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Minimize to System Tray

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I just bought an HP All-In-One loaded with Windows 7. Previously, on an old Acer laptop, I had XP. There are a lot of differences, and I've figured out most of them. But one remains to be solved. With XP I could minimize a website to the system tray and open a new one. Then I could maximize the one in the tray to bring it back up.

With Win 7 I can't bring up a new website while leaving the other in the tray. When I click on IE it brings up the one in the tray. I have to exit the first site in order to open a new one. Is there a work-around for this ? Or is this just the way Win 7 works?
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Hi, Welcome to TSF.

IE is designed to use TAB's rather than many windows but you can open a separate IE by holding down the Shift key and then click on IE.
OOOh...TRICKY !!! But I'll get used to it. Thanks so much.
Posted in error, please disregard
You can also right click the IE icon on the Taskbar, then click Internet Explorer to open another window.

Saves having to put the coffee cup down to press shift:grin:
Duly noted, TheOutcast. Thanks. I have to say that 12 years of computing with all those windows got to be a real habit. I liked that much better than tabs. Oh well...
You can change it to individual buttons if you prefer.
Right click the Taskbar, click Properties
Set the Taskbar buttons: drop down to Never Combine
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