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No "open in new tab" option in IE7


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Hi, the "open in new tab" option is greyed out in IE7 in Windows Vista. I have no toolbars installed.

Also, any links I click (left click) from my start page open in a whole new WINDOW, instead of just changing the page.
Any search I do from the bar in the top right (Windows Live) opens in a new window as well.
And if I click the "Home" button, my start page opens in a new window, instead of changing the current one.

What's going on?

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Edited by tomdrayson, 22 February 2007 - 02:29 AM.

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How do I uninstall or repair Internet Explorer 7 in Vista? It does not appear in "Programs And Features" or "Windows Features".

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OK here's an update. I formatted and reinstalled Vista, and guess what? I am having the same problem.

If I run with no add-ons everything is fine. But there are no add-ons enabled when I run it normally, so I don't see why there is a difference.

If I run as Administrator (I still don't understand this feature - I AM the administrator...) everything is fine - with add-ons enabled.
I installed the Google Toolbar, which I had removed to try and fix the problem, and even with it installed, IE works perfectly when ran as Administator, but not when ran normally.

My "start page" is a custom HTML file, and the first time I clicked a link from it, I got this message:
"Internet Explorer needs to open a new window to display this webpage. For your computer's security, websites that are in different security zones must open in different windows."
I have all popups set to open in A NEW TAB IN THE CURRENT WINDOW, but they just don't do that! They open in a new window instead....even with a normal left click, which should just change the page. And if I click my "Home" button from any web page - it opens in a new window for no reason.
I think this "security zones" issue must be the cause.

Any ideas?

Edited by tomdrayson, 24 February 2007 - 11:10 AM.

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After even more fiddling, I have determined the cause of the issue.

If you untick "Enable protected mode" for both your Intranet, and Internet zones, the problem is resolved.

So this "protected mode" obviously forces a new window to open when switching zones. What a pointless feature - and it's enabled by default!
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