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Old 03-15-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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I would like to look on the task bar and see how many Internet pages are open. I do know about hovering over the Firefox icon and seeing thumbnails.

My Firefox persona is dark, and when I open tabs, I can't see the small "x" for closing. I will change the persona, but right now, the higher resolution screens shrink the text, so I picked a persona that clearly shows the menu tool bars.

I right clicked on my Google home page, but don't get that option. I tried a Google search on it, but my search terms don't seem to be exact enough.

Thank you.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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I would like to look on the task bar and see how many Internet pages are open. I do know about hovering over the Firefox icon and seeing thumbnails.
Looks like you use Firefox ?

How about using tabs ?
Tools - Options - Tabs

You should be able to *see* all the windows or websites that are open.
I assume you do have at least one instance of Firefox open, no ?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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If you're asking what I think you're asking, try this and see if it suits you:


Right click your task bar in an empty space and go to properties.

In the "Taskbar Appearance" area, there should be a "taskbar buttons" dropdown. Set that to "never combine." I also prefer using "small icons" - you can check that to see what you prefer.

This method will not show you how many TABS are open, just individual windows.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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From what I understood, what Kazyn suggested should resolve the issue.
Also, to close the active tab in a web browser, CTRL+W works just so you know.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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From what I understood, what Kazyn suggested should resolve the issue.
Also, to close the active tab in a web browser, CTRL+W works just so you know.
Clicking the tab with your middle mouse button (scroll wheel) works also
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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If you're asking what I think you're asking, try this and see if it suits you:


Right click your task bar in an empty space and go to properties.

In the "Taskbar Appearance" area, there should be a "taskbar buttons" dropdown. Set that to "never combine." I also prefer using "small icons" - you can check that to see what you prefer.

This method will not show you how many TABS are open, just individual windows.
Unbelievable! That's it! I can tell you are a little fancy pants on Windows 7.

I needed to see the TEXT associated with all the Internet windows I might have open. Just fixed a funky problem with Windows Media Player--system said it could not play the device, but that the device was working properly. Consequently, it would not play my medical voice files, which use components of Media Player. I had a million web windows open trying to find out how to test the sound card. Plus, I had control panel windows open trying to follow along with this guy who happened to have the same problem, and I was trying to switch back and forth using thumbnails. It was so cumbersome. I couldn't see diddlysquat in the thumbnails, so I kept having to maximize them.

NOW, I can look down at the task bar and see the words "City-Data foru..." "Xfinity Com..." and "Keyboard shortcuts..." and see that I'm in Comcast email, on a City Data forum, and with a keyboard shortcuts page open.

I saw the "never combine" thing, but it was like Chinese to me. Of course, I was looking the the little "?" help thingie that Microsoft used to put on the dialog boxes, but it wasn't there.

You da bomb. Thank you so much.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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Clicking the tab with your middle mouse button (scroll wheel) works also
Yep, but you will be amazed with what kinda crazy things my clumsy behind can do with the middle wheel that acts as a loose middle button!
Also, many of our user at my place, are still using 2-button mouse if you can believe that.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Originally Posted by TurcoLoco View Post
From what I understood, what Kazyn suggested should resolve the issue.
Also, to close the active tab in a web browser, CTRL+W works just so you know.
Thank you!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Looks like you use Firefox ?

How about using tabs ?
Tools - Options - Tabs

You should be able to *see* all the windows or websites that are open.
I assume you do have at least one instance of Firefox open, no ?
I do use the tabs, but with my dark Firefox persona, the little x for close tab is camouflaged, so I can't see it, to hit it.

It is possible to see all of the open Internet windows down on the task bar in XP, but not in Windows 7, unless you do the steps mentioned by kazyn. In Windows 7, you have to position your mouse over the browser icon to cause snapshots of your open windows to pop up. Me no like that.

Thanks for trying to help.
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