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Windows 7: Internet Explorer won't open pop-ups in New Tab. (IE8 64-bit)

08 Mar 2013   #1
MacroPolo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 
Internet Explorer won't open pop-ups in New Tab. (IE8 64-bit)

So here's what happens:
- Go to Tools > Internet Options > General > Tabs Settings
- Change "When a pop-up is encountered" from "Always open pop-ups in a new window" to "Always open pop-ups in a new tab"
- Click Ok
- Click Ok
- Restart Internet Explorer

When I restart IE and click a link that will cause a pop-up, the pop-up still opens in a new window. IE automatically changes the setting back to "Always open in a new window" from "Always open in a new tab".

PLEASE HELP!

For what it's worth:
- Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
- Internet Explorer 8 64-bit




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08 Mar 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try setting it this way:


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08 Mar 2013   #3
MacroPolo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

It still automaticalls resets "When a pop-up is encountered" back to "Always open pop-ups in a new window" :/

I don't understand why..


Edit: I am on my work computer, can I check if there is a restriction in place by admin for that specific setting? Even if that's the case, I try disconnecting from my work's network and connecting to the internet through my cellphone (thus bypassing any employer security settings) and the same thing happens.
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08 Mar 2013   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If you're not running as an Administrator, then that could be the problem.
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08 Mar 2013   #5
MacroPolo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
If you're not running as an Administrator, then that could be the problem.
Well, it's definitely a possibility, but how would I know?

It just seems like such a weird/unlikely thing for them to restrict. I have access to about everything on the machine... down to the command prompt and registry editor.

When I run "cmd" the top of the window says "Administrator: C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe"



Edit:

Actually, I'm fairly certain I have Admin access.

1) If I go to Control Panel > User Accounts, I am the only User listed, and it does not say "Standard User" which would indicate not having Admin access.

2) If I go to Control Panel > System, in the "Computer name, domain and workgroup settings" section there is a link "Change Settings", which usually indicates Admin User access


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09 Mar 2013   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

From start, right on computer to open, right click on local disc C:\ and choose properties. Now click on the security tab. Does the user account and Administrator account have the same name?
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11 Mar 2013   #7
MacroPolo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
From start, right on computer to open, right click on local disc C:\ and choose properties. Now click on the security tab. Does the user account and Administrator account have the same name?
If you're referring to what's I have grayed out in the attached picture, then yes, the names are the same.


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