IE 8 not opening new tab when clicking on links

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by nobody, Mar 23, 2009.

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    nobody Guest

    I just installed IE 8 and when I click on a link it doesn't open a new tab
    however I can right click and select open with new tab. Is there a setting
    that will make a new tab open by defeault??

    nobody, Mar 23, 2009
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  2. Your posts headers (Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180) tell us that
    you're running outdated and much-less secure versions of OE, IE8, and WinXP!
    Check-in at Windows Update ASAP & get the machine fully patched before you
    start worring about tabs in IE8.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 23, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    This will also happen in IE7 for the same cause: aggressiveness in popup
    blocker settings. For the popup blocker in IE 7/8:

    - Is the popup blocker enabled? If no, disregard the next statement.
    - Is the popup blocker set to "high"? If so, set to "medium".
    VanguardLH, Mar 23, 2009
  4. I don't need to expand on my comments. Your posts' headers tell the story.
    So will Windows Update and Automatic Updates.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 24, 2009
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    nobody Guest

    Care to expand on your comments?
    nobody, Mar 24, 2009
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    nobody Guest

    Nevermine I don't want you to expand, you are the rudest person I have ever
    had communications on any newsgroup. I have copied all posts and sent them
    to Microsoft to show them how one of thier MVP's treats people. My commnet
    is not related to just this one post for all of those who think I am
    offended by just this post by PA Bear. he has harrassed me from the first
    time I ever posted in these groups
    nobody, Mar 24, 2009
  7. I have not treated you rudely in this thread or any other.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 24, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    And as a response in kind, you must have a over-sensitive ego.

    Nobody (and that doesn't refer to your moniker) here works for
    Microsoft. This is Usenet, not a free venue for support from Microsoft.
    MVPs aren't Microsoft employees. They are users that have been posting
    for years, have accumulated thousands of posts, and are considered by
    other MVPs to be a valuable asset to the newsgroups. I declined a
    nomination because, one, I didn't feel the need for a shiny badge in my
    moniker and, two, felt it might cramp my style. Being an MVP doesn't
    turn you into a Microsoft fanboy, or become an unpaid Microsoft
    employee, or even curtail your own personal style of posting. MVPs
    don't become super-polite automatons. They are unpaid volunteers that
    habitutate their favorite haunts in various newsgroups. They're still
    human just like you. If you want to see what are MVPs, start at:
    Note FAQ #5. FAQ #8 was not violated by Bear. He was NOT rude. He
    just wasn't going to bother with hand holding a user. He also is not
    denied his personal existence in Usenet as just another user in this
    peer community.

    He was terse. He didn't feel the need to repeat what he already said.
    You were over-sensitive, in a bad mood at the time, or for some reason
    decided to read high negativity in his post. When I saw your reply to
    his post, my personal reaction was even more rude than his, like "What
    the f*ck? This boob claims he has never heard of Windows Update?", but
    I resisted the impulse to reply at that time.

    If you thought Bear's posts were rude, you are very new to Usenet.
    Thin-skinned egos don't long survive here. Nothing he said was rude.
    He was matter of fact. I thought he held his tongue very well. Not
    sure myself what he could have added to his quick reply. I suppose he
    could've made it even more terse and told you "Do Windows Updates before
    installing IE8 or do it now." With such a major change that IE8 imposes
    on your host, you should first start with a fully updated copy of

    MVPs or any other user might help guide you to a solution but don't
    expect hand-holding through a step-by-step detailed outline of a
    procedure, especially when replies are written on-the-fly. We don't do
    diapers here (this isn't that type of newsgroup). It is implausible
    that a user who shows the initiative to post here wouldn't have the
    initiative to work through viable replies that they choose to persue.
    If you don't want to accept a reply or you take offense to it, just
    ignore it. In fact, if you felt insulted or attacked by this reply of
    mine after reading just a few lines, you could also just ignore this
    one, too.

    You take what you get in Usenet. Usenet is an anarchy. If you get
    easily offended, leaving is your best ego-salving solution. And don't
    make obviously vacuous threats. From your other post, "I have copied
    all posts and sent them to Microsoft to show them how one of thier MVP's
    treats people." Oh sure you did, uh huh. To make it even more
    laughable, you should have added, "and I'll get your little dog, too!"
    VanguardLH, Mar 24, 2009
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    nobody Guest

    No I don't have pop up blocker on...... but thanks for the suggestion
    nobody, Mar 24, 2009
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    nobody Guest

    nobody, Mar 24, 2009
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    nobody Guest

    Think again and I am not the only one as the google search will prove. I
    guess gray hair balding men tend to be like that though...
    nobody, Mar 24, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    Well, it's official. We have a troll. Pretends to want help and
    attacks if the response doesn't stroke his ego into ecstasy. Gawd I
    hope this one doesn't stay here long. Just imagine what his "help"
    posts would be like.
    VanguardLH, Mar 24, 2009
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