multiple sites - help please

Started by Michael Rolls, July 02, 2022, 04:57:39 AM

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Michael Rolls

don't know how else to describe it. All of a sudden this morning this computer (Dell Inspiron 15 5000) has stopped holding more than one site at a time. Used to be, for example, I could open this site, decide I wanted to check something relevant to a post, minimise this site, open another site - news, or whatever, then return to this site. there would be tabs along the top of the screen for each open site. Can't understand it and it is a real nuisance - help please>
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Michael Rolls

oh, and I tried switching off and back on - no difference
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Michael Rolls

to my amazement - solved it 'turn off vertical tabs (no idea how they got turned on) and normal service has been renewed
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klondike

I'd never heard of that. Google says it's a chrome extension. Have you installed anything recently?

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Michael Rolls

no - no idea how it happened - last night was normal first thing this morning it was doing it. When I looked at the screen I realised that there was a 'toolbar' for want of a better description, running down the left hand side of the screen - a bit under an inch wide on a 13" screen, and it was showing a tab for the site I was on, but if I left a site and opened another, the first one disappeared - if I feel brave I might play with it at some stage, but now I know the solution, all is well
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klondike

I looked again. Apparently its an Edge option. You almost certainly turned it on by clicking the wrong place

v_tabs.jpg .

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Michael Rolls

crtl shift are next to each other on this keyboard - very easy for a clumsy finger (I have 8 plus 2 clumsy thumbs) to accidentally depress both - thanks - I reckon that's the mystery solved
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Alex

I don't know what vertical tabs are, my machine uses Edge too.

Michael Rolls

must admit that I simply don't see the point of it - more a hindrance than a help when (as was my case) you don't have a clue as to what is going on
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klondike

Quote from: Alex on July 02, 2022, 12:32:33 PMI don't know what vertical tabs are, my machine uses Edge too.
Turn it on and see. Instead of the page tabs running along the top of the browser they run down the left. I don't see any advantage myself either. I guess its a matter of taste.

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Alex


Michael Rolls

nor me - especially when the computer foists it upon me without my knowledge!
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