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Google - is becoming annoying....!

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Google - is becoming annoying....!

I do not use "tabs".... never liked them.... BUT I do have several "google" pages open at the same time. (albeit minimised) but sometimes two open (half screen) side by side...

that is the way I like to work it....... Problem is, google seems to have changed recently, when I minimise a page, and open a new google search page, all the minimised pages come back to full screen behind the new page.... which means that I have to minimise them all again before I can get back to my desktop...I am often opening up new fields of search, so this has become quite annoying..... I don`t need the minimised pages, UNTIL ... I.... Need them... that is why I minimise them....
how do I tell google to stop messing me about ?
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magnetism2772
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

I don't like using the web browser window in a new tab either
but if I want to return to my desktop but other windows are in the way
with Vista
I press the keyboard combination keys
windows logo key + D
to return to my desktop
and press them both again to go back to what i was doing before
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

Yes, there is also an icon, next to the start button, that goes direct to the desktop.... but that doesn`t really solve the problem.... Undecided
pierre_pierre
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

Get Win7
you then get one browser icon on the task bar, hover that and it shows the other open windows, complete with a red cros
sorry about that
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

Why should I have to buy a new operating system, when this one still works?......
It will probably be just the same in Win7, as it is a google problem.... not windows.....
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

What possible objection could you have to tabs?  They are just quick links to other open web pages.  If you click a tab and then drag it out of the main Window onto your desktop it will become a separate page.
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

In some ways, having my pages on minimise, is similar to having tabs, I suppose, however, I found that when using the tab system, and I wanted to close a page, it would annoy me by asking if I wanted to close all tabs, instead of letting me close the one page that I had finished with... ..... the problem I have now, is the reverse,...... when I want to open a new search page, all the minimise ones appear and I have to minimise theme to get to my Firefox Icon on the desktop...
This has only happened in the past week or so,
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

I haven`t done anything.... but this morning... (touch wood). it is back to normal.... only the new google page comes up !... Smiley
smiffyb36
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

In some ways, having my pages on minimise, is similar to having tabs, I suppose, however, I found that when using the tab system, and I wanted to close a page, it would annoy me by asking if I wanted to close all tabs, instead of letting me close the one page that I had finished with

Only if you click on the cross in the top right corner, if you click the cross on the tab itself just that tab will close.
198kHz
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Re: Google - is becoming annoying....!

Hi smiffy. Your first paragraph - the quote from shutter - appears as though they're your own words. There's a bit in the help pages http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php?action=help;page=post#quote explaining quoting.
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