How can I force links to open in same window?

I am at a trade show today representing our company. We have a laptop setup with our home page open in IE7 full-screen view (in Windows XP Pro SP2). The links direct visitors to an external website for the survey. Currently the links open the survey in a new window that is not full-screen or maximized. It would be much cleaner-looking and require no intervention between booth visitors if the links opened in the same window (because it redirects back to our home page). I have tried Internet Options>Advanced and checking the option "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts (when tabbed browsing is off)". I have tried this with tabbed browsing both off and on. Clicking on the page link always opens a new window or new tab. Based on other answers related to this question I understand that this can be coded into the page. If anyone can help me accomplish opening new links within the same IE window (or even firefox--same issue there) I would be VERY greatful. I have attached our homepage source code as well in case we need to modify that (last resort only please!).
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<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="doctitle" -->
<title>Welcome to [company name] LLC: Corporate Integrity and  Investigative Services</title>
<!-- InstanceEndEditable --><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="head" -->
 
 
 
<meta name="keywords" content="Corporate integrity and investigative services, Improve the delivery of services, Minimize risks, Protect the integrity of business, [company name], Corporate healthcare, Integrity, Investigative services, Minimize risk, Hospital systems, Physicians, Pharmaceutical, Medical device, manufacturing companies, Claims payers, Law firms, Compliance related activities, Prevention detection correction, Fraud and abuse">
<meta name="description" content="[company name] is a corporate integrity and investigative services firm helping clients around the world improve delivery of services, minimize risk, and protect the integrity of their businesses.">
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
<script type="text/javascript">
/*  
Script made by Martial Boissonneault © 2001-2003 http://getElementById.com/
This script may be used and changed freely as long as this msg is intact
Visit http://getElementById.com/ for more free scripts and tutorials.
*/
function SwitchMenu(obj){
	if(document.getElementById){
	var el = document.getElementById(obj);
	var ar = document.getElementById("cont").getElementsByTagName("DIV");
		if(el.style.display == "none"){
			for (var i=0; i<ar.length; i++){
				ar[i].style.display = "none";
			}
			el.style.display = "block";
		}else{
			el.style.display = "none";
		}
	}
}
function ChangeClass(menu, newClass) { 
	 if (document.getElementById) { 
	 	document.getElementById(menu).className = newClass;
	 } 
} 
//document.onselectstart = new Function("return false");
 
<!--
function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0
  var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array();
    var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i<a.length; i++)
    if (a[i].indexOf("#")!=0){ d.MM_p[j]=new Image; d.MM_p[j++].src=a[i];}}
}
 
function MM_swapImgRestore() { //v3.0
  var i,x,a=document.MM_sr; for(i=0;a&&i<a.length&&(x=a[i])&&x.oSrc;i++) x.src=x.oSrc;
}
 
function MM_findObj(n, d) { //v4.01
  var p,i,x;  if(!d) d=document; if((p=n.indexOf("?"))>0&&parent.frames.length) {
    d=parent.frames[n.substring(p+1)].document; n=n.substring(0,p);}
  if(!(x=d[n])&&d.all) x=d.all[n]; for (i=0;!x&&i<d.forms.length;i++) x=d.forms[i][n];
  for(i=0;!x&&d.layers&&i<d.layers.length;i++) x=MM_findObj(n,d.layers[i].document);
  if(!x && d.getElementById) x=d.getElementById(n); return x;
}
 
