IE8 "bug", if you press a link whilst opening a new tab it will prompt for filename.url open RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had this issue as well in Windows Vista SP2, however Microsoft marked it as a non-bug. However the issue is still present in Windows 7.

    How to reproduce:
    1. Be sure you have a link you can click on Favorites bar, e.g. C:\Users\username\Favorites\Links\myurl.url
    2. Be sure to have a little history in IE so if you open a new tab it will spend some time listing previously closed tabs etc.
    3. When pressing Ctrl-T for opening a new tab, click instantly myurl link on your favorites bar.
    4. IE8 will prompt you for opening the myurl.url file instead of opening the actual url.

    I guess it's not a big issue, however it's still a bug.
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 6:59 AM


  • Hi Hal07,

    Yes, I can find the issue in our internal database. However, I will forward your feedback to our feedback team.

    • Marked as answer by HAL07 Thursday, September 3, 2009 8:00 AM
    Thursday, September 3, 2009 6:20 AM