Open links from other programs in IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by David Walker, May 2, 2006.

  1. David Walker

    David Walker Guest

    I have "open links from other programs" set to "A new tab in the current

    When I click a link in an e-mail, I get a new Internet Explorer window
    opened with that link.

    Internet Explorer 7 beta 2.
    David Walker, May 2, 2006
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    JRosenfeld Guest

    Odd, it works OK for me, links open in a new tab in the one IE7 window that
    is open. IE7beta2 (5346.5).
    JRosenfeld, May 3, 2006
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  3. David Walker

    JRosenfeld Guest

    Further to my first reply: it works in Office Outlook, which is my default
    email client. Just tried clicking a link in Outlook Express newsgroup, and
    that did open a new window...
    JRosenfeld, May 3, 2006
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    Pat Guest

    I've noticed several posts regarding this happening.

    In Tools>Internet Options>General>Tabs>Settings

    "Always Open Popups In A New Window" is checked by default

    You might try checking the option "Always Open Popups In A New Tab"

    I just clicked an email link and it opened in a new window. (Yahoo mail)
    Pat, May 3, 2006
  5. I am seeing the same behavior after installing the Office 2007 Beta. This
    was working for me prior to that installation.
    Mark D. MacLachlan, May 24, 2006
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    Nocturnal Guest

    I too am having this issue. I'm guessing it's a bug within Office 2007
    since I have that installed as well.
    Nocturnal, May 24, 2006
  7. Is IE7 the default browser?
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, May 25, 2006
  8. In my case, yes IE is the default. I just tried removing IE and reinstalling
    after the Office 2007 install but still no luck.
    Mark D. MacLachlan, May 25, 2006
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    Jinseng Guest

    I just uninstalled the build of IE 7 Beta 2 that I had, and installed version
    7.0.5346.5. I’m having a similar issue.

    I have Office 2003 Installed. And IE is my default browser. I only have
    the problem when I have no other IE windows open. When I double-click a
    shortcut to a URL on my desktop or use the Task Bar Address Toolbar, I get
    one IE window that displays no page, and has the default Command bar, and I
    get one IE window that has my customized Command Bar and the page I was
    trying to open.

    This is Definetly a new BUG as I didn’t have this problem in the previous

    For my Tab settings, IE is set to “Let IE decide how pop-ups should openâ€
    and Open links form other programs in “A new windowâ€.

    Jinseng, Jun 1, 2006
  10. I am happy to report Beta 3 fixes this issue. Unfortunatley the focus is
    messed up now. The focus gets set tot he address bar instead of the page so
    when the new tab opens you need to click in the window to use the arrow keys
    to scroll down.
    Mark D. MacLachlan, Jul 1, 2006

  11. I saw complaints both ways. Use F6 twice (to skip over the
    Favorites Center button) or Shift-F6 to get to the web page directly.
    Of course if the web page is itself composed of frames you may
    have to do more tabbing to get to the one you want to scroll.

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 2, 2006
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