!!

Not Yet Registered?

Welcome to the N Gauge Forum!  We've currently hidden most of the threads due to the vast number of guests contributing in slowing the speed of the forum down.  Please register and login to see the many thousands of posts about our great hobby.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Two browsers open?  (Read 596 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TrevL

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 26716
  • Posts: 724
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Two browsers open?
« on: March 11, 2021, 11:18:20 AM »
Here's a question for you computer experts.
Is it possible to have two different web pages open at the same time, say one on the left side of the screen, and one on the right?  I'm using Firefox, if that makes a difference.
Cheers, Trev.
Cheers, Trev.


Time flys like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana!

Offline Dalek

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24836
  • Posts: 408
  • Country: scotland
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2021, 11:31:51 AM »
yes drag the tab away from the top to your desktop

Online ntpntpntp

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 6778
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 11:45:19 AM »
Yep, just drag the first tab away from the browser header bar to somewhere else and it becomes a separate instance which you can arrange however you want.

Best if you have a decent wide screen monitor and desktop otherwise things get a bit cramped on some sites

With modern versions of windows if you right click on the task bar at the bottom there's an option "Show windows side by side" which will arrange things for you.







« Last Edit: March 11, 2021, 11:48:40 AM by ntpntpntp »
Nick.   2021 celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50050.0

Offline kelstonlad

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2021, 12:08:50 PM »
If you want to be completely certain that there's no interaction between the two pages, you could also use two separate browsers, say Firefox and Chrome.

A private window in Firefox will not pick up any other active logins you might have as well - for instance, if you wanted to login to the forum using two different indentities )I can't imagine why!) - you can do this with private windows. If you won't use private mode, any active login is automatically picked up when you open your second window. Come to think of it, you might want to do that sort of thing with Ebay.

- Andy

Offline TrevL

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 26716
  • Posts: 724
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2021, 06:14:43 PM »
Thanks for your help guys.

Found another way too.  Right click the open tab, dropdown gives the option to "duplicate tab", click that and open a new web page on that.  Then on both webpages click "restore down", then position each page side by side. Works for me :thumbsup:

If you're interested why I asked, I was watching a YouTube video of a train journey for Hull to Manchester and was trying to follow the journey on Google maps, but was annoyed by the fact I couldn't do it at the same time. 
Boring I know, but it keeps me happy.

Thanks again.
Cheers, Trev.


Time flys like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana!

Offline stevewalker

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 29704
  • Posts: 904
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2021, 10:17:04 PM »
If you want something to open in its own window rather than the current one or a new tab, righ-clicking it and selecting open in a new window from the context menu works in most browsers.

Offline LAandNQFan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 510
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 01:43:40 PM »
I find it useful to have the Forum open on two tabs when composing a post with pictures, as I can consult the gallery without losing the post part way through!
Perhaps the proof that there is intelligent life in outer space is that they haven't contacted us.
Layout thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23416

Online ntpntpntp

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 6778
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2021, 02:57:52 PM »
@LAandNQFan Yep me too.
Nick.   2021 celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50050.0

Offline lil chris

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23889
  • Posts: 5049
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Two browsers open?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2021, 05:14:58 PM »
Yes me too, especially when loading pics to the forum.
Lil Chris
My new layout here, Irwell Valley Railway. https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=47127.0

my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

 

Please Support Us!
September Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Sep 30
Total Receipts: £80.00
Above Goal: £20.00
Site Currency: GBP
133% 
September Donations

anything
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal