Thank you Ron
Notice the restored IE 8 has retained the setting I made before
Also this uninstall then reinstall has not fixed the problem.
The symptom is:
In IE 8 - a R.click/ Open in New Tab and
a R.click/Open in New Window
do not work.
The New Tab does open a Tab but it doesn't move ... nothing
on bottom bar ...no progress bar or url
New Window cmd does nothing at all.
Steps taken so far:
IEFix from Internet Explorer FAQ - Repair IE8 (IE7)
SF IE Restorator from SF IE Restorator Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum
Uninstall - reinstall
sfc /scannow comes up with all clear.
I don't know what else I can try.
Tabs work fine in FFox (which I had to d/load and use)
System uses Zone Alarm Security Suite and I am loathe
to turn this off while online.