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IE7: Targetting searches and navigations to a new tab

February 27, 2007

I use 2 different techniques to do a new search in a new tab.

I’m excited about method A, which I rediscovered again today.

A) Alt-click the search button or press alt-enter

1) change focus to search box by pressing ctrl-e
2) Type your term into the search box in the top right of IE7.
3a) Alt-Click the search button.
   or
3b) Alt-Enter

A new tab is opened with your new search result

B) Open tab manually, then do search

1) open a new tab by pressing ctrl-t
2) change focus to search box by pressing ctrl-e
3) type in term and press enter

A new tab is opened with your new search result

 

Fun With Links

These you likely already know…

Shift-click on a link (IE4 or later)

Opens that link in a new window

Ctrl-click on a link (IE7)

Opens that link in a new tab

 

Targetting new tabs:

I don’t like the fact that you use Alt in technique A, but use Ctrl when you click a link.  I raised that issue with the IE team during IE7 development.  They explained the reason…but it didn’t sink in…

Update: later the same day, while searching for a different topic, I found my old related blog post.  Ok, perhaps just blogging something doesn’t make it easy to find…

From → Microsoft

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