Pop-ups from inPrivate mode opening in the same window RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    At work I need to use a web application that only runs on internet explorer, and doesn't support tabbed browsing, so if I opened a new tab it could log me off, or just not function properly.

    One of the features in that application is to display reports of the different tasks and projects in it. The reports are opened in a pop-up window, and it always uses that same window for all the reports.

    To override the application's 1 tab restriction, I also open it in an InPrivate browsing window, in addition to the one I have opened in normal mode.

    My problem is with viewing the reports in the different modes [normal/inprivate].. I used to be able to view them in separate pop-up windows, one launched in normal browsing mode, and another in inprivate mode. I got a new computer a few months ago, now running Windows7 professional, and IE 11 [version 11.0.9600.18230]. I'm not sure if I had IE10 or IE11 on my old computer. Now when I open the first report, it opens a new pop-up window in the same browsing mode, and when I go to the other browsing mode and open a report from it, it will also be opened in the same pop-up window. I tried to play with IE settings, took screenshots from my old computer and tried to have the same settings, but to no avail.

    Sometimes I need to do a visual comparison of a few things between two reports, like seeing if the same project had different statuses in different tasks, and currently I have to take a screenshot of the first report or copy it to Excel and then open the other report.. If I could have two reports open in different windows, it will save me a lot of work and time.

    I can't contact the programmer who created the application, and my boss won't authorize minor updates because it could be costly. Does anyone have any idea how I could force IE to differentiate between normal and private sessions, and not open new pop-ups from the different sessions in the same window?


    Thanks in advance,


    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:25 AM


  • Hi Haneeno,

    I’m afraid that it is different to achieve. For a web application, it has own rules. We could check the link below about make pop-ups open in a new Tab instead of a separate window.

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    Hope it will be helpful to you

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    Friday, September 2, 2016 9:41 AM