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Windows 7: IE8 opens new windows insteadof tabs

20 Jul 2012   #1
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
IE8 opens new windows insteadof tabs

Wife used computer and I saw a new window was opened rather than a new tab.

Now any time I click to open a new website (e.g. from a search) it opens a new window instead of a new tab. All Tabs settings were unchanged. I did a system restore, no joy. Reset IE, no joy.

Only way I can get around it is by selecting "always open popups in new tab", but then I get the tabs with the color bars. So it seems it thinks any new click is a pop up. Please help!


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20 Jul 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post
Wife used computer and I saw a new window was opened rather than a new tab.

Now any time I click to open a new website (e.g. from a search) it opens a new window instead of a new tab. All Tabs settings were unchanged. I did a system restore, no joy. Reset IE, no joy.

Only way I can get around it is by selecting "always open popups in new tab", but then I get the tabs with the color bars. So it seems it thinks any new click is a pop up. Please help!
On a normal site: right click a hyperlink:
->open in new tab
->open in new windows
->open

all work as expected?
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20 Jul 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

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On which site is the problem?
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20 Jul 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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Website most likey uses javacript code like window.open or something like that. It opens a new browser window. The website doesn't know you have a tab-aware browser. And there's not something like "open in new tab" in javascript/html etc.
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21 Jul 2012   #5
PCCare247

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Your answer to "IE8 opens new windows insteadof tabs"

By checking the option of popups, only the popups will open in new window, But other links that you wish to open in a new tab will still open in new window.
To open them in a new tab,
1. Firstly click on 'Tools' on your IE 8 browser
2. Select 'Internet Options'
3. Now select "Settings" of "Change how webpages are displayed in tabs"
4. In this window for "Open links from other programs in" select - "A new Tab in the current window" (As in the attached screen shot)
5. Now hit 'Ok' on all the windows and restart your browser.

See if the problem is resolved and let me know.

PCCare247


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21 Jul 2012   #6
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks to all. I had tried pretty much everything suggested as I was pretty familiar with those settings.

It turns out it was a problem with Yahoo. I should have known but of course I started messing with my computer thinking it was my issue. Somehow a setting in Yahoo Search preferences got changed, had to uncheck a box. No idea how it got changed, someone said cookies got deleted but I don't know how. I'm currently having problems with the Yahoo home page not remembering my layout so I think they are having issues.

The ironic thing is I had to use Google to find the problem. I need to give up on yahoo but I have been a user since day one and old habits die hard.
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21 Jul 2012   #7
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post
Thanks to all. I had tried pretty much everything suggested as I was pretty familiar with those settings.

It turns out it was a problem with Yahoo. I should have known but of course I started messing with my computer thinking it was my issue. Somehow a setting in Yahoo Search preferences got changed, had to uncheck a box. No idea how it got changed, someone said cookies got deleted but I don't know how. I'm currently having problems with the Yahoo home page not remembering my layout so I think they are having issues.

The ironic thing is I had to use Google to find the problem. I need to give up on yahoo but I have been a user since day one and old habits die hard.
I am having similar problem with Yahoo I don't know why they keep changing things when I do a search now and click on a result new window opens Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!!
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21 Jul 2012   #8
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
I am having similar problem with Yahoo I don't know why they keep changing things when I do a search now and click on a result new window opens Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!!
Who knows why things happen with them. For months Games weren't working properly and even with hundreds of posts complaining they kept insisting nothing was wrong. Then there was the time Maps wouldn't display properly. I could give dozens of examples. I sometimes wonder who is running that site, they certainly seem incompetent. Rant off.

To solve this issue there are a couple of ways but you need to get to Preferences. From the main Yahoo page it can be found under the "More" drop down at the top.

From there under "Display & Layout" you need to make sure "Open results in a new tab or window" is set to "No". Then as long as you have your browser set correct (see above for IE settings) it should work.

The default settings is Yes so maybe that's what they changed.

FWIW my home page is now working so maybe they read my rant on Yahoo! Answers...but I doubt it.
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22 Jul 2012   #9
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
I am having similar problem with Yahoo I don't know why they keep changing things when I do a search now and click on a result new window opens Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!!
Who knows why things happen with them. For months Games weren't working properly and even with hundreds of posts complaining they kept insisting nothing was wrong. Then there was the time Maps wouldn't display properly. I could give dozens of examples. I sometimes wonder who is running that site, they certainly seem incompetent. Rant off.

To solve this issue there are a couple of ways but you need to get to Preferences. From the main Yahoo page it can be found under the "More" drop down at the top.

From there under "Display & Layout" you need to make sure "Open results in a new tab or window" is set to "No". Then as long as you have your browser set correct (see above for IE settings) it should work.

The default settings is Yes so maybe that's what they changed.

FWIW my home page is now working so maybe they read my rant on Yahoo! Answers...but I doubt it.
I don't know how to get here
To solve this issue there are a couple of ways but you need to get to Preferences. From the main Yahoo page it can be found under the "More" drop down at the top.
Internet options are set as PCCare247 said. It is funny how its only a Yahoo problem Google opens as it should
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22 Jul 2012   #10
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Make sure you are signed in to your Yahoo account and follow the steps. There should be no check in "Open results in a new tab or window". Then do it when you are not signed in too.

Mine reset itself a few times so if it goes wonky again check the setting. It's probably better not to delete any Yahoo cookies as that might undo the setting.


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