function MM_swapImage() { //v3.0
  var i,j=0,x,a=MM_swapImage.arguments; document.MM_sr=new Array; for(i=0;i<(a.length-2);i+=3)
   if ((x=MM_findObj(a[i]))!=null){document.MM_sr[j++]=x; if(!x.oSrc) x.oSrc=x.src; x.src=a[i+2];}
}
//-->
</script>
<!-- Screen Stlye Sheet -->
<style type="text/css" media="all">
<!--
@import url("/css/style.css");
-->
</style>
<!-- Print Stlye Sheet -->
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"  media="print" href="/css/print.css" />
</head>
<body onload="MM_preloadImages('/images/level0_regular.gif','/images/level0_on.gif','/images/level1_regular.gif')">
<div id="container">
  <div id="printHeader"><img src="images/emailLogo.jpg" /><br /><br /><div class="container"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="PrintTitle" -->A Limited Liability Company<!-- InstanceEndEditable --></div></div>
  <div id="header">
    <div id="mainNav"><a href="/index.html"><img src="/images/mainHome.jpg" alt="Go Home"  /></a><a href="/About/index.html"><img src="/images/mainAbout.jpg" alt="Visit About [company name]"  /></a><a href="/Services/index.html"><img src="/images/mainServices.jpg" alt="View Our Services"  /></a><a href="/Clients/index.html"><img src="/images/mainClients.jpg" alt="View Our Clients"  /></a><a href="/Industry/index.html"><img src="/images/mainInformation.jpg" alt="View Industry Information"  /></a><a href="/NewsEvents/index.html"><img src="images/mainNews.jpg" name="News" width="111" height="32" border="0" id="News" /></a><a href="/Contact/index.asp?form=contact"><img src="/images/mainContact.jpg" alt="Contact Us" border="0" /></a></div>
    <div id="bottomHeader">
      <div id="sectionTitle"><img src="/images/sectionTitleHome.gif" alt="[company name].com Corporate Integrity and Investigative Services Firm"  /></div>
      <div id="sectionSubTitle"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="SubNavImage" --><img src="/images/subTitleHome.gif" alt="a limited Liability Company" /><!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
        <div style="position: relative; padding-left:375px"> <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=4nHFn3gwE8kqPtODqRy6DA_3d_3d" target="_blank"><img src="images/ComplianceSurvey_btn.gif" width="244" height="32" vspace="5" border="0"></a><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=oO597y9qNHuTP38pGLpsaQ_3d_3d" target="_blank"><img src="images/POSSurvey.gif" alt="POS Survey" width="104" height="32" vspace="5"></a></div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div id="body">
    <div id="sidebar"><div id="subnavHeader"><a href="/index.html"><img src="/images/subNavHome.gif" alt="Home Page"  /></a></div>
	<div id="cont">
	
			<p id="menu1" class="menuOver" onmouseover="ChangeClass('menu1','menuOver')" onmouseout="ChangeClass('menu1','menuOver')"><a class="whiteNav" href="/index.html">Home</a></p>
			<div id="sub1" style="display:none;"></div>
			
			<p id="menu2" class="menuOut" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub2')" onmouseover="ChangeClass('menu2','menuOver')" onmouseout="ChangeClass('menu2','menuOut')">About [company name]</p>
				<div id="sub2" style="display:none;">
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/index.html">About [company name]</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/HealthcareComplianceLeaders.html">Healthcare Compliance Leaders</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/OurPhilosophy.html">Our Philosophy</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/OurTeam.html">Our Team</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/ProfessionalAssociations.html">Professional Associations</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/PartnersAlliances.html">Alliances</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Industry/index.html">Industry Information</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/AskTheExpert.asp?form=expert">Ask The Expert</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/MediaKit.asp?form=media">Media Kit</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Contact/index.asp">Contact Us</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/Privacy.html">Privacy Policy & Disclaimer</a><br>
				</div>
	    
	    	<p id="menu3" class="menuOut" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub3')" onmouseover="ChangeClass('menu3','menuOver')" onmouseout="ChangeClass('menu3','menuOut')">Our Services</p>
				<div class="submenu" id="sub3" style="display:none;">
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/index.html">Our Services</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/Litigation.html">General Litigation Support</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/Investigations.html">Corporate Investigation</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/Integrity.html">Corporate Integrity Agreements</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/Compliance.html">Corporate Compliance</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/Training.html">Compliance Training</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/HealthcareForensics.html">Healthcare Forensics</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Services/Revenue.html">Revenue Cycle Management</a><br>
				</div>
	    
