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ctrl button in internet explorer

by onegret / October 15, 2009 2:44 AM PDT

Help! When in internet explorer, if I use a drop down menu and try to select more than one selection using the CTRL button, a new internet explorer window will open.

Please note: StickyKeys are not turned on and have never been on.

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That sounds right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2009 4:39 AM PDT

Let's see what IE does on a Control+click on a link -> "Ctrl Click will open a link in a new tab, as will middle click (clicking using the scroll wheel or the middle of three mouse buttons, if your mouse supports such a feature)."
http://www.ie-vista.com/tabs.html

Sounds proper.

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give it a try
by onegret / October 15, 2009 5:14 AM PDT
In reply to: That sounds right.

CTRL + click on link opens up another IE window with my home page.

My mouse does not have a third button capability.

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Your IE is not my IE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2009 5:24 AM PDT
In reply to: give it a try

As we can customize the Control+click actions all I can say is that the effect looks normal. Somewhere in the options you can tell IE what to do on a CONTROL+CLICK. You should do some research on these settings.
Bob

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