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IE 8 on w 7 64 bit. Hyperlinks that want to open a new tab dont work. When i click in the address bar and hit enter to resubmit the address it works.
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by:Brian Gee
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Try going to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > click the Restore advanced settings button. Hopefully this might get this functionality restored.
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I have tried both of these... no luck.
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by:askurat1
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Method 9: Windows 7 – Troubleshooters
To run Internet Explorer Troubleshooter, follow these steps:
Close all programs.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Under System and Security, click Find and fix problems.
On the task pane on the left, click View All.
Click Internet Explorer Performance. This opens a new window.
Click Next.
The troubleshooter will run and fix all identified issues automatically. Click Close.
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by:foster5000
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The TS could not find any issues.
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Is this a new issue?
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by:foster5000
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IT seems like it has been around from initial setup.  1.5 months. we are using AVG Biz edition for AV. I disabled the settingsd from there. no change.
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It's hard to know what the issue is. You might try a system restore.
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by:foster5000
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I need to step away. I'll be back in tonight.
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by:Brian Gee
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I don't know what the links in question look like, but sometimes links can be coded to be pop-ups which can be affected by pop-up blockers. I would suggest trying to disable the IE8 pop-up blocker temporarily and any other toolbars that may affect such (e.g. Google toolbar, etc.).
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by:foster5000
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Sorry, I already shutdown every pop up blocker I could fine. including the built in IE one.
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by:Brian Gee
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If you have the Google toolbar installed, could you disable it (temporarily)?
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by:foster5000
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Here is something new.... When I log on as a different user, the links work. it is profile specific......
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by:Brian Gee
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Creating a new Windows profile sounds like it would more than likely resolve this rather peculiar issue then...
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Never did get a real resolution to this....
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never did find an answer
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