		    <p id="menu4" class="menuOut" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub4')" onmouseover="ChangeClass('menu4','menuOver')" onmouseout="ChangeClass('menu4','menuOut')">Our Clients</p>
				<div class="submenu" id="sub4" style="display:none;">
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/index.html">Our Clients</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Healthcare_Type.html">Case Studies by Type</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Type_Systems.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Healthcare Systems</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Type_Hospitals.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Hospitals</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Type_Physicians.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Physicians</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Type_Device.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Medical Device Company</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Type_Claims.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Claims Payers</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Type_Law.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Law Firms</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Healthcare_Service.html">Case Studies by Service</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Service_GenLit.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;General Litigation</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Service_Invest.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Corporate Investigations</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Service_Integrity.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Corporate Integrity</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Service_Comp.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Corporate Compliance</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Service_Revenue.html">&nbsp;-&nbsp;Revenue Cycle Management</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Clients/Testimonials.html">Client Testimonials</a><br>
				</div>
	    
		    <p id="menu5" class="menuOut" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub5')" onmouseover="ChangeClass('menu5','menuOver')" onmouseout="ChangeClass('menu5','menuOut')">Industry Information</p>
				<div class="submenu" id="sub5" style="display:none;">
					<a class="clA1" href="/Industry/index.html">Industry Information</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Industry/Trends.html">Industry Trends</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/Industry/IndustryLinks.html">Industry Links</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/Events.html">Events</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/NewsRelease.html">News Releases</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/PublishedArticles.html">Published Articles</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/BWNews.asp">BW News & E-Updates</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/ProfessionalAssociations.html">Professional Associations</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/emailFriend.asp">Send This Page to a Friend</a><br>
	        </div>
    	    
		    <p id="menu6" class="menuOut" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub6')" onmouseover="ChangeClass('menu6','menuOver')" onmouseout="ChangeClass('menu6','menuOut')">News & Events</p>
				<div class="submenu" id="sub6" style="display:none;">
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/index.html">News & Events</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/Events.html">Events</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/BWInTheNews.html">[company name] in the News</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/NewsRelease.html">News Releases</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/PublishedArticles.html">Published Articles</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/BWNews.asp">BW News & E-Updates</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/MediaKit.asp">Media Kit</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/emailFriend.asp">Send This Page to a Friend</a><br>
				</div>
				
		    <p id="menu7" class="menuOut" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub7')" onmouseover="ChangeClass('menu7','menuOver')" onmouseout="ChangeClass('menu7','menuOut')">Contact Us</p>
				<div class="submenu" id="sub7" style="display:none;">
					<a class="clA1" href="/Contact/index.asp?form=contact">Contact Us</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/AskTheExpert.asp?form=expert">Ask the Expert</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/BWNews.asp?form=eupdates">BW News & E-Updates</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/About/JoinOurTeam.html">Join Our Team</a><br>
					<a class="clA1" href="/NewsEvents/Media/MediaContact.html">Media Contact</a><br>
				</div>
			
			<p id="menu8" class="menuOut" onMouseOver="ChangeClass('menu8','menuOver')" onMouseOut="ChangeClass('menu8','menuOut')"><a class="whiteNav" href="/sitemap.html">Site Map</a></p>
			<div id="sub8" style="display:none;"></div>
   
