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Sun Jun 25, 2017, 11:04 PM

What the heck did I do to cause this?

Has anyone else experienced this? I'd really like to get rid of it, it eats up about a third of my screen. And danged if I can figure out how to make it go away!




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Reply What the heck did I do to cause this? (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Jun 2017 OP
msongs Jun 2017 #1
madamesilverspurs Jun 2017 #2
NBachers Jun 2017 #3
madamesilverspurs Jun 2017 #4
canetoad Jun 2017 #5
mockmonkey Jun 2017 #6
TreasonousBastard Jun 2017 #7
madamesilverspurs Jun 2017 #8
TreasonousBastard Jun 2017 #9
madamesilverspurs Jun 2017 #10

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 11:57 PM

1. what browser nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 12:05 AM

2. windows Edge

Probably should have mentioned that, eh?


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 12:09 AM

3. Have you tried to put your cursor at the bottom of it and just push it up & make it go away?

Always take the easiest way out first.

You didn't do anything to cause it. Your computer and your cell phone are colluding together on nefarious mischief.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 12:29 AM

4. Yup. Tried that, nothing.

Crazy making.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 12:35 AM

5. Never used Edge

But it looks like some sort of Preview of open tabs. I know the preference these days is not to have menus or even much navigation, but can you find the tools/options and look for your 'View' settings.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 01:42 AM

7. I don't know how you did it, but you brought the "tab preview" page to the front...

First thing I would try is playing with that little up arrow next to the + sign. That's supposed to show or hide the preview page.

If that doesn't help, just try to find the little x's to close the tabs. Then up on the right, next to the star, there should be three lines-- click on that and the history should pop up and you can reload the pages.

Closing and reopening the browser should stop it from misbehaving.

Now, I use Edge all the time for some things without any problems, so ignore the "don't ever use it" crowd, but it does have some quirks. FWIW, all browsers have quirks because web pages have become so complex it's tough to keep up with the nonsense. Win10 also has the old Internet Explorer buried in there somewhere

I use four or five different browsers for different things. My personal favorite is Opera (www.opera.com) as one of the most stable and secure. A lot of people will tell you to get Chrome, and it's a perfectly decent browser but I don't trust the way Google spies on us. Firefox is another one that's been around a long time but, has been ignored lately. It's coming back, though, and is the one I'm using right now.

But, seriously, browsers are so complex now that you should have at least two or three to use.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 02:13 AM

8. Bingo!

The arrow did the trick! Now I just have to figure out how I managed to trigger that in two separate windows. But for now, I'm VERY happy to get the space back. THANK YOU!!!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 03:05 AM

9. You're welcome. But you still really should get at least one other browser as a backup for...

the few times when Edge can't handle things.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 12:30 PM

10. Again, thanks!

Will be discussing all this with my helper later this week.


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