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Hello,

On our website, we have some links to .doc files.

On some users, when they click on the link, the document opens up inside Internet Explorer. The problem is, however, that the user often thinks they are closing the document, and end up shutting down the whole browser and session. I know we can set the links to have a target that will be a new window. But, I have these questions.

Questions:

1) In IE6, is there a setting that tells the document to open in a new setting?
2) Is "not" opening up in a new window the default with new IE installations?
3) How does IE7 treat links to documents? I have IE7 and it seems to open in a new window, but I can't see where that is set.

Thanks in advance!

Steve
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Hello skbohler,

In IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab. Uncheck "Reuse window for launching shortcuts". Click OK.  Restart IE.

Hope this helps!
war1
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Thanks.

What is the default for new installations of IE?

Steve
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Steve,

I am not sure what is the default.   I have change the settings many times depending on what the customers want.

At the bottom of the Advanced page, click on Resotore Default and see what happens.  Write down all your settings first.
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