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Windows 7: Cannot open links in IE 8 in a new Tab

08 Jan 2010   #11
dtroake

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

One of the posts led me to java.sun.com website. They have a suggestion which makes sense. Go to Tools, Internet options, Advanced, and scroll down to java(Sun).

Only problem-- That is not there. No Java(Sun) item. Ihave reinstalled both 32 bit & 64 bit Java and checked again. Still not there.

This would indicate why I am having trouble with *.js files but not why it is not there in the first place.

Another idea that has not yet solved the problem


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09 Jan 2010   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

dtroake, have you done what I suggested? Do you see Java in your Programs and Features? It should be there if you followed my instructions.
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10 Jan 2010   #13
dtroake

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes I downloaded the files. That is how I found the instructions.

I have downloaded Java 32 bit and 64 bit and installed both as was suggested on the Sun site.

They actually were already installed. There were no older versions as this is a brand new computer, which has had this problem from the beginning

The only problem was that the reference to Java did not appear in Internet options, Advanced.

If it was just the Credit card site that was the problem I would blame the Credit card site as when I run 64 bit IE get a message that the site is not compatible with Windows 7, but I get the problem of not able to open another tab from a link and numerous other sites have problems opening windows or tabs from links

DJT
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10 Jan 2010   #14
bcmalloy

windows 7 x64
 
 
Simple fix install a better web browser

Simple fix install Firefox then remove IE permanently , go to control panel then choose uninstall program under programs then choose turn off windows features then click the ticked IE 8 box.

Now ie 8 is not wasting space or testing your patience, enjoy
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10 Jan 2010   #15
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bcmalloy View Post
Simple fix install Firefox then remove IE permanently , go to control panel then choose uninstall program under programs then choose turn off windows features then click the ticked IE 8 box.

Now ie 8 is not wasting space or testing your patience, enjoy
Excuse me but that advise doesn't help at all.

Have tried Managing your Add-ons in Tools? When you are there please choose All Add-ons and Run without Permission to view the Java plug-in.


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10 Jan 2010   #16
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dtroake View Post
Yes I downloaded the files. That is how I found the instructions.

I have downloaded Java 32 bit and 64 bit and installed both as was suggested on the Sun site.

They actually were already installed. There were no older versions as this is a brand new computer, which has had this problem from the beginning

The only problem was that the reference to Java did not appear in Internet options, Advanced.

If it was just the Credit card site that was the problem I would blame the Credit card site as when I run 64 bit IE get a message that the site is not compatible with Windows 7, but I get the problem of not able to open another tab from a link and numerous other sites have problems opening windows or tabs from links

DJT
Java does not appear for me in Internet Options Advanced as well, why don't you try this:
Java Early Access Downloads
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15 Jan 2010   #17
August1991

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

For those interested, I posted my "solution" to my problem on a Microsoft support forum.

Here's a link to the thread.
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16 Jan 2010   #18
dtroake

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Using the above link I ended up with this site, Links in will not open a new window or tab in Windows 7 IE8, and after using the batch file to register the files IE8 now works. I can open links in new tabs and most site that logon in a new page also work. The original problem with my wifes Credit card site still does not work, but that is a problem with the site. It tells us that it does not support the browser version. They are very slow at checkiing and updating their site

Glad to see that the problem is finally fixed
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16 Jan 2010   #19
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

glad you guys got it figured out!
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15 May 2011   #20
shoulders

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

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