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Windows 7: Unable to open link in new tab and won;t open new window

17 May 2011   #1

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 
Unable to open link in new tab and won;t open new window

Not sure what happened, but starting this afternoon, Explorer 9 (released version via automatic update) will not open a link in a new tab, nor will it open that line into a new explorer window.

Looked at multiple complaints and fixes for this, none worked (including the scripts).

What happened today: recent automatic windows 7 update to "allow further updates", I used firefox for the first time - note did not set it as the default, there was a java update and an adobe update.

This machine is windows 7 sp1, completely updated 64bit home premium system.

Turned off all the add ons, restarted - didn't fix it. Tried the script for the same problem, that didn't work. All the resetting has done, is removed the tool bars I like to use and it still doesn't work.

Would like to leave explorer 9 as the default, but this is driving me nuts. (already can't use it for some sites due to the way their developers coded page popups - use safari for those)


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17 May 2011   #2

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

the new tab is blank, and it just flat out will not open a new window.

If I right mouse copy the short cut and paste it in, it works fine
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17 May 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi ltree13.
Welcome to Seven Forums

I'm note sure if this is exactly what you are looking for but are you referring to the CTRL and Shift options?

e.g.
hold CTRL when clicking a link opens in a new tab.
hold Shift when clicking a link opens in a new window.

Is that what you are referring too?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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17 May 2011   #4

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

No, for example go to google news, then mouse click an article, normally this would open this link in a new tab.
Now i just get a blank stuck tab, that is unueable until I select the home location.

Also not working, if I right mouse button the html link for new window, I get nothing
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17 May 2011   #5

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

Found lots of complaints on this, but none of the fixes worked.
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17 May 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried the below found here - You cannot open a new Internet Explorer window or nothing occurs after you click a link
  1. Quit all programs that are running.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.
  4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.

If this does not resolve the problem, repeat steps 2 through 4 for each of the following files (in step 3, replace Urlmon.dll with each of the file names below):
  • Shdocvw.dll
  • Actxprxy.dll
  • Oleaut32.dll
  • Mshtml.dll
  • Browseui.dll
  • Shell32.dllShell32.dll
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17 May 2011   #7

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

first one worked, all others gave errors,
still didn't fix the problem
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17 May 2011   #8

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

ran as admin in cmd window, nope
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17 May 2011   #9

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

get the following errors
the module "actxprxy.dll" was loaded but the call to DLLRegisterServer failed with error code )x80070005
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17 May 2011   #10

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

rolled back the system to a previous restore point (5/11/2011) which fixed the problem. This removed an adobe update, java update, and independently removed the google toolbar (which had been on the window for months without issue), though it managed to leave the bing tool bar - which is a very recent addition . It did not remove the latest windows 7 update, which fell on 5/16 (which had warned on install that it could not be removed). Some values were changed in the registry.
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