   	</div>
      <div align="center"></div>
      <form id="seachForm" method="post" action="search.asp" />
        <div id="searchBox">
          <input name="qu" type="text" class="search" id="qu" />
          <br />
          <input name="imageField" type="image" class="searchButton" src="/images/search.gif" />
        </div>
      </form>
    </div>
    <div id="contentHolder">
      <div id="content"> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="MainText" --><strong>Welcome
      </strong>          
          <p>[company name] LLC welcomes you to our website! </p>
          <p>[company name] is a corporate integrity and
            investigative services firm helping clients around the world  improve
            delivery of services, minimize risk, and protect the integrity of
            their businesses.</p>
          <p>We work with hospital systems, physicians and other
            providers; pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies;
            claims payers; and law firms.</p>
          <p>Our goal is to assist clients in dealing with compliance
            related activities and the prevention, detection, and correction
            of fraud and abuse.</p>
          <p><strong>Whats New</strong></p>
          <ul><li>January 30February 1, 2008: <strong>Come visit our booth</strong> at the <a href="NewsEvents/2008megaconferencebrochure.pdf" target="_blank" class="links">2008   MEGA Conference</a> presented by the <A href="http://www.aaham.org/" target="_blank" class="links">American Association of Healthcare Administrative   Management</A> (AAHAM), <A href="http://www.hfma.org/" target="_blank" class="links">Healthcare Financial Management Association</A> (HFMA), <A href="http://www.hipaacow.org/" target="_blank" class="links">HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin</A> (HIPAA COW), <A href="http://www.waham-wi.org/" target="_blank" class="links">Wisconsin Association of Healthcare Access Management</A> (WAHAM), <A href="http://www.wccmanet.org/" target="_blank" class="links">Wisconsin Clinic Credit Managers Association</A> (WCCMA) and <A href="http://www.wmcaweb.org/" target="_blank" class="links">Wisconsin Medical Credit Association</A> (WMCA). This bi-annual event will be held at the Kalahari Resort &amp;   Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Dont miss   this tremendous educational and networking opportunity!</li>
            <br>
            <br>
            <li><a href="NewsEvents/NewsRelease.html" class="links">View News Releases</a><br />
            <br />
            </li>
        <li><a href="NewsEvents/PublishedArticles.html" class="links">View Published Articles</a><br />
          <br />
        </li>
        <li><a href="NewsEvents/Events.html" class="links">View [company name] Events</a> </li>
        </ul>
        <p align="right"><a href="#" class="links"><font size="1"><div id="TopLinks" align="right">Back to Top</div></font></a>
      <!-- InstanceEndEditable --> </div>
      <div id="copyLine"><img src="/images/CopyLine.gif" alt="A Limited Liability Company | toll free  888.299.2197 | fax 414.352.9729 | 2420 West Dean Road | River Hills, WI  53217"  /></div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
  <div id="printFooter">
    <p>A Limited Liability Company<font color="#E2790E"> | </font>toll free 888.299.2197<font color="#E2790E"> | </font>fax 888.295.8851<font color="#E2790E"> | </font>P.O. Box 438141<font color="#E2790E"> | </font>Chicago, IL 60643<br />
    </p>
</div>
</body>
<!-- InstanceEnd --></html>

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pwrBallCommented:
target="_blank" forces links to open in new windows.  Remove that string altogether and you should be fine.
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bigdaddyz99Commented:
I believe the problem is this line where you link to the survey.  It includes the parameter
Target="_blank"
which tells the browser to open the link in a new browser window.
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toddbehnkeCommented:
Anywhere, such as line 82 where in your HREF Tag <href="www.blah.com" target="_blank"> is your problem. You can remove the target="_blank" and the link will open in the current active page. I don't know of any way to override the _blank attribute other than removing it from the code. Hope this helps.
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pwrBallCommented:
target="_self" is already implied within an link tag, so you should be fine removing target="_blank"
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Nick WolfEverything ITAuthor Commented:
Thank you all very much--I sincerely appreciate the help. I would prefer not to modify the code if at all possible so I don't step on our web designer's toes (I will if I have to though). Are there any Windows scripts, perhaps, that could force a new window opened in IE to close and then open the link in the existing IE window? I am working on changing the HTML code right now if no alternatives are possible.
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pwrBallCommented:
I'd change the code, easiest solution.  I do not know of any readily available scripts to perform that, but that does not mean they are not out there and can't be written.  But that may get messy and time consuming to implement and even find on the internet.
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