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  • Question

  • I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit with 4GB of ram and over 170GB of free hard drive space.

    This problem started about a year ago with IE8. When I click a link that should open another tab, nothing would happen. As long as I was clicking links that would open on the current tab, it worked.

    I searched for an answer but found none. So like others have posted, I downloaded IE9. No luck. Same issue. I found here where someone suggested trying No Addons Mode. I tried that also, but still no success.4

    One thing I've found is that I can usually right click on the link, click "Copy Shortcut", open a new tab and paste the copied shortcut into the address bar and open it from there.

    I'm very frustrated. I've tried Chrome and don't like it. I want my Internet Explorer to work.

    Please help!!!!

    Thank you.

    Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:11 AM

Answers

  • click a link that should open another tab, nothing would happen

    Sounds like a popup blocker is in effect, set to block silently.   If it is the default popup blocker you could try using  Ctrl+Alt with a click to try to bypass it.

     
    Good luck

     
    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:29 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,


    I suggest you also try to reset Internet Explorer settings and see how it works.


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:38 AM

All replies

  • click a link that should open another tab, nothing would happen

    Sounds like a popup blocker is in effect, set to block silently.   If it is the default popup blocker you could try using  Ctrl+Alt with a click to try to bypass it.

     
    Good luck

     
    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---

    Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:29 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,


    I suggest you also try to reset Internet Explorer settings and see how it works.


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:38 AM