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Windows 7: IE9/Win7Pro64 grayed out menus

03 Jan 2012   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
IE9/Win7Pro64 grayed out menus

I have been having some weird problems with IE9 lately. Some of them may have always existed while others I know are new.

Some menu items (for example QUICK TABS, SECURITY REPORT, & INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE are all grayed out under VIEW - yes I enabled ctl-Q/Quick Tabs under INTERNET TOOLS).

Another quirk is that when I click a link it no longer opens in a new tab, but opens in the same tab I am in. e.g. I do a GOOGLE on STUFF, and click a link to HIKING STUFF. The tab with the google search results no longer displays the search results but opens the page on HIKING STUFF. IE used to open links in a new tab (yes, TABBED BROWSING is enabled), leaving the search results tab alone, and opening a enw tab for HIKING STUFF.

I am pretty sure I must have mistakenly changed something, but can't figure out what. I would think all the TAB related stuff would be under the TOOLS | INTERNET OPTIONS | TABS | SETTINGS menu, but I can't find anything wrong there.

Oh, and yes, I have disabled all plugins and run IE as admin.

Any ideas appreciated.

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03 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

have you tried uninstalling IE9, deleting all user settings and preferences under the program files directory and then re-installing it? This will probably be the easiest method to save you hunting around looking for a certain option, and wont take that much time to do let me know how you get on with this
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