ALT-arrow keystroke?

Yes. It's that big green circle with the left point "arrow" (looks like a "less than" sign).
(make sure you have "view, navigation toolbar" set)

Nunzio's picture

Problem solved. Firefox it

Problem solved. Firefox it is, from here on out.

dan's picture

Nunzio wrote:Problem solved.

Nunzio wrote:

Problem solved. Firefox it is, from here on out.

be aware that there are some (few, but some) sites which require IE

one of the many nice things about Firefox is you can install a plug-in that lets you choose to view them in IE without opening IE separately